(Tips) Key to Success in AIEEE and AIPMT

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Key to Success in AIEEE and AIPMT

  • AIEEE – April 27, 2008
  • AIPMT – Final – May 11, 2008
  • AIPMT – Preliminary – April 6, 2008

Students of class 12 would be making final preparations for their board exams but they all know that those exams are not the only ones that is going to decide their future, especially for those aspiring to be doctors and engineers. They still have got another task to fulfill to enter into the best colleges in the country. It is the All India Engineering Entrance Examination or AIEEE for the aspiring engineers and All India Pre-Medical Examination nor AIPMT for the aspiring doctors. By now, all the aspirants would have applied for the entrance exams, with the abolition of entrance exam in Tamil Nadu, more students would be applying for the All India Entrance Exams. Here is a gist of what the students can do.

What is AIEEE?
The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is organized by the CBSE for admission to various under-graduate courses in engineering and architecture. Admission to the prestigious National Institutes of Technology is through this test.
AIEEE would consist of two papers. First paper consists of three parts of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of equal weight age with objective type questions for BE/B.Tech courses and second paper- consist of Maths, Aptitude Test and Drawing for B.Arch and B. Planning. The Aptitude Test is designed to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness.

Scoring and Negative Marking
All objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) would carry three marks. For each correct response, candidate will get three marks. For each incorrect response one mark would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in the answer sheet if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked. All objective type questions are required to be answered on specially designed machine gradable answer sheets. Answers are to be marked using ball pint pen (black/blue) only.

Date of Examination - April 27, 2008
Paper 1 – Physics, Chemistry and Maths – FN
Paper 2 – Maths – Part I, Aptitude Test-Part II and Drawing Test –Part III – AF

In AIEEE, the emphasis is on fundamental concepts and their application in different situations. This differs significantly from the Board examinations and the questions seek to test the conceptual clarity and the reasoning ability of the students. Most of the questions in AIEEE are not difficult but they are just different. They require a different approach, a different mindset. Each question has an element of surprise in it and the students who is adapt in talking them is mot likely to sail through.

Well thought revision plan
The first and foremost step is to build a sound and feasible plan for preparation. Divide the entire time into a reasonable time chart and plan the studies accordingly. Leave free time in between so that if any module gets delayed there will not be any need to change the plan.
Study the trend of previous year questions papers and draw marks distribution of each subject to find out which topics are most important and which are least. Giver priority to important topics and try to put them in early stage of your preparation to avoid any possibility of them being left. Review your plan periodically to find out if there are any lapses and how they can be covered up.

Strengthen fundamentals
Most of the questions will be based on fundamentals and their applications. So establish a sold base by mastering the fundamentals being focused. Don’t refer too may many books. Decide about the books after discussing with your trainer.

Strengthen application of fundamentals
Quality is more important than quantity. Doing 100 quality and concepts based questions is more important than doing 1000 questions, which have not been selected carefully. Remember that the purpose is to sharpen problem-solving skills. Start with conventional methods of problems solving but improvise constantly and build you own shortcuts and ways for problem solving. Always keep track of your average speed of solving questions.

All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), The admission for 15 per cent of the total seats for medical/dental bachelor degree courses in medical colleges run by Union of India, state government, municipal and other local authorities in India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir is made on the basis of AIPMT merit list. As per the revised scheme, the AIPMT examination is conducted in tow stages:   Preliminary Exam
The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper containing 200 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of Paper would be three hours.  

Final Exam:
The Final Examination, only for those who qualify in the Preliminary Examination, would consist of two papers each of two hours duration. Paper I would contain questions form Physics and Chemistry and Paper II would contain questions form Biology.
The Final Examination will have non-objective type of questions to be answered in the Answer Book supplied.

Date of Examination
(i) Preliminary Examination April 6, 2008
(ii) Final Examination May 11, 2008

Be confident. Don’t lose it at any stage while preparing for the entrance exams. If your attend any coaching classes, be regular in them to be able to achieve good results in the end. At home, prepare a timetable and follow it strictly. Don’t get too involved with only engineering books and refer to NCERT books too. Don’t waste time and don’t stress yourself. Study in a balanced way and maintain a good friend circle who will guide you and also boost your morale. Workout a lot of sample papers and practice to complete them in time. Stay away form computers as much as possible. Choose the right books. Consult IITians and your teachers to get your hand son the right. Don’t waste your time in trying out new books every time.

The moment you receive the paper, scan it. Look for problems that are from the topics you have studies. Ignore the others and solve the chosen ones first, at one go – till you’ve attempted everything you know.   This confidence may help you in cracking those problems you overlooked the first time. A 100 marks paper is supposed to be solved in 170 minutes. Keep 10 minutes for trying up supplements and other such formalities.   If a particular problems carries, say 6 marks, you should allot about 12 minutes to it (maximum 15). Do not get bogged down by a particular problem. If there is no solution in sight for next few steps – drop it., leave some space and go on to another problem.   Keep your cool all the time. If you have not performed well in the first paper – don’t let it affect your performance in second or third papers. Instead of ruminating over the time lost – use these power-packed 320 odd hors to help you achieve entry into one of the most coveted institutions in the country. You really can if you think you can. So rush to your study table. Your time starts now.

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