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The AIIMS entrance examination:

AIIMS entrance examination is a National Level UG medical entrance exam conducted by AIIMS Delhi to offer admissions in their MBBS programs. The All India Institue of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) comprise of autonomous educational institutions providing top-notch medical training.

The AIIMS entrance examination tests knowledge in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level. It will be held on Sunday, 27th of May, 2018.

Toppr brings to you comprehensive information about the AIIMS entrance examination 2018 all at one place. Read on for details:

Who can appear the AIIMS entrance examination 2018?

Only the candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria as laid down by the AIIMS institutes are qualified to apply for the AIIMS entrance examinations. The AIIMS institutes verify the details provided by the aspirant. A candidate will not be allowed to sit for the examinations if he/she does not meet all the eligibility criteria or any discrepancy is found in the details provided to the institute.

The eligibility criteria for the AIIMS entrance examination 2018 as laid down by the institute are as follows:

  • Candidates must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2018
  • Candidates born on or after 2nd January 2002 are not eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have passed class 12th under 10+2 Scheme/ Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) or Intermediate Science (I. Sc.) or an equivalent Examination of a recognized University/Board of any Indian State.
  • The candidates should have English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects in their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the qualifying examination and expect to pass the examination with required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in AIIMS entrance examination 2018. However, their candidature will be valid only when they provide evidence of having passed 10+2 with the required subjects (English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and percentage of marks.
  • A candidate needs to obtain the minimum aggregate marks in the required subjects at the qualifying examination as illustrated in the table below:
Category of Candidate Aggregate Marks Required
General 60%
OBC 60%
SC 50%
ST 50%


  • There is no limit to the number of attempts. One can attempt AIIMS entrance examination until 30 years of age.

For Overseas Citizen of India (OCI):

The Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) registered under Section 7A of Citizenship Act, 1955 are also eligible to appear for AIIMS entrance examination 2018. All terms and conditions applicable to Indian nationals taking the exam will also be applicable to them. Such candidates need to submit proof of registration as OCI to be eligible to take the test.

For Foreign National (For AIIMS New Delhi Only)

The Government of India can nominate foreign candidates who have scored an aggregate of 50% and above in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at their Intermediate or equivalent examination. Such candidates are eligible for direct admission to the MBBS course and need not sit for the AIIMS entrance examination.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind for the AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018:

The table below lists the tentative dates for various events pertaining to the AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018

Important Exam Events Expected Dates
AIIMS 2018 Application Form Available from Last week of January 2018
Last Date to Submit the Online Application form for AIIMS 2018 Third week of February 2018
AIIMS 2018 Admit Card Availability First week of May 2018
AIIMS 2018 MBBS Entrance Test Date 27th May 2018
AIIMS 2018- Declaration of Results 12th June 2018
AIIMS 2018- First Round Counselling 03rd to 06th July 2018
AIIMS 2018- Second Round Counselling 27th September
AIIMS 2018- Third Round Counselling 04th October
Open Counselling for AIIMS Delhi, if required 27th September 2018 onwards


Registration Process- Details you need to know:

Before attempting to register for the AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018, the candidate should ensure that all the eligibility criteria are fulfilled. Keep handy the below details to ensure a smooth registration process:

  • Scanned image of candidate’s recent colour passport size photograph with a white background. The photograph must be 3.5 x 4.5 cm (width x height), and the image size must be 10-100 KB.
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature in 6 X 3 cm (width x height) size
  • Scanned image of candidate’s left thumb impression in 4 X 3 cm (width x height)
  • Valid e-mail id & mobile number
  • Qualification and academic details
  • Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking details

Registration for AIIMS Entrance Examination is done only online. Follow these steps to register:

  • Open the AIIMS official website.
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ Tab.
  • After reading the instructions, click on the ‘Proceed’ tab.
  • Now, fill your personal and contact information.
  • Note your ‘Candidate ID’ and press ‘OK’.
  • Pay the Application Fee.
  • Select choice of Exam Centre.
  • Fill Qualification and Address details.
  • Upload scanned images in the prescribed format.
  • After completing the entire procedure, click on the ‘Save & Proceed’ tab.
  • Please take a printout of the AIIMS 2018 Application Form for future reference and click on the ‘Final Submit’ tab.

Note: The application form will be made available in the last week of January 2018 and the last date to submit the same would be in the third week of February 2018.

More details on the application process here!

Application Fees:

The fees for appearing the exam are different for different category of candidates. The fees can be paid only via online mode i.e. Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking. The below table lists the details:

Category of Candidate Application Fees
General Rs.1000/- plus transaction charges
OBC (Both Creamy and non-creamy layer) Rs.1000/- plus transaction charges
SC Rs.800/- plus transaction charges
ST Rs.800/- plus transaction charges

Admit Card:

The AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018 admit card will be made available on the official website from the first week of May 2018. It is mandatory to carry the admit card at the examination center, else the candidate may not be granted permission to enter. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website by providing application number and password.

Examination Centers- Choose as per convenience:

The candidates are provided with a choice of examination centers which they can choose as per their convenience. The centers for the AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018 will be:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Raipur

Participating Institutes:

There are seven institutes that offer admissions to the MBBS course through the AIIMS Entrance Examination. They are:

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • AIIMS, Bhopal
  • AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar
  • AIIMS, Jodhpur
  • AIIMS, Patna
  • AIIMS, Raipur
  • AIIMS, Rishikesh

The Government is expected to introduce admissions to AIIMS, Nagpur in the coming years. For a detailed information on the various institutes click here!

