- About NEET
MBBS seats in India are limited and the competition is immense. NEET entrance examination is mandatory for a candidate pursuing medical studies under the MBBS and BDS programs. NEET is conducted for all India MBBS seats by the central board of secondary education every year. There are no other national level entrance examinations other than NEET fortotal MBBS
seats in India. Admission to the esteemed colleges like the AIIMS and JIPMER is on the basis of marks scored in the MEET.
The cut-off marks for MBBS seats in India for general categories [UR] is 50%. whereas it is 45% for unreserved physically handicapped categories [UR-PH] AND 40%for SC/ST/OBC categories. There is immense competition for MBBS entrance exams because the number of seats for colleges that offer an MBBS in India is actually very low. In contrast, the number of applicants is also high. So, naturally, you need to score way above the passing score to get placed.
Total Medical Seats And Quota
The total number of government medical colleges/ institutions in India are about 532 with 76,928 MBBS seats and 9 AIIMS MBBS all over India with 727 more seats and 200 more JIPMER MBBS seats for the candidates who have qualified in the NEET entrance examination. Total MBBS seats in India - UG is actually divided into two categories- 15% for AIQ or all India quota and 85% for respective state counseling quota. If you are wondering how many MBBS seats there are in India -There are a total of 1,18,316 seats in India.