The INICET MDS (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery) is a highly competitive entrance exam for admission to MDS courses in AIIMS. Being one of the toughest dental PG entrance exams, its preparation is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows, but the key is to keep going as in the end, the journey is worthwhile. Every effort of yours will push you one step closer to fulfilling your dream of becoming a master of dental surgery.
Through this blog, we share a few tips to make this journey a little easier for you.
1. Just relying on coaching centers won’t help
Coaching centers give a helping hand but don’t spoon-feed you. It is ultimately you who has to study. Although coaching institutes provide you with direction, notes, and strategies, the truth is still 90% of the work has to be done by you. We are certainly not saying that joining coaching is bad, but it may not be suitable for all. It comes with its own limitations, one of the biggest being the inability to give personalized attention to each student due to a large number of students already present in each batch.
This is a big disadvantage because every MDS student has a different learning pattern. PULP’s algorithm is designed in such a way that it considers your weaker and stronger areas before presenting you with questions. This is like a boon to the INICET MDS candidates as they can study and practice the concepts which need more attention.
2. Focus on clinical and application-based questions to score more
Previously, the exam paper was a mix of straightforward theory-based and one-liners. But over the past few years, the focus has shifted towards clinical-based dental MDS questions. There are very few one-liners left, and they’ve all been replaced by paragraph or image-based questions. Hence, getting a good hold on these questions will automatically help you fetch more marks. Try to comprehend each topic from a clinical standpoint. Practice the clinical based questions and image-based questions from each topic with the help of an advanced workout filter on PULP.
3. Don’t fall for the marketing gimmick
There are many INICET MDS books and apps available in the market and they all claim to be the best. But don’t fall for whatever you see or hear, do your own research. Refer to a platform that not only meets your NEET MDS preparation requirements but also provides the necessary study material for INICET. PULP’s exam filters allow you specifically concentrate on INICET-pattern MCQs. Moreover, you can also use our “recent year questions” filter to get an idea about the types of questions that are asked in the exam.
4. Solve INICET MDS mock tests to ease the tension
One of the main problems that most people face during any competitive exam is that they are unfamiliar with the exam format. They may know the answers but do not know how to answer them in the allotted time. This creates a sword hanging over the head sort of situation, knowing that you’re fighting for a position with thousands of candidates.
That is where Dental INICET MDS mock tests come in handy. They make the environment less intimidating and slowly turn the situation into familiar territory for you. Thus, start solving mock tests from the beginning instead of waiting for the last moment. This will give you ample time to identify and work on your weaker subjects. Use PrepDNA on PULP to accurately identify the dental INICET MDS topics which need more emphasis.
5. Thorough revision is a must
The revision will be the deciding factor in your preparation. The best way would be to finish the topic and then revise your notes and practice questions from that chapter. It will give you a good idea of the more important topics so that you can prioritize them well. If prioritizing is not your strong suit, then the revision tab can help as it allows you to revise questions that you marked wrong in your previous attempts.
And that’s all folks! Dental INICET exam is a highly competitive exam that requires a comprehensive understanding of concepts and topics. You now have all the tips and tricks to prepare for INICET MDS. Avoid sitting down to study for long stretches of time, take regular breaks, and avert mental burnout. Put in the hard work but in a smart way. Remember, success is not just about acing an exam, it’s also about enjoying the journey. So, let’s get going and make this INICET MDS preparation a fun and rewarding experience!