COMEDK, the “Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka” organizes an entrance exam, UGET for selecting meritorious students for pursuing their courses in B.E./MBBS/B.D.S. at the member institutions of the consortium in Karnataka. The test consists of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English MCQ papers written in a day. The exam’s syllabus basically is direct from the standard class 11 and class 12 syllabus of the Karnataka board (which is not very different from other boards). But there is more to cracking the exam.
Syllabus: Aspirants of COMEDK need to understand the syllabus of the examination. Unlike JEE Mains/AIPMT/JEE Advanced, there won’t be your typical “Out of the blue” questions in COMEDK. So sticking to your syllabus during the preparation time is a key.
Time management: COMEDK is a time exhaustive exam. The candidate is expected to solve 60 questions in 1 hour from every subject they are appearing for. This leaves them with a speed of 1 question per minute. For the engineering side (PCM), this speed can be difficult to achieve. Hence it is necessary to understand when to leave a difficult/unfamiliar question and move to the next one in COMEDK. One must try and solve all the easy questions of the paper and only then worry about the difficult bits. So judging the level of question asked is also a skill necessary to crack the exam.
Revision: Prepare personal notes where you will jot down the important formulae and concepts that need more reading to understand. This aspect helps a lot close to exam time. A good tip would be to focus on your strengths thoroughly. Understand and strengthen yourself in your strengths during preparation time. This gives you the confidence when you move to your weaker topics.
Practice: Try to solve the past year UGET papers of COMEDK. Note down the important topics which you feel has been asked more. Match these up with your strengths and prepare accordingly. Revise the fundamental concepts, as there are questions which directly ask you one word solution and knowing the concept can help you in getting the answer in no time. About 50% (or even more) of the COMEDK paper is like this. Always make sure to clear your doubts then and there as coming back later to the same topic might be a waste of time.
If you have enough time, prepare the topics that you are weak in and which are regarded to be important and frequently asked from your above assessment. Practice and label diagrams for biology students as some questions will be direct from identifying the labelled part of the diagram. These will be sitters in your examination. Try to practice from more than one reference book. Reference books of CET (Common Entrance test) will also be useful for COMEDK UGET.
Important Topics for COMEDK:
- Physics for COMEDK
Magnetic Effects and magnetism (8%), Semiconductor devices (8%), Electrostatics and Current Electricity (10-14%), Heat and Thermodynamics (7%), SHM (5-8%), Nuclear Physics (5%).
- Chemistry for COMEDK
General Organic Chemistry (9%), Coordination compounds (6%), Biomolecules (6%), Chemical Thermodynamics (6%), s-block p-block and transition elements (13% cumulatively).
- Biology for COMEDK
Genetics (6%), Genetics- Molecular basis of Inheritance (5%), Systematics (5%), Reproduction in Higher Plants (4%), Cell (4%), Chemical Coordination (5%).
- English for COMEDK
Synonyms and Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Voice (Active-Passive) will have about 6 questions each. Other important topics would be Idioms and Phrases, Determiners, Tenses, Sentence Completion which can have about 5 questions each.
- Mathematics for COMEDK
Probability, Vectors (7% each), 3D geometry (6%), Sets, Relations and Functions (5%), Calculus (20% – Limits, Definite and Indefinite Integration, Continuity and Differentiability).
The above topics were arrived at from looking at past exam papers. However a student should try to solve them on their own to get a feel of the time management and stress levels that will eventually prepare them for cracking the exam.