Medical education in India is a topic of great interest for the debaters; all thanks to the ever-increasing fierce competition in the medical sector of the country. Every year, lakhs of Indian students appear for the medical entrance examinations to secure a seat in the top medical colleges in India. However, to sheer dismay, only a small percentage of medical aspirants qualify for such exams.
With the NEET UG exam just over a few days back and its result soon to be announced, the students from the science stream have accelerated their search for various medical colleges in India. Although their NEET score will significantly impact their admissions, they already want to know about the different medical institutions, their admission process, fee structures, eligibility criteria, and more. Every second counts when it comes to applying for admission to the best medical colleges in the country as thousands of NEET-qualified students will be sending out applications. So, speeding up the admission process is the key to acquiring admission to your dream colleges for medical education in India.
A career in the field of medicine is the most sought-after profession for Indian students. A majority of the medical aspirants aspire to pursue MBBS in India from the top medical colleges and institutes to have a bright medical career ahead.
What is MBBS?
MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, is a five-and-a-half-year undergraduate degree program in medicine offered to medical aspirants with a required NEET score.
Who can apply?
Students with physics, chemistry, biology, and English a subject can apply for the MBBS program. The MBBS degree is mainly meant for students who want to be a physician.
What is the duration?
The entire duration of MBBS in India is 5.5 years including one year of rotatory internship.
Candidates who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a bachelor’s degree in surgery must fulfill the following conditions to get MBBS admission in India:
The minimum age requirement to appear for the NEET exam is 17 years.
Indian medical colleges aim to provide state-of-the-art, growth-oriented education through their MBBS degree programs. With a rise in the requirement of medical professionals in the industry, the scope of growth is immense for the medical aspirants willing to pursue MBBS courses in India. Students can choose their preferred specialization in MBBS courses based on their interests and career goals.
According to the data from the Medical Council of India and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the number of MBBS seats in the government medical colleges through NEET 2022 will be approx. 91,827. Below is the list of MBBS seats in government colleges across Indian cities and union territories based on the NEET 2022 exam.
|State/Union Territory||MBBS Colleges||MBBS Seats|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1||100|
|Darda & Nagar||1||150|
|Jammu & Kashmir||8||985|
The number of MBBS seats in private medical colleges and institutes is determined by their authorities only. Have a look at the number of colleges and the seats available for MBBS courses.
|State/Union Territory||MBBS Colleges||MBBS Seats|
|Daman and Diu||1||100|
|Jammu & Kashmir||1||100|
Getting into a good and top medical college in India to pursue MBBs requires a good NEET score. Previously, three medical entrance examinations in India decided the fate of aspiring medical students:
However, in 2022, the NEET exam became the standard medical entrance exam in India, and AIIMS and JIPMER came under the ambit of NEET from session 2021. Now, medical aspirants in India are required to only sit for the NEET exam to get into top medical colleges and institutions in India, including JIPMER and AIIMS.
Indian students aspiring to be reputed and successful medical professionals in India or abroad are required to clear the NEET exam with good scores. A high NEET score means getting MBBS admission to top medical colleges in India.
The detailed analysis of the previous years NEET exam will give medical aspirants a fair idea about the NEET 2022 trend and what they can expect from the NEET 2022 result.
|Method of exam||Offline|
|Format of exam||Objective|
|Duration||3 hours and 20 minutes|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Number of questions||Physics – 50Chemistry – 50Botany – 50Zoology – 50|
|Marking scheme||+4 marks for the right answer and -1 mark for the wrong answer|
Note: Every subject will have 50 questions divided into section A (35 questions) and section B (15 questions). Attempt only 10 questions from section B.
|College||2021 NEET Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||87|
|VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi||143|
|University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||215|
|Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi||531|
|Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh||455|
|State G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||708|
|King Georges Medical College, Lucknow||1623|
|Stanley Medical College, Chennai||6044|
|Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PG Inst. of Medical Sciences, Rohtak||6379|
|Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai||2869|
|Category||Percentile||NEET Qualifying Score||Qualified Candidates|
Earlier, medical aspirants were required to sit for an MBBS entrance examination to get admission to AIIMS. But from session 2021, students can only sit for the NEET UG exam and apply to AIIMS based on their NEET scores.
Here are the total seat distributions and reservations in all the AIIMS in the country:
The above seats include the seats for the PwBD candidates in all the categories.
Previously, the Jawaharlal Institute of PG Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) conducted its medical entrance examination in the country. But from session 2021, the MBBS admissions to this medical institution will be done through the NEET UG exam.
Below are the details of the seats and reservations in JIPMER at Puducherry and Karaikal:
To secure a seat in Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, medical aspirants have to appear for the NEET UG exam followed by ToELR (Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic, and Reasoning) and personal interview.
The total number of seats in AFMC is 150, which includes 115 boys, 30 girls, and 5 sponsored students.
The estimated number of students appearing for the selection process includes 1350 boys and 350 girls.
Indian students always have a preference to secure a seat in the medical colleges in India and keep MBBS abroad as the last option in case they fail to acquire a seat. The detailed analysis will give a clear understanding to the MBBS aspirants about the seats available and what options are there for them in India.