Medical Entrance Exams

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Medical Entrance Exams

Are you intrigued by how the human body works? Planning to study a medical degree? Well, apart from their rigorous curriculum and training, getting admission into a medical course is quite an arduous journey in itself. Be it MBBS, BDS, BHMS or BAMS, in order to be deemed qualified for pursuing a degree in medical science, the most important eligibility prerequisite is that of an entrance exam. While many institutions have their own exam to screen candidates, there a few ones which are accepted across the country. Through this blog, we are bringing you some of the prominent medical entrance exams conducted in India and abroad. 

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Medical Entrance Exams Across the World

International Exams

Exam NameConducting Body
IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test)Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) 
MCAT(Medical Colleges Admission Test)the Association of American Medical Colleges
OMET(Overseas Medical Entrance Test)Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA)
USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States 

National Level Exams

Exam NameConducting Body
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)National Testing Agency (NTA)
AIIMS-MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Science)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
FMGE(Foreign Medical Graduate Examination)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
NEET PG(National Eligibility cum Entrance PG Test)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
NEET SS(National Eligibility cum Entrance Super Speciality Test)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
NEET MDS(National Eligibility cum Entrance MDS Test)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
FET (Fellowship Entrance Test)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
AIAPGET (All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test)National Testing Agency (NTA)
DNB PDCET(Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
CMSE(Combined Medical Services Examination)UPSC

Institute Level Exam

Exam NameConducting Body
AIIMS PG (All India Institute for Medical Sciences PG Exam)All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
INICET(Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test)All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
JIPMET PG(Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
AIIMS SSAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
AIIMS Nursing Entrance ExamAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

Important Medical Exams

Here are some of the important entrance exams and their details:

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

Annually the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts a national-level medical entrance exam referred to as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is amongst the widely accepted entrance exams in India and through NEET scores, one can apply for a varied number of programs such as MBBS, BDS, Siddha Unani, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, amongst others. Generally, the NEET entrance exam consists of 180 multiple type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology with a maximum duration of 3 hours. It is also conducted in multiple languages of instruction including, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, etc. to cater to students from all across India. It is organised in two categories, i.e. UG corresponding to those who have completed their higher secondary education and PG for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree or have concluded their graduation.

Important EventsDates
Application Form AvailableDecember 2020
Closing of RegistrationSecond Week of March 2021
Announcement of DateSecond Week of February 2021
Correction Window for application formLast Week of February 2021
Availability of Admit CardApril 2021
NEET 2021 Exam1 August 2021
Declaration of resultTo be Released
Counselling To be Released

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USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) 

The United States Medical Licensing Examination is held in three parts clearing which you can get the golden ticket to attain overseas education in the domain of medicine. Collectively sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Board (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), this is one of those medical entrance exams which are considered amongst the toughest exams in the world.  It is mandatory for aspirants to qualify all the three levels of the exam which aims to test your clinical skills, knowledge related to the medical domain along with English proficiency. 

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MCAT (Medical College Admission Test )

Another popular medical entrance exam for applying for a degree abroad, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a crucial one for those wanting to study a medical course in the US, Canada, Australia or Carribean Islands. Organized by the Association of American Medical College (AAMC), the MCAT medical entrance exam is held 25 times in a year and its registration process is divided into three zones, i.e. Gold, Silver, Bronze. It is a computer-based test consisting of 221 questions comprising of 4 sections which students have to solve in a duration of 7.5 hours.

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FPMT (Foreign Pre Medical Entrance Test)

Foreign Pre Medical Entrance Test is a two in one scheme through which aspirants can avail the chance of getting a scholarship for studying in the prestigious universities of abroad. Organised by the MBBS Gurukul Abroad Education and Services, this medical entrance exam is valid in 20 countries and for over 400 medical institutions which are recognized by MCI and WHO. It constitutes of a total of 4 sections encompassing 120 questions. To make it more convenient for students from across the country, the test is conducted with English and Hindi as the mediums of instruction.   

JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research)

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research is one of the oldest institutes of India providing quality education in the domain of European medicine. Situated in Puducherry, the institute organizes its own medical entrance exam every year to select the potential candidates for its multiple programs. This test consists a total of 200 questions from subjects like Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Comprehension and Logical and Quantitative Reasoning.

