NEET Exam Struck Down- AIPMT Back for UG Medical admissions
As per the ddirection of Supreme Court, the NEET has been struck down and AIPMT exam is back from the year 2014.
All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) is a national-level undergraduate medical entrance exam for admission to 15 percent of seats in government medical and dental colleges across India except Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The exam is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). AIPMT 2014 was conducted on May 4, 2014. As per available data, out of the 616,982 candidates registered, the total number of candidates who qualified to appear for the test was 579,604. There are 21,370 MBBS seats in government medical colleges across India (excluding Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir). Other than 15 percent All India quota seats, this year the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Mizoram, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi will be using the merit list of AIPMT 2014 for admission to MBBS/ BDS seats under their control.
The aspirants who are seeking their admission under 15% All India Quota in Government medical and dental colleges of India (excluding Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir) must perform well in exam to secure minimum qualifying marks.
Important Highlights of AIPMT 2014 Exam Pattern is Given Below:
Duration: AIPMT 2015 Exam will be of 3 hours duration
Number of Questions: The exam will have 180 Multiple Choice Questions (45 questions from each section of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology)
Marking Scheme: Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. AIPMT 2015 exam will be of 720 marks
Question Booklet: AIPMT 2015 Question Booklet will be of four sets. The question booklet will be in English and Hindi language. Candidates will get question booklet as per their opted language in AIPMT 2015 application form
Key Highlights for AIPMT 2014:
1. AIPMT to replace NEET The All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) is finally replacing the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Undergraduate Courses (NEET-UG 2014). The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold the AIPMT for students aspiring for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Dental Surgery (MBBS/BDS) courses for the academic session of 2014-2015 on Sunday, May 4, 2014, as per an announcement made by CBSE.
2. Why Supreme Court has ruled in favor of scrapping NEET? Due to occurrence of various issues in the admissions, the Supreme Court struck NEET down. The judgment quashing NEET was delivered by a three- judge bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir (now retired) by a 2-1 division. The new bench issued a notice to all private and minority medical colleges on whose plea SC had scrapped NEET.
3. CBSE to conduct AIPMT for 15 percent seats All India Pre-medical and Pre- Dental Exam (AIPMT) conducted by CBSE lets you compete for 15% seats in all medical colleges in the country except Andra Pradesh. So in effect you complete for just over 2100 seats in about 120 colleges. But anyone getting ranks within 3000 could have a fair chance of gaining admission, since toppers in AIPMT also would top in other medical colleges.
4. AIPMT 2014 on May 4, 2014 CBSE decides to conduct AIPMT on May 4 for 2014 session. Board has decided to conduct the exam all over India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and also for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges voluntarily participating in the test on 04th May, 2014.
5. AIPMT 2014 Syllabus same as NEET With the Government’s decision to scrap NEET, AIPMT is back. However, students should not be bothered about preparation, as the syllabus and pattern for All India Pre Medical Test 2014 (AIPMT) is a replica of NEET 2013. Preparation strategies for AIPMT 2014 should be the same as NEET as the syllabus will be the same as that of NEET.
6. Do not confuse AIPMT with its previous version, say experts Also Read AIPMT 2014 more like NEET and not previous AIPMTs The difference between NEET and AIPMT 2014 is that AIPMT will be conducted only for the 15% national quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. “The ministry of health and family welfare has given the go-ahead for AIPMT 2014. Students should not confuse AIPMT with its previous version. AIPMT 2014 will be similar to NEET, and won’t affect students preparing for the common medical entrance tests. The format will also be the same and will be a pen and paper test comprising MCQ’s.
7. NEET and AIPMT more similar than different The AIPMT syllabus will be the same as NEET. Like NEET, AIPMT too will have a single paper as against the earlier two papers. There will be 180 objective type questions from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology (45 questions from each subject). There is no official clarity as yet regarding negative marking in AIPMT-2014. Since there is a similarity in the pattern of both the tests, the preparation strategy should also be the same.
With NEET struck down, AIPMT on May 4 2014
Abhishek Choudhari, TNN |
NAGPUR: It's deja vu for medical aspirants, as the older All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is back for 2014. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the AIPMT, announced on Tuesday that the test will be held on May 4, 2014.
