Medical entrance tests you must know
From 2017, only three entrance exams will be conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes in India. These three entrance exams are NEET, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS.
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1952 as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament. Every year more than 80,000 candidates apply for MBBS course in AIIMS for only 50 vacancies, which makes it one of the toughest of entrance examinations. The cost of the application form for AIIMS is Rs. 1,000 and it can be filled online or offline.
Eligibility: Applicants must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination with at least 60 percent aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
Exam date: June 1, 2012
Test pattern and selection: AIIMS Entrance for MBBS is a paper-based test of 3 Â½ hours duration. It has 200 multiple-choice and reason-assertion type questions. There are 60 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 20 questions from General Knowledge. There is negative marking for incorrect answers.
All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT)
All India Pre-Medical/ Dental Test conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi is amongst the toughest exams for admission to various reputed medical colleges spread across the country. The cost of application form is Rs. 1000 for General/OBC and Rs. 550 for SC/ST/ PH.
The University of Delhi will not conduct Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test (DUMET) for admission to MBBS/ BDS for the Session-2012-2013. Admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses for all categories under Delhi quota will be made on the basis of the merit of AIPMT.
Eligibility: A candidate should be aged between 17-25 years and passed 12th with at least 50% marks with PCB.
Application deadline: March 2, 2012 (with second late fee).
Exam date:Preliminary Examination - April 01, 2012, Final Examination - May 13, 2012
Test pattern and selection:The Preliminary Examination is of 3 hours duration and consists of one paper containing 200 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The final examination is also of 3 hours and consists of one paper containing 120 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
Candidates will be selected on the basis of a certain cut-off mark in the entrance exam.
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC ENTRANCE)
AFMC, Pune, was established in 1948. All the 130 candidates admitted to AFMC 2012, Pune have compulsory liability to serve as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services for seven years on graduation. The cost of the form for AFMC is Rs. 280.
Eligibility:Applicants must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination of statutory Indian University/Board, securing not less than 60% aggregate marks in the 3 science subjects taken together, not less than 50% marks in each of the science subjects and not less than 50% marks in English.
Application deadline:March 12, 2012
Exam date: May 6, 2012
Test pattern and selection:The entrance exam is a paper-based test on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Intelligence, Logic, Reasoning and English Language and Comprehension.
Candidates selected in the written test, will be shortlisted and called for interview at Pune.
BHU All India PMT
BHU-PMT (Pre-Medical Test) is held annually for admission to various Bachelors’ courses in medicine which include MBBS, BDS, BAMS and BPharm from Banaras Hindu University. The seat distribution is as follows: MBBS (84 seats); BDS (38); BAMS (50); BPharm (33).
The cost of the application form is Rs. 1500 for GEN/OBC and Rs. 1000 for SC/ST candidates and it can be bought from the designated branches of Bank of Baroda, BHU Branch, SS Hospital, Varanasi.
Eligibility: The candidates must have passed 12th class examination or equivalent examination with minimum 50% in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology + Botany) taken together. Candidates appearing in qualifying examination may also apply.
BPharm:A minimum of 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ ST) and respective PC candidates.
Application deadline: March 15, 2012
Exam date: May 16, 2012 (Screening), June 17, 2012 (Main Exam)
Test pattern and selection: Admission to MBBS course is done through an entrance test which has two stages, PMT Screening and PMT Mains. Only those who qualify in PMT Screening can appear for PMT Mains for MBBS course. Admission to other courses like BDS, BPharm and BAMS is through only PMT Screening. The screening exam is of objective type and consists of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology whereas the mains exam is of subjective type.
Christian Medical College Vellore, which is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, holds an all-India entrance test (CMC Vellore Common Entrance Test) every year to select students for admission into various undergraduate level medical and paramedical courses. The intake for MBBS is 60 seats. The cost of the application form is Rs. 750.
Eligibility:Minimum 60% marks at 10+2 level each in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Exam date:Date will be intimated after 1st of March.
Test pattern and selection: The entrance exam questions are from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Ability and a few questions of current topical interest. After the declaration of the result a final list for counselling is prepared based on merit and successful candidates are called for interview.
