MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMS

A Brief Outline

Most of the entrance tests for Medical Colleges in India are held in the months of April / May / June for the academic year commencing from July / August of the following year. Usually, the syllabus of the entrance test is based on the NCERT courses outline of class XI and XII. In most of the Entrance Tests; Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology cover major sections. However, some specific entrance tests also include English Proficiency & Comprehension, Logical & Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge/ General Aptitude/ General Ability/ Mental Ability, Current Affairs, Kannada/ Hindi Language Test, Bible Test and Gandhian Ideologies, etc. The weightage of the aforementioned subjects vary from exam to exam. Single test is conducted for most of the entrance tests; while some specific tests are conducted in two-stages/ two-days.

Candidates seeking admission in AFMC for MBBS Course shall register online through NEET and in addition to registering with NEET they shall also have to register at www.afmc.nic.in. Candidates seeking admission under State Quota seats, Central Institutions, AFMC and other participating institutions etc. are also advised to be in touch with the concerned authority viz Medical Education Directorate of the State/ UT/ Institutions/ University/ AFMC.

The conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi and participating State Governments/ Universities/ Institutions is the responsibility of the CBSE. The counseling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the DGHS and the counseling for admission in seats under the control of other participating States/ Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted by their respective Authorities.

Pattern of some Entrance Exams:

NEET The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) consists of total 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each subject has 45 questions with 4 marks each, carrying a total 720 marks. There is also one fourth (1/4) negative marking for each wrong answer. Duration of test is 3 hrs.

AIIMS In the entrance test of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), 60 questions from each subject – Physics, Chemistry and Biology are asked along with 20 questions from General Knowledge. Out of 200 questions, 120 questions are based on MCQs, 60 questions based on Assertion-Reason type and 20 questions from General Knowledge. There are also one third (1/3) negative marking for wrong answer. Duration of entrance exam is 3 ½ hrs.

JIPMER Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for MBBS entrance exam will consists of 200 single response type Multiple Choice Questions in the subjects of Physics-60 Questions, Chemistry-60 Questions, Biology-60 Questions, Logic & Quantitative Reasoning-10 Questions and English & Comprehension-10 Questions. Each correct response shall be awarded 1 mark. ZERO mark will be given for the question NOT answered. There is NO negative marking for wrong answers. Duration of test is 2 ½ hrs. Single shift – Online mode of test.

NEET Entrance Exam

ALL INDIA MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
OVERVIEW:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi would be conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses under 15% All India Quota seats in the Medical / Dental Colleges of India as per the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and will be governed by the rules and regulations specified for the same by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Applications are invited through Online only.

EXAM DATE:5th to 10th June.

Documents required at the time of Online filling of Form:

 Proof of remittance of fee

 Computer Generated Confirmation Page of online Application.

 Copy of the System generated Self Declaration in respect of candidate from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K who have opted for seats under 15% All India Quota.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Nationality:The Candidate should be an Indian National.

Age:: Minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course. The upper age limit is 25 years as on 31st December and this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 years for the candidates of SC/ ST/ OBC category.

Academic Qualification:The Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually.

Minimum Percentage: He/ She must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks for General category (GC), 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ ST-PH/ OBC-PH category in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examinations.

AIIMS Entrance Exam

OVERVIEW

The dreams of Jawaharlal Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with a generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952. The AIIMS was finally created in 1956, as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament. The institute aims at providing high standard of medical education and is an institution of national importance.

EXAM DATE: Last week of May / First of June

DECLARATION OF RESULT: Mid June

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1.Nationality: He/ She should be a Citizen of India.

2.Age: The candidate should have attained the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on 31st December of the year of admission and above.

3.Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have passed 12th Class examination under 10+2 Scheme or an equivalent examination of a recognized Board with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY.

4.Subjects(aggregate):Candidates who have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in 4 subjects of ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY are eligible for AIIMS test. For SC/ST/OPH candidates, 50% marks in aggregate.

JIPMER ENTRANCE EXAM

OVERVIEW

JIPMER has been declared as an Institution of National Importance by a Parliamentary Act, i.e. JIPMER, Puducherry, Act, 2008. It imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super-specialty Medical Training through a working hospital with bed strength of 1500 and a Nursing College. M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S., Degree Courses are offered in 32 various disciplines.

EXAM DATE: 7th June, 2015 (Sunday) [10.00 am to 12.30 pm]

DECLARATION OF RESULT: 2nd week of June

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1.Nationality: He/ She should be a Citizen of India.

2.Age: Candidates have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S.

3.Qualifying Exam: The candidate should have passed Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination, which is equivalent to (10+2) after a period of 12 years of studies. The last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and Mathematics.

4.Subjects(aggregate):The applicant must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually obtaining a minimum of 50% mark. For OPH candidates in general category, the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%. For SC/ ST/ OBC/ OPH candidates, the minimum marks in the qualifying examination will be 40%.