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  1. AIIMS


The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education. An act of parliament has declared them as ‘Institutions of National Importance.' Conducted by AIIMS, Delhi, this National Level UG medical entrance exam offers candidates admissions in MBBS programs. Getting into AIIMS is a dream-come-true for every aspiring medical student and the gateway to a flourishing career in medicine.


  • Candidates must have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Candidates born on or after 2nd January, 2000, are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 Scheme or Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) or Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) or an equivalent Examination from a recognised university or board of any Indian State.
  • 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 i.e. 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subject and expect to pass the examination with the required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the AIIMS MBBS 2017 exam. 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.
  • The minimum aggregate of the marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology obtained in the qualifying examination is 60% (for General and OBC candidates) and 50% (for SC and ST category candidates).


Before you attempt to register yourself for AIIMS, please keep the following documents and things ready and in the specifications mentioned against each of them.

  • Scanned image of your recent colour passport size photograph with a white background. The photograph must be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (width x height), and the image size must be 50 to 100 KB.
  • Scanned image of your signature that’s 3 cm x 6 cm (width x height).
  • Scanned image of your left thumb impression that’s 4 cm x 3 cm (width x height).

For registering, follow these steps:

  • Open the AIIMS 2017 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.

    The application fee for AIIMS MBBS 2017 can be paid only via Online Mode i.e. Debit or Credit Card and Internet Banking. You must note that the fees can’t be paid via any of the offline payment modes.

    Given below is the AIIMS 2017 exam fee structure:

    Candidate’s Category Application Fee
    General and OBC (Both Creamy and Non-Creamy Layers) Rs. 1000 + Transaction Charges
    SC and ST Candidates Rs. 800 + Transaction Charges
    OPH NIL (Exempted)
  • Select your choice of exam centre.
  • Now, you’ll be asked to fill your 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 2017 Application Form for future reference and click on the ‘Final Submit’ tab.

Important Dates

AIIMS MBBS 2017 Exam Events Important Dates
AIIMS 2017 Application Form Availability Tuesday, 24th January, 2017
Last Date to Submit the Online Application Form Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 at 5:00 pm
AIIMS 2017 Admit Card Availability Monday, 1st May, 2017
AIIMS 2017 MBBS Entrance Test Date Sunday, 28th May, 2017
AIIMS 2017 Result Announcement Tuesday, 14th June, 2017 (as expected)
AIIMS 2017 Counselling Starts 1st Week of July, 2017

For more details on counselling, click here.


The AIIMS 2017 will be based on the 12th standard syllabus (under the 10+2 Scheme or Intermediate Science). Please note that the conducting authority prescribes no syllabus, but it would consist of Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and General Knowledge or Aptitude. You can prepare for the AIIMS examination on the basis of topics (mentioned below) from last year’s syllabus.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  1. 01.Electrostatics
  2. 02.Current Electricity
  3. 03.Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
  4. 04.Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  5. 05.Electromagnetic Waves
  6. 06.Optics
  7. 07.Dual Nature of Matter
  8. 08.Atoms and Nuclei
  9. 09.Electronic Devices
  10. 10.Communication Systems
  1. 11.Laws of Motion
  2. 12.Work, Energy and Power
  3. 13.Gravitation
  4. 14.Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  5. 15.Heat and Thermodynamics
  6. 16.Oscillations
  7. 17.Waves
  1. 01.Solid State
  2. 02.Solutions
  3. 03.Electrochemistry
  4. 04.Chemical Kinetics
  5. 05.Surface Chemistry
  6. 06.General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  7. 07.S-Block Elements
  8. 08.P-Block Elements
  9. 09.D- and F-Block Elements
  10. 10.Coordination Compounds
  1. 11.Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  2. 12.Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  3. 13.Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  4. 14.Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  5. 15.Biomolecules
  6. 16.Polymers
  7. 17.Chemistry in Everyday Life
  1. 01.Diversity in the Living World
  2. 02.Anatomy and Physiology of Plants
  3. 03.Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
  4. 04.Cell: Structure and Functions
  5. 05.Reproduction
  1. 06.Genetics and Evolution
  2. 07.Biology in Human Welfare
  3. 08.Biotechnology
  4. 09.Ecology
  • General Knowledge
  1. 01.Current Affairs
  2. 02.Business
  3. 03.Punch Line of Companies
  4. 04.Top Officials of Big Companies
  5. 05.Major Corporate Events
  6. 06.Famous Award and Prizes
  7. 07.World Records
  8. 08.Books and Authors
  9. 09.Science and History

Exam Pattern

  • The AIIMS 2017 exam 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.
  • One mark is awarded for each correct answer, and 1/3 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

The Exam Pattern for the AIIMS MBBS 2017 is explained below:

Subject Number of Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 60
General Knowledge 20
Total 200


  • Have a study plan in your mind. It is also useful to set tangible goals for each day and work on fulfilling them.
  • Be thorough with the syllabus and don’t forget the basics in a rush for more complicated things.
  • Deep and precise understanding of concepts is needed to crack AIIMS. For better grasp of topics, check Toppr!
  • Avoid the common mistakes everyone makes - obsessing over tough questions, silly mistakes, the likes. Just keeping these few basic things in mind can improve your rank by a huge margin.
  • Don’t just read stuff; remember it. AIIMS won’t test you solely on your concepts; there’ll be a lot of cramming required as well. Read about how to remember stuff you read here.
  • Practise AIIMS sample papers and try to attempt them, timing yourself for 3 hours. Simulating a real exam situation will help you with time management and pressure handling.
  • Use the sample papers and past years’ papers you solved to draw up a suitable exam strategy. That said, don’t be too rigid with it, as examiners love to throw up surprises that’ll make your strategy and planning useless!
  • Keep revision notes, which will make short work of going through the entire syllabus again. Revision is extremely important. Keep glancing through the syllabus time and again.
  • Keep yourself updated with current news. For some exciting tips on general knowledge check!
  • Besides these, you can look here for a detailed article listing the best tips to crack AIIMS 2017.

Study Material


  • 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)
  • Objective Biology, Dinesh Publications
  • NCERT at Your Fingertips


  • Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnick 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
  • D.C. Pandey


  • Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips, Chemistry (Class 11 + 12) (English), By MTG Publications
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th (Volume I and II)
  • Set of 3 books for Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry, Arihant Publications
  • NCERT at Your Fingertips

Click here for a comprehensive list of books that every AIIMS 2017 aspirant must have.

Previous Years’ Papers

It is often said that previous year papers are the best ways to judge your preparation; and this holds true for AIIMS as well. Solve all the previous papers of AIIMS within the set time limit. Focus on frequently asked questions, topics and the exam pattern. Also, focus on question papers of other exams like JIPMER, RPET and NEET if you are looking for diverse practise sessions. Chances are, you will appear for more medical entrance exams other than AIIMS 2017. Going through current and past years’ JEE Main papers won’t hurt either.


The Government also gave updates on the establishment of AIIMS Nagpur recently, which will be open for admission in the coming years.

Clickhere for in-depth information on all the seven AIIMS Institutes.


The qualifying criteria for the various categories are as follows:

  • General and General OPH – 50%
  • OBC and OBC OPH – 45%
  • SC, ST, SC OPH and ST OPH – 40%

These are the scores above which a candidate is deemed ‘qualified’.

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