Medical Entrance Exams 2020-21 – National & University Level List

Medical entrance exam is the gateway to several medical and dental colleges in the country. There are several National and State level entrance exams for UG/PG medical programs. There are also college level medical entrance exams conducted by different colleges to fill the seats in their colleges.

Initially, there were a number of medical entrance exams conducted at the state, national and college levels. However, ever since NMC act and NERT were implemented, several exams were scrapped. Let us have a look at the different medical entrance exams conducted in India.

List of Medical Entrance Exam

Following is the list of different medical entrance exams held in the country:

NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test)

NEET is one of the most important entrance tests conducted by the National Testing Agency in the country. Through this, the students can seek admission to any medical course in India.

NEET PG is conducted for admissions to post-graduate medical courses such as MD, MS, PG Diploma, and other post MBBS courses in India.

NEET MDS is conducted by NBE for admissions to post-graduate dental courses in India.


AIIMS PG entrance exam is conducted by AIIMS, Delhi for admissions to its post-graduate courses. The exam is held twice a year in the months of  January and July. The candidates aspiring for MD, MS, and MDS courses can get admissions through the AIIMS entrance exam score.


Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh offers admissions to its post-graduate courses. The exam is conducted twice a year.


FMGE or Foreign Medical Graduate Examination is conducted for those who have completed their studies in medical science from abroad but wish to practice medicine in India. This is only a practicing license and will not lead to any admissions.


All India Ayush Post-graduate Entrance Test is conducted once in a year by the National Testing Agency for admissions to AYUSH post-graduate courses in India. The qualified candidates can get admissions in MD, MS or PG diploma courses in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, or Homeopathy.

After Engineering, The “Medical field” is one of the best, respected and reputed professional fields in India and abroad.

These were some of the major medical entrance exams conducted by different organizations in India.
 AFMC  Armed Forces Medical College
 AIIMS  All India Institute of Medical Science
 Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Common Entrance Test
 AIPMT  All India Pre Medical Test
 AIPVT  All India Pre-Veterinary Test
 Aligarh Muslim University Common Admission Test
 AMUPMDC  Association of Management of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges
 AU MEE  Annamalai University Medical Entrance Exam
 BHU PMT  Banaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test 
 BVU CET  Bharati Vidyapeeth University Common Entrance Test
 CEE Kerala  Combined Entrance Examination Kerala
 CET Karnataka  Common Entrance Test Karnataka
 CET Punjab
 Common Entrance Test Punjab
 CMC Vellore  Christian Medical College Vellore
 COMEDK  Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka
 DMER  Directorate of Medical Education and Research Maharashtra
 DUMET  Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test
 EAMCET  Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test
 GGSIPU CET  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test 
 GUJ CET  Gujarat Common Entrance Test
 HPCPMT  Himachal Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test
 JIPMER  Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
 MAHER  Meenakshi Academy Of Higher Education And Research
 MGIMS CEE  Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Competitive Entrance Examination
 Maharashtra Super Speciality Entrance Test
 MHT CET  Maharashtra Health Science & Technical Common Entrance Test
 MMST  Masters in Medical Sciences Technology
 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh
 PGMAT  Post Graduate Medical Admission Test Bihar
 PGMET J&K  Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test Jammu & Kashmir
 PIMS  Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
 PMET Punjab  Punjab Medical Entrance Test Punjab
 PMT Haryana  Pre Medical Test Haryana
 Pre Medical Test Madhaya Pradesh
 PMT Rajasthan  Pre Medical Test Rajasthan
 SRMC  Sri Ramachandra Medical College
 UG AWT  Under Graduate Admission Written Test
 UPCAT Dental  Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test Dental
 UPCPMT  Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test
 UPMT  Uttaranchal Pre Medical Test
 UPPGMEE  UP Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination
 VCI  Veterinary Council of India

List of UG / PG Medical Courses after 12th

Following are the medical courses after 12th class to turn your career into the Medical field. Under graduation courses in Medical along with course, duration are listed below.

Medical/Dental Programs Course Duration
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery) 4.5 years
 BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) 4 years
 B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy) 4 years
 B.Sc Nursing 3 years
 BPT (Physiotherapy) 3 years
 BOT (Occupational Therapy) 3 years
 BHMS (Homeopathy Medicine) 3 years
 BUMS (Unani Medicine) 5 years
 Optometry 2 years
 Ophthalmic Assistant Medical Course 2 years
 Histopathological Lab Technology 1 year
BAMS (Ayurvedic, Siddha Medicine) 4 years
 D.Pharma (Ayurvedic, Siddha Medicine) 1 year
 Lab Technicians 1 year
 Sanitary Inspector Medical course 1 year
 General Nursing Training Medical course 3.5 years
 Orthopaedist Medical course 2 years
 Dental Mechanic Medical course 2 years
 Dental Hygienist Medical course 2 years
 Bachelor of Occupational therapy 3 years
 Radiological Assistant 1 year
 Radiography [Diagnosis & Therapy] 2 years
 Nuclear Medicine Technology 2 years

Eligibility for Medical Entrance Exams

  • 10+2
  • any degree

After the completion of the 10+2 standard examination, one can either pursue BDM, BDS,, BHMS or after the completion of graduation in the Medical stream. In India, various National & State Level Medical Entrance Exams are organized every year for the admissions into Medical/Dental undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Medical Entrance Exams are also conducted in University levels to provide the admissions into various law courses in universities.

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