Most of the entrance tests for Medical Colleges in India are held in the months of April / May / June for the academic year starting July / August. Generally, the syllabus of the entrance test is based on the course outline of the class XI and XII. The knowledge is tested in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Apart from testing knowledge on Physics, Chemistry and Biology, certain exams also test the knowledge on English, General Knowledge, Mental Ability and Gandhian Ideologies etc. The weightage of the aforementioned subjects vary from exam to exam.
There are certain exams like AIIMS, where Physics, Chemistry and Biology are given equal importance with 60 questions on each of the subjects along with 20 questions from General Knowledge. However, there are exams like NEET/AIPMT, where equal weightage is given to four subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology each having with 45 questions of total 720 marks (4 marks each question).
Most of the exams are one-stage exams with objective type question paper. However, there are some exams with two stages, where in first stage certain numbers of students are short listed with an objective pattern tests. The short listed candidates are then put through another objective/subjective pattern exam for final selection.
Some of the exams also have an interview stage before a seat is allocated for the MBBS course. (Following process was practiced for the year 2013; it may or may not be followed in 2014).
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune has a selection process based on written (Objective Pattern) as well as interview stage. The shortlisted candidates in order of online registration numbers will be called for Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning (ToELR) will be in the form of CBT (Computer Based Test) consisting of 40 MCQs of 2.0 marks each amounting to a maximum of 80 marks and will be held in the month of June at AFMC, Pune. There will be negative marks of 0.5 for every incorrect answer. These 40 questions will be required to be answered in 30 minutes. The marks obtained in ToELR will be added to NEET – UG score (max of 720) to get a score out of 800. This will be divided by 4 to get the written examination score out of 200. The interview will consist of 50 marks. The final merit will be based on the Final score thus obtained (Written examination score + Interview marks).
For further more information about AIPMT, please logon official website of CBSE-AIPMT: www.aipmt.nic.in