AIPMT had been replaced by the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) last summer, and lakhs of students appeared for it across the country. However, in July, the Supreme Court struck it down while questioning the authority of Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct the test. The SC also said admissions on basis of NEET-2013 won't be affected.
Now, though AIPMT is back, students must not confuse it with the previous version. In fact, AIPMT-2014 is basically a replica of NEET, and won't pose problems to students undergoing coaching for the medical common entrance tests (CET). First, the syllabus will be the same as that of NEET. It can be downloaded from MCI's web site (www.mciindia.org).
Second similarity with NEET is that there will be just a single paper, as opposed to two papers in the older AIPMT. There will be 180 objective type questions from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology (45 questions from each subject). Though there is no official clarity yet, it does seem that there won't be negative marking in AIPMT-2014.
The only difference between NEET and AIPMT-2014 is that it will be conducted only for the 15% national quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. NEET was planned as the sole gateway to all seats in medical colleges.
AIPMT-2014 will also be the basis of admission to medical or dental colleges voluntarily participating in the test in selected cities across the country and abroad.
With the AIPMT results being applicable only for 15% national quota seats in colleges, state directorate of medical education and research (DMER) is gearing up to conduct its own test. DMER chief Dr Pravin Shingare told TOI, "We are going ahead with plans for our own exam, the MHT-CET, and dates shall be announced soon."
Sameer Phale, lecturer at Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, said, "Since the format of the test is same it won't be a problem at all. But I heard the state is going to follow the NEET format for MHT-CET and that may make the syllabus bulky. Under NEET format, syllabus of both std XI and XII is included, whereas in MHT-CET it's just that of std XII. Overall, I don't think it is a big issue but having a uniform system is always best for students."
Important Notifications for AIPMT 2014
- AIPMT Forms are out! Online application for AIPMT has begun from 1st December, 2013. To apply online go to: http://aipmt.nic.in/aipmt/online/ApplicationForm.aspx
- Last date to apply for AIPMT 2014 without late fee is 31st December, 2014
- NEET-UG has been discontinued and has been replaced by AIPMT.
- Subject to the final decision of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the CBSE will conduct an All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in the academic session 2014-15.
- AIPMT is for admission under the 15% seats in Government Medical/Dental Colleges all over India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and also for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges voluntarily Participating in the test in selected cities across the Country and Abroad.
NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRANCE TEST (NEET)- UG
Update 5 June 2013
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the result of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test -UG (NEET-UG) for admission to various colleges for BDS and MBBS courses. Of the 6,58,040 candidates, who appeared for the exam, 3,66,317 have cleared it. The exam was conducted at 1251 centres in 85 cities across the country.
The result can be accessed at www.cbseneet.nic.in
The qualifying criteria for unreserved category was 50 percentile and 1,57,214 candidates qualified in this category out of the total 3,66,317 qualifying candidates.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has finalized that the new NEET exam would be conducted on 5 May 2013. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) would be rolled-out for admission of students to undergraduate courses in 335 medical colleges of the country.
Please follow below link to have some idea about the Institute wise rank required in AIPMT 2012
The candidates can now register Online for NEET-UG at below link of CBSE
NEET-UG 2013 Information Bulletin is available at below link
Following are the key details Examination Fees Details and last date for submission of Application Form:
NEET Exam Pattern: NEET will consist of one paper containing 180 objective-type questions on physics, chemistry and biology to be answered using ball-point pen on a specially-designed machine-gradable sheet. The duration of the test would be three hours and each question will carry four marks. The other details of the NEET exam Could follow AIPMT exam for weightage of subjects and pattern:
AIPMT (prelim) has objective-type questions (4 choices) with 50% weightage for biology and 25%-25% for physics and chemistry. There would be no negative marking and a minimum cut-off of 50% for General and 40% for reserved categories is expected. The below links of AIPMT exams are very useful in view of NEET exam
AIPMT: All India Pre Medical Test would be History
The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) exam would cease to exist from 2013. AIPMT was conducted by the CBSE, Delhi for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in more than hundred medical colleges around the country.
Currently, 15% of the total seats in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India, state governments and municipal authorities in India (except J&K & AP), are reserved for successful AIPMT candidates. AIPMT conducts exam at two levels. First part is preliminary exam normally held on 1st Saturday of the April month (3rd April 2010). The second part is mains conducted in the month of May (16-May-2010).
