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How to crack PGI DENTAL /MDS entrance exam?




In PGI MDS/DENTAL (postgraduate institute of medical education and research) Chandigarh exam only Clinical Questions are asked except for 2-3 Q in anatomy and dental anatomy/histology each.

And rarely 1-2 basic Questions in pharmacology , medicine very rarely.

Focus on CLINICAL SUBJECTS ONLY

List of recommended books

· Dental pulse
· Gaurishankar
. Dental Explore
· Boucher mcq (only dental subjects)
· National boards
. Amit Tiwari (for flourides)

Revise these books as many times as you can...
And get past papers of PGI Chd. .
PGI papers have > 85% repeat questions


FOR PGI Chd concentrate more on

* Orthodontics
* Pedodontics(trauma)
* Fluorides
* Community dentistry
* Endodontics/cons
around 40% paper is from orthodontics and pedodontics only
20 % from fluorides
* Prosthodontics


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MDS ASPIRANTS : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS !! (FAQ'S)


 GUEST ARTICLE : AUTHORED BY Dr. SURESH (ALL CREDIT TO HIM)

Respected Aspirants :)

I guess u all must have already experienced the heat of entrance prep by now..
I know half of you must be actually worrying about the way u have been preparing and rest I Guess must be worrying whether you all be getting a seat this time…

There are two best thoughts which needs to be remembered each moment when u sailing through these stressful days.

For the first half the people who r worrying.. “Success belongs only to those who are willing to work harder than anyone else”

And for those who are prepared well I guess u all should remember one thing.. "There is always a light at the end of tunnel”

I know the feeling which each one faces in those days of entrance prep.. but No FEAR.. that’s actually needed the most to keep you r clock ticking..


“THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MDS ENTRANCE”

Have received many mails, calls, asking many question.. most of the time they r repeated so often that sometimes I even felt like just copying and pasting my earlier response.. I am sure may be for the next 5 years these following questions will arise in each of the budding aspirants who keeps the first step in the path of entrance prep. I have tried sincerely to explain each of them, in the way so that each one of u understands it. I have surely made the language simple , just to make u feel that u almost talking to a person who have always tried to make support the new aspirants… Believe in one thing.. U HELP SOMEONE TODAY, GOD WILL SURELY HELP U SOMEDAY.. HERE IT GOES :)


HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED FOR PREPARATION?

Now time is money here.. it all depends on whether u r dropping or just preparing during internship.. keeping that point apart, u should make a time table of urs in which u should mark a deadline for each subject.. make sure the amount of time u allot for successive revisions are less than the earlier one,, so if u plan ur study this way then u will get a rough idea about the level of preparation u will be doing at the end of prep.

IS IT NECESSARY TO DO THEORY?

Now there are many people who give a different formula for entrance prep.. but u all should know one thing.. nobody guaranties u the success.. but yes.. they do give a hope.. somebody has said the truth.. “ to know the path ahead, ask those who are coming back” . This just means that if somebody has got success then u surely have a hope in that path.. but each u all should remember one thing.. every individual is different. Hence the amount of effort put by each individual is different and luck too.. but one thing u all should remember is, U REALLY CANT SAIL IN TWO BOATS AT A TIME.. “ the best advice to u all .. trust one , and follow it… don’t complicate things by listening to too many people.. ask one person who got a true success and follow it.,, what matters is the amount of trust u put in his words.. that’s what is imp to keep urself motivated.. It also depends on ur time and how much u have read in ur BDS days.. I never had time to read theory in my internship but I had worked hard during in my UG, so I was not much scared about the standard book.. but those who have taken a break of another year , I advise them to read the theory to because they have lot lot time for prep..


MDS PREPARATION : TIPS AND TRICKS : HOW TO?

HERE IS A SINCERE EFFORT BY  Dr. SURESH

ON 

How to prepare for MDS entrance Exam.?

Once you enter the best days of internship, after that hectic long BDS final year,with a dream of doing MDS in mind.. you start looking for the books need to be read? wondering which coaching to join.... but many later realize that, such facilities will be available only in metro cities..so the student starts thinking about dropping another year to join the coaching next year so that he can give his 100%.May be they are not wrong .. But u have 10 precious month of internship . so why dont u give a complete genuine try..

Now the big question is HOW?

I can tell u how I had prepared for entrance during my internship . I had a good score during my BDS yrs, but I too was not sure about how to prepare for entrance for MDS.. so I was no different from other.

I had asked some of my immediate seniors who got through various entrances..so apart from reading this long mail , u should also ask u r seniors, as they will give u better idea about u r state entrance

Its better to follow the things said by Seniors who have got success than trying to find a new path on ur own..

U have around 10 months from now.

