All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test

The AIMPT is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It stands for the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test. It is attempted by candidates wishing to attend medical colleges run by the state government, union of India and other local authorities. All the states of India are subject to this examination except the state of Jammu and Kashmir. When the examination has been done, all those who have qualified will be shortlisted and it will be upon them to contact the universities they made applications to for any other directions they may need.

The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test has two parts, the first of which must be attempted by all who want to pursue medical degrees in various institutions and the second one must be attempted by those who passed the preliminary examination. It is therefore not a guarantee that the applicant will attempt the second examination. For applicants, the preliminary examination is extremely important and for the administration it is meant to sieve the applicants who do not have the aptitude for medical courses. The second examination has improved standards and those who pass this one are considered the best of candidates and can pursue their medical courses from that point on.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the time he or she is sitting the exam. Proof of age must be provided and any candidate who does not fulfill the age requirement will not be allowed to sit the examination that year. The maximum age of applicants is 25 and proof of age will also be required of anyone who wants to sit the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test.  Anyone who is older than 25 years will not be allowed to sit the examination. Students who hail from Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible to sit this exam, since they are subject to different standards that have been set by their own state. Students whose eligibility is in question must prove using an affidavit that they are not domiciled in this state and they are not eligible to sit similar exams in the state of Jammu and Kashmir hence they are not able to seek places of admission in the medical colleges of this state.

The preliminary examination has a single paper with 200 questions and lasts three hours. The paper consists of physics chemistry and biology questions, all with four options. The candidate is required to use ball point pens to mark the correct answers for those who qualify this examination, they will be allowed to sit the final examination that consist of 120 questions, all with four multiple answers. Again, the questions will come from physics, chemistry and biology and users should use ball point pens only. The preliminary exams will mainly test the general knowledge of the applicant in matters of science. It is expected that those with an average knowledge will pass the preliminary exam and will be able to sit the final exam. The exceptional students who pass both exams are considered eligible enough for whatever medical course they want to undertake in the universities in India. The second paper lasts three hours.

The preliminary examination was done on April 3rd 2011 and the final exam is set to be done on May 15th 2011. This is a strict exam which deducts a third of the total marks for every wrong answer so one needs to be extremely careful when attempting the question. Applicants can sit for the exams in Hindi or English depending on what he or she has chosen in the application, which cannot be changed.

Last modified: 2011-04-10 23:35:36