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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Advice for FSC Students

Hey guys.

This blog post is to answer all the queries we have been receiving with regards to preparation for AKU Admission Test that FSc students are to do.

Well, a few students of an FSc background currently studying at AKU were asked the following questions and their responses were noted.

Question #1. What Books and Resources did you use to prepare for the AKU Aptitude Test?
Question #2. Did you take any tuition or the likes for the Test?
Question #3. Any other advice for FSc Students appearing for the AKU Aptitude Test?

Paras's Response

Hi!
1) I used Sindh board books for chem, bio and physics and SAT 1 books for math and english. Didn't use any specific book for scientific reasoning. Scientific reasoning mostly tests your common sense but it had a lot of time consuming paragraphs. The advice i'll give for this section is to study the other subjects really well so you can do them quickly and have time for this section in the end.
2) I didn't take any tution specifically for the AKU test. The tutions I used to take were for the general MCAT conducted by NTS.
3) Instead of wasting your time trying to study A level books at the last minute, re-read your own books FSc books. However, avoid rattafying them and work on building your concept. The majority of mcqs test the big picture, not the details.

Bilal Mirza's response:
1) Sat 2 barons for basic sciences and fsc books. Maths from Sat official study guide and Barron's. 2) Nope. No tuitions 3) FSc students should focus more on science reasoning and the maths section. Umm... Organic chemistry is very important and most of it is covered in FSc. Students ought to practice physics questions from sat 2 tests. Well, basically, learn to apply the concepts that they have learned.
Noayna's response:

1) Well, the fsc books are more than enough to prepare for the science section but I did go through the practice tests given in the SAT bio/phy/chem books. Maths is fairly easy and its all the basic stuff so I just practised from the SAT book, 3-4 tests per day(for a week) were enough to reacquiant me with maths 😛 Googled practice tests for reasoning on the last day! oh and SAT se english mcqs, along with some random fsc books. 2) No, I didn't. 3) Not really. The test is easy, just remember what you were thought over the two years and practice as much as possible. The more you practice, the lesser are your chances of messing this up!


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Hope this blog post was of help. Feel free to ask any other questions or forward any queries present. Cheers!

41 comments:

  1. Is a 'very' high percentage in fsc required to get in?

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    1. Eligibility criteria can be found here:
      http://www.aku.edu/admissions/registraroffice/Documents/programme-information-MBBS.PDF

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  2. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. How long does it take for an applicant to get his admit card? Its been 6 days, normally I wouldn't get so tense, but all my fellow students said, it usually takes 2-3 days max. And does AKU filter the applicants before sending the admit card too?

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    1. All the applicants get an admit card. Email or Call AKU's Registrar Office to get information regarding the admit card and the rest, yeah?

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  4. Do you know if the essay will be included in this year's entry test?

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    1. It's not.
      Sample Paper 2015 for the pattern can be found here:
      http://www.aku.edu/admissions/registraroffice/Documents/sample-paper-MBBS.pdf

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  5. I too, am applying to a medical school. I am confused about choosing between AKU and King Edward.

    For now, please assume I can get into both universities.

    What are the benefits of AKU when it comes to getting a residency in the US? I want to go abroad, preferably to the US. However, I preferably want to become a surgeon. Do AKU grads get surgical residencies in the US? Or is it only possible to get residencies in Internal Medicine/Paeds/Psychiatry etc? Do you know of any AKU grad becoming a cardiac/orthopaedic/neurological surgeon in the US? Please tell me all you know; this is a matter of my dreams. Thank you. ^_^

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    1. The assumption that you can get into both universities, is highly unlikely. Not for you, for anyone. Most probably it will decide for yourself. But if you do want to do this, AKU is a better option as it is better recognized abroad. And the standard of AKU is far better too.

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    2. Hey!
      Good dreams you have here.
      I hope you understand that one only has to fall into such dilemma after getting accepted into both universities. When you do get into both of them then that will be the time to decide. So, for now just focus on getting in both of them and leave the rest for when it's time for the rest.
      Best of luck :)

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  6. thanks team aku challenge ..

