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How To Prepare For M.Phil Clinical Psychology Entrance Exam

What is M.Phil Clinical Psychology Entrance Exam

M.Phil Clinical Psychology is a standard degree programme to become a licensed clinical psychologist in India and practice as such. RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) approved institutes conduct the entrance exams yearly for their M.Phil programmes. The M.Phil clinical psychology degree is a 2 year regular programme which is done by only RCI approved institutes. The admission to this programme is done on the basis of entrance exam and Interview. In this blog we will mainly be talking about how to prepare for the M.Phil clinical psychology exam.
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EXAM SYLLABUS: The structure of the Exam

(Source: You cannot find any one exam syllabus because all the universities prepare their exam on their own, it is not created by RCI. We have, thus, created this exam structure after feedbacks from the clinical psychologists, aspirants who have given this exam and based on the exam (M.Phil Clinical Psychology) syllabus provided by some universities )
As you can see that mostly the focus in a clinical psychology entrance exam is on Abnormal Psychology and general Psychology. Abnormal psychology MCQs mostly include disorder types, identifying disorders, case examples etc. while General psychology will be including questions based on intelligence, memory, personality, emotion, etc.
 
SUBJECT % OF QUESTIONS FROM EACH SUBJECT
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 20
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 20
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 30
STATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 10
BIOPSYCHOLOGY / PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 10
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 10

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Reference Books: Where to study from

(Source: Based on the comprehensive syllabus mentioned above, the following books are referred by the experts from Power Within Team.)
SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY  
BARON & BARON
SK MANGAL
Ciccarelli and Meyer
Morgan & King
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY DAVID G. MYERS
  BARON & Bryne
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Essentials of Abnormal Psychology BY V. Mark Durand, ‎David H. Barlow, ‎Stefan G. Hofmann
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY BY CARLSON
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY BY BARLOW
DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis BY Michael B. First
STATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Statistical Reasoning in Psychology and Education BY KING & MINIUM
Research methodology book by A.K.Singh
Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques BY C.R. KOTHARI
Garrett: Stats
Dyer, C. (2001) Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methodology and Statistics
BIOPSYCHOLOGY/ PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
JOHN P.J. PINEL
Foundations of Physiological Psychology (6th Edition) by Neil R. Carlson
BIOS Instant Notes in Physiological Psychology BY Hugh Wagner, Kevin Silber
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING Handbook of Psychological Testing BY PAUL KLINE
Handbook of psychological assessments by Gary Groth Marnet
Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences BY AK SINGH
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PSYCHIATRY & THERAPY
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Richard Sharf: Therapies
A Short Textbook of PSYCHIATRY: Neeraj Ahuja
Kaplan and Saddock
 
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Tips & Suggestions

  • Make sure you have completed all the basics as per the syllabus.
  • Attempt Previous year Test Papers if you can find any.
  • Try a lot of MCQs & Mock tests for M.Phil : View Here Mock Tests from Power Within from M.Phil
  • Based on your MCQs identify your strong & weak Points. Power Within MCQs details Result Reports helps you with that.
  • Work on your weak points and make notes for anything new you get to learn from MCQs.
  • If you find it difficult to remember something, write/draw it down on a paper and see it every morning for a few days.
  • For Interviews, you might be asked questions around disorders, symptoms and treatment (which usually happens. So, prepare accordingly for the interview.)
Here is a very genuine talk from us with you: Exams keep happening and will happen. You might not succeed in the first attempt, but that does not mean you will not succeed in the second attempt. Give your best and keep improving yourself. You are like a magic candle, you can only light brighter if you keep growing and trust me there is no stopping for you then.
With this, we wish you Best of Luck for all of your exam preparations and future career.
 

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