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Best books for medical pg entrance prepration

Are you confused with books to refer for the preparation of medical PG entrance exams? Are you lacking a preparation strategy? Then go through this article to get an antidote for all your troubles.

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Aspirant’s preparing for the medical PG entrance examination usually get caught in the hype of referring to every bit of information that is related to the medical PG. they often get themselves into wasting a lot of time while going through several books for every single subject. This gives birth to confusion as different books carry a different way of explaining the same thing. Some books may even carry some wrong information which can haunt you during your examination. Above all referring to too many books wastes a lot of time when every single minute is very important for you.

Hence refer to the correct books to prepare for NEET PG, AIIMS PG and other Medical PG exams. Not just books candidates also need to focus on the best strategic approach towards preparation of the examination.


Time needed to prepare for PGMEE

The best strategy is hard work and religious dedication for PGMEE preparation. Aspirants may start their preparation during or after their internship. 2,000 hours of dedicated study is an ideal time to prepare for the exam. These 2,000 hrs can be covered in 8-12 months for an average student. If you've been an average student during MBBS, you can still get a clinical seat in Govt medical college, here's how.

Also read: The Secret Path to Success in PGMEE Finally Revealed


Strategy and Focus Area

According to our experts, the focus should be on the concepts and one should have a thorough knowledge of facts. In the last couple of years, very few repeat questions have been asked in the examination and, hence, the traditional approach of reading ten year papers might not work. Students should also expect image based questions which are, generally, basic in nature. Hence, the students should study and understand each and every concept with the help of a picture. Also, understand that every exam is different, so you need different strategy for each exam.

Must read: Guessing strategy to avoid negative marking in various Medical PG exams.


Dealing with Harrison's Internal Medicine

Students who have clarity on the basic concepts of medicine can refer to the Harrisons Internal Medicine. However, one should spend most of the time on reading standard text books, especially, if you have less time.


Approach to Social Preventive Medicine (SPM)

SPM is a very important subject for entrance preparation. Try to spend more time studying SPM.

Study SPM MCQ books thoroughly and also take SPM mock test. If you get any important points from ‘Park’ just note that in the MCQ book itself. Do not waste time on reading all the contents given in textbook.  Candidates can also join our free mock test series here.

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The highly recommended Books to follow for PGMEE




Rachana Chaurasiya or Anshul Jain or Ananthanarayan


Robbins or Sparsh Gupta


Tripathy or Sparsh Gupta


Park or Vivek Jain or Aravind Arora


SakshiArora Or Shibbu George or Dhingra


Harrison, Mudit Khanna or Amit Ashish


Bailey, Ashish Gupta or Pulse Publications


Sakshi Arora or Sheila Balakrishnan


O. P Ghai or Aravind Arora


Rachana Chaurasiya



Forensic medicine



Across or Parson




In the above table are the books mentioned that are best for the preparation for the medical PG examination point of view. Aspirants can refer to any one book per subject recommended above.

Also read: Most important topics for PGMEE preparation.

If you need any assistance for resorting any of your trouble regarding the preparation for the medical PG examination then you can post your query below.

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