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a) It is associated with increased risk of heart attacks
b) About 1 billion people are affected
c) It is associated with increased risk of depression
d) Its daily requirement above the age of 71 years is 600 IU
e) It is associated with muscle weakness and joint pain
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b) Maternal Grandfather – 25%
c) Mother – 50%
d) Maternal Grandmother – 100%
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Are you planning to appear in the PG Medical Entrance Examination (NEET-PG)? Have you prepared well enough? If you want to do better these guidance and tips would help you.
What is NEET-PG?
A single entrance test for admissions to the MD, MS and Postgraduate Diploma courses in various medical institutions in India has started since November 2012. The test is called National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for the Postgraduates (NEET-PG). NEET-PG is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination. The National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi conducted the first NEET PG over 11 days from Nov 23 to Dec 06, 2012 in 51 centres in 33 cities across the country. Over 95,000 candidates registered for the computer based admission test for the PG Medical courses. The PG Medical Entrance Examination (NEET-PG) would be the biggest and most important competitive examination you face at this stage of your life. The result would decide how your future career and life would be. Whether you do well or badly in this examination would change your life permanently for the better or worse. It is better to act responsibly now and grab every opportunity to do well in the examination, rather than repenting the rest of your life for not doing so, as thousands of Doctors have been doing. You need to do well to get admission in good institutions for further studies in your chosen subject. If you fail to do so that would affect the rest of your life permanently. This article provides the candidates appearing in the PG Medical Entrance Examination (NEET-PG), India, with the techniques of preparation, making comprehensive and efficient lists of suggestive important topics on all subjects, that are most relevant to their examination, to improve their performance and achieve Success in the examination.
These techniques provide the candidates with a comprehensive list of topics covering the whole syllabus that would help them using their reading or preparation time more efficiently and thereby, maximise their chances of achieving higher marks in the examination. This is in contrast to a short or small list of suggestions of “hot topics” that is speculative and would more likely lead the candidates to disaster in the examination as most speculative actions do. Remember, “hot topics” are like “hot air” above the oven that disappears very quickly, and in case you are unlucky you might burn your hand if you try to grasp it. In addition to the techniques of preparing a comprehensive and efficient list of suggestions, the techniques of “How to prepare for the NEET-PG” and “Tips on the Answering Strategies for the NEET-PG” have also been included here for the benefit of the candidates. These techniques 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 techniques appropriately. By following these techniques they would have an edge over the other candidates taking the examination. These guidance and tips on the “NEET-PG, India, The Secrets of preparing Suggestions and achieving Success in the PG Medical Entrance Examination” include: 1. The secrets of success in the NEET-PG, India. 2. How to score higher marks in the NEET-PG, India? 3. How to prepare really useful suggestions for the NEET-PG, India? 4. What are the advantages of the techniques discussed here for the NEET-PG, India? 5. How to use the suggestions for the NEET-PG, India? 6. How to use the time available before the NEET-PG, India more efficiently? 7. How to prepare well for the NEET-PG, India? 8. Tips on the Answering Strategies for the NEET-PG, India. 9. Why other candidates’ marks in the NEET-PG, India are important to you?
Best Examination Tips: NEET-PG, India,
The Secrets of Preparation, Suggestions and achieving Success
in the PG Medical Entrance Examination
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Best Examination Tips: NEET-PG, India,
The Secrets of Preparation, Suggestions and achieving Success
in the PG Medical Entrance Examination
Whether somebody would achieve success in the examination depends basically on two factors, luck and efficient work (not working hard blindly). To be successful, one needs both. While one cannot control his or her luck, he or she could always try to prepare for the examination efficiently. Therefore, one’s success in the examination would vary depending on how efficiently he or she plans and prepares for the examination. If you want a fail-safe mechanism, there is no place of short-cut or corner-cutting. You need to have a comprehensive and efficient method of preparation. An hour of planning can save two of misdirected work. It is an illusion that there is not enough time. The reality is that the time available is mismanaged. It is not necessarily true that the harder you work, the more you will get done. Instead, the more effectively you work, the more you will get done. The efforts required to achieve marks increases disproportionately as the marks achieved increases (the pink line in the graph below; the numbers are symbolic). The efforts to achieve an increase in marks by 10% from 70% to 80% (14.29% actual increase on 70%) would be substantially higher than that required to achieve an increase in marks by 10% from 10% to 20% (100% actual increase on 10%). If the efforts required to achieve similar increase in marks (in percentages) at any level of marks achieved were directly proportional to the increase in marks (in percentages) the graph would have been linear (the yellow line). This fact needs to be well understood and accepted by the candidates during preparation for their examination.
