AI and AIIMS are probably the most cruel exams, but they are not invincible..
Crack it to definitely RANK 1 !!!! The whole idea of the examination is to make a person extremely strong mentally.. after all we are doctors and we are bound to face life-crunching situations in our careers.. AI n AIIMS is a simulation for the same.. Those 3 hours are probably the most crucial 3 hours of your life.. All your efforts should be towards making those 3 hours the best possible.. So Guys, get ready for the biggest battle of your life.. nearly 1 lac doctors competing… 300 question.. 1200 options.. 3 ½ hours.. and THE PRIZE at stake !!
First and foremost “decide your dream seat” think what you want?? AIIMS medicine, PGI, paeds, ortho or anything else.. decide what would really get you excited.. the thing that will keep you going at even at the most difficult moments.. Decide that for yourself.. and shoot..
Target AIIMS :
AIIMS is usually the best simulator for the real deal... If you are an intern your target should be atleast to get a rank in the first list.. If you are repeating, the target should be atleast “double-digit” rank !!
Bhatia Grand Tests :
Though the questions are not representative of the FINALS, but they definitely help you to assess your stand as compared to the rest of India.. Not everybody in India gives this exam.. but a significant number does.. so that becomes a good testing ground to compare with the rest.. So, give GT’s very seriously.. dedicate the 1st Sunday of every month to its complete discussion and evaluation.. Don’t give more than one day to it.. It will surely help..
Initially, the scores will be low, but the whole point of giving GTs is to maintain consistency..
“Consistent studies every month will definitely improve your GT rank.. and that plays an important role at the FINALS.”
If you have done a good preparation in UG, ofcourse it will be advantage. But, If you havent there is no point brooding over it. “try to fill the imperfections in plan with more studies….the more you study the better a plan gets….you have seen dumbos sticking to a plan and cracking the exam like Hell…”
This is a model strategic plan for preps. This is our view what we think is BEST. U may have different thoughts and ideas. So you must modify it accordingly..
Overall, what you need to study before AIIMS is this :
Volumes(QnA mainly) + Subjectwise + Bipin V. Daga (last 5 yrs) + Notes (self-made)
Volumes : At least till 2007..
You have to develop a strategy to do volumes effectively..
Every guy must do at least 100 Question and answer only.. not the whole explanation.. that would take a lot of time.. So, one must stick to QnA from the volumes.. the explanations will be covered in Subjectwise..
Current Interns : 100 QnA in 2 hr everyday.. (not more than that)
Repeaters : 100 QnA in 1 hr..
Rest of the time should be dedicated to subjectwise ONLY!!!!
No. of days (maxm)
Anat, Physio, BioC, FM
1 month max.
?? (sakshi arora may b)
AA/MK + Bhatia Harr18 textbook
Sakshi Arora (both)
6 days each
Considering the above timeline.. it would take at least 6 ½ months to complete subjectwise books..
Bipin Daga MHCET book :
This is specially for student appearing in Maharastra.. don’t give more than 15 days to it before November AIIMS.. It should be read after you have done the first reading of the whole subjectwise.. Even though the book is mainly for MHCET preps.. the charts and other content is high yield for other exams tooo… (charts of 2008 and 09, and complete books of 2010 and 11)
Self-made Notes :
This is one of the most important keys to cracking the exam.. As it will help you revise in the last week in the most efficient way.. It is better to make notes when you are reading the subjects for the second time (and maybe the last time!!) So, make a note of those points that are very important and likely to be forgotten.. Notes should preferably be made in small pocket diaries.. so that it Is with you everywhere (in wards, rounds, Ots, Canteen and travelling)..
Really high yield !!! Try to discuss concepts and facts whenever possible.. Use your self-made notes to discuss (while having lunch,, going for a walk, chai!! Etc.) This is of emmense help and will atleast improve your score by 10%.. use is judiciously and effectively.. with minimal timepass and arguments..
