1.Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat. Tell us a bit about yourself. Please also tell us your individual marks in each subject.
1-I’m Rutuja Bhilwande,2nd BDS,studying in sinhagad dental college and hospital,pune
My 1st BDS scores are as follows
2.So, when all of this is new and the rest of us are still busy figuring the head and tail of the subject, how did you tackle and master the syllabus?
2-All I did was just started knowing about the subject thoroughly instead of just panicking how will I cope with the subjects. In the beginning I was little worried but then I started understanding the subject as well as the syllabus.
3.Did you have a set schedule, a time table that you stuck to? What were the daily hours that you put in self study ?
3- It was not that I had a very strict schedule but all I did was just regularly revising the notes taken from the lectures and further extending those notes after reading in particular textbook.
4.Did you have a different methodology of tackling the subjects? Any special notes that you prepared?
4-Mostly I preferred the notes which I prepared on my own after reading the text book. Most of my notes were in tabular as in the length was very short but contained lot about the particular topic just like key notes which I could revise a few hours before the exam.
5.Do you have any special pointers for specific subjects? The do’s and don’ts of it?
5-Basic thing I used to follow was practice as many diagrams as possible and try to write answers in form of tables or flowcharts
6.Was there any help that you acquired while exam preparation? Like any visual aids any professional guidance? Or those little tit bits that the professors tell us but none other than the toppers pay attention to? Please share with us.
6- Professors had always guided about the skill or tact of paper writing, which I always followed personally.
7.How vital is the Question bank during exams? Does it come highly recommended or you advice thorough reading of the text and having confound knowledge of the subject?
7-I would advice to read the text books and try to learn learn the subject first and then go for question bank.
8.How do you propose the students study and what kind of discipline should be followed during exam time?
8- Discipline is a must during exams which has to be followed. What I would suggest is try to get your own marks with your own efforts instead of adding them up with someone else’s efforts.
9.Could you give some important pointers on Exam writing skills? And also how should one prepare for a practical exam?
9- Paper should be neat and clean with lots of diagrams and try writing answers mostly in the form of tables or flow charts or diagrams.
10.Any special tricks and tacts for the students of your college who would be reading this?
10- Just try to prepare key notes for every topic which can be revised quickly.
11.So, do you have any parting thoughts? Like disclosing that secret mantra that you chanted or that special brand of energy drink you savored? Just kidding. Seriously though, anything at all?
11-What I would say is start studying the subjects with interest for knowledge instead for scores.