ALL ABOUT MBBS ADMISSION, DURATION AND FEES
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MBBS, also known as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, has been one of the prestigious courses among medical courses across the world.
Despite its reputation, MBBS is the most challenging course in higher education.
MBBS aims to give an academic understanding of concepts such as human anatomy, chemistry, medicine, drugs formulation and effect.
Pharmaceutical experience and method of surgery through practical and theoretical experiences.
In India, MBBS is the most sought-after courses and lakhs of students compete in MBBS admissions in India, every year.
Medical seats in India are limited and students face a tough competition to get admission in MBBS.
MBBS COURSE DURATION
The duration of MBBS course is 5 ½ years including a rotating internship of one year. The internship is mandatory, and one can complete the course only by completing an internship. The duration of MBBS academic course is 4 ½ years that comprises of nine semesters. MCI (Medical Council of India) is the only accreditation body in India for MBBS course. Medical Council of India is responsible for structuring/ revamping the MBBS course in India.
MBBS ADMISSION PROCESS 2021
MBBS admissions in India for the academic session 2021 will begin in AUGUST 2021 because NEET exam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In India, MBBS admission process is purely based on NEET, and direct admission to MBBS course is not possible without NEET EXAM.
MBBS aspirants must clear the NEET UG to secure admission.
MBBS ENTRANCE EXAM IN INDIA
NEET is the only entrance exam for admission in MBBS/ BDS/ BVSc/ UG AYUSH courses.
NEET-UG: NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a popular national-level MBBS entrance exam. All the government & private medical colleges, universities and deemed universities consider NEET-UG score for MBBS admissions. Usually, NEET-UG is conducted in the month of May every year.
However, institutes such as AIIMS and JIPMER do not consider NEET-UG for MBBS admissions. These institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admissions.
NEET-UG 2021 will be conducted by NTA and the exam will be a pen and paper-based (offline exam). For more details about NEET-UG can be checked by clicking on the links below.
WHICH IS THE BEST MEDICAL EXAM IN INDIA ?
Until 2019, there were 3 major entrance exams in India NEET-UG, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS.
However, from this academic year, i.e. 2021 academic year, admission to MBBS/ BDS courses in India including in AIIMS and JIPMER institutes will be done on the basis of NEET exam only.
If you apply for the NEET-UG entrance exam, it means that you are competing for MBBS admission in government or private medical colleges/ universities/ deemed universities/ private universities.
With a valid NEET-UG score, you can get admission in any of the above medical colleges.
Through NEET-UG, you can compete for All India Quota (AIQ) or State Quota seats, Therefore, the chances of securing MBBS admission are high through NEET-UG.
The admissions are purely based on the order of merit. One must clear the NEET-UG cutoff to be eligible for the admission process.
If you apply for NEET UG entrance exam, it means that you are not only competing for admission in any of the nine AIIMS institutes across the country but for all the medical colleges across the country.
With a valid NEET score, you can get admission in AIIMS institutes in India.
However, other medical colleges in India and JIPMER also consider NEET score for MBBS admissions.
The students must clear the NEET UG cutoff and feature in the merit list to be eligible for admission process. Here, the admission chances are broad, as there are multiple options.
JIPMER does not conduct separate entrance exam for MBBS admission. Candidates who clear the NEET MBBS cutoff and feature in the merit list will be eligible for admission process. Here, the admission chances are board as multiple options are available for medical aspirants.
While participating in NEET counselling through AIQ, it is always better to aim for AIIMS as well as top government and private medical colleges.
While exercising the web options, you can choose AIIMS, JIPMER or any other government or private medical college across the country.
You can get admission in MBBS on the basis of your NEET AIQ rank.
HOW TO APPLY FOR MBBS
After clearing NEET-UG respective admission authority will conduct a centralized admission process for MBBS admissions.
Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct an admission process for MBBS course through NEET-UG.
Students who cleared the entrance exam and featured in the merit list are eligible to take part in the counselling process. Students need to submit a separate application form for MBBS course to individual institutes.
MBBS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The MBBS eligibility criteria for MBBS entrance exams and MBBS admission is as follows
- The basic requirement for MBBS admission and entrance exam in India is Class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks.
- The students must have studied Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as main subjects in Class 12.
- The lower age limit for MBBS admission and entrance exam in India is 17 years while the upper age limit is 25 years.
Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is the authority for conducting MBBS admissions through management quota. However, MCC conducts MBBS admission process through NEET for 15% AIQ (All India Quota) seats.
Students competing for AIQ MBBS admissions are eligible to get admission in any medical college across the country. For 85% of MBBS seats, state governments conduct MBBS admission process.
Usually, NEET-UG results are released in the month of June, and the counselling for MBBS course under AIQ and state quota begins in the second week of June every year.
Only those candidates who featured in the merit list released by MCC are eligible to take part in the admission process.
The systematic MCC MBBS admission process through NEET-UG for 15% AIQ seats can be checked below.
NEET-UG 2020 counselling begins with the registration process, and the candidates aspiring for 15% AIQ MBBS seats must visit the official website of MCC to complete the registration process. Click on the application form link to register for MBBS admission process.
Counselling Fee Payment:
After the registration process, the candidates must pay the prescribed counselling fee online by using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking. The NEET-UG counselling fee details are elaborated below.
|NAME OF CATTEGORY||REGISTRATION FEES(NON REFUNDABLE)|
|General Category – UR (for 15% AIQ/ Central University MBBS seats)||Rs. 1000/-|
|SC/ ST/PwD/ OBC (for 15% AIQ/ Central University MBBS seats)||Rs. 500/-|
|Deemed Universities||Rs. 5000/-|
Exercising and Locking of Choices:
At this stage of the admission process, the candidates must submit preferences.
Students must note that MBBS admissions through NEET will be based on NEET-UG merit and preferences submitted by candidates during the counselling process.
But there is no limit on the choices to be selected by the candidates.
Finally, lock the choices so that you will be eligible for seat allotment.
Seat allotment result will be declared based on NEET-UG merit and choices locked by the candidates.
Candidates can download the seat allotment letter through the official website.
After downloading the seat allotment letter candidates must report to the respective college with all the mandatory documents.
The admission will be confirmed only after reporting and submission of mandatory documents.
DOCOMENTS TO SUBMIT AT TIME OF REPORTING
The students who secured MBBS admission through NEET-UG and are interested in joining the respective Medical College, must submit the following documents to the college at the time of reporting
- Seat Allotment Letter
- NEET-UG Score Card
- Class 10 & Class 12 Pass Certificate or Mark Sheet
- NEET Admit Card
- Identity Proof
- Eight Passport Size Photographs
- Caste or Category Certificate (If Applicable)
- PwD Certificate (If Applicable)