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PMT stands for Pre-Medical Test. PMT is an annual medical entrance examination. After a candidate has completed the SSLC board examination and pre-university examination, they must take up pre-medical tests to pursue a career in the medical field be it MBBS, BDS, or any other medical field. In India, the All India Pre-Medical Test/ Dental Test is replaced by NEET-UG. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) came into existence on May 5th, 2013. The test was first announced by the Government Of India and conducted in 2013 for candidates who wanted to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate in the Medical background. 


History:

The purpose to start a pre-medical test was to make education in the medical field available for all based on their IQ irrespective of their nationality, which state they belong to, religion, caste, colour, creed. The government was able to conduct a platform for such candidates who wanted to pursue a future in medicine and thus pre-medical tests came into existence. The Pre-Medical Examinations are conducted on both state level and national level.


Schedule:

The medical and the dental council of India conducted the NEET for UG as well as PG courses to avail admissions in government and private colleges in the year 2012. However, this exam was postponed because of several reasons.


In the year 2013, the supreme court in favour of 115 petitions declared that none of the private colleges should conduct UG and PG on the basis of NEET.


In the year 2016 after hearings in the supreme court, NEET PHASE 1 Exam was conducted, later SC also agreed to go ahead with NEET PHASE 2 Exam for the candidates who failed to appear for NEET PHASE 1. Hence AIPMT considered PHASE 2 for such candidates. Since the examination was flooded with candidates the supreme court cleared all the confusions and petitions filed by the state government and minority institutions to hold a separate exam for MBBS and BDS. 


Finally, on May 23rd, 2016 Delhi government made sure that only NEET will be considered as an examination platform for admissions in medical colleges. On 24th May 2016, the president signed an order to hold the common medical entrance exam for a year.


Pre-Medical Test Pattern:

Earlier in the year 2010, AIPMT was conducted at two-stage, AIPMT prelims, and AIPMT mains. AIPMT prelims was an objective exam whereas mains was a subjective exam. The candidates who could clear the prelim examination were the only ones to gain eligibility to appear for the AIPMT mains examination. Further upon clearing the AIPMT mains, the candidates were allotted ranks and used to get admission in medical and dental colleges purely based on their merit. This two-stage examination process was replaced by a single NEET examination.


Currently, the exam pattern comprises a single paper containing 180 objective type questions for Physics, Chemistry and Biology divided into 45 questions for each subject. Duration of the exam would be 3 hours. The question paper has language options of Hindi and English. The candidate can feel comfortable to take up the examination in either of the two languages. 


For any correct answer, the candidate shall avail 4 marks and for every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted in the score. No mark is deducted if the candidate has not attempted any question.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT?

The AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) and NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) are the same. However, AIPMT was conducted for only 15% of All India Quota seats whereas NEET is conducted for 100% medical seats which are divided into 15% all India quota and 85% state quota.

2. What is PMT in Medical?

PMT in medical means Pre Medical Test. This is a test conducted for getting admission in medical colleges in India.

3. Is AIIMS 2020 cancelled?

AIIMS New Delhi has confirmed that AIIMS MBBS 2020 entrance exam is cancelled and henceforth will not be conducted.