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Cut-off Ranks, AIIMS 2016 vs AIIMS 2015

AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) is among the most prestigious medical institutions in India. It is the dream of every medical aspirant to set their foot into AIIMS New Delhi to pursue MBBS. However, there are only limited seats available. AIIMS New Delhi provides about 72 seats and the remaining six AIIMS Institutes provide 100 seats each.

So, it is always a huge competition to get into these institutes. This article is written to give you an idea of the ranks required to obtain a seat in AIIMS institutes. The opening and closing ranks for each of the seven AIIMS Institutes are given below for the year 2016. It will give you an idea about the pattern in which the MBBS seats were taken up at AIIMS in 2016.

Let me caution you though, the scenario for each year might be different. For example, the delay in the NEET 2016 exam and the confusions prevailed following the results had a huge impact on how the AIIMS seats were taken up. Several candidates felt safe to stick to …

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - Analysis

Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) released the vacancies for All India Quota (AIQ) seats in Round 2 counseling for the year 2016. We took some time to analyze the data and present you with some interesting findings.

Number of vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 20161886 seats are vacant as of 08 Sep 2016 following the completion of round 1 counseling. It is noted that 1382 candidates did not report to the allotted college from their list of choices; 502 candidates resigned and 2 seats were vacant due to cancellation of the allotment.

It is very disappointing and frustrating to note that 1382 candidates did not even join the college allotted to them. How mindless these candidates are? If they are so sure that they are not even going to report to the college, why do they provide such a college in their choice? Are these students arrogant and exhibiting their power to the world? Is it merely for the pleasure to see their name in an useless list? I do not know.

I could accept a few candidates not …

NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1 Results Analysis 2016

Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) released NEET All India Quota (AIQ) counseling round 1 results today. Two rounds of online counseling are planned for allocation of MBBS/ BDS seats under 15% AIQ. Shortlisted candidates filled their preferred choices for first round of counseling from 22 Aug to 26 Aug 2016. Following this, MCC announced the results of round 1 today.

Cutoff ranks in NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1The following is the cutoff ranks for MBBS seats in NEET AIQ counseling round 1:
CategoryCut-off RankUR4733OBC4781SC30020ST53031
The following is the cutoff ranks for BDS seats in NEET AIQ counseling round 1:
CategoryCut-off RankUR7579OBC7589SC38204ST67190
Highlights of NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1 ResultsThe cut-off rank for MBBS seats in UR category fell by 459 places compared to AIQ Round 1 counseling last year. In 2015, MBBS seats in UR category closed at AIR 4274.The top nine rank holders in NEET did not participate in AIQ counseling.Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi con…

Private Medical Colleges Inviting MBBS Applications

With the introduction of NEET this year, there was huge confusion over admission to private medical colleges and deemed universities. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India suggested the states to go in for a centralized counselling for all seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. Some states agreed to the suggestion, while some did not.

So, the students were in a difficult situation to monitor the huge inflow of applications from various medical colleges and keep track of them. This article is an attempt to list private medical colleges inviting MBBS/ BDS applications for 2016-17 and provide some relevant information. Please bookmark this page and visit regularly as it gets updated.

Private Medical Colleges Inviting MBBS Applications
Medical Colleges in Andhra PradeshGITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchLocation: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 17.16 lacs
Application link:…

SRM University MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2016

SRM University invites applications for MBBS/ BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17. In this article, you will find important information that will help you in applying to MBBS/ BDS courses at SRM University.

SRM University MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2016
MBBS is available at SRM University, Kattankulathur campus, Chennai
BDS is available at SRM University, Kattankulathur campus, Chennai and also at Ramapuram campus, Chennai.

Application available at:

Last date for applying: 29 Aug 2016

Sanctioned intake for MBBSMBBS, Kattankulathur campus: 150 seatsBDS, Kattankulathur campus: 100 seatsBDS, Ramapuram campus: 100 seatsEligibilityThe applicant shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course;Higher Secondary / +2 or equivalent qualification with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany & Zoology with minimum marks as per Medical Council of India (MCI) norms.Eligible NEET (UG)…

Revised Counselling Procedure for NEET All India Quota

We wrote about the online medical counselling procedure for successful NEET candidates in July 2016. That article was written based on the online counselling procedure followed in the years 2014 & 2015. Subsequent to this, Medical Counseling committee (MCC) has revised the online counselling procedure for 2016. In this article, we are covering the revised procedure for your information and understanding.

