Harish Tandon

The Hon’ble Justice Harish Tandon

Born on 16th November 1964, graduated from Calcutta University in the year 1983, passed out L.LB examination conducted by the Calcutta University in the year 1989, was enrolled as an Advocate on 26th September 1989, started practising in the High Court at Calcutta and conducted civil, constitutional matters, practised mainly in the Appellate Side of the High Court at Calcutta and have also appeared before the City Civil Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Supreme Court, was appointed as a permanent Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 13th April, 2010

Career Options in Medical Fields

Career Prospects for Medical Professionals Are Always Bright!

According to a recent survey, there is only 1 doctor per 1,700 citizens in India. The Union Health Ministry claimed last year that there are about 6 to 6.5 lakh doctors in India. Still, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends at least 1 doctor for 1,000 people – which means that we have a shortage of at least 4 lakh more doctors by 2020. It means that career prospects for medical professionals who are well-qualified and energetic are quite bright.

Career options in medical field offer you much more than money and fame. The aura of a good doctor or a surgeon provokes a reverence in society as he or she saves lives on everyday basis. It is a career and social service rolled into one neat package.

Medical , paramedical and lab technician courses

 As a first step, a candidate needs to opt for Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their chosen subjects in Class 11. One needs to clear medical entrance examinations after Class 12 and pursue medical courses like MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelors in Dental Studies), Homeopathy, Unani Medicine, Ayurveda or Siddha Medicine.

Besides these core medical courses, there are other career options too, like:

  • Optometry,
  • Anaesthetics,
  • Nursing,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Radiology,
  •  Pathology,
  • Veterinary,
  • Paramedical,
  • Prosthetics, and
  • Radio Isotope Techniques

Specialization courses like sports medicine, radiation medicine, ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal surgery, physical medicine, and psychiatry can be pursue after one gets MBBS degree. MBBS is basically a course of four and a half years plus one month of mandatory internship.

Eligibility criteria for medical fields

 To be eligible to appear for a medical entrance exam in India, a candidate must:

  • be at least 17 years old, and
  • must have passed Class 12 board exams with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50% marks.

Some medical entrance exams require English as one of the compulsory subjects at Class 11 and 12 too.

It is to be noted that not all medical courses have same eligibility criteria. For example, a nutritionist courses may require students to have studied ‘Home Science’ at the Undergraduate level. Besides, some eligibility criteria may also vary from college to college.

Top Medical Colleges in India

 There are about 335 medical colleges in India right. Some of the most popular are:


