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AIIMS MBBS entrance exam is on May 28, here are 10 things you must do to crack it

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam will be held on May 28.

education Updated: May 25, 2017 16:57 IST
HT Correspondent
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Do some last-minute reading outside the NCERT syllabus and get everything ready for the AIIMS MBBS entrance exam on May 28 to avoid last-minute rush.
Do some last-minute reading outside the NCERT syllabus and get everything ready for the AIIMS MBBS entrance exam on May 28 to avoid last-minute rush.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Giving any exam is stressful, but attempting an exam that opens the door to your chosen profession can be intimidating, such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam, to be held on May 28. The AIIMS medical (MBBS) entrance exam is a national level entrance test conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi, for admission to the MBBS programme offered by seven AIIMS institutions of the country. The key is to stay calm and do your best and be reassured that you have done as much as you could by way of preparation. All you need to do now is solve the paper.

Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP educational content of, a learning platform for students, gives you a few dos and don’ts that you need to keep in mind before D-day!


1.Revise smart: Stick to revising important topics instead of attempting a full revision. Concentrate on inorganic chemistry and communication in physics, formulas in chemistry and physics. In biology, focus on anatomy and morphology of animals.

2. Get comfortable with an online exam

Attempt a mock online exam before appearing for AIIMS, especially a full test before appearing for AIIMS. It could be a bit tricky to switch from a pen and paper format to an online platform, so try solving a paper online.

3. Go through useful mind maps

There are two mind maps of utmost importance: General Organic Chemistry and The Periodic Table. This is one of the best ways to remember these tricky topics. If you repeatedly look at mind maps for both these topics, chances are they’ll get stored in your visual memory, making it easier to recall later. Do this right before leaving for the exam centre.

4. Go through old mock test papers and anything that helps

Go through the short summaries at the back of your NCERT chapters/books and check previous five-year papers. Usually a lot of questions are repeated and juggled. When you attempt those papers you’ll understand which topics are more important. Chapter summaries are an overview of chapters/important topics in a brief format. These summaries are useful while answering assertion and reason type questions, so read those carefully.

5. Be prepared for anything

Expect questions from everywhere, don’t be surprised if it isn’t limited to NCERT. It’s going to be a mixed bag of questions and equal importance will be given to all subjects as well as general knowledge and current events.


1. Don’t try to cram all general knowledge trivia one day before the exam.

The AIIMS paper pattern consists of at least 20 general knowledge questions. You can boost your scores by staying updated on current affairs of the last six months. Worried you have not done enough? For last-minute updates, check the Nobel prize winners and recent sports achievements. Try not to do an in-depth exploration of general knowledge trivia one day before the exam.

2. Don’t leave your doubts unanswered

Usually every student has some doubts about a paper or an exam. Try to find your coach or teacher and ensure you have everything cleared.

3. Don’t turn up at the exam centre minutes before the exam

It’s easy to go to your own school or college for an exam, since you’re familiar with the surroundings. However, when you’re assigned a centre, it is advisable to check out the place once before the big day or at least find out the location. This can help you avoid unnecessary delays in case you cannot find your way to the centre or the examination hall on the main day.

Don’t leave everything for the last minute. You need some time to calm down and relax before the paper starts. Make it a point to reach the exam centre half an hour before the entry time.

4. Don’t be impulsive. Remember there is a 1/3marking for every wrong answer

Don’t just choose an answer that seems familiar. Read the question twice, understand it well before attempting it. If you come across a difficult question, don’t waste too much time on it. Skip the question and come back to it later. Obsessing over one difficult question might prevent you from answering the easy ones in time.

5. Don’t solve the paper without a strategy: 200 Questions in 210 minutes

You will have 200 questions to answer in three-and-a-half hours. Allot time for every question, so that you don’t miss out on any marks because of a bad exam strategy. Ideally, try not to spend more than a minute on each question. Remember that there are negative markings for every wrong answer, so attempt every question carefully.

Finally, remember to eat a healthy breakfast because you are going to spend a considerable amount of time at the exam centre. Don’t stress and stay positive. We’re sure you’ll will do really well. All the best!

First Published: May 25, 2017 16:47 IST

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