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MBBS Examination preparation Tips: Just before exam


MBBS Exam Tips : Just Before Exam
We have already described about the day to day study schedule one can plan to easily get through the MBBS exam. Now here are few tips to follow just before the Examination.

What is the hindrance to success?
1. Non preparedness.: It is impossible to get through an MBBS exam if you are reading for the exam just a day before it, unless you are too lucky or Super-genius. A day to day reading and preparation is the motto. Searching for pen, scale, etc at last moment.
2. Improper study and revision plan: Inability of the student to divide time for different subjects and different chapters within subject during final preparation is another issue.
3. Panicky- really a serious issue: You know but you can’t recall because you are anxious. Your mind is not working just the heart is pumping because of anxiety.
4. Unnecessary stress by trying to overdo things- Trying to remember something in too much detail may cause unnecessary stress. Comparing yourself to others and feeling guilty is another mistake. Fear of result is unnecessary .
5. Over Confidence- confidence is good but over confidence may land you up in disaster specially in viva and practical exams.
6. Neglecting the past questions

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MBBS Exam a Time of Burden


Night before the exam:

1. Consult and discuss the preparation with your friends. You may be missing something important.
2. Make sure you complete your chapters by night. Keep the morning for revision.
3. Make sure you have not forgotten to ready your tools like pen, scale, clip board, rubber, Admit card etc.
4. Take frequent short rest. Close eyes but not your mind. Recall the topics you’ve read. Such rest time can be of 10 minutes. It’ll rest your eyes and improve your concentration.
5. Sleep adequate so that you won’t have a hangover in the morning. But don’t over sleep which will cause you to panic next day.

Morning of the Exam:

6. Wake up, take a cup of coffee with light breakfast. Include an apple which will freshen you up.
7. Plan atleast 4-6 hours for final reading in the morning ie flash revision. During this go through the most important chapters, go through the headings and subheadings and points( Skip the texts as you have read it before). Take time to recall the formula, Mnemonics and points.
8. Last moment reading is Worthless does not apply for MBBS exam. Go through the most probable topics again if time is available even before you enter the exam hall.You may see the question from the last moment chapter and then you will see how your hand runs smoothly on the answer paper.

In the Examination Hall-

1. Reach atleast 10 minutes before the start time.
2. Fill Your details in Answer paper clearly and stay calm. Do anything that will give you extra impression and marks like drawing margins etc.
3. Stay calm and read the questions from 1 to last once and decide which section you are to start with. Make sure that 1st question you answer is the one you know well as it’ll boost your confidence for rest of the paper.
4. Divide the time for each question. Make sure you don’t miss question. Remember answering 3 questions and getting 3 marks each is not better than answering 4 in short and getting 2.5 each. Cut short if time is less but answer all.
5. Answer as neatly as possible and leave adequate spacing between words. It’ll make paper look cleaner and answer look lengthier.
6. Do not try to fool the examiner by repeating the same sentence again and again trying to elongate the answer. Describe well but get to the point at right time. Don’t just hit around the bush until examiner is frustrated with your answer.
7. Keep sometime to recheck your paper.

After the exam-

Sleep atleast 1-2 hours before starting preparation for next subject. It works like resetting your PC and created memory for next subject. It will also give you ability to wake late.
After the Examination is complete-
Forget about the exam. Don’t take too much stress for result. But learn from you experience and improve them in coming exam.

All though, you may read hundreds of tips online, its you who should decide which are good for you and which aren’t. So don’t ignore your own idea.
BEST OF LUCK  :-)

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Last updated: January 11, 2011



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  • csk says:

    sir i m studying in 1st mbbs please recommend me which books to study i m confused which books to study i hav my university exams in december plz help..

  • csk says:

    Sir i m in mbbs 1st year i hav my final exam from 19th plz tell whether to read whole or only do important questions and past papers. I m confused.

  • csk1645 says:

    sir only 1 month is der 4 my exam so what shall i study whole text or just questions.

    • Administrator says:

      It is best if you can go for the important topics from the text and then look at questions. If this is not possible, you should atleast study the topics about which the questions have been asked in the past. Read those topics from the book.

