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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.


Strategy and Focus Area

According to previous year toppers, 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, however, this does not mean that you don't need to study previous year papers. Even if the questions are not repeated you can get a fair idea of important topics from previous year papers.

Practice is needed to tackle image based questions in the exam. Its good practice to study and understand each and every concept with the help of a picture.

Must read: Exam Strategy to Tackle Negative Marking in NEET PG


Dealing with Harrison's Internal Medicine

Students who have clarity on the basic concepts of medicine can refer to the Harrisons Internal Medicine. However, if you've not read Harrison during your profs, avoid reading the book when you have limited time for PG prep.


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.


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The highly recommended Books to follow for PGMEE

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Rajesh Kaushal or Arvind Arora or ACROSS


Soumen Manna or CRISP


Rebecca James


Gobind Rai Garg


Sparsh Gupta or Devesh Mishra


Apurba Sastry

Forensic Medicine

J Maghendran or Dr Gaurav Aggarwal or Arvind Arora


Deepak Marwah


Pritesh Singh


Vivek jain

Obs and Gynae

Sakshi Arora


Short Subjects Vol. 2 or Manisha Budhiraja


Khurana or Parsons


Taruna Mehra or Arun Babu


Apurv Mehra


PROAFS By Vivek Jain


PROAFS By Vivek Jain


Rajat Jain


Praveen Tripathi

Image Based

Final Edge or Photon

19 subject review

Sure Success Magic or ROAMS

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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