When do you start your medical PG entrance exam preparations in India and how?

Most medical students think about medical PG entrance exam preparations in India near to their internship or when they are house surgeons. Is this actually the right attitude to learning? Think about the competition. 150,000 or more doctors preparing for exams and you have to find a rank in the first 1500 or so to have a seat of your choice. That is only 1 in every 100 Indian doctor have a good chance of finding the specialties of their choice.

When to start attending coaching classes for Medical PG entrance exam preparations in India?

To completely cover 19 subjects is not possible in 5 years. Hence you need to manage your expectations in the first place. Attending ANY REGULAR MEDICAL PG ENTRANCE COACHING is highly recommended. This will prevent topics piling up towards the end.  A good coaching programmer should not have more than 100-400 students. It is good to know where you stand if there are mock exams. These could be like weekend courses. It is best to start attending the courses as students.

There are drawbacks. Good medical PG entrance courses are like regional lottery in India, only a few centers have this facility. Courses are often costly and they do take your weekends away! Some drop out after a few lectures. It is still one of my top recommendations.

Why is there a change in trend in India towards online Medical PG Entrance learning?

In the last two years there has been an exponential increase in medical students and Indian medical PG entrance aspirants resorting to learning online. Candidates are moving away from forum participation towards structured medical PG learning portals. The reasons are simple, it fills the existing gaps.

  • Online courses can be accessed 24/7. It provides amazing flexibility if you are a working doctor, pregnant or other personal circumstances.
  • Online courses offer mock tests conducted 24/7 with rank lists published. One good example is Gate To Medicine Mock Tests
  • Online courses are cheaper and affordable. There are packages available with more than 15,000 questions from Rs 2900. Here is an example link – click here.
  • It offers statistics, smart learning like Item Response & Allocation and amazing ability to filter subjects, keywords, topics and save your study.
  • There are cheaper courses for medical students. Click here for example.
  • Most exams are conducted online and the actual exam platform is very similar.

There are drawbacks for online learning too. Most doctors have access to broadband internet. There are a few who do not. Some medical student hostels in India do not provide WiFi. This situation has to change and there should be more awareness about the opportunities.

How to make use of MOBILE and TABLET APPS for Medical PG Entrance exam preparation in India?

Heard of cloud learning? This is not as complicated as you think. All  your study materials are stored in a central dedicated server. This is accessible via a range of devices. The best example for this in India is Gate To Medicine. Examples are given below.

G2M SMART for android Download to your android mobile on Google Play; G2M iSMart for iPhone Download to your iPhone on iTunes / App Store; G2M iSMart for iPadDownload to your iPad on iTunes / App Store; G2M on Websitewww.gatetomedicine.com/pg
 Advantages of mobile apps and website connected to a dedicated cloud server for Medical PG preparation in India:
  • Your resources available 24/7 in your pocket
  • Mock tests in your pocket. Never miss one exam e.g. if you are on a labour room posting
  • Results synchronized to the website
  • Powerful dedicated server that doesn’t go slow with 1000s attempting exams at the same time
  • All you need is a 3G connection or WiFi. It is good to invest in this as it is a cheap and effective form of study.

Overall there is an exponential increase in learning opportunities for medical PG entrance examination in India, which is in line with what is available in the US and UK. A combination of lectures and online learning is highly recommended for success in today’s online medical PG entrance examinations.

HYT 088 – Lacrimal gland

There are 11 NEET PG MCQs, 11 AIIMS  and 12 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘ Lacrimal gland ‘ on Platinum access.

Which among the following gland is known as an accessory lacrimal gland?
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A 50 year old female presents with watering from right eye. On examination, visual acuity is normal and there is mild conjunctival injection. On applying pressure near the nasal aspect of eye, pus is found at the punctum in the eyelids. What is the MOST likely diagnosis?
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A patient presents with swelling in the right upper eyelid. On examination there is conjunctival congestion and an S shaped curve to the upper lid margin. What is the MOST likely diagnosis? dakryadenitis21329962968334
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The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Riordan-Eva P. Chapter 1. Anatomy & Embryology of the Eye. In: Riordan-Eva P, Cunningham ET, Jr. eds. Vaughan & Asbury’s General Ophthalmology, 18e.

Q2) Horton JC. Disorders of the Eye. In: Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.

Q3) Levsky ME, DeFlorio P. Chapter 2. Ophthalmologic Conditions. In: Knoop KJ, Stack LB, Storrow AB, Thurman R. eds. The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 3e.

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How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 088: Lacrimal gland

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Lacrimal gland NEET PG’ or ‘Lacrimal gland AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Lacrimal gland’ 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 ‘Lacrimal gland NEET PG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Lacrimal gland’. You have 11 questions today on Lacrimal gland for NEET PG alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Lacrimal gland

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


This article is about When to start your medical PG entrance exam preparations in India and discusses how online Medical PG Entrance can be achieved. Also it exemplifies high yield topic Lacrimal gland. It is a must attend for Platinum Access candidates.

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