FIRST step that one takes to become a doctor or rather a professional adept in the field of medicine is to opt for subjects in Life Sciences, particularly Biology while in high school. The next step is to prepare for medical entrance examinations, during or after the year of passing class 12, that are held mostly in the month of April, May and June every year. Clearing the exam successfully helps you secure admission in a medical school to undertake an undergraduate medical degree, primarily MBBS or BDS (Dental).
There are slight variations in eligibility norms for various entrances. Usually candidates must be of 17 years of age and must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board with 50/45 percent in the aggregate (40 percent for SC/ST). The candidates appearing for their board exam in 2014 are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology.
Cracking the exam
A career in medicine, especially in India with roughly 50,000-odd seats at the undergraduate level is based on your ability to qualify national or state-level tests. You need to test your ability in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. In these exams, apart from being accurate, you also need to be alert and very quick. In most of the exams for which we are listing out key information (nature, application procedure, fees, important dates, intake, selection), the answers have to be given in less than a minute per question. The assessment in a way relates to the profession that demands an enquiring mind, the capacity to acquire high levels of knowledge which has to be constantly up-dated, and the ability to relate to people as individuals, each with their own health needs.
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) is a state-level exam conducted by the Bihar Combined Competitive Exam Board for admissions to MBBS, BDS, BPharma courses in various colleges across the state.
Exam type: State-level
Selection process: The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of the result.
The candidates can acquire the application form from select colleges across Bihar or select Canara Bank branches, details of which can be found on the official website
The candidates can also acquire the form through post by sending the DD to the BCECE Board.
The facility for online submission of applications might be available for BCECE on the official website (http://bceceboard.com/Home.php).
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The counselling for BCECE candidates will be held as per the roll numbers given in the schedule, merit-wise.
Candidates will have to attend the counselling and go through document verification process at:The BCECE Board,I.A.S. Association Building, Near Patna Airport,Patna-800014
Students have to carry originals of all qualifying exams along with one set of attested copies of the same.
Exam pattern: The paper comprises two stages:
There are four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
Candidates have to attempt Physics and Chemistry compulsorily
Candidates opting for MBBS/BDS should attempt Biology.
The total marks for PCB candidates will be 150 with each subject carrying 50 marks.
Each paper will be for the duration of one-and-a-half hours.
Candidates have to attempt Physics and Chemistry compulsorily.
Total marks for each subject will be 400.
There will be a total of 100 questions in each subject
Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer and one mark deducted for every wrong answer
Syllabus: The syllabus will be available on the official website of BCECE and will basically be the same as that of the HSC-level examination.
Selection Process: The process begins after both the phases of the examination have been conducted. Then the BCECE Board declares shortlisted students based on the results. It then invites students for counselling and college/course preference.
Commencement of sale of Application Form: January 17, 2014
Last date of sale of Application Form: February 17, 2014
Last date of receipt of application form: February 25, 2014
Date of Examination (First Phase): 13 April, 2014
Date of Examination (Second Phase): 18 May, 2014
Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM) is conducted by Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala for admissions to undergraduate professional courses.
Selection process: Candidates will be called for counselling based on results of the entrance.
Candidates need to apply online in prescribed KEAM 2014 application form available on the official website (http://www.cee-kerala.org/). They need to remit an examination fee of Rs. 800.
Counselling procedure: The counselling will be as per the schedule drawn on the merit list rankings. It involves document verification, allotment of seats, payment of admission fees and other formalities. Students must be physically present during counselling and original documents have to be submitted.
It is a paper-pencil exam of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration having 120 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 480 marks. Each correct response to the question will be awarded four marks and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response under negative marking scheme.
Online Application Form: January 10, 2014 - February 5, 2014
Admit Card: March 24, 2014
Exam: April 23 and April 24, 2014 (10:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.)
Result Declaration: May 20, 2014
Conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board, the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) allows admissions to undergraduate medical and dental courses.
Exam type: State-level
Selection Process: The candidates will be called for counseling on the basis of the result.
