Under the provisions of the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984, Indian nationals from all over India are eligible to apply for 15% of the total seats in all Veterinary Colleges in India (except Jammu and Kashmir) to gain admission to the Bachelor’s Course in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry.
The entrance exam for this course is called AIPVT, the All India Pre Veterinary Test. The course runs for a period of 5 years, which includes a compulsory rotating internship for six months.
All Indian nationals except those from Jammu and Kashmir,(as that State has not adopted the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984), who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination equivalent to 10 + 2, are eligible, if they have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any other elective subject along with English at a level not lower than the core course for English as prescribed by NCERT.
Candidates need to have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English at the 10+2 or Intermediate Science Examination, and must have passed the individual subjects individually as well.
Candidates should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December in the year of admission, to appear for the All India Pre Veterinary Test.
The information bulletin and application form are to be obtained by post from the office of Controller of Examination, Veterinary Council of India, located in New Delhi, and a Demand Draft for the required amount as applicable to General category and SC/ST category candidates is required to be sent along with the request for the admission form. The Registrars of State Veterinary Councils are also authorised to sell the forms, especially those in Andaman and Nicobar, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
The venues for the All India Pre Veterinary Test (AIPVT) are stated in the information bulletin. The Test is generally held in the month of May each year, and advertisements are to be found in leading newspaper and in employment news. The entrance exam duration is three and a half hours and the questions in the form of multiple choice options, are based on Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English of the Class 12 level.