Medical Entrance Exams 2019 – Latest News and Updates

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

NEET 2019 Exam Dates

The NTA has announced the exam dates for the NEET 2019 examination. Candidates can check the table below to know about all the important dates of NEET 2019.

Event                                                      –   Date                                                      Reference Links

Application Form                              November 1, 2018                            NEET Application Form ends on December 7, 2018

Admit Card Release Date              April 15, 2019                                     Download Admit Card from

NEET 2019 Exam Date                    May 5, 2019                                        Exam duration will be 3 hours

Result Declaration                            June 5, 2019                                        Check NEET Result online at

Commencement of Counselling     June 13 onwards                              Counselling for 15% All India Quota

Name of the Examination                                             National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

Minimum Eligibility                                                       Qualifying Marks in Class XII exam

Number of Questions                                                     180

NEET Exam Syllabus                                                      Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class 11th & 12th

Seats offered                                                                     56,000 (approx)

Purpose of examination                                                 Admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India

(except AIIMS and JIPMER)

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

Below we are providing the details about NEET 2019 Exam Pattern:

Date of Exam: The exam will be organized on May 5, 2019.

Mode of Exam: The exam will be organized through Pen – Paper based (offline) mode.

Type of Questions: There will be objective type questions in the exam.

Duration: The exam duration will be of three hours.

Number of Questions: Total 180 questions will be asked.

Language: The question paper will be asked in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kananda languages.

Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, four marks will be given.

Negative Marking: For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

Section                                 No. of Question                                 Marks

Physics                                                 45                                           180

Chemistry                                           45                                           180

Zoology                                                 45                                           180

Botany                                                  45                                           180

Total                                                      180                                         720

NEET 2019 Syllabus

Exam syllabus includes questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology curriculum of class XI and XII by CBSE. It is prepared after the Medical Council of India (MCI) reviews various State Syllabi as well as those prepared by NTA, CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE.

Subjects included                                             Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Duration                                                              3 hours

Exam Mode                                                        Offline

Number of Questions                                     180 (45 each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology)

Maximum Marks                                              720

Maximum marks per question                      4

Marking Scheme                                              Correct Answer: +4

Incorrect Answer: -1

No/ multiple Answers: 0

Type of Questions                                           Objective (MCQs)

Languages                                                          English, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali

JIPMER 2019 – Overview

JIPMER MBBS is one of the three exams conducted for MBBS admission in the country apart from AIIMS MBBS, NEET. The medical entrance exam, JIPMER 2019, offers admission to 150 seats at the JIPMER, Puducherry campus and 50 seats at the JIPMER, Karaikal campus. It is estimated that more than 1.5 lakh candidates will take JIPMER 2019 as last year a total of 1,97,751 candidates registered for JIPMER MBBS entrance exam out of which 1,54,491 candidates appeared. A total of 78,053 students cleared the JIPMER 2018 examination. Previous year opening and closing rank of JIPMER 2018 for Puducherry and Karaikal campus have been given below in the article. JIPMER aspirants can also check here all the important details of the entrance exam like eligibility criteria, registration process, exam pattern, result and counselling.

Elements Details
JIPMER MBBS Periodicity Annual
Seats Offered 200
Exam shifts Morning – 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM

Afternoon – 03.00 PM to 5.30 PM

Allocation of shift Random
Mode of JIPMER MBBS 2019 Online; Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Cities 120
Number of questions 200
Types of questions Reason assertion based; Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Duration of JIPMER MBBS 2019 Two and a half (2.5) hours
Date of JIPMER MBBS 2019 Sunday, June 2, 2019

What’s New in JIPMER 2019?

  • New category added – As per the JIPMER prospectus 2019, from a total of 200 MBBS seats, 13 seats will be reserved for newly added EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) category. 10 seats will be made available in the JIPMER, Puducherry campus and 3 seats will be available in Karaikal campus of the institution.
  • Change in eligibility criteria – The minimum qualifying percentage to be secured for appearing in JIPMER MBBS has been reduced for each category. Unreserved and EWS category applicants must secure at least 50% taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology. While the eligibility qualifying percentage for UR-PwD aspirants and SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates is 45% and 40% respectively.
  • New exam centres– Two older exam centes have been replaced by new centres. In Tamil Nadu, Vellore replaces Tiruvannamalai, while in West Bengal Burdwan replaces Bishnupur.

JIPMER Important Dates 2019

JIPMER Puducherry has made available the relevant dates of the entrance exam which can be checked in the table given below. The tentative dates of JIPMER 2019 will be confirmed as and when the information bulletin of the JIPMER 2019 entrance exam will be made available. Knowing the JIPMER 2019 important dates will help candidates to plan their preparations effectively and also become familiar with the schedule of the various processes of the exam.

