Medicine Entrances you must know
Updated on Mar 26, 2014 - 11:49 a.m. IST by Team Careers360

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.


Application Form/procedure

  • 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 (  

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Counselling procedure

  • 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:


First stage

  • 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.


Second Stage

  • There are four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

  • Each paper will be for the duration of one-and-a-half hours.

  • Candidates have to attempt Physics and Chemistry compulsorily.

  • Candidates opting for MBBS/BDS should attempt Biology.

  • 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.


Important dates

  • 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.


Exam type: State-level


Selection process: Candidates will be called for counselling based on results of the entrance.


Application form/procedure

Candidates need to apply online in prescribed KEAM 2014 application form available on the official website ( 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.


Exam pattern

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.


Important dates

  • 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


WBJEE Medical

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.


Application form/procedure 

  • The interested candidates need to fill in WBJEE Online Application Form through the official website (

  • The WBJEE application form fees of Rs. 500 can be deposited either online or Allahabad E-Bank Challan or selected Post Office.

Counselling procedure

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.


Exam pattern

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.


Important dates

  • Online WBJEE 2014 Application form available from: December 18 to January 25, 2014
  • Last date for receipt of confirmation page: February 4, 2014
  • Test date: April 20, 2014.


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.

Selection process: The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of the result.


Application form/procedure 

  • Log on to AIPMT website (, 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

Counselling procedure

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.


Exam pattern 

  • 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.


Important dates

  • 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

Tentative dates


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


Last week of May 2014

Bijapur Liberal District Educational University – Undergraduate Entrance Test (BLDE UGET)

Third week of May 2014

Christian Medical College Under Graduate Admission Written

Third week of May 2014

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)

Second week of May 2014

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common
Entrance Test (IPU CET MBBS)

Second week of May 2014

Haryana Pre Medical Test (Haryana PMT)

First week of July 2014

HIHT University Pre Medical Entrance Examination (HIHT PMEE)

Last week of May 2014

Karnataka Religious & Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges
Association Undergraduate Common Entrance Test (KRMPCET)

Fourth week of May 2014

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Common
Entrance Test (MAHER CET)

May 26, 2014

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)

Second week of May 2014

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


Selection process: The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of the result.


Application Form/procedure

  • 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 ( 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. 


Exam pattern

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • One test paper consists of 200 questions; 50 each from Physics and Chemistry and 100 questions from Biology. 

Important dates

  • 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


Selection process

It is based on the rank obtained in the All India Amrita Entrance Examination conducted by Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham.

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Application procedure

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 (


Important dates 

  • 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.


Exam type: State-level


Selection process: The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of the entrance result.


Application procedure 

  • Candidates are required to download application form from the UPCMET official website ( 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.


Exam pattern 

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)


Important dates

  • 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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