National board of Examinations (NBE) conducts Foreign Medical Graduates Exam (FMGE) commonly known as MCI exam or MCI screening test for medical undergraduates. The syllabus for FMGE is as per MBBS course. Despite securing top- notch medical education abroad, a candidate must prepare with an increased level of intensity since there is no room for blunders at this stage. Here, are 7 tips to crack FMGE.
1. Start Early
Preparation for FMGE should start about 5-6 months prior to the exam. Not 2-3 months nor 1 month before the exam. Starting a few months prior helps you to have time for revisions and solve mock tests. Do not follow any shortcut methods like focusing on one certain subject and omitting others since you cannot afford to take such a risk at this stage.
2. At Least 2 Revisions
Revision of the whole syllabus is every important to clear any examination. As the FMGE syllabus is huge, a revision of 2-3 times is necessary. Revising the topic once or twice helps you to retain the information better and for a long period of time. It helps you focus on your weak points. Be consistent with your revision.
3. Solving MCQ’s
Studying theory only won’t help you to get a score in FMGE. You need to practice MCQ’s on each topic from every subject. Minimum of 50-100 MCQ’s should be solved everyday till the day of exam. Attempting as many MCQ’s as possible helps you in gaining a good score. Best book to solve MCQ’s is “FMGE Solutions by Dr. Deepak Marwah”. Almost 85 questions have appeared in December 2018, FMGE.
4. Practice Mock Tests
Mock test is a very important tool in helping a candidate to evaluate themself. Doing mock tests in a stipulated time, improves your time management for the real exam and will help you to identify the areas where improvement is required. Practice atleast one mock test every day from one month prior to the exam. Reviewing you exam helps to identify your weak points and focus on improving in it.
5. Make Your Own Notes
Always have your own study notes. Study notes helps you in easy preparation of topics and helps in reviewing topics before the exam. Highlight the topics that you feel you are weak in and try reviewing it as frequently as possible. Use tools like mnemonics, graphs, diagrams etc for better results.
6. Do Not Refer Too Many Study Resources
Do not read too many study books. It not only confuses you but also clusters up your notes. Never start using a study material based on someone’s feedback. Make sure to use what works for you. The study the books that you already prepared from but study each topic properly.
7. Good Schedule
Planning is the key to success. A good aspirant should always maintain a study timetable, which helps them in focusing on all subjects, thus making sure in utilizing all the time available for him. Divide the available time into preparation and revision time. Make sure you have enough time for revising all the topics atleast of minimum two revisions.
Maintain discipline and stick to the time table. If you miss some topics, allow a few days in the end to cover such topics.
For every individual who is preparing, the memorizing and preparation techniques differ. One has to check which technique works best for themselves. A focused and dedicated preparation will yield the best results.
All the best!!