MBBS Course Details

Degree Bachelors
Full Form Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Duration Course Duration of MBBS is 4.5 Years.
Age The upper age limit is 25 years
Minimum Percentage 50% in 10+2
Subjects Required Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2
Average Fees Incurred INR 10,000 - 20 L per annum
Similar Options of Study BDS, BHMS, BAMS
Average Salary Offered INR 3.6 L per annum
Employment Roles General Surgeon, Medical Officer, Resident Medical Officer, Anaesthesiologist, Bacteriologist, Physician, Chief Medical Officer etc
Placement Opportunities Government Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Private Practice, In-house Doctors in Schools and other healthcare facilities.

About Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]:

  • The full form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and it is composed of 2 Words, M.B. - 'Medicinae Baccalaureus' (Bachelor of Medicine in Latin) and B.S. - 'Bachelor of Surgery' (in English), are the two first professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by universities in countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom(UK).

  • Though the name suggests 2 separate degrees, however, it is only 1 degree.

  • It is an Undergraduate Academic Degree Course who's MBBS syllabus deals with practice of Medicine and Surgery.

  • Universities for MBBS includes:

    • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

    • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 

    • Christian Medical College, Vellore 

    • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune etc are among the top medical colleges in India for the MBBS program.

  • Students have to fulfill some eligibility criteria for admission to this course and NEET UG medical entrance is the most accepted by almost all the Medical Colleges in India.

  • Employment is very wide and secure. MBBS job scope is in both the Private and Government sector and with respect to higher studies, there are many branches from which you can opt after MBBS courses.

  • There is the National level and University level Entrance for the MBBS admissions and the process differs in each college.

  • The Duration of MBBS course extends over a period of 4 ½ academic years which are divided into 9 semesters.

  • After the completion of an academic study, a candidate has to complete 1 year of compulsory rotating internship.

  • All over the duration of MBBS is 5 ½ years.

What is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]?

What is MBBS?

  • MBBS is required to become a Doctor of Allopathic Medicine. Candidates are given an in-depth and proper knowledge of the human body through theory, practical experience in the dissection of bodies and observing various types of surgeries.

  • MBBS is suited best, for those who have a scientific bend of mind and those who want to serve humanity. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the most coveted of all the Medical Degrees in India.

  • MBBS. is not available through distance education though there was a report regarding the introduction of MBBS through correspondence in Times of India, according to which Max Healthcare and US-based Oceania University were in regular touch with MCI (Medical Council of India) over the distance MBBS program in November 2007.

  • MCI is a medical body which maintains uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

 Why choose Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]?


  • Students who have a keen interest in learning the basics of human body, its workings and also the diagnosis of diseases and their cures, should opt for this course. This course has a structure which develops a person’s psyche towards the feelings of service and ailment of the sufferers of various diseases.
  • Diverse career opportunities for students- This reason is often not stressed enough. After graduation, there is a broad range of opportunities for a future job in the field of medicine.

  • Upon finishing medical school, you can choose to work in hospitals, science institutes, public health care providers or be part of the medical department of some other professional field.

  • Most doctors would say that there is no greater joy than the one you feel when you manage to help a very sick patient or when you are part of a group of scientists who discover a new medicine for a certain disease.

  • The ability to directly help the healing process is also a continuous challenge and sometimes it is not easy to cope with it.

  • All over the world, there is a great uniformity of medical science knowledge and practice. This means that by graduating from a medical college in Europe you can find a job and work in any hospital in South America or anywhere else in the world. Something inaccessible to many other disciplines.

  • The world needs more doctors. A lot of EU countries that have forbidden or restricted employment of foreign citizens for employment but this do not apply to doctors.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]:


Name of the Institute


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi


Christian Medical College, Vellore


Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry


Armed Forces Medical College, Pune


Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore


Madras Medical College, Chennai


King George's Medical University, Lucknow


Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi


Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi


Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]:


  • To obtain MBBS admission the basic criteria is that a candidate should have scored more than 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology aggregate in their 10+2 grade.

  • To get medical school entry, there will be no state level exam conducted for admission in MBBS & BDS courses from the year 2017 and all the state level medical entrance tests have been merged into NEET examination (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) which is one of the most sought national level examination conducted by the CBSE board.
  • AIIMS is a medical entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. With this examination, the candidate is given admission to the undergraduate medical courses (MBBS). Also, the ones who want to pursue MBBS course from the institutions of AIIMS can apply for this exam.

  • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education & Research) regulates the medical entrance examination for the admission in MBBS programme and students can get admission in JIPMER, Puducherry & JIPMER, Karaikal campuses through this exam.

  • The university-level medical entrance exams are JIPMER, St John's MBBS (St. John's Medical Entrance Test), CMC Vellore MBBS (CMC Vellore MBBS/BDS Admissions), DU MBBS (Delhi University MBBS/BDS Admissions) etc.

