Is NCERT Sufficient for AIIMS MBBS 2020?
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Is NCERT sufficient for AIIMS MBBS 2020? - Through a press conference held on October 4, 2019, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) announced the merger of AIIMS with NEET. From the year 2020, AIIMS, New Delhi will not conduct separate examinations for admission to its institutes. Candidates are required to go through the NEET registration process 2020 for the same. Considering the books for preparation “He who is best prepared can best serve his moments of inspiration.” The medical aspirants who were appearing for AIIMS MBBS entrance exam must prepare well leaving no stone unturned. For better preparations, it is mandatory that students prefer the other books than NCERT. Scoring better marks in AIIMS MBBS exam was highly influenced by the choices of books students refer to and the level of preparations.
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Though, NCERT books of Class 11 and 12 are considered as the bible for AIIMS MBBS 2020 preparations. However, previous year topper and subject experts usually advise using other books of AIIMS than NCERT. The medical candidates often have doubts whether preparation through NCERT books are enough for AIIMS MBBS exam. The article on Is NCERT sufficient for AIIMS MBBS 2020 provides information on the books to be referred for better preparations, benefits and other information.

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Is NCERT sufficient for AIIMS 2020 - Experts and topper reviews

AIIMS MBBS 2019 topper for Bhavik Bansal has said in his interview that “I would strongly like to suggest that NCERT should be followed thoroughly. Medical candidates should consider NCERT as the Bhagavad Gita, as it is the basis of all syllabus. I find most of the students focusing more on the 10% questions, which will be asked out of the syllabus. However, if you will go through the 90% NCERT concepts, there will be nothing to stop you from getting admissions in the best government colleges. Aspirants should be confident enough to appear for the entrance exam”

The director of Career Point, Mr Shailendra Maheshwari also advised that NCERT books are best for AIIMS 2020 preparations, but the theoretical explanations given in NCERT are insufficient to crack AIIMS MBBS exam. Secondly, the number of questions is very less as compared to the competitive exam preparations. Therefore, to elaborate the concepts in depth some add one book is required.

Which are the other books sufficient for AIIMS MBBS preparations?

Of course, NCERT books gives an excellent head start for AIIMS entrance exam. Though, the exam contains 200 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Therefore, below are the other books recommended for better preparation of national medical exam.

Books for AIIMS MBBS Biology other than NCERT

As per the previous year analysis, aspirants found Biology as the easiest section among all. There will be 60 objective type questions to be asked from the Biology section in AIIMS MBBS 2020 exam. The Biology subject covers questions from Botany and Zoology. Below are some objective books other than NCERT which are sufficient to prepare for the Biology section along with the name of authors.

  1. Biology Volume 1 and 2 by Trueman by K.N. Bhatia and M.P. Tyagi

  2. Pradeep Publications for Biology by P.S. Dhami and G.Chopra

  3. Objective Biology by Dinesh by K.N. Bhatia

  4. A Class-Book of Botany by A.C. Dutta

  5. GR Bathla Publication for Biology (Theory and Objective) by R.K. Pillai, Naresh Malik and A.B. Sinha

  6. Modern's ABC for Biology - Part 1 and 2

  7. Exploring Biology - 2 Volumes by Sanjay Sharma and Sudhakar Banerjee

  8. Medical Entrance Biology - 3 Volumes by Mamta R Solanki and Lalita Ghotik (Target Publications)

Other sufficient books for AIIMS 2020 Chemistry

The subject of Chemistry will contain 60 questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. As per the suggestions of subject experts, it is mandatory to cover the series and bond diagram provided in the NCERT books for Inorganic Chemistry. While for preparation of Organic Chemistry, each chapter is linked with the previous one, therefore, the basics of each chapter should be read thoroughly. Physical Chemistry is based on numerical only.

Here are some of the best books for AIIMS MBBS 2020 Chemistry by the best authors.

  1. Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

  2. Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

  3. Textbook for Organic Chemistry by Arihant Publications

  4. Dinesh Chemistry by P.N. Kapil

  5. Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and 12 (Volume 1 and 2) by Dr S.P. Jauhar

  6. Objective Chemistry - 3 Volumes by S. Dinesh & Co.

  7. Practice Books by V.K. Jaiswal (Inorganic Chemistry), M.S. Chauhan (Organic Chemistry) and N Awasthi (Physical Chemistry)

  8. Objective NCERT at your fingertips by MTG Publications

Books for AIIMS MBBS 2020 Physics

A total of 60 questions will be asked for the Physics section. It has always been the toughest section of all. Below are some of the books other than NCERT for AIIMS MBBS 2020 Physics. Talking about the review, most of experts advices to clear the NCERT concepts before moving to these recommended books.

  1. NCERT Physics: CBSE PMT (3 Volumes) by Anil Aggarwal

  2. Objective Physics for the medical entrance examination (volume 1 and 2) by D.C. Pandey

  3. Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

  4. AIIMS Explorer by MTG Editorial Board

  5. Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnik and Walker

  6. Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

  7. Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

  8. Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya

Books other than NCERT for AIIMS MBBS 2020 General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Reasoning

From the total number of responses, 10 questions each will be asked for General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Reasoning with reason assertive questions as well. AIIMS MBBS aspirants must keep themselves updated with the latest current affairs of India and the world. They must read the newspaper daily, especially for the science section.

While, for Aptitude and Logical Thinking, aspirants must solve as many riddles, mathematical questions, question-based on relations as they can.

Below are few books for General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Reasoning

  1. Aim4aiims by Ajay Mohan

  2. General Knowledge, Aptitude & Logical Thinking for AIIMS by Sunil Nain

  3. AIIMS - General Knowledge with Logical Thinking (first edition) by Dr. MD Usmangani Ansari

  4. GK books by Ajay Mohan

Is NCERT sufficient for AIIMS MBBS 2020 - Benefits of other books

Once the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12 are completed, thereafter, candidates can follow the above listed best books for AIIMS MBBS.

  • NCERT books only strengthen the fundamental of a particular subject, thus to get in-depth knowledge, candidates must practice through these books of AIIMS MBBS 2020.

  • The medical entrance exam will contain 200 multiple choice questions, out of which only 50% will be asked on the lines of NCERT books. The other sufficient books than NCERT will help medical aspirants to answer the remaining questions.

  • The exam will contain a combination of multiple-choice questions and reason assertive questions. Studying only from NCERT books will not help aspirants to solve the MCQs in the correct way. Therefore, these AIIMS MBBS books other than NCERT must be practised by students to enhance their preparation strategy, speed and accuracy level.

  • Without these books other than NCERT, candidates won’t be able to understand the structure, difficulty level and AIIMS MBBS exam pattern 2020 such as marking scheme, the medium of paper and other aspects of the exam.

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