The overwhelming massive response received by the 2nd edition of TARGET JIPMER has motivated us to come out with a new edition containing solved papers of the last nine years. This book series was started with the sole purpose of making genuine questions accessible to PG aspirants. We can proudly say that ours is the only book series which contains 100% authentic JIPMER questions. This has been possible due to my long association of nearly 15 years with JIPMER, my colleagues and students who helped me in collecting and collating the questions. I can confidently state that, for the first time, the JIPMER PG entrance exam questions, which was circulating within a small group of JIPMER students, is coming out in the form of this book series. What to expect from this book? I strongly believe that different strategies should be adopted in preparing for various exams. This book is tailor made for JIPMER PG entrance exam preparation. Most of our contributors are JIPMER alumni and have personally written JIPMER PG exams in the last few years and are well experienced and aware of the examination pattern. We have incorporated a systematic approach in solving each and every question which can be appreciated while reading this book. The schematic diagrams, tables, illustrations, bulleted key points and references are the highlights of this book and will make reading and understanding of the material easier and effective. Every solved question will have a valid reference citing a standard textbook or article in order to increase the credibility of the answers. The focused explanations should help you solve questions from same topics in the future easily. JIPMER questions are mostly taken from standard textbooks and articles. In fact, question setters have to give a reference for each question they set. Therefore, chances of getting ambiguous/controversial questions are less in JIPMER exam. We have tried to trace the exact source (the book or article from which the questions have been taken) and we have given the exact sentence in italics within quotes along with the reference for important/controversial/ doubtful questions. E.g: “Subendocardial lesions, perhaps exacerbated by regurgitant jets, may induce irregular thickenings called MacCallum plaques, usually in the left atrium.” (Ref: Robbins) Doubtful / Ambiguous Questions There are a few questions where questions or options or both were incomplete or we couldn’t find the answers. Those answers will have a question mark (?). We have presented the facts and background theory from those areas and we leave the rest to your discretion. Repeat Questions It is generally believed that ‘Repeat’ questions are not frequent in JIPMER exam, unlike in AIPGMEE or PGI exam. Contrary to popular belief, I was pleasantly surprised to notice during the compilation process, that more than 20% of questions were ‘Direct Repeats’ (i.e. mere copy and paste of the previous questions with same options) and more than 60-80% questions were from previously asked area (‘Area Repeats’) (E.g.: POEMS syndrome is an important area in JIPMER exam. Four different questions were asked in the last 8 years from this rare condition). So we have indicated all repeat questions in order to alert and encourage students to read more about that area. Please remember that the likelihood of a ‘Repeat’ question appearing again in 2015 exam is very high. Instead of merely vi TARGET–JIPMER mentioning ‘refer to the previous explanation’, we have repeated different versions of explanations for few difficult questions. This is basically to provide an opportunity for revision and consolidation of concepts. Previous years questions are too crucial and not knowing them can turn detrimental in exams. It is extremely important to be well versed with these ‘Repeat’ questions. PG aspirants should also remember that around 20% of questions asked every year are fresh questions. So, reading standard textbooks is still important and cannot be underestimated, sometimes can even be the deciding factor during the final results. I would also recommend reading recent AIIMS solved papers as there were around 25 direct repeats of AIIMS questions in JIPMER 2014 exam. I would like to thank all the contributors for their commitment and hard work which has played a major role in the shaping of this book. I wish to thank our publisher, Mr. Pawaninder Pal Vij, the Director of Peepee Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd, who has always been a pillar of support to us and this project. I would also like to thank Mr. Anupam Vij and his publishing team for their relentless effort in bringing out a high quality book in a short span of time. I would also like to thank the students for their overwhelming support, feedback and critical appraisal. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback and are fully committed in bringing out better editions in the future. For JIPMER students, a JIPMERITE tag is a matter of pride which they carry as a badge of honour throughout their professional life. For most others it is a dream. I believe and hope that this book will make your dream come true.