Several students aspire to get admission in top medical colleges of the country each year however they require undergoing a tough entrance exam in order to attain a seat in these prestigious educational institutes. Here are the main medical entrance examinations held in India presently. Students across the country get admission in medical colleges based on their performance in these exams.
All India Pre-Medical Test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education is held to give admission in MBBS and BDS courses in different colleges of the country. It comprises of two exams. The preliminary exam is held in early April and the final exam is conducted in the mid of May. Each of these exams is held for duration of 3 hours. It is essential to score at least 50% in 12th standard to be eligible to give this exam.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts an independent medical entrance examination for Bachelor of Medicine and MBBS. It is conducted in June every year.
General candidates having Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects need to secure an aggregate of 60% or above in class 12th or under 10+2 education scheme in order to appear for this exam. SC, ST and OBS students are required to have an aggregate of at least 50% in class 12th or under 10+2 education scheme.
Dr. D.Y. Patil University also offers BDS and MBBS courses. All India Entrance Test (AIET) is conducted in order to select efficient students for the seats available in the university. The exam is conducted for duration of 3 hours and is mostly held in May.
General and OBC candidates must score a minimum of 50% in 12th standard and SC/ST candidates should have an aggregate of 40% in order to sit for this test.
BHU-PMT, the short for Banarad Hindu University All India Pre-Medical Test, is held to give admission in MBBS, BDS and BAMS courses in the prestigious Banaras Hindu University. The candidates are tested at two levels. An objective type exam is held in May and a subjective type is conducted in June each year.
Candidates having an aggregate of 50% or above in 12th standard can sit for this exam.
Apart from this, KAIET conducted by Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, NEET conducted by CBSE, CMS Vellore Common Entrance Test conducted by Christian Medical College, Vellore and DPMT conducted by Delhi University are among the other prime medical entrance tests conducted in India.