NEET MDS - How to prepare for Community Dentistry?
Community dentistry is becoming one of the most sought-after fields in dentistry. But owing to the sapid nature of the subject, the students tend to keep away from it or leave it for last ending up indulging in guess-work during the exam. But, if studied properly, Community Dentistry can prove to be high scoring for NEET MDS exam.
This article will shed light on the standard books to refer & most important topics from the subject and share the preparation tips to help you ace your NEET MDS exam with flying colors.
Given below are the list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are essential for an effective and efficient preparation:
- What is the subject wise Weightage?
- Which Books to refer?
- How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
- How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
- How many times should the subject be Revised?
- What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
- What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
- Types of Questions asked?
What is the subject wise Weightage?
13-18/240 Questions (7%)
Standard books to refer:
How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?
- Theory reading – 3-5 Days
- MCQ Practice- 15-20 Days
How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
- Theory reading – 4-6 Hours
- MCQ Practice- 8-10 Hours
How many Times should the subject be Revised?
- 4-8 times revision is required
What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
- 2nd quarter of the preparation
- After completing 5-7 subjects
Community Dentistry - Important Topics
|UNIT||MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS|
Data variables and scales
Measures of central tendency
Distribution Normal and skewed
Probability and odds
Correlation and regression
Errors and P value
Measures in epidemiology
Epidemiology of various disease
|Preventive Dentistry||Preventive dentistry|
|Caries Activity Tests||Caries activity test|
Different methods of waste disposal
Hospital waste management
|Oral hygien Methods and Dental health education||
Oral hygien Methods
Dental health education
|Dental Fee payment||
Dental fee payment
|Auxillary health workers||
Auxillary health workers
|Forensic odontology, jurisprudence and Ethics||
Forensic odontology, jurisprudence and Ethics
What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?
- Fact Based (Memory)
- Concept based
- Numerical/Value Based
2. Image based questions
3. True or false type questions
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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.