JIPMER 2019 Exam Dates

Event Important Dates
JIPMER registration starts March 6, 2019 (RELEASED)
Registration closed April 12, 2019
JIPMER Admit Card May 20, 2019
JIPMER MBBS Exam June 2, 2019
Result On or before June 21, 2019
Counselling – Round 1 June 26 to June 28, 2019
Classes Commence July 1, 2019
Counselling – Round 2 July 24, 2019
Counselling – Round 3 August 21, 2019
Counselling – Final Round September 26, 2019
Admissions Close September 30, 2019

*Tentative Dates

JIPMER Eligibility Criteria 2019

JIPMER aspirants must ensure that they fulfil the JIPMER 2019 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates who will not fulfil the JIPMER eligibility criteria 2019 will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Therefore, it is advisable to check the eligibility criteria of JIPMER 2019 beforehand.

JIPMER 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Criteria Requirements
Nationality Candidate must either be an

Indian National or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

Age Limit Candidate should complete the age of 17 years at the time of admissions or by December 31, 2019. This means they should be born on or before January 1, 2003. There is no upper age limit in JIPMER MBBS 2019.
Academic Qualifications Candidates should have cleared Class 12 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as the mandatory subjects. Unreserved Category candidates should have cleared Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with a minimum aggregate of 50% while OBC/SC/ST/OPH candidates should pass these subjects with a minimum aggregate of 45% in Class 12. While for UR-PH aspirants, it is 45%

JIPMER Application Form 2019

The conducting body has begun the registration process for JIPMER MBBS 2019 on March 6. The last date to fill the JIPMER 2019 application form will be April 12. Before filling the application form, candidates must ensure that they fulfil the JIPMER eligibility criteria 2019. JIPMER application form 2019 will be available in online mode only which implies that it will not be made available in any offline medium. The application process of JIPMER 2019 will involve several steps like registration, entering of candidates details, online payment and taking a printout of the confirmation page. Candidates can check the JIPMER 2019 application fee to be paid for successful registration in the table given below.

JIPMER 2019 Application Fee

Categories Application Fees
Unreserved (UR), OBC, EWS INR 1,500 + Transaction Charges
P-UR, P-OBC, P-EWS INR 1,500 + Transaction charges
SC/ST/P-SC/ST INR 1,200 + Transaction Charges
NRI/OCI INR 3,000 + Transaction Charges
Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH) No fees

JIPMER Exam Pattern 2019

As per the JIPMER 2019 exam pattern, the medical entrance exam will be held in online mode as a Computer-Based Test (CBT). The question paper of JIPMER MBBS will comprise 200 single-best-response type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates will be given four choices in each question. JIPMER Puducherry will set the JIPMER MBBS 2019 syllabus based on the syllabi prescribed by the various State Higher Secondary Boards and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Classes 11 and 12. Candidates can check other significant details pertaining to the exam pattern of JIPMER 2019 in the table below.

JIPMER 2019 Exam Pattern

Events Details
JIPMER MBBS Exam Mode Online; Computer Based Test (CBT)
Medium of JIPMER 2019 English only
Number of shifts Morning: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon: 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Number of questions 200
Types of questions Multiple choice questions
Distribution of questions Physics: 60

Biology: 60

Chemistry: 60

Logical and Quantitative Reasoning: 10

English Comprehension: 10

Marking scheme + 4 for every correct answer.

– 1 for each incorrect answer

0 marks for unattempt questions or those marked for review

Syllabus From State Board and CBSE syllabus for Classes 11 and 12

JIPMER 2019 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates taking the JIPMER 2019 must check the exam day guidelines before appearing for the entrance test. The test-takers are advised to report to the examination centre at least 2 hours before the reporting time. No latecomers will be allowed to enter the JIPMER MBBS 2019 exam centre under any circumstances. Candidates will not be allowed to carry any textual or digital materials apart from the admit card, and a Valid ID proof while entering the exam centre of JIPMER MBBS 2019. Before the start of the entrance exam of JIPMER 2019, formalities like biometric and photo capture will be conducted. Candidates can check a brief overview of the JIPMER MBBS 2019 exam day schedule for both shifts in the table given below.

JIPMER 2019 Exam Day Schedule – Morning Shift

S. No. Details Exam Date/Time
1 JIPMER MBBS 2019 Entrance Exam June 2, 2019
2 Reporting Timing 8.00 AM onwards
3 Entry Closes 9.15 AM
4 Exam Begins 10.00 AM
5 Shift Ends 12.30 PM

JIPMER 2019 Exam Day Schedule – Afternoon Shift

S. No. Details Exam Date/Time
1 JIPMER MBBS 2019 Entrance Exam June 2, 2019
6 Reporting Timing 1.00 PM onwards
7 Entry Closes 2.15 PM
8 Exam Begins 3.00 PM
9 Shift Ends 5.30 PM

JIPMER Answer Key 2019

JIPMER, Puducherry will not be releasing JIPMER 2019 answer key. Generally, the exams like JIPMER MBBS which are conducted in online mode does not have their answer keys released. No information regarding the issuance of JIPMER 2019 answer key has been released yet. In case there is any information made available by the conducting body then candidates will be able to check the same here.