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University
The UGC has awarded the Deemed University status under the name of Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute. The university is further accredited with the status of B+ (78.5%) by the NACC. Dr. M.G.R. University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences is an important department in the university and has a huge intake of students each years. The cost of application form is Rs. 550.
Eligibility:Minimum 55% marks at 10+2 level each in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Those with B.Sc Degree from any Indian University (recognized by the association of Indian University and accepted as equivalent by the standing Academic Board and Governing council of the University) with one of the following subjects as major subject-Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and one other science subject at least up to ancillary level.
Exam date: NA
Test pattern and selection:The test has multiple sections from Physics, chemistry, Biology and English. The Selection of students to medical course shall be based solely on the merit of the student appeared in the Qualifying examination and Entrance examination/ Viva voice conducted by this university.
Dr. D.Y.Patil University (AIET)
Dr. D.Y.Patil University conducts its own admission test that is All India Entrance Test (AIET 2012) for admission to various undergraduate courses such as MBBS and BDS in Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital and D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital. DY Patil Medical College & Hospital was established in 1996 and is approved by Medical Council of India and Government of Maharashtra. DY Patil Medical College has 150 seats for MBBS course. Dr. DY Patil Dental College has 100 seats for BDS course and is approved by Dental Council of India. Application form can be obtained from the University office on payment of Rs. 500.
Eligibility:A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50 percent aggregate marks in PCB (40% for SC/ST).
Exam date: Generally happens in May.
Test pattern and selection:The AIET will have one question paper for each subject. The test will have duration of 3 hours and would comprise 200 Multiple choice Questions (MCQ) of the Objective Type. Each question will carry 1 mark and the questions will be in English.
Candidates who secure the minimum 50% marks at AIET and satisfy the eligibility norms laid down by respective councils will be selected.
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences was declared as a Deemed University in 2005. The University has different colleges for different courses like Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College is for MBBS and Sharad Pawar Dental College is for BDS course. The annul intake recognised by university for MBBS course is 150 and 100 for BDS. The University conducts its own entrance exam for undergraduate course - DMMIS AIPMET. The University is accredited by NAAC ‘A’.
Eligibility:A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50 percent aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st of December of the academic year concerned.
Exam date:Generally happens in June
Test pattern and selection: Test has three sections containing questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Selection will be done on the basis of inter se merit of the successful candidates at the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test namely DMIMS AIPMET.
Krishna Insitute of Medical Sciences University
The Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences was declared as “University” under section 3 of the UGC Act in May 2005. The University now has a number of constituent colleges, which include Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Biotechnology. The Medical college has been recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council. University conduct its own entrance test called KAIET (Krishna All India Entrance Test). The cost of information brochure and application form is Rs. 500 and the cost of entrance test is Rs. 1000.
Eligibility:A candidate to open category must have obtained not less than 50% (i.e. 150 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) examination. A candidate belonging to backward class must have obtained not less than 40% (i.e. 120 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) examination.
Exam date: Generally happens in May.
Test pattern and selection:The KAIET will consist of one common question paper in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) consisting of 200 Multiple choice questions 50 in Physics, 50 in Chemistry and 100 in Biology. There is no choice among the questions. The candidate is expected to attempt all the 200 questions. Out of four circles provided for selection of answers against a question, the candidate should fill up one circle only. Each correct answer will be given 1 mark. There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers and the duration of exam is 3 hours.
Selection will be based on Merit.
Manipal Uget Karnataka
Manipal University, Karnataka conducts an All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test for admission to its MBBS and BDS programmes. The Entrance Test fee is Rs. 1000 for each course.
Eligibility: Candidate should not be below 17 years of age and must have cleared 10+2 or equivalent education with 55% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Application deadline:March 10, 2012
Exam date:April 15, 2012 to May 15, 2012
Test pattern and selection: The admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses are done on the basis of the Entrance Test conducted by Manipal University. The Entrance Test is of 2 Â½ hours duration and comprises 240 multiple choice questions. It is divided into the sections namely: Physics (60 questions), Chemistry (60 questions), Biology (80 questions) and English and General Aptitude (40 questions). Candidates need to score a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the online entrance test to be eligible for admissions.
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