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  7. Hi you guys! Thank you so much for this blog! I have a question..is studying from fsc books necessary for A level students? I was planning on doing some of the topics from the curriculum posted on the AKU website that aren't in the A level syllabus but that's about it. Will that be enough fsc for the test?

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    1. If you have an A Level background with a good hold on the AKU syllabus then no need to go through the entire FSc course for the AKU Aptitude Test. Yes, just go through those FSc topics that are not covered in the A Levels syllabus.

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  8. Don't want to sound annoying but pleasee reply to our questions :(

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  9. IS A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE IN FSC REQUIRED TO GET INTO AKU?????????????????????

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    1. Percentage Requirements can be found here: http://www.aku.edu/admissions/registraroffice/Documents/programme-information-MBBS.PDF

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  11. Can you ask the students with an inter background what was their percentage in FSC?

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  12. Please ask them their percentages too.

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  13. Bilal Mirza had 975/1100 marks in FSc which makes 88.63 % . Don't know about the rest though...

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  14. Is it obligatory to have above 80 percentage to get in?

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    1. Eligibility criteria can be found here:
      http://www.aku.edu/admissions/registraroffice/Documents/programme-information-MBBS.PDF

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  15. Can you please post some useful links for online practice of questions for the test? I can't find any relevant material to practice from. :/
    I specially need practice questions for maths and scientific reasoning.

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  16. i had not thoroughly studied my fsc books and m also weak in english . what should i do when there is a weak remaining for the test plz guide me

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  17. Is anyone aware of the passing percentage of the AKU Test last year?

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  18. 67% for sciences and 55% for English.

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  19. Does AKU take Private candidates ? I mean student who has done O'levels from school while Alevels privately. And if what student who has 7As in O'levels and 4As in O'levels. Even has all the co- curricular activities and plus volunteer work etc.

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  20. Does AKU take Private candidates ? I mean student who has done O'levels from school while Alevels privately. And if what student who has 7As in O'levels and 4As in O'levels. Even has all the co- curricular activities and plus volunteer work etc.

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  21. How long does aku take in disclosing the result of MBBS aptitude test?

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  22. What about sindh board student.

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  23. Thank You for this post. It was very helpful.
    I tried to find barrons SAT books but no luck. Can any one please help me in this matter?
    The internet is very confusing i swear.

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    1. You can find them in Urdu bazaar, they are not that difficult to find.

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  24. I got 65% in HSc part 1. And I have like 6 months for the AKU test this year. Can anybody experienced enough tell me that there are any chances for me to clear the apptitude test as well as the interviews. I really want to know please help.

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  25. I have given the AKU entry test and did not pass by 10 marks..
    One advice I would like to give to FSc students is to do probability and statistics questions well as we do not do them in our inter board. It is not exactly mathematics, it is more like logically finding out what is the chance of this event happening or extracting a colored ball from a box, etc. There are very good videos on youtube which can help you..

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    1. Please post the youtube links. It will be highly appreciated!! Thanks

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  26. My hssc part 1 percentage is 72 ....
    Is there any chance for me to clear the AKU Entrance test.
    Please reply ....
    What books should i read for the preparation ???

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  27. Hi guys. I just finished my Olevels and got good grades. I decided to do FCS instead of Alevels because that's what everyone told me to. I am really really worried now. Everyone is saying you won't get in AKU. Please help me. I want to know if they take FSC students and all the tips for getting in. PLEASE.

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  28. I don't know any FSC student inAKU. If there are any, please post advises

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  29. is the reading comprehension easy or tough in aku test?

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  30. Can we pass the test if we don't study from fsc syllabus and just rely on a level syllabus?

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  31. I am a student of FSC.I.I am sure to get 75 to 78 percent marks in it.Should I repeat FSC.I to get admission in UET or I should not repeat and get admission in UMT (a very low level engineering university as compared to UET)

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