Seat Intake:

The number of seats distributed among the seven AIIMS institutes are as follows:

Institute Open OBC SC ST Total
New Delhi 50 27 15 08 100+7
Bhopal 50 27 15 08 100
Patna 50 27 15 08 100
Jodhpur 50 27 15 08 100
Rishikesh 50 27 15 08 100
Raipur 50 27 15 08 100
Bhubaneshwar 50 27 15 08 100
Total 350 180 105 56 700+7
  • 3% horizontal reservation is provided for Orthopedic Physically Handicapped candidates (OPH) at AIIMS, New Delhi
  • The number of seats allocated to foreign nationals are 7 in AIIMS, New Delhi as per approval from the Government of India.

AIIMS Entrance Examination Cutoffs:

The admissions to the MBBS course in various AIIMS institutes is dependent on a lot of variables such as the number of applicants, number of seats available, the difficulty level of the paper. The rank cutoffs from the previous year’s admissions should provide you with a rough idea.

Name of Colleges AIIMS MBBS Cut-off Rank-Wise
General OBC SC ST
AIIMS, New Delhi 36 116 1164 2007
AIIMS, Bhopal 1118 356 2890 6900
AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar 203 462 3464 7909
AIIMS, Jodhpur 169 427 3098 7326
AIIMS, Patna 220 523 3588 7977
AIIMS, Raipur 213 595 3538 7588
AIIMS, Rishikesh 166 543 2831 6657


AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018 Results:

AIIMS, Delhi will announce the score and percentile of each candidate on the official website on 12th June 2018. The minimum percentile required to qualify are 50% for General category, 45% for OBC category and 40% for SC/ST category. Once declared, the candidate can download the results through the website by providing login credentials.



The candidates qualifying the AIIMS Entrance Examination will be called for counselling, which is a process of allotting seats in the various AIIMS Institutes. AIIMS will release the counselling letters online in July 2018. The counselling for 2018 will begin July onward and will be conducted in three rounds.

The important points to keep in mind for the counselling process are:

  • The candidates should bring a set of photocopies along with original certificates.
  • Those candidates already admitted in any of the AIIMS should bring the statement or certificate from the respective AIIMS with one set of photocopies. (For round 2 of counselling onwards)
  • Failure to bring original certificate will make the candidate ineligible for the further process of counselling.


Syllabus for the AIIMS Entrance Exam 2018:

The AIIMS 2018 will be based on the 12th standard syllabus (under the 10+2 Scheme/Intermediate Science). Please note that the conducting authority prescribes no syllabus, but it would consist of Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and General Knowledge/Aptitude. You can prepare for AIIMS 2018 examination based on topics (mentioned below) from the last year’s syllabus.


  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy & Power
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids & Fluids
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations
  • Waves


  • Solid state
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • S- block elements
  • P- block elements
  • D- & F- block elements
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in everyday life


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diversity of Animal Life
  • Genetics and Evolution (Fundamentals only): symbiosis
  • Histology
  • Reproductive System
  • Absorption and cell water relations
  • Transport of water and minerals
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Plants
  • Meristems-Plant growth and development
  • Botany and Human Welfare History
  • Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plants
  • Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves
  • Photosynthesis
  • Internal structure of dicot and monocot roots
  • Internal structure of stem and secondary growth
  • Transpiration and respiration
  • Tropic and turgor movements
  • Xylem and Phloem-their cell elements and functions

General Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs
  • Business
  • Punchline of Companies
  • Top officials of big companies
  • major corporate events
  • Famous award & prizes
  • World Records
  • Books & Authors
  • Science, and History


Exam Pattern for AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018:

The candidates should be well versed with the exam pattern to get comfortable with the type of questions asked and the weightage of topics. The pattern is as follows:

  • The AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018 will be in the online mode i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT).
  • The exam duration will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The exam will consist of 200 Multiple Choice and Reason-Assertion-type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge.
Subject Number of Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 60
General Knowledge 20
Total 200


Marking Scheme:

The marking scheme for the AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018 is as follows-

  • Each correct answer equals a score of 1 mark
  • For each incorrect answer, 1/3rd mark will be deducted
  • More than one response to a single question will be treated as a wrong answer and marks will be deducted.


Important Books to Refer for AIIMS Entrance Examination 2018:

Below is the subject wise compilation of books that the candidates must study from to crack the examination:


  • Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnik and Walker
  • Concepts of Physics Volume I and II by H.C. Verma
  • Objective Physics for Medical Entrances Examinations (Volume I and II)
  • NCERT at your fingertips


  • Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips Chemistry (Class 11 + 12) (English) By MTG
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th (Volume I and II)
  • OP Tandon, set of 3 books for Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry, Arihant Publications
  • NCERT at your fingertips


  • Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances (Volume I and II) (English)
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations.
  • Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol I and II (English)
  • Dinesh, for objective biology
  • NCERT at your fingertips

For further details on AIIMS 2018 study material click here .


Tips and Tricks to Help You Crack AIIMS:

Toppr has compiled useful tips and tricks to help you crack the AIIMS Entrance Examination. Read all of it here!


Last but not the least, smart planning, sincere efforts, meticulous studies, an eye for detail and the correct guidance will surely get any candidate closer to the dream of an MBBS course from the top-notch and prestigious AIIMS Institutes. Candidates should start their preparation as early as possible for the best results.

Toppr wishes all aspirants good luck!

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