The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) is a yearly entrance examination in India conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical colleges in the country. Presently, 15% of the total seats in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India, state governments, municipal, or other local authorities in India, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, are reserved for candidates who pass this examination. Since 2014, the examination has been modified.
Starting from 2014, the exam is conducted in a single stage which generally takes place on the first Sunday of May. The examination consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Candidates belongs to Jammu Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for this examination at this time but can seek admission only to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune through it.
From 2010, the pattern of AIPMT has been undergoing changes. The examination was replaced by the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) but has now been reinstated with major changes such as doing away with the two stage format of the examination.
OBC reservation is being implemented under government directives, but only in central institutes (i.e. not in most of the colleges covered under AIPMT). More than 2500 MBBS and approximately 400 dental seats are available through AIPMT, but ranks up to 3500 can reasonably hope for selection due to overlap with other entrances.
27% seats are reserved for OBC's.
Each item carries 4 marks. For each incorrect response, one mark is deducted from the total score. However, no deduction from the total score is made if no response is indicated for an item. Indication of more than one answer for a question is deemed an incorrect response and negatively marked.
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