The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are a group of autonomous government public medical colleges of higher education.

All you need to know about AIIMS

The admission to the fifteen All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is taken through the AIIMS MBBS ENTRANCE EXAM. AIIMS Delhi is responsible for conducting the admission process every year.

AIIMS has 672 seats available for MBBS aspirants. These seats are available in AIIMS: New Delhi, Bhopal, Patna, Rishikesh, Raipur and Bhubaneswar

Exam mode :AIIMS is an online exam which contains 200 multiple choice questions.
Exam duration :It is a 3 hour 30 minutes exam.
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Physics Physics

Class 11

  1. Physical world and measurements
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of motion
  4. Work, energy and power
  5. Motions of system of particles and rigid body
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of bulk matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
  10. Oscillations and waves

Class 12

  1. Electrostatics
  2. Current electricity
  3. Magnetic effects of electric current and magnetism
  4. Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents.
  5. Electromagnetic waves
  6. Optics
  7. Dual nature of matter and radiation
  8. Atoms and nuclei
  9. Electronic devices
Biology Biology

Class 11

  1. Diversity in living world
  2. Structural organisation in plans and animals
  3. Cell structure and function
  4. Plant physiology
  5. Human physiology

Class 12

  1. Reproduction
  2. Genetics and evolution
  3. Biology and human welfare
  4. Biotechnology and it's applications
  5. Ecology and environment
Chemistry Chemistry

Class 11

  1. Some basic concepts of chemistry
  2. Structure of atom
  3. Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  4. Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  5. States of matter
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox reactions
  9. Hydrogen
  10. S block elements
  11. Some p block elements
  12. Organic chemistry- some basic principles and techniques
  13. Hydrocarbons
  14. Environmental chemistry

Class 12

  1. Solid state
  2. Solutions
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Chemical kinetics
  5. Surface chemistry
  6. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
  7. p block elements
  8. d and f block elements
  9. Coordination compounds
  10. Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  11. Alcohols,phenols and ethers
  12. Aldehydes, ketone and carbohydrates
  13. Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  14. Biomolecules
  15. Polymers
  16. Chemistry in everyday life

Exam pattern

The entire paper is divided into five sections:

  • Section 1 - Physics (60 questions)
  • Section 2- Chemistry (60 questions)
  • Section 3 - Biology {botany and zoology} (60 questions)
  • Section 4 - General knowledge (10 questions)
  • Section 5 - Aptitude and logical thinking.(10 questions)

total number of questions- 200

Languages offered for this exam are English and Hindi.

Types of questions asked

  • The type of questions range from moderate to difficult level.
  • Assertion-reasoning kind of questions are asked in the exam.
  • In Physics, more conceptual questions are asked rather than direct formula based.
  • More diagram based questions are asked in biology .

Marking scheme

  • 1 mark is allotted for one correct answer
  • ⅓ to be deducted for a wrong attempt
  • 0 marks for the unanswered question.
AIIMS Marking Scheme

Solving previous year's papers

For AIIMS, solving previous year's papers are very important as to get an idea how the questions are being asked. If they're direct formula based or they are conceptual. And if they're conceptual is the the candidate able to solve the questions. Solving previous year's papers also gives the candidate a practice for the logical reasoning and general knowledge portion of the exam.

Qualifying marks for candidates

Open category: 50%



Previous year's cut off marks

AIIMS Cut-off Marks


For basic registration candidates should be ready with the following documents:

  • Scanned image of passport size photograph (50-100kb, 3.4x4.5cm, .JPG format)
  • Scanned image of the signature (20-100kb, 3x6cm, .JPG format)
  • Left thumb impression (20-100kb, 4x3 cm, .JPG format)
  • Basic registration

    AIIMS BASIC Registration
    1. Read all the information carefully before starting to fill the application. In the next stage AIIMS registration form will appear in which you have to fill the following things:
      • Nationality
      • Personal details
      • AIIMS preferences
      • Contact details
      • Declaration form

      Click on 'register' after verifying the details carefully.

