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Medical Entrance

Medical Entrance Exams

If any student wants to make career in the field of Medicine then they have to write a Medical entrance exam. To find out capabilities of the candidates they have to write a Medical entrance which is conducted at the national level. This exam measures whether the candidate is eligible for admission in the different specialized medicine courses or not. Students those who are willing to make a career in this field then they have to appear for the medical entrance examinations.

To get admission into medical colleges entrance exam on a national level as well as on a state level basis are conducted. Apart from this, some foremost national level institutions conduct their own entrance examinations. These exams are based on 12th syllabus standard. After completion of 12th standard and getting results then student those who are interested in doing courses in medicine, need to attend the medical entrance exam. This entrance exam is many organized in state level and India level.

The objective of these medical entrance tests is to filter and select the proper candidates for admission in different professional medicine courses available in different medical colleges & hospitals.

How you can Choose Medical Courses

Medical courses are available at different degree levels at diploma, degree, post-diploma, postgraduate degree as well as research level. If any student score well in entrance examination on this basis of his/her score, the student would be placed on such proposal where he / she can choose a number of career options that are available in the field of medicine. In India, there are many medical entrance exams state level and India level and a candidate willing to take admission in any medical college and hospital of the country can choose to appear for any of the medical entrance examination.

Application Forms

You can get the information regarding application forms and last date of submission in leading newspapers of the country and also on the official websites of the conducting boards. For example, announcements for All India Pre-medical Examination usually come in the month of January and the exams are conducted in the months of March or April. In the same way, state level medical entrance examinations are declared in the month of January and are conducted in between March and April. About National level medical institutes are announced in month of January- March and conducted in between May and June.


Any candidate who is willing to write medical entrance exam, he should clear  10+2 or any equivalent examination with a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is eligible to appear for the tests.

Courses Offered

  • MBBS
  • BDS (Dentistry)
  • BHMS (Homeopathy)
  • BAMS (Ayurveda)

Pattern of Examination

There are generally two stages for conducting the medical entrance examinations and these are:

Stage-1: Preliminary Examination, which contain objective paper of 3 hours duration. This exam contain around 200 multiple choice type questions from core Science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Stage-2: Final Examination, this is also an objective paper of 3 hours duration. This exam contain around 200 multiple choice questions from science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and it also comprises Logic & Reasoning, Intelligence and English Language comprehension. All the questions are of equal marks.


There is no particular syllabus as far as the medical entrance test is concerned. However, the questions are generally based on the level of 11th and 12th standards qualified under various boards all over India. The medical entrance examination comprises sections with a wide-ranging coverage of the following sections:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Intelligence
  • Logic & Reasoning
  • English Language Comprehension


Measurement, Motion, Optics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Physics of the Atom, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Electro-Magnetic Induction, Solids, Nuclear Physics, Electronic Devices.


General & Inorganic Chemistry - Structure of Atom, Molecule and Chemical Bond, Periodic Properties of Elements, Chemistry of Elements and Compounds. Organic Chemistry - Introduction, Nomenclature of organic-compounds, etc. Physical Chemistry - State of Matter, Energetics, Chemical Equilibrium.


Histology, Anatomy and Physiology, Reproductive System, Developmental Biology, Diversity of Animal Life, Genetics and Evolution


Anatomy and Physiology of Plants, Systematics, Systems, Man and Environment, Cell Biology-Elementary, Genetics, Development Biology, Botany and Human Welfare.

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates depends on the scores obtained in the written examination. After clearance the Entrance tests, the candidate called for counseling, after that the candidate is given admission in a medical school. When he or she go for admissions, the candidates are request to bring necessary documents like mark sheets, school leaving certificates, age-proof, etc.

List of Medical Entrance Examinations

  • All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam (AIPMT)

All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT)

All India Pre-Medical/Dental Test (AIPMT) is a carried out each year by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This test is for admission in to 15% seats in Medical and Dental institutes. These institutes are functioning under Union Government, State Governments and Municipal authorities in India. In every states of India, there are medical and dental colleges that grant admission based on this test.

