The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) is a yearly college entrance examination in India. The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for admission toMBBS and BDS courses in several medical colleges around the country. Presently, 15% of the total seats in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India, state governments, municipal, or other local authorities in India, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, are reserved for candidates who qualify this examination.
The All-India standardised test was revoulutionary in its concept as its primary aim was to enable equitable availability of medical education to all regions of the country and to foster inter-regional exchange. Till recently an additional uniqueness was that it was one of the few all India competitive examinations (along with the examinations for defence services) that was completely merit based and without any reservations. However, in 2006, under pressure from the Arjun Singh headed Human Resources ministry, reservation for SC,ST and OBC has been undertaken in AIPMT.