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3 Medical Entrance Exams You Should Focus on for 2018

3 Medical Entrance Exams You Should Focus on for the year 2018. Hello, welcome to Just Get MBBS! I am glad that you have set your focus on getting MBBS admission in the year 2018. I am going to explain to you 3 medical entrance exams you should focus on for 2018.

3 Medical Entrance Exams You Should Focus on for 2018

Following the Supreme Court direction to implement NEET as the entrance exam for all MBBS/ BDS courses in India, we are now left with only 3 medical entrance exams to focus on for 2018. They are:

1. AIIMS Medical Entrance Exam
2. JIPMER Medical Entrance Exam
3. NEET (UG) Medical Entrance Exam

We will see each of these medical entrance exams in detail below:

1. AlIMS Entrance Exam

1.1 About AIIMS

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was established by an Act of Parliament in 1956 as an autonomous institution of national importance. Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences have been established similar to AIIMS, New Delhi.

The seven medical colleges under the brand name of AIIMS are:
1. AIIMS, New Delhi
2. AIIMS, Bhopal
3. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
4. AIIMS, Jodhpur
5. AIIMS, Patna
6. AIIMS, Raipur
7. AIIMS, Rishikesh

1.2 Number of seats available in AIIMS

There are 700 MBBS seats available in the above 7 medical colleges for Indian citizens, with 100 seats in each college respectively. Additionally, AIIMS New Delhi also offers 7 seats for foreign nationals.

AIIMS Entrance Exam

If you are interested in joining any of the above colleges, then you should appear for the AIIMS Entrance Exam.

1.3 About AIIMS Entrance Exam

The duration of the AIIMS entrance examination is 3½ hours (three hours and thirty minutes).

The Exam will have one paper consisting of 200 Objective Type (Multiple Choice and Reason-Assertion type) questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology), General Knowledge, Aptitude and Logical Thinking.

The subject-wise distribution of questions is as follows:
Physics- 60 questions
Chemistry- 60 questions
Biology (Botany & Zoology)- 60 questions
General Knowledge- 10 questions
Aptitude & Logical Thinking - 10 questions

The subjects will have reason-assertion type questions; the distribution of multiple choice and reason-assertion questions is as follows:
Multiple Choice Questions- 140
Reason-Assertion Questions - 60 (All subjects except General Knowledge/ Aptitude)

The question paper will be provided either in English or in Hindi according to the choice of candidates, as indicated in the application form.

Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark, while each incorrect response will get a score of - ⅓ (minus-one-third). No marks will be given for the questions not answered or marked for review.

1.4 Important dates for AIIMS entrance exam 2018

Online registration- Expected to start from January 2018
AIIMS Entrance exam 2018 - Tentatively on 27 May 2018
Declaration of result- Around 12 Jun 2018
Counseling- Expected to commence in first week of Jul 2018

2. JIPMER Entrance Exam

2.1 About JIPMER

JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research) is an Institution of National Importance (an autonomous body) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

There are two medical colleges under the JIPMER brand name. They are:
1. JIPMER Puducherry (or Pondicherry)
2. JIPMER Karaikal

2.2 Number of seats available in JIPMER

There are 200 MBBS seats available in JIPMER medical colleges (150 seats in JIPMER Puducherry campus and 50 seats in JIPMER Karaikal campus).

JIPMER Entrance Exam

From the above seats, 04 seats from JIPMER Puducherry and 02 seats from JIPMER Karaikal are allotted to eligible OPH candidates on horizontal reservation basis.

2.3 About JIPMER Entrance Exam

JIPMER Entrance Examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of 200 multiple choice questions. All questions will have four alternatives, with only one best response/ correct answer.

The duration of the examination shall be 2½ hours (Two hours and Thirty minutes).

The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium ONLY.

The subject-wise distribution of questions in JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination is as follows:
Physics- 60 questions
Chemistry- 60 questions
Biology- 60 questions
Logical and Quantitative Reasoning- 10 questions
English Language and Comprehension - 10 questions

Each answer with correct response shall be awarded FOUR marks. ZERO mark will be given for the question NOT answered. There is NO NEGATIVE MARKING.

2.4 Important dates for JIPMER entrance exam 2018

Online registration- Expected to start from March 2018
JIPMER Entrance exam 2018- Tentatively on 03 Jun 2018
Declaration of result- Around mid-Jun 2018
Counseling- Expected to commence in last week of Jun 2018

3. NEET (UG) Entrance Exam

NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate) is the most important medical entrance exam you should focus on. NEET-UG is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges 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.

3.1 Number of seats available under NEET Exam

While AIIMS and JIPMER offers only 700 and 200 MBBS seats respectively, about 60,000 MBBS seats come under the scope of NEET. You also can pursue BDS if you do not get an MBBS seat.

The seats are classified into the following categories:
  • 15% All India Quota: All candidates will be eligible to compete for 15% of the seats in government medical colleges across India (approximately around 4000 seats). The candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India Quota seats.
  • 85% State Quota: You will be eligible for 85% of the seats available in your own state government medical colleges. Candidates from other states are not eligible to apply.
  • Merit Quota in Private Colleges: You will also be eligible for about 50% - 65% of the seats in private colleges within your state under merit quota. Candidates from other states are not eligible to apply.
  • Management Quota in Private Colleges: About 35% - 50% of the seats in private colleges will be available under management quota (some states allow other state candidates also to compete under management quota, while some states do not allow other state candidates).
  • Deemed Universities: All candidates will be eligible for seats in deemed universities across India (generally, there is no domicile restriction for entry into deemed universities) and
  • Central Pool Quota: Only candidates from certain states like Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, etc. are eligible to get seats under this quota. Also, wards of certain Government Departments like Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, etc. are eligible to get seats under this quota.

3.3 About NEET (UG) Entrance Exam

NEET (UG) entrance exam is an objective type paper based test.

The duration of test will be 3 hours.

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology).

The subject-wise distribution of questions is as follows:
Physics- 45 questions
Chemistry- 45 questions
Biology (Botany & Zoology) - 90 questions

Biology has more weightage in NEET entrance exam, while AIIMS and JIPMER provides equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. NEET also does not test you on English language or logical reasoning or aptitude.

Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages (status as of 2017):
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Candidates opting for English language would be provided Test Booklet in English language only. Candidates opting for Hindi/ other vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected language and in English.

For each correct response, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. No marks will be allotted for unmarked question.

3.4 Important dates for NEET entrance exam 2018

Online registration– Expected to start from Dec 2017
NEET Entrance Exam 2018– Tentatively on the first Sunday of May 2018
Declaration of result– Around first week of Jun 2018
Counseling– Expected to commence from first week of Jul 2018

3.5 Special Note: Admission to Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

Candidates seeking admission in AFMC will also have to appear for NEET entrance exam and qualify in the exam. AFMC will shortlist from NEET qualified candidates, who also applied to AFMC. The short-listed candidates will be required to appear for a second stage Screening Test conducted by AFMC.


I hope the above information is useful to you. Please note that the information provided above are checked for correctness only at the time of posting this article; and the information are as collected from the respective official web sites/ brochures. While all efforts have been made to ensure that information provided is correct, it is possible that I could have inadvertently made some mistakes. So, I kindly request the candidates to use the above information only for reference purposes.

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