Online Registration Starts17-03-2021
Online Registration Closes20-04-2021
Download Hall Ticket04-05-2021 to 16-05-2021
Date and Time of Exam16-5-2021   9AM to 10:30AM
Merit ListOn or before 27-5-2021

AIIMS-MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Science)

Conducted as a national-level exam by AIIMS, this exam aims to screen aspirants wanting to pursue MBBS in the country. Giving students a chance to avail the entry ticket to one of the toughest courses in the world, AIIMS offers only 50 seats which makes the competition even more rigorous. This exam is held separately for both UG and PG levels and its syllabus spans across the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude and Logical Thinking.

Online Registration StartsJanuary 5, 2021
Online Registration ClosesFebruary 26, 2021
Final Status of Basic Registration Process21 January 2021
Date of ExamMay 17, 2021 and May 24, 2021
Merit ListJune 5, 2021.

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OJEE Exam

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination or OJEE is a state-level entrance exam that is managed and run by the Government of Odisha. It is considered to be the most prominent exam for those who aspire to take admission to various private and governmental Medical, Engineering & Management institutions in Odisha for graduate and postgraduate degree programs. 

EventsDates
Application Form Released1st week of February 2021
Last Date of Application Form Submission3rd week of March 2021
Admit Card released3rd week  of April 2021
OJEE Exam Date2nd week of May 2021
Result Announcement1st week of June 2021
Counselling Starts2nd week of June 2021

Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)

Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) is conducted by the UPSC every year with an aim of hiring medical graduates into various organizations and services that come under the government of India. This is a national level exam that is conducted as per the rules published by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the Gazette of India. It is one of the most prestigious examinations conducted in India where doctors across the country are recruited for various government departments.

CMSE NotificationMay 05, 2021
Application May 05, 2021
Last dateMay 25, 2021
CMSE admit cardJuly 2021
Exam dateAugust 29, 2021
interviewseptember
resultnovember
Final ResultDecember 

FMGE

The FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) is conducted with the intention of maintaining a certain standard among medical students. The purpose of the test is to enable an Overseas Indian Student or an Indian Citizen to pursue a medical career in India. If you possess a primary medical qualification from a recognised medical college abroad and are looking for provisional or permanent registration with the State or the Medical Council of India, then you will have to appear for this test. 

Exam Date18 June 2021
Online Application Form Available2nd week of April 2021
Last Date to Apply1st week of May 2021
Admit Card Available2nd week of June 2021
ResultsLast week of July 2021

NEET SS

Conducted by the National Board of Examination, National Eligibility Entrance Test- Super Specialty (NEET SS) is a national-level examination through which candidates can get admission into programs like DM/ MCh degree across top medical colleges in India in order to attain quality education. Being the only designated exam in the country to pursue the aforementioned courses as per the Medical Council of India, every year, a colossal number of students appear for the NEET SS exam in order to achieve their career aspirations. 

Availability of NEET SS information brochure 2021August 2021
NEET SS 2021 application formFirst Week of August 2021
Last date to submit the application formLast Week of August 2021
NEET SS admit cardSeptember 2021
Exam dateMid September 2021
NEET SS result date 2021End of September 2021

NEET PG

NEET PG is a widely accepted entrance exam for MD/MS and PG Diploma courses across the country. It is held annually by NBE (National Board of Examinations). The ranking you get in this exam is also considered in post-MBBS DNB courses. It is conducted in an online mode. Every year ten thousands of aspirants apply for this exam. 

EventDates
Availability of Information BulletinFrom 23th February 2021
Application FormFrom 23th February 2021
Last date to fill the application form15 March 2021
Correction Window19th March 2021 to 21st March 2021
Final Edit Window to rectify Incorrect Images2nd April 2021 to 4th April 2021
NEET PG 2021 admit card12th April 2021
Exam Date18 April 2021
Announcement of Result31st May 2021

AIAPGET

Ayurveda and Homeopathy are considered some of the most popular sources of alternative medicine. All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test, commonly known as AIAPGET, is an entrance examination used to grant admissions for postgraduate courses in Ayurveda, Homeopathy etc. and is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). 

