AIPMT is considered to be one of the most important exams in the field of medicine. With the announcement of the date for this test, students are now hearing gearing up for the exam. However, the procedure for the application sometimes comes across as a little complicated for the candidates. Hence, we compile AIPMT 2016 FAQs to make the seemingly complex procedure and the admission process easier for the candidates. Have a look!
1. What is All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT)?
AIPMT is an Entrance Test for selection of candidates for admission to MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota seats in Government Medical/Dental colleges of India under the control of DGHS, Govt. of India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Which are the States, Universities and Institutions participating in AIPMT 2016 for admission into the MBBS/BDS seats under their control?
Besides under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats, the following States/Universities/Institutions have also consented to use the merit list of AIPMT 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS seats under their control:
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Chandigarh (UT)
- University of Delhi
- Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP)
- Hamdard University, New Delhi
* Subject to confirmation from the state Govt.
3. Will the examination be conducted both online and offline?
AIPMT 2016 will be an offline pen and paper test.
4. What is the examination date for AIPMT 2016?
The date of examination is 1st May, 2016 (Sunday).
5. What is the pattern of AIPMT 2016?
The AIPMT 2016 consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.
Also Read: AIPMT Syllabus 2016
6. What are the duration/timings of AIPMT 2016?
The duration of AIPMT-2016 will be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.
7. If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?
Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of application form. Common Services Centres will act as the Facilitation Centres this time and will provide the services against the fee prescribed.
8. If a candidate is unable to appear in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?
No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.
9. What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in AIPMT 2016 for 15% all-India quota seats?
(i) A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.
(ii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between (a) 01/01/87 to 01/01/2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category) (b) 01/01/92 to 01/012000 (Other Category)
For detail read – Eligibility Criteria for AIPMT 2016
10. What is the eligibility for seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions and AFMC?
A candidate who has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) may also appear in AIPMT for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the University/Institution concerned. OCI candidates may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions before applying for AIPMT 2016 . The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules and regulations.
11. Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
Yes, if in case , the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also require a selfdeclaration to this effect.
12. What are the enclosures that should be attached with the confirmation page to be sent to the boards?
The candidates are the NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to AIPMT Unit.
13. Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for AIPMT?
Yes, candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology / BioTechnology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognised Board/University can appear in the AIPMT subject to fulfilling other conditions.
14. If a student studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board and class 12th from KSA/abroad , will he/she be eligible for AIPMT?
Yes. All Indian Nationals are Eligible to appear in the AIPMT for 15% All India Quota Seats.
15. Is it compulsory to take Maths if I want to appear in AIPMT?
It is not necessary to have taken Maths to appear in AIPMT.
16.Can a candidate, appearing in Class XII in the year 2016, is eligible to appear in AIPMT 2016?
17. From which date the AIPMT 2016 forms will be available?
The Online Application will be available on www.aipmt.nic. from December 15th, 2015.
18. Is the form for AIPMT available online only or it can be purchased from any bank or institution?
The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging into website www.aipmt.nic.in
19. For how many attempts / numbers a student can appear for test?
There is no attempt limit.
20. What is the scheduled date for web hosting of Admit Cards for AIPMT 2016?
1st April, 2016(tentative)
21. When will be the result declared?
By 5th June, 2016.
22. What are All-India quota seats?
Under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats in Government Medical Colleges filled through the Counseling conducted by DGHS are All India quota seats.
23. Will admission to State Medical Colleges/ Universities /Institutions / AFMC for seats other than 15% All India quota is through AIPMT 2016?
Yes, only in those States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC opted to use merit list of AIPMT 2016. Details are at Annexure-IV of Information Bulletin of AIPMT 2016.
24. Will there be negative marking?
Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.
25.What do the candidates need to bring to the exam centre?
The candidate is required to bring the following at the examination centre:- Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it; One Post Card Size Photograph affixed on the proform and; One passport size photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet. Candidates are advised not to bring any other item at the examination centres. There will not be any arrangement for safe keeping of any material at the centre. Neither CBSE nor centre will be responsible for any loss, etc. Please Note: Ball Point Pen will be supplied to the candidates at the centre.
26. If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?
Admit card will be uploaded on website and this facility will remain operation till one day prior to the day of examination i.e. 30th April,2016. Thus, download the Admit Card within stipulated time only.
27. Is there any provision for re-checking of answer sheet?
28. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?
(a) Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged. (b) Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.
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