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  1. I'm sharing my IELTS experience.I have also tried to answer the questions put to me to the best of my ability .I hope this helps . Before I start I'd like to make 3 important points : Despite what anyone will tell you , the ielts is not an exam to be taken lightly .You need to take it seriously and prepare for it . .Different people have varying levels of command over English .Therefore the time required for preparation can vary considerably .So don't blindly follow what people say. Each person is different , and a strategy that works for me need not work for others . With that out of the way, let me share my experience . Exam : I took my ielts for ukvi on the 17th of June this year .Many people have a doubt regarding which exam they need to take.I'd like to say that both ielts ukvi and the regular academic ielts are exactly the same in terms of difficulty.I don't buy rumors that say ukvi is harder .I would suggest that people take the ukvi for the following reasons : You need to take the exam only once(no need to take a separate exam for UK visa . You save money by not applying for 2 exams . Disadvantages of ukvi are : Held only in a limited number of places with limited slots and dates .You need to book early . you need a valid passport to apply for it . Your results cannot be previewed online and will be delayed by 3 or 4 days .This is for those who want to apply for plab 1 asap. You need to apply for a UK visa within 2 years . You can book the exam by visiting the ielts for ukvi website. Book the academic ukvi exam . Place: I took my exam in Bangalore ,India .I personally don't feel that place of exam affects scores . Time for preparation :Although English is not my mother tongue , I have conversed in english all my life (including at home ).This really helped me prepare quick for the exam .I studied for about 4 weeks(4 hours a day ). Materials used : My main study material was ieltsonlinetests.com .Its an excellent resource for listening and reading , since it has all the cambridge books .However , I would not recommend the sample answers for writing as they are submitted by users and aren't great .. Ielts Liz was another source that I used , especially for writing . Emma's videos and ielts Liz videos on YouTube provide step by step guidelines on how to structure essays for both task 1 and 2. You can also go through the sample essays on road to ielts and the book you receive when you register for the test . Now to specific areas Listening : There are 3 things to do - focus ,focus and more focus .For those 30 minutes , nothing else should be on your mind .Practice this way and you 'll ace listening .I found putting my head down and staring at the questions an effective way to focus .For those of you who find it difficult to pick up accents , watch American sitcoms , BBC and channel 9 for Australian accents .I personally found the Australian accent a bit tough . Reading :Remember that the questions asked will not have the same words as the passages .Learn synonyms .Use a thesaurus if required .Underline important dates ,names and events and learn to summarize paragraphs by understanding what the main theme is .This will come with practise . Writing : This is the part that most people are nervous about .I will be honest -I was too .Practice at least 1 essay a day (either task 1 or 2) and time yourself such that you have 5 minutes remaining for checking because there will be spelling and grammatical errors you would have made. Get your essays checked by someone proficient in english .You can do this by submitting it on a fb group for ielts or by using a professional correction service (they will charge you a fee).you could even get it checked by your school or college English teacher . Speaking :This is an area in which it's a little harder to assess yourself .Try conversing in English as much as possible in your daily life .Again , speaking to someone proficient in English will give you feedback on areas where you can improve .There are people you can Skype with on FB ielts groups . Well this is my 2 cents on the whole process.Hope it helped :)Good luck to everyone.You can do it !
  2. Tier 2 visa is needed to travel to the UK for employment. This post only covers the application process. I will publish general guidelines for Tier 2 visa if and when I get my tier 2 visa. Category of Visa Tier 2 (General) Visa – General Migrant for 3 years. Points-Based Visa Tier 2 Visa is a points-based visa. You need to score 70 points to be eligible for the visa. Scoring 70 points does not guarantee visa clearance, though. Scoring 1. Shortage Occupation 30 points 2. RLMT 30 points 3. Salary of £159,600 or more 30 points 4. Appropriate Salary20 points 5. English Language10 points 6. Maintenance10 points Total Needed 70 points . Point number 1, 2, 3 and 6 are mentioned on your certificate of sponsorship. Appropriate Salary You must be paid at least £30,000 per year or the ‘appropriate rate’ for the job you’re offered – whichever is higher. Check the appropriate rate for the job you’ve been offered. English Language You must score at least 4.0 overall in IELTS UKVI Academic or you can apply for UK NARIC. Maintenance If your hospital is not providing you with maintenance, then you must have personal savings of at least £945, which must have been held for 90 consecutive days (finishing on the date of the closing balance), ending no more than 31 days before the date of their application to score 10 points for maintenance. The Visa Process The basic process is similar to that of the PLAB visa: Submit an online visa form from the Visa4UK website. Take an appointment for passport submission and ID check. Attend the appointment. 1. The Online Form The online form is very simple and very similar to the one for PLAB visa. Once you submit this form, you will be asked to pay your visa fee and an additional immigration health surcharge fee. The Visa Fee is £587 Immigration Health Surcharge £200 per year. This depends on the length of your trip mentioned on your certificate of sponsorship. 2. Booking an Appointment As soon as you submit the above-mentioned fee, you will be asked to book an appointment for passport submission and your ID check at the visa office. You can select an appointment time that is convenient for you. 3. The Appointment Once you reach the visa office, you will be offered a premium service, which includes tea and biscuits; you will not have to wait in the queue either. A few people prefer this service. However, most reviews are negative since there is no major difference between this and the regular service. Our visa application is not processed earlier because of this service. The rest of the process will be the same as your PLAB 2 visa appointment. You will be asked to submit your passport. Your ID will be confirmed by taking a picture and fingerprint scans. There has been a recent change with regards to document submission from Pakistan. Now our documents are not submitted, but only scanned and returned back to us. Only our passport is submitted. This change has been implemented only for points-based visas and settlement visas, not for PLAB visas. Source
  3. PLAB Test 008 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 25 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  4. PLAB Test 007 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 7 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  5. PLAB Test 006 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 8 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and join as member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test If you cannot take test read this: https://www.thedoc.org/forums/topic/109-why-cannot-i-take-the-plab-tests/
  6. PLAB Test 005 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 15 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and join as member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  7. PLAB Test 004 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 4 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and join as member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  8. PLAB Test 003 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 4 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and join as member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  9. PLAB Test 002 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 5 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and join as member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  10. PLAB Test 001 (25 MCQ)

