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What is the Full Form of MBBS?

The Full Form of MBBS in English is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The short form is coined from the Latin Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirurgiae. If you are aspiring to step into the world of health science, then MBBS is your first step. If you finish MBBS and grab hold of an MBBS certificate you become a practicing medical professional. 

This is an undergraduate medical degree that runs for 5 years. In addition to the 5 years, a one year internship is also added to the course’s life span. As the Full Form of MBBS suggests, this degree comes combined with a set of degrees in medicine and surgery. Further specifications can be opted if you wish to take your studies further higher. 

What Do You Need to Have in Your Bag to Pursue MBBS?

The full form of MBBS needs you to score at least 50% in the 10+2 exam. The SC/ST/OBC students having 40% are eligible to pursue MBBS. You must come from a recognised board of education. Students from the science stream with Physics, Biology and Chemistry as subject combinations are permitted to study MBBS. In addition to this, you must possess an entrance exam clearance certificate. NEET is mandatory for all the aspirants.  

What is NEET?

NEET is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam that is held on the national level for students aspiring to pursue the MBBS full form. NEET has provisions for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the examinations NEET UG and NEET PG respectively.

Why is NEET Important?

NEET is an exam that permits the aspirants to establish a practicing medical career in India after completing their MBBS full form course. Without a NEET certificate, you will not be able to continue with your medical journey in India. Students who fly out to foreign medical universities must also have a NEET clearance certificate to come to India for their medical careers. 

What are the Eligibility Criteria for NEET?


As NEET is integrated with the full form of MBBS, you can appear for NEET if:


  • You are between the age of 17 and 25 can take the NEET UG exam. SC/ST/OBC students can get an extra 5 years 

  • You have completed your class 12 board exams with Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

  • General category students have 50% and the SC/ST/OBC students have 40% in their 10+2 exam.

  • You come from a recognised board of education to appear for the neet full form exam.


Some Prestigious Medical Schools:

India has been a hot plate for rising phenomenal medical prodigies. The following medical universities have helped in the process:

  • Bangalore Medical College (BMC)

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • Christian Medical College (CMC)

  • Calcutta Medical College and Hospital

  • Grant Medical College

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: What is MBBS?

Ans: MBBS is an undergraduate medical course which is also known as Bachelors in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery. 

Q2: Is Science Required for MBBS?

Ans: To take up MBBS, you must come from a science stream with the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Apart from this, general category students must score 50% and OBC/SC/ST students must have a minimum of 40% in the 10+2 exam to appear for the exam.

Q3: Can You Practice Medicine in India After MBBS?

Ans: Yes you can. But to practice medicine in India, you must have a NEET clearance certificate. Taking up NEET is also mandatory for you if you wish to start with the undergraduate course of medicine. NEET is your key to a safe and sound medical career.