JIPMER Result 2019

The result of JIPMER MBBS 2019 will be declared on June 10. JIPMER result 2019 will be issued in online mode in the form of merit list and individual scorecards. There will be a total of 12 merit list released by the regulatory body among which 11 will be the category-wise merit list and an overall merit list. The overall merit list of JIPMER 2019 will include all the candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam.

JIPMER Cut off 2019

JIPMER MBBS 2019 cutoff will be released along with the declaration of the JIPMER result 2019. The cutoff of JIPMER 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks set by the authorities which candidates are required to score in order to be considered qualified for the exam. The minimum required percentile has been made available by the conducting body as per which Unreserved/OCI/NRI category candidates are required secure at least a minimum of 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC and 45th percentile for General-PH) to qualify for JIPMER 2019.

JIPMER Cut off 2018 

In the year 2018, as many as 1,54,491 candidates appeared for JIPMER 2018 out of which 78,053 students cleared the examination. The category-wise opening and closing rank details for JIPMER 2018 has been given in the table below.

Category-wise opening and closing rank of JIPMER 2018 

Category Puducherry campus Karaikal campus
First rank Last rank First rank Last rank
Unreserved 1 156 190 978
OBC 13 51 64 240
SC 13 53 59 318
ST 3 14 17 74
PUR 1 55 57 104
POBC 34 59 65 69
PSC 4 14 15
NRI/OCI 3 20 44

JIPMER Seats and Reservation 2019

The total number of seats available at JIPMER Puducherry campus is 150 and JIPMER Karaikal campus is 50. The reservation criteria and the number of category-wise available at both the campuses can be checked in the table given below.

JIPMER 2019 Seats and Reservation

Candidate Category JIPMER Puducherry seats JIPMER Karaikal seats Total
General/Unreserved 55 19 74
OBC 28 9 37
SC 15 5 20
ST 7 2 9
Puducherry UR (P-UR) 22 9 31
P-OBC 10 3 13
P-SC 5 1 6
P-ST 3 1 4
NRI/OCI 5 1 6
PwD OPH* 5 1 6
Puducherry PwD OPH* 2 2
Total 150 50 200

 JIPMER Statistics – Previous Year

Details JIPMER 2018  JIPMER 2017 JIPMER 2016
Candidates Registered 1,97,751

(Male – 76,046

Female – 1,21,636)

1,89,663 1,55,193
Candidates Appeared 1,56,422 1,49,369 1,09,112

JIPMER Counselling 2019

The counselling of JIPMER 2019 will be held in four rounds including a final round. Candidates who will qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for JIPMER 2019 counselling process. Note that the counselling of JIPMER 2019 will be conducted in offline mode which means candidates will be required to report to the allotted centre which is the Academic Centre of JIPMER Puducherry. An official notice will be released before each round of JIPMER 2019 counselling. The notice will display the ranks of the candidates who are invited for the counselling process. Candidates will be required to be present with their original documents specified by JIPMER Puducherry when appearing for JIPMER MBBS Counselling 2019.


Highlights of AIIMS MBBS 2019

Exam Name                                        AIIMS MBBS

Conducting Body                              All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Official Website                       

Exam Type                                          National Level

Exam Date                                          May 25 – 26, 2019

Eligibility Criteria                              Aggregate of 60% required in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in 10+2 boards

Must have attained 17 years of age

Mode of Application                         Online

Exam Mode                                         Computer Based Test

Duration                                               3 hours 30 minutes

Number of Seats                                 807

AIIMS MBBS Helpline             | 1800117898

Exam Schedule

Event                                                                                                    Date

AIIMS MBBS Basic Registration                                                   November 30, 2018 – January 14, 2019

Uploading of Prospectus                                                               January 29, 2019

AIIMS MBBS Final Registration                                                   February 21 – March 12, 2019

AIIMS MBBS Admit Card                                                                May 15, 2019

AIIMS MBBS 2019 Exam Date                                                      May 25 – May 26, 2019

AIIMS MBBS Result 2019                                                                June 12, 2019

AIIMS MBBS 2019 – Counselling commences                       July 2 – 6; August 2, September 3

Commencement of Classes                                                          August 1, 2019

AIIMS MBBS Eligibility

-Candidates must fulfill AIIMS MBBS Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam.

Following are some of the eligibility criteria:

-Applicants must have completed 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before

December 31, 2019.

-Applicants must have passed 12th class from any recognized board or university with English, Biology, Physics,

and Chemistry as subjects.