Schedule for online counselling for NEET (All India Quota) MBBS/BDS seats – 2016Medical Counselling Committee has released the counselling scheme and counselling schedule for admission to NEET (All India Quota) seats. You will find the same in the table below:

Main counseling registration, choice filling & indicative seat22nd Aug to 25th Aug 2016
Registration will be open up to 05:00 PM on 25th Aug 2016.Facility for registration will be available before Round-1 onlyExercising of choices and locking (Round 1)26th Aug 2016Open up to 05:00 PMAnnouncement of Round 1 result28th Aug 2…

Number of Medical Seats in Tamil Nadu

We noted in our previous article, Total number of medical seats in India, that Tamil Nadu has the third highest number of medical seats in India.

Number of Government Medical Colleges in Tamil NaduWe also noted that Tamil Nadu has 23 government medical colleges, the most in India. Though Medical Council of India (MCI) shows 23 government medical colleges in its list, Tamil Nadu shows only 21 government medical colleges. Why is there a discrepancy between MCI and Tamil Nadu state records?

Two medical colleges, IRT Perundurai Medical College and ESIC Medical College, Chennai are considered as government medical colleges by MCI. However, Tamil Nadu state government does not treat them as government medical colleges. So, these two colleges do not contribute to the 15% All India Quota.

Number of Medical Seats in Tamil Nadu
The following is the list of 21 government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Overall, they have 2750 MBBS seats. Out of these, 2318 seats come under the 85% state quota. Admi…

Total number of medical seats in India

Do you know the total number of medical seats in India? This article gives an update on the total number of MBBS seats available in India. The information is collected from the web site of Medical Council of India.

Total number of medical seats in India We have summarized the information from the web site and presented in a format that is easy to understand. There are about 425 medical colleges all over India, almost a 50:50 distribution of government and private medical colleges. These 425 medical colleges provide about 53,000 medical seats a year, 28790 seats under government medical colleges and 24440 seats under private medical colleges.

The total number of MBBS seats available in India is given state-wise in the table below, and further broken down into government medical colleges and private medical colleges.

Further insight into number of medical seats in India Three states have more than 5000 MBBS seats each. Karnataka leads the list with 7245 seats, Maharashtra has 6520 seat…

Private medical colleges are affordable?

Private medical colleges are affordable? Are they within the reach of common man? Can a student from poor/ middle income family achieve his dream of pursuing medical education through a private medical college? Or, is it still in the hands of only the super rich people? Has the introduction of NEET this year changed the playing field?

The current topic of discussion in the country is "One Nation, One Tax"; the GST. Last month, it was "One Nation, One Exam". Yes, I am referring to the recent Supreme Court verdict on NEET examination and the NEET Ordinance by the Central Government. This has turned the attention of many students towards private medical colleges.

Private medical colleges are within the reach of common man?The most expensive private medical colleges may now be within the reach of common man, or at least qualified candidates who could afford the high fee structure of the private colleges. While many of us are assuming that NEET ranks will be used by priv…

Online Medical Counselling Procedure for Successful NEET Candidates

Update on 10 Aug 2016: This article covers the online medical counselling procedure used in the years 2014 & 2015. MCC has a revised online counselling procedure for NEET All India Quota seats in 2016.

CBSE conducts the NEET entrance test, declares the result and provides All India Rank to the Counselling Authorities/Admitting Institutes. The online medical counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the Medical Counseling committee (MCC) / Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

Official Websites for Medical UG CounsellingThe official websites for counselling related information under 15% All India seats are:
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - andMedial Counselling Committee - List for Counselling under 15% All India QuotaThe merit list of the eligible Candidates will be prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the…

NEET II 2016: Answer Key, Solutions and Detailed Analysis

NEET-II exam was conducted across India on 24 Jul 2016 as scheduled. There were mixed reactions on the examination. Some felt it is easier, while some felt there were questions which were completely unknown to them.

Detailed analysis of NEET II question paperDetailed analysis, reviews and student reactions started pouring online about the examination. We are providing you some of those links to gauge the difficulty level of the NEET II question paper.
Allen: NEET II 2016 Paper AnalysisResonance: NEET II 2016 - Detailed AnalysisIndian Express: NEET 2: Check paper analysis, students find paper toughCareers360: NEET 2016 Phase 2 exam analysis- Majority questions from NCERTEntranceCorner: NEET Phase 2 Exam Analysis 2016, Student Reactions
NEET II 2016 Answer KeySimilarly, several institutes have uploaded their answer keys for NEET II 2016 question paper. If you have marked your answers in the question paper, you can quickly find out the marks you would get in the exam. Below are some of the …

Are you ready for NEET? Checks before leaving for NEET Exam

Its finally here, NEET-II exam is going to be held on 24 July 2016. Its almost 3-4 months since the board exams are over. Its really a long wait.

Now, are you ready for NEET? Let us do a final check ...

