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MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMS

Medical Entrance Exams are the stepping stones to a career which is bright and rewarding for the Students interested in Medical Studies. Serving humanity is the essence of medical practices and many meritorious students want to take up Medical sciences to surge forward in this illustrious career . Now dreaming is one thing and turning dreams into reality is an altogether different proportion. Medical practices demand a lot of calculated studying and strenuous efforts. It can be safely said that without proper guidance for a length of time, cracking Medical entrance exams is next to impossible. So, coaching for Medical Entrance Exams is of paramount importance.

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/ General Aptitude/ General Ability/ 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. Candidates seeking admission in AFMC for MBBS Course shall register online through NEET and in addition to registering with NEET they shall also have to register at www.afmc.nic.in. Candidates seeking admission under State Quota seats, Central Institutions, AFMC and other participating institutions etc. are also advised to be in touch with the concerned authority viz Medical Education Directorate of the State/ UT/ Institutions/ University/ AFMC.

The conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi and participating State Governments/ Universities/ Institutions is the responsibility of the CBSE. The counseling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the DGHS and the counseling for admission in seats under the control of other participating States/ Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted by their respective Authorities.

There are three main examination systems in the country. These are almost similar as for the preparation and syllabus are concerned. NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER. A brief outline and schedules of the each of these is given in the next few pages.

NEET- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
OVERVIEW

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi would be conducting the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), (NEET UG-2018) for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses in the Medical / Dental Colleges in India run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. Applications are invited through Online only.

  • Exam Date : First week of May
  • Declaration of Result : First week of June
Important dates of NEET (UG) - 2018
  • Schedule for on-line submission of application : 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 09.03.2018 (Friday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
  • Schedule for successful payment of online fee: 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 10.03.2018 (Saturday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
  • Correction in Application Form: 12.03.2018 to 16.03.2018
  • Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website: 2nd Week of April, 2018
  • Date of Examination : 06.05.2018 (Sunday)
  • Declaration of Result : 05.06.2018 (Tuesday)
Eligibility Criteria for NEET (UG)
  • 1. The Candidate should be an Indian National
  • 2. The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2018, i.e., the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
  • 3. The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
  • 4. The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) - 2018 is as follows:
  • For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002
  • For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PH Category born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002
  • 5. The Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Bio-technology and English individually.
  • 6. He / She must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks for General category (GC), 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ ST-PH/ OBC-PH category in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examinations.
Exam Structure
Subjects / Types No. of Questions Marking Scheme Negative Marks Duration
Physics 45 4 x 45 = 180 -1 3 hrs. (10am to 01pm)
Chemistry 45 4 x 45 = 180 -1 3 hrs. (10am to 01pm)
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 4 x 90 = 360 -1 3 hrs. (10am to 01pm)
Total - 180 MM - 720

NOTE:
1. Every question has four options with single correct answer.
2. Each question carries 4 marks.
3. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
4. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score.
5. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked
6. In earlier the NEET exam only held in English & Hindi language. But in NEET-2017 onwards, candidates can opt for question paper in either of the following languages: Hindi/ English/ Gujarati/ Marathi/ Oriya/ Bengali/ Assamese/ Telugu/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Urdu. Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected language and in English.


