Dr. Manojkumar B Gaddikeri has secured Rank 37 in NEET PG 2017. He has done his MBBS from KIMS Hubli.
Q. In what year did you pass out your MBBS (Completion of Internship)?
Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year)?
Q. What ranks had you secured in any previous PG medical entrance exams you gave?
Ans. JIPMER – rank 56 and last year AIPG 2016 rank 30,700.
Q. Could you please tell us something about yourself?
Ans. Have been an average, fun loving student throughout my MBBS . Middle class family, Dad is DC in BMTC Bangalore, mom is a housewife, elder sister Is a gynecologist in Oman, elder brother working in Australia.
Q. What is the secret of your success?
Ans. Blessings, my teachers at Bhatia Bangalore, Hard-work and will to succeed.The transformation from 30,700 ranks last year to 37 ranks this year wasn’t easy.Staying positive n believing in myself helped a lot.
Q. How was your internship?
Ans. Didn’t get time to study in the internship, since a govt college.
Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?
Ans. 8 months back
Q. How many hours did you study each day? How long do you think students need to prepare for cracking PG medical entrance exams?
Ans. I used to count the time I spent in sleep, jog, and basic activities.Rest of the day I studied, roughly around 16-17 hrs.The competition is very tough n have to spend a minimum of 15 hrs a day.
Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. I did not read any theory books during preparation.Jus referred std books.There is no for studying theory books.During MBBS few std books like Robbins n rest were all Indian authors.
Q. Which books did you read for the MCQs? Which MCQ books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. “Most important” are class notes of Bright class Bangalore.my notes from MCQ books like
1) Arvind Arora for Anat, Physio, forensic, ophthal, pediatrics, psychiatry, radio, anesthesia
2) Medicine – Mudit Khanna but now Dr.Thameem Sir’s book 1st edition is abt to come, plz read it. Mudit Khanna has not updated much.
3) surgery – Pritesh Singh, awesome book n must read for NEET and AIIMS especially second half.
4)ortho- Apurv Mehra
5)OBG- Bhojani n few topics from Soumya Shukla.
6) Micro-Apruv Shastry
7)Pathology- Devesh Mishra
8)ENT- Manisha Sinha Buddhiraja
9)Biochem- Rebecca James”
Q. Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. All subjects are important, cannot neglect any subject.Most important are obviously medicine, surgery, but in NEET exam all subjects are given equal importance. They are the rank deciders.
Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject? Did you make any changes in your study methods in your recent attempts?
Ans. Don’t study one subject a day; it will reduce your efficiency and interest.Better is to study two subjects a day and 1-2 hrs for solving papers as it will help you to keep in touch with other subjects as well.monthly before Bhatia grand tests I used to start revis ing all my notes 1 wk befr.Never hesitate to tak tests evn if u haven’t studied.
Q. Did you do any special preparation for image-based questions?
Ans. Don’t waste tym in preparing for image based questions,if u knw the theory wel u can answer any image based questions.Patho if possible, during free tym refer Robbin images.Dont waste ur tym in fb discussion grps or any other discussions, it is utter waste of tym.
Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why? How many do you think you got correct?
Ans. Stay calm, relaxed, my jogging n meditation during prep helped me a lot to stay relaxed on exm day.Going to exam with positive attitude is vry impt.attempted 300 questions. got 1217 marks.
Q. Do think there should be a different strategy for preparation of different entrance exams like AIIMS-PG, PGI and DNB CET?
Ans. For AIIMS , JIPMER and rest others answering by ruling out options is very impt.for NEET it is purely the knowledge.solve as many mcq as possible for NEET.
Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?
Ans. Bhatia Bangalore.online test series of prepladder and rankjunction.
Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?
Ans. My interest
Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? Why?
Ans. Orthopedics, mainly trauma.
Q. What seat have you been allotted in counseling? Did you join?
Ans. Counselling hasn’t started yet.
Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?
Ans. There is no shortcut to success, hard work in a smart way is the key.classes played a major role , my teachers at Bhatia Bangalore are responsible for this rank.Always aim high as high as rank 1, since u r not less than anyone.Giv ur best shot.stay consistent.Giv as many practice tests as possible n don’t loose heart if u get less marks in mock tests as eventually u ll start getting good marks.
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 the 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. It is ur same knowledge tested in different manner in diff exams.No spl preparions are needed.Giv as many exams as possible.
We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr.Manojkumar B Gaddikeri.