Interview with Dr Rohit Ranjan: Rank 513 in AIPGMEE 2015
Dr Rohit Ranjan has secured Rank 513 in AIPGMEE 2015 which was held in December, 2014 (Sunday) and results were declared on 15th January, 2015. He has done his MBBS from SDM college of medical sciences and hospital, Dharwad.
Q. In what year did you pass out your MBBS?
Q. What ranks had you secured in any previous PG medical entrance exams you gave?
Ans. AIPG- 513 and DNB- 594.
Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year) ?
Q. What is the secret of your success?
Ans. 1st of all credit goes to my parents who always knew that I can do it and motivated me. My brother who always helped me in my studies (He also secured 1866 rank in AIPG-2015 along with me), we used to study together. Almighty god, sai baba, my teachers and dear friends who were always with me during my ups and downs.
Q. How was your internship?
Ans. My internship was very good but tough and it was impossible to think about study along with that. So I couldn’t do any preparation when I was intern.
Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?
Ans. I started my preparation in march just after finishing my internship.
Q. How many hours did you study each day?
Ans. It’s never about hours of study, Its speed and memory which will decide everything. Initially I used to study for 8-10 hours a day but in last 2 months we have to give our maximum time to revision so during that time 14-16 hours a day.
Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. I just my class notes so many times along with that ROAMS.
Q. Which books did you read for MCQs revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. For AIPG and DNB we have to solve all old one liner questions so I did AAA book which contains only questions and answers. And also last 5 years paper of AA and MK as they have very good explanation.
Q. Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, PSM, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Surgery, Medicine, OBG. In any exam maximum questions will be asked from these subjects.
Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Ans. There is no negative marking so I attempted all 300 questions. My plan was to read all 300 question and to solve questions which I know very well in 2.5 hours and last 1 hours was for 2nd revision and to think about tricky questions. We should always try to rule out other 3 options in each question, even if you know the answer.
Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?
Ans. I joined regular classes of DBMCI. It’s very helpful because they will teach you all important topics and it takes less time to revise your own notes. I also did Test and Discussion of DAMS and Test series (CBT) of ADrPlexus.
Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject?
Ans. My plan was to revise everything whatever I have studied. I revised all the subjects 3-4 times and also prepared self-made notes to study during last few days of exam, which contains topics in which I am weak and did many mistakes in mock tests and grand tests and also volatile topics which require last moment revision otherwise its difficult so recall them.
Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? why?
Ans. I will take MS GENERAL SURGERY, as its my dream branch. After that I want to do MCh UROLOGY.
Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?
Ans. I have always seen doctors around me since my childhood, as my parents are also doctor. So I always wanted to be like them. They are true inspiration for me.
Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?
Ans. Just work hard honestly. If you have joined any coaching institute then class notes are very important. But you will have to modify it while solving MCQs, keep adding points to your notes. Group discussion is very important. So make a team of sincere students (max 5) and do daily discussion. You will remember it for long time. Do discussion for volatile topics like Chromosome number, IPC, DOC, HLA, IOC, numericals etc… Smart study is very important because we cannot remember everything.
Q. Indian PG entrances are highly competitive, so to crack them students end up in appearing for multiple PG exams with some of them having same exam with different slots and papers , please extend your views on this and their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances.
Ans. I think there should a single entrance exam for all the Medical colleges, and also single counselling conducting body so that there will not be any wastage of medical seats.
We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Rohit Ranjan. Keep up the great work.