Dr Ankita Saini did her MBBS from Manipal University and joined DAMS
She has cleared MCI Screening – September -2011.
Ques. DAMS: Congratulation on securing a top rank in MCI Screening. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Ans. Intensive study and regularly in assessment.
Ques. DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Ans. Provided me ample support to get though the fear of excelling that every aspirant has. Family friends and every one have been a lot of support.
Ques. DAMS: Who influenced you?
Ans. This been my dream to be a Doctor the tittle itself been a lot influential to me so chased it.
Ques. DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Ans. Yeah, a lot of times, doubting yourself is necessary to assess oneself. And it helps you to get over your shortcoming. In that I took test as I joined this institute and this been instrumental in breaking all my doubts.
Ques. DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. Seriously speaking getting through basic text books is enough to clear MCI but yes I did study MK-1/2, AA/1/2/3, DAMS explanation and Vikas Dhikav.
Ques. DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. No need to get through books like across because they are for PG as there level is too high. For MCI just basic text books are enough.
Ques. DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Ans. DAMS provided me subject wise test series. That provided me the raw material to start with in preparing for MCI exam and also I was able to assess my self regularly. The best thing that helped me is the regularity that I wished to have been provided me in this institute focused preparation is what needed to clear MCI exam. The staff been helpful and the schedule is quite flexible so that candidate gets “time” that is the money in getting there MCI exam I wasn’t exhausted at any time ever.
Ques. DAMS: What do you think is the batter way of preparation between selective, intensive and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Ans. I prefer selective, intensive study. Just brush up your facts and you can get there the exam easily. But of course, the amount of time you get to self study and relax matters so I had chosen the pattern of study where I can reproduce the output as getting through the exam. One does not need to get into wide extensive to excel in MCI presence of mind would matter in exam time.
Ques. DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. PSM, MED, Surgery, Pathology, OBS/Gyne, Radiology, Forensic & Ortho.
Ques. DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Ans Attempt all questions that was what I had in my mind. There is no negative marking then why should I leave any questions. But surely blind ticking is not makes you get through I learnt and went with luck. But luck as I think is labour under correct knowledge.
Ques. DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Ans. Would want to go for medicine as its vast never ending for me to learn. But all depends on what I get its too early to say.