There r two ways.. Either read theory or MCQ explanation. I followed the MCQ

I will give u a formula. U r success can be divided in to
60% what u do in internship
20% what u did in past 4 yrs
10% luck
and remaining 10% cant be achieved no matter what u read

How to achieve 60%-

Start from the 2nd month of internship, or at least 10 months before exams.

All r at the same position when u start preparation , may be one or two percent more than u,, but its the not start,, its the end which matters the most.

U need to do following books minimum

Pulse-6 times
Gourishankar- 4 times
Bhatia-3 times
Neeraj wadhwan-3 times
Jatin kalra-2 times(optional)
Duggal 2 times(optional)
Bytes-2 times
Mudit khanna-3 times
Dental Explore and books of aiims and aipg papers by Dr.Naveen Choudary - 3 times
National Boards
Prabhakaran

I repeat.. Its the minimum time.. If u start early u can finish the pulse 7-9 times for sure and rest books 2 times more than what i mentioned

U need complete this task this before dec.. And in jan u have only time to do pulse and just the dental papers and just question and answer from mudit khanna

How to achieve 20%

If u have not read some good books in past then don't worry.. read the explanation given in the mcq books

Order of reading


Do pulse completely once excluding synopsis. Takes 2 month at 1st reading.The in next reading do a subject from gourishankar followed by the same in pulse. complete both book in this order but this time with synposis

Next reading do a subject from bhatia and then same in gourishankar and then
pulse.. Make sure, u should try to remember all repeated question from pulse.

So when u reach till bhatia start reading Neeraj wadhwan side by side.

Complete one round again..

So u have already done pulse 3 time now .Now u start reading Mudit khanna...One papers of mudit khanna takes around 10 hours..so do it in parts.

When u finish mudit khanna 1st round u will have u r aiims exams. So make sure u complete mudit khanna before nov.. Do pulse again in 15 days beofore aims. and may be PGI in dec.. So when u come back revise pulse gourshanakr and other books.. but these two books are imp for state entrance apart from solving papers..

and do mudit khanna also may be only recent papers.

So in jan do revision again for 15 days.. and when u come back after aipg just do pulse and old papers ..U can give State entrance, Mahe, Kahe, Abshetty, and if u want Siddarth dental colleg, Yennpoya, Jss and may be SDM next time if it becomes deemed.

Read only question papers the day before the exam and sleep atlest for 10 hours.

And Dont get distracted from studies no matter what the situation is. Never worry about fees.. Get the best rank first.. u will have enough of time to think about fees later

Joining a test series will give a added advantage too.. It will help u to
remember things which r repeated too often in exams. and that too will help to have that fear about exam, but the ultimate result depends on once own effort. 

Remember one thing.. The key to success is to remember as many things as possible.. Read for at least 10hours when u complete internship.. Needs dedication. Nobody knows that he will be the topper in exms..

So Aim for aipg ..
but its the time, luck and hard work which can buy u that.. but for state entrance u need to mug up total pulse and gourishankar,, and recent papers .But never try for short cuts.. reach till Mudith khana and i am sure u will best in all exam.

Believe me, if u have failed once that does not mean u will fail again[:)].. u just have to find where u went wrong.. but whats imp is giving 100% effort and not 99.99%

there r lot many paths when it comes to entrance and no path will assure success at the start.. u ask in those 500 student who cleared exam, they will tell u around 500 ways of preparation

but its up to u choose the best in those and stick to that , but u also need to remember that all r different.. i got a seat that does not mean that evrybody will get a seat if they follow my route, but that also means that u might get a better a seat than me...

so it has both advantages and disadvantages

but the problem is u really cant sail in two boats at a time... so select one strict to one... and work for it till the end... and for the result .. nobody , even a topper will be sure of getting a seat when he/she starts preparation... but they dont leave the prepration in the midway.. thats what is imp..

but u all can go for a retrograde study..for exp u can read only those few imp topics from the textbooks,,not it all depends.i had read all std books in my ug so was not that keen to read them again, and even my senior showed me the same path of mcq preparation

few tips for all-

1) never listen to others when they say its not possible.. be away from them
2) u dont have to be topper to get a seat,, but ya.. they might be good
3) never fall in love during prep.. fall either before or later :D
4) be with someone who is equally serious about studies
5) stop all the fun.. may be u can take break on sunday . its better to loose fun to get something more later
6) always read all new editions
7) give all the exam , if u can afford to pay the exam fee,, but that does not mean that u need to take a seat there... its just for practice
8) make u r parents understand that thats what is imp for u right now
9) its one mans game.. friends r u r competitors now.. remember that.. u might be good to them but they might now
10) dont loose the hope till the end.. all will start but the winner is the one who ends it
11) make up in mind that its now or never
12) and do MDS as a dream ,,and achieve it
13) revise , revise and revise
14) make a time table and allot time for each subjects.. , mark the subjects in that and try to finish it in that time
15) once u finish few revisions u need to change the prep plan..give imp to those points which u forget and give less time for others...
16) give more imp for synopsis after 2-3 revisions as they will come as new questions
17) call the publishers and try to get the new papers before its out in u city shops so that u get more time
18) give aiims and pgi as a revision exam and not to get a seat.. u will come to know how much u remember in repeated questions. so that means u should atleast finish 2- 3 revision of pulse and 2 of others
19) try to read medical papers.. they might come or not but they will make u r mind stronger
20) dont leave any book now.. its better work now rather than regret later
21) last.. sleep well.. eat well.. and read from start.. its time to be serious about life.. this is the right moment.. work hard now,, and at the end before exam u will surely relax more


