1) Major modifications

  • All India Pre-Medical Test has been undergoing diverse alterations from 2010.
  • The examination was first substituted by the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG). However, it has been reinstated with the pre-eminent changes such as doing away with the two stage format of the examination i.e. AIPMT is regulated in a single stage that usually occurs on the first Sunday of May.
  • Moreover, besides the single stage format change from two stage format, AIPMT has undergone one more change that is beneficial especially for the people falling under the OBC category.
  • OBC reservation is being implemented under government directives, but only in central institutes.

2) Revised pattern of AIPMT in brief

  • Duration :- AIPMT exam duration is of 3 hours which is same as earlier.
  • Number of Questions :- The exam contains 180 Multiple Choice Questions in total.
  • Marking Scheme :- Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer out of the total marks.
  • Qualifying Marks :- It is different for different categories of the candidates appearing in the examination.  For general it’s 50%, for OBC, SC and ST its 40%, for general PH its 45% and for reserved PH it’s 45%.
  • Syllabus :- AIPMT exam is based on the syllabus as prescribed by examination authority i.e. Central Board of Secondary Education.

3) Changes that can take place in the future

English, being a universal language, and Hindi, being our national language, both should be known by each and every citizen of India. Yet AIPMT is criticized for being conducted only in English and Hindi. Some students find it difficult to take this test in English or Hindi and thus they want it to be organised in the vernacular languages as well. Thus, AIPMT exam pattern can undergo further changes related to this language issue.