I GAVE PGIMER 14TH JUNE 2020 , HERE ARE MY OPINION/OBSERVATIONS:
Typical PGI paper. Not lengthy but tough. Not just tough, as I say it, it showed me stars during the day.
Medicine : 1 ECG question and Electrolytes mayhem.
Surgery :Hernia and related anatomy was the focus, ulcers. Basically the BIG 5 of final year preparations.
OBG : Contraceptives, case management.
Pediatrics : easy but not a single defined topic per se.
Anatomy : easy questions. Clinical anatomy main focus.
Biochemistry : as usual their strong suit including Molecular Biology (6-7 questions) and IEM.
Physiology : ODC – 2 questions and questions on electrolytes again.
Pathology : 2 images of HPE, general pathology and hemat.
Pharmacology : antiarrhythmic drugs and drugs related to every other subject. No specific pharmacology question I remember of.
Microbiology : except for 4 questions, things asked were literally out of the world. No images again. All theory. HIV.
Dermatology : 1 image.
Radiology : DDx of a chest X-Ray.
Anaesthesia : airway management and devices, drugs – muscle relaxants and induction agents : iv and inhalational agents.
Psychiatry : 2 vague questions on depression and Somatoform Disorders.
FMT : one IPC section on dangerous weapon.
SPM : IDSP, AFP surveillance
ENT : related anatomy and ear, ear, ear. One visual of audiogram.
Ophthalmology : visual pathway one question, don’t remember others.
Paper was such that it was attemptable if you have read all subjects once. Without that, marking any question, especially with multiple options correct is a difficult situation to be in.
For PGI, you have to be strong in Theory. There’s no other alternative way. Images and all won’t help in this paper.
Probably just 10-12 images in the entire 250 questions.
All in all, it was tough, tricky and required to keep calm.
Thank you. Hope it helps.
Dr Sarthak Mishra