PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Navin on achieving this unbelievable feat. He went from not qualifying AIPG 2016 to securing rank 24 in NEET PG. All in one year.
In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, he shares the plan that worked for him to help you get an amazing Rank in NEET PG.
Hello, please tell us something about yourself.
Hi I'm Dr. Navin Chaudhary. I passed my MBBS from GAIMS, Bhuj and secured AIR 24 in NEET PG 2017 & 150 in AIIMS PG.
What do you think is the correct approach to study for NEET PG? Only MCQ's or Theory+MCQ's?
Well, MCQs and theory both are equally important but first give diligent emphasis on the text and than parallel solving MCQs of that theory. Especially more focus on recent MCQs for better understanding of pattern and frequently asked topics.
When should the preparation ideally be started?
Ideally prep should be start during final year so more chances to get rank during internship
Please list the books you studied for each subject.
Physiology Dr Soumen Manna
Biochemistry Rebecca James
Pathology Devesh Mishra
Microbiology Apurba Shashtry
Forensic Medicine Akhilesh Jhamad class notes
PSM Vivek Jain
Medicine Deepak Marwah
Surgery Raja Mahendran
Radiology Rajat Jain
Psychiatry Praveen Tripathi
Orthopedics Apurva Mehra
OBG Shakshi Arora
Have you attempted PGMEE previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success?
Yes, previous year I didn't qualified (AIR 33,000) for selection. This time I gave equal importance on each subject. I gave more and more emphasis on revision rather than unnecessary extensive reading. I focused more on concepts rather than pure cramming. I avoided all distractions & I contributed all that time for my prep.
How big is the role of practice and revision while preparing for NEET PG and how much time should be dedicated for it?
Revise at least twice just before exam and continuous revision during preparation time. You should have to give 12-14 hours everyday for 8-10 months with diligent prep to achieve best results.
Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?
Yes, I took 3 PrepLadder mock tests before NEET and I felt as if it was the real NEET PG exam. It had huge all India level competition and I got below 200 rank in each test which gave me a lot of confidence.
Did you use a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?
Yes, when I firmly decide to prepare particular subject I completed it within that time limit.
Were you a topper or a mediocre student during MBBS?
Mediocre. I never topped in my class and it doesn't matter.
Right direction and dedicated smart preparation made me successful.
List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.
I never find any subject easy or difficult. I treated all subjects equally.
One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for NEET PG.
Wasting time on controversial MCQs. Trust me, 1 controversial MCQ will not decide your rank, but hundreds of other straight MCQs will. Never let yourself down. You have to believe in yourself that you can do whatever you want to.
Some last tips for our readers preparing for NEET PG?
Read topic and google images related to it. Our mind accepts image based information more easily rather than facts.
Make group of 3-4 PG Aspirants for discussing difficult and conceptual topics regularly.
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