Entry to any MBBS course in India today is only possible through three entrance routes, which were National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS MBBS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER MBBS).
However, in a press conference on October 4, 2019, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had announced that MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER institutes is now under NEET ambit. National Testing Agency (NTA) started conducting NEET UG entrance exams from 2019 onwards. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will organise the counselling session for MBBS admissions to 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER institutes in India through scores in NTA NEET 2020 result.
NEET is also the exam most in demand since it offers all the MBBS seats available in the country. Also, candidates who wish to pursue MBBS abroad must qualify NEET 2020 exam. As per the latest figures released by the NTA, as many as 1593452 candidates appeared for NEET in 2020 for around 76,927 seats on offer.