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Preparing for a medical exam in India is tough. It gets tricky when one has to choose the best reference books for preparation. In this article, Examin experts list down 10 best books for FMGE 2018 Preparation.

The first step towards successful FMGE preparation is choosing the right book for FMGE. However, aspirants should avoid referring to too many books at a time, as it leads to confusion.


So you are targeting FMGE 2018? Confused with which book to refer? Don’t worry! Given below is a list of 10 best books for FMGE 2018. It can help in supplementing your FMGE Preparation. Read on.



1. Review of Pharmacology:


-A new chapter ‘Conceptual Questions’ has been added to cater to the needs of students preparing for US-MLE, PLAB and AIIMS examinations
-New NBE-based pattern (wider coverage, concept development, one-liner approach)
-A large number of Image-Based Questions with Answers have been added
-Solved MCQs (PGMEEs 2016-1995) including All Recent Questions (2016 to 2012)
-Golden points after the theory of every chapter
-High Yield Points highlighted separately as boxes on every page
-‘Drugs of Choice’ has been incorporated separately at the end of the each chapter
-Thoroughly revised, updated and fully colored edition
-Interactive 3 hours’ DVD-ROM containing live lectures on sympathetic system
-Chapter-wise concise yet complete text in a new layout for enabling the students to study antegrade
-Provides the advantage of both antegrade as well as retrograde study
-A large number of easy-to-grasp mnemonics
-MCQs whose answers change slightly in the statement of questions are given back-to-back
-Annexures on ‘History of Pharmacology’, ‘New Drugs’ and ‘Drug of Choice’
-Includes a chapter on ‘New Drug’
-Incorporates a chapter on ‘Drugs of Choice’ for important conditions with appropriate references
-Includes new topics being asked recently in various examination
-A separate chapter on commonly asked Adverse Effects of Drugs
-Authentic and complete Question Banks of various years with latest references and correct answers of the following AIIMS, PGI, DNB and AI examinations.




2. Review of Pathology and Genetics:


-Thoroughly revised and updated by a professional board of editors
-New NBE-based pattern (wider coverage, concept development, one-liner approach)
-Special points like ‘NEET busters’ have been added to facilitate last minute revision
-Picture MCQs with Answers (According to Recent Examinations)
-Golden points at the beginning of each chapter
-Most authenticated question bank
-Solved MCQs (PGMEEs 2016-1985) including All Recent Questions of 2016
-Thoroughly revised, updated and fully colored edition
-Interactive 3 hours’ DVD-ROM containing the live lecture on Immunology
-Chapterwise concise complete text in a new layout for enabling the students to study antegrade
-New conceptual and clinically relevant information has been highlighted in the text
-Provides the advantage of both antegrade as well as retrograde study
-A large number of diagrams and flow charts to quickly revise the topics
-References from 7th, 8th and 9th editions of Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
-Golden points and additional information from the 9th edition of Robbins have been given separately
-Previous years’ MCQs and other potential questions highlighted in the text
-A large number of easy-to-grasp Mnemonics
-The chapter on important stains and bodies included
-Includes new topics being asked recently in the examinations
-Authentic and complete Question Banks of various years with latest references and correct answers of the following States’ examinations have been included
-Includes new topics being asked recently in the examinations




3. Biochemistry:


Biochemistry is the comprehensive study guide for medical and biological science students. It covers the basic and applied concepts of biochemistry, for the curriculum of undergraduate students in a detailed manner.

This is the fourth edition of this series which, includes multi-colored illustrations for a better understanding of the subject. It is updated on topics such as biotechnology, molecular biology, diabetes, cancer, free radicals, antioxidants, and prostaglandins.

Biochemistry is the ideal educational tool for students and teachers looking to grasp the fundamentals of the subject, in a simple and efficient manner. It includes numerous self-assessment exercises that will test the knowledge of the students in the subject while using a variety of tools such as essays, short notes, and multiple choice questions. This book was published by Elsevier India in 2013 and is available in paperback.

Key Features:

  • This is the 4th edition of the reputed biochemistry series updated with all the recent changes in the field.





