Even though, most students with a science background opt for engineering, there are some students and their parents greatly interested towards medicine.Basic eligibility criteria for the same is to have Physics,Chemistry and Biology as a subject at their higher secondary level. AIIMS is the popular institution for medicine in India and entrance examination is conducted at all India level for admission of candidates to the five-year MBBS course or even other medical courses.
A. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS MBBS)
The AIIMS entrance exam for MBBS is a paper-based test of 3 ½ hours duration. This exam would consist of 200 objective type (multiple choice and assertion-reason type); 60 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology are asked. 20 questions are asked from General Knowledge and there is negative marking for incorrect answers. After the declaration of the result a final list for counselling is prepared based on merit.
B. All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT)
This exam is conducted by the CBSE. 180 objective type questions from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (45 questions from each subject). Unlike previous AIPMT (which had a preliminary exam and final exam,) AIPMT 2014 will be a single exam to be taken in an offline (pen and paper) format. The duration of AIPMT 2014 would be 3 hours.
C. JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)
JIPMER MBBS Exam, 2014 would be conducted online. There will be 200 multiple choice questions asked over the duration of 2.5 hours. Questions would be from Physics (60 questions), Chemistry (60 questions), Biology (60 questions) and English (20 questions). No negative marking for wrong answers.
Below are some of the popular medical courses-
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
BUMS (Unani Medicine)
Bachelor of Occupational therapy
Nuclear Medicine Technology