  • shravani says:

    Sir,i failed in my anatomy and biochem final xams conducted in july2013,though i wrkd hard….now i have 1month time for my supplimentary exams…being perfect with previous 10yrs question papers will help me to pass..sir??plzzz suggest

    • Administrator says:

      Probably, past ten years question will contain most of the important and common questions, repetition of questions is likely in any exam. Do your best, perfect them and try to get with your books as well. The more the better. Best of luck

  • hapiej says:

    Sir,I’m in 3rd year(6th sem).i hv nly 1 month for preparation of internal exams.psm/ophthalmology/ent…frm whr to start? I’m confused..help me

    • Administrator says:

      You have 1 month in hands to prepare for exam, which is just enough from my experience. So, first free yourself from stress and anxiety.

      Always begin with anatomy. Conditions of eyes and ears are pretty difficult to understand until you have sound knowledge of anatomy.

      Anterior chamber is important in undergraduate level in ophthalmology. Make sure not to miss these topics – Pathologic myopia, Aphakia, Pinguecula, Pterygium, Ophthalmia neonatarum, Trachoma, Bacterial conjunctivitis, Corneal ulcer, Corneal opacity, Difference between episcleritis and scleritis, Staphyloma, Anterior uveitis, endophthalmitis, sympathetic ophthalmia, uveal melanoma, Congenital cataract, senile cataract, briefly about cataract surgeries, Optic disc changes and visual field changes in glaucoma, Management of Acute congestive glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy, CRAO, Hypertensive retinopathy, retinoblastoma, ARMD, retinitis pigmentosa, amblyopia, papilledema, optic neuritis, strabismus – classification, tests and general concepts, thyroid eye disease, Xerophthalmia. Once you finish these topics, if you still have time you can further study other topics.

      In ENT, never miss these topics – Otitis media and complications, BPPV, Menier’s disease, Bell’s palsy, Acoustic neuroma, Ear wax, Otitis externa, Sinusitis and complications, Atrophic rhinitis, Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Deviated nasal septum, Briefly about septal surgeries, Septal abscess and perforation, Epistaxis, Vocal nodule and polyp, Stridor, Epiglottitis and Croup, Laryngeal carcinoma, Tracheostomy.

      What is taught in community medicine in 3rd year?

  • shubham gavali says:

    sir,i just take admission in mbbs course

    i have two months left to go in college,what basic study i do to get first year less tough

    • Administrator says:

      Shubham,Its good to know that you want be prepared in forehand and this is a precious attitude. MBBS is a pretty different from what you have all been learning before joining it. Keep your aptitude alive and you’ll do great.
      What you can do is, go through Human Anatomy first. It’ll be easier than other subjects like Pharmacology, Pathology etc. and you’ll have the basis to built your further knowledge upon it. Refer to this one-
      http://medchrome.com/basic-science/anatomy/study-anatomy-mbbs/
      If you have a senior in the college, get used to the course and study system in your college. Try to find friends who are interested in studying and build a good circle because there are always a group who party hard and study only before exams.
      Wishing you best of luck.
      Do not hesitate to write to us if any problem.

  • saurav says:

    sir,i just got admission in a medical college of Kolkata.our session will start on 1st sept,so there is a two months gape,and i want to do some basic study before joining college.so i want to know which i follow first-anatomy/physiology/biochemistry?

  • vivek chauhan says:

    sir,
    itz my 1st year in mbbs..plzz tel me which topic should i start from..anatomy , biochem. nd physiology..?? plz tel me

  • Bk says:

    Gud evening sir!…I have my final exam of mbbs part 1 in first week of octoboer 2014…kindly suggest me how to prepare for it….what subjects I should do first…and how to devide the time…plx suggest me….I will be very thankful..thanku

  • Kumar says:

    After passing 1st prof I took 2nd Prof real light and as a result got a supplementary in Pharmacology.I managed to pass the rest 3 subjects but couldn’t give pharmacology much time to pass it.Now after results and 2 months to go for the supply exam my knowledge is next to nill.Please help Mr out I’m freaking out !

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