Medical entrance exams 2022 are conducted by boards or organizations at the all-India level or state level. The purpose of conducting entrance examinations is to select candidates for admission to medical courses at diploma, degree, post-diploma, postgraduate degree and research levels.
In general, the medical entrance exams for admission to diploma and degree courses are held separately at the all-India level and state level. However, entrance examinations for admission to postgraduate degrees and research programs are done on an all-India basis or state basis. A candidate willing to take admitted in any medical college and hospital of the country can choose to appear in any medical entrance examination.
The following table brings the list of Medical entrance exams in India along with the courses offered and conducting body.
|Name of the Exam||Courses offered||Conducting Body|
|NEET UG||MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|NEET MDS||MDS/PG Diploma (Dental)||NBE|
|AIAPGET||MD, MS, PG Diploma (AYUSH courses)||NTA|
|NEET SS||DM, MCh||NBE|
|INI CET||MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, MDS||All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi|
|AIIMS INI SS||DM, MCh, MD(Hospital Administration)||All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi|
Now let us take a look at the details of the top medical entrance exams in India including the important dates.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by NTA for admission to various undergraduate medical courses in India. It is the largest and most important medical entrance exam in India.
The table below brings the essential dates for NEET 2022, which NTA has announced.
|Registration and application||06-Apr-2022 to 20-May-2022|
|Correction window for the application form||the Fifth week of May 2022|
|Release of the admit card||First week of June 2022|
|Announcement of result||the First week of August 2022|
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation is conducted by NBE for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma/DNB post-MBBS courses in India. NEET PG scores are widely accepted for admission to these courses. The exam is conducted in computer-based mode (CBT) for a duration of 3.5 hours. There are 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
Aspirants can check the table below to know the NEET PG exam dates.
|Registration and application||15-Jan-2022 to 25-Mar-2022|
|Application correction window||29-Mar-2022 to 07-Apr-2022|
|Admit card release date||14-May-2022|
|Announcement of Result||20-Jun-2022|
|Counselling started from||July 2022|
National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination for MDS courses, or NEET MDS, is another examination conducted by NBE. NEET MDS is conducted once, every year, for admissions to the postgraduate dental courses in India.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the NEET MDS exam dates.
|Registrations and application||21-Mar-2022 to 30-Mar-2022|
|Application correction window||20-Apr-2022 to 22-Apr-2022|
|Admit card issued||25-Apr-2022|
|Merit list displayed||TBA|
INI CET is conducted by AIIMS, Delhi for admission to its postgraduate courses. Apart from MD/MS courses, the exam scores are also used for admission to the six years DM/MCh courses offered at AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER and NIMHANS.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the INI CET dates.
|Basic registration||31-Mar-2022 to 07-Mar-2022|
|Final status of basic registration||18-Mar-2022|
|Exam Unique Code (EUC) Generation for final registration||25-Mar-2022 tp 14-Apr-2022|
|Release of admit card||29-Apr-2022|
|Announcement of results||14-May-2022|
Foreign Medical Graduate Examination, popularly known as FMGE, is conducted by NBE. FMGE is a licensing examination conducted for those who wish to practice medicine in India, but have completed their primary medical qualification from outside India. FMGE is conducted twice in a year. One must note that clearing this examination will not lead to admissions but a practising license.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the FMGE dates.
|Registration and application||15-Mar-2022 to 04-Apr-2022|
|Application correction window||08-Apr-2022 to 12-Apr-2022|
|Final correction window||03-May-2022 to 06-May-2022|
|Admit card will be issued||27-May-2022|
|Announcement of result||30-Jun-2022|
All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test, or AIAPGET, is conducted by NTA annually. AIAPGET is an entrance test conducted for admissions to the postgraduate AYUSH courses in India. Qualifying the AIAPGET exam will give the candidates to take admission to MS, MD or PG diploma courses in either of the following AYUSH disciplines; Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the AIAPGET dates.
|Registration and application||Fourth week of June 2022|
|Admit card will be available online||First week of September 2022|
|Exam day||Second week of September 2022|
|Announcement of result||Second week of October 2022|
|Counselling starts||First week of November 2022|
Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test, abbreviated as DNB PDCET, is a ranking examination conducted by NBE. As the name suggests, DNB PDCET is conducted for admission to DNB courses in India. However, the applicants must possess a postgraduate diploma to apply for the DNB PDCET exam.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the DNB PDCET dates.
|Registration and application||22-Apr-2022 to 12-May-2022|
|Application correction window||16-May-2022 to 19-May-2022|
|Admit card will be released||18-Jul-2022|
|Announcement of result||24-Aug-2022|
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Super Speciality Courses) or NEET SS is conducted by NBE for admission to various DM/MCh courses. NEET SS scores are accepted by all private medical colleges/universities, deemed universities and the Armed forces medical services institutions.
Aspirants can check the table below to know the NEET SS dates.
|Registrations and application process begins||To be announced|
|Last date to submit the application||To be announced|
|Admit card will be released||To be announced|
|Exam day||18-Jun-2022 and 19-Jun-2022|
|Result will be announced||To be announced|