Monday, 16 January 2017


When success tells you something, it hides many things ! Listen to failures, there's a lot to learn from them 😁

#1 Exhaustive Reading

Most of people complains of  getting rank in thousands or being not qualified despite thoroughly reading ! 
Normally we get 8-10  calendar months to read for first attempt in PG entrance !
And we have 20 subjects to read 😉 and revise them too 😆
According to your memory, 2-3 revisions at least required, more if you think so First reading must be completed by 6 months at any cost !!

Most IMP topics list available on net..
Also Kalam DNB Appendix is itself – list of IMP topics ! Use it Read those topics from subject book and then open PAPERS of that subject, Solve , Qs which are not covered in your reading, read explanation for them. give test of that subject, same here for unknown topic and question! Know your mistakes for easy ones and you can make a note or highlight in book where you often make mistakes !

Reading merely is not enough, it should be excluding reading. Rule out those descriptions which you will remember in first time only ! This is crucial to make revision faster and yielding!
Don't ever think that I will remember it next time !! There's no next time, all is at present 😃
During solving Qs if you come through important points, note down it in book or preferably in your own notes !

Some points are exclusive of Dx – Fleeting lung opacites – ABPA, pearly umbilical shaped papules – Molluscum Contagiosum
Make habit of deriving such facts and of course of remembering 😄
There are also books available like ROAMS for one liners and high yield points and concise information, use them wisely for your boost!!

One  important point, may read one topic from many site or books but add it to one place 😃 So you don't have to waste time for overlapping content ! You can do this thing in Systemic Patho, Medicine, Paediatrics for same topics!

Mnemonics – Make them wisely 😅
If you forget L for liver or lung , so no meaning !
So make detailed and clear cut mnemonics !
And only for topics you don't remember 😜 You can make them funny and weird or vulgar if you remember only  them with ease 😉😉

For example, SUSU supraventricular nucleus ADH !
Para (pregnant) Paraventricular nucleus – Oxytocin !
Ulcerative colitis second word is C – continuous lesion
Chron.'s disease D – discontinuous
Goodel sign – G looks like 6 at six weeks!

#2 Revision Taking Too Much Time

Ideally you get only time to revise 100 pages for big subject and 30-40 for small ones!
In first reading, convert your book size into at least 200 pages in next reading to 100 ! This is approx. Depends on subjects and you !

Suppose reading Peptic ulcer,
We know most of risk factors and antibiotics names, so no need to revise but Graham patch, H pylori tests, toxins, stains may require revision as newbies!
Use your UG knowledge very well here , you skip you already know !
Also skip you think will not remember even after revision and will not be asked as such like survival rate of cancers, staging of less common cancers, Muscle of hand and sole  origin insertions 😜😜

Keep reading same page for hours don't help but revising it after week may ! So go through daily reading in one hour in the end ! Spare Sunday for weekly revision ! Ultimate goal is too keep content fresh 😃😃 So that when you revise, it should not be like first reading 😀
#3 Test Series

I don't find enough time for giving tests !
To revise or to give tests ?!
Can't solve after giving test , it takes away my half day 😐

Test of subject should be given readily after that subject is over! And solve it quickly only read new things! Long explanations should be avoided 😃😃 No one can make it without test practice! Time management only comes with that! Silly mistakes fade away with practice only 😜

Reading only without giving tests is like learning driving just by watching videos not actually going to traffic 😜

 Once you are done with all subjects, start GRAND TESTS preferably in September, give at least 20 full length  GTs 😯 70-80% score is good enough depends on difficulty of paper! And those who top in NEET upto 500 also score around 220-240 approximately!

#4 Wearing Off Phenomena

Most of people start like ODI , initially with power play and then they get stuck into middle overs ! It's always necessary to maintain tempo throughout. For that surrounded by people who motivates you to effort more not just pump with you EXTRA AIR !
Healthy group discussions for limited period helps to understand difficult topics and mutual motivation by creating PEER PRESSURE ! And may notify if you have skipped anything 😃

#5 Controversial Questions

Most of toppers advise to stay as far as from controversy!
If anytime in doubt, take a look in standard text books if still doubt go with teacher you believe! Or follow more prevalent belief as last resort !

These Q are time wasting, don't come frequently in exams and even if they come, it rests on NBE what's correct answer they think 😜

Classical example: Rhinosporidium seeberi is
A. Fungus
B. Bacteria
C. Protozoa
D. It's jerk 🤣

#6 Prometric System – Complete stranger

No negative marking, so attempt all !
They don’t give you extra marks if you finish early!
If you answer easy Qs, harder Qs come, it's myth 😜
Subjectwise Distribution may not be always same!
Ultimate goal is to score in easy Qs !
Don't waste time in understanding calculation of scores , we are doctors !!


  1. Great description of everything possible aspect. Thanks a lot. This will be really helpful

  2. Just finished 3rd minor..
    Going into major what all things should one target to finish in final year.
    What all books to be read textbooks as well as guides ??

    1. text books harrison, bailey or s das or sr bhatt for surgery, ghai, dutta or shaw ! but again i would say books are individual choice

  3. First of all Congratulations sir😃...sir am a third yr medico now going into final year what should I do to make this yr worthy for pg preparation?

  4. First of all Congratulations sir😃...sir am a third yr medico now going into final year what should I do to make this yr worthy for pg preparation?

    1. read standard text books in final year and if you have spare time buy and solve mcq books of final year sub..

  5. Sir for revision sure succes is better or roams ?

    1. It depends on you but ROAMS better

    2. Thanku sir.. please keep active in this blog and suggesting as it boost confidence
      Coz half of the way student is confused between what to do and what not to do

  6. Congratulations Vaibhav
    During post internship how is it possible to read Harrison, baily
    What strategy shoub be apply for medicine and surgery??
    Imp topic can be read from guide

    1. No need and time of that actually! MCQ books are enough... Very less time can be devoted in revision for these GIANTS so in first reading you will have to choose things which you revise 😃