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JIPMER 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - May 23, 2017

JIPMER 2018 entrance exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. The University organizes JIPMER 2018 MBBS entrance exam to offer admission into MBBS programme.

JIPMER 2018 Exam Pattern for MBBS entrance exam is as follows:

  • JIPMER 2018 will be organized through online mode.
  • The question paper will be objective type only.
  • The number of questions will be 200.
  • The questions will be divided into 5 sections:
  1. Chemistry – 60 questions
  2. Physics – 60 questions
  3. Biology – 60 questions
  4. English and comprehension – 10 questions
  5. Logic and Quantitative Reasoning – 10 questions
  • For each correct answer, one mark will be allotted to the candidates.
  • The question paper will be in English & Hindi languages.
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.

The syllabus of JIPMER 2018 will be based on Class 11 and Class 12 subjects, with respect to the CBSE & State Board syllabus. The questions will be based on subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, English and Comprehension.

Highlights for JIPMER 2018 Exam Pattern

The table below shows an overview of important details about JIPMER 2018 exam pattern.

Exam ModeOnline/Computer Based
Number of parts5 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, English and Comprehension)
Number of Questions200
Question Paper Type Objective Type (MCQs) 
Total Marks200
Exam duration2 and a half hours
Exam language English and Hindi

JIPMER 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

JIPMER 2018 entrance exam for MBBS will be a computer-based test. The test will consist of a total of 200 questions. All the questions will be objective type (MCQs). Each question will carry 1 mark. There is no negative marking in the test.

Please note that the 200 questions given in the exam paper will be divided into 5 sections and will follow the below given pattern:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Logic and Quantitative Reasoning10
English and Comprehension10

As the above table shows, the question paper will consist of 60 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology sections, while 10 questions each from Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, and English Comprehension sections.

JIPMER 2018 Marking Scheme

JIPMER 2018 Marking Scheme for MBBS exam is as follows:

Total Number of Questions200
Question TypeObjective (MCQs)
Marks for Each Question1 mark
Negative MarkingThere is no negative marking

Some other points to note:

  • There will be no penalty for leaving an answer blank.
  • There will be no Negative marking.
  • Choosing more than one answer for Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that have single correct response, will be considered as an invalid response.

JIPMER 2018 Syllabus

Below discussed is the exam syllabus for JIPMER 2018 exam. As discussed above the syllabus is based on 5 subject areas, namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Comprehension and Logic and Quantitative Reasoning.

The syllabus of the entrance exam is based on Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus as prescribed by CBSE and State Board.


Introduction and measurementNeed for measurement in physical quantities, units for measurement, systems of unit, dimensions of physical quantities, orders of magnitude, random and instrumental errors, Trigonometric functions.
Description of motion in two and three dimensionsVectors in two or three dimension, vector addition and multiplication, scalar and vector products, motion in two dimensions, general relation among position-velocity-acceleration for motion in a plane and circular motion.
Description of motion in one dimensionObjects in motion in one dimension, motion in straight line, uniform, non-uniform motion, speed and velocity, relative velocity, average speed and instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, acceleration in one dimensional motion.
Laws of motionForce and inertia, Momentum, conservation of momentum, rocket propulsion, static and kinetic frictions, rolling frictions, lubrications, inertial and non-inertial frames.
Rotational motionCentre of mass of rigid body, nature of rotational motion, torque, angular momentum and its geometrical and physical meaning, conservation of angular momentum, moment of inertia and its significance, comparison between translatory (linear) and rotational motion.
GravitationUniversal law of gravitation, inertial and gravitational mass, orbital velocity, geostationary satellites, gravitational potential, escape velocity and weightlessness.
OscillationsPeriodic and oscillatory motions, simple harmonic motion, resonance and damped oscillations with examples.
Magnetic effects of currentOersted’s observation, magnetic field due to straight wire, circular loop and solenoid, forces and torques on currents in a magnetic field, forces between two currents, definition of amphere, ammeter and voltmeter.


Basic concepts in ChemistryPhysical quantities and measurement in Chemistry, Matter and its nature, laws of chemical combinations, atomic, molecular, masses mole concept, chemical stoichiometry.
Atomic structureThomson’s and Rutherford atomic models, Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, angular momentum and magnetic electronic spin and spin quantum numbers, Aufbau principle, Hund’s rule, electronic configurations of elements.
States of matterThree states of matter, Kinetic theory of gases, real gas and deviation from ideal behavior, intermolecular forces, solids and liquids.
Chemical energeticBasic concepts in thermodynamics, thermo chemical equations, enthalpy changes during phase transformation, Hess’s law, standard enthalpies of formation, bond enthalpies.
Classification of elements and periodicity in propertiesModern periodic law and present form of periodic table, electronic configuration and types of elements and s, p, d, f, periodic trends in properties and elements.
Basic principles of organic chemistryTetravalence of carbon, general introduction to naming organic compounds, electronic displacement in covalent bond, Fission of covalent bond, carbocations and carbon anions.
Chemistry in everyday lifeChemicals in food, cleansing agents such as soaps, detergents, cleansing action, rocket propellants, chemicals in medicine.
HydrocarbonsAlkanes and cycloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum and petrochemicals.
Purification and characterization of carbon compoundsPurification of carbon compounds, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, determination of molecular masses.
General principles and processes of isolation of elementsMethods and principles of extraction, occurrence and principles of extraction of Al, Cu, Zn, Fe.


  • 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
  • Some of the questions will be based on synonyms, antonyms and vocabulary

Logic and Quantitative Reasoning

As for Logic and Quantitative Reasoning there is no set syllabus. However, candidates can expect questions from the following areas:

  • Analogy test
  • Logical deduction
  • Figure formation and analysis
  • Figure matrix, etc.

JIPMER 2018 Reference Books

The following reference books will help the candidate in preparing for JIPMER 2018 entrance exam for MBBS. These books will help candidates get an idea on the different types and category of questions that can be expected in the exam.

Book NameAuthorISBN
Target JIPMERArun Kumar D9351291324
JIPMER Pondicherry Medical Entrance ExamRPH Editorial Board8178121549
JIPMER: 6 Years Chapterwise Explorer MTG Editorial Board9385244825
Target AIIMS & JIPMERMadhan Jeyaraman9351294099

Important Instructions

The details mentioned below are important and must be noted before appearing for the JIPMER 2018 exam:

  • On the day of the exam, candidates must follow all the rules and regulations of the exam.
  • Candidates are expected to maintain decorum for smooth organisation of examination.
  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions- Morning Session & Afternoon Session. Candidates must be careful while noting exam timings, venue, and session.
  • Candidates must report to the examination hall at least 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates must carry a printout of the admit card and a valid photo identity proof at all times during the exam.



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