Medical Entrance Exams in India


Are you planning to become a doctor in future? If yes, then you must start preparing for your career pathway from Class 11 and Class 12. The Indian healthcare industry is growing rapidly. Indian doctors have made a significant contribution in fighting the global pandemic and being a part of such a noble profession will be no less than an honour for you. 


As of 21 May 2020, there are 542 medical colleges and 64 stand alone PG Institutes in India whose qualifications are recognized by the National Medical Commission. 


NEET, which is a national level medical entrance exam in India, has 549 participating institutions and offers admissions in MBBS courses across India for a total of 78,333 seats. 


Top medical colleges in India as per NIRF Ranking: 


  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  4. National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
  5. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow
  6. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  7. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
  8. Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  9. King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow
  10. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

List of Undergraduate Medical Entrance Exams in India 


Earlier, many medical colleges and universities in India used to conduct their own medical entrance tests for admissions in MBBS/BDS/BSc. Nursing and other medical courses in India. However, now NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) by NTA (National Testing Agency) has been used as a common entrance test for admission in many medical colleges and universities of India. 


NEET 2022 Highlights 



Formerly Known As


Name of Exam

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Conducted by

National Testing Agency (NTA)


Undergraduate (conducted at National Level)


Conducted once a year


Offline test using paper and pencil



NEET 2022 Announcement


NEET Application Registration

06-Apr-2022 to 20-May-2022

Last Day to Pay Application Fee

15-May-2022  20-May-2022

NEET 2022 Admit Card Release Date

First Week of June 2022

NEET Exam Date



  • INR 1,600 (General)
  • INR 1,500 (OBC)
  • INR 900 (Reserved category candidates)
  • INR 8,500 (Foreign nationals)

List of Participating Institutions 


List of Medical Entrance Exams in India That Will Now Consider NEET Scores 


Entrance Exam Name for MBBS Course

Qualifying Criteria for the Entrance Exam in 2022

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam 


JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam 


Karnataka CET 




St Johns 


Odisha JEE 


CMC Vellore MBBS Entrance Exam




Kerala KEAM




MGIMS Wardha  MBBS Entrance Exam 2019


Amrita University MBBS Entrance Exam


AMU MBBS Entrance Exam

For MBBS and BDS Course: Via NEET Examination

For BUMS Course: Admission Test will be held in two papers- Paper I and Paper-II.

Paper I will be on 10th April 2022 and Paper II will be on- 29th May 2022

Goa CET  


Uttarakhand PMT 


Sri Ramachandra University 








Himalayan University 




Balaji Vidyapeeth MBBS CET 


DY Patil Kolhapur MBBS



Why is Medical Entrance Exam Coaching Necessary for Students? 


Do you know that in 2021, almost 16.1 lakh students registered for NEET? Not only this, Out of these 16 lakh registered candidates,15,44,275 appeared in the examination and 8,70, 074 candidates qualified for the examination. As you can see NEET is the qualifying criteria for almost every other medical college admissions process, which makes it the most competitive entrance test in India. 


Preparing for such an examination requires strategy, dedication, determination and continuous motivation which is provided by coaching experts. Medical entrance exam coaching enables students to find a mentor or coach who can guide them on how to crack the medical entrance test. 


Benefits of medical entrance coaching in India include:


Extensive learning materials: Not every student can purchase reference books for Physics, Chemistry and Biology other than NCERT textbooks. Joining a medical entrance exam coaching helps them gain the best study resources for the exam such as previous year papers, mock tests, notes, etc. 


Organised and focused preparation: Time management can be a real struggle for students. With procrastination and peer pressure being one of the most common reasons for their lack of focus, they need someone who can keep them accountable. Medical entrance exam teachers ensure the same. 


Tips and tricks: Medical entrance exams not only test your conceptual knowledge but also consider your accuracy, application, reasoning, analysis and critical thinking skills. An expert can guide students on how to answer every question quickly and accurately. 


Regular studies: The syllabus for medical entrance tests like NEET generally includes what students have studied in Class 11 and Class 12. Revising such a vast syllabus requires students to study every day. A teacher can help students in maintaining a study routine. 


Learn From the Best Medical Entrance Exam Experts at askIITians 


askIITians is a renowned name when it comes to medical entrance exam coaching. Our team of experienced teachers from IITs, NITs and top medical colleges of India is here to guide students in the best possible manner. We offer live, interactive classes, personalised mentoring, and advanced sessions for medical entrance exams. Our teachers create a friendly yet disciplined learning environment where students can ask their doubts without any hesitation and learn every concept step by step. 


Features of our Medical Entrance Exam preparation courses: 


  • Test series with more than 100 tests. 
  • Self-study kit with pre-recorded lectures and conceptual videos. 
  • Exclusive revision classes. 
  • Special Rankers Batch. 
  • On-demand parents-teacher meetings and live support. 
  • Career guidance. 
  • Group discussions and unlimited practice. 
  • Live practical classes/ online field trips. 


Check our courses section to know more about our NEET exam coaching programs and benefits. Book a free consultation with us. 

Frequently Asked Questions 


1. How many medical entrance exams are there in India? 

There is only one major medical entrance examination in India - NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test), especially if you want to take admission into a government medical college. There are 549 participating institutions in NEET 2022. 


2. Is there any exam other than NEET for MBBS?

No, NEET is a national level medical entrance test. Its scores are considered by most of the medical colleges in India, especially government colleges. 


3. Is NEET the toughest exam in India? 

NEET is definitely one of the most competitive medical entrance tests in the world. With almost all colleges of India accepting NEET scores for MBBS courses, it is an important examination and should be taken seriously by medical aspirants. 

Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution