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JIPMER May 2018: Exam Analysis

May 20, 2018


PrepLadder 6.0 We collected information from almost 5,000 candidates who took JIPMER exam on 19th May 2018 to help you understand how the exam was for others. We have consolidated data from all responses and given an accurate picture of the exam standard.

Overall difficulty

The JIPMER May 2018 exam was very difficult according to most candidates. With 87% respondents rating it difficult and 13% rating it moderate practically no one rated the exam easy.

Pattern of questions

Questions were usually one liners. There were very less image based questions and very few repeats from previous year exams. There were a lot of unusual syndromes, a big chunk of exam was from genetics with confusing options and very few clinical scenarios. Difficult questions were usually framed as “unheard of one liners” and unlike PGI and AIIMS exams, very few concept based questions were asked. According to most respondents 50 questions were easy, 50 were moderate and 150 were difficult.

High weightage subjects

Pharmacology, Pathology and Medicine had the highest weightage.

Low weightage subjects

Biochemistry, Psychiatry, ENT, PSM and Anatomy had low weightage. Also Read: AIIMS PG May 2018: Exam Analysis PGI May 2018: Exam Analysis

How many questions did candidates attempt?

Number of questions Percentage of Candidates
<170 15.2%
170-200 21.7%
200-220 30.4%
220-230 13%
230-240 8.7%
240-250 10.9%
Most students (78.3%) thought that the exam was easy to finish within 3 hrs.

Other common comments received about the exam

  • Some questions were impossible to touch.
  • Most questions based on facts.
  • Genetics, tough syndromes, dosages of drugs, close confusing options was the theme of the exam.
  • More difficult than AIIMS and PGI
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