NEET to get replaced by AIPMT
As per the decision taken by the honorable Supreme Court of India, the NEET or National Eligibility Entrance Test will be replaced by AIPMT in the year 2016. So, the students who aspire to take admission into the medical and dental colleges in India for the under graduate MBBS and BDS courses will have to appear for AIPMT 2016. The decision was taken to solve the issues that were arising regarding the admission of the students in the colleges.
The students are to be admitted according to performance in AIPMT 2016
The similarity of the NEET with AIPMT 2016, it will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education or the CBSE. The students all over India will be competing for 15% of all the seats in medical and dental colleges which are funded by the Government and fall under this category in all the states leaving out the ones in Andhra Pradesh. So, there are 130 medical colleges and 20 dental colleges offering a total of 2100 seats from AIPMT 2016.
The colleges where you can apply through AIPMT
Admission in all the medical and dental colleges can be done by the AIPMT 2016. In fact it’s for the national admission quota of 15% of the total seats in the medical and dental colleges except the colleges in Andhra Pradesh. A lot of other colleges like the BHU or AFMC have also decided to participate in AIPMT 2016 voluntarily. So, the top rankers can also apply for admission in these colleges.
AIPMT 2016 and NEET: from the candidate’s point of view
From the candidate’s point of view, the AIPMT 2016 will not be much different from NEET and the number of questions will also be same. As it’s still hosted by CBSE, the level of questions will also be no different. Only one difference is there is there in the exam pattern and that is the AIPMT 2016 will be a single paper based exam instead of the NEET which was a 2 paper based exam.
There will be same number of questions in AIPMT 2016 as there was in NEET (45 questions each from Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry) and they will be MCQ type questions and the candidates will have to choose the correct option. Syllabus of AIPMT 2016 has also been changed and has been kept same so that the students don’t face any unnecessary difficulty in preparations.
The criteria of eligibility for the candidates to sit for the AIPMT 2016
To appear for the AIPMT 2016, the candidates should be eligible through some criteria as:
- Before taking admission to colleges, you must have passed the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology in your 10+2 boards.
- You must have secured a minimum of 50% of Physics, Chemistry and Biology combined in 10+2 exams.
- You must be more than 17 years of age on the last day of the year of taking admission in the college.
- You have to be less than 25 years of age for being eligible for AIPMT 2016. The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC quota will get a relaxation of 5 years.
The application procedure for AIPMT 2016
The AIPMT 2016 will be an offline exam where the candidates have to fill up the application forms online and make the payment by E-challan or Credit/ Debit card. The last day for the payment is 12th Jan.2016. The candidates have to fill up the application form for E-challan by 8th Jan. and for other modes by 12th Jan. AIPMT 2016 will be held on 1st May 2016 which is a big day for all the candidates. All the best!