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What is the MBBS medical course?

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is an undergraduate degree in medical courses in the field of Medicine. MBBS Admission & course in India aims to train the candidate to become a medical doctor in the health sector and provide treatment of human diseases through the knowledge of the western medicine system. Although MBBS medical course is one of the toughest courses to study, it is still a widely pursued course among science students because it is one of the most reputed educational degrees in India. It is very important to understand that studying for the medical course requires persistent hard work and discipline. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is the only accredited body of medical courses in India that formulates and handles the MBBS course. Login to get more information about MBBS Admission.

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MBBS Admission  – Entrance exam

The eligibility for appearing for NEET MBBS Admission entrance exam after 12th is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology with at least 50% marks (40% for reserved categories). A NEET scorecard is generated after the entrance exam. To qualify NEET, the candidate must obtain a 50 percentile (ideally 550 or above) in the test. After the qualification of the NEET MBBS exam , there is a counseling session for admissions into government and deemed MBBS colleges in India.

MBBS admission  in India

The eligibility for the MBBS admission entrance exam  after 12th is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology with at least 50% marks (40% for reserved categories). MBBS admission process starts by qualifying a general, nationwide competitive examination NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) only. After the qualification of the NEET exam, there is a counseling session for admissions. Advice: Please be prepared to be first, consistent in working hard throughout 10+2 (requires at least 6hours – 8hours) of study each day after school, and secondly, go for coaching and equally focus on physics, chemistry, biology. 

MBBS admission  process?

For MBBS admission  in India, NEET MBBS  registration forms are filled online for (link). Since 2016, NEET has been made mandatory for admission in the MBBS Admission, BDS course, and AYUSH courses (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS). To qualify NEET MBBS Exam , the candidate must obtain a 50 percentile (not percentage) in the test. For NEET qualified candidates, there is a counseling session organized by the respective authorities (central, states and Union Territories) for both government medical colleges and private medical colleges. In this counseling, seats are allotted to the NEET qualified candidates on the basis of:

  • NEET rank.
  • Choice filling in the counseling registration process.
  • Availability of seats in the MBBS course. 

Counseling is done for both all India quota and State quota.

(a) All India quota: Counselling is done by the central government authority MCC (Medical Counselling Committee). This quota has 15% seats of all government medical colleges from all states (except Andhra Pradesh and J&K) and 100% seats of all deemed medical universities.

(b) State quota: Counselling is done by the respective state authorities. This quota has 85% seats in all government medical colleges from respective states and admission is governed by the domiciliary status. For admission in private medical colleges of a particular state, this rule of domicile does not apply as any NEET qualified candidate all over India can apply for admission. The counseling process has 3 rounds – 1st round and 2nd round are online whereas the 3rd round is called mop-up round organized by DGME (Directorate General of Medical Education) at a specified venue. All the colleges (government and private) that participate in this counseling process are recognized/approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). There is no difference between government medical college and private medical college in terms of infrastructure, faculty, campus area, etc. But because of differences in fee structure the government medical colleges (AIIMS, AFMC, Maulana Azad Medical college, etc.), seats are most sought after followed by Kasturba Medical College Mangalore (Kasturba medical cut off… AFMC medical college cut off…)

What are the subjects of MBBS?

MBBS Admission & course in India include the following medical course subjects: 

(a) Human Anatomy
(b) General Medicine
(c) Human physiology including Biophysics
(d) Introduction to Humanities and Community Medicine.
(e) Biochemistry
(f) Radiotherapy
(g) Ophthalmology
(h) Psychiatry
(i) Dermatology and sexually transmitted Diseases
(j) Ear, Nose, and Throat
(k) Pediatrics
(l) Forensic medicine including toxicology
(m) Gynecology
(n) General Surgery
(o) Anesthesiology
(p) Obstetrics
(q) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specializations 

What is the difference between an MBBS and MD?

MBBS is an undergraduate degree course and MD is a postgraduate degree pursued after MBBS. MD is a 3-year course and there are 19 specializations that the candidate can choose from.

Is MBBS difficult?

Not really, however, the syllabus is vast. it requires a lot of hard work and consistency throughout the MBBS course.

Can I get MBBS Admission?

Eligibility is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories). MBBS admission 2021 process starts by appearing for a mandatory all India exam NEET (just like the BDS admission). NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency (NEET 2019 to be held on 5th May 2019).

MBBS course duration?

