AIIMS MBBS & B.Sc. Admission Guidelines – Eligibility, Exams, Reservation & Counselling

ELIGIBILITY

For MBBS course

  • Age : Should have attained or will attain the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on the 31st of December of the year of admission.
  • Essential Academic Qualification :
    • Should have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 Scheme / Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) / Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) / an equivalent examination of a recognised University / Board of any Indian State with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY as subject.
    • Candidates who are appearing at the qualifying Examination with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY as main subjects and expect to pass the Examination with required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply.
    • If the institute has to consider an examination of an Indian / Foreign university eligible, the candidate shall have to produce a certificate from the concerned Indian university / Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination passed by him/her is considered to be equivalent to Class 12 under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination.
  • Minimum Marks :
    • The minimum aggregate of the obtained marks in ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY in the qualifying examination required for eligibility are :
      • General / OBC candidates: 60%
      • SC / ST / PWBD candidates: 50%

For B.Sc. courses

For B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing, Bachelor in Optometry, B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Technology in Radiography, B.Sc. Dental Hygiene, B.Sc. Dental Operating Room Assistant, B.Sc. in Operation Theatre Technology A candidate is eligible to appear in the examination if he/she :

  • Has attained or will attain the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on the 31st of December of the year of admission.
  • Has passed the Class 12 under the 10+2 scheme/Senior School Certificate Examination or Intermediate Science or an equivalent examination from a recognised University/ Board of any Indian State with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • has a minimum aggregate marks required in qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent for :
    • B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing: 55% for General / OBC (50% for SC / ST) in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    • Bachelor of Optometry, B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Technology in Radiography Courses and B.Sc. in Medical Technology and Imaging Therapy (MTIT): 50% for General / OBC (45% for SC / ST) in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and either Biology or Mathematics.
    • B.Sc. in Dental Operating Room Assistant, B.Sc. in Dental Hygiene, B.Sc. in Operation Theatre Technology, B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and B.Sc. in Operation Theatre and Anaesthesiology: 50% for General / OBC (45% for SC / ST) in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Note :

  • For B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing course, only female candidates are eligible.
  • Candidates who are to appear in Class 12 examination under 10+2 system or an equivalent examination and whose results are likely to be declared before counselling are also eligible to apply.

For B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic)

The candidate must have :

  • Passed Class 12 under 10+2 system of education or an equivalent examination from a recognised Board/University.
  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery from any institution recognised by the Indian Nursing Council.
  • Registration as nurse, RN, RM (registered nurse, registered midwife) with any State Nursing council.
  • Male nurses should have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and instead of Training in Midwifery, training in any subject out of following, for a period of six months: i) Operation Theatre Techniques ii) Ophthalmic Nursing iii) Leprosy Nursing iv) TB Nursing v) Psychiatric Nursing vi) Neurological and Neuro Surgical Nursing vii) Community Health Nursing viii) Cancer Nursing ix) Orthopaedic Nursing.

Note :

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) : Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) registered under Section 7A of Citizenship Act 1955 and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) are eligible and all terms and conditions applicable for Indian Nationals will be applicable to them as well. The candidate will submit proof of Registration as OCI under Section 7A of Citizenship Act 1955 / NRI to be eligible to appear for this test.
  • Foreign Nationals : Foreign candidates who have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the subjects of ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY in their Intermediate Science or an equivalent examination are eligible. They are required to contact the Indian Mission/Post abroad in their country and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi for nomination. Foreign candidates nominated by the Government of India are NOT required to appear at the Competitive Entrance Examination.
  • Students under the categories “Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI)” can apply for admissions in all AIIMS whereas students coming through “Foreign Nationals” scheme can only be admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi.

RESERVATION

APPLICABLE QUOTA

The reservation policy followed for the total seats available for admission to various courses in AIIMS is as follows:

  • 7.5% Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • 15% Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • 27% Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • 5% Person with Benchmark Disability (PWBD) as per provision of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 is provided on horizontal basis.

Seat inter-convertibility (Applicable in the Open Round of Counselling) :

  • If requisite number of suitable candidates is not available to fill up the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the same will be filled by candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes and vice-versa.
  • In case suitable candidates are not available from the two reserved categories, the vacant seats will be filled up by the candidates from the General category.
  • In case suitable candidates are also not available in the OBC category, the same will be filled up by the candidates from the General category.

