I’m Dhvani Raithatha and I was a test series student with Adrplexus Digital Strides (AIIMS/PGI/JIPMER test series) I secured Rank 19 (General Category Rank - 17) at PGIMER MD/MS Entrance Nov ‘17. I was enrolled for the Central Institute Test series. The tests were simulation of the real test. And I loved reading your answer key. The answers were explained very well and rest of the options ruled out. Also, important topics related to the question were added for you to go through.

2. What was your study Plan?

I had attended coaching in my 3rd and final year but i started studying seriously for entrance exams after NEET last year. It took me about 4 months to finish my first reading. During my second reading i went through recent question papers from various exams. In my subsequent readings, i started revising multiple subjects at a time.

3. How many hours did u study ?

About 10-11 hrs throughout the year.

4. Your tips for success


5. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?


6. How much time do you think one requires for serious preparation for this examination?

For someone like me who has started a little late, I’d say 8-9 months.

7. When did you seriously start preparing for this exam?


8. Did you face the problem of volatile memory? If so, how did you deal with it?

Yes. Multiple revisions and giving tests regularly helped a lot.

9. What was your daily timetable during the preparation? Were you able to stick to the timetable strictly?

Yes, i was able to stick to it most of the times.

10. What is your advice to the future aspirants?

I was an average student throughout MBBS. Just a few months of focused study got me here. So put in your best and let God take care of the rest                

11. Which books did you read for the theory part?

I stuck to coaching notes and referred to standard textbooks as and when required.

12. What was your strategy for the exam day?

In all the PGI pattern mock tests that I had taken, i got about 450-460 options right. So i decided to play it around that number. I had marked about 475 options in the final exam.

13. What was ur style of answering question. Whether you started from question no 1 and ended with last question or started from middle of the question paper.

Yes, I went from Q1 to 250.

14. Did u underwent the phase of depression. How did u overcome it?



15. What was your strategy for NOV 2017?

Same as 12. I filled in the OMR after every 50 questions

16. HOW many choices did u attempt ? ROUGH NUMBER. Please detail your strategies

475. Same as q 12

17. What are the do’s and don’ts in exam

PGI is a paper and pen exam. Practice that way before giving the final exam. Be thorough with the basics. Read the questions carefully esp paying attention to ‘except’, ‘Not’ etc… Do not panic.

18. YOUR recommended books for PG PREPARATION

Anatomy, physiology, Biochem - Arvind Arora

Forensic- sumit seth,

Micro- apurba sastry,

Pharma- govind rai garg

Ent, obgy- sakshi arora,

Ophtha- Ruchi rai,

Psm- Vivek jain,

Medicine- Amit ashish

Surgery- Pritesh singh,

Paeds- arvind arora,

Ortho- apurv mehra

Psych, derma,

Anesthesia - arvind arora,

Radio- sumer sethi