AIPMT 2014: 6.17 lakh apply for AIPMT; 55 % girls among exam takers
Over 6 lakh candidates applied for All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2014 even as girl applicants constituted 55 % of the total candidates who are allowed to appear for the exam on May 4, CBSE has revealed in an RTI Reply.
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According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is the exam conducting authority for AIPMT 2014, as many as 6,16,982 candidates registered for the exam scheduled to be conducted on May 4, 2014. However, the total number of candidates who are scheduled to appear for the exam is 5,79,604, it said.
Interestingly, the RTI reply from CBSE also reveals that the valid registration of female candidates for the exam outnumbers the male candidates by over 60,000. In percentage terms, female candidates constitute over 55 per cent share of the total candidates who are scheduled to appear for AIPMT 2014 exam on May 4.
According to CBSE Public Information Officer Meenu Joshi, the number of female candidates for AIPMT 2014 is significantly higher than male aspirants with as many as 3,21,322 girl candidates registered for the coveted medical exam as compared to 2,58,282 boy candidates.
AIPMT 2014 entrance exam is an all India entrance exam for admission to 15 per cent quota seats in all government medical colleges across the country except Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. Last year, the all India entrance test for admission to government medical colleges was conducted through NEET 2013 which has been replaced this year by AIPMT 2014.
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AIPMT 2014 Number Highlights:
Total Number of candidates applying for AIPMT 2014: 6,16,982
Total Number of female candidates scheduled to appear for AIPMT 2014: 3,21,322
Total Number of male candidates scheduled to appear for AIPMT 2014: 2,58,282
Maharashtra tops State chart:
According to the RTI data on state-wise registration numbers for AIPMT 2014, Maharashtra tops the chart with 70531 candidates registered from the state. Kerala and Uttar Pradesh recorded the second and third highest number of candidates with 63766 and 63195 candidates respectively registering from the two states. Other states with high registration numbers include Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh with total number of 52677, 46932, 40456 candidates respectively.
Top 5 states with highest number of applicants:
According to Medical Council of India (MCI), there are total of 21,373 MBBS seats in Government Medical colleges across India excluding Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. As per the AIPMT notification, as much as 15% of these MBBS seats will be filled on the basis of AIPMT 2014 merit.
CBSE has been conducting All India Pre Medical/Pre Dental Entrance Examination since the year 1988 exclusively for admission to the 15 % of total seats in the Govt. Medical/Dental Colleges of India. Last year, it was conducted in the name of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) - UG for admissions to Academic season 2013-14. NEET- UG 2013 was taken by a total of 6,58,040 candidates.
The duration of AIPMT 2014 Exam to be conducted on May 4 will be of 3 hours. AIPMT 2014 Exam question paper will have 180 Multiple Choice Questions. There will be 45 questions from each section of Physics, Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology (Botany and Zoology). While each correct answer will carry 4 marks, 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. CBSE will release the AIPMT Answer Key after the exam. Subsequently, it will release category-wise all India merit list and cut-off for admission to MBBS seats under its 15 % All India quota.
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