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.
|AFMC||Armed Forces Medical College|
|AIIMS||All India Institute of Medical Science|
| AIMS CET
||Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Common Entrance Test|
|AIPMT||All India Pre Medical Test|
|AIPVT||All India Pre-Veterinary Test|
| AMU CAT
||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|
| MH SSET
||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|
| PMT MP
||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|
|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
- any degree
After the completion of the 10+2 standard examination, one can either pursue BDM, BDS, B.pharmacy, 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.