The interested candidates need to fill in WBJEE Online Application Form through the official website (http://www.wbjeeb.in/).
The WBJEE application form fees of Rs. 500 can be deposited either online or Allahabad E-Bank Challan or selected Post Office.
The WBJEE merit rank will be announced soon after the declaration of the results. The counselling for WBJEE will be conducted in three phases. The phases of counselling depend on the number of meritorious students and the availability of the seats. A fourth round may be conducted if seats are available after the deemed three rounds of WBJEE counseling are concluded.
The exam comprises multiple-choice questions with 80% of the total marks and short answer type questions with 20% of the total marks. The total marks allotted for WBJEE 2014 Exam is 200. There shall be a system of negative marking of 33.33% for every wrong response.
All India Pre Medical/Pre Dental Examination
Exam type: National-level
All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) is conducted by CBSE for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. The exam allows filling 15 percent seats in government colleges.
Log on to AIPMT website (http://aipmt.nic.in/aipmt/Welcome.aspx), fill the application form and note down the registration number generated by the system.
Payment of Rs. 1000 can be made through Credit Card/Debit Card or through E-Challan.
Confirmation page will be generated after payment of fees. Take print -outs of the confirmation page at Part IV of application format and the address slip. Paste photograph on the confirmation and send it to the following address along with E-Challan Copy (in case payment is made through E-Challan) by registered/speed post:The Deputy Secretary,AIPMT Unit,Central Board of Secondary Education,Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Center,PreetVihar, Delhi- 110 301
All original documents are required during counselling - Counselling call letter; Rank Card/Hall Ticket score card; Mark sheets/consolidated mark statement of the qualifying examination; Original degree/provisional certificate; High school (Class X) certificate as proof of date of birth: Community certificate (issued by the competent authority); Demand draft for amount towards part of tuition fee or full tuition fee, whichever is less.
AIPMT 2014 will have 180 objective type questions and the duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
Questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
Each section will have 45 questions.
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE for those who submitted applications with late fee: February 5, 2014
AIPMT 2014 Exam: May 4, 2014
Result: 1st week of June 2014 (Tentative)
Watch out for these medical entrance examinations
Name of the exam
AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam
June 1, 2014
Aligarh Muslim University MBBS Entrance Examination (AMU MBBS)
May 26, 2014
Annamalai University All India Medical Entrance Examination (AU AIMEE)
First week of June 2014
Assam Combined Entrance Examination (Assam CEE)
Third week of May 2014
Asso CET (AMUPMDC)
Last week of May 2014
Bijapur Liberal District Educational University – Undergraduate Entrance Test (BLDE UGET)
Christian Medical College Under Graduate Admission Written Test (CMC UG AWT)
Common Pre Medical Entrance Examination (CPMEE)
Fourth week of May 2014
Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Undergraduate Entrance Test (COMEDK UGET)
Second week of May 2014
Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT)
Third week of June 2014
Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College All India Common Entrance Test Dr. D.Y.Patil AICET
May 19, 2014
Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Entrance Test (EAMCET Medical)
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET MBBS)
Haryana Pre Medical Test (Haryana PMT)
First week of July 2014
HIHT University Pre Medical Entrance Examination (HIHT PMEE)
Karnataka Religious & Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges Association Undergraduate Common Entrance Test (KRMPCET)
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Common Entrance Test (MAHER CET)
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Meddical Sciences Entrance Examination
April 20, 2014
Rajasthan Pre Medical Test
Last Week May 2014
Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test (UPCPMT)
June 16, 2014
Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test (UPCAT Dental)
BVP Common Entrance Test (BVP CET)
BharatiVidyapeeth University Common Entrance Test (BVP CET UG Medical Test) is an All India level exam conducted by BharatiVidyapeeth University, Pune as a prerequisite for admissions to its MBBS/BDS/BSc Nursing and B Pharma courses across various colleges affiliated to BharatiVidyapeeth University.
