How to crack AP PG MET- Syllabus and Books
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Books are an important part of one’s life, and more essential when they are related to our exam preparations. Preparing from the right books and completing the exam syllabus on time acts as a significant factor for a Post Graduate medical  aspirant to qualify the exam. In this special preparatory feature by Careers360, we present you ‘What is AP PG MET and How to crack AP PG MET’.


Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Pre Medical Test, commonly known as AP PG MET is conducted annually by Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.  AP PG MET is a prerequisite exam for admissions to 2400 MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma seats in 29 participating colleges of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

We bring you the detailed syllabus of AP PG MET and books through which a candidate must prepare. Before starting with the syllabus and preparation material, let’s  peek into the exam pattern.

AP PG MET Exam Pattern:

As per the official exam pattern, the AP PG MET is a Computer- Based Test (CBT) with a total of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered by the students. The duration of the test is 3 hours. A few points are,

  • Question paper is of MCQ pattern. Some questions also consist of pictorial representations

  • Candidates have to select the correct option from the four options provided in the answer.  

  • There is no negative mark for incorrect response

  • No mark will be given to question not answered

  • No mark will be given to for selecting multiple options of the question

  • Minimum marks required to entrance exam is 50% for OBC candidates, 40% for SC,ST, BC AND 45% for differently abled candidates

AP PG MET Exam Syllabus

AP PG MET Syllabus is based on MBBS syllabus as prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which includes topics like Pre-Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical. Below is an infogram explaining the syllabus or topics which are covered in the AP PG MET.


Subject wise distribution of questions in AP PG MET:


As per the syllabus, the subjects that candidates need to cover are Anatomy, Surgery Pathology etc. with different number of questions. The table below will provide brief about the syllabus and the number of questions that are covered in the exam:

Anatomy, Physiology and Bio Chemistry


Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine and SPM


Surgery and Allied Subjects


Medical and Allied Subjects


Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Total Questions


Now, as we know about the topics or the syllabus of the exam, it is time to move forward with the preparatory books for AP PG MET.

Recommended books by Experts and Toppers for AP PG MET Preparation:

As per experts and toppers who have prepared for the test, candidate should first complete their standard course book and then refer to other books for thorough study of the subjects. For better understanding, candidates can also refer to DLPs (Distance Learning Programme).


Nowadays, full syllabus study material, chapter wise test series, topic wise test series and mock tests are also available online. Students should attempt as many as test series and mock test to check their level of preparation.  


APPGMET-Image-1Below is the list of recommended books by various authors: Across Volume 1 and Volume 2, are:

 Ratchana Chaurasiya/Ananthanarayan: Microbiology

Sparsh Gupta/ Robbin: Pathology

Sparsh Gupta/ Tripathi: Pharmacology

Vivek Jain/ Arvind Arora/ Park: SPM

Sakshi Arora/Shibbu George/Dhingra: ENT

Mudit Khanna/Amit Ashish/ Harrison: Medicine

Pulse Publications/ Bailey/Ashish Gupta: Surgery

Sakshi Arora/Sheila Balakrishnan: Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBS)

Arvind Arora: Pediatrics

Chaurasia: Anatomy

Ganong: Physiology

Sreekumari: Biochemistry

Reddy: Forensic Medicine

Parson: Ophthalmology


APPGMET-Image-2Strategy to adopt while preparing:

As per the toppers, candidates should majorly focus on the theories and concepts and should have a thorough knowledge of the facts and figures. It has been observed that very few repeated questions have been asked and hence, only the long-established approach of study and scanning of past year questions will not work. The Question paper of AP PG MET can also carry direct and pictorial questions based on CT Scans, USGs, Instruments, ECGs can be asked. Thus, it becomes very significant to study and comprehend each and every concept with the help of pictorial representations.


Points to Remember:

  • It is advisable to start preparing at least one year prior to the exam
  • Prepare a study schedule and stick to it aggressively. Your study schedule should also include activities to make you relax
  • To understand the basic concept of the question, read the important derivations carefully
  • Don’t cram, try to understand the basic reason behind every question
  • Study the entire syllabus with a vision. Do not study the entire theory again and again
  • Practice and solve as many mock tests as you can
  • Try to understand behind the logic of the questions you have attempted wrong
  • Focus more on the topics which you have attempted wrong
  • Proper time management and developing a strong problem solving strategy with accuracy is required to score more in AP PG MET

AP PG MET is a gateway to admissions in Post Graduate Degree and Diploma courses in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

AP PG MET is a state level medical entrance examination conducted by Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences for admissions to as many as 2400 seats in MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma programmes in 29 Medical colleges of Andhra Pradesh.


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