Structure of AIPMT

Candidates can write the AIPMT exam in English/Hindi. First, the preliminary test conducted. Once the aspirants clear the test, he/she can attend the final paper. Preliminary test contains a paper with 200 questions. Objective type questions are there. Aspirants can choose the suitable answer from this. The topics for the test are Physics, Biology and Chemistry. The test duration is 3 hours. Final exam include 2 papers with duration of 2 hours. First paper covers Physics and Chemistry questions. Second paper covers Botany and Zoology questions. Final examination is non-objective type. Booklet is provided to write the answers.



  • Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
  • Current Electricity
  • Motion in One Dimension, Two and Three Dimensions
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electrons and Photons
  • Electrostatics
  • Gravitation
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Introduction and Measurement
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effect of Currents
  • Oscillations
  • Ray Optics
  • Rotational Motion
  • Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents
  • Waves
  • Work, Energy and Power


    • Atomic structure
    • Biomolecules
    • Chemical bonding
    • Chemical kinetics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Classification of elements
  • Coordination compounds
  • Electrochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Equilibrium
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrogen
  • p-Block Elements
  • Polymers
  • Redox reactions
  • s-Block Elements
  • Solid state Chemistry
  • Solutions
  • States of matter
  • Surface chemistry
  • The d-and f-Block elements


  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Reproduction
  • Growth and Movement in Plants
  • Structure and Function – Animals/Plants
  • Unit of Life; Structure and Function

Eligibility Criteria

For applying the test, aspirants must have an age between 17 and 25 as on 31st December. The applicant must clear +2 in with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. The marks needed in +2 are at least 50% in PCB. Only three times the aspirants attend the AIPMT test. Those who are from the states like Andhra Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir are not qualified to apply.

Rules for Reservation

Reservation made as per following details in 15% All India quota:

  • 15% seats reserved for SC aspirants
  • 7.5% seats reserved for ST aspirants
  • 27% seats reserved for non-creamy layer OBC students in Central Educational Institutions.
  • 3% seats reserved on horizontal basis for PH students

How to Apply?

The Application forms can be purchased by October end. It is available through regional offices of Canara Bank and CBSE. Online application option is also available. It can do through the website . After filling the form they can take, a print out and send it to the AIPMT office. Aspirants make the payment for online form either by credit card or by sending a DD along with the printed form. Open group applicants can make the payment Rs. 700/-. Reservation group can pay Rs.300.

How to fill the Form?

The aspirants must fill the form carefully and can provide correct details. They must ensure that there is no error in the form. Overwriting must be avoided. Relevant documents must be there for the details entered in the form. The entire essential official document must send together with the filled form. Recent photograph should affix in the mentioned space. Forms must reach the office before last date. There is a chance to reject the application form once they receive it after the last date.

Important Dates

Dates for availability of application forms: October 4th week – December first week
Last date for receipt of finished application forms: December 1st week
Date of Preliminary exam: April 1st week
Date of Final Examination: May mid week
The dates provided are not final. It will be updated once dates are officially released.

Reference Books for AIPMT

Study package for Medical Entrance Exam- Tata Mc-graw hill publishers


  • AC Dutta for Botany (Oxford Publication),
  • Dinesh Biology
  • MTG (Biology Today) CBSE PMT (Subscription)
  • NCERT- Biology Part 1 and Part 2


  • Concept of Competition Physics for CBSE PMT by Aggarwals
  • HC Verma for Physics,
  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • Physics: CBSE PMT set of 3 Volumes by Anil Aggarwal


  • ABC Chemistry
  • Arihant Organic Chemistry
  • Dinesh Chemistry
  • Morrision Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • NCERT- Chemistry Part 1 and Part 2
  • Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula for Physical Chemistry

How and Where To Get the Results?

AIPMT Results of PRELIMINARY/ MAIN EXAMINATION will be published on One can also visit official website of AIPMT for important notifications.

AIPMT Cutoff

The cutoff varies in each year and the previous year cutoff is,

  • 2007 it was 285 marks
  • 2008 it was 188 marks
  • 2009 it was 300 marks
  • 2010 it was 360 marks

Score Validity

AIPMT score is valid only for the current academic year.

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