What preparation plan and strategy should students undertake so as to balance their Class XII board along with AIPMT preparation?
Ignoring board exams means jeopardising your academic record and taking a risk with entrance exams means putting your career path at stake. Therefore, I suggest students make a time table and adhere to it. Preparing for Entrance Exam needs a lot of dedication and planning. The syllabus is vast so it would be wise to follow a structured and steady approach in course coverage. Focus more on clearing your fundamentals. Understand the concept, only then move to the depth of a particular topic. Having said that, students who are serious about cracking entrance exam must also keep giving mock tests/practice multiple choice question tests on Class XII syllabus along with subjective mock tests to maintain the entrance rhythm.
Could you list out a few important topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology?
Biology: All topics are important and should be prepared thoroughly though there have been more questions from Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Biomolecules and Biotechnology as per the questions asked in past years’ exams
Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry and P Block chemistry are important; try to solve their questions repeatedly.
Physics: Topics like kinematics, laws of motion, electrostatics, magnetic effects of current and modern physics are important.
Could you suggest some books students could bank on to prepare for these topics?
The base books for all the three subjects are NCERT text books. The aspirants should read and understand all the NCERT text. Going through earlier editions of NCERT can also help. Going through the previous years’ questions is very important as it will give an insight into the type of questions being asked from different portions and their difficulty level. One advice to the aspirants is to revise in the reverse order, i.e, start from the last chapter first otherwise the students keep on revising the initial chapters again and again.
What should be the key areas to focus in this AIPMT 2015 exam?
Aspirants should go through the NCERT text word for word and should have complete mastery over it. Aspirants must have a lot of practice in solving the objective problems given by the NCERT, previous years’ questions and various practice questions available in different ways. This practice is very important as it will make aspirants complete the exam in the allotted time and to commit fewer errors.
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