Best Examination Tips: How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments

  • Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Updated on 01.02.2014.


How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments


This article provides the candidates appearing in any examination, on any subject, anywhere in the world, with the exclusive “Top Ten Tips” on the preparation for their examination, to improve their performance in that examination.

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These exclusive “Top Ten Tips” on the preparation provide the candidates with a comprehensive method of covering the whole syllabus in a way that would help them using their reading or preparation time more efficiently and thereby, maximise their chances of achieving higher marks in the examination with relatively less efforts and on the other hand reduce the chances of failure.

These tips have been used successfully over the years to increase the efficiency of the preparation for the examination and achieve higher marks. The candidates would definitely improve their performance in the examination if they could implement these tips appropriately. By following these tips they would have an edge over the other candidates taking the examination.

These methods are applicable to any examination, on any subject, anywhere in the world, whether the format is Long Essays, Short Essays or Short Answer Questions (SAQs), Extended Matching Questions (EMQs), Single Best Answers (SBAs), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Oral or Viva or any other styles. It is also applicable to the Clinical Examination or Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the Medical profession.


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Author Introduction

Dr Sudipta Paul


Associate Professor

NUMED Malaysia Campus

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Ex-Educational Affiliate of FIGO

Invigilator, MRCOG Examination

Ex-Examiner, MBBS examination (London)

Organiser, Part 2 MRCOG Courses since 2001

Invited Teacher, RCOG’s Part 2 MRCOG Courses

Co-author of Part 2 MRCOG MCQ and OSCE books

Author of public awareness books regarding health

Author of Part 2 MRCOG CD-ROMs (MCQ, EMQ, SAQ, OSCE)

Ex-Member of Part 2 MRCOG MCQ Examination Committee

Research result reported in the BBC and other international news

Author of CD-ROMs “MCQ Bank” for DRCOG and other O&G exams

Author of article on Part 2 MRCOG in the Hospital Medicine Journal (UK)

Author and co-Author of several publications in the indexed international journals

Author of article on the preparation and technique for examination in the British Medical Journal

Certified teacher – completed “Training the Trainers” and “Problem Based Learning” courses (UK)

Prepared list of topics for and invited speaker in Deanery Training Programme for the trainees in the UK

Experience of teaching for Part 1 MRCOG (since 1993), Part 2 MRCOG (since 1997) and DRCOG (since 1997)


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