PrepLadder expresses its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Ankita Jain on achieving this unbelievable feat.
Dr. Ankita enrolled in PrepLadder’s Mock Test series for holistic MDS preparation.
In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, Dr. Ankita unveils her secrets and tips which helped her achieve this incredible feat.
Here are excerpts from the Interview……………..
Hello Dr. Ankita. Kindly introduce yourself
I am Dr. Ankita Jain. I did my BDS from Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia and Schooling from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidhyalaya , Delhi.
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What according to you is the correct approach to prepare for PGI exam – Only MCQs or a combination of Theory & MCQs?
Both Theory as well as MCQs are equally important. I think one requires a sound knowledge of Standard Textbooks and Practical knowledge in Clinical Subjects.
At what time according to you should the preparation ideally commence?
Ideally, Preparation should start from Internship. Those students who enjoy their Internship never feel let down.
The best strategy is to commence preparation as early as possible.
Dr. Ankita, kindly list the Books you followed for preparation?
I am hereby listing the books which I adhered to for a strong & holistic preparation:
- Standard Text books for Theory
- All Basic MCQ books such as Dental Pulse, DENTEST, Dental Explorer
- AIPGMEE Wadhawan
- AIIMS Dental Matrix
- Ritu Duggal
Dr. Ankita, which subjects did you focus on?
Specially focus on all Dental subjects.
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Have you attempted PGI Exam previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that led to your success?
Yes, I have attempted PGI exam earlier also. The thing that I did different this year was that I studied continuously throughout the year.
Kindly highlight the role of practice and revision while preparing for PGI and how much time should be dedicated for it?
Revision plays a very important role in any entrance exam.
If you are studying 2/3rd New Subjects or New Topics......it's mandatory that you dedicate the rest 1/3rd time for Revision.
Did PrepLadder play a role in your success? If yes, in what way?
Yes, Dental PrepLadder played a very important role.
I attempted Daily Mock which were Subject-wise, Grand Mock Tests of Dental PrepLadder. This helped me a lot for my preparation.
Did you follow a time table/study schedule to keep your preparation on track?
Yes I did.
I first read Theory or Synopsis or Basic notes of that subject and thereafter practiced MCQs. I always maintained continuity in studies and studied with relaxed mind.
I never did forced study like sleeping and still studying. This thing will lower your concentration.
And the last thing, I did not waste lot of time on Social Media sites and Internet.
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Were you a topper or a mediocre student during BDS?
I was an average student during BDS.
List the most difficult and easiest subjects according to you?
For me, the Difficult Subject was Community Dentistry (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and rest all Dental Subjects were Easy.
One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for PGI?
Lack of Revision is one mistake which must be avoided.
A piece of advice for future MDS Aspirants?
Be calm, stay focused, believe in yourself............
"If a thing has already been done by somebody, then YOU CAN ALSO DO IT......
If a thing has not been done by anybody, then YOU HAVE TO DO IT......."
NEVER GIVE UP..............
Thank you Dr. Ankita for your valuable tips and suggestions!
We are sure that Dr. Ankita’s tips will surely prove beneficial for all Future MDS aspirants.
More Topper Interviews will follow soon. Stay Tuned!!