Since the syllabus for PGMEE is very vast, nobody can possibly know everything about every topic. So the question stands on how you should study for the most important exam of your life.
Should you know everything about something or something about everything??
Our experts suggest that since there is no negative marking in NEET PG and DNB CET, even if you have a faint idea about the answer you can always go ahead and guess it.
But wouldn’t it be great if most of your guesses are correct!
After sharing the Art of making intelligent guesses in PGMEE with our regular followers, we are here to answer your query regarding covering such a vast syllabus.
PrepLadder experts and toppers advise that during revision, have your basics clear.
1. Have a strong hold on facts.
If you know the facts clearly, then attempting questions in exams conducted by NBE would not be difficult.
You should try and cover maximum topics from the surface even if you don't have an in depth knowledge about those topics.
The recently concluded DNB CET exam mostly had One Line, factual questions.
Candidates say that to answer these questions correctly you did not need conceptual knowledge. You either knew the answer or you didn't. There was no point wasting time thinking about the correct answer.
2. Focus on Pre and Para clinical subjects.
As much as 60% exam was from Pre and Para clinical subjects in every session in DNB CET.
The same pattern will be followed in NEET PG. So focus on these subjects during revision.
3. Revise. Revise. Revise
This pattern of exam can only be cracked by repeated revision. This is the only way you can remember volatile facts.
You should mostly read your notes and only refer to standard text books in case of some confusion.
4. Practice what you learn
Lay a lot of emphasis on practicing questions during revision. Take mock tests very seriously and simulate an exam like scenario every week. This will help in you analyzing and focussing on your weak areas and time management skills as well.
Also read: 9 hacks for better PGMEE preparation.
You can also maximize your chances of getting a correct answer out of a question you are not sure about by practicing.
Practice answering questions as much as you can before the exam, so much so that it becomes a habit. After ample practice, making intelligent guesses should come naturally and spontaneously to you in the exam.
For that you can practice on PrepLadder's acclaimed mock test series.
5. Repeated question
Go through previous year's papers. Chances of repetition are high for previous year's questions.
However, questions are usually repeated with a twisted options or the way question is put across. If you have enough practice you will be able to tackle these.
Leave the depth and understanding to when you do your PG, use these tips in your PGMEE exam to get into PG first.
ALL THE BEST :)