Full Form of NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AIPVT – Medical Exams in India

Medical institutions in India generally consider the scores of common exams for admissions. Some institutions hold their separate exams. These medical entrance exams are held annually to provide admissions in some of the most reputed Government and private institutions in India. Let’s look at the medical exams in India.

Full Form of NEET

The full form of NEET is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is an inclusive test designed to replace entrance exams such as the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).

The Government organization National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for conducting NEET for admissions to Government medical colleges as well as private colleges. NEET is conducted for admissions to undergraduate programs such as MBBS and BDS as well as post graduate programs such as MD, MS and PG Diploma. Annually, NEET is held to fill in over 80,000 seats in Government, and private colleges.

Eligibility for NEET:

To appear for NEET a candidate must have:

  • Citizenship of India
  • Minimum 17 years of age and not more than 25 years of age as on December 31st with 5 year relaxation for backward category candidates
  • Completed 12th with Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English as core subjects with an aggregate of 50 % for general category and 40% for backward category

Exam Pattern and Marking System:

  • The question paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology (45 questions each).
  • The duration of the exam is 180 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted in an offline mode.
  • Question paper is available in 11 languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Oriya, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, and Assamese.
  • Marking system: +4 for each correct answer and -1 for each incorrect answer.

Important Dates for NEET 2020:

Due to the lockdown, NTA has postponed the exam dates and result dates. Following is the latest information for the exam dates for NEET 2020:

Events Dates
Registration 2-December-2019 to 6-January-2020
Application Fee ₹1500/- for GEN, ₹1400/- for OBC, ₹750/- for SC/ST
Release of Admit Card 11-July-2020
Exam Date 26-July-2020
Results Declared Yet to be declared

Full Form of AIIMS

All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts the AIIMS entrance exam yearly for admissions into the MBBS program at AIIMS. AIIMS entrance exam scores are considered in AIIMS New Delhi, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Guntur, and Bhopal. Each AIIMS have a specific number of seats and declare their own cut-offs for AIIMS entrance exams.

Eligibility for AIIMS:

To appear for NEET a candidate must have:

  • Citizenship of India.
  • Minimum 17 years of age as of December 31st.
  • Completed 12th with Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English as core subjects with an aggregate of 60 % for general category and other backward category and 50% for SC/ST.
  • For foreign candidates, an aggregate of 50% in 12th grade with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as the core subject.

Exam Pattern and Marking System:

  • The question paper consists of 200 multiple choice questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Biology (60 questions each), and GK and Aptitude and Logical Thinking (10 questions each).
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted in an offline mode.
  • Question paper is available in 2 languages: English and Hindi.
  • Marking system: +1 for each correct answer and -1/3 for each incorrect answer.

Important Dates for AIIMS 2020:

Due to the lockdown, the exam dates and result dates have been revised. Following is the latest information for the exam dates for AIIMS 2020:

Events Dates
Registration 3rd Week of March 2020
Application Fee ₹1500/- for GEN and OBC, ₹1200/- for SC/ST
Release of Admit Card 3rd June 2020
Exam Date 11th June 2020 (Revised)
Results Declared Yet to be declared

Full Form of AIPMT

The All Indian Pre Medical Test or AIPMT has been reintroduced by the National Testing Agency as NEET. AIPMT, just like NEET, was an annual medical entrance exam for admissions to government and private colleges for MBBS as well as BDS programs. Conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE), AIPMT had over 6 lakh candidates appearing for over 3000 seats. AIPMT has been replaced by NEET to provide a more inclusive exam for candidates from interested in various programs.

The major difference between AIPMT and NEET is that NEET covers a larger number of seats in colleges and universities in India. AIPMT was conducted as a 2 part exam with prelims and main exam being conducted separately, whereas, NEET is a single paper exam.

Full Form of AIPVT

All India Pre Veterinary Teat or the AIPVT is conducted by the Veterinary Council of India (VCI). This exam is held for admissions to BV.Sc and A.H. programs. Since the year 2017, the AIPVT has been replaced by NEET. Any candidate who wishes to take the undergraduate veterinary programs in India has to appear for NEET.

Eligibility for AIPVT:

To appear for AIPVT a candidate must have:

  • Citizenship of India.
  • For candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, a self declaration must be uploaded. They are not eligible for the 15% quota.
  • 12th grade with an aggregate of 50 % and Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects.
  • Minimum 17 years of age and not more than 25 years of age as on December 31st with 5 year relaxation for backward category candidates.

Exam Pattern and Marking System:

  • The question paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (45 questions each).
  • The duration of the exam is 180 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted in an offline mode.
  • Marking system: +4 for each correct answer and -1 for each incorrect answer.

 Important Dates for AIPVT 2020:

Following is the latest information for the exam dates for AIPVT 2020:

Events Dates
Registration 2nd December 2019 to 6th January 2020
Application Fee ₹1500/- for GEN and OBC, ₹750/- for SC/ST
Release of Admit Card 27th March 2020
Exam Date 3rd May 2020
Counseling August 2020
Results Declared Last Week of August

 

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