of College
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)Undergraduate: MBBS, B.Sc Nursing (Post
Certificate), B.Sc (Hons) Nursing, B.Sc (Hons) Ophthalmic Techniques, B.Sc
(Hons) Medical Technology
AIIMS Entrance Test (for MBBS), Competitive Entrance Test
Post Graduate: MD, MS,MDS, M.Ch.Entrance Test for MD/MS
Doctoral: DM
Maulana Azad Medical College, New DelhiUndergraduate: MBBS, BDSDelhi University Medical Entrance Test (DUMET)
Post Graduate:MD, MS, Post Graduate
Diploma in Geriartic Medicine, PGD in Maternity and Child Health
All India PG Entrance Test/PG Entrance Exam conducted by the
University of Delhi
Post Doctoral:DM, M.ChEntrance Exam conducted by the University of Delhi
University College of Medical Science and Research Centre, New
Undergraduate: MBBS, B.Sc RadiographyDUMET, AIPMT
Doctoral: DNB
Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, ChandigarhUndergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Common Entrance Test (CET)
National Institute of Homeopathy, CalcuttaUndergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
All India Written Competitive Test
Post Graduate: Doctor of Medicine in
Homoeopathy (MD (Hom.))
All India Admission Test conducted by the West Bengal University
of Health Sciences
Nehru Homeopathic Medical College, New DelhiUndergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Test conducted by University of Delhi
Post Graduate: Doctor of Medicine in
Homoeopathy (MD (Hom.))
Test conducted by University of Delhi
College of Nursing, IndoreUndergraduate: B.Sc NursingSelection Test conducted by Devi AhilyaVishwaVidyalaya, Indore
Post Graduate:M.Sc NursingSelection Test conducted by Devi AhilyaVishwaVidyalaya, Indore
Government College of Nursing, HyderabadUndergraduate: B.Sc (Nursing) (2
years), B.Sc (Nursing) (4 years)
Entrance Test conducted by the college
Post Graduate:M.Sc (Nursing)Entrance Test conducted by the college
Doctoral: PhD
Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,
Undergraduate: B.V.Sc. & A.H.All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT)
Post Graduate:M.V.Sc.Entrance Examination conducted by RAGACOVAS, Puducherry
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Mumbai
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Prosthetic
and Orthotics, Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (DHLS)
Entrance test conducted by Maharashtra University of Health
Sciences, Nasik
Post Graduate: MD (Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation), DNB (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Master of
Physiotherapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Prosthetics and
Entrance test conducted by Maharashtra University of Health
Sciences, Nasik
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped,
Doctoral: Ph.D. Audiology and Speech
Language Pathology
PanditDeendayalUpadhyayaInstitute for the Physically
Handicapped, New Delhi
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Physical
Therapy (BPT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Bachelor of
Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)
Common entrance test conducted by University of Delhi
National Institute of Criminology, New DelhiPost Graduate: PG Diploma in Forensic
Science, M.Sc. Criminology, M.Sc. in Forensic Science
Admission test conducted by the Delhi University
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, DelhiUndergraduate: B.Sc. (Hons) Physical
Entrance test conducted by the Delhi University
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, BangaloreUndergraduate: MBBS, BPT, B.Sc (Medical
Lab Technology), B.Sc (Radiography)
Karnataka CET
Post Graduate: MD, PG Diploma courses
Florence College of Physiotherapy, BangaloreUndergraduate: Bachelor of
Selection based on merit
Post Graduate: Master of Physiotherapy
The Institute of Health Management & Research (IHMR),
Post Graduate: PGD in Hospital
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Doctoral: Fellowship Program in
Hospital Management
Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, HyderabadPostgraduate:Master In Hospital
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Army College of Dental Sciences, SecunderabadUndergraduate:Bachelor of Dental
Surgery (BDS)
Combined Written Admission Test (C-WAT) conducted by ACDS,
EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences and
Hospital, Patna
Undergraduate: BDSCombined Entrance Test conducted by Bihar Minority Dental
Colleges Association
Post Graduate: MDSBased on merit

Popular Medical Entrance Exams in India 

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Conducted byApplication forms are issued
Exam takes place in
(All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test)
Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE)
DecemberApril (Prelims) and May
(All India Institute of Medical Science Entrance Test)
(Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research)
Medical Entrance Test
Medical College Entrance Exam
CMC VelloreMarchMay
Hindu University Pre-Medical Test (BHU-PMT)
BHUJanuaryMay (Prelims) and June
University Admissions Test for Undergraduate Studies
Manipal UniversityFebruaryBetween April and May
(All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination)
(Delhi University Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test)
Delhi UniversityDecemberFebruarys

 The government of India is trying to introduce a single-window medical entrance exam for all medical colleges in India.

Note: The Medical Council of India will be conducting a common entrance test from year 2013, replacing the present system of individual state level or individual university or college conducted exams, for entry into almost all medical colleges in the country, except AIIMS. This will help students as they will need to take lesser number of entrance exams from next year onwards.

How to Prepare for Medical Entrance Examination?

 Only 40 to 45,000 medical seats are available across all medical colleges in India while lakhs of medical aspirants sit for the exam this year. The rule of the thumb is to start with medical exam preparation with NCERT books for Class 11 and Class 12.

