EXAM DAY TIPS FOR DNB CET
H-Y-T: 029 – Hepatitis
Hepatitis is an important topic with frequent repeats and new advancing questions. Included below is a new MCQ from AIIMS May 2015. Also see the previous topic on Hepatitis B, Latest Advances. Read Here.
Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.
DNB CET July 2015: Exam Day Tips for Computer Based Test
There are a number of things to keep in mind in the last 48 hours prior to a computer based exam. This is to make sure that your cortisol levels are low to help you retrieve your hard learning with minimal falsification of memory. Please note these tips apply mostly for the final 48 hours until your end your exam.
Tip 1) Read all the relevant NBE documents related to your DNB CET. Be prepared with your exam centre, travel plans etc. Get near to the centre the day before if possible.
Tip 2) Make sure that you have read the exam instructions prior to the exam day. At least one mock test should be attended in a similar platform. G2M Mock tests provide very similar experience. Last minute reading of the rules and guidelines is counterproductive.
Tip 3) A good 7-8 hours sleep the night before is important. It is ideal to avoid any amount of alcohol the day before, even if it helps your sleep.
Tip 4) Dietetic tips the day before exam: Drinking plenty of water the night before and on the day of exam, reduces tiredness. Have fruits the day before exam. Have good amounts of proteins and a warm milk (hot chocolate) before sleep, helps a good night sleep. Avoid coffee and tea after 6pm the day before the exam, to help your sleep. Avoid heavy fatty food. Food like biriyani can give some relief from stress but it is not helpful for the following day. Keep it simple – rice, chapati, vegetables, fish meat and plenty of drinks. 3 snacks is good – all fruits, if possible (11am, 3pm and before sleep). Do not try unfamiliar food from a new restaurant.
Tip 5) 30 minutes light exercise or walking is advisable the day before exam. It is best done with blank mind, time to reflect. This helps to be in control on the exam day. Light exercise increase the amount of opioid endorphins in the brain. This is significantly beneficial.
Tip 6) Dietetic tips for the exam day: On the day of the exam, drink 1-2 glasses of water first thing in the morning. Have coffee/tea in the first 30 minutes after wake up. Breakfast should have high proportion of carbohydrates and low proteins. Low-glycemic carbs are good e.g. fruits and sweet potatoes (slow release). If your exam is in the afternoon session, have a similar lunch, with less proteins. Reduce fizzy drinks and consider fresh fruit juice is possible (only from good quality providers). A strong coffee/tea 1 hour prior to exam is advisable. Avoid high fat in diet. Your focus is on alertness, less tiredness and good concentration. 30 minutes walk early in the morning can help too. Do not go with your binge drives, find a meaningful diet plan. It is good to plan and write it down with a time schedule. Be in control.
Tip 7) Computer Based Exam (DNB CET): Revise only your notes on the day of exam. Do not try and learn new information. Stop reading 1 hour prior to exam. Be mindful of your tasks and have less distractions with friends and others. Read the instructions for your computer based exam. Start the exam and give equal importance for the first 10 questions and the remaining 290 questions. It is like a marathon. Keep it steady and slow. Do not skip any questions, unless you want to come back to it. Special attention should be given to clinical vignettes, new MCQs, high cognitive MCQs and image questions. Use elimination strategies to make your guess work improve your scores.
Read the following articles too:
1. 4 Tips for DNB CET CBT: http://www.gatetomedicine.com/blog/4-tips-dnb-cet-computer-based-tests/
2. Eliminate to get the best guess: http://www.gatetomedicine.com/blog/negative-marks-for-aiims-pg-aiipgmee-dnb-cet/
4. Attempt High Cognitive MCQs: http://www.gatetomedicine.com/blog/master-high-cognitive-level-mcqs-aipgmee-2016/
5. Insights into DNB IRT Scoring: http://www.gatetomedicine.com/blog/tips-for-dnb-cet-scoring-and-results/
The references for the above questions were from the following:
Q1) Brooks GF, Carroll KC, Butel JS, Morse SA, Mietzner TA. Chapter 35. Hepatitis Viruses. In: Brooks GF, Carroll KC, Butel JS, Morse SA, Mietzner TA. eds. Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, 26e.
Q2) Leventhal JS, Ross MJ, Lai K, Tang S. Chapter 35. Glomerular Disorders due to Infections. In: Lerma EV, Berns JS, Nissenson AR. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension
Q3) Ukomadu C. Chapter 8. Hepatic Complications of Pregnancy. In: Greenberger NJ, Blumberg RS, Burakoff R. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy, 2e.
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