PrepLadder expresses its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Silky Mehta on achieving this incredible feat.

Dr. Silky enrolled in PrepLadder’s Mock Test series for holistic MDS preparation

In this exclusive conversation with PrepLadder, Dr. Silky unveils her secrets and tips which helped her achieve this phenomenal feat.

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Hello Dr. Silky. Kindly introduce yourself.

Hi I am Dr. Silky Mehta. I am from Karnal (Haryana).

I am alumni of DSPS and a Helixian also.

I did my BDS from DAV Dental College, Yamuna Nagar, a place which brought about total transition in me and where my teachers made me realize my caliber to do more. Because of which I obtained –

  • 34th rank in PGI NOV 2016
  • 116th rank in PGI JULY 2016
  • 84th rank in AIIMS JULY 2016 with 94.94 percentile

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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?

Theory + MCQs serves as the correct approach since trend of getting repeats is gone.

Solving MCQs make you familiar with the forms of questions that can be asked from same topic. However, comprehensive theoretical knowledge is must.

At what time according to you should the preparation ideally commence?

For a mediocre student like me, 1 year dedicated study is required to get desired results.

Kindly list the Books you followed for your preparation?

I am hereby listing the Books which I adhered to for a strong and holistic preparation.


  • Dental Pulse

Main course

  • Subject-wise Standard Books
  • Subject-wise Notes
  • Ritu Duggal
  • Jitendra Sharan
  • Prabharkar
  • Dhawan

Sweet dish

  • Previous year papers

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Which subjects did you focus on?

All subjects

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 once in July 2016 in which I secured 116th Rank.

The things which I did different this year that led to my success were:

Regularity, Focus, Dedication and a clear mind set.

Kindly highlight the role of practice and revision while preparing for PGI and how much time should be dedicated for it?

Revision is a must.

I covered new things in 5 days of every week and dedicated 6th and 7th day of the week for Revision.

Did PrepLadder play a role in your success? If yes, in what way?

PrepLadder played a vital role in my success. PrepLadder’s Test series is comprehensive and covers all aspects to meet the needs of a holistic preparation.

Mock Test Series helped me maintain a routine and consistency in my preparation. I express gratitude towards Dental PrepLadder for being the ultimate guide to my preparation.

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Did you follow a time table/study schedule to keep your preparation on track?

No, I didn’t follow any time table but being systematic is what helped me the most.

While preparing, I dedicated 4-5 days to each subject and while revising, I dedicated 1-2 days to each subject.

Were you a topper or a mediocre student during BDS?

I was a Mediocre in BDS.

List the Most Difficult and Easiest subjects according to you?

I find Pharmacology difficult. Orthodontics and Endodontics are my favorites.

One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for PGI?

Never depend on anyone. Frame your own goals and achieve.

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A piece of advice for future MDS Aspirants?

During your preparation, there will be lot of mental pressure. You will come across hurdles, you may fail also but never doubt your caliber and never forget that nothing is impossible.

Thank you Dr. Silky for your valuable tips and suggestions!

We are sure that Dr. Silky’s tips will surely prove beneficial for all Future MDS aspirants.

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