JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam Updates, Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Answer Key and more

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About JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam:

Apart from the AIIMS MBBS and NEET UG exam, JIPMER MBBS is the only other entrance exam held across India for admission to an undergraduate medical programme in JIPMER campus at Puducherry and Karaikal. Every year JIPMER Puducherry conducts national level MBBS Entrance exam for filling 150 MBBS seats at JIPMER Puducherry and 50 seats at JIPMER Karaikal. Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry is one of the popular Medical Institution in India.

On March 7, 2018, JIPMER Puducherry has released the official JIPMER MBBS 2018 exam Prospectus and Application Form. This year, JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam was successfully conducted on June 3, 3018 across India, in which 1,56,422 candidates appeared. JIPMER MBBS 2018 entrance examination was conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) ie., in online mode. The JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam detailed pattern, syllabus, and other useful informations are provided in this article. Read the full article to get clear idea about JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance Exam.

What's new in JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam?

For this year, JIPMER Puducherry introduced certain changes in the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application fees and exam cities of JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam. All the new changes regarding JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam is listed here:
  • For the first time, negative marking is introduced is this year JIPMER MBBS entrance test. One mark will be reduced for every incorrect answer.
  • First step of tie-breaking procedure is also changed. In case of tie, first the candidates negative responses will be compared, the one with less negative responses will be given higher priority for JIPMER MBBS admission.
  • JIPMER MBBS 2018 eligibility criteria is also changed. The minimum required aggregate (total) percentage of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in Class 12 final exam is fixed as 60% (for Unreserved candidates) and 50% (for reserved category candidates, including the differently abled persons).
  • As per the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016, JIPMER increased horizontal reservation for differently abled candidates from 3% to 5%.
  • The total number of JIPMER MBBS entrance exam cities has been increased to 120 from 75 last year.
  • The size dimensions of the candidate’s scanned photo and signature files, which are required to be uploaded in JIPMER Online Application Form, had been slightly modified.
  • Application fee for JIPMER MBBS entrance exam had been increased for all categories. Differently abled candidates need not pay the fees. Check the category wise application fee hike from the following table:
Category Application fee for 2018 applicants Last year Application fee
General and OBC Rs. 1500 Rs. 1200
SC/ST candidates Rs. 1200 Rs. 1000
NRI/OCI Rs. 3000 Rs. 2500

What is the category wise seat distribution in JIPMER MBBS Admission?

Total of 200 MBBS seats in JIPMER Puducherry and Karaikal campus are distributed for General/Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Puducherry UR (P-UR), Puducherry-OBC, Puducherry-SC, Puducherry-ST, NRI/OCI as well as Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates (OPH) candidates. The new overall JIPMER MBBS 2018 seat matrix is granted in the following table:
S. No. Candidate Category Seats alloted in
JIPMER Puducherry campus
Seats alloted in
JIPMER Karaikal campus
JIPMER MBBS Total seats
1 General/Unreserved 55 19 74
2 OBC 28 9 37
3 SC 15 5 20
4 ST 7 2 9
5 Puducherry UR (P-UR) 22 9 31
6 P-OBC 10 3 13
7 P-SC 5 1 6
8 P-ST 3 1 4
9 NRI/OCI 5 1 6
Total 150 50 200

JIPMER MBBS 2018 new seat matrix for Differently abled/OPH candidates:

Candidate Category JIPMER Puducherry seats JIPMER Karaikal seats Total JIPMER MBBS seats
Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates (OPH) 5 1 6
Puducherry - Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates (P - OPH) 2 - 2
Total 7 1 8

JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance Exam Important Dates:

This year, Entrance Exam for MBBS admission in JIPMER institutions was held on June 3, 2018 and the result of the same is published on June 8, 2018. JIPMER MBBS 2018 Counselling process commences from June 26 to September 28. Check all the important dates regarding JIPMER MBBS 2018 Admission from the following table:
Events Dates
JIPMER Online Application Form submission starts March 7, 2018
JIPMER Application Form submission closed on April 13, 2018 (5.00 PM)
JIPMER MBBS Admit Card Availability May 21 to June 3, 2018
JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance Exam Date June 3, 2018
JIPMER Result of MBBS 2018 Exam June 8, 2018
Counselling - First Round June 26 to June 28, 2018
Counselling - Second Round July 25, 2018
Counselling - Third Round August 20, 2018
Counselling - Final Round September 28, 2018
Admissions Close September 30, 2018

How to apply for JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance Exam?

