Dr. D. Y. Patil All India Common Entrance Test or AICET entrance examination
Dr. D. Y. Patil All India Common Entrance Test or AICET is an entrance examination for selection of candidates for admission to bachelor medical and dental courses like M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.P.T., B.Sc. (Nursing) and B. Pharm. in Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital and D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital of D.Y. Patil University, Pune. Every year Dr. D. Y. Patil University conducts the AICET entrance exam and a large number of students from across India apply for it.
Dr. D. Y. Patil University is considered to be one of the best medical institutions in India that provide state of the art infrastructure and high quality teaching facilities and so competition for the AICET exam is really tough. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital was established in 1996 and is approved by Medical Council of India and Government of Maharashtra. D. Y. Patil Medical College has 150 seats for MBBS course. Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College has 100 seats for BDS course and is approved by Dental Council of India.
The AICET exam has one multiple-choice (four choices) objective type question paper of 200 marks and the allotted time for answering the paper is 3 hours. The question paper has 50 questions each from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology respectively. One mark is awarded to the candidate for every correct answer. There is no negative marking. The syllabus of AICET entrance exam covers the 10+2 level syllabus of the subjects mentioned above.
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To be eligible for appearing in the AICET 2014 entrance exam a candidate needs to fulfil the following criteria:
(a) A candidate must be an Indian national.
(b) A candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2014, i.e. he/she should have been born before 1st January 1998.
(c) The pre-requisite qualifications for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses offered by AICET 2014 are the following:
(i) The candidate shall have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) examination / the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination / Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination or any other examination equivalent to 10+2 HSC examination of any recognized Board / University from any school / college situated in India after 12 years of study. The candidate with other qualifications shall have to get equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian University (AIU), New Delhi.
(ii) The candidate shall have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained at least 50 percent marks (40 percent marks in respect of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC) in Physics Chemistry and Biology taken together in the qualifying examination, i.e. 10 + 2 / HSC or an equivalent examination.
(iii) A candidate who has appeared or is likely to appear for qualifying examination i.e. HSC etc., and whose results have not been declared at the time of AICET 2014 shall also be considered eligible to appear for AICET 2014, provided he/she has offered the above mentioned subjects at the said qualifying examination(s).
(iv) A candidate also has to secure at least 50 percent marks (100 out of 200 marks) at the AICET 2014 entrance exam.
A Candidate who is either of an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) / PIO (Person of Indian Origin) / FN (Foreign National) should also be eligible for appearing in AICET 2014, provided he / she fulfills the aforementioned age criterion and choice of subjects at 10+2 or its equivalent level.
In the case of a student from any school that follows the American system of education, the candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology at 'AP' (Advanced Placement) level and must have minimum 'C 'grade in these subjects. In the case of students passing Cambridge International Examination (CIE) the candidate should have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Advanced level along with English at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level.
If two or more candidates get the same number of marks in AICET 2014 then the merit list ranking tie-breaker should follow the guidelines mentioned below:
First level: A candidate with higher marks in Biology at the AICET 2014 shall be preferred. If the tie still persists,
Second level: A candidate with higher marks in Chemistry at the AICET 2014 shall be preferred. If the tie still persists,
Third level: A candidate with higher percentage of aggregate marks at the HSC (or equivalent) examination shall be preferred. If the tie still persists,
Fourth level: A candidate with higher percentage of aggregate marks at SSC examination shall be preferred.
A candidate can also apply for inclusion of his / her name in the Waiting list for admission to a preferred course during the interview. The seats that become vacant during the admission session shall be kept vacant and later allotted to the right candidate in the Waiting list.