Psychiatrist - How to become a Psychiatrist?


The division of medicine that is concerned with the examination as well as treatment of the human mind is called as Psychiatry. A physician who has a specialization in psychiatry and has a certification to treat mental disorders in called as a Psychiatrist.

Qualifying Exam

There are several colleges as well as universities in our country that provide courses in psychiatry. Students who seek to become psychiatrists will be required to write an entrance exam to gain admission into those courses. Some of the important entrance exams available for psychiatry in India are The Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) entrance exam, the Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) and the Diploma of National Board (DNB) Exam. In addition to this, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) as well as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) also carry out entrance exams in psychiatry. Some other exams that are worth mentioning are the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Entrance Exam and the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) Entrance Exam.

Who is eligible to apply?

For one to become a psychiatrist, the candidate should go to the medical school and obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree after the completion of the MBBS. To turn into a qualified psychiatrist, it is possible for a person to obtain a Diploma in Psychiatric medicine from an acknowledged academic institution too.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

The first thing a person needs in order to appear for the entrance exam is an in depth knowledge about the relevant subject. They can also prepare by referring to medical books or other text books. As psychiatry is a subject that has a vital importance in our lives, books written by many well known authors will be available for a person to read. One thing a person can do is to keep practicing continuously. Be it reading or writing, doing this, will help to memorize even the smaller points that one sometimes tend to forget. When appearing for the interview, the candidates should try to answer correctly. Also, they are recommended to take a moment before they answer each question.



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4 Responses to “Psychiatrist - How to become a Psychiatrist?”

  1. 4

    Sir,im studing mbbs from ukrain ,so after compleating it,how can i apply to become a psycatric in india

  2. 3
    Ashok kv:

    what is qualification is required to become a psychiatrist?

    After PU is it possible to study psychiatrist?

  3. 2

    respected sir/ ma’am,
    i savita yadav, final year student of applied psychology(hons) of gargi college have to undergo training to understand and assess patients which is part of our clinical psychology syllabus of delhi university.
    i request you to kindly grant me permission to make 5 visits to ur esteemed institute. i request you to allow me to observe the cases with the psychiatrist, taking detailed M.S.E & case history and a detailed case study of one patient.
    i request you to kindly give your consent
    thanking you!

  4. 1
    jayanti dwivedi:

    pleas soleved paper of psychologist cource entrence exam