Medical education in India is controlled by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The primary role of MCI is to monitor and inspect the medical education provided by the states, universities and colleges. A career in medicine has always been a dream for thousands of Indian students. MCI sets the standards for medical education in India. Plenty of prestigious colleges and universities in the country grant MBBS, MS, MD, BDS, MDS and other Graduate or PG degree or diploma in medical field.
The MBBS course is of four and a half year. Thereafter, students have to go through one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship. The MBBS course takes place in three stages in which first stage is for 12 months. In this stage basic science subjects like Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry are covered. The next stage has subjects including Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and it goes for 18 months. The last and most important stage covers Ophthalmology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This stage is of 24 months.
The profession of a doctor is perhaps the most respected one. It is a noble profession. A doctor gives a new life to the fellow beings. This is also a lucrative profession that offers plenty of earning opportunity along with respect. Considering India’s huge population, the percentage of doctors as compared to the total population is still negligible. There are several MBBS entrance tests in India conducted by different institutions and states. Getting through the MBBS entrance exam is not an easy task. It demands huge efforts and considerable patience. The scope for MBBS graduates is very bright because of continued emphasis on healthcare services by the central and state governments.
Candidates willing to obtain a medical seat need to appear for various entrance tests on All India level. The basic eligibility is successful completion of 12th standard or equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate.
Some of the most popular entrance tests for MBBS are;
AIPMT – All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam.
AIIMS – All-India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Examination.
AICEE – All India Common Entrance Examination, by Veterinary Council of India.
AFMC – Armed Forces Medical College Pune Entrance Exam for admission into MBBS.
CBSE PMT – Conducted by CBSE on all India basis.
CMC Vellore Entrance Exam – Conducted by CMC Vellore for admission into MBBS, BSc(Nsg), BOT, BPT, BSc(MLT) courses.
DUMET – DUMET or Delhi University Medical/Dental Entrance Test
JIPMER Entrance Exam – Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
PMET – Punjab Medical Entrance Test conducted for admission into the first year of MBBS, BDS, BHMS and BAMS courses in the medical colleges of Punjab.
State Medical Entrance Exams – PTU CET, RPET etc.
Apart from these entrance tests, several other state MBBS entrance exams are conducted all over the country. Few medical colleges also offer seats to NRI/Foreign students. Different exams have different patterns but usually, most of the MBBS entrance tests are conducted in two stages of Preliminary and Final examination. Questions are of objective types based on science subjects, Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry. Students have to attempt maximum questions possible in given duration.