MBBS Course (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery):
MBBS is a professional course that combines two degrees, Bachelor of Medicine and also Bachelor of Surgery together. The MBBS Course duration is 5.5 years. This includes 4.5 years of course study and 1 year of compulsory internship. Medical Council of India regulates the MBBS Course. One of the hardest course to study in India is MBBS. But no amount of difficulty has reduced the number of aspirants towards the course.
MBBS Course Eligibility:
- Age Limit: The minimum age to join an MBBS Course is 17 and the maximum age is 25.
- Educational Qualification: The candidate should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 or any other equivalent level with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects. English subject is also an eligibility in most of the universities and colleges. However, AIIMS Institute has set 60% marks as the minimum for general category students and 50% for reserved category students.
- Entrance Tests: Entrance exams are compulsory to join MBBS Course. Three major MBBS entrance exams are conducted at the national level for admission of candidates in the course.
Entrance exams for MBBS:
List of MBBS Entrance exams held in India is as follows. These exams are highly competitive with a large number of applicants:
- NEET UG: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Central Board of Secondary Education conducts the exam under the directives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India. NEET UG is a national level offline exams for medical entrance. Indian Nationals, NRI’s, OCI’s, PIO and also Foreign Nationals can give NEET UG exam. General category students have an upper age limit of 25 for giving NEET exams. The reserved category students get an age relaxation up to 5 years. Each candidate can have three attempts in NEET UG.
- AIIMS MBBS: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences conducts AIIMS MBBS exams. This is a national level computer-based test conducted for providing the admission of students in AIIMS Institutes at New Delhi, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Guntur, Bhopal, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, and Raipur.
- JIPMER MBBS: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research conducts JIPMER MBBS. This is one among the national level MBBS Entrance exams. JIPMER Puducherry and also JIPMER Karaikal are the participating institutions of the exam. This is a Computer-based Medical Entrance exam. Only Indian Nationals and OCI’s can appear for JIPMER MBBS.
MBBS Fee Structure and Syllabus:
- Fee Structure: The fee structure of MBBS can basically be as low as 5000 per year in central and state government colleges in India. Private colleges’ fee structure is generally around 25 lakhs in an average or even above according to the institution. This has also become a major reason for the heavy competition among students to get into Government institutions.
- Syllabus: Generally, MBBS Course is divided into 9 semesters. The first 2 Semesters are treated as Pre – Clinical years, Third to Fifth semesters are considered as Para – Clinical years and the last 4 semesters are Clinical Years.