UPCPMT, also called as the ‘Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test’ is a state level medical entrance exam for taking admission in to:
MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,
BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery,
BHMS – Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery,
BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery,
BUMS – Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery
There are various medical colleges who accept the score of UPCPMT. They are government institution, semi government and privately owned also. There are some very reputed colleges also that come under this exam like ‘King George medical’ college etc. Uttar Pradesh being big state, UPCMPT caters lakh of students every year. Numbers of seats are very limited and competition is high. Directorate General of Medical Education and Training is the governing authority for this examination.
Topics Covered under this article:
- Seats availability
- Eligibility criteria
- Pattern of examination
- Tips from ex students
Seat Availability in UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test)
In terms of seats, UPCPMT is very good as compared to other medical entrance exams where seats are scarce. Roughly around 800 to 850 seats are there. These numbers of seats are for the government colleges who are present in UPCPMT. Private colleges who are not affiliated to this exam are also accepting the score cards. These 800+ seats are for all classes like general, Schedule caste, schedule tribe etc. So if you are planning to take admission in to good colleges for various programs like MMBS, BDS etc, then you have to get a rank under 800. There are various types of reservations in UP entrance exams, so it might happen that you have got a rank of 1000 and you can get a seat of MBBS. Out of these seats there are 35 seats which are paid or you can say are the management seats. BDS has very less seats. So these candidates who are aspiring for a career in BDS have to really work hard to get admission in to a good college.
(Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test):
Eligibility to UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test) criterion is given below and it is discussed in much detail.
First of all you should have passed your 12th class examination from UP. Those students who have not passed their 12th class exam from UP but their parents belong to UP (With domicile) can also apply for this exam. Parent should have their domicile certificates if the candidates have not passed the 12th class exam from Uttar Pradesh.
Age criteria: You should complete age of 17 at the end of year in which you have taken the admission. Simply it means that if you are taking admission in the year say 2013, then in the end year (In 2013) you should be off 17 years. So we come to a conclusion that you should have an age of minimum 16 years while applying for this exam and then you will be able to complete 17 years at the end of the year, in which you are taking the admission. The maximum age of applicant should not more than 25 years.
Subjects: You should have physics, chemistry, biology and English as core subjects in 12th class. You should have scored 50% marks in these subjects for the general class candidates and 40% for the SC/ST candidates.
Exam pattern of UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test)
Sections in the exam paper
There are four subjects from which questions are asked, which are namely: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.
Two sections are there:
- Physics and Chemistry (100 questions)-This section test your physics knowledge and there will be medley of question like numerical, facts etc. 11th class physics and chemistry is very important. Chemistry part will have all the important aspects related to chemistry like reaction, reason for such a reaction etc.
- Zoology and Botany-(100 questions)- Questions like animal kingdom and plant kingdom share the highest weight age in this exam. Syllabus for Biology is always very much and students cannot cram this, so focus on those topics which are much desired of paper setter.
Number of question: 200 questions, all questions are of objective type.
Time duration: 180 minutes
Syllabus: Syllabus for these subjects is given in the prospectus of the entrance exam or you can visit the official site of UPCPMT for downloading or taking printout of the syllabus.
Language of the paper: This examination is available in both Hindi and English. And the choice of selecting it is available in the Application form. So you can give examination in these two languages, which so ever you are comfortable with.
There is another examination also, after a candidate clears this exam. So only those students who are qualified are eligible for this exam. This exam is also an objective type and contains Hindi questions. This is just to check the student who is appearing for this exam has a basic knowledge of Hindi. Most of the students find this exam very easy. But carelessness should not be done while giving this exam because after all there is a cut throat competition for ranks. Better you get better college you get.
“UPCPMT is an easy exam but this makes competition stronger. Attend as much questions you can and be sure that you have your accuracy with it.”-Anonyms
“Biology section is much simpler for this exam as compared to other exam. But physics will give a tough run for itself. So you should have a strong physics base.” –Anonyms
Procedure of getting forms for UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test):
Forms for UPCPMT (Uttar Pradesh Combined premedical test) are readily available in the Allahabad Bank. You have to give Rs 1050 in cash to the bank for taking this application forms. For SC and ST candidates the charges of application form is around Rs 550.
Students can fill the form online too. Visit official site for this exam cpmt2013.org.
End of Registration- 8th May 2013
Date of Exam: 16 June 2013.