Medical Education in India is regulated by the Medical Council of India, a statutory body formed to maintain the uniform standard of medical education in India. But the process of MBBS Admission in India varies from states to states and even from colleges to colleges. Most of the states in India conduct their own medical entrance exams or MBBS admission exams and their cut off marks also vary accordingly. In addition to the state level medical entrance exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts an entrance examination called National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) for admission into the medical colleges in India across all the states. 15% of the merit positions of the various medical colleges in India run by the union and the state governments are reserved for the candidates clearing the NEET UG. But getting admission into a medical college through NEET UG has been a huge challenge for the students. Every year more than 7, 00,000 candidates appear in the NEET UG for about 65,000 seats across the country and on an average only 4.5-5% of the total appearing candidates have been able to secure a seat through the entrance examination. From 2006 onwards, the NEET UG follows the Government Reservation Policy and accordingly 15%, 7.5% and 27% of the total seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBC). Several premier medical colleges and institutes in India such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) conduct their own medical entrance examinations as these institutes were formed under separate laws by the Government of India. Considering the number of appearing candidates to be 90, 000 on an average, the success rate of appearing candidates have been found to be approximately 0.08%. Due to the high competition involved in securing a seat in the Government run medical colleges there has been a spurt in the number of private medical colleges in India and this has given the much needed boost to the overall scenario of MBBS Admission in India. Several states in India viz. Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Pondicherry and the Delhi & the National Capital Region (Delhi-NCR) have been the front runners when it comes to the number of private medical colleges in India. The private medical colleges carry out their admission process mostly on one of the three following criteria.
- The marks obtained by the student in the various medical entrance examination conducted by the central government or the governments of states where their college or institute is located.
- The marks obtained by the student in their 12th standard examination conducted by the CBSE, ICSE or their respective state education boards.
- Direct Admission into the college through the discretionary Donation or Management Quota.
Several private medical college medical colleges in India allow aspiring medical students to take Direct MBBS admission through the discretionary management quota which doesn’t require the candidates to appear in the medical entrance examinations. If you are looking for guidance into the MBBS Admission in India, either through the medical entrance admission or the Direct Admission process, feel free to get in touch with our consultants with more than 10 to 15 years of experience who would be able to guide you through the entire procedure.