Medical Entrance Exams in India 2021

By : Noushin Chaudhary

Updated : Jan 2, 2020, 12:15

Every year lakhs of students aspire to study different fields in medicine. Medical has been one of the most aspiring fields for the students. Every year there has been an increase in the number of candidates that appear for the medical entrance examinations. 

There have been many changes in medical examinations over the years. With many state-level exams merging into the NEET and many other changes in the examination pattern, this has left students confused. To give a clear idea about various medical entrance exams here is a list to make you aware of the upcoming exams:

List of Medical entrance exams in India

Name of the Exam

Courses offered

Conducting Body

National-Level

NEET

MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses

National Testing Agency (NTA)

NEET PG

MD/MS/PG Diploma/DNB post-MBBS

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

NEET MDS

MDS/PG Diploma (Dental)

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

AIAPGET

MD, MS, PG Diploma (AYUSH courses)

National Testing Agency (NTA)

FMGE

Licensing Examination

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

DNB PDCET

DNB

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

NEET SS

DM, MCh

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

FET

FNB

National Board of Examinations

Institute-Level

AIIMS PG

MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, MDS

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

JIPMER PG

MD, MS, MDS

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

PGIMER

MD, MS

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

AIIMS SS

DM, MCh, MD(Hospital Administration)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

PGIMER (Other)

DM, MCh, MD(Hospital Administration), MPH, PGDPHM, MDS(House Job)

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

NIMHANS

MD, DM, M.Ch

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

NEET 2021

NEET is held only once ina year. Its is an offline exam which is taken by lakhs of students every year. Many state-level exams have also been merged in NEET exam. NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates looking for admission in courses like MBBS and BDS can appear for NEET exam which will ensure admission in various colleges and institutions offering these courses. NEET is the only entrance exam which is applicable for all medical courses in the country thereby making it the most important medical entrance exam.

The tentative dates for NEET 2021 are given below:

Events

Date (Tentative)

Release of application form

December 2020

Last date for submission of application form

January 2021

Availability of admit card

April 2021

NEET 2021 Date

May 2021

Declaration of result

June 2021

Counselling will commence from

2nd week of June 2021

NEET MDS 2021

NEET MDS is conducted every year as a pen-paper exam. Its is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates looking for admission in postgraduate courses in delta field aspire to appear for NEET MDS exam. The tentative dates for NEET MDS 2021 are as follows:

 

Events

Dates*

Registrations and application

The second week of October 2020

Admit card issued 

The second week of December 2020

Exam day

The third week of December 2020

Result date

The third week of January 2021

Merit list displayed

The second week of March 2021

NEET PG 2021

NEET PG is conducted by National Board of Examination for the candidates who are looking admission in postgraduate courses like MD, MS and post MBBS courses in various colleges and institutes across the country. Candidates can refer to the NEET PG 2021 dates:

Events

Dates

Registration and application

The first week of November 2020

Admit card release date

Last week of December 2020

Exam day

The first week of January 2021

Announcement of Result

Last week of January 2021

Counselling started from

The second week of March 2021

AIIMS PG 2021

AIIMS PG is conducted to give admission in postgraduate courses. The exam is organised by AIIMS Delhi which provides career opportunities in courses like MD/MS and also in a 6-year course of DM/MCh. The AIIMS PG exam is organised twice a year. The first attempt can be given in January and the second attempt in July. The tentative dates for AIIMS PG 2021 are as follows:

 

Events

Dates*

Basic registration

The first week of August 2020

The final status of basic registration

The third week of September 2020

Code Generation for final registration

The third week of September 2020

Final Registration

Last week of September 2020

Release of admit card

The second week of November 2020

Exam day

The third week of November 2020

Announcement of results

Last week of November 2020

PGIMER 2021

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh offers a total of 143 seats approximately to the various postgraduate courses in the institute. Thousands of candidates apply for the PGIMER exam every year. Candidates looking for admission in postgraduate medical courses can find this exam a wonderful opportunity. The tentative dates are as follows:

 

Events

Dates*

Application start date

The first week of October 2020

Last date to submit the application form

The first week of November 2020

Admit card release date

The second week of November 2020

Last date to download admit card

Fourth week of November 2020

Exam Date

Fourth week of November 2020

Merit list release date

Fourth week of November 2020

Counselling round 1

The second week of December 2020

Counselling round 2

The first week of January 2021

Counselling round 3

The third week of January 2021

Counselling round 4

Fourth week of January 2021

JIPMER PG 2021

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research conducts the JIPMER PG exam every year for admission in various postgraduate courses. The JIPMER PG exam takes place twice a year. The January and the July sessions are the two times when the candidates can appear for the exam. The tentative dates are as follows:

 

Exam

Dates*

JIPMER PG application form 2021 release date

The third week of September 2020

Last date to submit the application form

Fourth week of October 2020

JIPMER PG 2021 admit card release date

The second week of November 2020

Last date to download admit card

The second week of December 2020

Exam date

The second week of December 2020

Merit list release

The third week of December 2020

JIPMER PG Counselling - Round 1

Fourth week of December 2020

JIPMER PG Counselling - Round 2

Fourth week of December 2020

JIPMER PG Counselling - Final round

The second week of January 2021

FMGE 2021

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination is conducted by the National Board of Examination every year. Candidates who have done their medical studies abroad but wish to practice in India are supposed to clear the FMGE exam. The candidates who clear the FMGE exam will be issued a practice licence however this exam does not ensure admission in any college. The FMGE exam is conducted twice a year. The tentative dates are:

 

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Starting of application form

2nd week of April 2021

Last date to submit the application

1st week of May 2021

Correction facility

2nd week of May 2021

Issue of admit card

4th week of June 2021

Exam date

4th week of June 2021

Declaration of result

Last week of July 2021

AIIMS 2021

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi conducts the AIIMS exam every year for admission in undergraduate courses. Candidates who wish to go for MBBS in AIIMS Delhi should appear for NEET 2021 exam.

AFMC MBBS 2021

Education in the medical field is offered by Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) every year. Candidates who wish to apply for the courses like MBBS can appear for NEET 2021 exam. The score obtained in NEET 2021 exam will be considered for admission in AFMC.

Jan 2NEET & AIIMS

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