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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is abbreviated as MBBS. It is an undergraduate program that comes under the field of medicine. MBBS course duration is 5½ years. This course follows the semester wise pattern consisting of 9 semesters. The MBBS  syllabusis encapsulated with practical experience as well as theoretical studies for 4 and a half years followed by a 1-year compulsory internship in various fields of medicine and surgery. 

What is MBBS Full Form?

The full form of the MBBS course is derived from the Latin Language. This is derived into two different branches of Medicine that is Medicinae Baccalaureus and Baccalaureus Chirurgiae. In English, MB stands for Bachelor of Medicine and the second two letters stand for Bachelor of Surgery

MBBS Course Details

Full FormBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
DurationCourse Duration of MBBS is 5.5 Years.
AgeThe upper age limit is 25 years
Minimum Percentage50% in 10+2 from a recognised board
Subjects RequiredPhysics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2
Average Fees IncurredThe average MBBS course fee ranges from INR 70,000 – 21 lakhs per annum
Similar Options of StudyBDS, BHMS, BAMS
Average Salary OfferedThe average MBBS salary in India INR 3.6 lakhs per annum
Employment RolesGeneral Surgeon, Medical Officer, Resident Medical Officer, Anaesthesiologist, Bacteriologist, Physician, Chief Medical Officer etc
Placement OpportunitiesGovernment Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Private Practice, In-house Doctors in Schools and other healthcare facilities.

What is NEET

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – UG is the only undergraduate entrance examination in India for a student seeking admission into a medical college. This exam has been formulated and designed for the students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) , dental courses (BDS) in government, private medical colleges, and dental colleges in India.
At present, the undergraduate NEET-UG for MBBS and BDS courses is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This agency provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Before 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in partnership with Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd. headquartered in the US.
In the year 2013, NEET replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges.
Currently, in the academic year of 2021 and onwards, entrance exams to undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) are included within the ambit of NEET-UG by the Government of India.