Medical Entrance Exams in India

Medical Entrance Exams in india

Medical Entrance Exams in India. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test ) is a qualifying entrance exam since 2020 for admission to the MBBS/BDS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER (although such Medical Institutions are governed under separate Statutes), as per the proviso under Section 14 (1) of the NMC Act (2019).

NTA conducts the NEET (UG) for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS Courses.

The medical scenario in India

Data suggests that India has 1.4 beds per 1,000 people, 1 doctor per 1,445 people, and 1.7 nurses per 1,000 people. Over 75% of the healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in metro cities, where only 27% of the total population resides—the rest 73% of the Indian population lack even basic medical facilities Google states. There is a great demand for doctors in India. Lot of private hospitals are opening in various cities in India so need for doctors.

Application form

The application form is released somewhere in April-May every year.


PCB or PCMB subjects in their 10+2. The percentage requirement in 12th Standard varies to fill the form as per the course.

The Pattern of the Test

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections.

Section A

It consists of 35 Questions and

Section B will have 15 Questions.

Out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

Marking Scheme

Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Four marks (+4)
Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1).
Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).
If more than one option is found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.
If all options are found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.
Section B (MCQs):

Candidates need to attempt any 10 Questions out of the 15 Questions given. In the event of a candidate has attempted more than 10 questions, only the first 10 attempted questions will be considered for evaluation. There will also be a negative marking for Section B. However, if any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be addressed in the following manner:

Other Medical Exams

1. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate (NEET PG)
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance exam for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) admission to 26,168 (MD), 13,649 (MS) and 922 PG Diploma in 6,102 government, private, deemed/central universities. The exam is conducted around March and the application form is released 15-20 days before.
Eligibility-MBBS Degree
Completion of the rotatory internship on or before July 31, 2023.
Provisional or permanent medical registration certificate issued by MCI or a State Medical Council. This must be carried on the day of the exam and during admission

2. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS (NEET MDS)

It is a national-level exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) every year. Through this exam, candidates can get admission into MDS courses in dental institutions in the country.

Eligibility-BDS from an institution recognized by the Dental Council Of India (DCI)

The candidate is registered with the Dental Council of India

3. All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET)
It is a National entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency for admission into Ayush Courses. The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is the Apex Institute for Ayurveda, established in 2010 as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India

· Candidates must have BAMS/ BUMS/ BSMS/ BHMS/Graded BHMS degree or Provisional BAMS/ BUMS/ BSMS/ BHMS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the IMCC 1970/HCC 1973/ NCISM 2020/NCH 2020 Act.
· Candidate must possess permanent or provisional registration certificate of BAMS/ BUMS/ BSMS/ BHMS/Graded BHMS degree qualification issued by the CCIM/CCH/NCISM/NCH/State Board/Universities/Deemed Universities.
· You have completed one year of internship or/are likely to complete the internship as per the NCISM/NCH/AYUSH notification, may apply for AIAPGET 2022 through the Online Application Registration system at the website

4. Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)
The AIIMS Delhi conducts this Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test or INI CET 2023 exam for admission to around Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Doctorate of Medicine (DM), Master of Chirurgiae (MCh).
The exam is conducted twice in January and July sessions.

The candidate has an MBBS degree with a one-year rotational internship. General candidates have 55 per cent and reserved category 50 per cent.
5. Diplomat National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET)

DNB PDCET is a Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test. DNB PDCET is a ranking examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to various post-diploma DNB courses
Candidates who qualified for the Post Graduate Diploma qualification are eligible to apply for the exam.


Candidate must possess a Postgraduate Diploma from a university/ institute recognised as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
Candidate must be registered with the Medical Council of India/ State Medical Council
Candidates already pursuing an MD/MS/DNB course are not eligible to appear for DNB-PDCET till such time they have completed the duration of the prescribed course or have been discharged from the course.

FMGE – Foreign Medical Graduate Examination is a screening test for medical graduates to be eligible to practice in the country. FMGE exam is conducted twice a year i.e., in the month of June and December by the National Board of Examinations for Indian and Overseas Citizens of India (OCis) to obtain the registration certificate from the National Medical Commission (NMC) or State Medical Council (SMC).
Important Note

The test is for the candidates who have obtained degrees from these countries as Russia, Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors have to take the MCI screening test.

7. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET SS)
NEET SS or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Super Speciality Courses) is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for admission to super speciality courses. According to the Indian Medical Council Act, 2016, no other entrance test is valid for admission to these courses. NEET SS is conducted annually in computer-based mode.

Candidate must possess a postgraduate degree (MD/MS/DNB/ Equivalent) from a recognised institution
He/ she must be registered with the Medical Council of India or the State Medical Council
8.BSc Nursing

It is a four-year undergraduate course conducted by various institutions in the country. Some institutes even consider NEET score for admission and other conducts their own entrance test. The main objective of this course is to develop critical care, advanced thinking skills, proficiency and values necessary for professional nursing and midwifery practice as mentioned in the National Health Policy 2002.

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