Interview with our topper Dr. Savinay Kapur



Interview with our topper Dr. Savinay Kapur
Dr. Savinay Kapur did his MBBS from AIIMS, Delhi
and joined DAMS Test & Discussion Course Regd no DL0
He secured Rank 5 IN PGI DEC 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
Thanks a lot. A combination of my elders’ blessings & hardwork I believe.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
My parents & brother have supported me all throughout. Friends play a huge role in keeping your morale high when you need it.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
My Dad.
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. Savinay Kapur:
There are times when you feel as if the world’s going to come crashing down, I won’t deny that, but there was always a belief that I will make it.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
All the regular books, nothing special.
DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
I read just AA & MK and Manoj Choudhary for PGI.

DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:  
The discussion I had with Dr.Sumer were immensely helpful in keeping me focussed towards my target. His vision is undeniably unparalleled.
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. Savinay Kapur:
I have always believed in extensive studies during the 4.5 yrs. of MBBS & selective study in the last 1 year.
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. Savinay Kapur:
Multiple exams giving you an additional opportunity of proving your potential. An entrance exam is like a T-20 match, immensely unpredictable, so a second exam always helps.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:  
Biochem, Physio, Patho, Pharma & Medicine.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
My strategy was to mark aggressively and not to hold back. I had marked around 550 options in the exam.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:   
I want to do Medicine/Radio diagnosis from PGI Chandigarh.

DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Savinay Kapur:
I had the opportunity to be taught by stalwarts like Dr.Sumer & Dr.Rajeev. The NEET Live Tests, PGI Mock Tests were extremely helpful but the thing I liked most about DAMS was the friendly & helping nature of everybody at DAMS.

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