4. Self Assessment & REview MEDICINE Part A & B:


The structure of Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examinations has undergone a dramatic change over the past few years with the pattern of examination moving from a ‘Paper Based’ All India Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), to a ‘Computer Based’ AIPGMEE conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). This has not only brought about a change in the preparatory content but also a change to the best approach to the same content. To help you to prepare for the test in a more efficient manner we have made certain key changes in the format of the book.





5. Surgery:


Revision notes at the beginning of the chapter are made simple and easy to understand, yet contain all the necessary information. These concise notes save a lot of time during initial preparation as well as during revision. Compilation of questions from all the major PG entrance examinations and further supplementing them with NBE pattern questions. A systematic approach to surgery by dividing all the questions into chapters and further into topics. Numerous colored images along the text prepare the students for image-based questions which is the recent trend in PG entrance examinations. As medical literature is exhaustive and time with medical students is extremely limited , the most crucial aspect that leads to success, in these examinations, is to keep the focus on relevant material and thereby save enough time for revision, at the end Thus the authors, utilizing their vast experience with PGMEE questions have prepared the concise, to the point, notes with inclusion of all the relevant data and exclusion of all the material that is extremely unlikely to be asked in the examinations.




6. Review of Preventive & Social Medicine:


-New Live Updated Lecture on Epidemiology for 3 hours (DVD)
-New Chapter-wise Image Based MCQs with Answers (“Recent Examinations”)
-Recent most solved MCQ papers
-AIIMS May/November 2016, PGI May/November 2016, JIPMER PG 2016, Bihar PG 2016, AP PG 2016, ESI IMO
-2014-15, PGMCET 2015, UPSC CMS 2016
-ALL “Recent Questions” 2012-16
-Recent/New topics and Changing concepts in PSM
-New National Immunization Schedule 2016
-New Introduced and Proposed Vaccines in NIS, India 2016-17
-NEWLY Developed Vaccines: Leprosy, Malaria, Rabies
-New Biomedical Waste Management Guidelines 2016
-New Initiatives 2016: SWITCH, ESIC 2.0
-New Updated Initiatives 2016: Mission Indradhanush, Iron PLUS
-New Plans: Global Vaccine Action Plan,
-New Strategies: Dengue Strategy 2012-2020, Malaria elimination 2016, Global Leprosy Strategy 2016
-New PPTCT Guidelines 2012, ART Criteria 2016 (NACP)
-New 90/90 Objectives, TB Diagnostic Tests, Weight Bands (RNTCP)
-New Targets: 90-90-90 targets
-New Contraceptives (RCH Program)
-New ESI Coverage Criteria
-New Drinking Water Quality Standards India
-New Types of Sub-centres, PHCs in India
-New Staffing Pattern at Sub-centres, PHCs, CHCs
-UPDATED Health Economics India 2016
-New BPL Criteria (WHO)
-UPDATED Concepts: Evidence-Based Medicine, Meta-analysis, Systematic reviews
-Other New Inclusions/Upcoming Topics: Triangle of Epidemiology and Advanced Model of Epidemiological Triangle, Ottawa Charter-Health Promotion, World Health Day 2017, VDPV vs VAPP, QALY, YPLL, New Sterilization Guidelines, New Semen Analysis (WHO) guidelines, Newer Visual Impairment guidelines, National Abortion Guidelines, DASH diet, Latent TB, Danger Signals of Cancer, Haddon matrix, H1N1 Categorization, Oseltamivir Dosages, New Establishments (NITI Aayog, NIRT, NIE, NIDM, NDRF), Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-17, Changes in National Health Programs (NRHM, MDMP, JSSK, HNBC, ICDS), Changes in Epidemiology of various diseases, New Protein Quality Assessment Guidelines 2015, New/Emerging Diseases (H5N6, H7N9, Ebola, MERS-CoV), Recent Schemes (NIKSHAY, Swajaldhara, Link worker, Ujjwala, ICPS), Recent health programs (NHM, RBSK, NSSK, RKSK, PMJDY, PMSSY, NUHM), Recent strategies (RMNCH+A, STOP/End-TB, NLEP 2012-17), Recent Initiatives (TB Mission 2020, ALL-IN Initiative, HIV-PEP), Recent Guidelines (RTI/STI Treatment Guidelines, Rabies Prophylaxis).




