AIPVT 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

The Veterinary Council of India is responsible for regulating the practice of veterinary medicine in India. Candidates who want to study Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry at the undergraduate level can apply for the All-India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT).

Earlier the AIPVT exam was conducted by VCI but in the year 2017, it was replaced with NEET- UG. So, candidates who want to become registered veterinarians in India, are required to clear the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-UG).

Admission will be provided to candidates in B.V.Sc & A.H degree programmes into a veterinary college. The duration of B.V.Sc & A.H degree courses lasts five and a half years, with a one-year mandatory internship. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for AIPVT 2024/NEET-UG as per the prescribed schedule.

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AIPVT 2024 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for the AIPVT exam from the table below.

Availability of application formMarch 2024
Last date to applyApril 2024
Last date for the fee paymentApril 2024
Correction facility starts fromApril 2024
Release of admit cardMay 2024
Date of NEET -UGMay 2024
Availability of answer keyMay 2024
Announcement of ResultSeptember 2024
Commencement of counsellingTo be announced

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria set by the conducting authority before applying for the exam.

The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 17 years.

Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination from any recognized board or university.

AIPVT Application Form 2024

Eligible candidates can apply for the exam via online mode. The authority will not entertain any offline application mode. It is expected that the application form will be released in March 2024. Candidates should visit the official website and fill in the required details in the application form.

They have to upload the scanned images of passport size photographs, and signatures in the prescribed format. Don’t forget to take the printout of the duly filled form and keep it safe for future reference.

Application fee

Candidates have to pay the required application fee via online mode via credit card/debit card/net banking. The fee details are given below.

General categoryRs 1000/-
For EWS/ OBCRs 900/-
SC/ST/PHRs 500/-

AIPVT Examination Pattern       

The details of the examination pattern are given below

Name of ExamNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of examPen and paper (offline)
Number of questions200
Language of examEnglish, Odia, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, and Tamil
Duration of exam3 hours & 30 minutes
Type of questionsMultiple-choice type questions
Marking criteria+4 for each correct answer -1 for incorrect response

Selection and Admission Process

AIPVT 2024 selection process will include various steps including application submission qualifying NEET exam etc. Qualified candidates will have to appear in counselling and other rounds. The final selection will be based on the Merit list and the availability of seats in the respective college.

Candidates who will score good marks in the exam will be considered for admission. Candidates should keep the following documents ready for the admission process.

Class 10th/12th mark sheet and certificate

Date of Birth proof

NEET Scorecard

Admit card

Candidate’s passport-size photograph

A valid ID proof such as an Aadhar card, Ration Card, and Passport

AIPVT Counselling Process

The Veterinary Council of India (VCI) will start the counselling process after the announcement of the result. Candidates have to appear in the counselling round as per their Merit rank. At the time of counselling candidates have to bring some documents such as NEET scorecard, 12th mark sheet and certificate, migration certificate, birth certificate, etc.

Seats will be allotted to qualified applicants in the first round of AIPVT counselling and reports for admission within the given dates.

Veterinary Council of India Contact details

A- Wing, IInd Floor, August Kranti Bhawan,

Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: + 91 – 11 -26184149 / 26184354


What are the eligibility criteria for AIPVT?

The candidate should have cleared NEET- UG with a good score.

What is the minimum NEET score required for veterinary?

The score of NEET for Veterinary will differ from one college to another. However, as per the previous NEET cut-off, the required score was 749 – 122 for the General category and 168-100 for ST/SC/OBC category.

Which one is tougher MBBS or veterinary?

Veterinary education is quite more difficult than MBBS.

What is the maximum salary of a BVSc?

The maximum salary that a Veterinary Doctor can earn is Rs 10.0 Lakhs per year.

Which is the highest-paid veterinarian career choice?

The list of highest-paid veterinarian career profiles includes Zoo veterinarian, Veterinary hospital manager, Veterinary practice manager, Veterinary research scientist, Regulatory medicine veterinarian, public health veterinarian, Military veterinarian, and small animal veterinarian.

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