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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 can not 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 refferred by the experts from Power Within Team.)
 

SUBJECT

REFERENCE BOOK

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

BARON & BARON

SK MANGAL

ciccarelli and meyer 

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

DAVID G. MYERS

 

ROBERT BARON

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology BY V. Mark Durand, ‎David H. Barlow, ‎Stefan G. Hofmann

 

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY BY CARLSON

 

DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis BY Michael B. First

SUBJECT

REFERENCE BOOK

STATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Statistical Reasoning in Psychology and Education BY KING & MINIUM

 

Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques BY C.R. KOTHARI

 

Dyer, C. (2001) Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methodology and Statistics 

BIOPSYCHOLOGY/ PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

JOHN P.J. PINEL

 

BIOS Instant Notes in Physiological Psychology BY Hugh Wagner, Kevin Silber

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

Handbook of Psychological Testing BY PAUL KLINE

 

Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences  BY AK SINGH

 

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Free Study Material from Power Within Team

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Tips & Suggestions

  • Make sure you have complated 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 difficult to remember something, write/draw it down on a paer and see it every morning for a few days.
  • For Interview, 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 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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