AIPMT Medical Entrance Exam
The AIPMT is an all India level entrance examination conducted in the field of medicine for admission in MBBS and BDS. Students aspiring to take admission in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) must appear for this examination.
In 2015, State Governments/ Universities/ Institutions voluntarily participating in the AIPMT for using its merit list for admission in the Medical Colleges/ Dental Colleges against seats other than 15% All India Quota are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, FMS-Delhi University, AFMC-Pune, BHU-Varanasi, Jamia Hamdard-New Delhi.
AIPMT Exam Eligibility Criteria
There are certain criteria that the students must pass in order to be eligible for the entrance exam. Here are some of the important highlights:
- When filling out AIPMT application form, a student must be 17 years old as on or before December 31 of the year of admission.
- The maximum age limit up to which a student can appear for the entrance examination is 25. This is also calculated on the basis of age on or before December 31st of the year of the examination. A relaxation of 5 years is given to people who belong to the SC/ST and OBC.
- Candidates awaiting the results of intermediate examinations can apply for this examination.
- It is important for candidates to pass examinations in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Qualifying marks in these examinations are 50% or equivalent as estimated by the regulations of the Medical Council of India or the university applied to.
AIPMT 2015 Date, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
- The AIPMT Entrance Exam is scheduled tentatively in the month of May. The registration process begins in December and Admit Cards are available in the month of April.
- The AIPMT comprises 180 questions. These questions are objective type having four options with a single correct answer. The syllabus of the examination consists of subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany). The examination is conducted for a time span of 3hours.
- Students need to provide their answers on a machine gradable sheet. For this, they will need to use a Black/Blue Ball Point Pen.
- Every question carries 4 marks. A student is rewarded four marks for every correct answer while a negative marking of one mark is done in the case of a wrong response. No negative marking is done in case a question is left unanswered. Students appearing for the examination are suggested to leave a question blank, in case they are not sure of the answer. If more than one response is recorded for a question, it will be regarded as incorrect with negative marking.