Interview with Dr. Punit Mahajan Rank 34 in Maharashtra PGM-CET 2016

Dr. Punit Mahajan has secured Rank 34 in Maharashtra PGM-CET 2016 and Rank 814 in AIPGMEE 2016. He has done his MBBS from Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai.


Q. In what year did you pass out your MBBS (Completion of Internship)?

Ans. 2015

Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year)?

Ans. 67%



Q. Could you please tell us something about yourself?


Ans. anything you read you should revise.
I had completed 3 complete revision before my state CET.
And 2 revisions before all india.

Q. What is the secret of your success?

Ans. Secret for my success is my class DAMS.
Everything associated with it
Lectures professors and their club on facebook.

Q. How was your internship?

Ans. The internship was very hectic but it helped me to understand the practical and clinical aspect of subjects in greater details.
Yaa and I did my internship sincerely .

Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?

Ans.  Latter part of month of march
As per my classes TnD

Q. How many hours did you study each day? How long do you think students need to prepare for cracking PG medical entrance exams?

Ans. Last 3 months 10 hours
But upto august 6 months daily.

Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?

Ans. Ffor theory part, I would suggest
Read those guide books which are written by that subject faculty
As in Dr Pritesh Singh for Surgery
Devesh Mishra for Pathology
Dr Sumer Sethi for Radio
Dr Poonam Agarwal for Biochemistry and other relevant theory from DAMS crs book given in classes.

Q. Which books did you read for MCQs revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?

Ans. For AIPG and DNB  as per pattern of current exam MCQs are least important which are given back side of guide books.
My mentors had suggested me last 3 years of DNB AIIMS papers
And 10 years of state CET papers for MCQ practice.

Q. Which subjects did you focus on?

Ans. My focus was mainly on second-year subjects with Medicine and Surgery.

Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject? Did you make any changes in your study methods in your recent attempts?

Ans. anything you read you should revise.
I had completed 3 complete revision before my state CET
And 2 revisions before all india.

Q. Did you do any special preparation for image-based questions?

Ans. yeah dams visual treat and 5 image based papers prepared by them.

Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why? How many do you think you got correct?

Ans. Any exam u attempt you need 240 correct atleast.
In MH PGM CET my score is 247.
And all india after discussing 300 question my approximate raw score was 242.

Q. Do think there should be a different strategy for preparation of different entrance exams like AIIMS-PG or PGI?

Ans. yes
For aiims and pgi atleast 3 years of previous test papers compulsory.

Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?

Ans. yes
I mentioned above already

Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?

Ans. My mom.

Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? why?

Ans. MD paediatrics
I simply love the branch.

Q. What seat have you been allotted in counselling? Did you join?

Ans. Nnot yet

Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?

Followed by smart study
Followed by hardwork which differs for everyone.

Q. Indian PG entrances are highly competitive, so to crack them students end up in appearing for multiple PG exams with some of them having the same exam with different slots and papers, please extend your views on this and their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances.

Ans. I dont believe to waste time thinking over which day exam or which exam
Just go and give your best shot (240 correct be it any exam)
Believe in god and luck will favour you and u will a good rank for sure.

We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Punit Mahajan