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This article is written By Dr.Suresh Shenvi ( MDS student Endo & Writer @ DentaQuest )
Designing and editing by Dr.Deb ( Founder @ Dentalorg.com & PG Student Periodontics )
WHICH ALL BOOKS NEED TO BE DONE?
Now there are lot many …will be posting a separate story for it , so let’s not go in to depth.. yes.. many people do tell you to read theory.. but believe me , if you are sincere in attending internship.. then you hardly have time for it.. but if you have taken a break after internship then do it.. its imp to join coaching if u take a break because you need constant force to move ahead in this dark path of entrance so that you can reach the light at the end.. which is really difficult to travel along
Another imp thing which you should remember is to get all new editions of the books so that you don’t mug the wrong answers and you miss out any new question..
WHICH ALL EXAMS SHOULD I GIVE ?
Now that’s a big question!! That depends on how much money and time you have .. I believe you should give all genuine once.. why?? I still feel great to say that I got ranks in 6 out of 8 exams which I gave..
The must exams are
KCET (Other state entrance)
Apart from this there are
BHU( is an imp option)
KLEe/KAHE( too difficult and too easy sometimes)
And still lot many like Yennapoya, linguistic minority and many other states private college association
No matter what exams you planning to give… Always AIM AIPG… and I am sure you will end up somewhere..
Ya. Few of you must be laughing over it.. but believe me.. it’s not a cake.. the path is really hard.. you miss out something.. then you missed it completely. So do give 100% every time.. it’s better to worry now rather than regretting later that u missed out something.
CAN I PREPARE FOR ENTRANCE ALONG WITH WORKING IN CLINIC?
Now.. There are few great people who are born intelligent.. I am not one them.. but I do believe in one thing.. Always give ur 100%.. It’s better to give your best attempt now rather than thinking why I gave only 99%.. Yes that does mean a lot of risk for one,,, but LIFE IS ALL ABOUT TAKING RISK.. nothing is easy.. preparing for entrance with that BIG QUESTION MARK!! FUTURE is risky,, but you really can’t sail in two boats at a time. The decision is based on how much work you have done in your UG and how much a MDS is imp for you.. I leave the decision to you..
MY DAD HAS LOT OF MONEY,, SHOULD I TAKE A MANAGEMENT OR READ FOR ENTRANCE? (People are requested not to take offence to this qs . Its just one of the easier ways, but a costly one)
Hmmm.. looks funny isn’t it!! No offence.. When a person has 100 rupee note in his pocket , its only then he thinks of spending 30 of it.. I guess you got the point.. first check whether you have one.. tell your parents not to expect you to make that 30 rupee into 100 as soon as you come out.. you should not judge the MDS seat value in that way.. you are paying such high amount as you have skipped the most stressful days of life.. so be happy for that.. time is money.. but if you sure of not having a confidence of clearing the entrance then listen to your dad.. after all whatever he has done in life is just you see happy
But do remember the taste of success tastes better with hard work,,, nothing can match that happiness.
The happiness that one aspirant gets from clearing entrance , only he can know it … others can just estimate the level of satisfaction . But to get that fruit one needs heart of steel and determination as high as Everest . So you are the best person to judge if you have the courage to prepare and prepare with all ur life and soul.
WHAT ABOUT MY GIRL FRIEND/ BOY FRIEND ?
Someone did ask me this question when he read my first blog… I did advise him not to fall in love during entrance prep.. Another guy even reacted strongly saying few true words.. “love just happens…. But keeping that fact apart, I am really not against it.. you need know the imp of each things in life.. I just want convey you one message.. its damn difficult to find a partner who understands the imp of these days ,, I never said not to fall in love before or after entrance preparation day.. but if you have found a girl/boy who really supports you in these days and may be who is also trying for entrance prep then I guess you have found the one.. best of luck in this matter. As u know no one can decode matters related to heart .
THE BIG QUESTION!! HOW TO MARK THE ANSWERS?
Now I follow rule of 4 for answering any paper..!!
1st rule- Around 50% of questions in any exams almost repeated from either textbooks or MCQ books.. so always answer those first. If your preparation is really good then by the time you read the first 2 words of the question, you will come to know that the question is repeated.. but if you feel that it’s not a repeated one, then don’t waste time in reading and trying to find answer. Just skip it..
2nd rule- Rest 20 % questions are indirectly related to the old question.. here you need to spend bit little extra time so that you can find the answer ,, but if you really not getting the answer then this needs to be answered by the rule 3rd. but before that complete the 2nd round
3rd rule- This rule is for the difficult questions .. this really tests you… it can be only answered by the extra knowledge which you have gathered whole year.. these are quite new questions.. but still answerable.. its these question which decides whether you will be in those top ranks…
4th rule- This is for the exams which do not have negative marking—this completely depends on your luck and logic.. so try it on at the last,,
So these rules should be followed one after another. That means.. 1st rule— complete the paper—apply 2nd—complete the round—then it goes on
The advantage of doing this , you will know the amount of right question you already answered by the time you finished the first 2- rounds.. and you won’t be spending much time in answering the difficult question.
Believe me ,,, when you follow this pattern then you will finish the papers in half of the time which is allotted. I have done that.. but Yeh.. it depends on the number of revisions which you have done too..because most of the entrance exam is memory based.
Try it.. it works
IS THERE ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION BEFORE EXAMS??
Yes !!!! It starts 10-15 days before exams… specially before Aiims and AIPG..
No matter how many preparation you have done, there will be few subjects which you feel difficult.. so make sure you revise it 5-6 days before the exams.. and also make sure that you revise all the papers specially the exams which you will be giving first..
The next question is what if you have continuous exams??. I guess you will be hardly having few long breaks after giving AIPG as you will be having many exams after AIPG.. so you all need to remember one thing.. decide which is imp for you…for me Kcet was next imp exam , so I had around 15 days after AIPG.. so I planned a revision in those 15 days,, although I had 2 exams in between those.. but I only gave one day for revision of the papers of those in-between exams.. so I guess that gives an answer for it.. these last 15 days are very stressful and you should not over burn yourself.. so laugh, love the time spent with pals and sleep well.. but work according to the schedule
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ONE DAY BEFORE EXAM?
Hmmm.. Now you all should remember one thing when your at the entrance of an exam hall… Hard work always pays.. It’s not a single day which matters in life.. It’s the whole life which matters the most… So when it comes to entrance u all should remember that the final result depends on your one year hard work and not the last day.. but yehh.. last day is imp too.. Specially for AIPG.. Medical papers are too difficult to remember.. especially when you mug the question from the different subjects which hardly goes deep into your head.. so one day before you need to revise at least the question papers which are most likely to come always.. so do it, you don’t have to read the explanation and all.. but you should at least remember the questions and answers.
And yes… chillllllll.. your brain needs rest .. so make sure you sleep well, laugh and give the best attempt at full concentration of yours… hope is what matters at the end,,
To Be Continued …..
Article By – Dr.Suresh Shenvi
MDS Student : Endodontics ( Davangere )
(Dentalorg.Com Guest Author)
Article Edited and Pictures by : Dr.Deb
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