How perception of ‘easy MCQs’ stand in your way of good DNB CET result?

You see what you want to see.

If you are asked about what is important for a good DNB CET result most people first think about getting the new questions correct. You spend lot of time reading a new question or a difficult question carefully. Now you have a ‘easy’ question next. This article is about a common mistake made by candidates in high pressured exam situations.

What do you see in an easy MCQ? Why is it important for a good DNB CET result?

Once you have scanned the next question, familiarity makes you happier. This is a risk. You see what you want to see especially after a difficult question, in a high pressured exam situation. Your brain can trick you into thinking that the question is asking you something that it’s not. It is easier to choose a distractor MCQ as answer and move to the next one. This is a mistake that needs to be avoided at any cost in your DNB CET exam if you wish a good result.

Why equal attention to all questions is important for good DNB CET results? A good proportion of DNB CET questions are perceived as ‘easy’. Getting an easy question wrong will have more devastating effect on your final score than getting a difficult question wrong. A few such mistakes is all it takes to bring your score down. This applies to DNB CET and AIPGMEE exams.

Try and read MCQ stems carefully, preferably twice. Make sure that you don’t jump into conclusions by mere scanning the question. This will also skew your thinking, and your initial impression may not serve you very well for a good DNB CET exam result.

HYT 085 – Impetigo

There are 13 NEET PG MCQs, 6 AIIMS  and 6 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘ Impetigo ‘ on Platinum access.

A 2 year old boy is brought to ER with lesions around his mouth and nose. According to mother, lesion initially appeared as a water filled swelling which ruptured into the present condition. Image of the child’s face is shown below. What is the MOST likely diagnosis?
Seborrheic dermatitis
2 Candidates
Atopic dermatitis
0 Candidates
Allergic contact dermatitis
4 Candidates
66 Candidates
Which of the following statement regarding non bullous impetigo is FALSE?
It occur as a response to exfoliative toxin type A and B
4 Candidates
Pathogenic organism is Staphylococcus
2 Candidates
It is common in infants
1 Candidates
It is deep in the dermis and does not rupture
53 Candidates

Which among the following condition is a slightly deeper form of impetigo which result in scarring and ulceration?
29 Candidates
0 Candidates
Staphylococcal scalded syndrome
25 Candidates
None of the above
1 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Usatine RP, Smith MA, Chumley HS, Mayeaux EJ, Jr.. Chapter 116. Impetigo.In: Usatine RP, Smith MA, Chumley HS, Mayeaux EJ, Jr.. eds. The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, 2e.

Q2) Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 8e chapter 176.

Q3) CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Emergency Medicine, 7e chapter 42.


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How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 086: Impetigo

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Impetigo NEET PG’ or ‘Impetigo AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Impetigo ’ 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 ‘Impetigo NEET PG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Impetigo ’. You have 13 questions today on Impetigo for NEET PG alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Impetigo


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


This article is about why easy MCQ is important for a good DNB CET result. It comprises description about How perception of ‘easy MCQs’ stand in your way of good DNB CET result. Also it exemplifies high yield topic Impetigo. It is a must attend for Platinum Access candidates.

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