How To Ace Chemistry in AIPMT 2016

chemistry for aipmtThe AIPMT test consists of 45 questions from the subject Chemistry out of 180 questions. The subject should not be ignored as it might result in landing you a place in the prestigious medical colleges of the country. With dedicated efforts you ace the subject.

To help you score the maximum here, our experts have listed below the important topics and tips to ace the chemistry section in AIPMT 2016.

Why is Chemistry a scoring subject?

Chemistry is divided into three units, that are, Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. You will be asked at least 12-13 questions from each unit. Although you’ll find that questions from the Inorganic Chemistry unit, are mostly direct and that if you can learn these chapters properly, you’ll be answering them easy-breezy. It might seem boring, but ignoring the unit can cost you.

Physical and Organic Chemistry will require regular practice. The level of difficulty of questions asked in Chemistry in AIPMT 2015 were of average difficulty. In Chemistry 29%, 51% and 20% of the questions were easy, average and difficult respectively.

As a medical aspirant the following information will prove helpful to you, in your journey to become a doctor.

Preparation for any entrance exam needs constant practice in a planned manner. Chemistry is one if the subject that has a very wide coverage of topics. While studying chemistry it is imperative to prepare ALL CHAPTERS. However, if we analyse the previous year question papers of AIPMT, the following trend could be observed.


Important Topics for Chemistry in AIPMT 2016:





Must Prepare

General principles of organic chemistry

  • Hyperconjugation

  • Resonance

  • Eletromeric effect

  • Reaction intermediates

  • Reaction mechanism

  • Isomerism

  • IUPAC Nomenclature

Some basic concepts of chemistry

  • Mole concept

  • Limiting reagent

Chemical bonding

  • Hybridisation

  • VSEPR theory

  • Molecular orbital theory

Coordination compounds

  • Nomenclature

  • Isomerism

  • Werner’s theory

  • Crystal field theory

s-Block elements

  • Physical properties

  • Chemical reactions

p-Block elements

  • Physical properties

  • Chemical reactions

  • Oxoacids of phosphorus, sulphur and chlorine


  • Gibb’s free energy

  • Spontaneity

d- and f-Block elements

  • Lanthanoid contraction

  • Electronic configuration

  • Chemical reactions of KMnO4

  • Variable oxidation states

Ionic Equilibrium

  • Equilibrium constant

  • Solubility product

  • Hydrolysis and pH of salts

  • Buffer solution

Alcohols, phenols and ethers

  • Acidity

  • Chemical reactions


  • Carbohydrates

  • Hormones

  • Artificial sweeteners

Organic compounds containing nitrogen

  • Chemical reactions of amines and nitrobenzene


  • Preparation and uses of polymers

Should Prepare

Redox reactions

  • Change in oxidation states

Chemical kinetics

  • Rate of a reaction

  • Arrhenius equation


  • Concentration of a solution

  • Colligative properties of solutions and colloids

  • van’t Hoff factor

Periodic classification of elements

General periodic trends in

  • Solubility

  • Ionic radii

  • Reducing character

Atomic structure

  • Quantum numbers and energy expression

Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids

  • Chemical reactions


  • Properties of alkenes

  • Chemical reactions

Chemical equilibrium

  • Le Chatelier’s principle

Gaseous state

  • Ideal gas equation


  • Cells and batteries

Solid state

  • Packing efficiency

  • Relationship between edge length of a unit cell and radius of atom

  • Defects in solids

Could Prepare

General principles and processes of isolation of elements

  • Ores

  • Processes of extraction of copper, iron and aluminium

Surface chemistry

  • Adsorption of gases

Environmental chemistry

  • Smog

  • Ozone depletion

  • Carcinogenic compounds

Haloalkanes and haloarenes

  • Sandmeyer’s reaction

  • Nucleophilic and elimination reactions


Useful Tips to Ace Chemistry in AIPMT 2016:


1. Go through the NCERT for thorough preparation of topics and the basic concepts involved in them.

2. Build a strong hold of important formulas for solving numericals. Practice solving numericals by taking help from previous years’ papers and sample papers.

3. For Inorganic chemistry have a clear idea of the facts and information. Understand the general trends in Physical and Chemical properties.

4. Go through the previous years papers for preparation of important chemical reactions.

5. For organic chemistry a clear understanding of basic concepts like inductive effect, electromeric effect, hyperconjugation, resonance is needed to comprehend how they affect the properties and chemical reactions of various organic compounds.

6. Reaction mechanism forms an integral part for any organic reaction. Practice a number of reaction mechanism to help you solve the questions based on them.

7. Prepare all the intext questions of NCERT books as many a times similar questions are asked in the exam.

8. Develop a clear understanding of important organic name reactions such as Williamson’s synthesis, Schotten-Bauman reaction, aldol reaction, cannizarro reaction, Wolf Kischner reduction, Hoffman Bromamide reaction etc.

9. Try to solve the question within the stipulated time.

10. Prepare a formula chart and an organic reaction tree for quick revision.

11. Maintain a positive attitude, healthy life style. Keep working on the weak areas to strengthen them.

We wish you all the best for your AIPMT Chemistry preparation! :)


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