7. Review of Ophthalmology 6th Edition:


Review of Ophthalmology Ruchi Rai, MBBS, MS, DNB (Ophthalmology), MNAMS has a vast experience of teaching for PG entrance exams and is a renowned faculty of DAMS [Delhi Academy Of Medical Sciences]. SALIENT FEATURES o Since more and more questions are being asked on clinical slides, I have updated the slides based on the recent trends. o NEET DRILL consists of all important one-liners, very helpful to answer the questions based on the NEET pattern. The ebook is in the form of various chapters arranged topic-wise along with questions and answers with explanations. o The notes are crisp and concise, hence manageable in the short time available to the students. o It is the only book in ophthalmology containing both the notes and the questions specifically aimed for the entrance examinations. o The information has been counter-checked from various standard textbooks of ophthalmology like Kanski and Yanoff. o The notes include all the recent advances in ophthalmology. o All the latest questions from the recent examinations have been included in the book. o The book also contains pneumonics, diagrams, and flowcharts.




8. Self Assessment & Review Gynecology:


Free interactive DVD-ROM contains a live lecture on ‘Amenorrhea’ (duration 3 hrs.). Bestseller book on Gynecology thoroughly revised and updated edition including the latest exam pattern and image-based questions. Contains lucid presentation of text in a new layout. Includes recent questions of AIIMS 2015 and PGI 2013. Includes more than 200 new pattern questions. Color plates of ‘Instruments, Specimens and Radiology’ in Gynecology are given in a separate section. Annexures for last minute revision included for the first time. Includes new stagings, new treatment modalities, and new HPV vaccine. Important HSGs and hysteroscopic view included for the first time. Must read for undergraduates, foreign medical graduates, interns, all postgraduate medical aspirants and for any exam of Gynecology.




9. Self Assessment & Review of paediatrics 9ed 2017:


This book is a complete guide for the preparation of most entrance exams including Neet, Aiims, PGI. Includes questions of recent NEET pattern and CET pattern with explanatory answers (up to 2016) also includes questions from AIIMS, All India, PGI Chandigarh & various other state examination (up to 2016)









10. Across: A Com.Rev.of Short Sub. – Vol. 1 (Skin, Anae.Radi.Nuclear Med.Psych, Opthal, Ortho):


Key Features The first and the most sought-after subject wise book for PGMEE and the best-selling MCQs book on short subjects. The book which has given a new approach and horizon to PGMEE preparation. Subjects divided into theory and MCQs and further divided into chapters and subchapters, according to their topics such that the study material is easily retainable and understandable for students. Each new edition is not only an addition of a few hundred new questions; as each line of the book is completely revised and updated based on the latest editions of various standard textbooks every time. Controversial questions explained with complete references. A completely revised, researched, concise and condensed (PGMEE oriented) presentation of important topics and basic concepts with numerous self-made tables, figures, flowcharts and mnemonics throughout the book, to save a lot of students preparation hours. Provides a methodology with which to approach PGMEE examination; includes valuable pedagogical features and many topics of medicine, surgery, and pharmacology coinciding with short subjects. Indispensable for course review and PGME examinations. Authors recommend starting reading and retaining this book after 2nd professional, during clinical postings. About the Book: ACROSS: A Complete Review of Short Subjects (Vol. 1) In this edition, the entire book has been revised, with a viewpoint eliminating errors, incorporating suggestion of readers, updating concepts and discarding material that is no longer relevant. For convenient reading, the subject has been divided into theory and MCQ portion and further subdivided into chapters and sub-chapters; according to their topics. In this way, the book has been kept concise while remaining as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Many MBBS students do not have a good background in these subjects. This examination-oriented book is written with these students in mind. The language is simple, explanations clear and presentation very systematic.



Apart from studying theory, one should also have books that comprises of FMGE question papers of last few years. This could be of great help during the FMGE 2018 revision.


If you have any other updates that we should be included in this list of 10 Best Books for FMGE 2018, then please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.


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