Believe me.. Not because i got a seat,, Because i followed what my seniors said to me and thats why I succeed.

Got
Kcet 6th,,
PGI-18th, ,
abshetty 23rd,
Manipal 71 and
comed 55th and
kahe 43.

Anyway did not got rank in AIPG may be because i did not do national boards.But I guess my other ranks are worth.. As this was my First and Last attempt without spending another year for coaching..

I am not the only guy who has done this

Who knows. u might be the topper next time

Read well..

best of luck




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Ten reasons why you should / shouldn't do MDS !!





 Why u Should Do MDS !!

1. It was your biggest Dream since u joined professional dental college as a student.
2. It is the highest degree in your field.
3. You always wanted to be an authority figure, like ur professors and readers.
4. It is the only option u see after B.D.S.
5. The lucrative pay scales of your professors allure's you.
6. It is a Status symbol.
7. You may do M.D.S to improve your matrimonial status.
8. You want to specialize in a particular field of dentistry. e.g . You always wanted to be an oral surgeon or endodontist.
9. Being M.D.S you will always have an institutional attachment and will always be into academics.
10. Following M.D.S there is growth and promotions from lecturer to reader to professor level.

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DO MDS !!

1. Huge competition for few govt. seats and huge investment in private institutes to do MDS yielding negligible benefits and very less returns after completion.
2. With changing scenarios , saturation has reached in all most all branches of Dentistry , thereby limited job offers, overall job scenario poor.
3. Reduced Pay scales with a shift in demand - supply ratio towars right such that there is less demand and more supply.
4. Other carrier options are fast emerging and provide more job security. e.g. MBA in Hospital management and Clinical research.
5. With strict DCI norms, Visiting scenario of  professors is over , so can run clinics only after College timings.
6. For begineer's u can be either a Practicioner Or an Academician. You need not do MDS for being a good Practicioner.
7. No much difference in Private practice with specialization except in few branches , as a layman patient only knows u as a good Doctor not as MDS or BDS.
8. Annual Income of Most General Dental Practicioners is more than MDS Practicioners/Academicians.
9. At ur Clinic YOU are the BOSS but in an institute you are dependent on the management which may kick u out anytime .
10. If u do MDS u will have to get settled in an area where there is Job Availability near a Dental College thereby causing migration away from home town/city and Parents/family.


CHOICE IS YOUR'S !!!

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DENTAL MATRIX

HOW TO CRACK AIPG…IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT ! :


The First and the Final Attempt

Let us first come to terms with reality. The MDS entrance exam is the toughest exam we will ever face in our academic lives. This exam is not just a challenge, but a chance for us to prove ourselves and our worth. It is an opportunity of saving a tremendous amount of money and earning an equally incredible amount of respect. But above all the MDS exam is the gateway to better things in life.


A few months ago, as I lay buried neck deep in books I thought, "What chance do I have against the geniuses, the toppers and colleagues who have dropped not one but many years preparing for this exam? 7000-odd intelligent people hardworking enough to have done BDS against my humble first attempt." I don’t claim I was very optimistic. But then something struck me from inside…a feeling that said, “I will not waste one year of my precious life doing this all over again” The thought stuck and I put a note on my study table which said – There’ll be no next time. It’s now or never.

That is the exact sentiment that I wish to discuss and emphasize upon. ‘The First & The Final Attempt’. I do not wish to preach…or consider my self an advisor of any sort. I just hope that maybe what motivated me, could motivate you. I hope that what I share with you will help you look at your preparation from a different angle.

MDS entrance exams are like baking a Cake. In order to prepare a good cake you need:
1. Right ingredients :
Just like a cake requires the exact ingredients, entrance examinations also require the right set of books.

-National Boards : They are the oldest, most reliable and most asked source of questions. The clinical part is especially very important

-Gowri Shankar’s MCQ bank: This book is the bible for exam preparation. Every question, every key fact, every fill in the blank should be memorised by heart.

-Bhatia: This is another good book, though it is an alternative to Boucher.

-Cawson: Though its popularity has decreased, it is always safe to do this book.

