PrepLadder expresses its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Mrinalini Rathore on achieving this incredible feat.
Dr. Mrinalini joined PrepLadder’s Mock Test series for holistic MDS preparation.
In this exclusive conversation with PrepLadder, Dr. Mrinalini unveils her secrets and tips which helped her achieve this unbelievable feat.
Hello Dr. Mrinalini. Kindly Introduce yourself.
Hello. I am Dr Mrinalini Rathore. I graduated as a Dental Surgeon from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana.
What according to you is the correct approach to prepare for PGI exam – Only MCQs or a combination of Theory & MCQs?
As per my opinion, a combination of Theory & MCQs is the correct approach.
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At what time according to you should the preparation ideally commence?
As per my opinion, the preparation should commence as early as possible. All your years in college will help you in the end. However, Internship serves as an ideal time to commence your entrance oriented preparation.
Dr. Mrinalini, kindly list the Books you followed for your preparation?
I am hereby listing the books which I followed for a strong exam-oriented preparation.
- Dental Pulse
- Previous years papers for AIPGDEE, AIIMS MDS, AIPGMEE (Mudit Khanna)
- NBDE Dental Decks
- Some topics of Orthodontics from Jitendra Sharan
Dr. Mrinalini, which subjects did you concentrate on?
All of them really.
Have you attempted PGI Exam previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that led to your success?
Yes, I attempted the exam once in May-June this year.
I was just better prepared for this one.
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Dr. Mrinalini, kindly highlight the role of practice and revision while preparing for PGI?
Not just for PGI, for any of these exams revision plays a vital role since even if you may not think so at the time, you are bound to forget the minute details that the questions are made up of.
Did PrepLadder play a role in your success? If yes, how?
Prep Ladder or any test series for that matter helps since it furnishes a schedule.
You have scheduled tests that help you formulate a portion of the syllabus to concentrate on for a particular time period.
Also, it helps you get acquainted with the online testing platform.
Did you follow a time table/study schedule to keep your preparation on track?
I adhered to the schedule of my test series. That helped me build a schedule subject-wise.
However, I kept aside 2 hours every day for previous year papers.
Were you a topper or a mediocre student during BDS?
I did fairly well during BDS.
List the most difficult and easiest subjects according to you?
Pharmacology undoubtedly was the most difficult. All of the others needed work as well.
One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for PGI?
As per my opinion, one blunder which everyone must avoid while preparation is ‘Not revising what you read’.
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A piece of advice for future MDS Aspirants?
Just do not quit working hard. Read and revise and then repeat!
Thank you Dr. Mrinalini for your valuable tips and suggestions!
We are sure that Dr. Mrinalini tips will surely prove beneficial for all Future MDS aspirants.
More Topper Interviews will follow soon. Stay Tuned!!