      AIIMS register

      AIIMS register

      After the registration process, the candidate will receive a candidate ID and password and will be redirected to the login page. The candidate then has to enter the ID and password and login. The details of the candidate will appear on the screen so the candidate needs to check th details and click on 'Proceed'

    2. Upload the scanned images: All the images must be scanned according to the specifications and must be uploaded in .JPG format i.e the passport sized photograph, left thumb impression and the signature. If the images aren't uploaded the candidate will not be allowed to move ahead with the application process.
    aiims registration process

    aiims registration process

    Final registration:

    Things to check before final registration:

    • Credit/debit card or net banking details for online payment
    • Valid email ID and phone number
    • Valid ID proof
    • Qualifying academic details

    Filling qualification in MBBS AIIMS application form :

    • Preference of language desired in AIIMS exam
    • Select an option (yes/no) if they appeared AIIMS exam before.
    • Qualifying exam name and status of qualification.
    MBBS AIIMS application form

    MBBS AIIMS application form

    Payment of application fee

    After completing the registration process the candidates will be directed to a page to pay the application fee. The fee for general/OBC candidates is Rs 1500 and for SC/ST candidates is Rs 1200. The amount can be paid through credit card/debit card or net banking. Candidates should remember to take a printout of the fee receipt.

    Choosing an exam city

    After the payment is done the candidate is supposed to click on 'proceed' and it will redirect you to the page where you have to choose the city to give the exam. It is adviced to choose the city with utmost care as if once the city is chosen it cannot be changed.

    Printout of the registration and confirmation page:

    Once all the steps are completed the candidates will be required to click on 'final submit' option. On the registered mobile number the client will receive an SMS containing the status of the application form. It is advised to take a printout of the application form.

    AIIMS Registration


    1. Candidate must have completed their class 12 from ISC/CBSE/state board with Physics, chemistry, biology and English as their main subject.
    2. Minimum marks in the above subjects for

      General category and OBC- 60%

      SC and ST - 50%

      PWD category- 45% aggregate.

    3. Age limit if of 17 years as of the past year.
    4. Nationality- Indian, NRI's, OCI's, PIO's and foreign nationals


    The admit card and result will be available on the website of AIIMS that is -

    How to download the admit card:

    • Visit the website and click on the link that says 'MBBS admit card'
    • Enter the asked credentials like the registration ID and date of birth
    • Download the admit card

    The same process is for downloading the AIIMS result as well, just where the candidate has to click on 'AIIMS RESULTS' and the page will be directed.


    1. For the Assertion-Reason questions, studying NCERT is very important
    2. For Physics, understanding the concepts are very important as most of the questions are conceptual
    3. Questions can be based by combining concepts of two chapters.
    4. Chemistry is combination of chemical equations, numericals and concepts.
    5. In biology, studying the diagrams and concepts is very important
    6. Clearing the concepts of 11th is very important too

    Books For Refference

    Physics Physics

  • Concepts of Physics by H C Verma
  • Objective Physics for entrance exams

  • Arihant for mcqs
  • MTG for mcqs
  • Trueman's biology (1 and 2)
  • Chemistry Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry by Paul Bruice
  • Physical chemistry by O.P Tandon
  • Organic chemistry by Morrisson Boyd
  • Inorganic chemistry by JD LEE
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What are the number candidates applying for AIIMS entrance test?
      • Around 3 lakh candidates apply for AIIMS entrance test
    2. List of the all the AIIMS colleges rank wise and the breakdown of seats?
      1. AIIMS DELHI (72)
      2. AIIMS BHOPAL (100)
      3. AIIMS BHUBANESWAR (100)
      4. AIIMS JODHPUR (100)
      5. AIIMS PATNA (100)
      6. AIIMS RAIPUR (100)
      7. AIIMS RISHIKESH (100)
    3. Can you get an admission in AIIMS colleges through NEET?
      • No, one cannot get an admission in AIIMS college through NEET as the candidate has to give an AIIMS entrance exam to get a seat in AIIMS.
    4. When is the AIIMS form released?
      • The AIIMS form is released around the month of November and the final date for registration will be around the month of march or April
    5. What is the exam date of AIIMS?
      • AIIMS exam is tentatively held in the last week of may
    6. Is there any negative marking in AIIMS ?
      • Yes, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given.