How to prepare for Physiotherapy Entrance Exams?


Physiotherapy is the growing field of medicine which utilizes physical exercises for the treatment of diseases and disabilities. Numerous institutes and universities in the country offer physiotherapy courses at different levels. The admittance of aspirants to these programmes will be based on the assessment of their performance in the various entrance exams.

Structure of the Physiotherapy Entrance Exam

Physiotherapy Entrance Exam will consist of questions based on 10+2 curriculum. Generally, the question paper will encompass of 2 sections. The first section will comprise of questions to check the candidates’ knowledge in English language. It will also have question to analyze ones’ aptitude and proficiency. In the second section, questions will be asked to examine the candidates’ awareness in basic subjects which they have studied in the higher secondary level.

Syllabus of the Physiotherapy Entrance Exam

General (Part-A)

  • English language test
  • Aptitude test

Subjects (Part-B)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (Zoology & Botany)
  • Mathematics

Reference books for Physiotherapy Entrance Exam

  • Human anatomy for physiotherapy students by I.B. Singh
  • Human Anatomy by B.D. Chaurasia
  • Handbook of General Anatomy by B.D. Chaurasia
  • Essentials of General Anatomy by Sushil Kumar
  • Principles of General Anatomy by A.K. Datta
  • Text book of Human Histology by Inderbir Singh
  • Histology by Krishna Garg
  • Text book of Human Neuroanatomy by Inderbir Singh
  • Clinical Neuro anatomy for medical students by Vishram Singh
  • Essentials of Human Embryology by Bhatnagar, Kothari, Mehta
  • Human Genetics by S.D. Gangane
  • SAQs in Anatomy by V.G. Sawant
  • Clinical Anatomy for students by Neeta Kulkarni
  • Clinically oriented Anatomy by K.L.Moore
  • Clinical Anatomy for Medical students by Richard Snell
  • Gray’s Anatomy by Williams
  • Human Histology by Victor P. Croschenko
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy for Medical students by Richard Snell
  • Prevalidated MCQs in Anatomy by Bhuiyan, Rajgopal, Shyam Kishore
  • M.C.Q.’s in Anatomy by J.S.P. Lumbley
  • Understanding Anatomical Terms by Mehta, Natarajan, Kothari
  • Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary
  • Course in Medical Physiology by Dr Chaudhari
  • Medical Physiology by Dr. Bijlani
  • Text book on Medical Physiology by Guyton
  • Text book of Biochemistry for Medical students by Dr Vasudevan, Shri kumar
  • Preparatory Manual for undergraduate physiology by Dr. Vijaya Joshi
  • Practical Physiology by Dr. Vijaya Joshi & Dr. S.D. Joshi
  • Biochemistry by Dr Satyanarayan
  • Review of Biochemistry by Harpar
  • Principles of Exercise Therapy by Dena Gardiner
  • Biochemistry by Dr. Deb Jyoti Das
  • Massage by Holley & Cook
  • Practical Exercise Therapy by Margaret Hollis
  • Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry by Cynthia Norkins
  • Measurement of physical function by Cynthia Norkins
  • General Pathology by Bhende
  • Therapeutic Exercise by Carolyn Kisner & Kolby
  • Physiotherapy in Orthopaedic conditions by Jayant
  • Yoga for Health & Peace by S. Nimbalkar
  • Massage for Therapists by M. Hollis
  • Clayton’s Electro therapy
  • Electro therapy explained by Low & Reed
  • Principles & Practice of Electro Therapy –Joseph Kahn
  • Clinical Electro Therapy-by Nelson & Currier
  • Pathologic basis of disease by Cotran, Kumar, Robbins
  • Thermal Agents by Susan L. Michlovitz
  • Principles & Practice of Electro Therapy by Dr Saeed Anwar
  • Text book of Pathology by Harsh Mohan

Study Plan for Physiotherapy Entrance Exam

The candidates as a primary step towards preparation should set a systematic timetable allotting time for all the topics. One should take special care to complete the portions ahead of time so that the rest of the days can be utilized for revision. Note down the important formulas and points while studying. Refer as many books and guides as possible. More information can also be acquired through internet. Online reference books and mock tests will be useful. Furthermore, the aspirants have to practice with model question papers or previous year question papers to get an idea regarding the exam.



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