Medical courses after 12th

Medical courses after 12th - Pursuing a career in the field of medicine is a dream for many class 12 students. Candidates who have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology can pursue a variety of medical courses after class 12 which offer a lucrative career.

Apart from MBBS and BDS, which are the topmost priority of the majority of candidates, there are other medical courses after 12th such as Nursing, Paramedics, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, and AYUSH which candidates can pursue. While admission to a majority of medical courses after class 12 are through NEET-UG, there are courses that accept other national and state-level entrance tests too.

The following article mentions the list of courses that both NEET 2021 qualified and not qualified candidates can pursue. Read the article below to check medical courses after 12th, exams accepted, eligibility, and career opportunities offered.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBBS

MBBS is a 5.5 year long undergraduate degree. Candidates are taught Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical subjects during MBBS course. After pursuing the MBBS course, candidates are employed as doctors. Candidates who have studied PCB in class 12 are eligible to pursue MBBS course. Students should have attained at least 17 years of age for pursuing MBBS. Admission to MBBS in India is granted on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the authority to conduct NEET-UG. On the basis of NEET admission to 80,055 MBBS seats in government medical colleges, deemed/central universities, ESIC and AFMS is granted. By qualifying NTA NEET candidates can get admission to top MBBS colleges of the country such as AIIMS, JIPMER, MAMC, AMU, BHU, and many more. Fees of MBBS course varies according to the respective institution. The MBBS course fee in government colleges is much lower in comparison to deemed and private universities.

MBBS Course Overview

Particulars Details
Course name Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBBS
Duration of course 5.5 years
Eligibility Qualified or appeared in class 12 examinations with at least 50% marks.
Minimum age 17 years of age
Exam accepted NEET-UG
Number of seats 80,055
Number of colleges 542 medical, 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER

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