MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
The naming suggests that they are two separate degrees; however, in practice,
they are usually treated as one and awarded together. Professionals holding MBBS degrees are referred to by the courtesy title of "Doctor" and use the prefix "Dr". The degrees are the British equivalent of the American M.D. Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (abbreviated in various ways, viz. MBBS or MBChB, MB BS, MB BChir, BM BCh, MB BCh, MB ChB, BM BS, BM, BMed etc.), are the two first professional degrees awarded upon graduation from medical school in medicine and surgery by universities in United Kingdom and and other places following the British tradition, such as Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India. The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor of Surgery) which is of 5 1/2 years duration (including 1 year internship). Selection for MBBS is through an All India Entrance Examination. The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects. In the case of private medical colleges entrance examinations are conducted by the institutes individually. Every student shall undergo a period of over 4 1/2 academic years divided into 9 semesters, followed by one year compulsory rotating internship. Medical education in India is regulated by Medical Council of India. In India Medical education is offered at four levels: 1.First degree - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 2.Postgraduate diplomas in specific areas such as Child Health (DCH), Laryngology and Otology (DLO), Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGO) and postgraduate degree in broad specialities – Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS) 3.Postgraduate degree (Super Specialities) - Doctor of Medicine (DM), and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) also known as post-doctoral degrees 4.Research degree M.Phil and PhD.

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Medical Entrance Exams 2018 – National & University Level List

1. AIIMS Entrance Examination – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

New Delhi was established in 1952. There are total 50 seats for which about 80,000 students compete from all over India. The exam is conducted in the month of June. Admission to various institutes like Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is through the merit score in AIIMS.


The Director Medical Education and Research is the competent authority for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for admission to Health Science Courses MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BPTh, BOTh, BASLP, BP&O and BSc. Nursing courses in each academic year. It takes place in the month of May.


CBSE conducts All India Pre-Medical/Pre Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT) to select candidates for 15% merit positions in medical and dental colleges all over India. It consists of Prelims and Main exams.

4. CMC CET –(CMC Vellore Common Entrance Test)

for admission to 60 seats for MBBS degree in Christian Medical College, Vellore. It is affiliated to Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. The exam is generally conducted in second week of May.

5. COMEDK UGET (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka)

is conducted by COMEDK for admission to Under Graduate courses in Member Institutions of the consortium.

6. DPMT – (Delhi University Pre-Medical Test)

is a national level entrance test conducted by Delhi University to select students for admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by various medical colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi.

7. GUJCET – (Gujarat Common Entrance Test)

is a state-level exam conducted by The Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat. It is open for the candidates who belong to the state of Gujarat.

8. BHU PMT -All India PMT (BHU-PMT),

including screening and main exam, is held annually for admission to UG medical courses of Benares Hindu University like MBBS, BDS, BAMS and B.Pharm. There are 84 seats in MBBS, 38 in BDS and 33 in B.Pharm.

9. PMET – (Punjab Medical Entrance Test)

is conducted in the second week of May for admission to various medical, dental, Ayurvedic and homoeopathic colleges in Punjab.

10. JIPMER Entrance Exam

is conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puduchery for admission to its renowned MBBS Course.


10+2 or equivalent with physics, chemistry and biology from any recognized Indian board.?


The candidates have to appear in the written entrance examination for admission in the medical colleges and hospital as suggested by the entrance exam conducting board. A candidate may also have to appear in the interview test / personality test etc. if asked by the examination conducting board. The exact pattern of entrance examination, syllabus and interview/personality test (if any) is published by the board in the information brochure which is made available on sale with the application form.


The merit list of the successful candidates who are eligible for admission is declared by the board of examination. Final Selection: Candidates are called for counselling by the concerned authority; where one has to go for the submission of certificates, course fee, physical tests etc. After successful completion of the process as fixed by the concerned board an aspiring candidate can take admission in the medical college and hospital allotted by the board leading to a medical degree.


Candidates who have passed 10+2 exam with physics, chemistry and biology(Zoology & Botany) are eligible for admission into MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) course. Selection for the course is through all India competitive entrance examination or state level competitive entrance examination. The all India entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. And state level entrance exam is conducted by the designated authority of the state for the purpose. Candidate must be an Indian National for admission through All India Entrance Exam or where of the concerned state where he/she wants to take admission. There are also separate examinations conducted by various deemed universities and autonomous organisations for the purpose of medical education and training.


Admission in the different medical colleges and hospitals of the country for the purpose of producing medical professionals is done through various entrance examinations. These entrance examinations are conducted by the conducting boards or organizations at All India Level or State Level. The purpose of conducting these entrance examinations is selection of candidates for admission in the different medicine courses available in different medical colleges & hospitals at diploma, degree, post-diploma, postgraduate degree and research level. Generally the entrance examination for admission in the diploma and degree courses is held separately at all India level and state level. However, the entrance examination for admission in the post graduate degree and research programmes is done on an all India basis or state basis. If one figures in the merit list of an entrance examination , he/she is placed on a platform from where one can choose a number of career options available in the field of medicine. A candidate willing to take admission in any medical college and hospital of the country can choose to appear in any of the medical entrance examinations.