Mumbai: A probe has been ordered by the Mumbai police after an article mentioning Tips to score high marks in MBBS surfaced on social media sites. In unconfirmed reports, they have picked up a local doctor Arun Swaminathan (name changed) for further questioning.
Following are the excerpts from the article.
DISCLAIMER – The following tips are a collection of pointers from experts who have taught medicine for more than 20 years each and are among the top examiners for MUHS. Students should realize the importance of these tips and their value. Unfortunately, none of these experts agreed to give their names, to protect their identities. Students are requested to follow these tips diligently to maximize their marks.
As a recently graduated MBBS student, I wish to offer some extra pointers to all the students who are now appearing for their MBBS exams on how to maximize their scores. This report includes a list of general pointers that apply to all exams and some points that apply to each subject. All the best to you!!
The general pointers include –
1) Good appearance – Examinees are advised to be dressed in formal and decent clothing for all exams unless specified otherwise. Boys should be clean shaven with decent looking hairstyles. No tattoos, no lucky ‘Circuit’ rings, no alcohol smell in their breath. If they have consumed alcohol, then use mints. (Be careful, as having too many mints may lower your sperm counts.) If you don’t have mints, drink vodka, it’s odorless. Girls should wear simple clothing and be fully covered, unless specifically advised otherwise. Hair can be left open, as long as it looks good. Make sure that make-up is well done but not overdone.
2) Manners – Always greet the examiner / supervisor with a ‘Good Morning’ or ‘Good Afternoon’. Always say ‘sir’ or ‘madam’ at the end of every answer. If you don’t know the answer, say ‘Sorry Sir, I don’t know.’ not ‘Sorry, I forgotted’ or ‘Sorry, mistake became.’ Sit straight and politely and do not put your legs up on the table like a Dharavi ka bhai or Anna. Keep your hands on the table or on your sides and do not pick your nose, clean your ears or any other natural or artificial orifices in your body. Most importantly, SMILE if the exam is going fine.
3) Punctuality – Always arrive before or on time for the exam. If you cannot come on time, at least make sure that you are there before the examiner. If that is not possible, make sure that he does not see you coming in late.
4) Equipment – Always keep your equipment with you. If you do not have it, beg or borrow or steal. If you beg, do it quietly. If you borrow, try to return it only after you are sure you don’t need it, if it is in returnable condition. If you steal, don’t get caught. Make sure that the equipment works properly and that you know how to use it. Sagar Chandekar once put a thermometer in his mouth to show the method of temperature measurement until the examiner pointed out that it was a rectal thermometer!!! Asking Mohit to help you test a weighing scale is not a good idea either.
Apart from these, try to keep a few additional points in mind like studying hard, not getting caught abusing professors / residents, not getting caught with chits (use them but don’t get caught!!) and carrying the correct textbook for the exam and not mixing up subjects. All the best to you and I will be back with more subject specific pointers soon.