Other popular books to prepare for medical entrance exams are:

  • Biology: Pradeep’s Biology by S.C. Verma (Part-1 and 2)
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology Vol. I & II for Medical Entrance Examination by J.P. Goyal
  • Dinesh Objective Biology
  • Universal Self Scorer Biology for AIPMT, AIIMS, AFMC & Various Medical Entrance Exams by Universal Publishers
  • Chemistry: Organic Chemistry by Morrision& Boyd
  • Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula
  • Modern ABC of Textbook Chemistry Vol. I & II For Class 12 by Dr. S. P. Jauhar
  • Arihant: An Objective Approach to Organic Chemistry by Dr. R.K. Gupta
  • Dinesh Objective Chemistry
  • C.B.S.E. P.M.T. (Vol. I, II and III) by Anil Aggarwal
  • Concepts of Physics (Part 1 and 2) by H.C. Verma
  • Oswaal 10 Mock test Papers for AIIMS Delhi (Medical)

These days, online coaching for AIPMT and medical entrance exams is easily available. These coaching service providers offer you instant resolution of your queries, flexibility of time, easy accessibility, best resources right at your home and all-India test series that proves invaluable in offering you a real perspective of what you can expect in the exam.

Preparatory course DVD   iit-jee&aipmt

AIPMT 2015 Preparatory Course (Online and DVD Mode)

AIIMS 2015 Important Dates

AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) 2015 Important Dates
Sl.ActivitySchedule Dates
1Last date for Online
Registration of Applications on AIIMS
10th April, 2015 at 5:00 PM
2Status of Registration form (including rejection / deficiency)Last date for complying with deficiencies in application as indicated

Date of hosting / Uploading the Admit Cards on AIIMS website admit cards will be made available through internet only and not by post)

30th April, 2015

08 May, 2015

16th May 2015





3Date of Entrance Examination1st June, 2015 (Monday)
4Result (to be declared)18th June, 2015
Counselling Schedule
51st Counseling6th to 9th July, 2015   (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thursday)
62nd Counseling10th August, 2015 (Monday)
73rd Counseling7th September, 2015 (Monday)
8Open Counselling for AIIMS, Delhi                            If seats are vacant.23rd September, 2015


AIIMS 2015 Test Format

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam 2015  is as follows : 
  • AIIMS 2015 MBBS Entrance is a single-stage Examination. There will be 200 (objective type) questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:
  1. Physics:                                   60 Questions
  2. Chemistry:                                60 Questions
  3. Biology (Botany & Zoology):     60 Questions
  4. General Knowledge:                 20 Questions
  •  The Competitive Entrance Examination will be of hours duration and will have one paper  consisting of 200 objective type (multiple choice and reason-assertion type) questions from  Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge.
  • Each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3 (minus-one-third).
  • Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark and
  • No credit will be given for the questions not answered.
  • More than one response will be treated as wrong answer and negatively marked.
  • The entrance examination will held both Online and Offline Mode.
  • Question paper will be provided either in English or in Hindi according to the choice of candidates.



AIIMS Website

For more information about AIIMS medical entrance examination please click here :

  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India.
  • The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care.
  • As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees.
  • Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year.

AIIMS Prospectus 2013

Click the below link to view  AIIMS Prospectus 2013 covering details about AIIMS UG Medical Admission, Important Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Score Card, Declaration of Result, Procedure of Selection, Semesters, Fees and Expenses, Cut off Marks, etc.


AIIMS Medical Entrance 2014 (PG) Exam Pattern

  • AIIMS Medical PG  2014 will be made entirely on the basis of merit in the entrance examination . The entrance test for MD/MS will consist of one paper of 3 hours duration containing 200 multiple choice questions covering all the subjects taught at MBBS level.
  • For MDS, the duration of paper will be 90 minutes containing 90 multiple choice questions covering all the subjects taught at BDS level.
  • There is 1/3 negative marking for wrong answers in the test.


Related Links to AIIMS PG  :


AIIMS PG 2014 Syllabus

AIIMS PG 2014 Eligibility

AIIMS PG 2014 Exam Centre




AIIMS Medical Entrance 2014 (PG) Eligibility


  • a) A candidate must possess MBBS degree for MD/MS and BDS degree for MDS courses of a University recognized by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India and must have completed the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating internship/Practical training on or before 30th January, 2014. (As per DCI endorsement No.DE-130-2011/B-4978, date 13.12.2011, candidature will be as per DCI Revised BDS Course (4th Amendment) Regulation-2011 published in Gazettee notification (Extraordinary) Part-III, Section-4, dated 9.12.2011. The candidate who complete their internship after 30th January, 2014 are not eligible to take up this examination.
  • b) The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in all the MBBS/BDS professional examinations for other category including OBC category and 50% for candidate belonging to SCs/STs.

