December 31, 2018 at 12:03 AM #3546
The duration of preparation depends upon you own planning and pace. But I will highly suggest to give it at least 2 months. But remember to tick box the following steps:
1. Get yourself in the related Facebook groups for PLAB 1 preparation
Even if no one replies to your query, you can always search in the discussion section of the group, maybe years ago there was a discussion about the very question you are having now.
2. Download the 1700 Qbank and other related materials
1700 qbank can always be regarded as a base of the prep. If you can, you can always subscribe to the online paid materials, but to my experience and many others, those aren’t as mandatory as you might think. 1700s explained by Dr Khalid Saifullah is enough.
3. Set a target of questions per day
It proportionally depends on how many days you are taking for the preparation. I would strongly recommend you to go through the 1700s at least twice.
4. Mark the questions you think need reviewing
This one simple habit will save you hours and hours of going through easy questions when you are reviewing.
5. Look up the references
Don’t believe the key or explanation in the qbank 100%. If you are even slightly unsure, do not hesitate of be lazy to look it up in the reference books like oxford handbooks.
6. Take adequate rest
When you are tired your brain will make you just sift through questions without thinking about it. So, take small breaks in solving questions and utilize that break in reading notes or a few important topics in the reference books.
7. Attempt as many mock tests
Try to assess yourself at the end of you preparation. Take as many mock tests as you can, putting yourself in an exam hall scenario, timing yourself and all.
8. Keep reviewing 1700s your marked questions
Till the last minute I believe reviewing what you got wrong first, is the best way to go.
It’s really not that tough preparing as the syllabus for PLAB 1 is not extensive. If you can implement all the resources that is there for free, effectively, success is sure to come.
Read more here, How to prepare for PLAB 1.
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