Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    MEDICAL

  • DURATION

    5 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

    MBBS Course Full Form, Eligibility, Admission, Syllabus and Scope

    Anjali Anjali
    Content Curator

    MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is a 4 year 5 months undergraduate degree allowing you to pursue your career in Doctor’s field. This course is followed by a 1 year mandate internship in the field of surgery, medicines and hospitals.

    You must possess a minimum of 50% in 10+2 from a recognised board with physics, chemistry, biology/zoology and english as mandatory subjects. You can gain an overview of anatomy, paediatrics, biochemistry and many other subjects during the whole course.

    ALERT: Amidst COVID 19 crisis, NTA has decided to conduct NEET 2020 examination during the last week of May 2020. The exact date will be notified soon!

    To get into good MBBS colleges you need to appear for entrance exam like NEET and other college exams. Earlier AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS exams were one of the source to get admissions in AIIMS institute and JIPMER college respectively but now both these exams have been replaced by NEET examination. So, to pursue MBBS you only need to appear for NEET exam. You cannot opt for MBBS from distance learning mode. 

    Some of the top and reputed MBBS colleges are given below ranked as per the outlook magazine:

    RankingName of the CollegeAdmission ProcedureAverage Fees
    1All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New DelhiThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 8,000
    2Armed Forces Medical College, PuneThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 70,000
    3Christian Medical College, VelloreThrough NEET UG or NEET PG entrance examUp to INR 1.6 Lakhs
    4St. John's Medical College, BangaloreThrough NEET-UG/PG and St. John’s Entrance ExamUp to INR 26 Lakhs
    5Jawaharlal Institute Of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), PuducherryThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 3-3.2 Lakhs

    In an average INR 1-10 Lakhs, one can pursue their MBBS from a reputed college. The salary package of a MBBS graduate depends upon the knowledge and experience the person holds. The initial salary of a MBBS fresher is upto INR 35,000 per month that can go upto INR 8-10 Lakh per annum with the time and the experience gained.

    MBBS: Admission Process

    MBBS: Admission Process

    To get admission in MBBS, you need to follow the mentioned below steps:

    1. First, you need to appear for the entrance exams.
    2. Qualify entrance with a good score, so that you can rank in the merit list.
    3. The selected candidates will be invited for the counselling session based on the student’s rank.
    4. You need to select the college of your choice from the colleges offered to you based on the rank you hold.
    5. Then at the time of counselling you need to present the documents they have asked for.

    Your admission totally depends upon your scorecard and the documents you submit at the time of counselling. If both of these stages went well, you will get admission in MBBS in your choice or preferred college.

    MBBS Eligibility

    To get admission in MBBS course you should have a minimum of 50% in your 10+2 with the following given subjects as mandatory:

    1. Physics
    2. Chemistry
    3. Biology
    4. English

    There is a 10% relaxation for the reserved categories too including SC/ST. Moreover it is also necessary to clear the entrance test.

    You should possess a minimum age of 19 years and a maximum of 25 years to apply for MBBS admissions.

    MBBS: Entrance Exams

    Mentioned below are few of the entrance exams details that one need to go through for MBBS admissions:

    • NEET: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) facilitates aspirants admission to government and private medical and dental colleges. Through this exam you can also go for MD, MS, BDS and other medical lines. Now NEET examination is the only source to get admissions in top MBBS colleges. Important dates of the exam are given below-
    EntranceTestImportant Date
    NEET 2020 Application Submission datesDecember 2, 2019 to February 9, 2020
    NEET 2020 Admit Card releasing dateApril, 2020
    Examination DateLast week of May, 2020
    Result DeclarationJune 4, 2020

    Note: Admission to MBBS course through AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS in their respective colleges is now scrapped and now they accept NEET score only.

    You can also appear for other exams say:

    1. AIPMT
    2. MU OET
    3. AP EAMCET Medical and others

    You need to go through the Entrance Exam Syllabus well to clear this exam, as it it considered as one of the toughest exams.

    How to Prepare for Entrance Examination?

