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An MBBS degree is an undergraduate course for aspirants who want to fulfil their dream of becoming a doctor. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), is a professional degree in medical science. After completing MBBS course and obtaining the degree, students would be qualified as medical practitioners or doctors. The duration of MBBS course is five years and six months including one year of rotational internship at hospitals, health centres, and health camps organised by non-profit organisations (NGOs). The curriculum of MBBS includes subjects such as anatomy, pharmacology, pathology as well as community health & medicine, paediatrics, and surgery. The curriculum is designed in such a way that MBBS degree holders can choose a specialisation for further majoring and practising medicine. MBBS students can opt for different specialisations such as Nephrology, Cardiology, Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Organ Transplant, Endocrine, and General Surgery, etc.

Top Medical Colleges & Schools in India

1. AIIMS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

2. Armed Forces Medical College

3. Christian Medical College

4. Maulana Azad Medical College - MAMC

5. Lady Hardinge Medical College - LHMC

Medical Colleges & Schools by Location

1. Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata

2. Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore

3. Top Medical Colleges in Delhi/NCR

4. Top Medical Colleges in Maharashtra

5. Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu

6. Top Medical Colleges in UP

7. Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal

What are the career options after MBBS?

During one year of MBBS internship, students can work with hospitals and healthcare centres as consultants, physicians and medical assistants in critical care units. They can also work in health campaigns organised by the government and create awareness among general public about diseases, medicines, health, and fitness through conferences.
On completion of MBBS internship, the students can get themselves registered as doctors with the Medical Council of India (MCI). They can either apply for a post-graduate degree in medical science i.e. MD/MS or continue working in the health sector as qualified doctors.
While pursuing further education in medical science, MBBS-degree holders can also associate with pharmaceuticals as research associates. Moreover, the option for taking Combined Medical Services Examination is also open for MBBS graduates. They can be employed with the central government organisations, including hospitals, defence sector, railways, and with the local/state government.

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What are the required skills for MBBS?

Every medical and health sciences practitioner must have the following skills:

  • Ability to work in a critical and dynamic environment
  • Professional commitments and medical ethics
  • Desire for knowledge and learning new research
  • Scientific research and development skills
  • Sharp memory and prompt approach
  • Communication interpersonal skills
  • Counselling and caring skills
  • Approachable and empathetic skills
  • Medical writing skills
  • Patience and perseverance

Eligibility for MBBS Degree

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12/higher secondary/pre-university qualifying examination with Science subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology/Botany. They also must have studied English as the main subject as a criterion for qualifying examination.

  • Moreover, candidates also need to fulfil the age limit criteria i.e. they must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admissions.

  • There are additional eligibility conditions as mentioned by the regulatory authorities for MBBS i.e. Medical Council of India (MCI).

Subjects in MBBS

In the MBBS course curriculum, aspiring doctors not only learn about everything in and around the medical and healthcare industry, but they also learn the ethical practices, get to intern with hospitals and volunteering projects. Check the table below for subjects in the MBBS course:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Syllabus

Anatomy

Dermatology & Venereology

Biochemistry

Medicine

Physiology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Ophthalmology

Microbiology

Orthopedics

Pathology

Otorhinolaryngology

Pharmacology

Paediatrics

Anesthesiology

Psychiatry

Community Medicine

Surgery

MBBS Entrance Exams

To get admission in MBBS course in India, a student needs to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). In fact, this is the only entrance test to get admission in MBBS course and is accepted by both government and private institutions. 

There used to be two other major entrance tests for admission in MBBS course in India were JIPMER MBBS Exam and AIIMS MBBS Exam. However, these examinations were scrapped in 2019 making NEET the most important medical entrance test in India.

MBBS Scope, Top Companies/Employers & Salary

There are a plethora of career opportunities after completing MBBS. Considered to be one of the noblest professions, medical practitioner, or doctor tops the list of careers after MBBS.  The following section talks about popular career options or specialisations to opt for after completing an MBBS degree. 

General Physician: MBBS degree holders can start their career as a general physician, who studies, diagnoses, and cures illnesses of patients. Commonly, a physician treats illnesses at primary stages, and if, after diagnosis, the disease is found to be in a critical stage, the patient is referred to a relevant medical practitioner.

The average salary offered to a general physician is Rs 4-5 lakh per annum*.

Paediatrician: A medical practitioner who specialises in the treatment of illnesses in children and examines their general growth and development. A paediatrician heals children right from their time of birth to their adolescence and even later. They help in early diagnosis of any illness in developing children, guide parents on food and their allergies to children. The practitioner provides preventive care, helps in the growth and development of children with special needs, and monitoring side effects and allergies of medicines.