Mode of ExaminationOnline
Registration DateMarch 2021 (Tentatively)
Downloading of Admit Card July 2021
ExamJuly 2021
ResultAugust 2021

AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam

  AIIMS is one of the best nursing colleges in India. However, getting admission in the nursing course of this prestigious institute is not easy, you have to qualify for the AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam for it. It is one of the most important medical entrance exams. 

AIIMS Nursing B.Sc. Hons (Nursing) (Session 2021)

27 June 2021Exam Mode: Online
06 July 2021Result  Mode: Online

AIIMS Nursing M.Sc. Nursing (Session 2021)

05 June 2021Exam Mode: Online
14 June 2021Result  Mode: Online

AIIMS Nursing B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) (Session 2021)

05 June 2021Exam – Entrance Examination (Stage I) Mode: Online
12 June 2021Exam – Personnel Assessment (Stage II)Mode: Online
22 June 2021Result – Stage I  Mode: Online
28 June 2021Result – Stage Il Mode: Online

Other Medical Exams

ExamFull Form
AFMCArmed Forces Medical College
AIIMSAll India Institute of Medical Science
AIMS CETAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences Common Entrance Test
AIPMTAll India Pre Medical Test
AIPVTAll India Pre-Veterinary Test
AMU CATAligarh Muslim University Common Admission Test
AMUPMDCAssociation of Management of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges
AU MEEAnnamalai University Medical Entrance Exam
BHU PMTBanaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test
BVU CETBharati Vidyapeeth University Common Entrance Test
CEE KeralaCombined Entrance Examination Kerala
CET KarnatakaCommon Entrance Test Karnataka
CET PunjabCommon Entrance Test Punjab
CMC VelloreChristian Medical College Vellore
COMEDKConsortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka
DMERDirectorate of Medical Education and Research Maharashtra
DUMETDelhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test
EAMCETEngineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test
GGSIPU CETGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
GUJ CETGujarat Common Entrance Test
HPCPMTHimachal Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test
JIPMERJawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
MAHERMeenakshi Academy Of Higher Education And Research
MGIMS CEEMahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Competitive Entrance Examination
MH SSETMaharashtra Super Speciality Entrance Test
MHT CETMaharashtra Health Science & Technical Common Entrance Test
MMSTMasters in Medical Sciences Technology
PGIMERPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh
PGMATPost Graduate Medical Admission Test Bihar
PGMET J&KPost Graduate Medical Entrance Test Jammu & Kashmir
PIMSPravara Institute of Medical Sciences
PMET PunjabPunjab Medical Entrance Test Punjab
PMT HaryanaPre Medical Test Haryana
PMT Madhaya PradeshPre Medical Test Madhaya Pradesh
PMT RajasthanPre Medical Test Rajasthan
SRMCSri Ramachandra Medical College
UG AWTUnder Graduate Admission Written Test
UPCAT DentalUttar Pradesh Common Admission Test Dental
UPCPMTUttar Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test
UPMTUttaranchal Pre Medical Test
UPPGMEEUP Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination
VCIVeterinary Council of India

Study MBBS Abroad

Other than the medical entrance exams, if you are aiming to pursue your MBBS abroad, take a look at the following table elucidating some related blogs you must check out: 

MBBS in USAMBBS in CanadaMBBS in AustraliaMBBS in IrelandMBBS in Japan
MBBS in GermanyMBBS in ChinaMBBS in New ZealandMBBS in EuropeMBBS in Poland
MBBS in MalaysiaMBBS in GeorgiaMBBS in ItalyMBBS in PolandMBBS in Hungary
MBBS in MauritiusMBBS in Kyrgyzstan MBBS in KazakhstanMBBS in the PhilippinesMBBS in Ukraine
MBBS in BelarusMBBS in RomaniaMBBS in Bangladesh MBBS in the Caribbean MBBS in Nepal

Thus, we hope that this blog has helped you comprehend the top medical entrance exams in India as well as around the world. If you are aspiring to apply for MBBS and don’t know where to begin, sign up for a 30-minute career counselling session with our Leverage Edu experts and we’ll guide you in choosing a suitable institution as well as throughout the admission process to ensure that you get successfully shortlisted.

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