[HIDE]how to read
1] Never try to read whole text books, rather go in retrograde fashion. First read Question try to solve it, read explanation if given and then read only relevant portion from text. Choose standard text book for reading like davidson or harrison [CMDT is best] for medicine or LB/Swartz for surgery, rather than reading from large books of postgraduate.
2] donot leave MCQ till u understand answer properly and your concept is clear, else mark it for rereading.
3] There r many Questions that u know well u will never need to read again, Mark questions that u feel that u need to read it again to differantiate it from those discided previosly.
4] Pneumonics r definately helpful for remebering lists, that will save your time too.
5] Group discussion is quite helpful, but best after all member of group has read same topic.
6] Coaching classes may help u but more after u have read subject once. They can not make u to remember whole subject in 2-3 days rater it is a sort of revision. so more importent is your reading. So
Reading material of most of coaching class r absolutely useless except their Question bank, Theory from their material will never clear your concepts and r always incomplete. Many Answers given in their key r wrong.
7] In Exam do not leave question unless u dont know any thing about that, even though there r negative markings. If u can rule out one answer probability that u will mark true rises significantly.
8] Go through Pretest harrison and Pretest swartz atleast once as many difficult questions r ditto to ditto from these books specialy question with clinical senerio.
9] Large numbers of questions r repeated in subsequent exams and else topics r repeated [FOr ex MEN but if u have noticed, no one has asked its investigation and treatment part, though discused in depth in standard texts.
so read that topic thoroughly.
more than 40-50% [ minimum 100-150 MCQ in AIPG] questiona r repeated and if u answer them rapidly it will save your lots of time that u can use for difficult question.
10] give as many mock test as possible seriously u will gain speed.
11] Get well relaxed before your final exam as coolness of your mind during last three hours will deside your future
12] Few helpful links