Interested candidates can apply for JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam through online mode only. On 7th March 2018, JIPMER has activated the link for submitting Application Form for JIPMER 2018 MBBS Admission. Candidates should pay the prescribed Application Fee on or before 13th April 2018, through online methods only, i.e. via: Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking. Essential personal and academic information, along with scanned image files of candidate’s photograph, signature and Category Certificate need to be uploaded in the JIPMER Online Application Form. All the below mentioned five steps are mandatory and should be completed by the candidates before closing date [ie., April 13, 2018 (5.00 PM)] of JIPMER online Application Form.
  • Step 1 – Registration
  • Step 2 – Login
  • Step 3 – Click “Edit” to fill the Application Form and Upload Scanned Images
  • Step 4 – Make Application Fees Payment
  • Step 5 – Confirm and Print Application Form

What are the eligibility criteria for JIPMER MBBS 2018 Admission?

Candidates who wish to appear for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam, should check the eligibility criteria, before filling JIPMER Online Application Form. If the candidate fail to meet any of the following eligibility criteria, then their application form will be rejected. So, Candidates are recommended to carefully go through the eligibility criteria provided below.
Nationality: Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs
Minimum Age Limit: 17 years at the time of admission
Qualification Criteria: Passed 10+2 or
its equivalent level examination with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB) as main subjects.
Qualifying Marks:
(Class 12 -
Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology ie., PCB subjects)
  • Unreserved candidates - 60%
  • Reserved candidates - 50%

JIPMER MBBS Exam Pattern 2018:

JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance exam is conducted in an online mode only, ie., a Computer Based Test (CBT) and is comprised of 200 single-best-response type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four choices in each question. The total time duration provided for finishing the JIPMER MBBS Entrance exam is two and a half hour (2 hours 30 minutes). All the MCQ questions are in English language only. Four marks are credited for every correct answer and One mark is reduced for each incorrect answer.
JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance exam mode Online; Computer Based Test (CBT)
Medium of questions English only
Total Number of questions 200
Type of questions Multiple choice, reason-assertion based - One correct answer out of four given options
Subject wise Distribution of questions
  • Physics: 60 questions
  • Biology: 60 questions
  • Chemistry: 60 questions
  • Logical and Quantitative Reasoning: 10 questions
  • English Comprehension: 10 questions
Marking scheme
  • + 4 for every correct answer.
  • - 1 for each incorrect answer
  • 0 marks for unattempted questions.
  • 0 marks for unanswered- marked for review questions
Level of questions Classes 11 and 12 (State boards and CBSE standard)

JIPMER Syllabus 2018:

The Physics, Chemistry, Biology questions asked in the JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance exam question paper are from Class 11th and 12th syllabus prescribed by the CBSE & State Board. Detailed subject wise JIPMER syllabus, important Topic Names of JIPMER subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, English Comprehension are granted here.


  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
  • Current Electricity
  • Electronic Devices
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Matter
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • Communication Systems


  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electro-Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Aldehyde, Ketone and Carboxylic Acids
  • Isolation of Elements
  • Biomolecules
  • p-Block Elements
  • Polymers
  • d- and f-Block Elements
  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life


  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Human Physiology
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Plant Physiology
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Biotechnology


  • Section A: Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
  • Section B: Writing Skills
  • Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text

Logic and Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Coding and Decoding
  • Figure Completion Test
  • Substitution
  • Blood Relationships
  • Theme Detection
  • Number and Alphabetical Series
  • Quantitative Aptitude, etc.

JIPMER MBBS Question Paper, Answer Key 2018:

Since 2013, JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam question paper has not been released officially. Also JIPMER MBBS 2018 Entrance exam answer key will not be officially released by JIPMER Puducherry. If the JIPMER MBBS entrance exam conducting authorities decide to release JIPMER MBBS 2018 question paper as well as answer key, then the direct link to check JIPMER MBBS 2018 question paper + answer key will be updated here. However some coaching institutes release JIPMER MBBS answer key 2018, which are based on the memory of the candidates, who took the JIPMER 2018 MBBS entrance examination.
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JIPMER Exam 2023- FAQ

1. JIPMER Exam Type?
JIPMER Exam Type will happen in online/offline mode. JIPMER Exam consists of multiple-choice questions. Candidates can refer the JIPMER Exam Schedule PDF and prepare for the exam accordingly.
2. When is the JIPMER Exam?
JIPMER Exam will happen on the respective date as mentioned in the official JIPMER Exam Schedule PDF. Candidates should pen down the JIPMER Exam Dates and prepare for the JIPMER Exam accordingly. Candidates should report on time for the JIPMER Exam.
3. What is the exam duration for the JIPMER Written Exam?
JIPMER Written Exam consists of two papers. The exam duration for Paper I and Paper II is 2 hours and the number of questions will be 100. Candidates should note that there will be negative marking for each wrong answer.
4. What are the necessary documents to be carried for the JIPMER Exam?
Candidates appearing for the JIPMER Exam should carry the JIPMER Admit card (mandatory) and if needed the officials of JIPMER will mention the necessary documents in the JIPMER Exam Schedule PDF.


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