How to attempt high-cognitive level MCQs for medical PG entrance exam (NEET PG 2016) success?

You may be preparing early for DNB CET, followed by AIIMS 2016 and NEET PG 2016. It is important that you know about 2 broad types of MCQs that needs different preparation.

a) Lower-level cognitive Medical MCQs

Most MCQs are written to assess lower-level cognitive skills – basic comprehension and recall or recognition. These MCQs assess only your ability to understand the question and remember the answer. It may also assess your recognition of an image or an ECG.


Which one of the following is the drug of choice for eclampsia? 

A. Antihypertensives
B. Magnesium sulphate
C. Beta blockers
D. Clonazepam

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b) High-level cognitive Medical MCQs

10-20% of the crucial MCQs in all exams are higher level cognitive MCQs. These MCQs assess comprehension, application and analysis along with your ability to recall and recognise. These questions are usually clinical scenarios and vignettes.

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A 36-year-old non-diabetic patient presented initially to the dermatologist with multiple hemorrhagic blisters over the hands, feet, trunk and face. Over the next decade, she presented with a confusing clinical picture with multisystem involvement. Laboratory evaluation showed antinuclear antibody-negative nephrotic syndrome. The kidney biopsy showed deposits that were potassium permanganate resistant. The congo red stained biopsy is given below. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. AA Amyloidosis
B. AL Amyloidosis
D. Collapsing glomerulopathy

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The following aspects are important to look for in a clinical vignette:

(Patient Scenario) (Signs and Symptoms) (Additional information for differential diagnosis) (abnormal findings) (medication) (lab results) (absence, presence) (enzymes, hormones) (injury and location) (time relation) (organisms, agents) (interventions) (expected outcome) (history of past illnesses)

This list is not exclusive. There are more than 1500 High-Cognitive MCQs on Platinum Access. It is important to practice them for you DNB CET, AIIMS November and NEET PG 2016. If you do not have platinum access yet, join over 1000 candidates by subscribing here. Get instant platinum access here.

HYT 083 – Digoxin

There are 18 NEET PG MCQs, 17 AIIMS  and 15 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘ Digoxin ‘ on Platinum access.

All the following statements are TRUE regarding digoxin, EXCEPT:
Dose is reduced in liver failure
38 Candidates
Increase contractility of heart
1 Candidates
Decrease heart rate
1 Candidates
Dose is reduced in renal failure
8 Candidates
Which of the following electrolyte disturbance enhances digoxin toxicity?
5 Candidates
37 Candidates
0 Candidates
1 Candidates

Which of the following statement regarding Digoxin is FALSE?
It increases phase 4 slope
17 Candidates
Has prominent vagotonic action
1 Candidates
Prolongation of atrial action potential
10 Candidates
Increase AV node refractoriness
0 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Kowey PR, Yan G. Chapter 45. Antiarrhythmic Drugs. In: Fuster V, Walsh RA, Harrington RA. eds. Hurst’s The Heart, 13e.

Q2) Benowitz NL. Chapter 61. Digoxin and Other Cardiac Glycosides. In: Olson KR.eds. Poisoning & Drug Overdose, 6e.

Q3) Sampson KJ, Kass RS. Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC. eds. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e.


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How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 083: Digoxin

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Digoxin NEET PG’ or ‘Digoxin AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Digoxin’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe. 

How to create HYTs on Study Panel for NEET PG, AIIMS PG and DNB exams?

Make sure you have selected AIIMS, NEET PG or DNB as package on Study Panel.


Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests). 

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Step 2: Click Create New

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Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Digoxin NEET PG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Digoxin’. You have 18 questions today on Digoxin for NEET PG alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Digoxin


Step 4: Generate Exam will save your topic for future.

This article is about How to attempt high-cognitive level MCQs for medical PG entrance exam (NEET PG 2016) success. It comprises description about attempting MCQs for your NEET PG 2016. Also it exemplifies high yield topic Digoxin. It is a must attend for Platinum Access candidates.

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