The starting salary offered to a paediatrician is over Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum.

Medical Assistant (Surgery): Starting a career as a medical assistant in specialisation such as cardiology, dermatology, oncology, nephrology, neurology, gynecology, and ophthalmology, is a good way to learn about performing surgeries on patients. After completing the studies of specialised medical courses, they will be equipped to diagnose and treat patients with modern surgical techniques as per their medical speciality. Over the years, with the help of modern science and technology, there are medical achievements by renowned surgeons, which shows that this profession is entirely based on continuous learning and practising.

The average salary offered to a medical assistant is Rs. 3-4 lakh per annum.

*Source: Payscale.com 

MBBS career options are inclusive but not limited to the above professions. There are a number of avenues and industries where medical practitioners or MBBS degree holders play a crucial role.

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters for MBBS degree holders are majorly Hospitals, Medical Research Centres, and Pharmaceuticals, etc. The list of recruiters for MBBS degree includes:

MBBS: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the full form of MBBS?

A. The full form of MBBS in India is 'Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. However, MBBS is an abbreviation of Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirurgiae, which is the term used for this course in Latin.

Q. Is MBBS from a private college worth?

A. Yes, pursuing MBBS from a private medical college will not affect your career in any way. The only flip side of taking admission to a private medical college is the fees. The tuition fee of a private medical college can be up to 10 times that of a government medical college.

Q. How to know the authenticity of an MBBS course in India?

A. Before taking admission to any medical college, check whether the college is recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Also, check if the college/ university is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Indian Medical Council (IMC).

Q. Can MBBS doctors do surgery?

A. Yes, an MBBS is a graduate in surgery. Hence, he/she is licensed to perform surgeries. However, surgery is a complicated procedure and only those who have enough expertise in this discipline opt to perform surgeries after completing MBBS.

Q. Can I do MBBS after Class 12?

A. Yes, to join an MBBS course you need to complete 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. You must also secure a minimum aggregate of 50 per cent in the core subjects (PCB). 

Q. Can we join MBBS without NEET?

A. No, to join the MBBS course you need to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Even if you want to opt for a management quota seat, you have to secure the qualifying percentile in NEET.

Q. Which university is best for MBBS in India?

A. There are a lot of good universities for an MBBS course in India. However, the best of the lot is AIIMS Delhi. A few other top institutes for the MBBS course include AFMC, CMC (Vellore), Maulana Azad Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College.

Q. What are the fees for MBBS in India?

A. Fees for an MBBS degree course vary for the institutes of different categories. Fee in a government college ranges between Rs 10,000 - Rs 50,000, whereas a private medical college, can charge fees ranging from Rs 2,00,000 and can go up to Rs 22,00,000.

Q. What is the total duration of MBBS degree course?

A. To complete MBBS degree course, you need to finish two stages: 4.5 years of academics and 1 year of internship. Hence, the total duration of an MBBS degree course is 5.5 years.

Q. Can one use "Dr" after completing MBBS?

A. Yes, once you clear the final examination or qualifying examination of MBBS, you need to complete a compulsory rotatory internship of 1 year from a recognised institution/ hospital. On successful completion of the internship, you can officially add "Dr" to your name. 

Q. What are the higher education options after completing MBBS?

A: After completing MBBS, one can pursue a Master of Surgery (MS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD). One can also opt for Diploma in specialisations.   

Popular MBBS Colleges in India

Following are the most popular MBBS Colleges in India. Learn more about these MBBS colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
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Top 15 in Tamil Nadu

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Popular Private MBBS Colleges in India

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34.29 K
11.14 LPA
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Popular MBBS Specializations in India

Following are the most popular MBBS Specializations . You can explore the top Colleges offering these Specializations by clicking the links below.

Popular Specializations

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Aditi

2022-03-06 11:56:32

I want to know if I can get admission at 213 marks OBC category for MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at DMCH Ludhiana ?

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Khushi Kumari

2022-02-28 21:06:43

What is AIIMS Bathinda cut off for SC category students?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

Shortlisted candidates can physically/ online report to the allotted college after downloading the provisional allotment letter between Feb 3, 2022. Please visit link for information: https://www.shiksha.com/university/aims-Bathinda-all-india-institute-of-medical-sciences-65515/cutoff
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vinod kumar

2022-03-02 00:20:47

I want to know about the fee structure at Autonomous State Medical College, Etah for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

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Divya vani

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Magapu Thanusha

2022-02-28 18:56:31

Please predict the government MBBS medical College for me.