REQUIREMENTS OF EACH CATEGORY

  • OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES (NON-CREAMY LAYER) [OBC] : Applicants are required to ensure that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer). Certificate to be produced should NOT be older than ONE Year on date of First Counselling.
  • SCHEDULED CASTE / SCHEDULED TRIBE (SC / ST) : Applicants will be required to produce the necessary certificate in the format approved in support of his/her claim of belonging to a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe.
  • PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITY (PWBD) : The candidate must possess a valid document certifying his/her physical disability. The disability certificate should be certified by a duly constituted and authorised Medical Board of the State or Central Government Hospitals/Institutions. All PWBD candidates shall be evaluated by a Medical Board of the Institute to determine eligibility.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

MBBS course Examination

  • The duration of the examination shall be three hours and thirty minutes. The Online Entrance Examination will be conducted for two days in two shifts each: Morning (First) shift and Afternoon (Second) shift.
  • The Competitive Entrance Examination will have one paper consisting of 200 Objective Type (Multiple Choice and Reason-Assertion type) questions. The distribution of questions are as follows :
    • Physics 60
    • Chemistry 60
    • Biology (Botany and Zoology) 60
    • General Knowledge 10
    • Aptitude and Logical Thinking 10
  • The general standard of the paper will be that of Class 12 under the 10+2 Scheme/Intermediate Science. No syllabus has been prescribed by the Institute for the examination.
  • Automated Question paper will be provided either in English / Hindi according to the choice of candidates in the application form. This choice cannot be changed later at any stage.
  • Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark, incorrect response a score of – 1⁄3 (minus-one-third) and NO credit for the questions unanswered or marked for review.
  • The score such obtained will be the Raw Score that will be used to determine Percentage Score and Percentile [for the purpose of Eligibility using Cut-Offs] and Normalisation [for the purpose of determining Merit / Ranking].
  • In accordance with decision of the Governing Body, AIIMS, New Delhi and the past practice adopted by AIIMS, New Delhi, the minimum cut-off necessary in the Entrance Examination to determine eligibility for admission is:
    • General Category: 50%
    • Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layers): 45%
    • Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes: 40%
    • Person with Benchmark Disability (PWBD): Cut-offs of the respective category
  • Since the examination will be held in two days in two shift per day, a Normalisation Procedure will be used; the Percentile score corresponding to the above cut-offs will be used to determine eligibility. In the event of the percentiles for the four shifts in two days being unequal, the lower of the four will be the eligibility cut-off for that category for all candidates.

B.Sc. courses’ Examination

  • The scheme of Entrance Examination for branches other than B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) is discussed first.
  • The admission will be made entirely on the basis of performance of candidates at the entrance examination. The seats will be filled strictly on merit which will be decided on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates. The examination will be conducted in English and Hindi languages.
  • The general standard of the examinations will be that of Class 12 under the 10+2 scheme or an equivalent examination of an Indian University/Board. No syllabus for examination has been prescribed.
  • The scheme of Entrance Examination for each course is as under :
    • B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing : One paper of 2 hours duration and consisting of four parts containing objective type (Multiple Choice) questions, with distribution of marks as under: Physics (30), Chemistry (30), Biology (30) and General Knowledge (10).
    • Branches other than B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing and B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) : One paper of 1.5 hours duration and consisting of objective type (Multiple Choice) questions in four parts of 30 questions each in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The candidate may either attempt Biology or Mathematics part.
  • The marking for the examination are as follows: Each correct response will get a score of +1 mark, incorrect response a score of -1/3 and NO credit will be given for the question not answered or marked for review.
  • Based on the result of the Entrance Examination, separate merit lists will be prepared for the General, Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
  • Method of Resolving Ties: In case of two or more candidates belonging to the same category obtaining equal marks, their merit will be determined as per the below order :
    • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology or Mathematics
    • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry
    • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Physics
    • Candidate older in age
  • The scheme of Entrance Examination for B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) is as under :
    • The examination will be conducted in English language only.
    • The selection of candidates will be made on a 2-stage performance evaluation as under :
      • Stage-I : Written Test
        • Candidate will appear for an entrance examination of 1.5 hours consisting of one paper containing 70 objective type (Multiple Choice) questions in the subjects of fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing including Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology, Obstetrics Nursing and Midwifery, Paediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and Professional Trends in Nursing.
      • Stage-II : Personal Assessment / Interview
        • On the basis of the merit list based on the marks secured in Stage-I, candidate 3 (three) times the number of seats will be invited for Personal Assessment by a Selection Committee. Total Marks will be awarded out of 30. The following factors will also be considered :
          • Past academic attainment in the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination
          • Past academic attainment in the Nursing examination
          • Performance as a Staff Nurse
    • Admission will be made on the basis of the aggregate marks secured by candidates in Stage-I & Stage-II.
    • If requisite number of SC or ST candidates are not available for the Personal Assessment round, then candidates belonging to SC and ST taken together will be invited. In case candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs are not available for Personal Assessment, then the number of candidates from the General category will be proportionately increased.
    • Method of Resolving Ties: In case of two or more candidates securing equal marks in all the 2 stages combined, their merit will be determined in order of preference as under :
      • Candidates securing higher marks in Stage-I
      • Candidates older in age

