AIIMS PG 2020: Exam Date, Eligibility, New MCQ Pattern

The final registration process for the January 2020 session admission to the various postgraduate medical courses offered by the All India Institute of Medical Science- AIIMS has begun. While the AIIMS PG registrations are about to end, there is no time for error. In this blog post, marrow presents to you the complete details regarding the AIIMS PG 2020 examination.

Eligibility Criteria

It is important to check the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form*. 

  • Candidates must possess an MBBS degree from a Medical Council of India recognized institution.
  • The candidate must have completed a one-year internship on or before 30th July for July session & 30th Jan for January session.
  • Applicants from General Category are required to have a minimum of 55% aggregate in MBBS, while the candidates belonging to SC/ST category are required to have scored an aggregate of 50%.

*The eligibility of the candidate in respective category for the course will be determined on the last date of submission of the registration form

Examination Fee

The candidates are required to deposit the following amount as the registration fee for appearing in the exam. 

General / OBCRs.1500/-+Transaction Charges as applicable
SC/ST/EWSCategoryRs.1200/-+Transaction Charges as applicable
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities [PWBD] Exempted for payment of Application/ Examination Fee

*The payment shall be done through Debit /Credit Card/Net Banking only. 

AIIMS PG 2020- Application Form Dates

AIIMS PG online registration06.05.2019 to 27.08.2019
Status of Basic Registration & last date for correction for rejected images03.09.2019 to 09.09.2019
Final Status of Accepted Basic Registration16.09.2019
Date for Generation of Code (only for accepted Basic Registration candidates)16.10.2019
Uploading Prospectus including seat position for Sponsored and Foreign National candidates24.09.2019
Final Registration for completion of other details27.09.2019 to 11.10.2019
Date for checking the status of Final Registration: Accepted & Rejected with reasons.23.10.2019
Last date for submission of required documents for Regularization of Rejected Application.29.10.2019
Last date of receiving the application form duly recommended & forwarded with “NO OBJECTION”from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India for Foreign Nationals to apply & appear in the AIIMS PG Entrance Examination January 2020session29.10.2019
Last date for submission of Sponsored Certificate29.10.2019
Date of Examination17.11.2019
Expected date of declaration of Result22.11.2019

Important Instructions

  • The candidates should fill the online application form available on the official website of AIIMS. 
  • Candidate should fill the Online Application form correctly. Incorrect application forms may be rejected.
  • The Institute will not be responsible for any cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. as a consequence of incorrectly filled application form.
  • No candidate should register more than once.
  • All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature/Left Thumb Impression is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of applications.
  • Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in the cancellation of all such applications. No intimations regarding such summary rejections will be provided. 

AIIMS PG 2020 New MCQ Pattern

The AIIMS PG exam will be conducted in the online mode. The Questions for MD/MS/MDS Entrance Examinations are of objective type and consists of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The New MCQs shall be of the following types:

1.Single Best Answer TypeEach question/statement shall have four alternatives/statements of which, only one best response is to be selected /marked.
2.Multiple True-False TypeEach question shall have a stem followed by five alternatives/ statements and every alternative/ statement will have to be marked as either True or False.
3.Match the Following TypeEach question shall have two columns with four items in one column (A) that need to be matched appropriately with the best alternative available in the next column(B).
4.Sequential Arrangement TypeEach question shall have a list of items that need to be arranged sequentially or in order as indicated.
5.Multiple Completion TypeEach question/statement shall have four alternatives/statements of which one or more may be correct and need to be marked using the following key:
(1) If a, b, c are correct
(2) If a and c are correct
(3) If b and d are correct
(4) If all four (a, b, c, & d) are correct.
6.Reason Assertion TypeEach question shall have two statements: Assertion(A) and Reason(B) connected by the term “because”.The answers should be marked appropriately.
7.Extended Matching Items / Questions(EMI /EMQ)Each EMI /EMQ will broadly have the following components.
1) Theme & Focus
2) Answer option list
3) Lead-in question
4) Scenarios or Vignettes. The candidate should select the best possible answer from the Answer Option List. 

Marking Scheme

The percentile score for MD/MS/MDS exams will be generated separately. Questions marked for review will be considered as unanswered and no marks will be allocated for unanswered/marked for review questions. 

Type  Correct Wrong Marked for review Not answered
Single Best Answer Type+1 mark-⅓ mark00
Multiple True-False Type+⅕ mark-⅕ mark00
Match the Following Type+¼ mark-¼ mark00
Sequential Arrangement Type+1 mark-1 mark00
Multiple Completion+1 mark-¼ mark00
Reason Assertion+1 mark-¼ mark00
Extended Matching**+½ mark-½ mark00

* For each alternative/response in the MCQ** If Two Scenarios in each question


The AIIMS PG 2020 entrance examination for MD/MS will consist of multiple-choice questions covering all the subjects taught at M.B.B.S.level.

AIIMS PG 2020 Overview 

Name MD/MS All India Institute of Medical Sciences Examination
Conducting Body All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
FrequencyTwice a year (Jan/Jul)
Official Website
Exam LevelNational Level
CenterAll India (64 centres)
Exam ModeComputer-based test
Examination LanguageEnglish
Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Questions200
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Correct responsesSingle/Multiple
Negative Marks Yes

Minimum Cut-off

According to the decision of the governing body, the minimum cut-off necessary in the Entrance Examination to determine eligibility for admission is 50th Percentile. 

Tie Breaker Criteria

The overall merit will be based on the percentile scores. If two or more candidates obtain the same marks, the merit will be determined based on the following methods;

1. Candidates obtaining higher aggregate marks in all the MBBS/BDS professional examinations shall be placed higher than candidates with lower aggregate marks in MBBS/BDS professional examinations. 

2. In case there is still a tie, after step (i) above, according to age (Date of birth), the older candidate shall get preference over the younger one.

For complete information regarding AIIMS PG 2020, kindly visit the official website of AIIMS.

Marrow wishes all the aspirants good luck for the preparations and exams.

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  1. Drsonam says:

    Thank you marrow team.

  2. Drsonam says:

    Thank you to all the teachers of marrow team…

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