Dr Rohit Hadbe from P.D.V.V.P.F’S Medical College, Ahmednagar secured 280th Rank in the MH-PGM-CET which was conducted in the month of January 2016.
Below is an excerpt from his interview
1) In which year did you pass out your MBBS?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: I completed my MBBS in 2013.
2) What was your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year)?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: I got 55.67% aggregate marks.
3) When did you seriously start preparing for the PG Entrance exam?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: After passing out my MBBS I started preparing but that year it didn’t go well, so I gave another year and actually started my preparation from Feb 2015.
4) How many hours did you study each day?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: On an average daily I studied almost 6-8 hours. Usually I try to utilize my maximum time of that day.
5) Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: I had read subjectwise MCQ guides for both theory part and MCQs solving
A few ones to mention are
Vivek Jain for PSM
Gobind Garg for Pharmacology
Gobind Garg and Devesh Mishra sir’s book for Pathology
Bhojani for OBGY
Bhatia textbook and essence for medicine
Amit Ashish and Pritesh Singh for surgery
Others mostly from Arvind Arora
6) Which books did you read for MCQs revision?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: same as mentioned above along with NBE volumes by Arvind Arora and Bipin Daga (must for Maharashtra state exam)
7) What were the subjects you focused upon?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and PSM as these were the key subjects with good weightage and can cover other subjects too.
8) What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: Since there were no negative marks, I had attempted all the questions and I had a habit to solve in sequence as it may lead to marking the answers.
9) In which field do you want to specialize in? Why?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: I haven’t yet decided a field, but I would prefer Medicine or Paediatrics as these are very good and flexible branches and you get challenging cases every day.
10) What role did the internet play in your preparation?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: I had been following RankJunction’s MCQs, solving them regularly helped me for quick revision of few topics. Also I had been following lots of forums on Facebook like Devesh Mishra Sir, Rebecca James Madam, Ranjan Patel Sir, Apurba Sastry Sir and Ashwani kumar Sir. They were always there helping me clearing my doubts and controversies.
11) What is your advice to future aspirants?
Dr Rohit Hadbe: Hard work is the key to success, so put your efforts so much that it will guarantee you success.
Many Many Congratulations to Dr Rohit Hadbe on his Huge and Marvellous Success.