How to Master High Cognitive Level MCQs prior to NEET PG 2018?

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HYT 026 – Stroke

There are 39 NEETPG MCQs, 40 AIIMS  and 38 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword Stroke on Platinum access.

MCQs related to stroke both infarction and haemorrhage are very important for DNB, AIIMS and NEETPG. A number of syndromes from this area need to be memorised by their salient features. Good anatomical understanding of blood supply of the brain helps to answer many questions.


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How to attempt high-cognitive level MCQs for medical PG entrance exam (NEET PG 2018) success?

NEET PG 2018 exams are coming. You may be preparing for that. 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 22000 High-Cognitive MCQs on Platinum Access. It is important to practice them for you AIIMS November and NEET PG 2018. If you do not have platinum access yet, join over 1000 candidates by subscribing here. Get instant platinum access here.

USE KEYWORDyear old‘ to access most of H-C-MCQs.

G2M High Yielding Topics for Medical PG will cover the most important, frequently repeated and the most likely topics and new advances in a series. G2M H-Y-T series offers guidance for NEET PG 2018, AIIMS May 2018, AIIMS Nov 2017 and DNB 2018 exams and leads to use the platinum access.

Platinum access provides full access to G2M resources. This includes nearly 22,000 unique MCQs, all of which has explanations with standard references. You will have access to all mock tests, high yield topics and articles. Access to Apps (iPhone, Android and iPad) are available for free when you have platinum access. You will also receive a unique candidate support service.

Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.

Which of the following is the MOST common site of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage?
8 Candidates
7 Candidates
Basal ganglia
201 Candidates
Corpus callosum
8 Candidates


Déjérine-Roussy syndrome result from vascular compromise in which part of the brain?
7 Candidates
19 Candidates
134 Candidates
5 Candidates


Medial medullary syndrome result from occlusion of which of the following artery?
Vertebral artery
117 Candidates
Short circumferential artery
4 Candidates
Anterior inferior cerebellar artery
12 Candidates
Posterior inferior cerebellar artery
11 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Smith WS, Johnston S, Hemphill J, III. Cerebrovascular Diseases. In: Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.

Q2) Aminoff MJ, Greenberg DA, Simon RP. Stroke. In: Aminoff MJ, Greenberg DA, Simon RP. eds. Clinical Neurology, 9e.

Q3) Antoniello D. Cerebrovascular Disease. In: Williams BA, Chang A, Ahalt C, Chen H, Conant R, Landefeld C, Ritchie C, Yukawa M. eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics, Second Edition.

How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 026: Stroke?

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Stroke AIPG’ or ‘Stroke AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Stroke’ 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.

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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 ‘Stroke AIPG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Stroke’. You have 39 questions today on Stroke for NEET PG alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Stroke

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

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