New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced the dates for the All Indian Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental (AIPMT) entrance examinations on Tuesday. The preliminary exams will be conducted on April 1, 2012, while the final examination will be conducted on April 13, 2012.
Both the exams will be objective type. All applications are to be done online via the official website of the board.
The national level tests are being conducted for admission to 15% of the total seats for medical and dental courses in medical and dental colleges run by the Union and State governments, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The board has also set up 172 facilitation centres, including one in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, from where aspirants may take the assistance of for submission of application form free of cost during working hours. The schedule for submission of online application forms without late fee starts on December 26, 2011 and will continue till January 25, 2012. Once the online submission is done, aspirants are supposed to send the confirmation page to the CBSE for the completion of the registration process. Instructions for submitting online application, payment of fee and computer generated printout to be sent to CBSE are available on the website. The last date of receipt of confirmation page in CBSE for the applications submitted without late fee is February 2, 2012.
Students can also apply online beyond January 25, 2012, but with late fee of Rs 500 and beyond February 8, 2012 by paying a late fee of Rs 1,000. Submission of online application forms with late fee of Rs 1,000 end on February 24, 2012 and the last date of receipt of confirmation page in CBSE for the applications submitted with late fee of Rs1,000 is March 2, 2012.
Aspirants must complete the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31 of the year of his/her admission to the first year MBBS/ BDS course and is an Indian national. The upper age limit for the AIPMT exam is 25 years as on December 31 of the year of the entrance examination. Upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of five years for the candidates of scheduled castes/ scheduled tribes/ other backward classes.
General category candidates must have passed in the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology/ biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology at the qualifying examination. Those who are appearing class XII board examinations in 2012 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.