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All you need to know about AIIMS
Facts, Syllabus & Pattern
- What is AIIMS
- Syllabus for AIIMS
- Exam Pattern for AIIMS
How to apply for AIIMS
- Eligibility Criteria for AIIMS
- Registration for AIIMS
- Application Fees for AIIMS
- Exam Dates for AIIMS
Results and Cut-off
- Cut-off for AIIMS
How to Prepare for AIIMS
- Preparation Tips for AIIMS
- Study Material for AIIMS
- Previous Years’ Papers for AIIMS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Facts, Syllabus and Pattern
What is AIIMS?
- The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous medical colleges of higher education.
- Through a national level undergraduate medical entrance exam, they grant admissions to students for MBBS programmes.
- Every year, over 3 lakh students apply for this exam.
Syllabus for AIIMS
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Dual Nature of Matter
- Atoms and Nuclei
- Electronic Devices
- Communication Systems
- Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy and Power
- Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Solid State
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
- S-Block Elements
- P-Block Elements
- D- and F-Block Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Diversity in the Living World
- Anatomy and Physiology of Plants
- Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
- Cell: Structure and Functions
- Genetics and Evolution
- Biology in Human Welfare
Exam Pattern for AIIMS
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Biology, General Knowledge & Aptitude and Logical Thinking|
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQs with 4 options)|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based test|
|Exam Duration||3.5 hours|
|Number of Questions||200|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark awarded for each correct answer|
|Negative Marking||1/3 mark deducted for each incorrect answer|
|Languages||English and Hindi|
|Subject||Number of Questions|
|Aptitude and Logical Thinking||10|
How to apply
Eligibility Criteria for AIIMS
- You must have completed 17 years of age on December 31st of the year of admission.
- If you were born after 2nd January 2002, you are ineligible to apply.
- You must have English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects in your 10+2 or equivalent examination.
- You must have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 scheme from SSC, CBSE, ISC or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or Indian university.
- As a General category candidate, you must have scored a minimum aggregate of least 60% in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- As an SC or ST candidate, your minimum aggregate should be 50%.
- If you are currently applying for your Class 12 examination, you are still eligible to apply for AIIMS.
- However, your application will only be considered valid after you provide evidence of having passed your exam with the minimum score.
- You need a registered Aadhaar Card Number to be eligible to apply for AIIMS.
- There is no limit to the number of attempts for this examination.
Registration for AIIMS
- The AIIMS application form needs to be filled online
- You need to provide details such as email id, phone number, parent’s details, educational and domicile information
- You will have to choose a password for your login ID and pay the application fee
- Visit the official website.
- Click the ‘New Registration’ tab.
- Read the instructions and click ‘Proceed’.
- Fill in your personal details and contact information.
- Note down your Candidate ID and click ‘OK’.
- Pay the ‘Application Fee’.
- Select your choice of exam centre.
- Fill in your address and qualification details.
- Upload all scanned images.
- Click ‘Save and Proceed’.
- Take a printout for future reference purposes.
|Sr. No.||Scanned Document||Size|
|1||Recent colour passport size photograph with the name of the candidate below the photograph (JPEG)||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
50 to 100 KB
|2||Signature (JPEG)||3 cm X 6 cm|
|3||Left thumb impression (JPEG)||4 cm X 3 cm|
Application Fees for AIIMS
|Category||Application Fee (Without late charges)|
|General Candidates||Rs.1000/- (Plus transaction charges)|
|SC and ST Candidates||Rs.750/- (Plus transaction charges)|
|OPH Candidates||Nil (Exempted)|
Tentative exam dates for AIIMS 2018
|Application forms released||24th January, 2018||00:00 AM|
|Last date to submit the online application form||23rd February, 2018||05:00 PM|
|Status of registrations (including rejections)||7th March, 2018|
|Application form correction||8th to 15th March, 2018||10:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|AIIMS Admit cards released||9th May, 2018||00:00 AM|
|AIIMS entrance exam||28th May, 2018|
|Results announced||15th June, 2018|
|AIIMS counselling begins||3rd week of July, 2018|
Results and cut-off
Cut-off for AIIMS
|General and General OPH||50%|
|OBC and OBC OPH||45%|
|SC, ST, SC OPH and ST OPH||40%|
How to prepare
Preparation Tips for AIIMS
- Have a study plan in 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 topics
- Deep and precise understanding of concepts is needed to crack AIIMS.
- Avoid the common mistakes everyone makes. 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.
Study Material for AIIMS
- 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
- 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
Previous Years’ Papers for AIIMS
Solving previous years' papers is the best way to judge your preparation. Make sure to do this 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 2018. Going through current and past years’ JEE Main papers won’t hurt either.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: What college can I apply to after giving AIIMS?
Ans: Through this exam, you can gain admission to any of the AIIMS colleges in India.
|Sr. No.||AIIMS Colleges|
|1||AIIMS, New Delhi|