COUNSELLING

MBBS Course Counselling

Based on the result of the Competitive Entrance Examination, the following merit lists are prepared as below based on Percentile Scores :

  • Common Merit List : This is applicable to all the candidates under unreserved category. A reserved candidate will be considered on General Seat only if no relaxation of the eligibility level (i.e. % of marks) and at cut-off level in MBBS Entrance Examination is given. In other words, when a relaxed standard is applied in selecting SC/ST/OBC candidates, then they are to be counted against reserved vacancies only. Such candidates would be deemed as unavailable for consideration against the unreserved vacancies.
  • Scheduled Caste candidates list
  • Scheduled Tribe candidates list
  • Other Backward Classes candidates list

In each category i.e. General, OBC, SC and ST, the total number of candidates eligible to participate in the First Round of Online Counselling are 4 (four) times the number of seats available in each category. The Online Counselling for admission to MBBS course in AIIMS will be held through an automated process based on the choice exercised by qualified and eligible candidates.

The overall merit shall be based on the Percentile scores of the Total Raw Scores. The method adopted for breaking ties (similar Percentiles) shall be :

  • Biology : Higher Percentile scores in Biology will result in higher ranking
  • Chemistry: If Biology Percentiles do not break the tie, higher Percentile scores in Chemistry will result in higher ranking
  • Physics : If Biology and Chemistry Percentiles do not break the tie, higher Percentile scores in Physics will result in higher ranking
  • Age : If Biology, Chemistry, Physics Percentiles do not break the tie, the candidate elder by age will be ranked higher

B.Sc. Courses’ Counselling

The allocation of disciplines will be on merit basis through online counselling.

First and Second Rounds :

  • In each category the number of candidates for counselling will be 4 (four) times the number of seats advertised for B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing course and 8 (eight) times the number of seats advertised for other branches
  • The order of counselling will be General / ST / SC / OBC
  • The counselling will be done strictly by combined merit list

Final Open Round :

  • This round of counselling will be held in physical form
  • If requisite number of suitable candidates is not available to fill up the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the same will be filled by candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes and vice-versa
  • In case suitable candidates are not available from the two reserved categories, the vacant seats will be filled up by the candidates from the General category
  • In case suitable candidates are also not available in the OBC category, the same will be filled up by the candidates from the General category

Note:

  • Candidates will be allowed to change the institutions and subjects in all rounds
  • However in Final Open Round, any change of institution / subject will be allowed only after depositing the penalty amount in form of Demand Draft
  • The candidate who will confirm seat during counselling will have to go through biometric verification at the time of joining

Spot Counselling :

  • If seats are vacant even after open counselling, the seats will be filled by spot counselling at the respective AIIMS separately
  • This information will be given in newspaper and displayed on the website of respective AIIMS

ADMISSION

MBBS Course Admission

Selected candidates will have to report to the respective AIIMS to undergo medical examination by a Medical Board consisting of Faculty Members set up by the respective Institute. If, in the assessment of the Medical Board, a candidate is found medically unfit to the course, then he/she will be not admitted and the decision of the Medical Board shall be final.

