Medical Exams

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.

Top Medical Exams in India

  • AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College Entrance Exam)
  • AICEE (All India Common Entrance Examination)
  • AIET (All India level Entrance Test of DY Patil University)
  • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • AIPGMEE (All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination)
  • AIPVT (All India Pre-Veterinary Test)
  • AMUPMDC MBBS / BDS Entrance Test (Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges)
  • APPG (Andhra Pradesh PG Medical Entrance Exam)
  • ARS NET
  • AU AIMEE (Annamalai University All India Medical Entrance Exam)
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College (Pune and Sangli) CET
  • BHU GNM
  • BHU PMT (Banaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test)
  • BLDE UGET (BLDE University Under Graduate Entrance Test)
  • CETPPMC (Common Entrance Test for Pondicherry Private Medical Colleges)
  • CMC Vellore (Christian Medical College, Vellore)
  • COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka)
  • COMEDK PGET (Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test)
  • COMEDK UGET, Bangalore
  • D. Y. Patil University, Kolhapur AIUGMET
  • Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) AIUG CET
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Deemed University, Pune AIUGMET
  • DU PGMET (Delhi University Post Graduate Medical/Dental Entrance Test)
  • DUMET (Delhi University Medical/Dental Entrance Test)
  • EAMCET Medical (Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test)
  • GOA CET (Goa Common Entrance Test)
  • GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test for MBBS BDS Admission)
  • HP CPMT (Himachal Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test)
  • JCECE (Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)
  • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research)
  • JNU CBEE (JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Exam)
  • JSSU UGET (JSS University Mysore UG Medical & Dental Admission)
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
  • KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Examination)
  • KLE PGAIET (KLE University Post-Graduate All India Entrance Test)
  • KLEU AIET, Belgaum
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad UGAIET
  • KRLMPCA Bangalore (Bengaluru)
  • Manipal UGET (Manipal Undergraduate Entrance Test)
  • MGM Deemed University, Navi Mumbai UG CET
  • MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)
  • MP DMAT (Madhya Pradesh All India Dental & Medical Admission Test)
  • NEET
  • NUUGET (NITTE University All India under Graduate Entrance Test)
  • Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University, Loni PIMS AICET UG
  • PMET (Punjab Medical Entrance Test)
  • SBVUMCET (Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • SDUAHER AIUGMET, Kolar
  • SSU AIUGET, Tumkur
  • UPCAT (Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test)
  • UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test)
  • UPMT (Uttarakhand Common Pre Medical Entrance Examination)
  • VMU AICEE (Vinayaka Missions University All India Common Entrance Examination)
  • WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Medical)
  • Yenepoya University Entrance Exam