-Dental pulse: The latest book in the market comprising of two volumes- Clinical and Basics. This is the most complete book for mds preparation. Contains amazing original subject synopsis which would cover the grey areas and your weak points of various subjects or topics. The MCQ are from most of the past year exams and have been meticulously arranged chapter and topic wise.

-Past year Dental PG papers: Past year MCQs from various exams are a must do. Refer to Dr. Atul Soin’s AHEAD question bank series or Gowri Shankar’s past papers.

-Past year Medical PG papers: This is the most neglected , yet most important section since around 50 - 60 questions in the dental AIPG paper are inserted from the MBBS AIPG paper of the same year , and the MBBS questions are often repeated from their own bank. So you must do MUDIT KHANNA for AIPG and AMIT ASHISH for AIIMS. Last five year papers are absolutely essential. The questions would help you tackle the repeats and the explanation would help you with newly framed questions.


2. Proportion of ingredients:

Different exams require different amounts of preparation. You may have to stress on certain portions or topics for one exam and then change the pattern for some other exam.

3. Time to bake:

You need the exact time and temperature to bake a nice cake. But you should not undercook. Start before hand and plan out so that you have ample time for revisions. But at the same time you should not overcook. Do not stress on one book or topic far too long than required. Maintain a balance between revisions of various MCQs, theory and past papers. Chalk out a time table , and follow it.

“ If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”

4. Serve it while it is still warm:

You must revise what you have studied atleast 15 days before the exam. Human memory is very deceitful. It tends to forget the minute details if the subject matter is not revised regularly. Hence revision is the key to success.

5. Dedication, desire, & hard work:

This is the single most important factor. If u want to see your name in the list, what you need is dedication and hard work, and there are no short cuts. You need to study for atleast 12 - 14 hours a day for atleast 5-6 months before the exam. I know it may sound tough but remember “ When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

These are not absolutes of any kind. Just we have been taught in Orthodontics…that ‘There is no ideal…just individual ideal’ Similarly there is no ideal preparation method. Whatever works for you is what is meant for you. Hope I have been able to help.
Thomas Alva Edison once said “ success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. We all at RxDentistry can take care of the 1%, but the rest 99% has to be done by you. Best of luck. And remember…this is the final attempt.

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DENTAL MATRIX

TIPS TO CLEAR NBDE PART 1

HOW TO CRACK NBDE PART 1

1. DEDICATION: " WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY "

-DETERMINATION
-HUNGER
-GREED

THE WILL TO CLEAR EXAM IS MOST IMPORTANT . THE DESIRE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS MUST BE THE HIGHEST.

2. HONESTY: "HOSNESTY IS THE BEST POLICY" .BE HONEST WITH YOUR OWN SELF. WORK HARD AND GIVE YOUR BEST. DON'T FOOL AROUND THAT I WILL TRY.

" FIRST ATTEMPT IS THE BEST ATTEMPT.... (N WITH THE NEW RULES... THE LAST ATTEMPT) " SO GIVE YOUR BEST.

3. CONCEPTS: FOR NBDE DON'T TRY TO CRAM QUESTIONS. THERE IS VERY LESS REPETITION. TRY TO CLEAR CONCEPTS AND THEN PROCEED.

4. DECKS: DENTAL DECKS ARE THE BEST MATERIAL TO START AND END YOUR PREPARATION.AGAIN DON'T TRY TO CRAM. MAKE CONCEPTS.

5. STANDARD BOOKS: DON'T JUST RELY ON MCQ BOOKS . FOR ALL QUERIES , DOUBTS AND FACTS REFER STANDARD BOOKS. BY STANDARD BOOKS I MEAN WHEELERS, AND NOT DAS (FOR INSTANCE)

6. MNEUMONICS: MAKE MNEUMONICS FOR ALL THE TOUGH THINGS. THINGS U TEND TO FORGET OR CONFUSE. MAKE MNEUMONICS OF WORDS OF UR INTERESTS e.g. CRICKET OR SEXY

7. PERSONAL NOTES: MAKE PERSONAL NOTES AND FLOWCHARTS, TABLES ETC. THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL FOR QUICK REVISIONS.

8. PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS: ASDA PAPERS ARE THE BEST. READ THEM THOUROUGLY AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION AS IF FOUR QUESTIONS( CLEAR CONCEPTS ON ALL OPTIONS).

9. MOCK TESTS: APPEAR FOR AS MANY MOCK TESTS AS YOU CAN . THIS WILL HELP IN SELF ASSESMENT AND SELF REALIZATION OF YOUR GOALS.

10. WIKIPEDIA: AT TIMES IT FEELS TOUGH SCROLLING THROUGH YOUR STANDARD BOOKS FOR A SMALL QUERY. WIKIPEDIA IS ANOTHER ONLINE RESOURCE WHICH IS PREETY RELIABLE.

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DENTAL MATRIX