Several colleges/ universities in the country conduct entrance exams for the intake of students interested in medical science. The minimum criterion is science in 10+2 level with minimum 50% marks (physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics). Almost all the candidates aspiring to be Doctors take the All India Tests. The common medical entrance examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with the State Medical Council Board and the individual universities and colleges for admission to MBBS courses in medical colleges all over the country. Students opting for Medical/BDS courses are tested in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. All the medical entrance exams/tests are conducted every year in the months of April and May.
Some of the major MBBS entrance tests conducted by the universities and colleges:
AIIMS Entrance Exams – All India Institute of Medical Science Entrance Exam
AIPMT- All India –Pre Medical/ Pre Dental Entrance Exam
AIMS- Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
AFMC- Armed Forces Medical College exam
All India Common Entrance Exam, Vinayaka Mission University
All India common Entrance test, Dr. DY Patil Medical College.
AMU Medical Entrance Exam
BLDE University under graduate entrance Test
DUMET - Delhi University Medical/ Dental Entrance test
Haryana PMT -Haryana Pre- Medical Test
HP CPMT - Himachal Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Entrance Test HP CPMT Medical Entrance Exam
JIPMER - Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research
KLE UGAIET / PGAIET - KLE University Under Graduate/Post Graduate All India Entrance Test
KEAM- Kerala Entrance Exam (MBBS, BDS, BV.Sc AND AH)
EAMCET- Andhra Pradesh
MP DMAT - All India Dental & Medical Admission Test - Madhya Pradesh
PGIMER - Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
SRM Institute of Science and Technology Medical Entrance Exam.
UPCPMT – Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test
Admission to the MBBS is based on the marks gained in the entrance exams. There are quite a number of recognized colleges all over India which admit students for MBBS program based on the entrance exam conducted at the respective state. All India entrance exams will have test centers all over India including minor cities.
Syllabus of the entrance test is based on the class XI and XII course. The knowledge is tested in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Apart from testing knowledge on Physics, Chemistry and Biology, certain exams also test the knowledge on English, General Knowledge, Mental Ability and Gandhian Ideologies etc. The weightage of the aforementioned subjects vary from exam to exam.