PMT Exam Information
The All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT now replaced by NEET-UG) is an annual medical entrance examination in India. The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in several medical colleges across the country. 15% of the total seats in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India, state governments, municipal or other local authorities in India, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir, are reserved for candidates who qualified this examination.
The primary aim of this test, which was standardized all over India, is to make medical education available on an equitable basis to all regions of the nation and to foster inter-regional exchange. Until 2006, the AIPMT was unusual as it was one of the few all-India competitive examinations (along with the examinations for the defense services) based completely on merit and without any reservations. However, from 2006, under pressure from the Human Resources ministry headed by Arjun Singh, reservation for SC, ST and OBC has also been introduced in AIPMT.
Every Year AIPMT was conducted on first Sunday in the month of May.