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All About MBBS Course 2020: Admission, Eligibility, Fees & More!

MBBS, also known as Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, has always been one of the most sought-after and respected medical courses in India and across the globe. Even though MBBS holds a great reputation among India medical aspirants and their parent, it is still one of the most challenging and difficult courses in higher education.  

The aim of this medical course is to provide an academic understanding of concepts such as human anatomy, chemistry, medicine, drugs formulation and effect, pharmaceutical experience and method of surgery through practical and theoretical experience.

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Every year lakhs of students compete for MBBS admission in India. However, there are only a few seats available for the course of MBBS in India, making the entrance exams highly tough and competitive.  

Course Duration

Before talking about the admission procedure of MBBS, let us tell you the course duration of MBBS.

  1. The duration of MBBS medical course is of 5.5 years which includes 4.5 years of academic knowledge and 1 year of rotating internship. 
  2. Kindly note that internship is mandatory in MBBS degree.
  3. The 4.5 years of academic course comprise of nine semesters. 
  4. MCI (The Medical Council of India) is the only accreditation body in India for MBBS course.
  5. The MCI is also responsible for remodelling and structuring the MBBS course in India. 

MBBS Admission Procedure

You must be aware of the news that is going on about NEET and JEE exams. After postponing the exams due to the CoViD-19, the government of India has finally decided to conduct it in September of 2020. In India, the process of admission for MBBS is entirely based on the entrance test. Firsthand admission to MBBS course is not feasible without any entrance exam score.

Therefore, an MBBS aspirant must clear the MBBS entrance exam to secure a seat in the best colleges. 

Entrance Exams For MBBS Admission

The exclusive entrance exam for admission in MBBS/BDS/BVSc/UG AYUSH courses is NEET. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a known national-level MBBS entrance exam. All the MCI accredited government and private medical universities consider the score of NEET-UG for MBBS admission. Usually, the exam of NEET-UG is conducted in May, however, due to coronavirus pandemic now the exam is scheduled to be held in September.

NEET-UG 2020 is conducted by the NTA, and it will be a pen and paper-based offline exam.  

Best Entrance Exam For MBBS Admission

Until the very last year, there were three major entrance exams held in India for MBBS Admission; NEET-UG, AIIMS MBBS, and JIPMER MBBS. However, from the start of 2020 academic year, admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India including in institutes like AIIMS and JIPMER will be conducted on the basis of NEET exam only. In other words, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER exams have been scraped off. 

1. In case you have applied for the NEET-UG entrance exam, it means that you are competing for MBBS admission in government or private medical colleges/universities/ deemed universities/ private universities. With a valid score, you can get admission in any of the above medical colleges. 

2. If you have applied for NEET MBBS, then you are eligible to compete for MBBS admission in not only any of the nine AIIMS institutes across the country but also for all the medical colleges in India. Along with AIIMS, other medical colleges in India and JIPMER also consider NEET score for MBBS admission.

3. If you have applied for NEET entrance exam, that means you not just competing for MBBS admission in JIPMER Puducherry or JIPMER Karaikal campuses. For this year onwards JIPMER does not conduct separate entrance exam for MBBS admission. Aspirants who will clear the NEET MBBS cutoff and are there in the merit list are eligible for admission process. Here, the chances are wide and board for medical students. 

4. During the NEET counselling through AIQ, always remember to aim for AIIMS as well as other top government or private medical colleges. Your admission will be based on your NEET AIQ rank. 

How To Apply And Eligibility Criteria

After clearing the NEET-UG exam, respective admission authority will conduct a centralised admission process for MBBS admission. The Medical Council Committee (MCC) will conduct an admission process for MBBS course through NEET-UG. Those who have cleared the entrance exam and are featured in the merit list are eligible to part in the counselling process. Also, keep in mind to submit a separate application form for MBBS course to individual institutes. 

Eligibility Criteria For MBBS Admission 

The eligibility criteria for MBBS entrance exams and admission are:

  1. The basic requirement is that the student must have cleared class 12th. Along with that, a minimum requirement of 50% marks is needed. In addition, the student must have taken PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) or PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) in class 12th. 
  2. For MBBS entrance exam and admission the required lower age limit is 17 years while the upper age limit is 25 years. 

