Medical Entrance Exams

Medical Exams

Medical Entrance Exams

Medical Entrance Test Brief

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, Zoology and Botany cover major sections. However, some specific entrance tests also include General English, General Aptitude, Current Affairs and Mental Ability 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.

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.

NEET: In the test of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), all the four subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology are given equal weightage. Each section has 45 questions with a total 180 questions carrying 720 marks (each question carries 4 marks). There is also one fourth (1/4) negative marking for each wrong answer.


NEET Entrance Exam

Summary
  1. NEET is the most awaited and respected exam of the pre-medical exams. Candidates from the States of Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh can appear in NEET for admission to AFMC, Pune.
  2. 15% total seats for all Medical/ Dental colleges run by State Govt., Municipal and other local authorities in India except AP,Telangana and J & K
  3. Date of Examination: May 2016
  4. Declaration of Result: Most probable 3rd week of May

About NEET

In compliance with the directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi, would be conducting the All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Test (NEET) 2015 for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses under 15 % All India Quota seats except in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir in several Medical/ Dental Colleges of India. Applications are invited through Online only.

The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi (DGHS) and participating States/Universities/Institutions. The counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the DGHS.

In 2015, State Governments/ Universities/ Institutions voluntarily participating in the NEET for using its merit list for admission in the Medical Colleges/ Dental Colleges against seats other than 15% All India Quota are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, FMS-Delhi University, AFMC-Pune, BHU-Varanasi, Jamia Hamdard-New Delhi.

In 2015, State Governments/ Universities/ Institutions voluntarily participating in the NEET for using its merit list for admission in the Medical Colleges/ Dental Colleges against seats other than 15% All India Quota are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, FMS-Delhi University, AFMC-Pune, BHU-Varanasi, Jamia Hamdard-New Delhi.