Exam category: National-level
The candidate can choose to fill the application fee either through Demand Draft or through online payment gateway using Debit/Credit card or net banking on the official website (http://www.bharatividyapeeth.edu). The Demand Draft must be in favour of “The Registrar, BharatiVidyapeeth’s University” payable at Pune
After the candidate has paid the application fee of Rs. 2,200, he/she has to fill the online registration form.
After filling the registration form online the candidate has to take a print out of the form and send it to the BharatiVidyaPeeth’s University in Pune (Along with the DD of application fee in case payment is to be made through a DD)
Counselling procedure: The candidates in the merit list will be called in as per their ranks for counselling and for on the spot admission to the various courses and colleges.
Duration: 3 hours
One test paper consists of 200 questions; 50 each from Physics and Chemistry and 100 questions from Biology.
Application deadline: May 2, 2014
Exam date: May 11, 2014
Result declaration: June 16, 2014
Counselling commences: July 1, 2014
Counselling ends: July 10, 2014
Session starts: July 15, 2014
Amrita Medical Entrance Examination
It is conducted by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham University, Kochi for admission to MBBS and Bachelor of Dental Science courses.
Total no. of seats in MBBS: 100
Total no. of seats in BDS: 60
Exam type: University-level
It is based on the rank obtained in the All India Amrita Entrance Examination conducted by Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham.
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Candidates should only apply online through Amrita Online Application Registration System (OARS) for taking the Amrita University MBBS Entrance Examination. The application fee is Rs. 2000. The course fee per annum comes to Rs. 5.5 lakhs.
Steps for filling up Online Application Registration System
Register into Online Application Registration System (OARS) portal using a valid email id.
Fill up the details in the application after reading the instructions carefully. Submit the online application once you’ve filled in all the details.
Enter fee payment details, soft copy of photograph and then submit the application.
You are required to print the confirmation sheet (attached address slip) that will be displayed once you’ve submitted the application on OARS portal. Separate the address slip and paste the address slip on A5 envelope and mail Demand Draft or copy of cash voucher, printed confirmation page through Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier.
Demand Draf should be drawn in favor of ‘Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham’ payable at Kochi. Cash voucher is available for download on the official website (http://aims.amrita.edu/school-of-medicine/medicine-home.php).
Commencement of online registration: March 5, 2014
Last Date of Registration: April 25, 2014
Last Date of Receipt of Confirmation Sheet: May 7, 2014
Amrita Medical Entrance Exam 2014: May 18, 2014 (9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Uttar Pradesh Combined Medical Entrance Test (UPCMET)
Conducted by Uttar Pradesh Unaided Medical Colleges Welfare Association, Uttar Pradesh Combined Medical Entrance Test is for admission to MBBS course.
Selection process: The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of the entrance result.
Candidates are required to download application form from the UPCMET official website (www.upumcwa.org). Application form can also be obtained through post or in person from the below mentioned address.
Fill in all the mandatory details and send the print out of the application form along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1000 in favour of ‘UPUMCWA’ payable at Bareilly to the following address:The Coordinator,UPCMET 2014,1st Floor, Anand Ashram Complex,Rampur Garden, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Send the copies of necessary documents along with the filled in application form through registered post/speed post only.
Application forms sent through courier or in person shall not be entertained at all by the test-conducting authority.
Candidates are advised to keep a copy of printed application form till the completion of admission process.
Candidates will be provided with the facility to download the admit card once the application is processed after careful scrutiny.
There will be two papers in the exam as given below:
Paper I: Physical and Biological Sciences
Paper II: General English (Qualifying Paper)
There will be 200 questions in Paper I and 50 questions in Paper II.
0.25 marks will be deducted for negative answers.
Questions with multiple answers will be treated as incorrect answer.
The cut-off percentage for UPCMET 2014 is 50 percent (40 percent for SC/ST category)
Last date or submission through online and post: April 30, 2014
Issue of admit card: May 2014
Exam date: May 31, 2014
Result declaration: June 15, 2014
Counselling: After July 15, 2014
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