PrepLadder congratulates Dr. HETAL AMIPARA on securing Rank 4 in AIIMS MDS exam. We wish her all the best for her career and future ahead.

In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, she shares the plan that worked for her to get an amazing Rank in AIIMS MDS.


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Hello, please tell us something about yourself.

My name is HETAL AMIPARA. I completed my graduation form govt Dental college, Ahemdabad and I got 4 th rank in AIIMS June 2017 session.


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

According to me the correct approach which is needed to study for AIIMS includes studying Theory and mcq's both.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

The preparation must be started atleast before 6 months before the exam.


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

I referred following books during my preparation:

  • Carranza for periodontics
  • Karjodkar for oral radiology
  • Shafers for oral pathology
  • Rangarajan for prosthodontics
  • Bhalaji for orthodontics
  • Grossman and sturdevant for endodontics and conservative dentistry
  • Neelima Malik for oral surgery


Which subjects did you focus on?

I focused more on clinical subjects.


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

Yes, i did attempt NEET earlier.


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

Revision plays a major role in your preparation, last one month must be given to revision.


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

Yes, PrepLadder daily quiz and regular updates helped me alot while preparing.


Did you use a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?

Yes, following a study plan is very essential.


Were you a topper or a mediocre student during graduation?

Yes, I was a topper during my graduation.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

Most difficult subjects for me were CPD and pharmacology.


Some last tips for our readers preparing for MDS Entrance Exam.

You focus on Theroy and MCQ's both. This will prove much more beneficial rather than doing mcq only.


More topper tips coming soon, keep following this space.

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