    • Graded Mode
    • 15 minutes
    • 25 Questions
    • 10 Players
    PLAB Test containing 25 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. To take the test you must be logged in and member of the PLAB CLUB. Scorecard and correct answers shall be displayed at the end of the test
  11. Mega Thread PLAB MCQs (Daily Updated)

    Which one of the following antiplatelet agents acts by inhibiting the phosphodiesterase enzyme and increasing the cellular concentration of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)? A - Abciximab B - Ticlopidine C - Aspirin D - Clopidogrel E - Dipyridamole Show Answer Answer: E Explaination
  12. Mega Thread PLAB MCQs (Daily Updated)

    37 year old male comes to physician for routine maintainace examination...his father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age of 50 and treated with colectomy ..he has 30 pack year smoking history which of the fallowing is initial screning test for this pt ? A - colonoscopy at age of 60 B - colonoscopy at age of 50 C - colonoscopy at age of 40 D - colonoscopy at age of 30 Show Answer Answer: C Explaination
  13. Mega Thread PLAB MCQs (Daily Updated)

    Most accurate tool for diagnosis of Appendicitis? A - Ultrasound B - CT scan C - Diagnostic Laparoscopy D - A detailed history Show Answer Answer: B Explaination A random study on Pulmonary embolism shows (A)100 patients out of 1000 died who didnot get the treatment (B) 5 patients out of 100 died who got the proper treatment Choose the single most likely absolute risk for each of the above mentioned ? A - Absolute risk 5% B - Absolute risk 10% C - Absolute risk 2% D - Absolute risk 15% Show Answer Answer: B Explaination
  14. Mega Thread PLAB MCQs (Daily Updated)

    Pregnant woman with UTI which is the best antibiotics to be given if she has no allergy? A - Nitrofurantoin B - Ampicillin C - Sulfatrimethoprim D - Tetracyclin E - Aminoglycoside Show Answer Answer: A Explaination Gram negative diplococcic is classical for? A - Gonorrhea B - Chlymedia C - Syphilis D - Chencroid Show Answer Answer: A Explaination Infant of HBV positive mother should receive immunoglobulin within? A - 24 hrs B - 72 hrs C - 12 hrs D - 48 hrs Show Answer Answer: A Explaination
  15. Mega Thread PLAB MCQs (Daily Updated)

    A 73-year-old man has his third syncopal episode in the last 6 months. An EKG done in the field shows ventricular tachycardia. His stress test is normal. What is the most appropriate next step in the management of this patient? A - Metoprolol B - Diltiazem C - Angiography D - Implantable defibrillator E - EP(Electro Physiological) studies Show Answer Answer: D Explaination As no ischemia and syncopal attack from VT best option to keep this elderly patient from risk of sudden death is D. Implantable defibrillator.

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