Preparation Tips for Medical Entrance Exams in India

The medical entrance exams are just round the corner and it is the preparation time for those who plan to sit for the medical entrance tests in India. Many of you must have enrolled yourself to the best coaching classes or have started taking help from someone who has cleared medical entrance exam before. But tell me frankly - How many of you have a Study Plan? Therefore, a proper study plan is the most important thing to clear an entrance exam.

As a kid, most of us had this single dream in our eyes, just to become a doctor, why will we not dream when we know that the profession of the doctor is the most respectable one. But, we should also not forget that the path to become a doctor is not all an easy one. The Medical entrance exam is considered as one of the most important and tough entrance exams in India. Every year lakhs of students compete for the 387 medical colleges in India (206 private medical colleges and 181 government medical colleges), with a total capacity to train 51,979 at the under graduate level and 24,196 at the post graduate level.

With the increasing number of medical aspirants each year, the main criteria to perform better in these examinations is to have an excellent preparation and the ability to handle pressure. The first thing to start with an excellent preparation is to have the medical entrance exam syllabus handy. The M.B.B.S programmes syllabus for almost all medical entrance exams India are similar. However, the AIPMT Syllabus is the best one to keep as a reference.

The preparation time for the medical entrance exam may vary from one candidate to the other, but generally after the class 10 board exams is considered the best time to start with the preparation for the medical entrance exams, as syllabus for class 11th and 12th is almost same as that of these entrance exams.

Tips for Medical Entrance Exam Preparation

  1. Keep a gold to finish the whole syllabus for the medical entrance exam till X date. Keep targets for every week and at the end of the week check how much you have progressed.

  2. Prefer going through the NCERT books thoroughly, and also refer another 1 or 2 books for each subject including physics, chemistry, Biology, English and General Knowledge.

  3. The more focus should be to clear your fundamentals. Only after clearing your concepts, it will be easy for you to move the depths of a particular topic.

  4. Do not hesitate to ask your teacher, in case you feel you have not properly understood a certain concept.

  5. Make a complete time table and stick to it.

  6. Keep doing self evaluation by taking sectional tests. Try and solve last 10 years question papers which will also help you to work on your weaknesses and learn time management.

  7. Always remember to overcome your weaknesses, before moving ahead.

  8. Revision is also one thing that should always be kept in mind. A regular study with regular revision will help you to achieve your targets.

  9. Devote time to also read various articles, books, papers or blogs by famous doctors. The readings would help you to know about their success stories and with how much dedication they have become a doctor.

  10. Take out time for yourself and do not put yourself under pressure. Engage yourself in doing something that you love to do. Always remember that this is just an entrance exam and will soon pass by.


Top Medical Entrance Exams Pattern

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS MBBS)
    The AIIMS MBBS entrance exam is a 3 hours duration paper-based test consisting of 200 objective type questions which will be both assertion-reason type and multiple choice. The General Knowledge will have 20 questions.

  • All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT)
    The CBSE conducts the AIPMT and is considered as one of the toughest medical entrance exams in India. The examination consists of 180 objective type questions with 45 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology carrying 4 marks each. One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. However, no marks are deducted if no response is indicated for a question. The duration of AIPMT is of 3 hours.

  • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)
    The JIPMER is a 2.5 hours duration online test consisting of 200 multiple choice questions 60 each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 20 questions from English. There are negative markings for wrong answers.

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Medical Entrance Exam Basic Pattern

  • English and Hindi is the medium of language of a medical question paper.

  • There is one stage or two stage entrance examination for medical. The one stage comprises of just one exam to execute the selection process whereas in the two stages entrance exam a preliminary and then a mains exam is conducted for selecting the candidates.

  • Any medical entrance exam question paper consists of four parts  - Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge.

  • There will be 60 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and the General Knowledge paper will have 20 questions.

  • The questions will be of objective types with four options and every correct answer carries 1 mark each. There are also negative marking and one third marks are detected for every wrong answer.

  • The candidates after clearing the entrance exam are called for counseling and hence a prospectus of comprehensive admission procedure along with the counseling letter is sent to them.

Medical Entrance Exam Books

Biology Section

Theory Books

  • Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol I and II (English)
  • Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances (Volume I and II) (English) 5th Edition

Objective Biology

  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations

Chemistry Section

  • Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips Chemistry (Class 11 12) (English) By MTG

Physical Chemistry

  • Concepts of Physical Chemistry For JEE (English) 8th Edition By P. Bahadur
  • A Textbook Of Physical Chemistry For Competitions For Jee & All Other Engineering Entrance Exams

Organic Chemistry

  • A New Pattern Textbook of Organic Chemistry for Competitions (English) 16 Edition By O.P Tandon
  • A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (English) 6th Edition by Peter Sykes

Inorganic Chemistry

  • A New Pattern Text Book Of Inorganic Chemistry For Competitions By O.P Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry (English) 5th Edition By J.D Lee

Physics Section

  • Concepts of Physics Volume I and II by H.C. Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnik and Walker

Objective/Numerical Physics Books

  • Objective Physics for Medical Entrances Examinations (Volume I and II) 4th Edition
Some other books include:
  • All India Pevious years' solved papers by Mudit Khanna
  • AIIMS solved papers by Amit and Ashish
  • Tehalaka by Dr. Rajesh Prasad (it contains solved mcqs of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and forensic medicine)
  • Sure Success By Ramgopal

Medical Entrance Coaching Centres in India

  • Aakash Institute
  • Allen Career Institute Kota, Rajasthan
  • Brilliant Tutorials in Haldwani, Lucknow, Faridabad, Mumbai, Guwahati
  • Bansal Classes in Kota, Rajasthan) and also available through distance and online programs
  • Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences (DAMS)

Top Medical Coaching Institutes in Kota

  • Bansal Classes
  • Aakash Institute
  • Allen Career Institute

Top Medical Coaching Institutes in Delhi

  • Aakash Institute
  • Oasis Educational Services
  • Sahil Study Circle Private Ltd - 15 study centres in Janakpuri, Rohini, Pusa Road, Munirka, Kingsway Camp (all in Delhi), Faridabad, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jammu, Srinagar, Patna, Ranchi, Hamirpur, Varanasi and Nepal.

Top Medical Coaching Institutes in Mumbai

  • Elite Academy
  • Akash Institute
  • Sahil Study Circle
  • Naik Academy
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