Related Links to AIIMS PG  :


AIIMS PG 2014 Syllabus

AIIMS PG 2014 Exam Centre

AIIMS PG 2014 Exam Pattern





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AIIMS MBBS Entrance 2018

Coming out with flying colors in the AIIMS Medical Entrance is only an initial stage of a lucrative career that lies ahead

In 2012, the union health minister announced six new AIIMS centres across the country to bridge the gap restoring the balance of health care affordability and availability. Till 2018 there are 9 AIIMS enrolling student. These are New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Guntur, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh, These colleges will have new batches of MBBS students and will taken through AIIMS MBBS Entrance Test. Apart from the newly opened ones AIIMS centres there are proposal to open more colleges. A carpet of roses lies ahead of you to conquer your quest trying to break free the shatters diving in as medical professionals in the most prestigious medical institutes.

Important dates at a glance

Online Registration of Applications5th February, 2018
Online Registration of Applications closes on5th March, 2018
(5:00 PM)
Status of Registration including rejection / deficiencies
in application
20th March, 2018
Hosting / Uploading the Admit Cards10th May, 2018

Computer Based Test (CBT) [Online] Entrance Examination

Date of Entrance Examination26th May, 2018 (Saturday)
27th May, 2018 (Sunday)
(Two Shifts per day)
Declaration of Result12th June, 2018 (Tuesday)


First Counseling3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th July, 2018
Second Counseling2rd August, 2018 (Thursday)
Third Counseling4th September, 2018 (Tuesday)
Open Counseling [if required]27th September, 2017 (Thrusday)

AIIMS (MBBS) Entrance Free Model Papers:

AIIMS Model Paper 1: Physics

AIIMS Model Paper 1: Chemistry

AIIMS Model Paper 1: Biology

AIIMS Practice Paper 1: General Aptitude & Logical Thinking

AIIMS Centres in India:

AIIMS Centres

Established in

Total Seats


AIIMS Guntur201750Temporary Campus
AIIMS Nagpur201750Temporary Campus



AIIMS MBBS Previous Year Question Papers free online practice

Proposed AIIMS centres:

AIIMS MangalagiriAndhra Pradesh
AIIMS Rae BareliUttar Pradesh
AIIMS KalyaniWest Bengal
AIIMS GorakhpurUttar Pradesh
AIIMS BathindaPunjab
AIIMS MaduraiTamil Nadu
AIIMS BilaspurHimachal Pradesh
AIIMS JammuJammu and Kashmir
AIIMS SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
AIIMS TrivandrumKerala
AIIMS AssamAssam
AIIMS PurneaBihar

Planting the seed of success

The survey, conducted by the India Today initiative places AIIMS as the best medical training institute among others in our country. AIIMS is thriving to retain this position since quite a long time and it does speak of its excellence and fosters to implant the seed of brilliance among its students to germinate as renowned and successful doctors working in every corner of the world. The practical experience gathered in the years of study taking note of the most difficult cases handling the rarest of rare diseases provide you an extra mileage, how to handle when you in fact bump into the trade after completion of the entire course. This perfect practice along with gathering knowledge of the most advanced medical technology for the treatment and the dedicated and the devoted professors makes any aspiring medial professional curve to be a part of this prestigious medical college. The patients do reachAIIMS for treatment from all over India and also from foreign lands due to the popularity and reasonable cost of treatment.

AIIMS MBBS Information Brochure 2018

Apply to fly high; AIIMS MBBS Entrance

The application forms of the AIIMS MBBS Entrance 2018 are will start from 5th February 2018. The candidates have to submit online. The main entrance is scheduled on 27th May 2018 (Sunday).

