Medical Sciences is another branch of science along with engineering sciences which has served mankind and supported it in achieving the development and growth that the world has achieved in the past many centuries. This field provides another option to science students towards a career option which is as lucrative as engineering, also comes with an additional mental high of serving mankind directly and contributes to enhancing the quality and longevity of human lives. There are many Institutions of excellence & repute in our country where students can acquire world class skill-sets as human life savers & enhancers, right from the first year of the undergraduate degree.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is considered to be the top institute in our country for Medical education due to the high quality students it admits, the faculty, the infrastructure provided, and the course design & flexibility.

Qualification attained
Number of seats (approx)Entrance exam
CMC VelloreMBBS100CMC Vellore

NEET stands for National Eligibility-Cum Entrance Test. NEET has been proposed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt of India and Medical Council of India (MCI). NEET has been proposed for Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Medical Courses like MBBS, BDS etc. and Post Graduate (NEET-PG) Medical Courses like M.S., M.D. etc. NEET-UG will be the common entrance test for MBBS course across the country for almost all government and private medical Colleges/Universities.

NEET will be conducted by CBSE. A total of 355 MBBS colleges (161 Govt. colleges + 194 Private colleges) and 300 Dental Colleges have been listed by MCI, which will fall under the aegis of NEET. These colleges shall offer a total of 43,740 MBBS seats and 24,840 BDS seats across India. The notified syllabus for NEET- UG has been achieved after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE. The new syllabus will establish uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in medical education.

  • NEET is proposed to be conducted in on 2nd Sunday of May, of the proposed year.
  • It is proposed to take place in a single stage, as an All India Single Medical Entrance Examination.
  • The application forms shall be available in 2nd week of November
  • A student will be able to apply offline or online, based on his/her convenience.
  • CBSE will evaluate the Answer Sheets and declare the result by 2nd week of June.


Exam pattern:

  • The entrance exam consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology 45 questions each.
  • Each item/question carries 4 marks.
  • For each incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted from the total score i.e., 1/4th negative marking.
  • Duration of paper would be 3 hours (180 Minutes).
  • Language of the question papers will be either in English or in Hindi or in the respective regional languages (Only for Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, West Bengal).

Age Eligibility:

  • Minimum he/she has completed 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the MBBS course and is an Indian National.
  • The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on 31st December and this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC category.
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for NEET subject to rules & regulations framed by the respective State Governments and Govt. of India.

XII Academic Eligibility (Minimum percentage):

  • 50% marks for General category, 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC or SC/ST/OBC-PH category students obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examinations.
  • Students must pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (including practical test) or any other elective subject with English.

Entrance Qualifying Criteria: (Minimum percentile)

  • Qualifying criterion has been changed from 50% of absolute marks in Pre-Medical to 50th percentile for GC, 45th percentile for GC-PH, 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC students in Pre-Medical to ensure that no seat remains unfilled.
  • The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in All India common merit list in Pre-Medical for admission to MBBS course.

No state eligibility criteria will be applicable the students who take admission under 15% All India Quota Scheme.

Number of Attempts: A maximum of three attempts.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a medical college and medical research public university based in New Delhi, India. The Institute was established in 1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. AIIMS has been consistently ranked the top medical college in India to pursue any Medical degree.


In 2012, 6 new AIIMS like institutes were proposed to start at Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. AIIMS New Delhi, has been mentoring the two new AIIMS in Patna and Bhubaneswar, PGI Chandigarh has been mentoring AIIMS coming up in Rishikesh and Jodhpur, while JIPMER Pondicherry has been overseeing the AIIMS in Bhopal and Raipur.

New AIIMS: Paper Pattern for AIIMS:

  • AIIMS MBBS Medical entrance exam comprises of objective type questions, along with Assertion- Reason types question.
  • Paper is divided into 4 parts namely
  • Physics – 60 questions
  • Chemistry – 60 questions
  • Biology (Botany and Zoology) – 60 questions
  • General Knowledge – 20 questions.
  • The exam will be of 3 hours 30 minutes duration without any break.
  • In total there will be 200 questions.
  • There will be negative marking system where 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer while 1/3 marks will be reduced for each incorrect response.

Language of Question Paper:

Question paper is provided either in English or Hindi according to the choice of candidates.

Minimum cut off marks in the MBBS Entrance Examination:

The candidate belonging to General category will be required to have 50% minimum cut off marks, those belonging to OBC category will be required to have 45% minimum cut off marks and those belonging to SC/ST will have to ensure at least 40% minimum marks in the MBBS Entrance Examination. The same rule will apply for the six new AIIMS also.

OPH candidates will be required to secure a minimum of 50% marks in case of General Category candidates, 45% for OBC & 40% for SC/ST candidates in the Entrance Examination as per latest direction of Ministry of Health.

Procedure of Selection:

Thirty seven (37) candidates from the common merit list, eleven (11) candidates from the merit list of Scheduled Caste category and five (5) candidates from the merit list of Scheduled Tribe and 19 (nineteen) candidates from the merit list of Other Backward Classes category will be admitted including 3% reservation for orthopaedic physically handicapped on horizontal basis in the seats available.

The reservation will be 7 ½ % ST, 15% SC and 27% for OBC category.

A similar procedure for selection will apply for the six new AIIMS where the number will be calculated for a total of 50 admissions for each.