There are so many MCQs books available in market, but you cannot waste your time by going through all those books. You have to be selective for MCQs books, because in the end you will not be able to revise all those MCQs books. Without revision you cannot retain it. MCQs books are essential part of FCPS Part 1 exam preparation. Without going through MCQs you cannot solve MCQs in exam, no matter how much you are strong in your theory. Here I will suggest few MCQs books that will help you people.
The Chandkians Pool of FCPS-1 is a very good collection of MCQs of past exams. It has Medicine, Surgery, Gynae and Obs, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Mixed MCQs, and Handy Points sections. In all these sections there are various questions of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, General Medicine and General Surgery. So it is a very nice collection of Past Papers MCQs. Similarly one more book is by Asim and Shoib. This book has Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Medicine and Allied sections. In this book MCQs are organized in subject wise pattern which is different than Chandkian book. In chandkian there is a mixture of all subjects but in asim and shoib there is subject wise pattern. One more book of MCQs is Pool Questions with answers and explanatory comments, written by Azeem S.Sheikh. This book has Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Miscellaneous, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Radiology and “Dentistry” sections. As the title suggests it has explanatory comments in which there is brief explanations of the MCQs. So in this way it is different than Chandkians and Asim and Shoib. One more thing, it has less number of MCQs than Chandkian and Asim and Shoib MCQs books. Also in Chandkian and Asim and Shoib MCQs books there are no separate section for Dentistry MCQs, but in Pool Questions there is separate Dentistry MCQs section for Dental Students.
Best Choice Questions in Basic Medical Sciences by M.S Murad is one more book of MCQs. This book has Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Statistics, “Dentistry” and Anesthesiology Sections. One particular feature of this book is that it has Subject wise + Chapter wise MCQs, so students who want their preparation chapter wise they can use this book. Similarly like Pool Questions book it has “Dentistry section” as well for Dental Students. Secrets of FCPS Part 1 Past Papers by Dr Rabia Ali is one more bookof MCQs. This book is similar to that of M.S Murad’s book, because it has subject wise + Chapter/Topic wise MCQs. It also has “Dentistry” Section for Dental Students.
These were the five “5” MCQs Books for Basic Subjects. You people should not go through all of these, because in the end you will not be able to revise it. So be selective to choose these books. If someone wants to do chapter wise or Topic wise MCQs, he/she can use MCQs books of Rabia Ali, Azeem S. Sheikh or M.S Murad. You should do that book which is easier for you in the sense so that you can pick the concepts of MCQs. If someone wants to do in a mixed pattern, he/she can go for Chandkian or Asim and Shoib’s MCQs books.
MCQs Book of FCPS Part 1 for Dentistry by Dr Jahangir Khan is Book you people should have, because it has complete Past papers with Correct Keys and High yield Points of Anatomy , Neuro Anatomy, and General Histology. In the exam of FCPS Part 1 Dentsitry there are almost 60 % repeats, and sometimes all paper. So in short you people should have this Book.
You can also check the review of MCQs Book by Dr Jahangir Khan below,
I will suggest one thing to you people and surely it will be beneficial for you. You should do MCQs Book by Dr Jahangir Khan and one of the other book, either Chandkian, Asim and Shoib, M.S Murad or Rabia Ali, because many MCQs are similar in these books so better to go with one of these.
Best of Luck 🙂