7 things you should Know about AIPMT 2016

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All India Pre Medical Entrance Test 

AIPMT is back. Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) is going to conduct AIPMT for the medical aspirants to get admissions into MBBS/Dental Courses in the government colleges and hospitals.

Likewise every year CBSE has decided to conduct the exam from 2016

In the previous year CBSE took the exam for the medical students in a combined set named as NEET-UG. But soon Supreme Court intervened in the matter and directed the CBSE to conduct AIPMT 2016 exam in the similar way as it conducted medical entrance tests in the previous years.

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1. AIPMT to replace NEET

The All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) is finally replacing the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Undergraduate Courses (NEET-UG 2016).

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold the AIPMT for students aspiring for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Dental Surgery (MBBS/BDS) courses for the academic session of 2016 on Sunday, May 2016, as per an announcement made by CBSE.

2. Why Supreme Court has ruled in favor of scrapping NEET?

Due to occurrence of various issues in the admissions, the Supreme Court struck NEET down.

The judgment quashing NEET was delivered by a three- judge bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir (now retired) by a 2-1 division.

The new bench issued a notice to all private and minority medical colleges on whose plea SC had scrapped NEET.

3. CBSE to conduct AIPMT for 15 percent seats

All India Pre-medical and Pre- Dental Exam (AIPMT) conducted by CBSE lets you compete for 15% seats in all medical colleges in the country except Andra Pradesh.

So in effect you complete for just over 2100 seats in about 120 colleges. But anyone getting ranks within 3000 could have a fair chance of gaining admission, since toppers in AIPMT also would top in other medical colleges.

4. AIPMT 2016

CBSE decides to conduct AIPMT on May for 2016 session. Board has decided to conduct the exam all over India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and also for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges voluntarily participating in the test.

5. AIPMT 2016 Syllabus same as NEET

With the Government’s decision to scrap NEET, AIPMT is back. However, students should not be bothered about preparation, as the syllabus and pattern for All India Pre Medical Test 2016 (AIPMT) is a replica of NEET 2016.

Preparation strategies for AIPMT 2016 should be the same as NEET as the syllabus will be the same as that of NEET.

6. Do not confuse AIPMT with its previous version, say experts

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The difference between NEET and AIPMT 2016 is that AIPMT will be conducted only for the 15% national quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. “The ministry of health and family welfare has given the go-ahead for AIPMT 2016.

Students should not confuse AIPMT with its previous version. AIPMT 2016 will be similar to NEET, and won’t affect students preparing for the common medical entrance tests.

The format will also be the same and will be a pen and paper test comprising MCQ’s.

7. NEET and AIPMT more similar than different

The AIPMT syllabus will be the same as NEET.

Like NEET, AIPMT too will have a single paper as against the earlier two papers.

There will be 180 objective type questions from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology (45 questions from each subject).

There is no official clarity as yet regarding negative marking in AIPMT-2016. Since there is a similarity in the pattern of both the tests, the preparation strategy should also be the same.