Medical courses are available at different degree levels at diploma, degree, post-diploma, postgraduate degree as well as research level. If any student score well in entrance examination on this basis of his/her score, the student would be placed on such proposal where he / she can choose a number of career options that are available in the field of medicine. In India, there are many medical entrance exams state level and India level and a candidate willing to take admission in any medical college and hospital of the country can choose to appear for any of the medical entrance examination.
You can get the information regarding application forms and last date of submission in leading newspapers of the country and also on the official websites of the conducting boards. For example, announcements for All India Pre-medical Examination usually come in the month of January and the exams are conducted in the months of March or April. In the same way, state level medical entrance examinations are declared in the month of January and are conducted in between March and April. About National level medical institutes are announced in month of January- March and conducted in between May and June.
Any candidate who is willing to write medical entrance exam, he should clear 10+2 or any equivalent examination with a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is eligible to appear for the tests.
There are generally two stages for conducting the medical entrance examinations and these are:
Stage-1: Preliminary Examination, which contain objective paper of 3 hours duration. This exam contain around 200 multiple choice type questions from core Science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
Stage-2: Final Examination, this is also an objective paper of 3 hours duration. This exam contain around 200 multiple choice questions from science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and it also comprises Logic & Reasoning, Intelligence and English Language comprehension. All the questions are of equal marks.
There is no particular syllabus as far as the medical entrance test is concerned. However, the questions are generally based on the level of 11th and 12th standards qualified under various boards all over India. The medical entrance examination comprises sections with a wide-ranging coverage of the following sections:
Measurement, Motion, Optics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Physics of the Atom, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Electro-Magnetic Induction, Solids, Nuclear Physics, Electronic Devices.
General & Inorganic Chemistry - Structure of Atom, Molecule and Chemical Bond, Periodic Properties of Elements, Chemistry of Elements and Compounds. Organic Chemistry - Introduction, Nomenclature of organic-compounds, etc. Physical Chemistry - State of Matter, Energetics, Chemical Equilibrium.
Histology, Anatomy and Physiology, Reproductive System, Developmental Biology, Diversity of Animal Life, Genetics and Evolution
Anatomy and Physiology of Plants, Systematics, Systems, Man and Environment, Cell Biology-Elementary, Genetics, Development Biology, Botany and Human Welfare.
Selection of the candidates depends on the scores obtained in the written examination. After clearance the Entrance tests, the candidate called for counseling, after that the candidate is given admission in a medical school. When he or she go for admissions, the candidates are request to bring necessary documents like mark sheets, school leaving certificates, age-proof, etc.