Interview with our topper Dr ANUPAM DAS
Dr ANUPAM DAS did his MBBS from Medical College, Kolkata and joined DAMS Combo test series (2 yrs)
He secured Rank 31 IN WBPGMAT 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Anupam Das: Hard work, hard work and hard work
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Anupam Das: Everyone encouraged me a lot throughout the last year of terrible stress and anxiety.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Anupam Das: I was the first medico in my family, so it was my decision to take up medicine but my parents were always by my side.
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?
Dr.Anupam Das: Yes, combating 19 subjects in such a short period of time is definitely a tough job and quite often I used to succumb to pressure but thanks to the really helpful DAMS tests which helped me monitor my progress and the loopholes.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Anupam Das: In the last year, its quite difficult to read theory books but I managed to read Sumer Sir’s review of radiology, ajay yadav’s anesthesia and a few topics from Harrison
DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Anupam Das: ACROSS volume 1 and 2, pharmacology garg gupta and definitely the 5 volumes at least 5 times
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Anupam Das: DAMS grand tests are special because we get to face lots of new questions and the subject tests keep you in a constant monitoring. Worth mentioning, DAMS teachers were 24*7 available on DAMS exclusive club on FACEBOOK which was crucial for success, I just couldn’t have imagined to get my doubts answered at 12 midnight by experts!
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr.Anupam Das: Selective study but revision as many times as you can
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams , kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr.Anupam Das: Yes, we should appear for multiple exams but I personally feel the maximum chances of securing a rank is in state and all india.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Anupam Das: pharmacology, biochemistry, ortho, skin, anesthesia, psychiatry and radiology
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Anupam Das: This year wbpg didn’t have negative markings.. so I attempted 200/200 but I repent on why I did so becoz when the candidates secure the same marks, number of incorrect answers come into consideration and if still the scenario remains same, age factor comes(due to which I was taken aback by 3 or 4 ranks).
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Anupam Das: any cool subject in a descent college will do for me
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Anupam Das: Sumer Sethi sir who was there with us all the time, clearing our doubts, tagging respective faculties on facebook and Sumit Seth sir who used to promptly reply to my messages with answers and explanations.