There were not many “useless-to-know” questions. Like I always find cramming IPCs useless. Did not cram them at all, and luckily none were asked.
A good number of image based Qs were there. No need to practice specifically for them. They were all easy.
How to prepare scary subjects ?
- PSM: No longer scary. Half Qs are always epidemiology and biostats so even if you don’t study, you’ll get them right. As far as public health programs are concerned, whatever your college hammers down your brain in four years of mbbs is enough. For example, my college expects us to know vaccinations inside out so I got Qs right despite not studying PSM for even a single day in entire internship year. I did study psm in my final year for upsc cms.
- Microbiology: Ok, this requires core knowledge but options can be ruled out fairly easily. As in, the Q per se is always easy so I think it’s a high scoring subject. Your competitors get these wrong a lot
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