Medical Admissions in India - Overview

How to get into a Medical College in India?

So many medical colleges, so many entrance exams! Which ones can you apply to and how, which tests should you take?
Find out here:

You can apply to 85 percent seats in medical colleges in the state in which you are domiciled.

State-level, government and private medical colleges reserve around 85 percent of their seats for students in the state where the colleges belong.
Some states require students to take their own medical entrance exams. These states are: West Bengal, Karnataka, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, JharkhandChhattisgarhKerala, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, PunjabUttarakhand and the North – Eastern States.

Some states accept students based on their AIPMT results. These states are: Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, RajasthanDelhi, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Odisha (only for the MBBS/BDS course).

All states hold their own counseling procedures where they allocate colleges and courses to students.   

* Tamil Nadu and Puducherry admit students on the basis of class 12 results.

You can apply to 15 percent seats in medical colleges in the states where you are not domiciled.

If you have your eyes set on a state-level medical college outside the state of your domicile, you will need to appear for the counseling conducted by the ‘Directorate General of Health Services’ or DGHE using your class 12th marks and AIPMT results under the ‘All India Quota’. Find out more here

You would need to take separate exams for many famous national level medical colleges.

Many national level medical colleges such as AIIMS, Annamalai University JIPMER and NEIGRIHS have their own entrance exams.  

You can apply directly to many private medical colleges.

You can apply directly to private medical colleges such as CMC Vellore. Some of these colleges require you to take the AIPMT. Some even have their own entrance exams. Explore their websites.

Management quotas in private medical colleges.

Around 15 - 50 percent of the seats (differs state to state) in many private medical colleges are filled under the management quota. The entrance requirements are less stringent through this quota, but the admissions and tuition fees are much higher compared to that paid by All India and State Quota students. 

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