All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS Entrance Exam 2013


The entrance examination for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi and six new AIIMS-like institutions will be held on 1 June 2013. The exam tests for admission to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses. Exam centres are available in major cities in India.


AIIMS New Delhi began admitting undergraduate medical students in 1956. Since that point, 50 students were admitted every year until 2008 (intake has been 77 students per year since then). Six new AIIMS-like institutes are now admitting students for the upcoming academic session.

If you wish to be considered for admission to the new institutes, indicate your preference on the application. The number of available MBBS seats is expected to go up for the 2013 to 2014 academic session. It is anticipated that 100 seats will be available for each new institution. AIIMS New Delhi has 72 seats available.

  • AIIMS New Delhi
  • Six new AIIMS-like institutions:
    • Bhubaneshwar
    • Bhopal
    • Jodhpur
    • Patna
    • Raipur
    • Rishikesh


The entrance exam determines candidates for the undergraduate MBBS course. Qualifying marks for the AIIMS MBBS entrance exam will be 50 percent for general category candidates, 45 percent for Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates, and 40 percent for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) category candidates.

Important Dates

  • Prospectus and application form available: 25 February 2013
  • Online registration through application: 25 February to 24 March 2013
  • Last date to register: 24 March 2013 (5 p.m.)
  • Status of applications and admit cards available: 16 May 2013
  • Date of the entrance examination: 1 June 2013
  • Estimated date of results: 1 July 2013

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed the 10+2 exam or equivalent with a minimum of 60 percent marks in the aggregate of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The minimum is 50 percent for SC/ST/Orthopaedic Physically Handicapped (OPH) candidates. If you are currently appearing for the exam with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects, you may appear for AIIMS MBBS 2013, provided you attain the necessary marks and provide documentation of these marks when required. Candidates should be 17 years of age by 31 December of the year of admission.

Selected candidates may not necessarily gain admission - it is mandatory to pass a medical examination before getting a final admission decision. The medical check-up will be held on 12 July 2013.

Exam Pattern

The test will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The three and a half hour test has one paper with 200 objective type questions. Questions are either reason-assertion questions or multiple choice questions.

  • Physics: 60 questions
  • Chemistry: 60 questions
  • Biology (Botany and Zoology): 60 questions
  • General Knowledge: 20
  • Total: 200 questions

Incorrect answers get a deduction of 1/3 of a mark. For unanswered questions, no credit is given. If more than one answer is given, it will be treated as an incorrect response. You may choose in the application form if you wish to take the test in English or Hindi.

AIIMS does not provide a syllabus.

Application Procedure

You must submit the application online. Register online to create an account for the application form. You may choose which payment mode you will use in the application form.

The fee to apply is Rs. 1,000 (800 for SC/ST candidates). You can pay the fee with a debit or credit card, or challan form to be submitted to any State Bank of India (SBI) branch. If submitting the fee through the challan mode on the last day (March 24), make sure to deposit the fee within two days (up to March 26). It is best to submit the application early, as you must wait at least one day after the challan is created to make the deposit. Admit cards are available from 16 May 2013, and are available online only (not by post).

Exam Centres

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

Once you choose a centre, it cannot be changed. AIIMS will allot test centres as needed.

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