Some other thoughts to share :
1) “Without doubts and dips ur preps are incomplete. But use them as a tool of assesment and not as a weight around ur neck that slows u down.. No preparation is complete without a little bit of anxiety.. it shows that you are on the right track.. depression and happiness do not carry it for more than a day r two…consistency is the key”..
2) While reading subjectwise, there will be topics which you will not be comfortable with.. Do judicious back reference from standard books.. also use google , wikipedia, pubmed, NCBI website effectively… but don’t spend a lot of time on it at the expense of the subjectwise preparations.. Also, This will help in your NEET if that is happening..
3) Modify the schedule according to your personal strenghts and weaknesses.. Having a good understanding of yourself is very important..
4) Coaching classes are not necessary to score a rank.. It may help you to be abreast of the latest changes in the All india scenario.. If feasible and possible, then join maybe.. but it can never assure you a rank.. The crux is SELF STUDY and discussions..
5) Last and the most important point.. BELIEVE IN GOD!! HE has the ultimate control over eveything.. including your destiny..
GOOD LUCK and ALL THE BEST guys!! Go out there and live your DREAM!!
You will be wondering what books to use for preps. Here is the whole list. This might be a little too much
a. Dutta (I would recommend this as the basic text book)
b. Chaurasia (Easy for remembering the relations using simple diagrams)
c. Keith L. Moore (Is extremely helpful in learning hard topics like the sole, and Head & Neck.
d. Neuroanatomy (IB Singh > Dutta. Again, very useful if you can read topics like Hypothalamus, Cerebellum, blood supply to brain from both)
e. Embryology (IB Singh > Dutta. I found both useful and Dutta has great General Embryology discussion.)
f. SARP ? (useful for Osteology, Arthrology)
g. Osteology and Histology ? only for Reference
a. Ganong (Read through Ganong and do the question on the back)
b. Guyton (Great reference book to have. CVS is excellent and CNS/Muscle & Nerve topics might provide some tough references)
a. Harper (Read through the regular sections and try to go through the last 200 pages. Those topics have been regularly asked in the last 2 years of AIPGE and AIIMS)
b. Vasudevan and Sreekumari (Very useful if you find Biochemistry difficult)
c. Chaudhary (For those hard question references)
a. Tripathi (Read through. Just about everything is important. Try to add your own points from other texts such as Harrison etc. into this)
b. Tumor SARP (Chemotherapeutic agents)
c. Harrison Charts (Adverse Reactions pages 431 onwards in 15th Edition)
d. Pharmacology SARP is useful.
a. Robbins (almost read through. Must read topics are General Pathology, CVS, CNS, Kidney, Muscle and Nerve)
b. Harrison (for the final word in pathology)
a. Ananthanarayanan (read through and give special importance to Virology, Mycology)
b. SARP is extremely useful here.
c. Harrison (final reference, great charts on offer in the last 100 pages in Infectious Disease topic)
7. Forensic Medicine
a. Naryana Reddy (mainly for reference)
b. SARP (very useful, especially in Toxicology and Identification)
8. Preventive and Social Medicine
a. Park (Almost read through)
b. RxPG SPM Buster (is useful, but has a lot of mistakes)
a. Neeraj Ahuja (read selectively with stress on Psychopharmacology and substance abuse)
b. SARP series SARP (Essential)
c. Sure Success SARP (It?s even better than the original!)
a. Lee (A truly wonderful book. If you have the time read it selectively. It will improve your knowledge in many subjects.)
