The All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS, as it more popularly known, is India’s top and most renowned medical institute and hospital. It is very much sought after not only in our country but also in the medical realm of Asia as well! It is well known for its pioneering research, advancements in medicine and medical technology, experienced and most qualified staff in its faculty, etc. Now it is not at all surprising that such a renowned institute should have its own entrance exam to admit students into its courses. AIIMS conducts its own entrance exams for students who are seeking admission into its medical and dental courses. To get into the top and most renowned medical institute in the country is obviously not going to be a walk in the park. It calls for hard work, smart preparations, diligence, and focus. Every year, lakhs of medical aspirants apply and attempt the AIIMS entrance exam to be one of the deserving 700 to claim their seats. AIIMS 2017 has increased the number of seats from 700 to 707 in a slight rain of relief for this year’s candidates.
AIIMS is often the cause of nervousness and apprehension when it comes to medical exams in India because its exam pattern is unique and deviates from exams like the erstwhile AIPMT (now known as NEET). The AIIMS 2017 syllabus is equally wide but the marking scheme differs again. A student will have to answer 200 questions in total in a time frame of 3.5 hours. 60 questions each will come from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and 20 from General Knowledge.
AIIMS preparation requires a lot of prior planning and structured execution. But how to crack AIIMS 2017 when so much apprehension and intimidation surrounds it? Even when you have the best books for AIIMS, you still need a roadmap, else you will be in quite a spot! The following are some preparation tips for AIIMS 2017 that you can take the help of as you prepare for one of the toughest medical entrance exams in the country for undergraduate medical and dental courses.
Know the syllabus
Although it does seem a little obvious but there are and I have come across students who prepare for an exam whose syllabus they’re not very familiar with! How can you charge into a battle if you don’t even know who you’re fighting? So, the first step for you to take is to familiarise yourself with the syllabus.
Identify the do-or-die chapters
This should be your top priority once you are down with the syllabus. Focusing on the entire syllabus is not the smart thing to do. Instead, use previous years papers to quickly identify these AIIMS do-or-die chapters that you know you have to study and revise thoroughly no matter what.
Play to your strengths
Not everyone shares the same strengths and weaknesses. The trick is to know your strengths and use them to your advantage. For instance, if Physics is your strength, make sure you get it down to a T so that no matter what questions come from it, you will be able to tackle them with ease.
Keep these preparations tips for AIIMS in mind and they will help perform better and more efficiently not just in your reparations but in your actual exam!