Every year, hundreds of thousands of students prepare for various national level medical entrance examinations including NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER, among others in order to pursue their dream of excelling in the field of medical sciences. According to educational experts, medical is a conventional yet prominent career choice for a large number of science students.
Since medical is one of the most demanding educational domains, students need to work consistently hard to apprehend the basic scientific concepts in their 10+2 learning with physics, chemistry and biology being the main subjects. Moreover, many students also prepare for various medical entrance examinations in order to cement their place in topmost medical colleges across India among which JIPMER is an important exam.
What is JIPMER?
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry is one of the most prominent and finest medical colleges in the country. Initially inaugurated in the year 1964, it became an institution of national importance in the year 2008 by an act of the Parliament. It functions under the direct administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India, and is one of the premier medical institutional bodies in the country.
The institute offers a variety of courses ranging from undergraduate programs to super speciality and sub-speciality courses. It functions over the model of providing free speciality healthcare while maintaining superior quality and safety. The institute conducts an annual entrance examination, JIPMER MBBS to provide admissions to around 200 aspiring medical students.
JIPMER Entrance Examination 2020
Conducted by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, JIPMER 2020 is one of the most important medical entrance examinations in the country. Apart from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), it is the only medical entrance test that provides students admission into the undergraduate medical MBBS degree programme.
The institute offers admissions for around 200 seats that include 150 seats in the Puducherry campus and 50 in the Karaikal campus. According to reports, almost 1.5 to 2 lakh applicants appear for the examination each year which makes it one of the most competitive entrance examinations in the country. Candidates who clear the entrance examination by obtaining minimum cut-off marks need to further sit for its counselling sessions.
JIPMER 2020 Important Dates
The following table includes tentative information about the dates and events with regards to the JIPMER 2020 medical entrance examination. However, the official JIPMER 2020 important dates will be released by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) on its official website.
|JIPMER 2020 Important Dates|
|Online registration starting date||1st week of March 2020|
|Online registration last date||2nd week of April 2020|
|Admit card availability||3rd week of May 2020|
|JIPMER MBBS main exam||2nd week of June 2020|
|Result Declaration||3rd week of June 2020|
|Counselling start (1st round counselling)||4th week of June 2020|
|2nd round counselling||4th week of July 2020|
|3rd round counselling||3rd week of August 2020|
|Final round counselling||4th week of September 2020|
JIPMER 2020 Eligibility Criteria
JIPMER 2020 medical entrance examination is supervised and conducted by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. It follows distinct eligibility criteria that a candidate is required to fulfil in order to appear for the examination.
- All Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) are eligible.
- OCIs and Non-residential Indians (NRIs) are required to furnish an eligibility certificate issued by Association of Indian University, New Delhi
- Foreign national candidates are also eligible to apply for the entrance examination. However, they are required to take permission from the Medical Council of India (MCI) before applying.
- The candidate must be at least 17 years old as on 31st December 2020.
- There is no age relaxation for candidates applying via reservation.
- There is no set upper age limit for JIPMER.
- Applicant must have passed 10+2 level exam (or equivalent examination) from a recognized board or university.
- The applicant must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Biology/Biotechnology and Chemistry as mandatory subjects and English as an elective subject.
- The candidate (UR and general category) must have scored an aggregate of at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology. For SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories, the respective aggregate should be minimum 40%. For OPH-general candidates, it should be at least 45%.
- Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear for the examination.
JIPMER 2020 Application Form
The application form for JIPMER 2020 entrance examination is expected to be released in the 2nd week of March 2020. As per the new rules, the forms will be available on the JIPMER official website in online mode only and no offline forms will be made available by the institution on any portal and no hard copies will be accepted.
Candidates need to provide all the authentic details with regards to their education, personal information, and contact in the application form. Students are also required to upload scanned copies of their recent passport size photographs and self-signatures in the prescribed format. It is to be noted that there is no window for form correction and the filled up information will be considered as final. Thus, students should fill the details in the application form carefully before the last date i.e. 2nd week of April 2020 (tentative).
The application fee structure of JIPMER 2020 is as follows:
|OPH and P-OPH||Exempted from application fee|
Note: The above-mentioned information is based on the 2019 registration process. Any changes will be notified by JIPMER on its official website.
Candidates can pay the application fee by debit card, credit card or net banking.
