How, Where and When to Start Preparation for Medical Entrance Exams

Every year, thousands of students passing out Class 12 examination appear for the medical entrance test in India to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor. However, with the number of aspirants increasing every year, only students who are well prepared and have the ability to handle pressure have an edge to perform better in medical entrance exams.
Medical entrance examinations are hard to crack. They require a lot of focus, deep analysis of theory and expert practical work. Amid all these, it is not surprising to feel nervous and under tremendous pressure. However, the key success mantra is to calm yourself as you prepare for your entrance exam. Start preparing by self relaxation. Experts at Plancess have designed a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for medical entrance exams.

HOW TO START PREPARING FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

TIME TABLE

We have outlined a time table to make exam preparation easy for you. At the same time, you can be assured of time management.

If you are taking tuition or coaching to prepare for medical entrance exam, your preparation time schedule should be like this –

  • Study each subject for at least 2 hours every day. You have the flexibility to adjust the time as per your comfort. You can divide the time spent on each subject as 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening
  • Spend at least 1 hour in solving last few year’s question papers for each subject
  • Take some rest after studying for 1-2 hours to keep yourself fresh and active. This will also help you to focus on your studies again

If you are not taking any coaching classes or tuition, increase your study time for each subject to at least 3 hours every day. Solve as many test papers as possible

IMPORTANT SUBJECTS

For AIPMT preparation or other medical entrance exams, you have to study Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and General Knowledge thoroughly. It is imperative to concentrate more on Biology, particularly on all the topics related to Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Biomolecules, Animalia and Plantae, Biotechnology, Biomedical Techniques and Physiology. AIPMT syllabus encompasses everything that you have studied in CBSE/ICSE Class XI and Class XII.

For Physics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion Electrostatistics, Magnetic effects of Current and Modern Physics are good chapters to study. For Chemistry, you must be well prepared in Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry and P Block Chemistry.

BOOKS TO REFER

  • Sure Success by Ramgopal
  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Fundamental of Physics by David Halliday
  • NCERT Biology Classes XI and XII
  • Physiology and Biochemistry by Salisbury and Ross or Fritz and Noggle

Trueman’s Biology Volume 1 and Volume 2 are also one of the best reference books for AIPMT.

PREPARATION TIPS

  • Be positive and confident
  • Do not rush through your subjects; be calm and concentrate
  • Properly plan your time
  • Refer to right books and study materials
  • Solve last few years test papers
  • Set daily targets and try to achieve them
  • Eat well, sleep properly and stay healthy

WHEN TO PREPARE?

The All India Pre-Medical Examination (AIPMT) is usually held in April or May. Other state and institute level medical entrance examinations are conducted in the months of May and June. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS examination is generally conducted in the first week of June, while CMC Vellore’s MBBS entrance examination is held in the month of May. National level examinations are also conducted around May – June.

The beginning of Class 11 is considered the best time to start preparing for medical entrance examination. This is because the syllabus is vast and preparing thoroughly for the exam needs time.

WHERE TO PREPARE?

  • Offline coaching: There are several premier coaching institutes in India that offer offline classes to prepare for different medical entrance exams. It is still considered the best mode of studying and learning.
  • Online coaching: If you want to prepare for your exam at home and make the most use of limited time available, online coaching classes are the ideal option.

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