Medical exams in India are conducted to provide MBBS admissions at various government and autonomous colleges across the country. Conducted at both national and state levels, medical entrance examinations, as well as medical education in India, is overseen by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi.
Every year, hundreds and thousands of students hoping to become a doctor take medical entrance. Conducted after secondary education (Class 12), these exams require hard work and thorough, organised preparation. A majority of medical aspirants appear for NEET UG, formerly known as AIPMT, after 12th board exams.
NEET exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Each candidate gets three chances to take the NEET exam. From the year 2017, Aadhaar card verification has been made mandatory for filing of online application for NEET.
While NEET is the medical exam most students prepare for, other entrance tests for medical aspirants in India are AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam conducted by AIIMS, AFMC MBBS entrance exam conducted by the Armed Forces, JIPMER MBBS, CMC Vellore, among many others.
Any student passing 12th boards with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects is eligible to appear for a medical entrance. The pattern for the entrance exam is drawn mainly from class 11th and 12th CBSE syllabus. To prepare for medical tests, there are many study packages and test series that a student can choose from at coaching institutes across the country. The coaching centres help students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to clear the medical entrance test.