MBBS & PG in India

Guidelines for MBBS Aspirant

Admission to the MBBS Medical Course in India–

Eligibility Criteria:

No Candidate shall be allowed to be admitted to the Medical Curriculum proper of first Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Course until:

  • He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the MBBS Course.
  • He/ She has obtained a minimum of marks in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 


NEET Criteria

 In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS Course for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain      minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test to MBBS course’ held for the said academic year.

However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile.

In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile.

The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS course’.

  • In order to be eligible to take National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, He/she has passed the higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than core course of English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education;

Qualification Criteria

Candidate for admission to MBBS course must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other backward classes. The marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be 40%.


MBBS Course duration in India

Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of Surgery is a five and half-year course. The course involves four and a half -year of classroom study followed by a year of rotating internship. The classroom study is broken into three phases of 18 months each. The period of 18 months is called Professional and each profession is divided into three semesters. There is a semester exam at the end of each semester and a Professional exam at the end of each Professional.

The first MBBS

Phase-1 (two semesters) - consisting of Pre-clinical subjects (Human Anatomy, Physiology including Bio-Physics, Bio- chemistry and introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities). Besides 60 hours for introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities, rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Biochemistry combined (Physiology 2/3 & Biochemistry 1/3).

Second MBBS

Phase-II (3 semesters) - consisting of Para-clinical/ clinical subjects.

During this phase teaching of Para-clinical and clinical subjects shall be done concurrently.

The Para-clinical subjects shall consist of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine including Toxicology and part of Community Medicine.

Final MBBS

(Continuation of study of clinical subjects for seven semesters after passing Phase-I)

The clinical subjects to be taught during Phase II & III are Medicine and its allied specialties, Surgery and its allied specialties, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Community Medicine.

The Medicine and its allied specialties training will include General Medicine, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis and Chest, Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Infectious diseases etc.

The Surgery and its allied specialties training will include General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery including Physio-therapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesia, Dentistry, Radio-therapy etc.

The Obstetrics & Gynaecology training will include family medicine, family welfare planning etc.


Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship

CRRI is one-year compulsory work assigned to medical graduates in medical colleges or hospitals. In India, MBBS is awarded on completion of this internship. An intern has to work in all departments on a rotation basis. Internship brings the basic clinical experience needed to work as a general physician. The intern is given clinical responsibilities under the supervision of a medical teacher.


Guidelines for PG Aspirant

Admission to the Post Graduate Medical Course in India–

To get admission into any Post Graduate Medical Course in India, Candidate should have completed MBBS course and get the MBBS registration from either Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council.

All admissions to PG in Medical Courses are through PG NEET exam only conducted by Government of India. All state & University level entrance exam for PG courses has been scrapped except Medical Institution set up by central act like AIIMS, PGIMER, and JIPMER etc.

(1) Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) / Master of Surgery (M.S.)

The period of training for obtaining these degrees shall be three completed years including the period of examination. Provided that in the case of students having a recognised two year postgraduate diploma course in the same subject, the period of training, including the period of examination, shall be two year.

(2) Doctor of Medicine (D.M.) / Master Chirurgiae (M.Ch.)

The period of training for obtaining these degrees shall be three completed years (including the examination period) after obtaining M.D./M.S. degrees, or equivalent recognised qualification in the required subject

(3) Diplomas

The period of training for obtaining a postgraduate Diploma shall be two completed years including the examination period.

Top Government Medical Colleges in India

  •  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
  •  Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  •  JIPMER College, Puducherry
  •  Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
  •  Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Top Private Medical Colleges in India

  •  Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  •  Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  •  Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
  •  M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  •  St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  •  Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi
  •  Dr D.Y.Patil Medical College, Pune
  •  Bharti Vidhyapeeth, Pune
  • Geetanjali Medical College, Udaipur
  •  Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun

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