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Things You Should Know About Medical Entrance Exams

Recently, the Government of India scrapped NEET entrance examination, which has put the focus back on AIPMT as the coveted medical education entrance examination in the country. Students have been bothered about the syllabus overlaps of NEET and AIPMT; however, the good news for them is that the syllabus for AIMPT 2016 is exactly same as what was planned for NEET, so there is no need for any additional preparations for students to be able to score well in AIPMT. Here, we have put together some vital information for you to understand the dynamics of the most important medical entrance exams for students of medical sciences, with focus on All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test.

Date of AIPMT

Though the official day of examination is yet to be announced, the AIPMT 2016 is all set to be conducted in the month of May, as per hints dropped by spokespersons from the education boards of the country. With 10+2 examinations culminating well before the AIMPT 2016 exam, there will be sufficient window for students to utilize time and brush up their preparation for the all-important AIPMT examination.

AIPMT: The Dynamics of Ranks and Admissions 

Did you know that AIPMT covers admissions to 15% seats in all medical education institutions in India, except for those located in Andhra Pradesh. This basically means that students have opportunity of being eligible and selected for 2000+ seats spread across more than 100 colleges in India, offering degrees in MBBS and BDS. Another thing to note here is that students who get their ranks between 3000 and 4000 can also get admission to good colleges, because mostly it is observed that toppers of AIPMT (students securing ranks between 1 and 100), and students who are considered just one level below toppers (students with ranks 501-1500) often also have the opportunity to opt for other colleges in the country, which frees up slots for lower ranked candidates. This is why every student looking to get admission into a good MBBS or BDS program must take AIPMT seriously, because it opens up hundreds of opportunities for you all across the country.

Students from AP and J&K – Watch Out

Most medical colleges spread across the lengths and breadths of the country will participate in the AIPMT 2016, in the sense that these colleges will offer a percentage of their seats for their MBBS and BDS courses. However, colleges from Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir will not be covered under the ambit of AIMPT 2016. This also means that students looking for admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir might not find the option of AIPMT much appealing. However, a word of advice for students is that by appearing for AIMPT 2016, they open up gates to medical curses at colleges very close to these 2 states, for instance, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra (close to Andhra Pradesh), and Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana (for Jammu and Kashmir).

More on AIPMT 2016

Here are some more important points students need to know and keep in mind regarding AIPMT 2016 –

  • The AIPMT will be a pen and paper test, on the lines of NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test)
  • Students will be given multiple choice questions which they need to answer
  • The test will comprise of 180 questions spread across 4 sections – Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Botany
  • All 4 sections will carry 45 questions
  • There is no certainty on whether or not there will be negative marking for wrong answers
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