Tips from experts to crack All India Pre Medical / Pre Dental Test

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The date for All India Pre Medical/ Pre Dental test is approaching fast. Students aspiring to be medical professionals will take the test again since 2012, after the Supreme Court’s decision to withdraw the National Eligibility Entrance Test ( NEET) in the year 2013. However, the apex court has ordered for a review of the judgment to discard the only common entrance test taken for admission into BDS, MBBS and many other postgraduate courses in reputed medical colleges across the country.

As per the orders passed by the Supreme Court, AIPMT will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education for admitting students to the different medical and dental courses for the coming academic session of 2014 - 2015. A senior official from CBSE also confirmed that 15 per cent of the total seats in the government medical colleges all over the country, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir will be covered under this examination. The governments of States like Manipur, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh,   Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab as well as Nagaland will voluntarily participate in this year’s AIPMT. Also institutes like Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi University and AFMC will take part in the test and will use their merit list for admitting students to the dental and medical colleges. 

Syllabus and Paper Pattern

There will not be any change in the pattern of the paper as well as the syllabus of AIPMT from last year. The test will consist of one paper each, having 180 questions of objective types from the subjects of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The duration of the test will be of three hours. 

Strategy for the Test

Aakash Chaudhary, Director, Aakash Educational Services Ltd., said that the subject of Physics holds the greatest challenge for students taking the medical entrance test, especially examinations like the AIPMT, reported HT. Medical aspirants need to develop a certain numerical ability to tackle the various concepts of the subject. He has advised the students to make the NCERT books as the main guidance for clearing the fundamental of theory. Besides, the students must also practice to apply their concepts and reasoning capacities within a fixed period of time. The trick is to take 50 questions from a question bank and trying to complete them in an hour. This will help students to prepare for situations where time becomes a major constraint. He also assured that around 85 percent of the questions in the AIPMT are either easy or average to attempt as many of them are based on formulas.  Preparing formula charts for subjects like kinematics, electrostatics, laws of motion will be helpful for students to tackle the test.

Chaudhury has also asked students to initially deal with physical chemistry and to remember all important formulae of the subjects. Then, students should try to have a clear cut concept by solving as many multiple choice questions as they can. 50 questions must at least be attempted at one go. Students, good in mugging up can take advantage of their ability in the inorganic section of chemistry. They must take the question papers of previous years as the reference and make a note of the areas comprising of the maximum questions. Students must also make it a point to revise daily the names of important minerals and chemicals. Topics such as P block chemistry and coordination chemistry are of utmost importance. Students must also have clarity in their concepts about Organic chemistry.

As far as biology is concerned, students must emphasize more on diagrams and the syllabus of class XII. The best way to tackle biology is to adapt a learning style that best suits you. Experts say that there are also more questions from plant physiology, cell biology, ecology, bimolecular, biotechnology as compared to the exams of previous years.

Information about the Test

he test will take place in 929 centers in approximately 50 cities in India as well as abroad. As compare to 6.78 lakh students in the year 2013, over 5.79 students have registered this year.