Medicine and Dentistry based entrance exam, applicable to Govt. and State level Medical/Dental Colleges (15% seats) in all states and the entire intake in colleges in several states, for students who want to join courses in Medicine or Dentistry in these colleges.

AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) is a National level medical entrance examination conducted by the C.B.S.E (Central Board of Secondary Education) for students who want to pursue courses in Medicine and Dentistry offered by the various Government colleges in all states except Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh. It will provide students with the opportunity to pursue MBBS/BDS courses provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.

15% seats of the total available seats in each Government medical/dental college are reserved for candidates who participate in the AIPMT. Out of these 15% seats that are reserved under the All India Quota, 15% will be reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% will be reserved for ST candidates, 27% will be reserved for OBC candidates (Non – creamy layer) and 3% will be reserved for Physically Disabled candidates. It is one of the most important national level medical entrance examinations. It was replaced by the NEET – UG examinations in year 2013, but has been re – introduced from the year 2014. NEET – UG has been abolished and will not be held from the year 2014. The AIPMT will also serve as an entrance examination for medical/dental colleges in India and abroad that choose to voluntarily participate in the test.

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What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for the AIPMT, you should be an Indian National.

You should not be less than 17 years of age as on the 31st of December of the year of admission.

Also, you should not be more than 25 years of age as on the 31st of December of the year of admission. This upper age limit is relaxed for up to 5 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Students from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana or Jammu and Kashmir will not be eligible for the AIPMT. They will only be eligible for the AIPMT if they are not eligible to seek admission into the Medical/Dental Colleges of Andhra Pradesh or Jammu and Kashmir provided that they are not domiciles of Andhra Pradesh or Jammu and Kashmir.

Students from Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir who claim eligibility will have to submit a an affidavit, in original, on a Rs 10/- Non-Judicial Stamp Paper duly sworn before and attested by a Metropolitan Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate stating that they are not eligible to seek admission into the Medical/Dental Colleges of Andhra Pradesh or Jammu and Kashmir and that they are not domiciles of Andhra Pradesh or Jammu and Kashmir.

You will be eligible provided that you have passed your Class 12th examination or its equivalents (as specified in the brochure) from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as your main subjects. Also, you should have Math or any other elective subject as your 5th subject.

You should have passed in the Class 12th Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English examinations individually and should have scored not less than 50% on an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology. The minimum required percentage for all SC/ST/OBC candidates is 40%. For Physically Disabled candidates, the minimum required percentage is 45%.

You should have also passed your practical examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in your Class 12th.

If your Class 12th course content was not as per the one prescribed by the NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training), then you would need to have completed a one year pre – professional training course to be eligible for admission.

It is to be kept in mind that candidates who are going to appear for their Class 12th exam in the same year as the AIPMT are also eligible for the entrance examination provided that they pass their Class 12th exams and submit their final mark sheet at the time of the first round of allotment by personal appearance.

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How to apply?

You can only apply for the AIPMT Online at

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What is the pattern of the examination?

The AIPMT comprises of a single paper that consists of 180 objective type questions in the multiple choice format. Each question will have four options with only one correct answer.

The 180 objective type questions include 45 questions from each of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.

The merit list will be created on the basis of your score in the AIPMT.

Candidates who qualify in the examination will have to appear for the counseling procedure conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services at the specified centers.

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What do you do after you get your results?

Candidates who wish to apply through the State Domicile category (provided that they belong to a state that allocates all its seats on the basis of the AIPMT results), will need to visit the website of the concerned state counseling authority.

The following counseling procedure is only applicable for the 15% ‘All India Quota’ seats in medical and dental colleges across states that you are not domiciled in.

Your goal is to get admission in a suitable course at a suitable college. The AIPMT test result becomes the basis for the admission.

Once the results are announced, you will have to participate in an online counseling procedure which is conducted by the ‘Medical Counseling Committee, Directorate General of Health Services’.

You will have to register online on the following website by creating a User ID and a password:

Once you register online, you will have to make your choices with regards to the course and college you wish to join and lock them in due time on the counseling website.

You will have to select the courses and colleges you wish to join in order of preference. Mark your choices/preferences based on two main factors:

1. The colleges and courses you seek.

2. The colleges and courses that are likely to admit you based on your rank. Go through the ranks that were admitted by a particular college last year for your course. You can obtain the ranks of last year from the counseling website.

Base your decision on these two factors and make multiple choices to ensure that you receive an admission.

It’s equally important to rank your choices correctly. The highest level choice with an available seat will be allotted to you.

Once the results are out and you’re allotted a seat, you will need to report to the institute in due time and submit the admission fee to confirm your seat.

Subsequent rounds of counseling will be conducted for vacant seats.

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What are the prospects?

The AIPMT can get you an admission in the 15% seats under the All-India quota of Government colleges in most states. 

Here is a list of colleges that will admitted students into their all india quota through the AIPMT 

The AIPMT is not applicable for Private Colleges/Universities or for the rest of the 85% seats in Government colleges. The rest of the seats in Government Colleges (85%) and all the seats in Private Colleges will be allotted through State level and Private entrance examinations. However, some states and institutions will conduct all their admissions into medical institutions on the basis of the AIPMT scores of candidates. These states are: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi.   

Some institutes such as AFMS, Pune, Benaras Hindu University and Jamia Hamdard University also admit students based on their AIPMT scores. 


Important Dates for AIPMT 2016:

Schedule for submission of application forms without late fee using e-challan

15.12.2015 to 08.01.2016 

Schedule for submission of application forms without late fee if fee paid by other modes

15.12.2015 to 12.01.2016

Schedule for submission of online application forms with late fee Rs.1400/- using e-challan

03.01.2016 to 06.02.2016

Schedule for submission of online application forms with late fee Rs.1400/- if fee paid by other modes

03.01.2016 to 10.02.2016

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01.04.2016 Onwards

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