For more Information about NEET, Log on to website : http://cbseneet.nic.in/

AIIMS-ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE ENT. EXAM 2018

OVERVIEW
  • The dreams of Jawaharlal Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with a generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952. The AIIMS was finally created in 1956, as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament. The institute aims at providing high standard of medical education and is an institution of national importance.
  • Exam Date : Last week of May
  • Declaration of Result : Mid June
  • Tentative Dates of AIIMS M.B.B.S. 2018 Entrance Exam
  • Entrance Examination : 27th May, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Result Notification : 12th June, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Proposed Counseling Schedule to be held at AIIMS, New Delhi
  • 1st Counselling : 03rd, 04th, 05th, 06th July, 2018(Tuesday-Friday)
  • 2nd Counselling : 2nd August, 2018 (Thursday)
  • 3rd Counselling : 4th September, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Open Counselling [If required] : 27th September, 2018 (Thursday)
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Nationality: He/ She should be a Citizen of India.
  • Age: The candidate should have attained the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on 31st December of the year of admission and above.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have passed 12th Class examination under 10+2 Scheme/ Senior School Certificate Exam (SSCE) or Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) or an equivalent examination of a recognized University/ Board of any Indian State with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY as subject.
  • Subjects (aggregate): General and OBC candidates who have obtained a minimum of 60% marks and SC/ST/OPH candidates obtained a minimum of 50% marks in ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY are eligible for AIIMS test.
EXAM STRUCTURE
Subjects / Types No. of Questions Marking Scheme Negative Marks Duration
Physics 60 (40+20) 1 x 60 = 60 -1/3 3:30 Hrs.
Chemistry 60 (40+20) 1 x 60 = 60 -1/3 3:30 Hrs.
Biology 60 (40+20) 1 x 60 = 60 -1/3 3:30 Hrs.
General Knowledge, Aptitude & Logical Thinking 20 1 x 20 = 20 -1/3 3:30 Hrs.
Total Qns - 200 MM - 200

Note:

  • The Competitive Entrance Exam for AIIMS-MBBS course will have one paper consisting of 200 Objective Type (Multiple Choice and Reason-Assertion type) questions
  • Total no. of MCQs are 140 and R-A type questions are 60
  • No credit will be given for the questions not answered and More than one response will be treated as wrong answer and negatively marked
  • Question paper will be provided either in English or in Hindi according to the choice of candidates
  • The Online (CBT) Entrance Examination will be conducted in two shifts:
  • Morning Shift / First shift : 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Afternoon Shift / Second shift : 03:00 PM to 06:30 PM

For More Information, Log on to website: http://www.aiimsexams.org/index.html

JIPMER ENTRANCE EXAM
OVERVIEW

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) was started in the year 1956 and it was upgraded in 1964 as a Regional Postgraduate Centre. It was declared as an Institution of National Importance by a Parliamentary Act, i.e. JIPMER, Puducherry, Act, 2008.
It imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super-specialty Medical Training through a working hospital with bed strength of 2559 and a Nursing College. M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S., Degree Courses are offered in 37 various disciplines.

  • Exam Date : First week of June
  • Declaration of Result : Third week of June
  • Important Dates of JIPMER-2018
  • 1. Online Registration - Opening Date: 7th March, 2018
  • 2. Online Registration - Closing Date: 13th April, 2018
  • 3. Date of Online Entrance Exam: 3rd June, 2018 (Sunday)
  • 4. Date of Publication of Result: on or before 27th June, 2018
  • 5. First Counseling: 27th to 29th June, 2018
  • 6. Second Counseling: 25th July, 2018
  • 7. Third Counseling: 20th August, 2018
  • 8. Final Counseling: 28th September, 2018
  • 9. Close of Admission: 30th September, 2018
  • 10. Commencement of Session: 1st July, 2018
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian National.
  • Age: Candidates have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have passed Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination, which is equivalent to (10+2) after a period of 12 years of studies. The last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology.
  • Subjects (Aggregates):The applicant must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually obtaining a minimum of 50% mark.
  • For OPH candidates in general category, the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%.
  • For SC/ ST/ OBC/ OPH candidates, the minimum marks in the qualifying examination will be 40%.
    Exam Structure
    Subjects / Types No. of Questions Marking Scheme Negative Marks Duration
    Physics 60 1 x 60 = 60 No 2 ½ hrs.
    Chemistry 60 1 x 60 = 60 No 2 ½ hrs.
    Biology 60 1 x 60 = 60 No 2 ½ hrs.
    English & Comprehension 10 1 x 10 =10 No 2 ½ hrs.
    Logic & Quantitative Reasoning 10 1 x 10 =10 No 2 ½ hrs.
    MCQs Total -200 MM - 200
  • Note: The candidate will indicate his/her response to the question by darkening the appropriate circle completely with BALL-POINT PEN will be provided in the hall by the Invigilator. The questions for JIPMER Entrance Examination will be based on the syllabus for XI & XII Standard as prescribed by the State Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE.
  • For More Information - Log on to website: http://jipmer.edu.in/

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