Medical entrance exams after 12th - Medical field is one of the most sought-after fields in India and other countries. Every year a large number of candidates appear for medical entrance exams after 12th all over the India. To get into a medical course after 12th, candidates must appear for the respective medical entrance exams. Only candidates with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects in class 12th are eligible for the medical UG level entrance exams. The various medical entrance exams after 12th for undergraduate courses are given below
Candidates who clear any one of these medical entrance exams, will avail admissions in MBBS and BDS courses. This article provides the detailed information regarding the medical entrance exams after 12th across the India with emphasis on eligibility, exam details and selection criteria.
National Eligibility and Entrance Test is an entrance examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the entrance of students in medical courses . NEET-UG is the single medical entrance exam after 12th to get admission in MBBS and BDS courses for all colleges and institutes across India except the institutions AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry. It is the country’s largest medical entrance exam. NEET UG took the place of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS entrance exams of states or Institutions. In NEET-UG 2018, more than 13 Lakh candidates appeared for the exam. It is an offline single stage exam containing 180 objective type questions with 3 hours duration. Check here, the eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus of NEET-UG.
Candidates should have meet with the following NEET eligibility criteria to be eligible for NEET-UG entrance exam:
Indians, NRIs, Overseas Citizen of India, Persons with Indian Origin and Foreigners are eligible to take NEET 2019.
Minimum age limit required for NEET is 17 years old at the time of admission. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination and relaxation of 5 years is applicable for the candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PH category.
Candidate who passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry as main subjects are eligible to apply for NEET-UG exam.
The candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% (for unreserved), 45% (PH), and 40% (for reserved including the PH reserved)in 12th in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in aggregate.
In order to prepare for the exam, it is mandatory to go through the exam pattern. Blueprint of NEET-UG exam is given in the table below:
Mode of exam
Offline (Pen/Paper test)
Number of shifts
Medium/language of exam
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu (as mentioned while filling the application form)
Duration of NEET-UG exam
Type of questions
Objective type questions
Total questions = 180 question
Physics: 45 questions
Chemistry: 45 questions
Biology: 90 question
+4 marks for a correct answer
-1 for a wrong attempt
0 mark for unanswered questions
According to the latest syllabus released by MCI, The NEET-UG curriculum has been compiled based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) subjects in class 11 and 12 as per NCERT curriculum. Candidates should check the detailed NEET-UG syllabus to prepare for exam.
In 2018 NEET-UG, 7,14,562 candidates qualified the exam out of 13,26,725 candidates. Result of NEET-UG is declared in online mode in the form of scorecard. All India ranks are provided to all the candidates by NTA on the basis of their marks. Admitting Authorities invites applications from the candidates for counseling based on All India Rank (AIR). After the counseling, the admitting/counseling authorities draw the merit list of the selected candidates for admission. The seat allotment depends on the candidates NEET UG rank, score and the preferences selected by candidates during the counseling.
After 12th, It is the most prominent medical entrance exam after 12th for admission in medical courses in AIIMS institutes. This is a computer based test conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in order to fill the the seats of MBBS course in 15 AIIMS institutes. Candidates with aggregate 60% marks in 12th class with English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects, can apply for AIIMS-MBBS exam. This entrance exam is organised in four shifts (Morning and Evening) over two days. In 2018, more than 3 lakh candidates appeared for the exam and just 7617 candidates got minimum qualifying marks (cutoff). Exam consists of 200 objective type questions from Physics. Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Go through the exam overview, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus of AIIMS-MBBS:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Candidate, who fulfills the following basic eligibility criteria, can apply for AIIMS-MBBS entrance exam:
Aspirants should be of 17 years old or aspirant will have to complete 17 years of age at the time of admission to be eligible for the exam.
Candidates who have passed / appearing / appeared in 12th class exams with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects can apply for exam
Candidates with an aggregate score of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST, 45% for OPH) in 12th class exams with English, Chemistry. Physics and Biology as main subjects are eligible for exam.
Blueprint of AIIMS-MBBS entrance exam is given below:
Computer-based online test
Four shifts in two days
Morning shift: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Evening shift: 03:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Multiple Choice Questions and Reason Assertion questions
Total Number of questions:
Physics: 60 questions
Chemistry: 60 questions
Biology: 60 questions
General Knowledge: 10 questions
Aptitude & Logical Reasoning: 10 questions
Medium of exam
English and Hindi
1 mark for each right answer
1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
AIIMS-MBBS syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, GK and reasoning. Like as NEET-UG, in this exam Science part is compiled on the basis of NCERT curriculum of class 11 and 12. This exam consists two more sections, General Knowledge and aptitude & logical reasoning. Aspirants should check section-wise detailed syllabus of AIIMS-MBBS, in order to prepare for the exam.
After the declaration of result of AIIMS-MBBS, qualified candidates are called for counselling process on the basis of their all India rank. AIIMS-MBBS Counselling process is conducted online in three rounds. Seat allotment is implemented on the basis of all India rank, preferences selected during registration and no. of seats available.
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is responsible to conduct the JIPMER-MBBS exam. It is one of the prominent medical entrance exam after 12th. More than 1.5 lakh aspirants appears in this online exam for the entrance in MBBS course in JIPMER Puducherry and Karaikal campus. JIPMER-MBBS entrance exam is conducted across 120 cities.
It consists of 200 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English language and reasoning as per the syllabus as prescribed by State and CBSE board for class 11 and 12. Candidates with English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Biotechnology as major subjects in 12th class, can appear for this exam. Read further to check the details for exam-pattern, eligibility criteria and syllabus of JIPMER-MBBS.
JIPMER-MBBS eligibility criteria means the minimum requirements to be filled by candidates to be eligible for the exam. Candidates with the following JIPMER-MBBS eligibility criteria can apply for the exam:
Candidate must be either an Indian citizen, NRI, or OCI to apply for exam.
Candidates must be passed the examinations of class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects and scored an aggregate of 60% (unreserved) and 50%(for reserved and Pwd candidates)
Aspirants must be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission. No upper age limit to appear for exam.
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
JIPMER-MBBS exam is conducted online in random shifts in one or two days. It is fine strategy to be familiar with the blueprint of exam in order to prepare. JIPMER-MBBS exam pattern is given below:
Morning - 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM
Afternoon - 03.00 PM to 5.30 PM
English Comprehension: 10 questions
Reasoning: 10 questions
4 mark for each right answer
1 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
This exam consists of 200 objective type question from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English language & comprehension and reasoning. Syllabus of JIPMER-MBBS is based on the syllabus of various State Boards and CBSE syllabus for Classes 11 and 12. In order to prepare for exam, candidates are required to have complete awareness of topic-wise syllabus of JIPMER-MBBS.
JIPMER releases the result of JIPMER-MBBS exam in online mode in the form of merit list and Individual scorecards. Candidates with minimum required percentile as stipulated by the JIPMER, are considered as qualified candidates. Merit list comprises the details of the qualified candidates and all the qualified candidates are called for counselling process. After JIPMER-MBBS counselling, seat allotment is proceeded on the basis of rank, seats available and preferences selected by candidates during the counselling process.
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