Sep 12, 2023
AIIMS PG exam or the INI-CET 2024 for the January session is scheduled to be held on November 5, 2023.
With the countdown clock ticking and your dreams of securing a spot in this prestigious institution on the line, it's time to kick your preparation into overdrive.
Sure, you're diligently covering the extensive syllabus and tackling MCQs for practice, but what more can you do to ensure your place at AIIMS? We've got the answers!
Discover the winning strategies that can make all the difference in cracking the INI-CET exam.
Till now, you have been focused on covering and revising the entire exam syllabus. Now, it’s time to focus your preparations towards practicing how to use the knowledge gained most efficiently.
You must redirect your efforts towards building speed and accuracy in answering questions. This is because unlike NEET PG, you will only have 180 minutes to answer 200 questions as per the latest INI-CET exam pattern.
Speed drills, solving previous year's question papers and taking mock tests are efficient ways to improve your speed without compromising accuracy.
If you are looking for a shortcut to acing the AIIMS PG exam, then previous year questions are your answer. PYQs help you identify all the important high-yield topics that have been repeatedly asked in the past year exams. And chances are, examiners will again ask questions from those high-yield topics.
But that shortcut here is not learning the PYQs. It’s dissecting the previous years' questions. Meaning, you need to understand the underlying concepts and principles the examiners have tested through those questions.
Examiners will not repeat the exact same questions but the themes or concepts in slightly different ways. So, if you are able to cover all those recurring topics and concepts, you will be able to answer maximum questions accurately.
From the past year INI-CET question papers, it has become evident that the examiners are now more inclined towards testing your analytical skills and clinical reasoning. Therefore, you can expect more clinical scenario based questions and image based questions.
Now, to ensure that you answer the clinical questions accurately, you must focus your practice towards clinical questions. PrepLadder’s QBank 5.0 is here for your rescue. It is India’s only clinical QBank with an extensive repository of high-yield clinical questions. Not just that, the questions come with a learning objective that further helps you understand the topic better.
In addition to that, there are other features like active guidance that is especially designed to help you answer clinical questions.
Being the smart aspirant that you are, you must be already taking mock tests. But that’s not enough. It's not just about taking mock tests; it's about deeply analyzing them.
Identify patterns in the types of questions you're getting wrong and why you're missing them. It’s important that you adjust your study strategy accordingly. So, next time you take a mock test, do the following two things:
Feeling uncertain and having doubts before stepping into the exam hall impact your confidence and mess up your plan. That's why it's so important to tackle all your doubts before the big day head on.
The AIIMS PG exam isn't easy. It's especially curated to evaluate your understanding of the concepts you've been studying during MBBS. So, it's smart to ask for help if you're not sure about something. Don't be shy to talk to your friends, seniors, or faculties for advice. They've been through it and can help you out.
When you take the time to clear up your questions, you'll be in a much better position to do well on exam day. So, don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it.
Getting into AIIMS is a dream for every medical aspirant and you are close to making it a reality. All you need to do now is give it your all. Take heart the tips mentioned above and follow them to give your preparations a boost. We are sure you’ll be crossing the finish line with flying colors.
Kashika Walia is a Senior Content Writer at PrepLadder. She is devoted to give her readers easily digestible and high-value content that makes their journey towards their dream career incredibly easy.