MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery): The total duration for MBBS is 5½ years includes 4½ years of study in classroom and a year of internship.
4 1/2 year includes 3 sections of 18 months each.
Each section of 18 months called as Professional and is further divided into 3 semesters of 6 months each.
There is a semester exam at the end of each semester and a Professional exam at the end of each professional.
The third professional is devoted to monthly clinical work in the wards and departments of the hospital.
In all there are 3 professional examinations, followed by practical and clinical examinations. Pass percentage required is 50%.