We understand that you are in two minds regarding the MDS entrance exam and many of you have even approached us with various queries which will be discussed in this blog.
Preparing for MDS Entrance exams is not an impossible task as your dedication and determination is all what matters in order to achieve your dream.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination”
Through this blog, we will try our best to solve your queries with a view to help you prepare well for MDS entrance exams.
Most Frequently Asked Questions regarding MDS Entrance:
Q: HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MDS ENTRANCE?
A: First of all, start your preparation well in time as “Well Begun is Half Done”. Dedicate sufficient time each day to your preparation. Gather good quality study material and refer to standard textbooks and good books for MCQs.
Formulating a suitable strategy along with smart study is a key to success. Practice previous year’s papers and MCQs. It is paramount to stay committed and consistent in your preparation.
Q: HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED TO PREPARE?
A: Ideally, your preparation must begin in first two months of internship. Dedicating 6-7 hours per day is sufficient during internship.
For procrastinators, it’s never too late; however, you need to devote at least 10-12 hours per day dedicatedly, if you begin today, to score well for current year exams.
Specify a time table for your preparation and mark a time limit for each subject. A well-crafted schedule and commitment towards it will give you an idea about your preparation level and planning out further plan of action.
Q: WHAT SHOULD BE THE CORRECT STUDY APPROACH? WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT: THEORY OR MCQs?
A: According to many PrepLadder’s alumni, you should focus mainly on theory to master MDS Entrance exams. Once you clear your concepts, move on to practicing MCQs as these are equally vital to compete in this exam. Moreover, you need not follow what various people suggest or do, but learn from the one who has got a true success and this is more important to keep yourself motivated.
Q: WHICH BOOKS MUST BE REFERRED?
A: Refer to standard books only for your preparation. For MCQs, refer most importantly to Dental pulse (basic sciences and clinical sciences) and Neeraj wadhawan (AIPG 10 years).
Moreover, get latest editions so that you do not miss any new information and you do not mug up wrong answers.
Also Read: Best Books for NEET MDS 2017 Preparation
Q: WHICH EXAMS SHOULD I GO FOR?
A: NEET-MDS is a sole window entrance examination for admission to Dental PG courses and therefore, no other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, will be valid w.e.f admission session 2017. However, AIIMS and PGIMER (Chandigarh) will continue to conduct the entrance exams independently.
Aim for NEET-MDS being the only option and therefore, it is not a piece of cake due to intense competition and you need to put all your 100%.
Q: CAN I PREPARE WHILE WORKING IN CLINIC FOR ENTRANCE EXAM?
A: Life is all about choices we make. Always give your best shot. Therefore, it is recommended to give your best rather than regretting later on for not able to do so. Focus is necessary to crack this exam. Avoid being jack of all trades and master of none. Therefore, this decision is up to you that how much desire you have to crack MDS entrance exam.
Q: HOW TO ATTEMPT THE QUESTIONS?
A: Attempt those questions you are sure about and then move towards guesswork. Despite no negative marking, use intelligent guesswork to choose best possible answer to the given information as there is prometric system according to which marking is based upon difficulty level. Carefully read the question and look for important keywords. Try to eliminate the most irrelevant option and options that implies same thing. Moreover, if two options are totally opposite, the either of them will be correct. You may also follow the Von Restorff effect, according to which, chances of changing your first answer from ‘wrong to right’ are more in contrast to vice versa during guesswork.
Q: SHOULD I JOIN AN ONLINE TEST SERIES?
A: Well, answer to whether you should join test series is a big YES. These are necessary especially for those who do not have coaching centers near their places and who are unaware of online exam pattern.
Moreover, online test series will help you to overcome exam fear with routine practice and will assist you in evaluating the amount of preparation needed for this exam. Also, subject wise mock tests can validate you preparation time to time and help you gain an edge over tricky questions. It familiarizes you with the environment similar to the actual testing platform.
Q: HOW MUCH WORTH IS MDS IN COMPARISON TO PRACTICING IN CLINICS?
A: In this case, you must first know whether you are confident and committed about clearing the exam. Priorities vary for each individual. For some it is a dream while some consider it luck of the draw. If MDS is your ambition, you must prevent negative thoughts to crop up and just put your efforts to clear exams. It is your positivity that will make impossible possible. MDS will surely lead to perfection but if you feel MDS is not an option for you, then go for other option in which you may shine better. It is your future and therefore, you are the decider about how your future looks like.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING IMPORTANT TO DO BEFORE EXAMS?
A: Revision and practice is most important that needs to be done before exams. Make sure to revise at least twice before exam and practice all previous year’s papers. For this you need to plan an effective revision schedule.
These days are most stressful and burdensome. DO NOT exhaust yourself much which will affect your efficiency. Have adequate sleep and refresh yourself by spending some time for your hobby without affecting your study schedule.
Q: HOW TO IMPROVE MY SCORE?
A: PrepLadder team has incorporated “artificial intelligence” in our testing software with the help of machine learning. This unique software will tell you your weak areas and analyze your entire test taking process.
It will acquaint you with:
- Questions you were confused in during the exam.
- Questions you answered wrong due to a silly mistake.
- Questions you answered wrong due to inattentiveness.
Depending upon this information, we further suggest you the topics and sub topics you need to focus on along with method to prepare them.
As well as doubt clearing by last year exam toppers.
Last Tips for our Readers:
Virtually, nothing on earth can stop a person with positive attitude who has his goal clear in mind. Despite studying, you must need to manage conditions that block your way to prepare well for the exam. We don’t know where our destiny is but till then do your best with that deep confidence of achieving your dream. Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.
Stay Focused and Study Hard!!
We hope that this blog have answered your queries and will assist you in achieving your dream i.e. MDS.
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