-60% marks are required for OBC& general category candidates while SC/ST/OBC candidates require 50% to apply

for the exam.

-Candidates must be Indian nationals. Overseas Citizens of India and Non-Resident Indians are also eligible.

-Candidates appearing for qualifying exam are also eligible.

AIIMS MBBS Reservation Criteria

A certain percentage of seats in AIIMS are reserved for SC, ST, OBC and PWD candidates. In the six new AIIMS (Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh) with intake of 100 students each and 50 students each in AIIMS Nagpur and Guntur the reservation policy followed is tabulated below :

Category                                                                                              Reservation (%)

Scheduled Caste (SC)                                                                                       15

Scheduled Tribe (ST)                                                                                       7.5

Non-Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)                                    27

People with Benchmark Disability (PWBD)                                                5

Important Points:

In AIIMS Delhi, there are 100 seats for Indian Nationals and 7 for Foreign Nationals

If SC/ST seats remain vacant, they shall be converted to general category seats.

Sectional Distribution in AIIMS MBBS

Subjects                                               No. of questions

Physics                                                       60

Chemistry                                                 60

Biology (Botany & Zoology)                  60

General knowledge                                10

Aptitude & Logical Thinking                10

Total                                                           200 Questions

Important Topics in AIIMS MBBS

Candidates who are seeking admission for MBBS should know about the complete AIIMS Syllabus mentioned below:

Subjects                                               Main Topics

Physics                                                 Circular Motion, Electricity, Electro-                                                                           Magnetic Induction, Electronic Devices,                                                                   Kinetic Theory of Gases, Measurement,                                                                     Motion, Nuclear Physics, Physics of the                                                                     Atom: Thermodynamics: Work and heat,                                                                 first law of Thermodynamics., Solids,                                                                       Wave Motion: Optics

Chemistry                                           Molecule and Chemical Bond, Periodic                                                                      Properties of Elements, Structure of                                                                          Atom,Chemistry of Elements and                                                                                Compounds, Chemical Equilibrium,                                                                           Energetic, State of  Matter

Zoology                                                Anatomy and Physiology, Developmental                                                                 Biology, Diversity of Animal Life,                                                                               Genetics and Evolution (Fundamentals                                                                     only): (symbiosis), Histology,                                                                                       Reproductive System

Botany                                                  Absorption and cell water relations,                                                                         transport of water and minerals.,                                                                               Anatomy and Physiology of Plants:                                                                             Meristems-Plant growth and                                                                                      development., Botany and Human                                                                            Welfare, History, Importance, Factors and                                                                 mechanism, Internal and                                                                                            external regulators of growth and                                                                              development in plants, Internal structure                                                                of dicot and monocot leaves                                                                                        photosynthesis, Internal structure of                                                                         dicot and monocot roots, Internal                                                                               structure of stem and secondary growth,                                                                 Transpiration and respiration, Tropic                                                                       and  turgor movements, Xylem and                                                                           Phloem-their cell elements  and functions

General Knowledge                          Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of                                                                    companies, Top officials of big                                                                                     companies,Major corporate events,                                                                           Famous award and prizes, World                                                                               Records, Books and authors, Science,                                                                       History etc.


AIIMS MBBS 2019 Answer Key will be released online soon after the exam is over. Answer Key will be available separately for all the subjects.


AIIMS 2019 Result Date: June 18 onwards

AIIMS New Delhi will release the results via online mode. The results are declared in the form of scores and percentile secured by the candidate in AIIMS MBBS 2019. Enter your candidate ID and password to access AIIMS MBBS Results. The Institute will not intimate unsuccessful candidates individually regarding the result of the test. However, the marks/ percentile scores of an individual candidate are available on AIIMS website.

Steps to check the scores and percentile:

Step 1: Log on to the official website of AIIMS,

Step 2: Click on the link “Result of AIIMS 2019”.

Step 3: Candidates will be required to fill in the asked details, i.e.  Candidate ID, Password and a security pin.

Step 4: Login after filling and rechecking the details.

Step 5: The result will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Download AIIMS MBBS 2019 Result and print it out for a further procedure of admission.

Note: Candidates are advised to take the printout of the result and keep it safe till the admission procedure.

AIIMS MBBS Cut Off 2019

-The cut-off score is the minimum score which has to be secured by a candidate to get admission in AIIMS.

As per the AIIMS MBBS 2019 qualifying criteria,

-Cut Off for general category candidates will be 50% while for OBC candidates, it will be 45%.

-The cut off will be determined on the basis of percentile as the examination will be held in two shifts.

-Normalization Procedure will be used for determining the qualifying criteria.

-The cut off score for different categories is mentioned below:

Category                                              AIIMS Cut off Marks

General                                                50%

OBC (NCL)                                           45%

SC/ ST                                                   40%


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