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Divya vani

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6 days ago

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Magapu Thanusha

2022-02-28 17:51:00

I am OBC student (BCD) and rank is 144987and I belong to Andhar Pradesh. Is there any chances of getting mbbs seat in govt medical college?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

As per the this year result of NEET UG, General category aspirants need minimum 138 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH (122 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 108 marks (40 percentile). Thank you.

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Anushka Rathore

2022-02-28 11:43:52

Can I get admission in MBBS as I have completed 12th in 2020 and also have cleared NEET exam the same year?

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Sai Teja

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

Yes you can. If you are qualified and eligible to apply for it then you can admit.

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Anita mishra

2022-02-22 15:37:03

I want to know, I secured 311 marks in NEET from the general quota from Rajasthan do I get admission to this college, what's its cutoff.

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Vaibhav upadhyay

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

You can get admission in some private colleges but definitely not in a government college.

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Vipul Raj

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Kindley specify which college you want to pursue or else check the previous years college ranking list.

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Shail yadav

2022-02-23 19:54:24

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at SGT University.

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Rekha Bisen

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

SGTU is a fully-developed institutional area with a modern infrastructure and academic aura. In keeping with its vision and mission, the campus has been designed and developed with a great sense of aesthetics to provide an eco-friendly environment and ambience to stimulate the learning process.Th...SGTU is a fully-developed institutional area with a modern infrastructure and academic aura. In keeping with its vision and mission, the campus has been designed and developed with a great sense of aesthetics to provide an eco-friendly environment and ambience to stimulate the learning process.The placement department at SGT University is proud to contribute to nation-building by addressing the manpower needs of the industry. The placement department not only provides the students with job opportunities but also grooms the students so that they are industry-ready by the time they complete their course.

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Samruddhi Shinde

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

Here is the link to the official site of the SGT University. You can get all the required details in here
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Ravindra shukla

2022-02-12 15:59:56

I want admissions in pgdm post MBBS. When admission is going to start? Also, what is the duration?

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Nirakar Khuntia

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

If you have no work experience then write the CAT entrance examination and secure a good score in the CAT exam. Post that you can apply to a lot of B-schools with your CAT score. If you have some work experience then apply for GMAT and apply for 1-year MBA programs of Iims / ISB.

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Priya

2022-02-21 12:30:11

How to get admission for MBBS course. Guide me.

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Vipul Raj

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

PCB is compulsory in class 12 and the NEET exam. There are many state exam also for MBBS.

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priya kumari

2022-02-22 10:17:31

I want to know about the documents required for admission to AIIMS Kalyani for MBBS.

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Vipul Raj

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

High School, Higher Secondary Certificate Birth Certificate in proof of date of birth. Marksheet of MBBS/BDS 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Professional Examinations. MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate. Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate issued by MCI or DCI/State Medical or DentalCouncil.

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Jasleen Kaur Kaur

2022-02-13 21:12:49

Is Maths needed to study MBBS in UK and germany?

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Vipul Raj

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

No, Maths is not needed to study MBBS in UK and Germany.

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preety kumari

2022-02-14 12:23:38

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at ACMS Delhi.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 8

2 weeks ago

Army College of Medical Sciences is affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. It is aided by the Army Welfare Education Society. It was established in 2008 and offered an MBBS. The college is aimed at providing medical education to army wards. The reservation is as follows...Army College of Medical Sciences is affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. It is aided by the Army Welfare Education Society. It was established in 2008 and offered an MBBS. The college is aimed at providing medical education to army wards. The reservation is as follows- 78 seats for the wards/widows of army personnel, 4 seats for the wards/widows of defense personnel, 14 seats for Defence Security Corps, 2 seats for All India Scheduled Castes and 1 seat each for Delhi Scheduled Tribes and All India Scheduled Tribe. The course is approved by the Medical Council of India. It is located near Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment. Students pay around 4.3 lacs tuition fee per annum.
Please visit the link for complete details: https://www.shiksha.com/college/acms-army-college-of-medical-sciences-delhi-cantt-delhi-57635/courses
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Uday Pandit

2022-02-13 19:30:23

Can I know is there any college in Madhya Pradesh that has an MBBS course and an Engineering course in the same college?

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Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

3 weeks ago

Hello Uday Pandit, I am afraid that to the best of my knowledge such a thing does not exist. However, there are societies that have both engineering and medical colleges in the same city but these are two distinct colleges. Best wishes to you.

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Kavita Devi

2022-02-08 11:14:54

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MBBS(UG) at Rajshree Medical Research Institute.

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Nikita Sharma

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

Admission to MBBS at Rajshree Medical Research Institute is made based on the candidates' performance is NEET. The Cut off for the general category goes up to 345 marks from the general quota.

