Medical Entrance Exams: A Brief Outline

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, Botany and Zoology cover major sections. However, some specific entrance tests also include English Proficiency & Comprehension, Logical & Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge / Aptitude & Logical Thinking / Mental Ability / Current Affairs, Kannada / Hindi Language Test, Bible Test and Gandhian Ideologies, 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/ two-days.
From 2019 onwards the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It was being conducted by the CBSE till 2018. The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counseling Authorities.

Candidates seeking admission in AFMC for MBBS Course will register online through NEET and they will also have to register at www.afmc.nic.in. The links of the AFMC websites for registration & online application will be activated after allotment of Roll Numbers to the candidates appearing in NEET.
 
Test Pattern of National Level Medical Entrance Exams:
NEET UG: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate course (NEET UG) consists of total 180 objective type multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology). Physics and Chemistry part each having with 45 marks while Biology part contains 90 questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer or more than one answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. Maximum marks are 720. Duration of test is 3 hrs. Mode of test is offline (pen & paper).
AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for under graduate course consist of 200 questions, out of which 120 questions are MCQs type and 60 questions are Assertion-Reason type in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 20 questions are of GK and Aptitude & Logical Thinking. Each correct response shall get 1 mark and each incorrect response will get a score of – 1/3. Duration of test is 3 ½ hrs. Maximum marks are 200. Since 2015, the AIIMS entrance test is conducting on Online (CBT) Mode.

JIPMER: Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for MBBS entrance exam consists of 200 single response type Multiple Choice Questions in the subjects of Physics-60 Questions, Chemistry-60 Questions, Biology-60 Questions, English Language & Comprehension-10 Questions and Logic & Quantitative Reasoning-10 Questions. Each correct response shall be awarded 4 marks while 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response. ZERO mark will be given for the question NOT answered. Duration of test is 2 ½ hrs. Maximum marks are 800. Test is of Online (CBT) mode.
NEET- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
ALL INDIA MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

  • Overview

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India has assigned the responsibility of conducting NEET UG to the NTA. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.
NEET (UG) is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.
The NTA will conduct NEET UG only once a year and the mode for NEET UG exam will remain offline. The NEET UG-2019 will be held in May, 2019. The result of the NEET UG-2019 will be declared in June, 2019.
Important dates of NEET (UG) - 2019

  • Online Registration Opening Dates 1st November 2018
  • Online Registration Closing Dates 30th November 2018
  • Downloading of Admit Cards 15th April 2019
  • Date of Examination 5th May 2019
  • Date of Announcing Results 5th June 2019
  • Mode of Examination Pen & Paper Exam (in single session)
  • Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA)

NOTE: NTA is also establishing a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. From 1st September, 2018 on every Saturday & Sunday, various schools/engineering colleges with computer are being started practicing of tests for any student can avail the facility free of charge. The practice tests will help the candidates to familiarize themselves with logging into the system and how to use computer at the time of actual test. The TPCs will have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be similar to the actual test to be conducted on the exam day.
Eligibility Criteria for NEET (UG)

  1. Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the NEET (UG), 2019.
  2. The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2019 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.
  3. The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
  4. The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually.
  5. The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination for General category (GC), 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ ST-PH/ OBC-PH.
  6. The candidates belonging to the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana shall also be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats from the academic year 2018-19 onward.
  • Exam Structure

Subjects / Types

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Negative Marks

Duration of Test

Physics

45

4 x 45 = 180

-1

3Hrs.

(10am to 01pm)

Chemistry

45

4 x 45 = 180

Biology (Botany & Zoology)

90

4 x 90 = 360

MCQs

Total –180

MM –  720

 

 

NOTE:

  1. The NEET (UG) paper consists of 180 objective types multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology).
  2. Every question has four options with single correct answer.
  3. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
  4. For each incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.
  5. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
  6. Duration of the paper would be 3 hours (10:00 am to 01:00 pm).
  7. Maximum Marks is 720.
  8. The candidate can opt for question paper in either of the following languages: Hindi/ English/ Gujarati/ Marathi/ Oriya/ Bengali/ Assamese/ Telugu/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Urdu.

For more information, Log on to website:
https://www.nta.ac.in/medicalexam
https://cbseneet.nic.in/cbseneet/Welcome.aspx

AIIMS-All India Institute Of Medical Science Entrance Exam 2019
ALL INDIA EXAMINATION

  • Overview

The dreams of Jawaharlal Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with a generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952. The AIIMS was finally created in 1956, as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament. The institute aims at providing high standard of medical education and is an institution of national importance.