    While preparing for MBBS exams, you should  always take care of the following given points:

    1. Opt for the best preparation material to study.
    2. Be consistent towards your study.
    3. To measure your performance, go for online mock tests.
    4. Go through the curriculum of 12th Standard under science subject.
    5. This entrance exams usually covers 5 sections including biology/zoology, physics, chemistry, logical reasoning and general aptitude. 

    Though you need to go through the NEET entrance exam to get admission in MBBS, So here are some smart tips too to prepare for the same:

    • Take previous 5-10 years question bank and solve them to revise each topic well.
    • Don’t cram the formulas and better learn the applicability of those formulas.
    • Thoroughly go through the NCERTs and make that your stronger point.

    Read More: Preparation Tips for NEET 2020

    MBBS: What is it About?

    MBBS: What is it About?

    MBBS or Bachelor of Medicines or Bachelor of Surgery is the course that’s already comprises of two professional degrees of medicine and surgery. The course usually has 9 semesters. In each semester, you will be trained in both these subjects and you need to go through both practical and theory papers.

    MBBS is practised or studied to become doctor in allopathic medicines. After completing your MBBS, you can either go for higher studies or you can be practitioner, surgeon and alike. Moreover you cannot opt for MBBS from distance mode as till date also, it is not approved by Medical Council of India (MIC). So, now you have no option other than going for regular college for MBBS.

    You will also learn doctor’s protocols and the way to maintain good inetr-personal relations and alike.

    MBBS: Course Highlights

    Course LevelUndergraduate Degree
    Full-FormBachelor of Medicines and Bachelor of Surgery
    Duration5.5 years (4.5 year academic knowledge + 1 year internship)
    EligibilityMinimum 50% marks in 10+2 with physics, biology/zoology, chemistry and english as mandatory subjects
    Admission ProcessEntrance Exams followed by the Merit List
    Average Course FeeUp to INR 1-10 Lakhs
    Average SalaryCan range up to INR 8-10 Lakhs per annum depending upon the experience an aspirant holds
    Why MBBS?

    Why MBBS?

    MBBS is for those students who have keen interest in learning about the human body.This course develops a person’s mindset towards the feelings of service and ailment of sufferers suffering from various diseases.

    There are some other perks too of MBBS course, few of them are mentioned below:

    1. It is one of the most coveted medical degrees.
    2. Gives you an opportunity to serve humanity at its best.
    3. Helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of the human body.
    4. Provides you with a great range of opportunities.

    Course Comparison

    MBBS Vs BAMS

    MBBS Vs BAMS

    MBBS and BAMS are very different courses in the terms of their applicability. BAMS is more into the treatment through ayurvedic medicines whereas MBBS goes with Allopathic medicines. In general, MBBS is more opted than BAMS. The below mentioned course comparison will give you an overview of the difference between MBBS and BAMS in terms of impact, course material and orientation.

    ParameterMBBSBAMS
    Full FormBachelor of Medicines and Bachelor of SurgeryBachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery
    OverviewMBBS allows you to gain more in depth knowledge of medicines and surgery.BAMS allows you to gain knowledge on the traditional indian system of ayurveda.
    Duration5.5 Years5.5 Years
    EligibilityMinimum of 50% in 10+2 with mandatory subjectsMinimum of 50% in 10+2 with mandatory subjects
    Average Annual FeeUp to INR 1-10 Lakhs per annum (depending upon the institute)Up to INR 2 Lakhs per annum (depending upon the institute)
    Average Salary OfferedUp to INR 3-6 Lakhs per annumUp to INR 3.6 Lakhs per annum

    course comparison

    It is always the choice of the aspirant that they are willing to pursue. Those who wish to master ayurveda can go for BAMS course and those who wish to go for medicines and surgery they can opt for MBBS.

