All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), which is to be held on 4 May 2014, has replaced the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which held last year on 5th May 2013 for Admissions to Medical and Dental Courses. The AIPMT will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), who also conducted NEET last year.
The medical entrances were used to determine the eligible candidates for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses. The examination syllabus for AIPMT 2014 will remain exactly same as was prescribed in NEET UG.
The AIPMT scores will be used for granting admission to 15% seats in Government Medical/Dental College. The scores will also be used to fill seats of Private Medical and Dental colleges who wish to participate in AIPMT.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was launched to reduce the burden on medical/dental aspirants who earlier had to face multiple entrance tests to secure admission. Through NEET, aspirants could appear for a single exam and apply for admission.
In the Previous year, NEET scores were used to grant admission in every medical and dental college spread across the country, for which merit lists were also drawn up at National and state levels. The students who could not obtain minimum marks required to be eligible to appear in NEET or those who had not attempted NEET was barred from applying for medical or dental admission for that specific academic year. The NEET also specified that admission is to be made based on NEET scores alone. However, as compared to NEET, AIPMT guidelines is much more flexible for medical aspirants and hence this exam has been brought back again for admissions.
The syllabus of AIPMT will have questions from the syllabus of Class 11th and Class 12th Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) subjects, mostly from NCERT text-books. The AIPMT 2014 will consist total 180 objective type questions, and 45 questions shall be from each subject: physics, chemistry, botany and zoology, which are to completed in 3 hours duration.