PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Blessy Abhilash on securing AIR 27 in NEET MDS 2017.

We wish her all the best for all her future prospects.

In this exclusive conversation with PrepLadder, Dr. Blessy Abhilash shares the strategy that worked for her in achieving this incredible feat.


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Hello, please tell us something about yourself.

Hello. My name is Dr. Blessy Abhilash. I graduated from Royal Dental College, Kerala.

I secured AIR 27 in NEET MDS 2017 while my All India 50% quota rank is 25.


What do you think is the correct approach to study for NEET MDS? Only MCQ's or Theory + MCQ's?

The correct approach in my opinion is to solve MCQs and refer to Theory and Explanations as & when required.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

The ideal time to start preparation is at the beginning of Internship period.

Theory Base built during the UG period will aid the preparation.


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

Here is the list of books which I adhered to for PG preparation:

  • Dental Pulse
  • Neeraj Wadhawan
  • Target MDS AIIMS
  • Standard Text Books


Have you attempted AIPGDEE previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success.

Yes, I had attempted AIPGDEE in 2016 in which I secured AIR 607.

This time I put in more efforts & time.

I also attempted Online Mock Exams such as Target Educare’s Online Test series, Cedees Online Test series and PrepLadder’s Mock Exams.


How big is the role of practice and revision while preparing for NEET MDS and how much time should be dedicated for it?

Revision plays a vital role in success. I dedicated the Final 3 months to Revision only.


Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?

Yes, PrepLadder’s Mock Exams conducted at the All-India level helped me to assess my Ranking at the All-India level.


Did you use a Time Table/Study Plan to keep your preparation on track?

Yes, I followed a Time Table. I completed 1st round of Dental Pulse within 3 months and studied previous AIPG & AIIMS papers (10 years) along with Dental Pulse Revisions.


Were you a topper or a mediocre student during graduation?

I managed to get First class with Distinction.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

I utilized mnemonics & mind maps to tame difficult topics.

I kept a book for noting down numerical values, codes, etc.


One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for NEET MDS.

Never ever get discouraged during the preparation period.

Always visualise yourself as the winner.


Some last tips for our readers preparing for NEET MDS.

  • Time spent for personal prayer won't be a waste.
  • Everything you study will not be in vain. It will help you now or later.
  • Do the best, leave the rest.
  • If you have a burning desire, success will be yours.

May God bless youǃ


We hope that Dr. Blessy’s valuable tips will prove beneficial for all those planning to appear in NEET MDS 2018.

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