The textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) should be the prime source of preparation for All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), a national level entrance exam for undergraduate study of Medical Science in premier colleges and universities across the country.
Importance of NCERT books in AIPMT
Advantages of NCERT books
The major part of all three sections in AIPMT viz Physics, Chemistry and Biology come from the NCERT textbooks for Classes 11 and 12. In other words, the NCERT books should be considered as Bible for AIPMT. These books contain detailed account of concepts, theorems and their explanation. The prescribed course for AIPMT is given in an easy to understand manner in NCERT books. The books are widely read by schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a government body that also conducts AIPMT. Around three-fourth of the questions in Biology section are directly asked from the NCERT books for Classes 11 and 12. While some questions are knowledge-based, some of them assess analytical skills of candidates. It is observed that question paper is evenly distributed between the Biology syllabus prescribed for Classes 11 and 12 under the CBSE.
A thorough study of NCERT textbooks gives clarity of concepts in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The candidates feel confident in tackling knowledge as well as application based questions if concepts and fundamentals are clear to them.
Treat NCERT textbooks as a guide to crack AIPMT as they provide all vital information. Study of NCERT books gives a solid foundation to candidates while preparing for AIPMT.
The NCERT books are important for AIPMT, nevertheless students should also consult other important books for AIPMT preparation. Considering the vast course and scope of AIPMT one must go for other important reference books as well such as:
- Trueman’s Objective Physics for Medical / Engg. Entrance Examinations and Problems in General Physics (Latest Edition) by I.E. Irodov for Physics.
- Inorganic Chemistry by J. D Lee and Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd.
- Trueman’s Elementary Biology and Physiology and Biochemistry – Salisbury & Ross/ Frit & Noggle for Biology.
Besides NCERT textbooks candidates must follow other important reference books, online test series, mock test papers, study guides and practice question papers for AIPMT exam.
Practise AIPMT Question papers
Solving previous years’ question papers can help students in getting familiar with the exam pattern and types of questions. Practicing previous years’ question papers gives an edge to candidates and helps them in assessing the level of preparation.
Practising the previous year’s AIPMT question papers also help candidates to have better time management. Solving practice papers give students a fair idea about time allotted to each section, format of application based questions and weightage of marks in examination. It also helps candidates in tackling difficult questions.
Students should not avoid reading other books on topics that they find difficult to understand. Experts opine that students must go through the NCERT textbooks for the first reading or a base study and then consult other books to gain more knowledge about a subject.