Medical entrance exams in India are conducted through AIPMT until 2012. It stands for All India Pre Medical Test which was conducted by CBSE every year. It was conducted to regulate admissions several medical colleges across country. It was aimed to encourage equal medical education in all regions. An additional benefit of this exam was that it was one of those entrance examinations that were completely merit based and free of reservations

PMT exams were conducted in two phases, prelims and mains. However AIPMT and all individual medical entrance exams were replaced by NEET in 2013.

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It offers entrance exam for medical students who aspire to pursue MBBS, BD, MS or MD from any reputable medical college in India. It will be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE. First exam of this entrance test was held on 5th May, 2013. It was again replaced by AIPMT in 2014, February 2 and further conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education.
Though this exam will cover entire medical entrance procedure, AIIMS New Delhi and PGI for Medical Education and Research will be exempted from it. These two bodies were established by separate laws hence need different proceedings. Government of India announced commencement of this test for both Undergraduates and Post Graduates. It will be classified into NEET UG and NEET PG.
Syllabus of AIPMT conforms to the guidelines based on MCI regulations Graduate Medical Education. It will comprise of multiple choice questions as well as carry negative marking also.

Since its announcement NEET has faced much criticism from several states on the basis of difference in syllabus. Nevertheless it stood out with lots of benefits in its credit.

• A lot of preparation load has been released from students who have to prepare for different medical examinations.
•A great opportunity is offered to you to get admission in various reputed medical colleges. It is done on the basis of marks obtained in AIPMT exam.
•AIPMT exams will decrease the pressure from students enabling them to improve their scores by concentrating on single exam only.
•It saves you from hassle of registration procedures for different medical entrances.