Tips to grip to avoid tripping off

The AIIMS entrance test do carry 180 multiple choice questions from topics from subjects Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany from the syllabus of Class XI and Class XII of CBSE Board. It is better to learn with minute details covering very topic when you are in class preparing for your board exams. This will surely help you with the AIIMS entrance test. There are around 20 questions from General Knowledge that are asked.

Likewise, practising previous years question papers of a minimum of the previous five years will help you analyse the type of questions that usually are important subject wise topics wise chapter wise for you to practice more weighing these more.

Each correct answer will be awarded one point each while the wrongly answered questions will land you in the deduction of 1/3 of the marks. So be utmost sure about the answer when you tick it or else you can lose a lot of marks due to negative marking.

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AIIMS 2013


AIIMS New Delhi conducts MBBS Entrance Test for admission into AIIMS New Delhi and 6 other AIIMS Institutions in India. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is an autonomous Institution of national importance awards its own medical degrees and other academic distinctions. The degrees awarded by the Institute are recognised medical qualifications for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act and equivalent and treated at par with medical degrees conferred by other Universities.

The Institute (AIIMS, New Delhi) is a residential university in which the faculty members, staff and the students live on campus. There are 8 hostels for undergraduate students (6 for boys and 2 for girls) with a capacity to accommodate 850 students.

AIIMS 2013 Important Dates:

1. Online Registration of Application on 25.02.2013 to 24.03.2013
2. Last Date for applying On-line and closing of Registration 24.03.2013 (up to 5:00 P.M.)

3. Date of Exam: 01.06.2013

AIIMS 2013 Eligibility:

Age :

He/She should have attained or will attain the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on the 31st of December of the year of admission. (Candidates born on or after 2nd January, 1997 are NOT eligible to apply.)

Essential qualifications:

He/She should have passed the 12th Class under the 10+2 Scheme/ Senior School Certificate Examination or Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) or an equivalent examination of a recognised University/Board of any Indian State with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY. 

Minimum Aggregate:

He/She should have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in the case of General & OBC and 50% in case of SC/ST candidates in aggregate in ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY.

AIIMS Course Duration:

5 1/2 Years

AIIMS Exam Centres:

Ahmedabad, Bangaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Raipur

AIIMS 2013 Prospectus:

Prospectus is available at Click here to view prospectus

AIIMS Exam Pattern:

The Competitive Entrance Examination will be of 3½ hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 objective type (multiple choice and reason-assertion type) questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge. The distribution of questions is as follows:

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Incorrect responses will be given negative marks.

Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark and each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3 (minus-one-third). No credit will be given for the questions not answered. More than one response will be treated as wrong answer and negatively marked.

AIIMS 2013 Syllabus:

No syllabus for the examination has been prescribed by the Institute. However, the general standard of the Competitive Entrance Examination will be that of 12th class under the 10+2 Scheme/Intermediate Science.

AIIMS Language of Question Paper:

Question paper will be provided either in English or in Hindi according to the choice of candidates. A candidate must select in the space provided in the application form whether he/she prefers to have the question paper in English or Hindi. This choice cannot be changed later at any stage.

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Minimum Cut Off Mark:

The candidate belonging to General category will be required to have 50% minimum cutoff marks, those belonging to OBC category will be required to have 45% minimum cutoff marks and those belonging to SC/ST will have to ensure atleast 40% minimum marks in the MBBS Entrance Examination. The same rule will apply for the six new AIIMS also.

OPH candidates will be required to secure a minimum of 50% marks in case of General Category candidates, 45% for OBC & 40% for SC/ST candidates in the Entrance Examination as per latest direction of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & the reservation etc.

AIIMS Declaration of Results:

The list of candidates who qualify for admission to the M.B.B.S. course would be declared by 1st July, 2013. Roll numbers of candidates who qualify for admission will be displayed on notice board of Examination Section, AIIMS and intimation to that effect will also be sent to them by the Institute under Speed Post/Registered Post. The result will also be available on AIIMS website, and The Institute will not be responsible for delay in receipt/non-receipt of intimation by the candidates.

Requests for re-evaluation/re-checking of answer sheet will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Contact Details:

For enquiries relating to Entrance Examination please contact:
Assistant Controller (Exams) Examination Section
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110 608
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