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.
 

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate course (NEET UG) consists:
  • Total 180 objective type multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology).
  • Physics and Chemistry part each having with 45 questions.
  • Biology part contains 90 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks .
  • 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).
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for under graduate course consists:
  • Total Number of questions are 200.
  • Number of Multiple choice questions are 120.
  • Number of Assertion-Reason type are 60.
  • Number of GK and Aptitude & Logical Thinking questions are 20.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 marks .
  • Each incorrect answer 1/3 mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • Maximum marks are 200.
  • Duration of test is 3 ½ hrs.
  • Mode of exam is online.
Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for MBBS entrance exam consists:
  • Total Number of questions are 200.
  • Physics and Chemistry part each having with 60 questions.
  • Number of English Language & Comprehension questions are 10.
  • Number of Logic & Quantitative Reasoning questions are 10.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • Each incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • Each NOT answered question will be given ZERO mark.
  • Maximum marks are 800.
  • Duration of test is 2 ½ hrs.
  • Mode of exam is online.

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