The current generation of med students is possibly the unluckiest one ever. There have been continuous changes in both UG and PG entrance exams every year for the past few years. Moreover, if the introduction of NEXT replacing NEET PG and FMGE was not enough, authorities have decided to put admissions into top PG universities, i.e., AIIMS, JIPMER, and NIMHANS, under the same examination; the controversial INI CET. With the pandemic and regular changes in the pattern and regulations of PG examinations, students are confused and stressed beyond measure.
The Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test or INI CET is speculated to be the most challenging exam in the history of medical PG entrance examinations. If you are one of those people who do not believe in putting all their eggs in the same basket, guess what? You do not have any other option anymore. When the difficulty level is raised like it is now, the scope of error is proportionately reduced, and absolute precision is crucial. This article will give you some preparation tips to help you clear INI CET.
Familiarise with the exam pattern
The exam is centred in such a way that it tests your knowledge about the topics through various multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The duration of this exam is around 3 hours. The examination will be held in a computer-based mode at multiple digital centres across India. Each candidate will be given a separate login ID to attempt the test. Each question in the exam will have four response options. The exam will have 200 MCQs, including single correct answer questions and multiple correct answer questions; this means that multiple answers will be accurate for a set of questions. The candidate will have to select all of them. To answer such multiple correct answer-type questions, candidates will have to understand the concepts deeply and read the question thoroughly. We know that the authority to conduct the exam is AIIMS Delhi, so there is a high chance that the recent AIIMS PG pattern will influence the exam. Hence, please pay close attention to the recently introduced seven new types of MCQs in AIIMS; they may appear in INI CET.
Focus on clinical and application-based questions
Even though there have been numerous changes in the exam pattern of both NEET PG and AIIMS PG over the past couple of years, one similarity is that the type of questions has moved in the same direction – clinical and application-based. Earlier, the exam paper was an amalgamation of straightforward theory-based questions and clinical questions, but with each amendment, the balance shifted towards clinical-based questions. There are very few one-line questions anymore, and they have all been replaced by paragraph-type or image-based questions. Therefore, it will not be wrong to predict that the upcoming INI CET will also go the same route. So, what does this mean for you? This is an indication for you to study and understand each topic from a clinical point of view; doing so will go a long way.
Two things that are paramount to success in any endeavour are preparation and confidence, and more often than not, they are intertwined. In the case of INI CET, thorough revision is the connecting link between the two. You need to have both excellent preparation and enough confidence in your abilities on the day of the exam to clear it and not get flustered by the immense pressure it brings with it. Now, you cannot just open all the books there are in the world and read all of them in the name of revision; you need to have a clear plan to revise multiple times and efficiently each time. So, the way to revise is that you start by going back to previous years’ exam papers and study the pattern. It will give you a decent idea of the more critical topics; now, you revise them in depth. Also, one can never overestimate the importance of well-written and exam-focused notes in revising any topic for any exam.
Join a test series.
One of the main troubles that most people have during any competitive exam is that they are not familiar with that environment; they know the answers, but they do not know how to answer when you are sitting in the middle of 100 people who are all trying to snatch the top rank from you. That is where the mock tests come in as saviours; they make that overwhelming atmosphere your buddy, and now, instead of having a disadvantage, you have a slight advantage because the situation is known territory for you. Think of it this way; in football, where the ground is almost identical everywhere, the home team is still said to have an advantage. Why? Because they are familiarised with the place, they are playing where they practice. Mock tests also provide you with an accurate description of your preparations, including your strengths and weaknesses.
Prepare with the e-Gurukul app.
DBMCI is a specialist in making sure that you get the best available resources. With the combined effort of everyone at DBMCI and your hard work, you achieve your dream of clearing INI CET and get into the best PG colleges India have to offer. DBMCI has the panel of India’s best faculty for all the 19 subjects of the syllabus of INI CET. Unlike most coaching institutions, DBMCI does not restrict you to a limited number of options. You can choose from multiple options and packages suiting your needs and requirements because every student has their own preparation methods, and they demand the resource that compliments them. These are some options you can choose to study from in the few months’ time you have before your exam.
- Enrol with the e-Gurukul app.
- With e-gurukul, you get 1000+ hours of pre-recorded lectures by the same faculty covering all 19 subjects and over 700 topics.
- Another thing you get with e-gurukul is a massive database of 35000+ updated MCQs based on the latest clinical pattern of the competitive exam.
- You do not have to try and guess why your answer was wrong; with e-Gurukul, you get both tests and in-depth discussions after the tests.
- In the last few days, all the focus is on revision. And to conquer that phase, e-gurukul gives you 250 hours of revision videos (LMRP).
- One thing that is constantly overlooked and must not be is the importance of good, well-written notes. They may not seem like a lot, but they can be the difference between passing the exam and failing at it. To help you, e-Gurukul offers a soft copy of HD notes.
- The Final Sprint Series
The Final Sprint series offered by DBMCI is for people who want to strengthen their grasp by solving lots of questions and understanding the exam pattern. It includes:
- High yield 1000 questions for NEET 2021
- The course is available on the DBMCI Live app, which means studying whenever we get time.
- All questions are on the latest clinical pattern of the NEET PG examination
- 20 tests having 50 questions in each.
- A Self-assessment test to see where one stands.