b. SARP Original
c. Sure Success SARP
a. Sutton (only for reference)
b. SARP (essential)
c. Sure Success SARP (must-read)
a. Pavithran (very good book)
b. Harrison (Skin topics are very good)
d. Sure Success SARP
a. Dhingra (read selectively with importance to Larynx)
b. Sure Success ENT & Ophthalmology book is very useful
a. Khurana (must read)
b. Parson (for reference)
c. Sure Success ENT & Ophthalmology
a. Maheshwari (for reading)
b. Natarajan (for a bit of reference)
a. Bailey and Love (very useful to read but has a lot of contradictions within itself and with other text books
b. Surgery SARP (very useful)
c. Manipal Manual of Surgery
d. Das (both Clinical and Short Cases)
a. Harrison (ultimate Bible)
b. CMDT (very useful and concise. Essential for the latest protocols in most subjects)
a. OP Ghai (for selective reading. Don?t ever miss out on Metabolic diseases)
b. Nelson (for reference)
c. Pediatrics SARP (very informative)
a. Dutta (another great book. Selective reading)
b. O&G Buster (is okay)
a. Shaw?s (Great book, selective reading with emphasis on Tumors)
b. O&G Buster (is okay)
Other books which are extremely useful
? Tyagi Vidyarthi (AIPGE)
? Ashish Gupta (AIIMS)
? Sure Success for Medical PG Entrance 2nd edition
? Tumor SARP
? Stedmann?s Medical Dictionary (*most of the toughest references come from this)
? Pre PG Medicine Handbook by Raj & Sulfi
? RxPG Biostatistics
? A good statistics book
try to follow these methods....
1. read the TOTAL Q' carefully by
each word till the end, don't jump to
an ans., thinking that u 've seen this
q' long back and so., the examiner
will def. give a twist in the q' most of
the times to mislead u, why on the
earth they give u the bread to eat so
easily? i'm not saying every q' 'll be
like this but respect every q., it
respects u back.
2. after reading q'., don't look @ ans.
straightaway, think of a ans., in ur
mind, then luk for it in MC., if u find
it., ok., otherwise pick a nearest
3. 200 q's in 180 min., so, 0.9 min/q.,
right... not all q's need that time.,
pick one liners first and finish., thus
saving time for multi-liners.
4. no need 2 go from q.no1 in paper.,
do it random., u'll get confidence by
putting correct ans. u know., ur omr
sheet looks colourful atlest to some
5. divide time like this., first 30 min-
one liners u know., second 30 min-a
little bit tough one's., third 1 hr-
multi liners., fourth 30 min-for q's u
don't know have any idea.,, fifth 25
min-for q's u 've dual ans., pick a
nearest ans., mark and forget..,last 5
min-check if u 've missed any...
these are the simple, but very
effective tips that helps u out in
marking ur ans., these are not thumb
rules, but u can think abt them if u
reg. subject picks in crash course
and long term., i'll post u later..ok.,
wat ever u guys say ,there is only
one thing that could get u thro aipg,
1.study retrograde from mcq books
with ref from standard texr
2.revise adequately acc to ur
3.join bhatia test series
4.prefer joining coaching classes like
kottayam,becoz ,u will get a whole
week to study by ur own nd class r
der only in weekends
5؛ lastly nd most imp perseverence nd
6 ؛ forgot dis one, stay away from
interactions,timepass,nd even from
family functions for this 1 year ، in
short A ONE YEAR VANAVAS
I am starting a new thread for solving
Mcqs related to DNB/ Natboard style
for every subject...
Books referred would be standard
1) Anat- Chaurasia+ Across+ triple A
2) Physio- Ganong+ Across+ triple A
3) biochem- rana shinde( reference
harpers)+ across+ triple A
4) pharm- tripathi, govind garg, triple
5) patho- robiins, arvind arora+ triple
6) micro- baveja, arvind arora+
7) fmt- reddy, triplea, across, sarp
8) psm- park, jain, triplea
9) medicine- mudit khanna, ref-
10) ent- dhingra, arvind arora
11) opthal- khurana, arvind arora
12) ortho- maheshwari, arvind arora
14) short subjects- skin, anes, radio,
pyschiatry- arvind arora
15) peads- ghai, triplea
Please suggest a good book-
textbook and prep book( not
amitahish) for surgery please..
I will start with psm, opthal and ent
along with anatomy.., people who are
refering interested these books
please join in, I will be getting my
complete timetable made in 2 or 3
days, will post soon. This thread is
to achieve clarity in confusing mcqs
and getting oriented with dnb style
Ofcourse, kalam will be constant
companion for these dnb