Thursday, June 30, 2016

National Doctors Day

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July 1 is a significant Day for Doctors in India.

National Doctors Day

Doctor's Day is observed on July 1 every year in India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on 1 July, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962.

On this Day, let us salute all the Doctors for their selfless service to the society. Medical profession is a noble profession and will always remain so.

Thank you Doctors for your dedication to excellence. You are important in our life! You are doing the best job in this world, curing illness and bringing back happiness in people's life. Happy Doctors' Day 2016.

Top 10 medical Colleges through NEET/ AIPMT

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Top 10 medical Colleges through NEET/ AIPMT

What are the top 10 medical colleges through NEET/ AIPMT?

The Top 10 medical colleges through NEET/ AIPMT, as per the ranking system used by us, is listed below. The concept behind the ranking system is explained in detail for your reference.

  1. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi
  2. VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  3. University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New Delhi
  4. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  5. Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai
  6. Government Medical College, Chandigarh
  7. Government Medical College, Kozhikode
  8. S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur
  9. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  10. IMS BHU, Varanasi

How did we rank the medical colleges?

We collected the data of admission to medical colleges through NEET/ AIPMT (All India Quota only) for the past three years, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

We used a simple concept to rank the colleges. If a top ranked candidate prefers a college, it should be a good college. We did not review the infrastructure, faculty, student:faculty ratio, number of students, availability of PG, etc. So, this ranking is more focused on the popularity of the colleges among the candidates in that particular year. This could change every year.

We used the choices of the TOP 100 rankers in NEET/ AIPMT exam over three years. A college gets certain marks based on the number of candidates in the Top 100 ranks opting for it. The marks awarded again varies based on the rank of the candidate opting for it. For example, if a candidate with rank 10 opts for a college, then that college gets more score than a college opted by a candidate with rank 15.

This yearwise score is again added together with the recent year getting more weightage. That is, 2015 is given slightly more weightage than the score for 2013.

Medical Colleges Opted by Top 100 Rankers in NEET/ AIPMT

The table below shows all the medical colleges opted by the Top 100 rankers in NEET/ AIPMT over the last three years. There were totally 21 medical colleges opted by candidates in the TOP 100 ranks across the past three years. This table is the basis for the ranking system adopted by us to rank the colleges.

Medical Colleges Opted by Top 100 Rankers in NEET/ AIPMT

Note: This is neither a comprehensive nor a scientific ranking system. This is a simple, quick to use ranking system adopted by us for reference. You can use this as a reference guide and do more research on the colleges to finalize your choice.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Documents required for AIIMS Counselling

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Documents required for AIIMS Counselling

The prospectus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) states that those called for counseling have to report with the following documents/ certificates in original:
  1. Admit Card
  2. Call Letter issued by AIIMS, New Delhi
  3. Proof of Date of Birth
  4. Certificate/ Mark sheet from the Board from which the candidate passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination
  5. Migration certificate from the University/Board last attended
  6. Community/ Category certificate (if applicable): Certificate from the prescribed authority on the prescribed form as appended in the Prospectus showing that candidates belong to SC/ ST/ OBC/ OPH category.
    • SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority (in the format as specified in the prospectus) in English or Hindi language. Sub caste should be clearly mentioned in the certificate.
    • OBC certificate issued by the competent authority. The OBC Certificate should be valid for Central Government Institutions/ Jobs. (OBC candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer shall not be eligible for reserved seats). The OBC certificate must be in the format as mentioned in the Prospectus.
    • Orthopedic Physical Disability Certificate issued by a duly constituted and authorized Medical Boards. PH certificate issued by any other Authority/ Hospital will NOT be entertained.
  7. Current passport size photograph (front pose) 6 copies
  8. One set of self attested copies of all the certificates.

Is it necessary to produce ORIGINAL documents at the time of counselling?

It is important to take note that you will require original certificates/ documents to get admission at the allotted college. No candidate will be allowed to participate in the counselling and admission processes without their original certificates/ documents.

If you fail to produce original documents, you will not be allotted a seat and the seat will automatically be allotted to next candidate in order of merit. You will, however, be marked present and will be eligible for the next round of counselling if applicable.

What should I do if have secured admission with another college?

Under no circumstances will you be eligible for admission on the basis of production of a receipt stating that your original documents/ certificates are deposited with another College/ University.

If you have got admission in any other medical college, you are required to surrender that seat and produce a letter to this effect from the concerned institution. In case you fail to produce this certificate, you will not be eligible for allotment of seat at the AIIMS counselling.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Minimum Cut-off Scores for AIIMS, 2016

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You should score the following minimum marks to qualify the entrance examination conducted for MBBS admission into the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). In other words, the minimum cut-off scores for AIIMS qualification is as follows:

General Category:50%(100 marks out of 200 marks)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Category:45%(90 marks out of 200 marks)
SC/ ST Category:40%(80 marks out of 200 marks)
OPH Category:The cut-off scores for the respective category he/ she belongs to.

Minimum Cut-off Scores for AIIMS

Only those who score the above minimum cut-off in the Entrance Examination becomes eligible for admission. Please note that they only become eligible or qualified for admission. But, admission is given according to the ranks secured by the qualified candidates. The 672 seats available in the seven AIIMS are filled in the order of the ranks obtained in the Entrance Examination. So, qualifying in the Entrance Examination does not guarantee a seat.