  • Online Entrance Exam Date :Month of May
  • Declaration of Result : Month of June
  • Tentative Key Dates of AIIMS M.B.B.S. May 25-26, 2019 Entrance Exam
  • Online Registration begin : First week of February 2019
  • Online Registration Closing Date : First week of March 2019
  • Application form window reopens for corrections: First week of March 2019
  • Final closing of Application form window: Second week of March 2019
  • Updation of the final status of submitted applications: Fourth week of March 2019
  • Final AIIMS MBBS Application Correction Window: Third week of April 2019
  • Release of AIIMS MBBS Admit Card: Second week of May 2019
  • AIIMS MBBS 2019:    May 25 and May 26, 2019
  • AIIMS MBBS 2019 Result: June 12, 2019
  • Proposed Counseling Schedule to be held at AIIMS, New Delhi
  • 1st Counselling : As per announcement
  • 2nd Counselling : As per announcement
  • 3rd Counselling : As per announcement
  • Open Counselling [If required] : Last week of September, 2019
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • 1. Nationality: He/ She should be a Citizen of India.
  • 2. Age: The candidate should have attained the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on 31st December of the year of admission and above.
  • 3. Qualifying Exam:  Candidates should have passed 12th Class examination under 10+2 Scheme/ Senior School Certificate Exam (SSCE) or Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) or an equivalent examination of a recognized University/ Board of any Indian State with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY as subject.
  • 4. Subjects (aggregate):  General and OBC candidates who have obtained a minimum of 60% marks and SC/ST/OPH candidates obtained a minimum of 50% marks in ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY are eligible for AIIMS test.
  • Exam Structure

The Competitive Entrance Exam for MBBS course will have one paper consisting of 200 Objective Type (Multiple Choice and Reason-Assertion type) questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge/Aptitude.
The distributions of questions are as follows: Physics-60, Chemistry-60, Biology-60, General Knowledge-10 & Logical Aptitude-10 marks.
Total no. of MCQs are 140 and R-A type questions are 60


Subjects / Types

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Negative Marks

Duration

Physics

60 (40+20)

1 x 60 = 60

-1/3

3:30 Hrs.

Chemistry

60 (40+20)

1 x 60 = 60

Biology

60 (40+20)

1 x 60 = 60

General Knowledge, Aptitude & Logical Thinking

20

1 x 20 = 20

 

Total Qns – 200

MM –  200

Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark and each incorrect response will get a score of - 1/3 (minus-one-third).
No credit will be given for the questions not answered and More than one response will be treated as wrong answer and negatively marked.
The duration of the examination shall be 3½ hours (three hours and thirty minutes).
Question paper will be provided either in English or in Hindi according to the choice of candidates
The Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted in two shifts per day
Morning Shift - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and
Afternoon Shift - 3:00 PM to 6:30
For More Information, Log on to website: http://www.aiimsexams.org/index.html
JIPMER Entrance Exam 2019
ALL INDIA EXAMINATION

  • Overview
    Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) was started in the year 1956 and it was upgraded in 1964 as a Regional Postgraduate Centre. It was declared as an Institution of National Importance by a Parliamentary Act, i.e. JIPMER, Puducherry, Act, 2008.
    It imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super-specialty Medical Training through a working hospital with bed strength of 2559 and a Nursing College. M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S., Degree Courses are offered in 37 various disciplines.
  • Exam Date :  First week of June
  • Declaration of Result : Third week of June
  •  Important Dates for JIPMER-2019
  • Online Registration - Opening Date: 6th March, 2019
  • Online Registration - Closing Date: 12th April, 2019
  • Date of Online Entrance Exam: 2nd June, 2019 (Sunday)
  • Date of Publication of Result: 3rd week of June 2019
  • First Counseling: 26th to 28th June, 2019
  • Second Counseling: 24th July, 2019
  • Third Counseling: 21st August, 2019
  • Final Counseling: 26th September, 2019
  • Close of Admission: 30th September, 2019
  • Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian National.
Age: Candidates have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S.
Qualification: The candidate should have passed Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination, which is equivalent to (10+2) after a period of 12 years of studies. The last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology.
Subjects (Aggregates): The applicant must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually obtaining a minimum of 50% mark.
For OPH candidates in general category, the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%.
For SC/ ST/ OBC/ OPH candidates, the minimum marks in the qualifying examination will be 40%.

  • Exam Structure

JIPMER entrance exam for MBBS test paper consists of one paper of 200 MCQs.

  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test (CBT) [Online]
  • Duration of Examination: 21⁄2 hours (Two Hours and Thirty Minutes)
  • Timing of Examination: 
    Single Shift: - 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM OR
    Two Shifts: - Morning Shift: - 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM | Afternoon Shift: - 03.00 PM to 05.30 PM
  • Language of Paper: English only
  • Type of Examination: Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs))
  • Marking Scheme: - Correct Answer: Four marks (+)4
    Incorrect Answer: One marks will be deducted (-)1
    Unanswered: 0


  • Distribution of Questions:

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Negative Marks

Duration

Physics

60

4 x 60 = 240

 

2 ½ hrs.

Chemistry

60

4 x 60 = 240

Biology

60

4 x 60 = 240

-1

English language & Comprehension

10

4 x 10 =40

 

Logic & Quantitative Reasoning

10

4 x 10 =40

 

Total –200

MM –  800

 

  • Note: The candidate will indicate his/her response to the question by darkening the appropriate circle completely with BALL-POINT PEN will be provided in the hall by the Invigilator.

For more information, Log on to website: http://jipmer.edu.in/