Analysis of AIAPGET (All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test) in Homoeopathy 2019
Dr APS Chhabra
I hope that this article will help the coming PG Aspirants in preparing for the next year AIAPGET exam.
This was the third All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET) conducted, but it was first time conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) while the previous two were conducted by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and in coming future, the test will be conducted by NTA.
AIAPGET is a computer based test and it is the entrance test for the admission in PG courses in different AYUSH streams that is Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy but have different question papers for the different streams according to thier respective syllabus.
Markings have been changed by NTA from this year that is 4 marks for the correct answer and -1 (negative) for the wrong answer and NTA has set the standard of cut-off to the 50th percentile.
There is no separate syllabus given but it follows the syllabus mentioned by CCH for BHMS. AIAPGET exam from the starting covers more of the allied subject and this year it had 60% from the allied and 40% from homoeopathic subjects and in which most of the questions are covered by Materia Medica and Practice of Medicine. This year there were many questions found showing relation of homoeopathy with the allied subjects. In the table below is the number of questions given covered by all the 12 subjects in the previous 3 year question papers.
|Conducted by AIIA||Conducted by NTA|
Few words from the students who appeared in AIAPGET 2019:
- Paper was not like the MD pattern, first thing is that allied part is about 65%. What I feel the paper was not so tough because repeated questions were less and newly framed quetions were there, so everyone think that paper is easy but no one knows the exact answer. And third thing is that the homoeopathic part is also not so easy, the question of Materia Medica is from boericke, only 2 questions from allen. And in organon some questions are also tough and these questions are opted by everyone and most of them opted wrong options.
Dr Garima (Lucknow, Delhi)
- This year the question pattern was bit different , and it was more like UPSC pattern. Direct questions were less; Questions were more tricky than tough. It covers all the subjects, even paediatrics, skin. It was a standard paper. Now talking about homoeopathic portion, they were also tricky , direct questions from aphorism or from materia medica are less, rather those were in the form of case,which are mostly given in UPSC .Only thing homoeopathic portion were very less, it hardly covers 35-40 marks ,but overall paper was standard and twisty .
Dr Ritika (Kolkata, West Bengal)
- Paper was not tough, it was conceptual. Those who worked hard and worked smart can crack it with good marks. It just showed that not only homoeopathic part is important but allied is equally important.
Dr Sayyami (Delhi)
- We can’t say paper was so tough because it was from our syllabus, but this time the pattern was totally different, questions from homoeopathic subjects was only 40 percent, and options for the questions was very confusing.
Dr Pallavi (Patna, Bihar)
- I think paper was confusing and allied part was more than homoeopathy part. There is confusion between closely related options.
Dr Pooja (Delhi)
Some tips to the students who will appear in AIAPGET 2020:
- All the 12 subjects are important but put your efforts and give the time according to the marks they cover. The two most important subjects are Materia Medica and Practice of Medicine and after that all other homoeopathic and allied subjects.
- Study Materia Medica daily and especially from two books that are Allen’s Keynote and Boericke Materia Medica and the pattern you should follow is alphabetical study of medicines and after you study the medicines from these two books, I’m suggesting two more books, one is Exhautive MM and the other one is Homoeopathic MCQ’s by Niranjan Mohanty which you can solve and will help you in the revision.
- In repertory, the main focus should be on misplaced rubrics especially of BTPB, BBCR and Kent repertory which you can study from the Essentials of Repertorization by Dr SK Tiwari and Kaizen. Questions from repertory also includes single medcine rubric, year of publication of different repertories.
- For Practice of Medicine, you can refer to the book by Muddit Khanna which have to the point notes of all the topics and then the questions to solve.
- The most important thing while giving the exam is to read the qeustion properly and still if you are unable to get what is asked, read it again but don’t tick the answer until you understand the question
- Try to solve previous year question papers on regular basis and 3 months before exam while solving them, start marking yourself.
- Many of the previous year question papers like of UPSC and other PSCs and MD entrance exam papers of different universities and all the 3 AIAPGET qeustion papers plus study material you can get from Homoeobook.com
Dr APS Chhabra
MD (PGR, Department of Practice of Medicine, Homoeopathy University)
Founder & Director, S Kaur School of Excellence
S Kaur Homoeopathic Clinic and Centre for Counseling