NOTICE for AKUites:

All students from the Batch of 2019 (and other senior AKUites) who wish to help their juniors clear the rigorous AKU admission process are encouraged to submit a written piece about their AKU interview/test experience at theakuchallenge@gmail.com
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

AKU Test Prep Guidelines by Subject

English

If you want info on how to study for English, alot of info about it has already been provided in the post: Format of the AKU test and Time Management!

If you really want to prepare something, i would suggest going through a few SAT critical reading and sentence structure questions for practice. But don't waste your time on this as you can never really predict what questions will come in the test. As for the argumentative essay, please pay attention in your General Paper classes in Alevels. If you don't take GP, try having a little interest with newspapers (preferably the international and letters to the editor sections) to broaden your scope of knowledge. I'm saying this because the argumentative essay we encountered in 2012 was something about whether or not

AKU Test Prep Tips!

If you are studying Alevels, things should not be too hard. Just ensure that you know your Alevels well. My Biology teacher (Dr. Afshan) used to say "Make sure Alevels is your strength". You don't want to mess up an Alevel question (AS or A2 related) just because you were too lazy to review it. If you are in your first year right now, consider yourself lucky; from now on, if you decide to study AS and A2 really well, clearing the test should not be an issue.

But ofcourse, questions purely from the Inter syllabus do appear - (and they must or else PMDC say phadda 'on'). You could sit down and study/rattofy all the 11th and 12th grade Bio Phy Chem Inter books like a champ; ofcourse itll help you out if you have plenty of time, but

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Format of the AKU test and Time Management!

If you have been to the AKU Open Day, you would probably know alot of information regarding the format of the test. But let me reiterate all that here.

First of all, you want to check out their sample test paper available on the AKU website. Here is the link: http://www.aku.edu/SiteCollectionImages/C-Admissions/Registrar%E2%80%99s%20Office/MBBS%20Sample%20Test%20Paper.pdf


As you can see, the test comprises of 2 papers. One for English, the other for Sciences.

The first paper lasts 1 hour 15 minutes:

First 20 MCQs are like a SAT exam where you check if the sentence structure etc is correct
Next 10 MCQs ask relatively tough questions from a comprehension. In 2012, we had a

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why the AKU admission test?

Assalamualaikum!

Once you've submitted the application form, you should, within a few days, receive a mail from AKU containing your admit card for the test. In 2012, the test got conducted on 8th April and every year the date tends to change. (To stay updated, check out the NEWS page of this blog occasionally. When the date is out, ill try to post it up there.)

If you noticed, the application form you filled out was not very exhaustive. It just asked for basic info and did not even care to look at any of your extra-cirricular activities. This is because

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The AKU Application Form - Tips and words of Caution


Assalamualaikum!

The AKU application forms come out in Januaray evry year and cost about Rs.200 each. As far as i remember, you get the forms from AKU directly. Once you open the envelope, you should find one of the most simple and easy to fill college application forms ever (if you compare it to the dreadful DOW/SMU or even US university applications). They will require a few attested photographs and detailed info about your schooling history. One of the most important parts is

AKU Open Day - Make sure you attend it!


Around January every year, AKU starts giving out its application forms. Once they do that, they will host an 'Open Day' at their super-awesome Gymnasium. I would HIGHLY recommend attending it as it's quite informative. They'll tell you lots of stuff about AKU and will also explain the format of the test themselves.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wanna do Medicine? Then be Focused!

Being a medical student requires dedication. Its best to make up your mind that you want to be a doctor before venturing into this path. Why? Its very simple; you’ll be focused. The benefit of this is that you wont be distracted by trying to apply to other universities like NED, GIK, LUMS, MIT, Stanford, etc. Hence, not only will you be able to focus more on your Alevel/Inter studies and ace those exams, you will naturally have more time to
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