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Ss

2022-02-06 20:10:17

Please provide the list of faculties available in this course.

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2022-02-06 09:54:41

What is the NEET cutoff for this course?

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Nikita Sharma

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

The NEET-UG Round 1 cut-off for the MBBS programme offered at Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore is 957 for General category candidates seeking admission under the All India Quota.For more information you can check here:https://www.shiksha.com/college/bangalore-medical-college-and-research-inst...The NEET-UG Round 1 cut-off for the MBBS programme offered at Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore is 957 for General category candidates seeking admission under the All India Quota.
For more information you can check here:
https://www.shiksha.com/college/bangalore-medical-college-and-research-institute-52956/cutoff

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Ayesha Shaukat

2022-02-10 11:00:18

Can I know are class 12th marks important for pursuing MBBS in a private medical college in India?

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Charagondla Sai chidvi gupta

Beginner-Level 1

3 weeks ago

Private medical colleges will not give any fee concession depending on the marks that you earned in 12th. They will allow the seat depending on your entrance exam and they might give any fee concession depending on the rank that you perceived in that entrance exam. So what I would like to suggest...Private medical colleges will not give any fee concession depending on the marks that you earned in 12th. They will allow the seat depending on your entrance exam and they might give any fee concession depending on the rank that you perceived in that entrance exam. So what I would like to suggest is that it is not compulsory to get 90/100 in your 12 state exams, but it would be great if you maintain a decent score.

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Shubham Kumar

2022-02-01 23:58:50

Can I know what is the fee structure for sc category students for MBBS?

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Prerna Jaybhaye

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

You don't have to pay any fees as such, hostel and other charges are to be paid though.

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Kirti varma

2022-02-01 20:21:01

I want MBBS college in M.P according to my rank.

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Nilesh Kumar

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

Teacher +2 to. Science.

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Imran

2022-01-30 18:52:43

What is the cutoff for MBBS in this college? I am from Bihar and my score is 353.

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Mojammel Haque

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

Depends on your rank and counselling. There are 15% seat reserved for out of the state students through all india counselling and rest seats are for state counselling. On an average as a out of the state student the cut off may be upto 600(UR) and for state resident student it is 550(UR).

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Abhay gupta

2022-01-30 16:08:06

Cutoff of NBMC for OBC 2021 NEET UG MBBS course?

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear Abhay
Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ OBC are required to obtain marks equivalent to at least 40thpercentile to be considered for AIQ and state counselling process. Thank You!

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Sapna Jaiswar

2022-01-21 20:02:06

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at SGT University.

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Ananthi

2022-01-22 11:11:08

Can I get admission for MBBS in a government college with 333 marks in NEET OBC category?

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Hello Ananthi, With 333 marks in NEET OBC category, So to know if you can get admission in government college then you can visit the following Shiksha link to predict the college in which you are eligible. This is Shiksha College Predictor 2022. You can predict Colleges based on exams you have ta...Hello Ananthi, With 333 marks in NEET OBC category, So to know if you can get admission in government college then you can visit the following Shiksha link to predict the college in which you are eligible. This is Shiksha College Predictor 2022. You can predict Colleges based on exams you have taken
https://www.shiksha.com/college-predictor
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Simran

2022-01-21 18:41:02

Can I get a government MBBS seat with 521 marks in NEET UG 2021?

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Shaubhik Sarkar

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

Don't be disappointed, keep hope. For getting into a government medical college in 2021, you should safely score above 525 in NEET 2021 for a general category student. The reserved category score may be in the range 515-520. THANKS.

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Swapnil Kale

2022-01-05 14:26:08

After one year of B.A. MS or BHMS can we do an MBBS?

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Moumita Mukherjee

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

Yes of course you can do MBBS after one year of BHMS. Some people get their MBBS degree after completing B.Sc. So why won't you take your dream degree after one year of BHMS.

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venkatesulu

2022-01-18 18:05:03

I have 425 marks in NEET 2021. Can I get a seat in MBBS or BVSC? I belong to OBC category.

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Just go through this link and fill out the required details:
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technical praveen nath

2022-01-15 16:31:40

Can I get college with 319 marks in NEET 2021 for BAMS or BDS or MBBS? Category- OBC NCL.

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Just go through this link and fill out the required details:
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Mohammad Karishma

2022-01-17 12:33:30

I have 12641 state rank from Andhra Pradesh state trying for MBBS seat. I belongs to general category (BC-E). Where can I get admission?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

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Gayathri

2022-01-18 21:02:54

I have 182855 AIR, 25,579 category rank and 407 marks in NEET. Can I get a govt. MBBS free seat in Karnataka or Telangana?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Just go through this link and fill out the required details:
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