Minimum Cut-off Scores for AIIMS, 2016

The Percentile Cut-off of qualified candidates in 2016 as per the marks mentioned above is:

Percentile cut-off for UR:96.3166305
Percentile cut-off for OBC:92.6484818
Percentile cut-off for SC/ST:87.0342788

Percentile Score of Candidates Called for 1st Counselling, 2016

Number of candidates called for first round of counselling is four times the number of seats available in each category. The following qualified candidates are called for the first counselling:

CategoryCut-off RankEquivalent Percentile
URAll India Rank 134899.2955143
OBC (NCL)Category Rank 72498.5992442
SCCategory Rank 40489.8547897
STCategory Rank 21287.2723715
OPHAll qualified candidates in the Category97.7242852

Other qualified candidates may be called for subsequent rounds of counselling (Second, Third or Open Counselling) depending on the status of vacancies available.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Maulana Azad Medical College: Cut-off Ranks

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The Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is a government medical college affiliated to University of Delhi. The college is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi. Four other institutes are attached to the college – Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Center.

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC): Cut-off Ranks

MAMC was one of the popular choices among the AIPMT/ NEET (UG) candidates in the last three years, 2013, 2014 and 2015. It has gained popularity over the years.

In the year 2015, students ranked from 1-17 all opted for MAMC in the first round of counselling under the All India Quota medical seats.

In this article, we have collected and presented the cut-off ranks for Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) for the past 3 years. We are sure this will be useful in your decision of medical colleges during counselling.

Cut-off Rank Information: Opening and Closing Ranks, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, 2013-2015

Sl. No.YearOpening RankClosing Rank

Note: The above information can be used only as a guideline. Though we have taken all care to ensure the correctness of the information, please carry out your own due verification.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Opening and Closing Ranks, AIIMS 2015

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The opening and closing ranks for each of the seven AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) is given below for the year 2015. It will give you an idea of how the MBBS seats were taken up at AIIMS in 2015.

Opening and Closing Ranks, AIIMS 2015

The scenario for each year might be different. For example, the delay in the NEET 2016 exam might have an impact on how the AIIMS seats will be taken up. The first counselling for AIIMS is scheduled in the first week of July 2016, whereas the NEET results will not be known until mid-August 2016. This is very similar to 2015 where the original AIPMT exam was cancelled and a re-examination was conducted in July 2015.

Opening and Closing Ranks, AIIMS 2015

Sl. No.InstituteOpening RankClosing Rank
1AIIMS, New Delhi14018710292462
2AIIMS, Bhopal4114332502121634870
3AIIMS, Bhubaneswar198208422461212112106
4AIIMS, Jodhpur6713322560896811167
5AIIMS, Patna4172808534413818NA
6AIIMS, Raipur333274827811431612393
7AIIMS, Rishikesh4319302511963014070

Note: No seat was taken up under ST category in AIIMS, Patna.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Marks vs Rank, Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2016

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Tamil Nadu does not have an entrance exam for admitting students into MBBS stream. They use only the board marks scored by the students to generate the merit list. The marks scored by the students in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are used in the calculation.

The following formula is used to calculate the total marks for MBBS admissions:

% in Biology + Average of % in Physics and Chemistry

For example, let us assume that a student has scored 198 in Biology (99&), 196 in Physics (98%) and 194 in Chemistry (97%). His total marks for MBBS admission will be 99 + (98+97)/2 = 196.50. This mark is then used to rank the students.

Below is the marks scored by the candidates and their respective ranks as per the Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2016 published by Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Marks vs Rank, Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2016

Ranks 1-3       : 200.00 marks
Ranks 4-23      : 199.75 marks
Ranks 24-26     : 199.67 marks
Ranks 27-49     : 199.50 marks
Ranks 50-51     : 199.33 marks
Ranks 52-101    : 199.25 marks

Ranks 102-190   : 199.00 marks
Ranks 191-298   : 198.75 marks
Ranks 299       : 198.67 marks
Ranks 300-434   : 198.50 marks
Ranks 435       : 198.33 marks
Ranks 436-577   : 198.25 marks

Ranks 578-735   : 198.00 marks
Ranks 736-901   : 197.75 marks
Ranks 902       : 197.67 marks
Ranks 903-1112  : 197.50 marks
Ranks 1113      : 197.33 marks
Ranks 1114-1321 : 197.25 marks

Ranks 1322-1586 : 197.00 marks
Ranks 1587-1813 : 196.75 marks
Ranks 1814      : 196.67 marks
Ranks 1815-2074 : 196.50 marks
Ranks 2075-2345 : 196.25 marks

Ranks 2346-2704 : 196.00 marks
Ranks 2705-3026 : 195.75 marks
Ranks 3027      : 195.67 marks
Ranks 3028-3333 : 195.50 marks

Marks vs Rank, AIIMS MBBS 2016

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AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in India. AIIMS MBBS entrance examination is also one of the toughest exam to qualify. The competition is so high that only the top one percentile are generally guaranteed a seat in AIIMS.

I have seen many MBBS aspirants look for guidance for their entrance examination preparation. One question that generally comes up is the minimum marks required to get an MBBS seat. I am giving here the marks vs rank, AIIMS MBBS 2016 as collected from various sources.

Marks vs Rank, AIIMS MBBS 2016

AIR 1 – 157.66 marks
AIR 1645 - 109 marks
AIR 1800 - 108 marks
AIR 5031 - 104 marks
AIR 5958 - 102 marks

  1. The above is as collected from various sources, so I cannot guarantee the authenticity of the information. Please use this as a guideline and nothing more.
  2. The marks vs rank varies from morning shift to afternoon shift. I am not sure whether the ranks mentioned above belong to the same shift. It is also possible a candidate may have a different rank for the same marks if he/ she is from a different batch.
  3. Please note that it is possible to have a lower rank with higher marks. For example, a person with 110 marks may have a rank of 1500 while a person with 108 marks may have a rank of 1200. This is possible due to the normalization procedure adopted for the two shifts.