MBBS Admission Process Through NEET

The MCC holds the authority for conducting MBBS admissions through NEET-UG. However, MCC conducts MBBS admission process through NEET for 15% AIQ seats. Medical students that are competing for AIQ MBBS admissions are eligible to get admission in any medical college across the country. For the rest 85% of MBBS seats, the state government conducts the MBBS admission process. 

Ordinarily, NEET-UG results are released in June and the counselling process for the MBBS course under AIQ and state quota begins in the second week of June every year. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the situation is changing this year for the academic session of 2020.

The systematic MCC MBBS admission process through NEET-UG for 15% AIQ seats are mentioned below:

  1. For the registration process of NEET-UG 2020 counselling, candidates who are aspiring for 15% AIQ MBBS seats must visit the official website of MCC to complete the registration process. 
  2. After completing the registration process, comes the part where a candidate is required to pay the counselling fee. Students can pay online by using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking. Here we have the given the NEET-UG counselling fee details:

    Name of the Category

    Counselling Fee (Non-Refundable)

    General Category – UR (for 15% AIQ/ Central University MBBS seats)

    Rs. 1,000

    SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC (for 15% AIQ/ Central University MBBS seats)

    Rs. 500

    Deemed Universities

    Rs. 5,000 (for all categories)

3. Now comes the part where the candidate has to submit their preferences. The MBBS admission through NEET will be based on NEET-UG merit and preferences submitted by candidates during the counselling process. Above all the best part is there is no limit on the choices to be selected by the candidates. After that, lock the choices so that you will be eligible for seat allotment. 

4. The results of seat allotment for NEET-UG is based on merit and choices locked by the candidates. The seat allotment letter can be downloaded from the official website.

5. After that, the candidate is required to report to the respective college will all the mandatory documents. The admission will only be confirmed after reporting and submitting all important and essential documents.

6. At last, the students who manages to secure MBBS admission Through NEEt-UG must submit the following mentioned documents to the college after reporting.

  • Seat Allotment Letter
  • NEET-UG Score Card
  • Class 10 & Class 12 Pass Certificate or Mark Sheet
  • NEET Admit Card
  • Identity Proof
  • Eight Passport Size Photographs
  • Caste or Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (If Applicable)


In India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery fees vary from institutes to institutes. It can cost from a minimum amount to a lot. 

In general, the MBBS fees under concession or convenor quota can range from INR 50,000 to INR 5,00,000 per annum. However, for premier medical institutes like AIIMS, it might cost around INR 10,000 per year. 

Course Subjects

Given below are all the subjects that are taught during the MBBS academic years. However, it might change from colleges to colleges.

  • Obstetrics
  • Anaesthesiology
  • General Surgery
  • General Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Paediatrics
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Humanities and Community Medicine
  • Human Physiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Medicine
  • Human Anatomy

Course Syllabus 

The MCI has launched a new syllabus that came into effect from the academic session of 2019-2020. We have mentioned the few of the subjects that students have to learn throughout the academic tenure of this medical course. 

  • Pre-Clinical – 1st & 2nd Semester
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Bio-Chemistry
  • Para-Clinical – 3rd to 5th Semester
    • Community Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Clinical Postings in Wards
    • Pharmacology
  • Clinical – 6th to 9th Semester
    • Medicine and Allied Subjects such as psychiatry and dermatology
    •  Paediatric Surgery and Allied Subjects such as Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics
    • Clinical Postings

Top Medical Colleges In India

Everyone wants to study in the best of the best college. That is why we have mentioned some of the very famous and renowned medical colleges in India.

  1. University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi
  2. Christian Medical College, Vellore 
  3. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 
  4. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 
  5. Institutes of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
  6. Lady Hardinge Medical College For Women, Delhi 
  7. JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
  8. Madras Medical College, Chennai

FAQs Related To MBBS

Q.1. What does MBBS stand for?

Ans. It stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Q.2. What is the salary after MBBS?

Ans. It can range from INR 30,000 a month to 10 lakhs a year, all depending upon the knowledge and expertise of the individual. 

Q.3. What to do after completing this course?

Ans. You can go for master courses like MD or MS or you can start your doctor journey from any institute or hospitals. 

Q.4. Which is the highest degree MD or MBBS?

Ans. MD is the highest among the both as it is a master degree, whereas MBBS is a bachelor’s degree. 

Q.5. Why is the entrance exams for this course is delayed this year?

Ans. Due to the worldwide corona pandemic outbreak, the NTA has decided to postpone the exam. It is likely to be held in September. 

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