In the world of competitive exams, India is home to a plethora of exams across many disciplines. India’s young and diverse population is ambitious and always ready to take on tough exams in the medical field. According to The Quint, India produces around 90,000 MBBS doctors annually and about 53,000 AYUSH ( Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) doctors. In this article, we understand the various medical entrance exams in India that one can pursue so that you are not overwhelmed after finishing 12th grade. Here is the list of top medical entrance exams in India.
- NEET – NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is India’s most popular UG and PG exam for medical science. The NEET exam is conducted by the NTA ( National Testing Agency). The exam is for 720 marks, and the students need to be familiar with Biology, Physics and Chemistry concepts of class 11 and 12. The exam lasts three hours and 20 minutes or 200 minutes. NEET exam helps the candidates get into government and private colleges.
- AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam – The AIIMs entrance exam is one of the most reputed medical entrance exams in India. All India Institute of Medical Sciences is a cluster of mostly autonomous colleges across the country. This entrance exam lasts for 3 hours and 30 minutes or 210 minutes, where students are expected to answer 200 questions across subjects like Biology ( Zoology and Botany), Physics, Chemistry and General Knowledge ( Aptitude).
- JIPMER Entrance Exam – The Jawaharlal Institute Of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research is one of India’s top medical entrance exams for an MBBS admission in either JIPMER Puducherry or JIPMER Karaikal. The exam lasts 150 minutes or 2 hours and 30 minutes, focusing on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and comprehension and Logical & Quantitative Reasoning. The exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, summing up to 800 marks.
- COMEDK Entrance Exam – The COMEDK exam is exclusively conducted in Karnataka for admissions to medical, engineering and dental colleges across Karnataka. Like NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER, the eligibility criteria for the COMEDK entrance exam is that the candidate should have completed 17 years as of 31st December of that calendar year. The candidate should also have cleared the 12th-grade exam with Biology, Chemistry and Physics as their core subjects. The exam lasts 3 hours, and the students are expected to answer 180 multiple-choice questions for as many marks as possible. To pass this exam, students must be familiar with Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts of grades 11 and 12.
- CMC Entrance Exam – Christian Medical College is one of the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, Vellore. Like NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER, the eligibility criteria for the CMC entrance exam are the same. The exam lasts 3 hours, and the students are expected to answer 180 multiple-choice questions for as many marks as possible. Students must be familiar with Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts of grades 11 and 12 to pass this exam.
- AIPVT Veterinary Entrance Exam – The All India Pre-Veterinary Test is the premier exam for students who want to pursue veterinary sciences. The exam lasts three hours and contains 180 multiple-choice questions for 720 marks. Candidates are expected to be familiar with Biology, Physics and Chemistry concepts of grades 11 and 12. The eligibility criteria are the same as those of the exams mentioned above.
- AMU Entrance Exam – The Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam is for students who wish to pursue medical sciences at UG or PG capacity in Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh. The exam lasts three hours and contains 180 multiple-choice questions for 200 marks. Candidates are expected to be familiar with Biology, Physics and Chemistry concepts of grades 11 and 12. The eligibility criteria are the same as those of the exams mentioned above.
We hope this comprehensive article on the top medical entrance exams in India has given you clarity on how to prepare for your UG in medical sciences. Please visit our website for more information on various other medical exams and contact us for any further questions.