Admitted candidates must attend the Orientation Programme and join classes as per the notified date. The admission of the candidates, who fail to join the course on the date stipulated in the letter of intimation, will automatically be cancelled and such seats shall then be offered to the candidates on the waiting list in order of merit in the same category.

Normally no candidate, Indian or Foreign, will be admitted to the MBBS course beyond 31st August of the year of the admission. No candidate except foreign nationals will be admitted under any circumstances beyond 31st August of the year of admission.

The candidates who are admitted after 31st August will be eligible for appearing in the First Professional Examination only with the next batch of students.

Candidates selected for admission to the MBBS course at the AIIMS after verification of their eligibility and offered admission should bring the following original certificates/testimonials/documents at the time of admission :

  • Certificate of having passed the 10+2 or equivalent examinations, showing the subject offered by him/her in the examination
  • Certificate from the Board from which he/she passed the High School/Higher Secondary Examination, showing his/her date of birth
  • Certificate/Mark sheet from the Board from which he/she passed the 10+2 or equivalent Examination showing that he/she has secured 60% or more marks (50% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability) in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Migration Certificate from the University/Board last attended
  • Applicable only to candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste/Tribe/OBC/PWBD Category :
    • SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority, with the community clearly mentioned
    • OBC Certificate issued by the competent authority, and the subcaste should tally with the central list of OBC
    • Certificate from prescribed authority showing that he/she belongs to Persons with Benchmark Disability Category

B.Sc. courses’ Admission

Successful candidates having a seat in the branches except B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) have to bring the following documents in original along with one set of self-attested copies at the time of admission :

  • Admit card issued by AIIMS, New Delhi for the entrance examination
  • High School/Higher Secondary certificate issued by Board/University showing the date of birth of the applicant
  • Degree/Provisional passing certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Detailed mark-sheets of the qualifying examination showing the marks secured by the applicant
  • Migration Certificate from the University/Board last attended by the candidate
  • ‘No objection Certificate’ if the candidate is already employed with Central/State Government/Public Undertaking
  • Physical Disability Certificate issued from a duly constituted and authorised Medical Board

Submission of Caste certificate by SC / ST candidates :

  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe should submit an attested copy of a certificate by the concerned authorities stating that the candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe in the prescribed format
  • The candidate will be required to submit an undertaking to the effect of his/her caste; the detection of any discrepancy in the caste certificate shall entail cancellation of registration

Submission of Caste certificate by OBC candidates :

  • Candidates applying under OBC category must possess valid OBC certificate issued by competent authority within last one year prior to the date of First Counselling
  • The sub-caste should tally with the Central List of OBC
  • Candidates who fail to submit a valid OBC category certificate will not be allotted seat in the OBC category; such candidates will be considered as unreserved strictly in the order of merit

Important:

The candidates selected for admission, except those selected for B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic), will have to undergo medical examination by a Medical Board consisting of faculty members of the Institute. If, in the assessment, a candidate is found medically unfit, he/she will not be admitted. The decision of the Board shall be final.

In addition to the above documents, applicants for B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) course must submit the following documents in original, along with a self-attested copy of each document, at the time of personal assessment:

  • Certificate of Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery
  • In case of male nurse beside being registered as nurse with State Nursing Council, he should have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and instead of training in Midwifery, training in any subject out of the following for a period of 6 months: i) Operation Theatre Techniques ii) Ophthalmic Nursing iii) Leprosy Nursing iv) TB Nursing v) Psychiatric Nursing vi) Neurological and Neuro Surgical Nursing vii) Community Health Nursing viii) Cancer Nursing ix) Orthopaedic Nursing; along with mark-sheets
  • Certificate of Registration as a Nurse and Midwife from the Indian Nursing Council/State Nursing Council
  • Certificate of physical fitness from Registered Medical Practitioner
  • ‘No Objection Certificate’ if the candidate is already employed with Central/State Government/Public Undertaking

AIIMS Admission prospectus of MBBS.

AIIMS Admission prospectus of B.Sc. courses.

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