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JIPMER-EXAM


JIPMER entrance exam

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, conducts an entrance exam for admissions into its MBBS programme. The institute is centrally sponsored and has 200 seats, including 50 for the Karaikal campus.

JIPMER was made an autonomous institute in 2008 by an Act of Parliament. Until then, it was controlled by the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi. JIPMER is exempt from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and conducts its own entrance examination for medical courses.

The distribution of MBBS seats for each category is as follows:

Category Number of MBBS Seats at Puducherry Campus Number of MBBS Seats at Karaikal Campus
General
50
15
Other Backward Class (OBC)
28
10
Scheduled Castes (SC)
16
6
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
11
4
Puducherry - General
23
7
Puducherry - OBC
11
5
Puducherry - SC
6
2
Non-resident Indian (NRI) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
5
1
Total
150
50
Reservation for Physically handicapped Candidates
Physically Handicapped
3
2
Puducherry - Physically Handicapped
1
0
Total
4
2

Examination pattern

English is the medium of examination and 200 multiple choice questions are asked. Each question has four answer options and the candidate has to select the best alternative. The questions are distributed among subjects as follows:

  1. Biology - 60 questions
  2. Chemistry - 60 questions
  3. Physics - 60 questions
  4. English - 10 questions
  5. Quantitative and logical reasoning - 10 questions

One mark is given for each correct answer and there is no negative marking in the exam.

The exam is held online and the candidates have to login at the exam centres.

Important dates

Events Dates
Start date for filling in the online application form
7 March 2018
Last date of filling and submitting the application form
13 April 2018
Release of admit card
May 21 to June 3, 2018
Examination date
3 June 2018
Publication of merit list
2nd week of June 2018
Release of Rank Letter
3rd week of June 2018
1st Counselling
27-29 June 2018
2nd Counselling
25 July 2018
3rd Counselling
20 August 2018
Final Counselling
28 September 2018
Last date for admission
30 September 2018

Cut-off scores for JIPMER entrance exam

Category Percentile*
Unreserved/NRI/OCI
50
OBC
40
SC
40
ST
40
People with disabilities
45

*The highest score in the common merit list for candidates from all over India helps determine the percentile.

Syllabus

The syllabus prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for classes 11 and 12 or by the state education boards for higher secondary is followed for the JIPMER entrance exam.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Age

Candidates have to be at least 17 years old as on 31 December of the year of exam.

2. Domicile

Candidates have to be citizens of India or overseas citizens of India.

3. Educational requirements

Candidates should have passed the class 12 examination or equivalent, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English, and should have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology. SC, ST, OBC and physically handicapped candidates require a minimum of 40% aggregate marks in the three subjects.

Those who have appeared for their class 12 examinations and are awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.

Fees

The fees have to be paid in the online mode only though:

  1. Debit/credit card
  2. Net banking

The application fee is Rs.1000 (Rs.800 for SC/ST category candidates). Physically handicapped candidates are exempt from paying the application fee.

The application fee for NRI/OCI candidates is approximately Rs.2500.

Admit cards

The admit cards have to be downloaded from the official website. The user ids and passwords required for the purpose are generated online at the time of submission of applications. The admit cards will not sent to the candidates through post or courier or through any other mode. The candidates have to carry the admit cards to the examination centres, along with an identity proof (original and a photocopy).

Normalisation of results

Since the exam is conducted in two sessions(shifts), normalisation is required to ensure that students are not at an advantage or disadvantage because of the difficulty of the questions. After the calculation of the percentile scores for all candidates using conventional formulae, sorting is done to prepare an overall merit list. If there is a tie, comparison of the Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, English and Reasoning scores is done, in that order, so as to break it. Following the resolution of the ties, the final merit list is prepared.

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