At PrepLadder we measure our success by the number of successful students.
We are really thrilled about the success of our alumni Dr. Anjitha Subash for getting the following ranks:
AIPGMEE 2016: Rank 187
Kerala state 2016: Rank 18
DNB CET: Rank 202
We congratulate her for achieving her dream branch Radio diagnosis.
In conversation with PrepLadder she talks about how she managed to achieve this and how you can do this too.
Hello, please tell us something about yourself
My name is Anjitha S. I did my mbbs from medical college Trivandrum.
I secured rank 187 in AIPGMEE, Rank 18 in Kerala state entrance and Rank 202 in DNB CET.
I am currently doing MD Radio diagnosis.
What do you think is the correct approach to study for PGMEE? Only MCQ's or Theory+MCQ's?
I always followed the strategy of theory followed by mcqs.The input we get from mcqs alone might be limited. But covering the theory of a certain topic it's possible to solve a large number of mcqs and there won't be a need to worry of new pattern of questions.Mcqs after theory will help us to brush through all the repeat questions in recent exams and its an excellent method of revision.
When should the preparation ideally be started?
It should ideally be started during third year of mbbs. Unfortunately I was a little late in starting my preparation.
Please list the books you studied for each subject.
Anatomy Across plus Dr. Arivu Selvam sirs class notes
Physiology Across plus class notes
Biochemistry Dr. Rebecca maams textbook
Pathology Sparsh gupta
Pharmacology Dr. Sunil sirs class notes
Microbiology Class notes
Short subjects Arvind Arora
Final year subjects Class notes plus Ashish Gupta
Have you attempted PGMEE previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success
Yes. I qualified but didn't have a good rank. Then I joined classes at Kottayam CME to have a focus on my direction of approach. All the classes helped me very much. And I started taking tests from whatever source I could find. During my final revision I took PrepLadder tests which gave an idea on my weak points.
How big is the role of practice and revision while preparing for PGMEE and how much time should be dedicated for it?
Revision is the key to all entrance exams. All the efforts in the early months should be focused on making revision during final months easy. I started revision from September and dedicated last 3 months only for revision and tests. Initially did revision of whole topics of all the subjects and a second revision where I read through tough and most frequently asked topics during the final month.
Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?
Yes. All the aspirants study theory and it's very important to know whether this coverage of theory is heading in right direction. During final 3 months I did all of the PrepLadder tests to know where I stand. And also it's very important to avoid silly mistakes in the main exam. You can learn that only through constant practice.
Did you use a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?
Yes I did. During the days with regular classes I used to cover the topics taught that week plus MCQs and if time permitted revise on some topics of the same subject. Last 3 months I divided into 2. First 2 months for whole topics revision and previous year MCQs. During the final month in the morning I used to read through difficult topics and in d afternoon solved previous year MCQs and did tests.
Were you a topper or a mediocre student during MBBS?
I had distinction in all the university exams.
List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.
Most difficult Anatomy and Physiology
Most easy Skin and pathology
One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for PGMEE.
It's mandatory to take tests. This is the only way u can avoid silly mistakes. Silly mistakes in main exam can cost u a seat.
Some last tips for our readers preparing for PGMEE?
Positive mental attitude, good health and revision r the keys to your success. Do not compromise on any of it. All the best to everyone. May all ur hard work reward u with success stories.
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