Your Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMT) is on May 10, 2009. So, we got Anil Goswami, Director (course coordinator) of Brainware Education,a training institute for medical and engineering entrance exams based in New Delhi, to share his tips with Topper readers.
Don't study relatively new topics at the last minute. Consolidate and supplement topics that you are already familiar with.
Start revising one month ahead of D-day. Try revising topics which you feel are easy. Then, move towards the tougher ones. Don't start studying relatively new topics during revision. Get your basic concepts, right. This helps you study better!
All three subjects -- Physics, Chemistry, Biology -- are equally important. In PMT, though biology should be your strongest subject, chemistry helps you score.
When it comes to physics, this subject can 'make or break' your performance. This is because many students face problems when solving numericals. So, learn your formulae and then practice the calculations. This is the right way to manage your time, properly and intelligently.
Quick tips, slips 'n' doubts!
Never wait till the last minute to blacken the Optical Marking Recognition (OMR) sheet (used to mark the answers in the competitive examination). You may run out of time, if you wait until the end.
In the OMR sheet, if you are leaving out question number 10 then make sure that you are not blackening the space for question number 10 while answering question number 11.
Practice with previous year examination papers and model tests. Try and follow the pattern of questions.
Solve as many online model test papers as possible. Map your own strengths and weaknesses. This way you could distribute your time, appropriately.
Don't spend more than 10 minutes reading instructions mentioned at the start of your question paper.
Make sure that you spend at least 15-20 minutes checking your answers.
Attempt theoretical questions, first. Then, attempt numerical-based questions, as the latter is more time-consuming and requires more precision.
The order of preference: During results, a waiting list is also included as part of the merit list. For instance, if the total number of seats in any institution is 240, then a merit list of 480 students will be released.
In case, two or more candidates obtain equal marks in the final examination, the seat allotment of such candidates is determined in the following order of preference:
The candidate older in age.
The candidate with higher marks in Biology (combined scores of botany and zoology) in the entrance examination.
The candidate with higher marks in chemistry.
Did You Know?
The entrance examination is conducted in two phases. Students must clear the prelims ( 3 hours), first. This is followed by the final exam (2 hours), which is conducted after approximately a month. During selection only score in the final exam is considered.
The maximum number of attempts for PMT is only three times in consecutive years!