Checks before leaving for NEET ExamYou should carry the following items to the examValid Admit CardTwo passport size photographs, one to be affixed on the admit card and the other to be carried in handPost card size photo affixed on proformaCheck NEET centre location today and ensure to reach your centre on time for the examination. Late entries are not allowed. So, allow for any unforeseen circumstances, like traffic jam or low frequency of buses on Sunday, etc.Strictly follow dress codeWear light clothes whch cannot be used for hiding any instruments or communication devicesWear half sleevesDo not have big buttons in your dress, or any badge, brooches etc.Avoid shoes; wear slippers or sandalsIf you are wearing any customary/ religious dresses, reach the centre early for friskingDo no…

Fake SMS requesting to verify NEET-II Test Center

A fake SMS is being sent to NEET-II candidates. The fake SMS requests you to verify your NEET-II Test center. You can see a snapshot of the SMS below:

It is confirmed as a fake SMS by CBSE. So, we kindly request all the candidates to ignore the SMS. You can see the clarification from CBSE at "Public notice on fake e-mail and SMS". The main content of the public notice is re-posted here for easy reference.

Public notice on fake SMS by CBSEIt is brought to the notice of the candidates of NEET-II that a fake communication in the form of SMS that “Dear Candidate, in order to verify your test centre, please SMS STUDY your NEET-II test centres name and city to 54242” is being sent on the mobile. This SMS has not been sent by the CBSE and the same is mischievous handiwork of unscrupulous elements.
You are informed to be careful for any such fake messages or rumors regarding NEET. CBSE hosts all its communication at the AIPMT/ NEET website. So, if you receive any communication regar…

Second Counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS, 2016

Update on 17 Sep 2016: Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu has notified that MBBS/BDS Admission 2016-17 session second phase counselling has been tentatively scheduled from 21.09.2016 to 24.09.2016. Detailed schedule is expected shortly.

First phase of counselling for MBBS/ BDS 2016-2017 session for Tamil Nadu state quota seats has been successfully completed on 25 Jun 2016.

Seats allotted in First Counselling of Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Admission, 2016 The following seats have been allotted in the first round of counselling:
MBBS seats in government medical colleges - 2318MBBS seats in ESIC medical college - 65Government quota MBBS seats in self-financing medical colleges - 402 andBDS seats in government dental colleges - 78
Seats Vacant at the end of First Counselling of Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Admission, 2016 The following seats are vacant at the end of first round of counselling:
MBBS seats in government medical colleges - 0MBBS seats in ESIC medical college - …

NEET-II 2016: Notifications from CBSE

With NEET-II 2016 examination just few days away, CBSE has issued two notifications. The first notification, dated 16 July 2016, warns the candidates of the rainy season in the country and advises them to take adequate precautions to ensure timely arrival at the examination hall. The second notification is an initiative taken by CBSE, bell ringing, to help the candidates keep track of the time.

CBSE Notification on Rainy SeasonIt is hereby informed to the candidates appearing in NEET-II, 2016 that this is the rainy season in the country and it is expected that during the examination country may witness heavy rain. Under such circumstances, kindly ensure that:
Confirm the location of centre well before the examination.Leave your residence well in advance, considering traffic, location of the centre and weather condition etc.Outstation candidates must ensure that they are reaching the centre city well in advance and confirm the location of the centre so that they can report on time at cen…

How to update NEET-II Roll Number in AFMC UG Application?

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune is reopening its applications for MBBS, 2016 to give another chance to NEET-II candidates. We have reported this in our earlier article: Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application.

If you are yet to apply to AFMC, please visit the AFMC web site: UG Registration Form - Part I and follow the instructions. The information given below is for candidates who have already applied and registered with AFMC.

How to update NEET-II roll number in AFMC UG Application?AFMC has clarified the procedure to update the NEET-II roll number for candidates who have applied earlier during the month of April-May 2016, with NEET-I roll number. The facility for updating the NEET-II Roll No. will be available from 03 Aug 2016 to 06 Aug 2016 (2359h).

The step-by-step procedure to update the NEET-II roll number in AFMC UG Application is given below:
Candidates should login to their account with user name (e-mail id) and password at AFMC, Pune Web site.Click on the link …

CBSE students incompetent to join Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges?

Do you know?
From 2013-2015, NO CBSE candidate was given MBBS admission in any government medical college in Tamil Nadu under the 85% state quota.
Do you think CBSE students are incompetent compared to Tamil Nadu State Board students? Are they not competent enough to join Tamil Nadu government medical colleges? Can they not match the Tamil Nadu state board students in studying MBBS? I do not know. But, that’s what the Tamil Nadu State MBBS admission statistics from the past three years (2013-2015) reveals. Please read through as I explain the difficulties faced by CBSE students in Tamil Nadu Professional Courses admission.

