Last 2-3 years have been full of surprises for a PG medical student. If NExT and seven new questions types in AIIMS were not sufficient enough, authorities have now decided to place AIIMS, PGI, JIPMER, and NIMHANS under the same roof.
With so much going on, at such a pace, students are still baffled and confused about their preparation strategy to deal with these drastic changes. Pre-PG team has therefore decided to take a call on that and rectify all your queries.
Update yourself with the latest pattern
Instead of panicking, the first and foremost step that aspirants should take is to familiarize themselves with the latest pattern of INI CET. As per the INI CET prospectus, the paper will consist of 200 multiple choice questions including single correct choice questions as well as multiple correct choice questions. The duration of this exam is 3 hours. An important thing to be considered here is that the conducting authority is AIIMS Delhi. Therefore, the chances of paper being inclined towards the AIIMS pattern will be quite a lot. Recently introduced seven new types of MCQs in AIIMS, image-based questions, multiple correct choice questions are most likely to make their way.
Pay Attention to Clinical and Application Based Questions
Recent years’ NEET PG, AIIMS, FMGE and other PG medical entrance exams had observed an increased fraction of clinically oriented and application-based questions. One-liners were now replaced by para-type, image-based, and video-based questions.
In INI CET too, the focus will be on clinical skills rather than just theoretical medicine to test aspirants.
Pre-PG App understands this and to help students fight with these challenges, we will be adding more than 20,000 Clinical Questions by Dec 2020, 7000 of which are already added. With less than a month left for INI-CET, your focus should be to solve as many as clinically oriented questions. On Pre-PG, these questions can be accessed by the recently ‘Clinical Question’ filter in the workout section with just one click.
Practice Recent Year Papers, especially for AIIMS
Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test or INI CET is being conducted for the first time in November 2020. When most of the aspirants are totally clueless about their final preparation plan, you can get that extra edge here by practicing recent year papers of these exams. Your priority should be to first practice AIIMS recent year papers, then move to JIPMER. NIMHANS and PGI usually go deeper into a topic and then ask a particular question. Therefore, it is unlikely that their pattern will be followed in INI CET. You can easily access recent year questions on Pre-PG while workout and customize your practice to AIIMS or JIPMER or both.
Moreover, the explanations for these MCQs are drafted in a way that they don’t only provide the concepts to train your mind, but also give you insights into the usual traps.
Apart from rigorously practicing the relevant MCQs, you should also include a thorough revision in your last-minute preparation plan. Among this hassle, don’t let go of your months of efforts in vain by missing out on this most crucial step. Avoid reading from any new material and stick to your notes. Pay more importance to the sections with higher weightage. It is imperative to eradicate your weaknesses by practicing them more for effective revision. If prioritizing is not your strength, you can take the help of Pre-PG’s deep revision which allows you to revise as per your previous attempts and mistakes, and prioritizes questions accordingly.
Give a final touch to your preparation with our mock tests
Mock tests are an integral part of your INI CET preparation because they will give you a crystal clear idea about your level of preparation and also highlight the areas/topics that need your attention. INI CET Mock tests on Pre-PG are designed keeping in mind your last-minute preparation plan and are drafted as per the latest pattern of INI CET. Attempting these tests will give you an actual exam environment and realistic comparative performance analysis. These tests will be open for 24 hours but we would strongly suggest you attempt these mock tests in the real exam time i.e. in between 9 AM to 12 PM.
The PG Medical Education System of our country is all set for another makeover as INI CET will be a common exam for admission to the post-graduation courses offered by AIIMS Delhi, and other seven AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, PGI Chandigarh and NIMHANS. While many are happy as this exam would reduce the effort and inconvenience caused to students when they apply and visit centers at multiple places, some are still in the phase of coping up with these changes. You can still milk your year of hard work by working steadily towards your goal and improvising your strategy as per the continuous challenges.