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Content Writer: Shubham S Nimje


Published on: Sat Feb 03 2024Updated on: Mon Feb 05 2024

The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), a premier institute of national importance, ignites the dreams of many aspiring medical professionals through its Undergraduate (UG) program. This article serves as your compass, guiding you through the intricacies of the JIPMER UG entrance exam, equipping you with the knowledge and strategies to navigate the path to success.

Demystifying the Entrance Exam:

  • What is it? The JIPMER UG entrance exam is a highly competitive gateway to the MBBS program at JIPMER Puducherry and its affiliated medical colleges.
  • Who conducts it? The JIPMER itself conducts the exam, ensuring a rigorous and transparent selection process.
  • When is it held? Typically, the exam is held in the month of June, with the application window opening a few months prior.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian citizen or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder.
  • Age: Must be 17 years or above as of December 31st of the year of admission.
  • Educational Qualification: Passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects, securing at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved categories).

Exam Structure:

The JIPMER UG entrance exam is a single-day, pen-and-paper based test comprising three sections:

  • Physics: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)
  • Chemistry: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)
  • Biology: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)

Each question carries 3 marks, with negative marking for incorrect answers (-1 mark). The total marks for the exam are 540.

Preparation Pointers:

  • Start Early: Begin your preparation well in advance, ideally in Class 11th, to comprehensively cover the vast syllabus.
  • Master the NCERT: NCERT textbooks form the bedrock of your preparation. Thoroughly understand the concepts and practice solving problems from them.
  • Supplement with Reference Books: Utilize reference books like MTG NEET Champion, Arihant Objective Biology, and DC Pandey Physics for in-depth understanding and additional practice.
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Solve previous years’ question papers and mock tests to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, time management, and identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Join Coaching Classes (Optional): Consider enrolling in coaching classes for structured guidance, doubt-clearing sessions, and access to experienced faculty.
  • Sharpen Your Test-Taking Skills: Learn effective time management strategies, answer selection techniques, and develop the ability to handle pressure during the exam.
  • Stay Focused and Motivated: Maintain a consistent study schedule, prioritize your well-being, and stay motivated by visualizing your success.

Additional Resources:

  • Official JIPMER website: https://jipmer.edu.in/
  • Previous years’ question papers and mock tests
  • NCERT textbooks and reference books
  • Coaching institutes (optional)


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