AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences Undergraduate Exam) is one of the most reputed national-level medical entrance exams in India, which provides admission to aspirants in MBBS courses offered at 7 AIIMS in the country. It is conducted by AIIMS (New Delhi) every year in the month of May or June. AIIMS UG 2018 is scheduled to be held on May 26 and May 27, 2018, for which more than 10 lakh students have registered. Out of so many candidates only a handful make the cut. The competition to grab a seat is very high, so all those students who aspire to study in AIIMS have to work really hard with a full-proof preparation strategy and dedication to ace the exam. In this article candidates will get AIIIMS Preparation Tips by which they can crack the examination.
So, if you are preparing for AIIMS 2018 here are some useful preparation tips to survive the cut-throat competition that the exam offers.
AIIMS Preparation Tips
AIIMS UG: Important Topics
Listed below are some of the important topics for each subject that you should prepare really well and should not miss out.
Genetics, Cells, Systematic, Ecology and Human Health & Diseases are very important to prepare.
General Organic Chemistry is the most important topic of all. Other than that, Hydrocarbons, Equilibrium, Bonding etc. are also very important. Last, but not the least, you should be very thorough with reactions of p-block elements.
Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves, Ray Optics are the most important topics of Physics.
NOTE: All topics are important to prepare, these are the most important topics that should not be left.
AIIMS: Subject-wise Tips
Now, let us have a look at some subject-wise preparation tips that you should keep in mind while forming your exam strategy.
Tips for Physics
Physics tests your analytical skills and is all about concepts, so it needs a lot of solving practical problems. There are total 60 questions from Physics in AIIMS Question Paper and they are mostly of advanced level. But if your concepts are clear, you won’t face many difficulties in solving the problems.
The most important thing to ace Physics is to grasp the concepts well and learn to apply them when solving the problems. For understanding the basic concepts, you need to refer to N.C.E.R.T. Book. Once your base is strong enough, you can study and practice problems from H.C. Verma and R.S. Aggarwal. It will increase the level of your preparation.
It is very important to practice and solve problems on a daily basis as that will help you absorb concepts and do well in the entrance exam. Also practice as many Assertion & Reasons questions as you can.
Tips for Chemistry
Chemistry is a mixed combination of numerous chemical equations, concepts and problems. First of all, you need to brush up your basics and mark (make a note of) important points while studying, as that will be helpful during revision.
In the previous year question papers, most of the questions have been from N.C.E.R.T. or N.C.E.R.T.-based. Hence, you should first of all refer to NCERT book and master it. Make sure that you rare familiar with each and every line of NCERT Book, before moving on to another book.
There will be 60 questions in this section, and they will be of moderate difficulty level.
Tips for Biology
Biology is a theory-based subject and if you are aiming for AIIMS, this should be your best subject. In Biology, you need to memorize many concepts and diagrams. To prepare for Biology, follow NCERT and the Trueman’s series of book. Also, you can refer to some other good books for clearing all your doubts so that it becomes easy to solve complex questions in the examination.
60 questions will be there in this section, whose difficulty level will be between moderate and difficult.
Tips for General Knowledge
In AIIMS UG Question Paper, there are 20 questions of General Knowledge, carrying 20 marks. Don’t devote too much time on preparing for GK section, it’s wiser to focus more on Physics, Chemistry & Biology. To prepare for GK, give half an hour every day to a newspaper or current affairs magazine to stay update about all the latest happenings.
AIIMS UG: Exam Pattern
Before preparing for any exam, it is very important to know about the exam pattern. Mentioned below is an overview of AIIMS UG Exam Pattern, which should be understood thoroughly.
- There are total 200 questions in the question paper.
- Biology (Botany & Zoology): 60 questions
- Chemistry: 60 questions
- Physics: 60 questions
- General Knowledge: 20 questions
- Each question carries 1 mark.
- For every incorrect answer, 1/3 of the total marks will be deducted from the total score.
Other Preparation Tips
There are some other factors that you should keep in mind while preparing for an exam as important as AIIMS UG. Mentioned below are some such tips, shared by experts and past year toppers.
Back to Basics
In AIIMS Exam, most of the questions asked are from the Class 11th & 12th NCERT Physics, Chemistry & Biology books. So, if your fundamentals from school are strong, then half the battle is won. Concentrate on building up your basic first then practice as many questions as you can to master the subject.
Selecting the correct study material is a very essential part for preparing for any exam. Referring and focusing on NCERT Books is the most important thing. But other than that, mentioned below are subject-wise books that can consider to practice and clear your doubts.
- ABC Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry by Arihant Publications, Morrison Boyd
- Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins and Julio de Paul
- ‘A New Pattern Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions’ by O.P. Tondon
- Objective NCERT at your fingertips Chemistry by MTG
- CBSE PMT by P. Aggarwal (set of 3 Volumes)
- H.C. Verma (Volume 2)
- Pradeep’s Biology Book
- Trueman’s Biology (Volume 1 & 2)
- A.C. Dutta for Botany (Oxford Publication)
- MTG (Biology Today) CBSE PMT (magazine)
Once you have gone through the syllabus and the study material well and are confident about the fundamental (basic) concepts, begin the actual preparation. Practice objective type questions from some good books, which have the correct answers printed on the back, and match your answers. The more you practice, the more it will give you a reality check about your preparation and also help you identify your improvement areas.
Sample Papers & Mock Tests
Besides practicing and studying, also make sure that you are solving enough past year question papers and taking weekly mock tests. In the examination hall, you will have to solve 200 questions in 210 minutes, which is almost one minute per question. Hence, managing your time well is critical in AIIMS exams.
A lot of mock papers and past year question papers are available on the internet. You must aim to solve these papers within the allotted time, as it will improve your speed and also make you aware of the sections that consume more time.
Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses
Knowing your strengths & weaknesses is very important. For example, if your physics is strong but you are average in chemistry and weak in biology, then you can convert your weaknesses into strengths for a good overall score by focusing more on your improvement areas.
Don’t Ignore General Knowledge Completely
Apart from the main subjects, you also need to stay in the loop with the current affairs for the GK section of the exam. To achieve this, positively go through newspapers every day. You can also subscribe to a weekly/monthly news magazine. Assign about half an hour every day for this.
While preparing for the AIIMS entrance exam, you must create a daily schedule and make sure you devote equal time to all subjects. A strict and effective timetable will ensure that you don’t miss any important sections. Assign 6 to 7 hours of self-study every day to prepare for the entrance exam.
The most critical part of preparation is revising every topic multiple times. The number of times you need to revise entirely depends on your capacity to remember and intelligence. Keep going over the same material and same topics, until you are confident enough about the subject.
Also, revise different subjects simultaneously so that your mind becomes flexible enough to switch between multiple topics and subjects during the examination. Don’t forget to take rest at regular intervals.
Join a Coaching Class
AIIMS UG is a very crucial exam, so for a more professional approach, you should join a coaching class. But keep it in mind that every person has different improvement areas. Carefully select a coaching class that specializes in the subject you need help with.
Choosing a coaching center wisely will make sure that you get the maximum benefit out of it. Also, don’t spend too much money on coaching. You could just opt for a decent coaching centre in your locality to keep you focused and help you with your doubts or even an online learning portal that fulfills your needs.