MBBS Admission in India: The MBBS admissions, among the most sought-after professional course admissions in India after Class 12, is conducted through the all India level entrance exam - National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) - for different government and private medical colleges in India, except for AIIMS and JIPMER. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) conduct their institute specific exams for admissions to their respective MBBS programmes. The MBBS seats are allotted to candidates through counselling on the basis of their merit in the entrance exams.
There are about 65,000 MBBS seats which are available across more than 470 medical colleges in India. Besides this, AIIMS offers around 800 seats in its 9 campuses including its main campus in the national capital, New Delhi. JIPMER also offers 200 MBBS seats through its own entrance test for the JIPMER Puducherry and Karaikal campuses.
However, it is the NEET exam which is taken by almost every MBBS aspirant for MBBS admissions in India. In 2018, more than 13 lakh candidates registered for NEET. The counselling for NEET is held at multiple levels. One is All India level counselling for 15 percent seats in Government medical colleges. Then there is the State Level counselling for admissions to the remaining 85 percent seats in Government colleges. Admissions for Deemed University MBBS programmes is done at an all India level by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), the same body which conducts counselling for the 15% All India Quota Government MBBS seats. The state-level counselling is conducted in a centralised manner by the designated state counselling authorities in each state.
The counselling for MBBS admissions through NEET begins in the second week of June and generally ends by the first week of September. You can get more information here for admission timeline for MBBS admission in 2018.
MBBS exams in India
Candidates can apply for MBBS courses in India through three MBBS entrance exams. These are NEET, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS. Candidates can check details about applying for MBBS admissions through these exams in the box below -
MBBS admissions in India (State-wise)
For state-wise counselling procedure for MBBS admissions in India through NEET, you can refer to the links below:
MBBS State Admission
NEET 2018 Admissions