A Brief Analysis Of Medical entrance exams and its types

When one is thinking of preparing for the medical examination, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is the syllabus and how to cover them. Once the syllabus is known, the main concern is how to get them prepared.

Medical entrance exams

The preparation time of any examination varies from one individual to another. But the best time to start preparing for the medical test examination is from class XI. This is because; the syllabus is almost the same that one studies in the high school. For that one can also go for online coaching for medical entrance to get a better grip of the test.

This entrance test can be of one stage or a 2 stage examination. The first stage is the preliminary one and the next is the mains examination from where the selection is done. In any medical examination question paper; there are mainly 4 parts; Chemistry, Physics, Biology and General Knowledge. It may contain 200 objective questions and reasoning questions (60 from each of the subjects). The General Knowledge questions are 20 in number. Each question has four choices and 1 mark is offered for each correct choice. One-third marks are however detected for every wrong answer. Once the results for the medical entrance exams are announced, the counseling letter is sent to all the successful candidates with a prospectus of comprehensive admission procedure as may apply.

Top Medical Entrance Exams Pattern-


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS MBBS)

Here the MBBS paper us based on a test of 3 and half hours duration. They have 200 objective questions; each is of multiple choices. There are always negative markings for the wrong answers. Once the declaration is done, the final list of counseling is prepared on the basis of acquired marks by the students.


 NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

This happens on the all India level and it aims to relieve the students from appearing to multiple examinations to prove their merit in the admission process. This exam allows the students to sit in a single entrance examination to get admission to almost every medical college in India.


JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)

This examination is conducted online. It also has 200 questions and the duration is of 2 and a half hours. But there are no negative markings for wrong answers.


But to become a doctor one has to score extremely well in Biology along with Physics, Chemistry, and English. Those who come from science background in class 12 can easily apply for medical entrance examinations. The minimum age to sit for the exam is 17 years. Also, the candidate should pass the 10 + 2 examinations to sit for this test. One can also appear for the test when they are waiting for the results. Most of the medical entrance examinations happen around April/ May of the year. Some happen in the month of June as well.

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