CBSE Students at a disadvantage? Times of India reported in May 2013 that CBSE students are on back foot. The report highlighted that even with very high scores, a CBSE student has little chance of getting a seat for a professional course in a good college in Tamil Nadu.

It is no secret that State boards are lavish in providing marks to their students. Times of Indi…

Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application

Applications for MBBS seats in the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune opened on 26 April 2016 and closed by end of May 2016. However, in view of the directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, CBSE proposed to conduct the second phase of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 24 July 2016.

Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application FacilityKeeping the fresh candidates appearing for NEET-II, AFMC Pune is reopening its applications again as per the time line indicated below:

Start of Registration and application process: 18 July 2016Last date of Registration: 29 July 2016 (2359h)Last date for submission of online application: 01 Aug 2016 (2359h)Last date for online generation & print of fee challan: 02 Aug 2016 (2359h)Last date of acceptance of challan forms in SBI bank: 05 Aug 2016 (till working hours of SBI bank)
If you are interested in joining AFMC Pune, please ensure that you have appeared for either NEET-I or appear for the upcoming NEET-II. You shou…

Will NEET-II be tougher than NEET-I?

The All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT) was conducted on 1st May, 2016 and it is considered as Phase-I of NEET 2016. We will call it NEET-I (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Phase I). Several candidates did not appear for the NEET-I and were only preparing for their state level entrance examinations and entrance examinations conducted by private medical colleges.

Subsequently Hon'ble Supremen Court of India directed that NEET should be the only entrance examination to be used for admission to MBBS/ BDS courses in all government and private medical colleges. As this was a sudden development, CBSE proposed a second phase of the NEET exam for the current year (2016) to give an opportunity to all the candidates to appear in NEET. This exam is proposed to be conducted on July 24, 2016. We will call this as NEET-II (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Phase II).

However, an Ordinance by the Central Government overruled the Supreme Court Judgment parti…

JIPMER MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

A common entrance examination was conducted on 5 Jun 2016 for admission to the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). JIPMER is recognized as an Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

Commencing this year, JIPMER has a new campus at Karaikal. So, the admission for 2016-2017 is being carried out for its two locations:
JIPMER Puducherry andJIPMER Karaikal
Subsequent to the entrance exam on 5th June 2016, the results of the JIPMER entrance examination was scheduled to be released on 13 June 2016. But, the web site crashed on 13 June 2016 and the results were delayed until late night on 14 June 2016. The candidates eligible for the first round of counselling were also identified (equal to two times the number of seats available under each category).

JIPMER MBBS Counselling Schedule, 2016 The following is the tentative counselling schedule for JIMPER MBBS admission 2016:

AIIMS MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

A common entrance examination was conducted on 29 May 2016 for admission to the seven institutes coming under the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) tag.

The seven AIIMS institutes are:
AIIMS New DelhiAIIMS BhopalAIIMS BhubaneswarAIIMS JodhpurAIIMS PatnaAIIMS Raipur andAIIMS Rishikesh
Subsequently, the results of the AIIMS entrance examination was released on 14 June 2016. The candidates eligible for the first round of counselling were also identified on the same day.

AIIMS MBBS Counselling Schedule, 2016 The following is the tentative counselling schedule for AIIMS MBBS admission:
First Counselling - 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th July 2016 Second Counselling - 4th August 2016 Third Counselling - 6th September 2016 Open Counselling - 27th September 2016
If you are qualified to attend the first counselling, please remember to bring the documents required for AIIMS Counselling.

If you have qualified in the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination, but are not eligible for the…

Annamalai University MBBS/BDS Counselling Schedule, 2016

Annamalai University is one of the largest public residential Universities in India. It comprises 10 faculties and 49 departments of study. It was accredited with "A" grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2014.

The Faculty of Medicine in Annamalai University consists of two colleges, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and the Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing. It has an annual intake of 150 students for the MBBS programme.

The tuition fee to be paid by the candidate for the MBBS programme, 2016-17, is Rs. 5,54,370 per annum.

Provisional Merit List Annamalai University has recently released the Merit List for admission to MBBS/ BDS degree programme. The merit list is available on their web site and can be downloaded at: Annamalai University MBBS Merit List 2016-2017. As many as 4626 candidates have been ranked in the Provisional Merit List.

Counselling Schedule Further to the Provisional Merit List, the University has also released the Counselling sched…

National Doctors Day

July 1 is a significant Day for Doctors in India.

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

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.

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New DelhiVMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New DelhiUniversity College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New DelhiLady Hardinge Medical College, New DelhiSeth G.S. Medical College, MumbaiGovernment Medical College, ChandigarhGovernment Medical College, KozhikodeS.M.S. Medical College, JaipurGovernment Medical College, ThiruvananthapuramIMS 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, n…