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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Entrance Examination 2010

All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) was created in 1956 to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspects of health care. It was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India. The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS runs a variety of undergraduate courses in medicine, nursing and related areas , and postgraduate courses in virtually all the basic and clinical medical specialities and super specialities, and awards its own degrees. Admissions to these courses are based on entrance examinations conducted all over the country. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees. Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre- and Para-clinical departments.


10+2 pass students or appearing for the same exam in the concurrent year with an at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English are eligible to apply for the AIIMS entrance exam. Applying students shall be of 17 years of age and in the case of SC/ST and physically handicapped applicants are exempted to do away with only 50% marks in the intermediate examination. The said exam is held every year in the month of April-May.

Latest syllabus for the AIIMS entrance exam

AIIMS Entrance exam question paper consists of questions related to academics and general knowledge. The students, who are appearing in the exam, must study the courses of Higher Secondary Level Education thoroughly and should also have general knowledge. Although All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not prescribed any particular syllabus for the entrance test, the question paper, which is divided into four parts, is generally based on the syllabus of Higher Secondary Certificate Examination / Pre-Medical / Intermediate science or its equivalent, which is recognized by any state/national Board. All the questions in AIIMS Entrance Exam are based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Therefore, to prepare for appearing in AIIMS entrance test, the candidate should have thorough knowledge of the aforementioned subjects, up to the higher secondary level. Apart from that, some questions in the entrance test are also asked for testing the general awareness of the candidates. The general standard of the Competitive Entrance Examination is that of 12th class under the 10+2 Scheme and consists of the following subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • General Knowledge

Examination pattern for AIIMS entrance exam

AIIMS Entrance Exam, which is conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences at the all India level, is considered as one of the toughest entrance exams in India. The question paper of the entrance exam is designed to test the candidate’s academic and general knowledge. The examination pattern of AIIMS Entrance exam is as follows:

  • AIIMS Entrance Exam is a single stage examination.
  • The question paper consists of 200 objective and reason assertive type questions, which carry 1 mark each. Each question has four choices and the candidate has to choose the right option from them.
  • The candidates have to answer all the questions within three and a half hours, which is the duration of the paper.
  • The medium of the question paper is either English or Hindi, which the candidates have to choose from before attempting the entrance test. The choice of the medium cannot be changed after that.
  • The question paper is divided into four parts:

    • Physics (60)
    • Chemistry (60)
    • Biology (60)
    • General knowledge (20)
  • There is a provision of negative marking, that is, the candidate is awarded with one mark for each correct answer but one-third mark is deducted for each wrong answer.


Aspirants wanting to be on the threshold of the stage of AIIMS, and their sticking to these above deciding key values and proper preparation also may inspire an applicant to clear the entrance exam. Thus, vigor for the same is a factor, notwithstanding.

Examination Dates

  • P.HD program entrance test is on 4th July, 2010.
  • M.SC course entrance examination is set to be held on 10th July,2010.
  • AIIMS PG course in MD/MS/M.CH/6 Years/MDS is on 14th November, 2010.
  • M.BIOTECHNOLOGY Entrance test is on 17th July, 2010.
  • DM/M.CH/MHA-Januray,20100- Entrance examination is on 5th Decemberr, 2010.

    Contact Address

    All India Instituite of Medical Science
    Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110 029
    Tel :91-11-26588500, 91-11-26588700, 91-11-26589900
    Fax- 91-11-26588663, 91-11-26588641

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