The MBBS course  duration is of 5 and 1⁄2 years, which includes 4 and 1⁄2 years of study (9 semesters) followed by 1 year of internship. In government medical colleges, there is a mandatory stipend given for 1-year internship. Since 2019, this stipend has been made mandatory in private medical colleges as well.

What is the fee of the MBBS Course?

The MBBS fee in India in government medical colleges varies from Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 40,000/ year. In some top medical colleges like AIIMS (All India Institute for Medical Sciences) and AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College), the fee can be as low as Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000/ year. The private medical college fee for MBBS admission varies from Rs.12 lac – Rs.18 lac Per Annam. Check the fee structure of all Medical colleges in India (link). Manipal University MBBS fee structure is Rs. 12 Lacs.

How to get an MBBS admission in a government college?

The only way to get admission to MBBS government college is by getting a really good percentile (ideally 550 marks in NEET and above) in NEET. After qualifying NEET, the candidate has to appear for counseling sessions, 3-rounds of counseling sessions. The candidate can appear for all India Quota counseling and give preference for government colleges and/ or state government colleges. The admission is through the NEET rank only.

Admission in MBBS without donation?

No, there is no provision of donation for MBBS in government medical college or private medical college. Before NEET 2016, there was donation under management quota in private medical colleges.  

MBBS scholarships

There are scholarships available for reserved categories from the Social Welfare Department. Also, bank loans are available to pursue medical education in India.  

MBBS Results 

NEET is responsible for the declaration of Neet MBBS result, but authorities did not announce the date yet. It is expected that the date will be released within a day before the conduction of the Exam.

Is MBBS from abroad valid in India?

Candidates who have an MBBS degree from abroad like Russia, China, Ukraine and want to practice in India must 

(a) Qualify NEET
(b) Qualify an MCI screening test organized by the NBE National Board of Examination. If the above criteria are not met then the MBBS degree from abroad is a total waste. To obtain an MBBS degree outside India it will cost you at least Rs. 10 lacs – Rs. 20 lacs incomplete package. The screening test is very tough; only 15% – 20% of candidates qualify it.  

What should I do after the MBBS degree (scope/ market value of the MBBS medical course)?

After an MBBS degree, you have to pass a mandatory EXIT exam (held all over India) to obtain a medical license for practice from the Medical Council of India (MCI). Following options are present after MBBS degree –  

(a) Post-graduation: MD/MS is a post-graduate degree pursued after MBBS. MD/MS course duration is 3 years. There are 19 specialized fields that the candidate can choose from like General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, etc. Please remember PG studies are the toughest studies and only 10% of the candidates are selected each year.

(b) Hospitals: You can start practicing in a government hospital directly after MBBS, however, in the government job they can send you anywhere in India (mostly rural areas in beginning) to practice. In private hospitals/ private nursing homes, directly after MBBS, you join as an assistant to the doctor (and they can even make you do stuff that ward boys do). 

(c) Partnership with pharmacy shops: These days in India to increase the sale of their medicines, pharmacy shops also employ MBBS doctors (for consultancy) to bring in more patients thereby making this two-way benefit process from the market perspective.

(d) Teaching/Research: You can teach in a Medical school as a medical professor/lecturer or do research work (scientist) in collaboration with hospitals or various R&D institutes and earn a Ph.D. Such people are very few but given the fact that they have deep knowledge of Medical field and research, they can join R&D companies who pay them very well.

(e) Administration: You can also work in the administration section of a hospital or R&D company taking charge of clinical studies. 

What is the salary of MBBS doctors?

In the government sector, an MBBS doctor may get Rs 60,000 plus per month. In the private sector, the salary varies according to expertise, clinic location, and professional reputation. If you do private practice you can earn Rs. 50,000 – 2 lacs/ month. 

Documents required For Neet MBBS  Admission

The following documents are required during counseling. Counseling is done for all MBBS colleges in India under India quota and state quota (for details see MBBS admission process).

  1. NEET  scorecard
  2. NEET MBBS  admit card
  3. 10+2-mark sheet and passing certificate
  4. Character certificate
  5. Migration certificate
  6. Category certificate (if applicable)
  7. Passport-size photographs

Job Opportunities After MBBS Course

  • Anesthetist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Cardiologist, Chiropodist, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Dermatologist
  • ENT Specialist
  • Gastroenterologist, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Gynecologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Meteorologist, Medical Admitting Officer
  • Neurologist, Nutritionist
  • Obstetrician, Orthopedist
  • Pathologist, Pediatrician, Physician, Physiologist, Psychiatrist
  • Radiologist, Resident Medical Officer

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