PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Avisek Mukherjee on securing Rank 255 in NEET MDS 2018. We wish him all the best in his career and future ahead.
In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, he shares the plan that worked best for him to help you achieve your dream PG seat.
Hello, please tell us something about yourself.
I am Dr. Avisek Mukherjee. I have done BDS from MCODS, MANIPAL. I scored 568 marks in NEET MDS 2018 with overall All India Rank 255.
What do you think is the correct approach to study for NEET MDS? Only MCQ's or Theory+MCQ's?
According to me, the correct approach to study is theory along with MCQ’s.
When should the preparation ideally be started?
Ideally, I think it should be started at the beginning of the internship.
Please list the books you studied for each subject.
Mainly Standard theory books:
CURRENT DENTAL EXAMINATIONS
AIIMS 25 BOOK
TARGET MDS NEET QUESTION BANK
Have you attempted NEET previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success?
No, this was my first attempt.
How big is the role of practice and revision while preparing for NEET MDS and how much time should be dedicated to it?
Revision is the key to success, as the syllabus is vast and obviously very difficult to remember, one should practice and revise as much as one could do it.
Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?
Yes, Prepladder played a very big role in my success, keeping me updated and motivated all the time. I didn't take any coaching classes and I was an active member of all test series of only Dental Prepladder especially MDS MARATHON, ALL INDIA MOCK TESTS, High yield Boosts for NEET MDS were of great help,10-15 QUESTIONS were repeated from the PrepLadder test series.
Did you use a timetable/study plan to keep your preparation on track?
Yes, I followed a timetable.
First 6 months of my internship initial reading, Next 6 months revising the topics with 7-8 hrs a day,
My internship ended in the last week of August last year, after that I studied (mainly revision) for 14-15 hours a day until the day of the exam.
Were you a topper or a mediocre student during graduation?
I was an average student during my UG period, but I got Distinction and 3rd position in my batch in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the final year.
List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.
Most Difficult for me was Pharmacology and Microbiology, easiest for me or rather I liked Public Health Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery the most among all the subjects.
What was your exam taking strategy? How many questions did you attempt in NEET MDS?
I went with step by step approach, answering from easiest first to most difficult questions at last. I attempted 197 questions in the exam.
One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for NEET MDS.
Revision is very important, studying without revision is the biggest mistake one should avoid.
Some last tips for our readers who are preparing for NEET MDS.
Hard work, revision, having faith in yourself is the key to success
We thank Dr. Avisek Mukherjee for sharing his success story.
Best Wishes for PG entrance
With Love, Team PrepLadder