Details of JIPMER Exam
The entrance exam will be 2.5 hours long and will consist of multiple choice type questions totaling 200 with 4 alternative answers testing you in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each answer with correct response shall be awarded 1 mark. No marks will be given for unanswered questions. More than one answer indicated against a question, will be deemed as incorrect response and no mark will be given. There is NO negative marking.
JIPMER admits 98 students for its MBBS course every year through its competitive entrance examination. The distribution details are as follows:
- Unreserved (UR) - 33 seats
- Other Backward Classes (OBC) - 17 seats
- Scheduled Caste (SC) - 10 seats
- Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 07 seats
- Puducherry Unreserved (P-UR) - 17 seats
- Puducherry Other Backward Classes (P-OBC) - 09 seats
- Puducherry Scheduled Caste (P-SC) - 05 seats
From within the available seats, three (03) are allotted to eligible OPH candidates on horizontal reservation basis.
The entrance examination will be held in 12 centres:
- New Delhi
In case sufficient numbers of candidates are not opting for a centre, the centre will be cancelled. The JIPMER reserves the right to allot any one of the above centres. The option once exercise is Final. Change of centre will not be permitted. However for any emergency or valid reason, change can be considered upon a written request addressed to the Dean, JIPMER for approval and sanction on or before 25th May 2011.
JIPMER Eligibility Criteria
- The student should be an Indian national and should also be residing in India.
- He/she should have studied and completed their course in schools located in India in the previous 2 years.
- He/she should have completed 17 years at the time of admission or should be completing that age on or before 31st December 2011, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S., i.e. they should have been born on or before 01-01-1995. (Request for relaxation from the prescribed age limit will not be considered for any category of applicants)
- The applicants should have passed the qualifying examinations in the following manner:
- The Higher / Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher / Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last 2 years of such study including Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and Mathematics or any other elective with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the NCERT after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
- The student should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology at the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination. For candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes / OPH the marks obtained in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination is 40%.
- For OPH candidates in general category the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45
- Note: Applicants who have appeared or will be appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2012 and whose results have not yet been declared can also apply for admission, if the first 3 criteria mentioned above are fulfilled
How to Prepare for JIPMER
The questions for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination will be based on the syllabus for XI & XII Standard as prescribed by State Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE.
- Plain old hard work is the answer to the pertinent question about cracking the JIPMER entrance test. Make sure you have the entire syllabus for the test handy. Acquire a set of standard text books from where you can learn and get familiar with all the fundamentals. You should ideally graduate to the other books after having cleared your basics
- For those who think they need an external source of discipline, joining a coaching centre is good idea. Not only do they provide you with a schedule to follow on a daily/weekly basis, they also help you assess and gauge yourself against other students in the centre. It would be ideal if you can form a study group comprising of bright students
- Old question papers are a gold mine of marks. It is a well-known fact that at least 10% to 30% of the questions in most pre-medical entrance exams including the one of JIPMER have repeat questions. Do not miss out on the opportunity to answer all such question correctly
- Practice, practice and practice. Attempting at least 200-300 questions on a daily basis is the easiest way to get top ranks. Attempting questions adds necessary knowledge, refreshes memory and corrects previously retained incorrect concepts and facts. Take as many simulated tests as possible, emulating the actual examination’s timings and atmosphere