    MBBS: Top Institutes

    MBBS: Top Institutes

    Some of the top colleges for MBBS are mentioned below as per the ranking by Outlook Magazine

    RankingName of the CollegeAdmission ProcedureAverage Fees
    1All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New DelhiThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 8,000
    2Armed Forces Medical College, PuneThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 70,000
    3Christian Medical College, VelloreThrough NEET UG or NEET PG entrance examUp to INR 1.6 Lakhs
    4St. John's Medical College, BangaloreThrough NEET-UG/PG and St. John’s Entrance ExamUp to INR 26 Lakhs
    5Jawaharlal Institute Of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), PuducherryThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 3-3.2 Lakhs
    6Faculty Of Medical Sciences (King George's Medical University)Minimum of 50% in NEET entrance examUp to INR 90,000
    7Grant Government Medical CollegeThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 2,00,000
    8Seth GS Medical CollegeThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 1.6 Lakh
    9Kasturba Medical College, ManipalThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 22 Lakhs
    10Maulana Azad Medical CollegeThrough NEET entrance examUp to INR 5,000

    MBBS pvt vs govt

    College Comparison

    ParameterAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)Armed Forces Medical CollegeChristian Medical College, Vellore
    OverviewAIIMS is the top ranked college among all the medical colleges in India. It also offers best UG and PG courses.It is a premier medical institute managed by Indian Armed Forces providing quality research and education.Christian Medical College is a private institute training students in the spirit of Christ and allowing them serve and study in mission hospitals.
    Institute LocationDelhiPuneVellore
    Recognised ByIMC and UGCIMCIMC
    RankOutlook Magazine-1Outlook Magazine-2Outlook Magazine-3
    Average FeesUp to INR 8,000Up to INR 70,000Up to INR 1.6 Lakhs
    MBBS Syllabus

    MBBS Syllabus

    MBBS is a 2 year course comprising 9 semesters. It covers the subjects related to human body and its functioning. The MBBS syllabus involves electives subjects too in it’s course study. Few of hose subjects are listed below:

    • Human Anatomy
    • Radio-Diagnosis
    • Pharmocology
    • Anesthesia
    • Microiology
    • Orthopedics Surgery
    • Tuberculosis and Chest
    • General Surgery
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Transfusion Department and other subjects

    View More Detailed and Semester-wise MBBS Syllabus

    MBBS: Career Prospects and Scope

    MBBS is an undergraduate degree after which you either go for pursuing jobs or for higher studies. There are number of higher education courses available after this course completion. If you have strong desire to get specialised in a particular kind of subject, then you can go for masters and doctorate degrees. Few of those courses are listed below:

    • Master in Philosophy (M.Phil)
    • Master in Science (MS)
    • MA in Health Care Management
    • Doctorate in Science (MD)

    MBBS graduates are highly concentrated in the healthcare sector. Job opportunities for MBBS graduates are in both private and government sectors. They can also go for their own private clinics. MBBS graduates are in great demand from pharmaceuticals and drug research company’s side. Few of the MBBS professions are explained below:

    Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary Package
    MeteorologistTheir job is to conduct research and engage in the weather forecasting and climate change study.Up to INR 6 Lakhs per annum (depending upon the experience a person holds)
    General SurgeonTheir role is to perform surgery in a prescribed manner.Up to INR 11 Lakhs per annum
    DieticianTheir role is to promote nutrition among the patients or the general public and prepare a healthy diet plan for them.Up to INR 3 Lakhs
    Medical SuperintendentIt supervises everyday operations of healthcare facilities in a medical organization.Up to INR 10 Lakhs per annum
    PhysicianPhysicians examine patients; take their medical histories; prescribe medications; and interpret diagnostic tests.Up to INR 4 Lakh per annum

    Job prospects

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    MBBS: FAQs

    MBBS: FAQs

    Ques: What is the salary after MBBS?

    Ans: The initial salary of a MBBS is between 20,000-35,000 and it can range up to INR 8-10 Lakhs depending upon the experience and knowledge of the person.

    Ques: What to do after MBBS?

    Ans: After MBBS, you can opt for MD/MS or Diploma or you can start with your career by practicing in any of the institute or hospital.

    Ques: Which one is the highest degree- MD or MBBS?

    Ans:  MD (Doctor of Medicine) is a postgraduate degree whereas MBBS is a graduate degree. So, MD is the highest degree among MBBS and MD.

    Ques: Is Physics necessary for MBBS?

    Ans: Yes, for getting an admission in MBBS, one should have physics as a qualifying subject.

    Ques: What is MBBS full form?

    Ans: Bachelor of Medicines and bachelor of surgery is the full form of MBBS.

