(This post was originally written on 18 July 2016. It was added to my blog by taking permission from the writer. Thank you, Dr. Namitha Venkat, for allowing me to add your post to this blog).
My PLAB 1 Experience:
NAIDU NAMI · MONDAY, 18 JULY 2016.
Hello Friends! My apologies to all for the delay in replying back to you. I have received numerous requests regarding my Plab-1 experience.
Firstly I would like to bring to your notice that this is my second attempt. On the first occasion, I fell short by one mark. I personally reason this as my lack of guidance, however on this occasion I was guided by Dr. Neeschal and other good souls (God Bless Them All). Below is an indication of my preparation: Firstly I prepared for one month, 12 hours per day, taking 15 minutes breaks every three hours. I revised thrice the “1700 mock by Unity Group” and revised once the “1700 mock by Dr. Khalid”. For instance when preparing a particular MCQ: Let’s imagine the topic is about Cervical Cancer. I would study the related topic from OHCM & OHCS. In this fashion, I studied all the 1700 mocks. It took me approximately 15 days to achieve this.Secondly I completed seven to eight most recent mocks by
Secondly, I completed seven to eight most recent mocks by Dr. Samson & Dr. Swammy. Whilst completing these mocks I considered them as the real exam aiming to complete them in three hours. My score was usually around 130-150. This way I got my timing right and it helped me in managing my time effectively. I paid little importance to the Lab Values as they were provided on the last page. I will upload a file marked as “Important Points” it is essential that you prepare these topics from OHCM & OHCS.
I will upload a file marked as “Important Points” it is essential that you prepare these topics from OHCM & OHCS.Lastly I attempted to complete as many recalls as possible from the years 2012-2015. There were many topics repeated from these recalls and
Lastly, I attempted to complete as many recalls as possible from the years 2012-2015. There were many topics repeated from these recalls and memorizing them assisted me in saving valuable time at the exam.I did not subscribe for study in
I did not subscribe for study in PassMedicine as the level of these questions appeared to be different and not relevant for Plab-1. However, I subscribed to Samson online questions. If time permits please undertake subject wise notes by Dr. Samson or Dr. Swammy.
Two to three ECG questions will be asked you can prepare for these from Neeshal’s “ECG Solved File”.
This was my method of preparation for Plab-1. Should you require any further assistance or queries feel free to contact me on Facebook.
I was advised that the Plab-1 pattern is being revised from September 2016. However, I hope there are not significant changes. If was facing this situation I would include revising the Ethics chapter from OHCM to my preparation to do list.