Medical Entrance Exams

22 August 2018

To judge whether a particular student is eligible to pursue studies in medical sciences after the class 12 levels, several entrance exams for the same are conducted. Students who pass these exams are qualified to pursue medical studies at the graduate level.

After completing graduation in the field of medicine, students have to take various entrance exams to further pursue medicine at the post-graduate level. It has recently been in the news that the National Board of Examinations is mulling over a decision to do away with all the entrance exams for post-graduate medical studies and replace them with a single exam that grants admissions to all the institutes and colleges.

The entrance exams for medicine are not limited to the exams for courses like MBBS, BDS, MD/ MS, etc. there are various other ways to get into the line of medicine too. Some people aspire to make a career in nursing. Most of the medical institutes conduct entrance exams to shortlist students fit to pursue a course in the same.

Many also opt for pharmaceutical studies the admissions to which are also through various entrance exams.

Kinds of Medical Entrance Exams

For Graduate Courses:

  • All India Pre-Medical/pre-Dental Entrance Exam
  • AIIMS Entrance Exam
  • Armed Forces Medical Core Entrance (AFMCE)
  • And the various State Medical Entrance Exams

For Post- Graduate Courses:

  • ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Entrance Exam
  • PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam
  • AIIMS- M.Sc, M.Biotechnology Exam
  • AIIMS- PG & PD Courses Exam
  • NIPER Joint Entrance Examination - for M.S. (Pharm.), M.Pharm, M.Tech. (Pharm.)
  • Kerala PG Dental Entrance Examination | Kerala PG medical Entrance Exam
  • COMEDK Postgraduate Entrance Test
  • Maharashtra PGM-PGD-CET
  • Dr. D.Y.Patil University Pune All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test
  • AIPGMEE - All India Post Graduate Medical / Dental Entrance Examination
  • UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam
  • NATBOARD Screening Test - for Foreign Medical Qualifications
  • JIPMER- PG Medical Admission Test
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune All India Post Graduate (PG) Medical Entrance Test.
  • Manipal MPET MAHE PG Medical Entrance Exam for MD/MS/PG Diploma
  • B.H.U- P.G. Medical Entrance Exam


  • National Institute of Nursing PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam for M.Sc. Nursing
  • AIIMS Entrance Exam for B.Sc. Nursing
  • AFMC Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER Entrance Exam
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College Entrance Exam for B.Sc. Nursing


Those who wish to sit for medical entrance exams at the under-graduate level should take up Science at the class 12 levels with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

For B.Sc.-nursing, the basic criterion is the same as above. There is an added condition that the applicant should be 17 years of age while applying. For M.Sc. courses, one should have completes their graduation with a certain requisite aggregate which is different for different exams.

To be eligible to sit for the various entrance exams that lead one to post-graduate courses in medicine, one needs to be in possession of a graduate-level medical degree from a recognized Indian university.

Courses One Can Apply To


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