Puducherry: The centrally-sponsored Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) will hold its entrance examination online on June 4 for selection of candidates to the first MBBS course in the institute during 2017-2018 academic year.
JIPMER Director Dr S C Parija said as many as repeat 1,89,663 candidates have applied for admission and the entrance test would be held at 339 centres across 75 cities in the country.
JIPMER has 200 seats, including 50 in its Karaikal (a region of Puducherry) branch.
The test will be held in two shifts on June 4. While the morning shift will have the test from 10 AM to 12.30 PM, the the evening shift will have the test from 3 PM to 5.30 PM, he told reporters here.
The system of online entrance examination to JIPMER was introduced last year.
The institute became an autonomous institution in 2008 through an Act of Parliament and was under the direct control of the Directorate General of Health Services New Delhi till then.