A guide on how to get the best out of Marrow QBank
- QBank consists of highly selected 18,000 MCQs. Here is a breakdown of the MCQs you will find in the QBank:
- 30% - Recent repeat MCQs from NEET PG & AIIMS. All new pattern NEET PG MCQs and last 4 years AIIMS questions are included in QBank
- 40% - New & unique questions from high yield topics
- 10% - Lengthy clinical scenarios for conceptual understanding
- 10% - Questions from new topics, which are likely to be asked
- 10% - Recent updates including changes in new editions of textbooks, which are likely to be asked
NEET PG 2020 has 100% more clinical questions. Application level questions are now the standard. QBank Ed 5 will have up to 40% Clinical questions, in all subjects. This is added to give you a conceptual understanding of certain topics.
- QBank makes sure you always SOLVE MCQs, not just READ them. Reading will not make you exam-ready. Solving QBank in a real exam-like manner is important, and this will help improve your educated guess.
There are 2 methods of solving QBank:
- Synchronous method
- Asynchronous method
- Synchronous method: Solve QBank after studying a subject or topic: You should solve the QBank MCQs from a particular topic after you understand the basics of the topic (eg. after a coaching class or a video lesson). This is practiced by most toppers as you can see here in their review.
- Asynchronous method: In this method, you can solve QBank modules independently of other factors like your classes or level of preparation. The asynchronous method will take some time (2-4 weeks) to get used to, but this method is highly efficient as it improves retention.
- Do not skip: This is the single most important rule of QBank. QBank consists of only highly selected repeat and high-yield questions, and every single question & explanation is critical. Skipping questions will defeat the purpose of QBank. So make sure you mindfully solve all the MCQs before marking a topic complete.
- Make notes: Make notes from QBank whenever possible. If you are solving MCQs on the go, you can make notes later using the review mode of the QBank. You should have your own notes. We do not recommend using any notes not written by you, not even Marrow Notes!
- Bookmarks: When you come across an MCQ which you might want to read again, save it using the Bookmarks option. Bookmarks is a brilliant way to organize MCQs for revision. Start bookmarking from Day one.
Pro-tip: Keep cleaning up your bookmarks. Every time you go through your bookmarks, make it a point to remove those bookmarked MCQs that you are clear with. This will reduce the clutter in your bookmarks, and improve the efficiency of your revision.
- Custom Modules: With Custom Modules, you can create multiple scenarios of MCQ modules - like Pathology slides, PSM recent updates, all the MCQs you marked wrong, etc. This feature can be used to break the monotony, as well as for a quick revision. Use hashtags like #RecentNEET, #DrugofChoice, and #MostCommons to target your weak areas or to get all the super-high yield questions at one place.
- Plan for revision: You will forget a lot. This is normal, so make sure you allot adequate time to revise the MCQs you solve on QBank. Use the bookmark feature wisely to mark MCQs for revision. Custom Modules can also be tailored to fit your revision plan. However, your notes should be the primary source of revision. The golden rule of revision is - do not read anything new during revision.
- Bring in a certain level of obsession: A little obsession can turn time to your advantage. Keep solving, no matter what. Whether you are on a train or waiting for your lunch to be served, solve an MCQ or two. Every 2 mins = a high yield MCQ. Make it count. Remember that you have to convert the 18,000 MCQs you have to the 18,000 MCQs you solve.
- You control QBank and not the other way around. QBank works best when coupled with a strong self-motivation. And QBank has its own share of surprise delights for the self-motivated.