The medical field is not only rewarding, but also adds a service tag. For this reason, every year, lakhs of students across the country put their best efforts for the medical entrance examinations after their 10+2. A lot of changes have occurred in the medical entrance examinations in the recent past. One of the major decisions is merging the state-level medical entrance examinations with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). As the exam bells are about to ring, explore the top medical entrance examinations in the country.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
The NEET-UG (Undergraduate) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical colleges and/or institutes spread across the country. The syllabus for the NEET-UG will be based on the CBSE class 11 and 12 subjects.
All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
AIIMS is a group of autonomous public medical colleges offering higher education. With this entrance examination, a student can get admission to the MBBS course at the AIIMS colleges spread across the country. The minimum qualification for AIIMS is at least a 60 percent aggregate in the subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry at 10+2 level.
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
The JIPMER is one of the leading medical institutes in the country recognised by the government. The institute located at Puducherry carries its own entrance test for admission to the courses in European medicine. The JIPMER offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The NEET-PG (Postgraduate) is a mandatory test conducted for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) will be conducting NEET-PG. Only candidates who has MBBS degree/provisional MBBS pass certificate from a recognised medical college are eligible to take the NEET-PG. However, quota is there for this entrance exam.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences-PG (Postgraduate) is conducted for admission to various PG medical courses such as MD, MS and MDS. Only candidates who have an MBBS degree/provisional MBBS pass certificate from a recognised medical institution can apply for AIIMS-PG.
Armed Forces of Medical College in Pune is one of the prestigious medical institutes in India. Till the merge of NEET, AFMC carried its own entrance examination. The AFMC provides training to students in medicine with the aim of serving in the defense. Candidates who are aiming to get admission in AFMC have to clear NEET. After successfully clearing NEET, they have to register themselves for the counselling session. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.