Interview with Dr. Shweta Shendey, Rank 21, MH PGM CET 2014
Dr. Shweta R Shendey has secured Rank 21 in Maharashtra PGM CET 2014 and Rank 3046 in AIPGMEE 2014. She has done her MBBS from B J Medical College, Pune.
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. Rank 9227 in NEET PG 2013.
Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year) ?
Ans. 70.6 % Aggregate.
Q. What is the secret of your success?
Ans. Secret of my success is Hard Work, Consistency and Motivation but out of all most important was preparation of my personalized notes, and that was the real mantra for success!
Q. How was your internship?
Ans. My internship in BJ was pretty much heavy and was the reason for my bad rank in last NEET and of course along with internship NEET’s multi session thing and psychometric analysis ruined everything! Studying in internship after going through heavy postings and eds was a real tough task!
Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?
Ans. As far as this repeat attempt is concerned I started preparing in may after NEET results. This was because I was really expecting good rank last year, so I didn’t start studying till the results were out! But I don’t have any regret about starting late because I don’t think it has affected my performance this year.
Q. How many hours did you study each day?
Ans. Frankly speaking, initially in first 3 months I used to study for 13-14 hrs a day. I did watch the movies, went out for dinner!, because I personally think you really need to chill out in between your studies whenever you feel frustrated because tp is really very important when you have to cope up with such hectic schedule! But do keep your aim in mind, be motivated and maintain consistency, nothing else is required. In last 3 months I studied for almost 16-18 hrs!
Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. I read all the standard books which everyone reads! But being specific for some subjects I’ll advise you to use ACROSS only for first year subjects, Arora for Pathology and PSM, Arora SARP for short subjects is awesome and Mudit Khanna for medicine is good!
Q. Which books did you read for MCQs revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. Again answer will be as above but all this books and even MCQs I read thoroughly only for my first reading and then I prepared my personalized notes in which I included all potential MCQs, numericals, one liners and some good noteworthy points. My notes were so good and thorough and included all subject (except Anatomy! I find everything in Anatomy important) so that I used them for my revision and went on revising notes again and again and never touched any of PG preparation book again after first reading! because itself I was having very less time for preparation i.e. 6 months so I saved my time by preparing notes and revising, it helped me a lot.
Q. Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. I think first year subjects, Pathology, Pharmacology and short subjects should be given special attention! and if you are repeater you should be thorough with first year and short subjects because this are the one which will make you stand out of the crowd and will bring out the extraordinary scores!
Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Ans. Nothing specific just be calm and confident, don’t hurry reading and answering Questions., try to attempt maximum Qs as you can with good time management of at least 100 MCQs per hr! and use remaining 1/2 hr fr clearing confusing MCQs! before exams whenever I had less time for revision I would preferably revise first year and short subjects first!
Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?
Ans. No I didn’t join any class neither in my internship nor in repeat year. I personally find self-study more effective than classes and 2nd reason was I was already having less time remaining after may for preparation so I didn’t afford any of time loss behind classes! But I did join DAMS online test series which included subject wise and grand tests which I used to give whenever I would complete any subject reading! And it did help me!
I wont deny classes but ultimately its your personal choice!
But one thing I’ll advice is do prepare your personal notes its very helpful for revision and saves a lot of time!
Q. What seat have you been allotted in counselling? Did you join?
Ans. No I didn’t.
Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?
Ans. My advice to future aspirants is don’t get underestimated by any of one entrance results especially NBE types because this exams are real unpredictable stuff! It’s all luck based lottery method! Like I got good rank in Maharashtra, my DNB ranks for Aug and Nov were 600 and 300 respectively. Bt AIPGMEE rank is now 3000! So don’t feel bad about your any specific results if u have worked hard you’ll surely shine in at least one of this exams! So be confident, motivated have positive attitude, maintain your consistency and remember your goal then no one can stop you from getting your dream seat!
All d best guys!
We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Shweta R Shendey. Ans a big THANK YOU for this detailed interview.