JIPMER 2020 Examination Pattern
JIPMER medical entrance examination is expected to be held in the 2nd week of June, probably after the NEET and AIIMS entrance tests. It will be a 2 hour 30 minutes computer-based online test that will be commenced in two shifts, i.e. one in the morning and second in the afternoon. It is to be noted that the examination will be conducted in English medium only.
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Duration of the examination||150 minutes|
|Medium ( Language)||English|
|Total number of questions||200|
|Type of questions||Objective, Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of sections||5|
|Marking scheme||+4 for a correct response, No negative marking|
|Number of exam centres||120 (proposed)|
The examination will comprise of 5 sections. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English along with logical and quantitative reasoning form the core of the examination. Below table provides information about the subject-wise distribution of marks:
|Subject||Number of questions|
|Logical and Quantitative reasoning||10|
|English language and comprehension||10|
Since JIPMER 2020 is a national level entrance examination, it is likely to be conducted at almost 120 exam centres across the several Indian States and Union Territories, including Puducherry. However, the final list will be released by JIPMER in the official information brochure. Below is the list of the tentative exam centres:
|State/Union Territory and Exam Centers
· Guntur, Kakinada
· Navi Mumbai
· Bhilai Nagar
· Greater Noida
|Jammu and Kashmir*
· New Delhi
Note: All the above mentioned information is subject to change. The official list will be released by JIPMER on the website with relevant information.
JIPMER 2020 Cut-off
Below is the cut-off percentage for clearing the entrance examination as set by conducting authority:
|General – OPH||45|
JIPMER 2020 Examination Syllabus
The JIPMER syllabus for 2020 examination is prepared from the syllabus as prescribed by the State Boards and CBSE for class 11 and 12. It is primarily based on 5 subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Logical & Quant Reasoning. The syllabus includes topics from class 11th and 12th which students can revise simultaneously with their board preparations.
|Physics||Physical World and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Oscillations and Waves
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
Dual Nature of Matter
Atoms & Nuclei
|Chemistry||Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atoms
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Some p-Block Elements
Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehyde, Ketone and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Isolation of Elements Biomolecules
d- and f-Block Elements Chemistry in Everyday Life
|Biology||Diversity In Living World
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
Cell structure and Function
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its Applications
Ecology and Environment
|English language and Comprehension||Reading unseen passages and note making
Literature and long reading
|Quants and Reasoning||Theme Detection, Coding and Decoding, Quant Aptitude, Substitution, Figure Completion Test, Number and Alphabetical series, Blood Relationships|
Applicants can also undertake mock tests for the CBT online exam provided by the conducting authority on the official website. In order to excel with great scores, it is important for students to check the complete and updated syllabus before starting their test preparations.
How to prepare for JIPMER 2020?
JIPMER is one of the most competitive medical entrance examinations in the country with almost 2 lakh candidates applying for just 200 MBBS seats each year. It is also listed as one of the three crucial UG medical entrance examinations along with NEET and AIIMS. According to educational experts, the difficulty level of the 2020 exam is expected to be considerably high. Thus, students are suggested to prepare extremely well in order to excel in the examination.
Here are some preparation tips and tricks that can help you to prepare for the JIPMER 2020 examination:
- First and foremost, you should comprehensively understand the examination pattern and syllabus before commencing your preparations.
- Develop a planned (and balanced) time table and follow it with utmost dedication. According to educational experts and previous JIPMER toppers, the time table should be planned strategically with appropriate time allocation to all the subjects and topics.
- Recognize your strong points and weak links. Since the examination is competitive in nature, it is important to cover all the topics and revise all the concepts. Provide extra time to important topics and practice until you get them right.
- Try to complete the whole syllabus at least a month before the main examination date. This will provide you enough time for complete course revision.
- Conduct performance analysis from time to time. You can take mock tests on credible online platforms for the same. Online test series by Aakash PracTest can help you analyze your performance at an All India Level.
- Always make sure to solve previous years’ question papers along with sample papers. Make study notes and prepare study material to understand and memorize important concepts.
Reference Books for JIPMER 2020 Preparation
For Physics: Objective Physics by Dinesh; Objective Physics by MTG Publication; Concept of Physics by H.C. Verma (Volume 1 and 2)
For Chemistry: Dinesh Inorganic chemistry; Objective Chemistry by MTG Publication; Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon; Arihant Organic Chemistry
For Biology: Objective Biology by Dinesh, Pradeep Publication’s Biology, Objective Biology by MTG Publication
Clearing JIPMER 2020 examination is a matter of consistency and hard work. But if you follow your aim with utmost dedication, you will surely achieve an overwhelming victory.