    Ques: What are the subjects in MBBS?

    Ans:  MBBS course focuses on no. of subjects like physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, microbiology and others.

    Ques: Is 12th marks important for MBBS?

    Ans: Yes, for getting an admission in MBBS, one should have cleared class 12th.

    Ques. Will there be any delay in the NEET Exam because of COVID 19 outbreak?

    Ans. Because of nation wise lockdown because of COVID 19 outbreak, National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to conduct the NEET 2020 in the last week of May, 2020. The exact date will be announced soon. Check NEET 2020 for more updates.

    Ques. Is there a possibility to change the NEET Exam centre considering the COVID 19 situation?

    Ans. Because of the current scenario due to COVID 19 outbreak, the NTA has opened the application portal to allow test takers to edit the preferred city for NEET Exam center. Check NEET Exam centres to know more. 

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] Fee Structure in India


    6.14 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.29 CR (Maximum Fee)
    15.33 L (Average Fee)
    7.64 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2 CR (Maximum Fee)
    49.71 L (Average Fee)

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] Fee Structure by State


    Karnataka

    63.53 KPUBLIC COLLEGES85.15 L
    27.59 L
    2.21 LPRIVATE COLLEGES2 CR
    64.93 L

    Maharashtra

    7.03 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.29 CR
    27.53 L
    4.29 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.14 CR
    53.67 L

    Uttar Pradesh

    36 KPUBLIC COLLEGES75.7 L
    6.52 L
    1.08 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.08 CR
    60.92 L

    Tamil Nadu

    9 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.15 CR
    21.98 L
    73.32 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.39 CR
    51.53 L

    Kerala

    1.22 LPUBLIC COLLEGES90.74 L
    15.05 L
    16.43 LPRIVATE COLLEGES93.7 L
    41.72 L

    Delhi NCR

    7 KPUBLIC COLLEGES54.38 L
    8.11 L
    15.04 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.08 CR
    68.64 L

    Gujarat

    30 KPUBLIC COLLEGES64.05 L
    21.28 L
    1.27 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.07 CR
    37.5 L

    Andhra Pradesh

    7.64 KPUBLIC COLLEGES4.9 L
    2.32 L
    60.78 KPRIVATE COLLEGES94.35 L
    29.24 L

    Rajasthan

    13.5 KPUBLIC COLLEGES4.52 L
    1.63 L
    3.3 LPRIVATE COLLEGES85 L
    56.53 L

    Madhya Pradesh

    6.14 KPUBLIC COLLEGES47 L
    8 L
    29.78 LPRIVATE COLLEGES55.72 L
    45.62 L

    West Bengal

    24.52 KPUBLIC COLLEGES5 L
    89.8 K
    8.92 LPRIVATE COLLEGES8.92 L
    8.92 L

    Telangana

    5 LPUBLIC COLLEGES5 L
    5 L
    51.25 KPRIVATE COLLEGES55 L
    18.44 L

    Bihar

    7.64 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.9 L
    79.43 K
    56.25 KPRIVATE COLLEGES51.5 L
    31.32 L

    Orissa

    23.42 KPUBLIC COLLEGES80.75 L
    12.48 L
    96.5 KPRIVATE COLLEGES89.5 L
    47.11 L

    Haryana

    1.77 LPUBLIC COLLEGES54.38 L
    11.49 L
    10.2 LPRIVATE COLLEGES90 L
    56.75 L

    Punjab

    4.4 LPUBLIC COLLEGES59.5 L
    22.97 L
    30.63 LPRIVATE COLLEGES68.74 L
    44.17 L

    Puducherry

    4.02 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1 CR
    52.01 L
    32.85 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.08 CR
    77.36 L

    Chhattisgarh

    1.5 LPUBLIC COLLEGES2.5 L
    2.1 L
    7.64 KPRIVATE COLLEGES34.34 L
    17.21 L

    Uttarakhand

    2.72 LPUBLIC COLLEGES48.4 L
    24.15 L
    67.5 LPRIVATE COLLEGES75 L
    71.25 L

    Assam

    1 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.35 L
    1.18 L
    83.5 KPRIVATE COLLEGES83.5 K
    83.5 K

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