The AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test) is a pan-India competitive medical entrance examination conducted by the CBSE Board (Central Board of Secondary Education) for admission to MBBS and BDS colleges across the country. In all the colleges run by the Union of India, the state governments and colleges run by other local authorities in India, 15% of the seats are reserved for students who qualify in this exam, except for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir.
With reports saying that only 0.6% of the students who take AIPMT are able to crack it, extensive preparation with the highest possible level of dedication and hard work becomes a necessity. With the pressure on students to perform in the board exams in an equally good manner, systematic study and utmost hard work becomes a prerequisite to crack the AIPMT.
The candidates are required to score a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together.
Here is the exam pattern for AIPMT 2016:
|Subjects||Number of questions||Total Marks|
Each correct question will fetch a score of 4 marks and each wrong answer will obtain a score of negative 1 mark.
The tentative date for the AIPMT 2016 is 22nd May.
The questions that appear under each of the subjects in AIPMT are formulated in a way such that they appear to have an equal amount of difficulty. So it is imperative for every aspiring candidate of AIPMT to prepare every section thoroughly.
Here are a few tips that will help you crack the AIPMT 2016:
CREATE A LIST OF TOPICS IN AN ORDER BASED ON SIGNIFICANCE
After making a detailed analysis of the significance of each topic in AIPMT, although there might be a slight variation each year, prepare a list of these topics separately for each subject, in descending order, starting with the most important topic. Then, remember to cover these topics in the same order, by creating strong foundations for each topic. Having said that, the last topics on the list shouldn’t be avoided.
GET A GRIP
Often, the students preparing to study medicine find it a little hard to solve the numerical problems, i.e, in physics and chemistry. But, this is all that they need to remember – ‘Get a Grip’ on the concepts. Always have this in mind, to get each and every concept involved in each topic implanted into your mind so that the numericals or questions you have to later encounter feels like a ‘piece of cake’ to you.
SOLVE PREVIOUS YEARS’ QUESTION PAPERS
‘Practice makes perfect’, is the correct thing to have said. The more you practice, the more number of questions you will be able to answer. In a competitive exam as AIPMT, solving the maximum number of questions possible is of utmost importance, since each question can bring a difference of around 2000-3000 ranks between candidates, depending on how many candidates are writing the exam.
TAKE MOCK TESTS REGULARLY
Most people wait for them to finish studying all the topics and then start giving mock tests. Please remember, this is the most wrongly adopted approach. It will take a lot of time to finish studying the portions. By then, you might have to appear for the AIPMT, and you will not have practised any mock test. This will cost you big time. By taking regular mock tests, you will be able to understand all the mistakes you are making in preparation and will be able to continuously improve.
CREATE QUICK NOTES
For Physics and Chemistry, you can make quick notes on formulas and concepts to revise and refer when you are nearing the AIPMT. For Biology, you can make quick notes on important terms and definitions for the same purpose.
It is not easy to remember hundreds of terms and definitions in Biology. Similar is the case with Physics and Chemistry. So, revision is extremely important to make use of what you have studied.
KEEP FIT IN THE BODY AND MIND
‘Health is wealth’ and remember to take care of your health and keep calm and composed in your mind so that you can prepare yourself to take over the Herculean task of cracking the AIPMT.