  • A basic requirement for applying for medical entrance tests is that the student should be at least 17 years old on or before 31st December of the year of admission. Upper age limit, where specified is 25 years.

  • Typically, Written tests have questions from physics, chemistry, and biology (botany and zoology). In general, the mix of questions is such that the focus on biology, which is a combination of zoology and botany, is as much as that on physics and chemistry together.

  • Most of the time there is negative marking for a wrong answer. This would be indicated in the information bulletin or prospectus. Some medical entrance tests also have a few questions on general knowledge, personality and intelligence assessment or English language. 

Admissions Procedure for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]:


  • The admission to the particular course is based on the marks obtained in an entrance exam conducted on national/state/college level.

  • Most of the colleges give admission on the basis of the marks scored in NEET UG exam.

  • The candidate should be of 17 to 25 years of age. 

Entrance Exam Pattern:

  • These exams are mostly pen and paper or online.

  • Some have negative marking and some of them do not.

  • One must be prepared and thorough with their 10+2 syllabus as the questions are based on the syllabus of physics, chemistry, and biology. Some of the exams include questions in English, personality, and aptitude.

National Level Entrance Exams:

  • NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate)

  • AIIMS MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Entrance Examination)

  • AFMC MBBS Admission (Armed Forces Medical College Admission)

University Level Entrance Exams:

  • JIPMER MEDICAL (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)

  • CMC Vellore MBBS (CMC Vellore MBBS/BDS Admissions)

  • St John's MBBS (St. John's Medical Entrance Test)

  • IPU MBBS (Indraprastha University MBBS/BDS Admissions)

  • AU AIMEE (Annamalai University All India Medical Entrance Exam)

  • DU MBBS (Delhi University MBBS/BDS Admissions)

  • AMU MBBS (Aligarh Muslim University Medical Admissions)

  • Amrita MBBS (Amrita Medical Entrance Exam)

Entrance Exams For MBBS

See Various MBBS Colleges in India

Fee Structure of MBBS in India

(In Lakhs)

Fee Structure by State for MBBS

All Over India

Public Colleges
₹ 4,750 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 42.50 Lakh
₹ 60,220 (Average Fee)
Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 1.16 Cr
₹ 14 Lakh (Average Fee)

Andhra Pradesh

Private Colleges
₹ 3 Lakh ₹ 56.30 Lakh
₹ 27.50 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 16,740 ₹ 74,800
₹ 65,000


Public Colleges
₹ 4,750 ₹ 2.67 Lakh
₹ 2.10 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 7,000 ₹ 1.38 Lakh
₹ 10,435


Private Colleges
₹ 30,000 ₹ 62.65 Lakh
₹ 15 Lakh


Private Colleges
₹ 80,560 ₹ 18 Lakh
₹ 9 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 62,500 ₹ 18.80 Lakh
₹ 83,500
Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 ₹ 55 Lakh
₹ 14.30 Lakh


Private Colleges
₹ 1.25 Lakh ₹ 35 Lakh
₹ 20.70 Lakh

Madhya Pradesh

Public Colleges
₹ 8,140 ₹ 18.80 Lakh
₹ 1.75 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 2 Lakh ₹ 42.50 Lakh
₹ 3 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 85,000 ₹ 35.50 Lakh
₹ 8.25 Lakh


Private Colleges
₹ 27.70 Lakh ₹ 44.50 Lakh
₹ 31.10 Lakh

Pondicherry / Puducherry

Private Colleges
₹ 8.75 Lakh ₹ 12.60 Lakh
₹ 10 Lakh


Private Colleges
₹ 4.40 Lakh ₹ 33 Lakh
₹ 12.60 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 8,040 ₹ 2 Lakh
₹ 10,000
Private Colleges
₹ 17,550 ₹ 87.50 Lakh
₹ 52.50 Lakh

Tamil Nadu

Public Colleges
₹ 9,000 ₹ 14 Lakh
₹ 68,000
Private Colleges
₹ 61,450 ₹ 1.16 Cr
₹ 9 Lakh


Private Colleges
₹ 1.88 Lakh ₹ 45 Lakh
₹ 6 Lakh

Uttar Pradesh

Public Colleges
₹ 16,400 ₹ 1.95 Lakh
₹ 1.30 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 7.80 Lakh ₹ 71.10 Lakh
₹ 39.60 Lakh

West Bengal

Public Colleges
₹ 42,500 ₹ 60,800
₹ 45,000

MBBS Reviews

M.B.B.S., batch of 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I am appearing for NEET 2019 and AIIMS 2019. I want to take admission in AIIMS, NEW DELHI. I am very ambitious to be there by next year.

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M.B.B.S., batch of 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidates are required to write NEET exam, I have written national eligibility Cum entrance test (NEET) and KCET. I secured 259 in NEET exam.

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M.B.B.S., batch of 2015
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

•eligibility criteria are you have to qualify NEET exam for M.B.B.S •I had taken the exam COMDEK-K & also KCET to get into this college •530/720 and above for a free seat.

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