AIPMT exam pattern was changed with effect from 2010. The mains were made completely objective (MCQ) like the prelims, owing to complaints about the unreliability of the subjective mains. It is expected that more difficult and application-level questions would be asked on the pattern of AIIMS that has assertion-reason questions.
About 1950 MBBS and 260 odd dental seats are available through AIPMT in more than 100 colleges. However anyone getting ranks within 3000 can reasonably hope for selection due to overlap with other state-level exam. NCERT books are the best preparation ground for both the prelims and the mains.
AIPMT Exam Format in 2 Stages :
Ist stage i.e.Preliminary Examination : 200 multiple-choice questions, of which 100 are from biology. About 10000 candidates qualify from prelims to appear for mains exam.
2nd Stage i.e Final Examination (for those who qualify Prelims): Traditionally, the paper consisted of 20 questions of five marks each. From 2010, AIMPT will have objective type questions for Mains as well. A total of 120 objective questions would be there in exam and time allotted would be 3 hours.
For More info regarding AIPMT Exam, please refer our below post
How to prepare for NEET/AIPMT
From 2013, aspiring doctors will have to appear for one entrance test for admission to medical colleges across the country. The new common medical entrance test will be called the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). “There will be one combined test for undergraduate medical/dental courses, except for statutory bodies such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). After clearing the test, candidates will get two ranks – an all-India rank and a state rank. NEET replaces the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) and the state PMTs,” says an official from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET has been proposed for undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS and BDS and postgraduate medical courses like MS and MD.
All MBBS entrance exams being organised individually by state or colleges (eg Armed Forces Medical College exam, Delhi-PMT, UP-CPMT, Rajasthan-PMT, etc) will now be replaced by NEET.
However, it is still not clear whether NEET will be adopted for admission to other allied medical courses viz veterinary, agriculture, horticulture, nursing courses etc.
The paper-pencil test, proposed to be conducted on May 5, 2013, will have 180 objective-type questions, with 45 questions each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology, based on the syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India. It will be three hours long and will have 1/4th negative marking.
Says Aakash Chaudhry, director of the coaching institute, Aakash, “Students can expect the subject/section-wise question distribution similar to the last AIPMT prelim exam conducted in 2012.”
What you should do
As the exam is being conducted by CBSE, thorough reading of the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbooks is must. “The content of NCERT books should be read completely and figures given should be understood minutely. Students must solve the exercises given in the NCERT books,” says Chaudhry. “NEET will have 180 questions to be solved in three hours so students should practice time management by writing mock tests. They would be required to solve each question in a minute, so practising 15-20 full length tests before taking the actual exam would help,” he adds. There are some differences in the CBSE syllabus for Class 11 and 12 compared to NEET so a close comparison of syllabi must be done. Reading through the previous years’ AIPMT papers will also help as NEET is expected to be of the same level.
Colleges participating in NEET
A total of 271 MBBS colleges have been listed by MCI, which will accept NEET 2013 scores. These colleges will offer a total of 31,000 MBBS seats across India. Till now, admission to these colleges was done on the basis of several national and state level entrance tests.
Physics: Work, energy and power; gravitation; properties of bulk matter; thermodynamics; behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory; oscillations and waves; electrostatics; current electricity; magnetic effects of current and magnetism; electromagnetic induction and alternating currents; optics
Chemistry: Structure of atom; chemical bonding and molecular structure; equilibrium; organic chemistry – some basic principles and techniques; hydrocarbons; coordination compounds; biomolecules; polymers; surface chemistry
Biology: Structural organisation in animals and plants; cell structure and function; human physiology; genetics and evolution; biology and human welfare; biotechnology and its applications; ecology and environment
Top 25 Medical Colleges in India (per India Today 2011)
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
- Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
- University College of Medical Science and Research Centre, New Delhi
- Christian Medical College, Vellore
- Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
- Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
- JIPMER Puducherry
- B.J. Medical School (BJMC), Ahmedabad
- Grant Medical College, Mumbai
- Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
- Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
- Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
- Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
- King George Medical College – Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow
- Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi
- Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore
- Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
- Madras Medical College, Chennai
- B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune
- St John's Medical College, Bangalore
- St John's Medical College, Kolkata
- Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMC),Guwahati
- Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
- Stanley Medical College, Chennai