Medical Entrance Exam
There are different examinations for different universities across India for a candidate willing to take up the MBBS course after the class XII exams, the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a premier institution was created in 1956 to serve as a nucleus for encouragement of excellence in all aspects of health care in the country. It was recognized as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to build up patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to show a high standard of Medical Education in India. There are also other Universities of excellence such as the Christian Medical College, Vellore and St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore. These colleges conduct their own entrance exams that is in no way associated with the exams conducted by other bodies, many other institutions also accept the state CET or the AIIMS entrance exams to take students into their institutions.
For entrance into any of the medical colleges in India there are a few requirements that the candidate is supposed to fulfil. Candidate must have passed the XII (10+2) standard/pre-professional (medicine) examination or comparable examination of any recognised Board/University as a regular student in the first attempt with the subject of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English securing not less than 60 per cent of aggregate marks in the three science subjects taken together and 50 per cent marks in each science subjects and not less than 45 per cent marks in English. The candidate must have passed an examination in Mathematics at least of the matriculation standard.
Candidates who have passed in Domestic Science, Domestic Arithmetic, and Lower Mathematics separately or in combination with other subjects like General Science, social Science in High School, Higher Secondary (multi purpose) or equivalent examination are not eligible. Candidates who have passed only pre-university/pre-degree (one year course) or pre-professional in Agriculture/Veterinary/Dental examination are not eligible.
Schema for selection
Most of the entrance tests are held in two parts written test and an interview, in some of the states the colleges prefer to take in the students depending on the entrance exam marks itself, there are also many other colleges that have additional tests apart from the general entrance tests marks. General standard of the entrance examination is that of 10+2 standard.
There are age restrictions in most of the universities in India for a person to pursue a course in medicine, some of the general ones that are followed all over India are:17 years on 31 December of the year of appearing but must not be the age of 22 years on the date if the academic qualification of candidates is 10+2. A candidate who has passed the B.Sc. examination or will be appearing in final B.Sc. examination must not have attained the age of 24 years on December 31.