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There are very few prestigious medical entrance exams in India and with NEET, JIPMER is one of the leading institutes that students want to get into to study for their undergraduate program. The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is one of the very few institutes in India which provides medical education all the way from your undergraduate to your super speciality. A lot of students are hence very keen to get into JIPMER.

History Of JIPMER

JIPMER was established in 1823 by the French government in Pondicherry as the ‘Ecole De Medicine de Pondicherry. It is one of those few institutes that cover the entire spectrum of the medical sciences. Right from the undergraduate medical program to your sub speciality in medicine you can study everything at JIPMER.JIPMER became an institution of national importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the year 2008.

Eligibility Criteria For JIPMER

You have to pass certain eligibility criteria to even be able to sit for the exam let alone attend your medical undergraduate there. Unlike NEET, you only need to have secured a 50% marks combined in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in your 12th standard to be eligible for the JIPMER entrance test. You have to have taken the above subjects along with English to be eligible and you must be over the age of 17 by the time the year ends. Foreign nationals are not allowed to answer the JIPMER, however, NRI’s and OCIs can still take the test if they want to. There is no upper age limit for the test as long as you’re 17 years of age while answering the exam.

JIPMER Exam Pattern

The JIPMER is conducted via offline computer exam in the University for their Post Graduate Program. In 2019, the exam was help on the 2nd of June and in 2020 the exam has been scheduled for the second week of June. The exam is split into 5 different sections such as

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (Botany or Zoology)
  • English and Comprehension and
  • Logic and Quantitative Ability

You have 2 and a half hour to complete the 200 multiple choice questions from the topics mentioned above. The questions are selected based of the syllabus covered in 11th and 12th standard for the subjects.

The questions are split into 5 sections with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany or Zoology) having 60 questions each, while English comprehension and quant ability have 10 questions each.

You get 4 marks for a correct answer and a negative mark for every wrong answer. Ideally if you are not sure about your answer you should avoid that questions as no negative marking is considered for blank answers.


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