Most Important Books for AIPMT and other Medical Entrance Exams

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With medical entrance exams like AIPMT, AIIMS and state level PMTs, it becomes essential for students to not only strengthen their theoretical concepts but also get adequate practice problems. Though a majority of students take additional assistance from tutors and specialised classes, there is always a need for personal study time coupled with the right tools for practice.

We compiled a brief list of books for students aspiring to appear for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), AIIMS and other medical entrance exams. The following are a few out of several good ones available on the internet and/or in bookstores.

Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Volume 1 and 2 (KN Bhatia) Physical Chemistry for AIPMT by OP Tandon (G. R. Bathla Publications) Concept of Physics by HC Verma
Objective NCERT for Biology (MTG Editorial Board) Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S.Dinesh & Co.) Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya (MTG Publishers)
Objective Biology for AIPMT, AIIMS & Other Medical Exams: (Published by S. Dinesh) Modern’s  ABC of  Chemistry (Part 1 & 2) Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
Rapid Biology by Dr. Reena Ahlawat (MTG Editorial Board) Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publication) NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
 Exploring Biology (Arihant Publications)    
 Modern’s ABC Biology (Part 1 and 2) (Modern Publication)


Biology constitutes the major part of PMT (50%), hence it is important to concentrate on biology. PMT Biology requires a lot of in-depth studying with reference notes and textbooks. Some of the most popular and helpful books for Biology are:

1. Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Volume 1 and 2: (KN Bhatia)
With nearly 50% of the AIPMT exam consisting of Biology questions, KN Bhatia’s Elementary Biology comes handy. The book contains basic concepts explained in sufficient detail. The book is specially designed to serve both school students and entrance exam aspirants, hence making the study notes simplistic yet comprehensive. The chapters are divided into units, making it convenient to cover larger syllabus in lesser time.

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2. Objective NCERT for Biology: (MTG Editorial Board)
NCERT books are any day the best set of books to carry out your preparation for school exams and entrances. Objective NCERT at your fingertips will make studying for exams seem easier. The study notes are explained in the a simplistic manner and the questions include every pattern possible. The fact that the book is meant to also be studied by class 11 and 12 students makes it clear that no concepts are too difficult to comprehend, in the book. Types of questions include objective questions like MCQ’s, true and false type questions, fill in the blanks and matching given options.

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3. Objective Biology for AIPMT, AIIMS & Other Medical Exams: (Published by S. Dinesh)
The book is most recommended by toppers and counsellors. The name suggests that the book will serve not just AIPMT but other entrance exam aspirants as well. The updated versions of the book carry the latest questions and study notes as per CBSE’s standards. The questions in tune with the pattern of the exams and help you practise more and better. MCQ questions are placed topic wise and are followed by revisionary questions. The book can be your stand-alone guide to AIPMT Biology preparation.

4. Rapid Biology by Dr. Reena Ahlawat (MTG Editorial Board)
Rapid Biology: Crash Course for Peak Performance, published by MTG Learning Media, is a comprehensive book that contains high yield facts that are easy to grasp. It discusses all the essential biology concepts for various competitive exams. The book is interspersed with diagrams, tables, and illustrations wherever necessary, to explain complex concepts in a simple way.

5. Exploring Biology (Arihant Publications)
The book contains the best available collection of objective questions and has been designed to work as a self study guide for Biology for CBSE AIPMT and all other national & regional medical entrance examinations. The book is compiled in a way that it syncs with the school syllabus and thus students find it easy to study along with their school curriculum. The book contains complete theories as per the NCERT books and has ample illustrations, examples, graphs and diagrams.

6. Modern’s ABC Biology (Part 1 and 2) (Modern Publication)
This book will help with both school syllabus and medical entrance exams. These two volumes comprise of various topics in both Botany and Zoology. Topics like Ecology and Environment, Biology and Human Welfare, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and Environment. The textbooks are compiled by the highly esteemed Indian academicians Dr. B. B. Arora and A. K. Sabharwal. The books are essential for Class XII students as they conform to the latest syllabus.



Chemistry is a subject that requires equal amounts of understanding in terms of concepts and practicing the same. Some useful Chemistry reference books for AIPMT preparation are:

1. Physical Chemistry for AIPMT by OP Tandon (G. R. Bathla Publications)
It is a comprehensive book for AIPMT and all other medical entrance examinations. It contains well illustrated theory concepts, along with numerical examples among other features. The book conforms to the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

2. Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S.Dinesh & Co.)
This is useful book for objective paper preparation. Answers of all the MCQs are given in such a way that you can read it on your own.

3. Modern’s ABC of Chemistry (Part 1 & 2)
This book has a wide range of questions to understand examiners preferences in testing chemistry concepts and also the description is very easy. It covers NCERT syllabus and huge number of conceptual questions makes it a must read.

4. Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publication)
Every chapter contains whole spectrum of objective questions. Teachers and students will find all type of problems that covers the core curriculum of typical organic chemistry. Maximum problems in this book are designed by combining two or more concepts. Answering them need thinking and deep knowledge.

**MUST READ – Mastering Organic Chemistry (Class 12)



Just like any other exam, Physics needs to be dealt with a lot of patience and needs step by step attention in its practice. The books that can help you take care of the Physics portion in the entrance are:

1. Concept of Physics by HC Verma  Now get Free HC Verma Solutions
This book is an all-inclusive theoretical and conceptual guide that covers a vast range of topics ideal for competitive exams in the field of engineering and medicine. It is a book that aims to comprehensively guide the students in various aspects of physics thus, making them fully equipped to answer any type of questions that may come in the exams. Each topic has been intricately dealt with in the book. The book comes supplemented with a large number of solved and unsolved problems. Numerical exercises inundate the book for a better understanding of the subject.

2. Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya (MTG Publishers)
This book has a good selection of MCQs and also has past year papers and model papers.

3. Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
This book comes with complete formats and nature of questions which can be expected in AIPMT exam. This book covers every all of question. And students can boost their confidence after going through this book.

4. NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
Excellent for AIPMT . This book covers questions which can be expected of NCERT Book of 11&12 class course of physics. The book remains true to its title and surely NCERT will be at your fingertips tips which indeed makes it a must read.



Start taking mock tests by start of April to assess where you stand, especially proctored tests to assess your spend and accuracy. Write formulae, key points, on a set of cards and organise according to preference. But remember, exams test your understanding more than memory.

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