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I am studying for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and other medical exams. I have only one month left, and I haven't revised everything yet. Now I fear that I won't be able to clear the exams at all. I have not practiced any questions.

Medical exams are tough enough, especially for the general category, where only merit can help one succeed. I have been unable to follow the study schedule which I made, which disappoints me a lot.

Are the NCERT books are sufficient to crack the AIPMT and other exams? I can't afford to go to private institutes. Many people emphasize using the NCERT books, but I feel that they are too comprehensive.

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closed as off-topic by Rory Alsop Mar 4 '14 at 22:17

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about productivity. You are asking about a specific exam and asking others to define whether particular materials are sufficient. It's totally down to you and your learning capabilities. – Rory Alsop Mar 4 '14 at 22:17

First, stay calm. By panicking and staying behind schedule, you put yourself at risk of overworking. A month is a very long time; cramming will backfire by making you too exhausted.

Make sure you eat and sleep properly. This seems like common sense, but people are quick to cut out rest and food when they're under pressure. Avoid high Glycemic Index (GI) food - your brain needs glucose to learn and REM (dreaming) to store what you've learned in the long term. Sugar crashes will kill your learning capability.

Try the Pomodoro Technique - Work for 25 minutes then rest for 5 minutes. This helps you pace your workload better and avoid burnout.

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