After issuing the notification of AIPMT 2014 test, Medical aspiring students are now in confusion about the test pattern.
Students should not confuse AIPMT with its previous version, say experts.
The NEET paper was more challenging than the older versions of AIPMT, say test-takers.
After quashing NEET exam, CBSE has decided to conduct AIPMT 2014 test on 4th May 2014 for admission to Medical courses across the country.
AIPMT 2014 pattern:
According to Joseph Emmanuel, joint secretary (OSD) NEET, CBSE, "The syllabus for AIPMT 2014 will be the same as NEET (UG) 2013. The format will also be the same. This will be a pen and paper test comprising objective-type multiple-choice questions. There will be 180 objective type questions from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology (45 questions from each subject) to be attempted in three hours, in one, single exam."
NEET Exam Pattern:
Total Number of Questions: 180 Qs, Physics: 45 Qs, Chemistry:45 Qs, Botany:45 Qs, Zoology:45 Qs, Total Time: 3 hours (180 Minutes). 1/4th negative marking. Exam Language/Medium: English and Hindi.
NEET 2013 versus AIPMT 2014:
- Both the entrance exams had been conducted for 15% national quota in government Medical / Dental colleges all over India.
- In every state in government medical colleges, 15% seats are surrendered to the union government.
- The union government is filling up seats through AIPMT, but this is only in government medical colleges. Two states, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, are, however, not joined in the 15% all-India quota. This is not applicable in the medical colleges of these states and their students are also not eligible to participate.
- AIPMT will not replace state-level entrance tests.
"AIPMT 2012 was a two-tier test, preliminary and final. But in 2014, we are proposing only a single exam like NEET to avoid any confusion. NEET was a big success and taking that into account, we are proposing a single stage exam in 2014. A majority of 22 states and union territories followed NEET," says Emmanuel.
Emmanuel said, "The state governments and private institutions can implement their own examination systems. For instance, private medical colleges such as the Christian Medical College, Vellore; CMC, Ludhiana; and Manipal University are conducting their own tests. Some private colleges have formed their associations such as the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges, Karnataka (COMEDK) and will be conducting their own tests."