Medical Entrance Apart From NEET

Medical Entrance Apart From NEET : Healthcare has become one of the massive and enormous sectors of the Indian economy for both employment as well as revenue. The rapid increase in the healthcare sector has led to many career opportunities for engrossed students and it is becoming highly competitive.

The growth of the Indian healthcare industry has increased due to a lot of factors which include the growing middle class, aging population, rising percentage of lifestyle diseases, etc

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS is a group of self-governing medical colleges. It conducts a nation-level entrance exam and offers higher education in different streams of the medical field. There are a total of 11 AIMS with 12 under development

Every year around 3 lakhs of students apply and appear for this exam and compete for almost 12000 seats. The exam is conducted in the online method and the questions are of MCQ types. It has a negative marking. 4 mark is granted for each correct answer and for an incorrect answer there is a negative marking of -1.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must attain a minimum of 60% aggregate in 10+2 with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.
  • 50% aggregate marks are required for SC/ST candidates.
  • 45% aggregate marks are required for PWBD candidates.
  • Students must have attained the age of 17 years at the time of the entrance exam.

Cut-Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Qualifying Marks) Cut-Off Percentage
SC/ST (Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe) 40% 97%
OBC NCL (Other backward classes(Non-creamy Layer)) 45% 93%
Unreserved candidates 50% 98%

Reservation Criteria

A specific percentage of reservations is provided to category students. With an intake capacity of 100 students in six AIIMS (Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, Bhopal) and 50 candidates in AIIMS Guntur and Nagpur the reservation policy of these institutes are mentioned below:-

Category Reservation
Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
People with Benchmark Disability (PWBD) 5%

All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET)

All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test or AIAPGET is a national level entrance exam to permit students in various medical programs. The entrance exam is organized by the Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India. AYUSH provides courses like Siddha, Unani, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy.

There will be a total of 100 questions and the time duration provided will be 90 minutes. 4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must own a BSMS/BAMS/BUMS/BHMS degree or provisional degree certificate of respective courses.
  • Students must own a permanent/provisional registration certificate of BAMS/BUMS/BSMS/BHMS/Graded BHMS issued by CCH/CCIM/universities/deemed universities/state board.
  • Students must have completed 1 year of mandatory internship training valid for AIAPGET.
  • Students must attain a minimum of 50% aggregate in the UG program.

Previous Year Cut Off

A specific percentage of reservations is provided to category students. With an intake capacity of 100 students in six AIIMS (Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, Bhopal) and 50 candidates in AIIMS Guntur and Nagpur the reservation policy of these institutes are mentioned below:-

Category Cut off (In percentage)
General 60
UR-PH 45
SC/ST/OBC 40
SC/ST/OBC-PH 40

Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation Percentage
Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
EWS 10%
People with Benchmark Disability (PWBD) 40%

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)

Postgraduate Institute of  Medical Education & Research Chandigarh conducts PGIMER entrance exam to enroll interested students for medical courses. The exam allows you to get admission in different courses like M.Sc DM, M.Ch and Ph.D., etc 

The exam is conducted online and the time duration of the exam is 3 hours. There will be a total of 250 MCQ-type questions and there is no negative marking.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates need to register by the State/Central Medical Council of India

For MDS programs

  • Candidates must own a BDS degree from Panjab University recognized by the Dental Council of India.

For MD/MS programs

  • Candidates must own the MBBS or equivalent Degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.

For DM Programs

  • Candidates must own an MD/MS degree.
  • Candidates must have completed 1 year of mandatory internship training.

Cut off

To be eligible for the counseling process of PGIMER candidates need to attain the minimum cut-off marks according to their category. The list of cut off marks as per different categories is mentioned below:-

Category MDS house cut off MD/MS cut off
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals 50 %
Open (General) and Sponsored/Deputed 50 marks 55%
OBC and SC/ST 45 marks _
Bhutanese Nationals 45%

Reservation Policy

Category Reservation Criteria
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 22.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Person with Disability (PwD) 5%
Rural Area 5%

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

JIPMER is conducted by National Testing Agency. Every year around 2 lakhs of students apply and appear for this exam and compete for almost 200 seats.

It is an online mode examination. There are a total of 200 MCQ-type questions and the time duration for this exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 4 marks are granted for each correct answer and there is no negative marking.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates need to be a citizen of India or a non-resident Indian.
  • Applicants of foreign nationality have to take permission from the Medical Council of India.
  • General category students must attain a minimum of 50% aggregate in 10+2 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.
  • 45% aggregate marks are required for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • Applicants who are going to appear in their final examinations or whose results are pending can also apply for the JPIMER exam.
  • Students must have attained the age of 17 years at the time of the entrance exam.

Cut Off

Category Minimum Percentile
General Unreserved (UR / OCI / NRI) 50
General Unreserved (UR) OPH 45
ST / SC / OBC / OPH 40

Reservation Policy

Category Criteria No. of Reserved seats
Scheduled tribe All scheduled tribe candidates 9 seats
Scheduled caste All scheduled caste candidates 17 seats
Other backward classes All the other backward class candidates not belonging to the creamy layer 30 seat
Institute All graduates of JIPMER 21 seats
Unreserved Foreign national candidates 6 seats
Sponsored candidates 5 seats
All candidates 34 seats

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune

Armed Forces Medical College or AFMC is a leading institute. It offers training to undergraduate and postgraduate programs with reliable career opportunities in defense services. 

Every year around 50000-60000 candidates apply and appear for this exam. The time duration provided is 60 minutes. The institution offers a variety of courses in different disciplines like MBBS, B.Sc Nursing, MD/MS, and also PG courses.

Eligibility Criteria

For MBBS Programs:

  • Candidates must have qualified for the exam on the first attempt itself.
  • Candidates must attain minimum aggregate marks of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • 50% is compulsory in English and each of the science subjects.

For MD/MS

  • Students must possess an MBBS degree from a recognized medical institute/university.

For DM/M.Ch

  • Students must possess an MD/MS degree from any recognized University/college.

For B.Sc Nursing

    • Students must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
    • Students must have qualified for the exam on the first attempt itself.
    • Students must attain minimum aggregate marks of 50% in the final examination.

Cut Off

Category Minimum Required Marks
General category 50%
Scheduled Caste 40%
Scheduled Tribe 40%
Physically handicapped category (general) 45%
Physically handicapped category (category) 40%
Other backward classes 40%

Reservation policy

Reservation is only accessible for ST/SC candidates. 10 seats are reserved for ST/SC candidates. However, extra marks/points are given to the wards of the armed forces.  

Conclusion

Almost every institute conducts its own specific entrance exam. The more reputable the institute is, the tougher is its exam. But to pursue education in the medical field and to become a doctor one needs to crack the entrance exams of respective institutes which detect their dedication, knowledge, focus, and competence.

Here is a list of medical entrance exams after 12th other than NEET,  are mentioned above. All the relevant details of the entrance exams like eligibility criteria, reservation policy, cut-off, etc. are mentioned above. 

Students who want to apply for medical entrance examinations other than NEET can opt for these exams. These exams are conducted once a year and a lot of students apply for these exams.

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