To be successful in any examination you need to know about the standard required for and the style of the examination from the examining body or other sources, as this greatly influences your method of preparation. Ask people who have taken the examination for advice about how to approach it. Analyse their opinions (which would vary) and make your own way of approach. There has been a tendency to repeat examination questions or topics. Collect previous questions for at least the last 10 years from the examining body (if available) or from previous candidates or other sources. This would give you a clear idea about the standard and style of the questions. Collecting questions that appeared in the examinations that are too old might not be that useful. If there has been any significant change in the format of the examination in the recent past, then give more emphasis on the questions that have appeared since the change in the format.
The next and most important step would be
to prepare a list of chapters or topics
according to their importance
for the PG Medical Entrance Examination (NEET-PG)
Separate lists of chapters or topics should be prepared for each subject. For each subject you would find that some of the chapters or topics are more common than others and have appeared in the examination more frequently. Some chapters or topics, on the other hand, would be found very infrequently.
Steps to prepare the list of Suggestions
1. Write down the name of the chapters from a standard text book on the subject with serial numbers (1, 2, 3 etc) on the left side of an A4 page. 2. Record the year against the name of the chapters when a question from that particular chapter appeared. Occasionally you might find more than one question from a chapter appeared in the same examination. In that case record the year the same number of times as the questions. 3. Once you have completed recording from all the question papers, count how many times a question appeared from each chapter and record it on the right side of the page against the name of the chapters. Now calculate the percentage of questions in each chapter out of the total number of questions you recorded and record it within first bracket after the number of times a question appeared (already done) against the name of the chapters. For example The number of times a question appeared from Chapter 1 = 10 The total number of questions recorded = 100 The percentage of questions appeared from Chapter 1 = 10/100 = 10% 4. Now re-write the name of the chapters with serial numbers (1, 2, 3 etc) on the left side of an A4 page according to their ranking. The chapter with the maximum number of questions (and percentage) appearing in the examination in the past would be the first (1), the chapter with the next number of questions (and percentage) would be the second (2) and so on. 5. Once completed it would be the comprehensive list of chapters. There might be some chapters from which very few questions came in the past. 6. The chapters with questions appearing in the majority of the previous examinations would be the most important and core chapters you could not skip reading under any circumstances. 7. For each chapter, you would find similar trends regarding different topics. Now you prepare a topic-based list for each chapter following the same method as followed for the chapters.
The advantages of making a list of chapters or topics
1. The actual workload would be known. It would be easier to make an efficient plan regarding how to deal with the workload. It would also reduce the fear of the unknown that would have happened otherwise when the actual workload is unknown. 2. The most important chapters or topics would be evident. Therefore, the energy could be directed towards the most productive areas that would increase efficiency (marks obtained per unit / hour of reading or preparation). This is one of the important benefits of making a list of topics according to the ranking of their importance in relevance to the examination. 3. As you go through the list you could assess your progress and modify your plan accordingly, depending on your progress so far. With your progress recorded on the list it is very easy to modify the plan in relation to the workload and time as you could assess how long you have been spending to prepare each chapter or topic. 4. Once you have completed your preparation on all the chapters or topics on the list you would feel confident that you have not missed any relevant chapters or topics in the syllabus. A confident candidate usually performs better in an examination compared with an in-confident or anxious candidate. The self-confidence would definitely boost your performance in the examination. 5. You could add the percentages against each chapter or topic and find out how much of the total questions you have covered. You could vary this according to your individual requirements and target marks you would like to achieve in the examination. 6. It is easier to recall information that is fed in a systematic order to the brain. This is a very important issue. If you read the same number of topics over a period of same duration, it would be easier for you to recall facts from your memory if you have read the topics in a systematic manner (or in an order) compared with reading them without any sort of order (haphazardly).
