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MBBS admissions in Punjab State will be conducted by the Baba Farid University of Health and Sciences on the basis of the NEET scores. NEET is now the only central medical entrance exam across the country. Candidates who qualify the NEET 2020 will need to fill the application form for admission in medical colleges in Punjab. Application forms for the Punjab MBBS admissions will be available in July 2020 after the NEET Result declaration.
|Entrance Exam Name||NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)|
|Admission Conducting Body||Baba Farid University of Health and Sciences, Faridkot|
|Courses||MBBS and BDS|
|Application Forms available||February 3 – 9, 2020|
For the State of Punjab, NEET 2020 is now the common central entrance exam for admission into medical colleges. CBSE conducts the NEET. NEET 2020 is scheduled for May 3, 2020. The application form was available online from Febraury 3, 2020 to February 9, 2020.
There are 180 questions in NEET 2020. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. There are 3 sections in the exam, namely Chemistry, Physics, and Botany & Zoology. Each section has 4 questions.
The NEET Result will be released on June 4, 2020. After the result declaration, qualifying candidates will be needed to participate in the counselling process for admission into the various medical colleges in Punjab. Counselling will start in May 2020.
Shown below is a list of the medical colleges in Punjab accepting NEET 2020 scores with their corresponding seat intakes.
|Medical College||Seat Intake||Website|
|Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot||10||ggsmch.org|
|Government Medical College, Amritsar||200||gmc.edu.in|
|Government Medical College, Patiala||200||gmcpatiala.com|
|Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana||100||dmch.edu|
|Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar||150||sgrdimsr.in|
|Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Patiala||100||giansagar.org|
|Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar||150||pimsj.com|
|Chintpurni Medical College & Hospital, Gurdaspur||150||cmch.org.in|
Through their NEET 2020 scores, candidates can also get admissions into various dental colleges across Punjab State. In the following table the names of the colleges with their seat intake statistics are given.
|S.No.||Name of the College||Total Seats||Websites|
|1.||Govt. Dental College, Amritsar||40||gdcamritsar.com|
|2.||Govt. Dental College, Sangrur Road, Patiala||40||gdcpatiala.com|
|3.||Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Talwandi Road, Faridkot||100||dasmeshinstitutes.com|
|4.||Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,|
G.T. Road, Amritsar
|5.||Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Sector 40, Urban Estate, Ludhiana||100||bjsdentalcollege.com|
|6.||Guru Nanak Dev Dental College & Research Institute, Patiala Bathinda Road, Sunam-148028||100||gnddentalcollege.com|
|7.||Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital, Kotkapura Road, Muktsar||100||dbdch.com|
|8.||National Dental College, VPO Gulabgarh, Tehsil Dera Bassi, Distt. Patiala||100||—|
|9.||Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Sirhind Road, VPO Baran, Distt. Patiala||100||lbdcpatiala.com|
|10.||Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College & Hospital), Ferozepur-Moga Road, Ferozepur||100||gidsr.com|
|11.||Gian Sagar Dental College, Village Ram Nagar, Banur, Distt. Patiala||100||giansagar.org|
|12.||Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Dental College, VPO Sarabha, Distt. Ludhiana||50||sarabhadentalcollege.in|
|13.||Rayat-Bahra Dental College, VPO Sahauran, Distt. Mohali||100||rbdch.rayatbahra.com|
|14.||Sri Sukhmani Dental College & Hospital, Derabassi, Distt. Mohali||100||srisukhmanigroup.edu.in|
Admissions into these medical colleges generally start after the declaration of the NEET Result. The Punjab MBBS admission process will start tentatively in July 2020. Candidates can check out the dates given below for reference:
|Online Submission of college choices – Round 1||July 2020|
|Allocation for seats – Round 1||July 2020|
|Verification of documents for admission||July 2020|
|Online Submission of college choices – Round 2||July 2020|
|Allocation for seats – Round 2||July 2020|
|Verification of documents for admission||July/August 2020|
The conducting body has set standard eligibility criteria for the final admissions into the various medical colleges of Punjab. Listed below are the criteria that a candidates needs to meet before applying for admissions:
On the basis of Age: Candidates must be at least 17 years old as of December 31, 2020
On the basis of Education: Candidate should have completed their class XII or equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects
On the basis of Academic Scores: Candidates should have secured an aggregate score of least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. For candidates of the SC/ST/PwD category, the minimum eligible score is 40%.
On the basis of NEET Score:
Below are the qualifying scores for NEET for students of each category:
|CATEGORY||QUALIFYING MARKS OUT OF TOTAL 7 MARKS|
|General||50% which is equal to 360 marks|
|SC/ST/OBC||40% which is equal to 288 marks|
|General PH||45% which is equal to 324 marks|
|Reserved PH||40% which is equal to 288 marks|
Domicile: Candidates must be residents of the Punjab State. They should have acquired the last two years of their qualification in a Punjab institution. Wards of Govt. /State/Defense/Military personnel are also eligible. Candidates who have studied in educational institutions in Chandigarh are also eligible.
The application forms for the Punjab MBBS Admissions will be available in the month of July 2020. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for admissions to the various colleges before applying. Candidates would be needed to participate in the counselling process for admission to these MBBS colleges.
Candidates may refer to the following points for the admission procedure:
Application Fee is INR 1500/- which can be remitted via online (net banking) or offline (Challan through Oriental Bank of Commerce or HDFC Bank) mode .
Candidates who have secured qualifying marks in NEET 2020 will be called for the counselling. Online counselling will be conducted from June 19 – July 13, 2020. The preparation of the merit list and the allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the NEET scores. Candidates willing to participate in the counselling procedure are required to pay a counselling fee.
After seat allotment, candidates need to report physically at the allotted college for document verification and fee payment.
The following documents are required for verification:
There will be three rounds, out of which 2 are online rounds and one is a spot round. Candidates will need to be present physically for the admission. After verification, the principal of the respective college would issue a bank challan for the deposition of the tuition fee in any branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce/HDFC Bank.
In case the candidate wants to change the allotted college, they would need to participate in the next counselling round. In case the candidate wants to switch the course or seat, they would need to submit an application to the respective college before getting a seat in next counselling.
Out of all the seats, 15% are reserved for the All- India quota, and are filled through a centralized counselling process conducted by the CBSE on the basis of the NEET 2020 scores. The remaining 85% seats would be filled through State- level counselling. While taking admission, candidates need to submit their authentic category certificates.
|3.||Backward Area/Border Area(1% Each)||2%|
|6.||Children/Grand Children of Terrorist Affected Persons||1%|
|7.||Children/Grand Children of Sikh Riot Affected Persons||1%|
|8.||Wards of Defense Personnel||1%|
|9.||Wards of Punjab Police Personnel, Armed Police, Home Guards, Para-Military Forces||1%|
|10.||Children/ Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Punjab||1%|
|3.||Physically Handicapped/Orthopedically Handicapped||3%|
|4.||Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir due to Terrorist Violence||1%|
|5.||Children/Grand Children of Terrorist Affected Persons||1%|
|6.||Children/Grand Children of Sikh Riot Affected Persons||1%|