Shruti Singh YMT topper

1.Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat.   Tell  us  a  bit  about  yourself. Please  also  tell  us  your individual  marks  in  each subject.

Hi I am Shruti Singh, studying in Y.M.T dental college.

My individual subject scores are :

DADH : 138

Gen. Anatomy : 147

Physiology+ biochem:155

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?

I was very patient.I knew I couldn’t ‘master’ the syllabus, as you put it, in the very first try. My goal was to understand the smallest details of each subject by the end of the year, cumulatively.

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  ?

Yes, I stuck to a schedule during the PL, before the university exams.

4.Did you have  a  different  methodology  of  tackling  the  subjects?  Any  special  notes  that  you prepared?

I prepare my own notes.It is a combination of the professors’ lectures, standard textbooks and a little bit of Google.

5.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.

I have found that it is usually the ‘little tit bits’ of the professors that make all the difference, especially during viva.

6.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?

I only opened the question bank in the month of May to test myself.

Like I mentioned earlier, it is important to understand the concept of the subject.

7.How do you propose  the  students study and what kind  of  discipline  should be  followed during  exam  time?

Just don’t be lazy!

I have always been laid back about completing journals and carvings, and to my disadvantage, it interfered with my exam schedule.

So my advice to anyone reading this would be to finish your submissions on time so that you’re left with ample time to study at your own pace.

8.Could you give  some  important  pointers  on  Exam  writing skills?  And also  how  should  one  prepare  for  a practical  exam?

Once you do the theory well, practicals are a breeze. Practicals sum up the entire textbook, and test your knowledge in depth. So if you’ve left anything out during theory, you must cover up before Practicals.

9.Any special  tricks  and tacts  for  the  students  of  your  college  who  would be  reading this?

No, Boost is not the secret to my energy (hehe 😀 ).

On a serious note, it is important to balance your studies with extracurricular activities as giving time to your hobby will revitalize you. But too much of either is undesirable.


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