How to use the Suggestions
1. During your preparation, give more emphasis on the most common chapters or topics. You need to know these in and out. The marks allotted to different subjects are different. You need to keep that in mind when you plan your strategy. Some of the subjects contributing small numbers might be easier to score marks from with relatively less efforts. Do not ignore them and try to score full marks from them. If you add the marks of multiple smaller subjects it becomes substantial. 2. Ideally you should prepare well for at least 80-90% of the total questions. This would vary depending on your individual requirements and target marks you would like to achieve in the examination. For high flyers even sky would not be the limit. They should prepare 100% of the total questions and also prepare for extra relevant topics. 3. What percentages of the questions you cover during the days just before your examination would depend on a number of factors such as the pass marks or marks you want to achieve, time available before the examination day (the time available in days / hours before the examination / between the multiple subjects), volume of the chapters or topics, your speed and capacity of reading or preparation etc. 4. During the time around the examination i> As a rough guide, divide the time (hours, days etc) available just before the examination into three approximately equal parts (33.33% each). ii> Divide the chapters or topics on your list of suggestions into three approximately equal parts (33.33% each) as well. iii> During the first part: Prepare / read the last chapters or topics from the bottom of your list of chapters or topics (questions that appeared in the past with the least frequency) iv> During the second part: Prepare / read the next 33.33% from the middle part of your list of chapters or topics (questions that appeared in the past with a medium frequency) v> During the third part (closest to the examination): Prepare / read the top 33.33% from the first part of your list of chapters or topics (questions that appeared in the past with the highest frequency). vi> You need to adjust this rough guide according to your individual situation and requirements.
How to prepare for any examination
1. Once you have prepared the comprehensive list of chapters or topics, it is time to plan your method of preparation and study timetable. This would be the tool that would guide you accurately during your preparation for the examination. Be patient, spend some time thinking and try to make it as comprehensive as possible. It should be feasible and practical as well. 2. Write down a routine for studying or preparation on a daily basis, including the time and exact chapters or topics to cover. Make a photocopy and keep it on your study table. Keep the original in a safe place. 3. Once the preparation on a chapter or topic is complete tick (√) against it on your study-routine and the list of chapters or topics. 4. Assess your progress daily and modify your plan accordingly. After few days you should be able to assess the rate of progress fairly accurately. If your progress differs substantially from your initial study-plan re-write your study timetable. 5. As a rough guide, divide the available days, leaving two weeks just before the examination, into six parts. 6. Keep the first three parts to go through all the syllabus and to make notes on the chapters or topics with more emphasis on the most common chapters or topics. Going through all the syllabus at least once might save you from a disaster if a very uncommon question comes in the examination. This has happened so many times to so many candidates ruining their subsequent career that it is better to be cautious rather than casual. 7. During the next two parts go through your notes and make necessary amendments in the notes. Re-assess your study timetable and re-write it if necessary. Re-assessment is a very important part of the process. You need to make changes to your plan if it is required. 8. In the final sixth part go through your notes, study materials, books etc in a reverse order (starting from the bottom towards the top) of your comprehensive list of chapters or topics so that you would read the most important chapters or topics just before the examination. As questions from these chapters or topics are the most likely to be asked about, they should be freshest in your memory. 9. Keep the two weeks just before the examination as a reserve so that you could use this period as required depending on your preparation till then. Start to practise sleeping well and avoiding late nights during this period if you have not been doing that. It takes time to change habits and the body to adjust to changes. Unless you start it in time it might be too late to change habits. 10. From the day before till the examination, avoid reading too much. Try to think about the outline of the answers. If you have any doubts then just check that part from your notes, study materials, books etc, but do not try to read too much. It would jam your brain with too much of data and reduce your ability to think freely that might lead to thought block and mistakes in the examination. The ability to think freely would be the most important thing required during the examination, not too much of knowledge. It would be similar to what happens to the computer when you work with too much of data without giving it any break (shutting down), the RAM becomes full and the computer hangs. It would be better if you collect and store the data in your hard disc (brain) over a longer period of time and keep the RAM (brain’s ability to think freely and pull data from its store) relatively free. You must have a quickly functioning brain during the examination. For that matter you must sleep well the night before. N.B. An extra mark scored by any other candidate taking the examination means you need to get an extra mark to keep the difference in your performance with him or her the same. The better the other candidate does the more your performance would be devalued. Therefore, your aim should be to improve your performance not others as then you lose the advantage you get by planning efficiently.
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