All India Pre Medical Test administrated by the CBSE is a test valid for admission on 15% seats in all participating medical schools at national and state level, only exceptions being the states of Jammu and Kashmir and erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. The general idea of the format is to make medical education available to all regions of the country on an equitable base, and allow for inter-regional exchange. The test is generally held on the first Sunday of May every year, and AIPMT 2015 is scheduled for — May, 2016. The test will be held in select locations throughout India, and abroad. The test will offer admissions for 2200 MBBS, and 300 BDS seats at 130 Government Medical, and 30 Dental Colleges in India. While only 2,500 seats are available, candidates with a rank up to 3,500 can generally expect admission because of overlapping of seats and other tests.
Eligible candidates must be at least 17 years, and no more than 25 years of age A relaxation of 5 years on the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories.
Additionally, candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in the qualifying examination by securing at least 50% marks, with equivalency decided by Medical Council of India, and respective universities. Students who are awaiting results of their Intermediate Examination are also eligible to apply.
The new exam pattern, being followed since 2014 employs only one test that includes 180 multiple choice questions. AIPMT 2016 will have the questions divided into four sets, dealing with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. The paper will have a duration of three hours.
Each correct answer will be awarded four points, one point will be subtracted for each incorrect answer. No marks are awarded if the question is not attempted. Questions will be based off syllabus set by the CBSE, and will be framed with the knowledge of high school and intermediate syllabus.
Tentative Dates for AIPMT 2016
online registration Starts : 1st week of December 2015
Last date of online registration (without late fee): last week of December 2015
Last date of online registration (with late fee): last week of January 2016
Form correction date: Two week’s window in Feb 2016
Issue date of Admit Card: 1st week of April 2016
Date of examination: 1st week of May 2016
Declaration of results: 1st week of June 2016