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Eligibility [MD/MS/M.Ch.(6 YRS)/DM (6 YRS)/MDS

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  • A candidate must possess MBBS degree for MD/MS and BDS degree for MDS courses of a University recognized by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India and must have completed the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating Internship/Practical training on or before 30th January, 2018 [As per DCI endorsement No.DE-130-2011/B-4978, dated 13.12.2011, candidature will be as per DCI Revised BDS Course (4th Amendment) Regulation-2011 published in Gazettee notification (Extraordinary) Part-III, Section-4, dated 9.12.2011]. Candidates who complete their internship after 30th January, 2018 are not eligible for Registration in this examination.
  • In case it is found that a candidate who does not fulfil the eligibility qualification / criteria (such as Internship Completion dates) has provided false information solely for appearing in the examination for practice purpose, the candidate shall be debarred from appearing in AIIMS Entrance Examination in future. Selected candidate will be verified against previously available data for further action as above.
  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum of the following marks in aggregate in all the MBBS/BDS professional examinations
    1. For candidates belonging to the SC/ST Categories 50% marks in aggregate
    2. For all other categories including OBC Category 55% marks in aggregate
    3. For OPH candidates the minimum aggregate as provided in (i) and (ii) for the category to which the candidate belongs shall apply.


The Entrance Examination shall be conducted through a Computer Based Test (CBT).

  • The examination shall be held on Sunday, 12th November, 2017
  • The duration of the examination shall be 3 hours (Three hours/ 180 minutes) for MD /MS Courses and 1.5 hours (One and a half hours /90 minutes) for MDS Courses.
  • The Online (CBT) Entrance Examination will be conducted in one shift:

Timing for MD / MS: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Timing for MDS: 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

  • The examination centres are tentatively proposed in 68 cities all over India


The Competitive Entrance Examination will have one paper in English consisting of
For MD /MS: 200 (Two hundred) Objective Type (Multiple Choice type) questions
For MDS: 90 (Ninety) Objective Type (Multiple Choice type) questions


  • The entrance test for MD/MS will consist of multiple choice questions covering all the subjects taught at M.B.B.S. level
  • The entrance test for MDS, will consist of multiple choice questions covering all the subjects taught at BDS level.


  • Each correct response will get a score of 1 mark.
  • Each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3 (minus-one-third).
  • No credit will be given for the questions not answered or marked for review (Questions marked for review shall be considered as unanswered.
  • Percentile scores are generated for the entire examination separately for MD /MS and MDS.

 If any discrepancy in any question is found in the Entrance Examination, the candidate is advised to write to Associate Dean (Exam), AIIMS, New Delhi – 110 608 within 24 hours on the following email: E-mail This mail will only be used for discrepancy related to question. However, for other query please mail on

In accordance with decision of the Governing Body, AIIMS dated 14 September 2013, the minimum cut-off necessary in the Entrance Examination to determine eligibility for admission is 50th Percentile.

Percentile scores are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination
Basically the marks obtained are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each group of examinees
The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW that particular Percentile in that examination.
The highest score is converted to a Percentile score of 100.
The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles
The Percentile Scores would be converted to 3 decimal places to avoid bunching effect and therefore reduce ties

The following is a further explanation of the interpretation of the scores in an examination with 100 candidates.

  • If candidate A’s Percentile score is 100, it indicates that amongst those who have taken the examination, 100% have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN the candidate A. It also indicates that no candidate has scored more that candidate A.
  • If candidate B’s Percentile score is 90, it indicates that 90% of the candidates who have taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate B. It also indicates that remaining candidates have scored more than candidate B.
  • If candidate C’s Percentile score is 50, it indicates that 50% of the candidates who have taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate C. It also indicates that remaining half of those who took the examination have scored more than candidate C.
  • If candidate D’s Percentile score is 30, it indicates that 30% of the candidates who have taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate D. It also indicates that remaining have scored more than candidate D.
  • If candidate E’s Percentile score is 1, it indicates that none of the candidates who have taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate E. It also indicates that all remaining candidates who took the examination have scored more than candidate.


The overall merit / ranking shall be based on the Percentile scores.
The method adopted for breaking ties (similar Percentiles) shall be:
(i) 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.
(ii) 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.


Merit list shall be prepared based on the Percentile Scores and applying the above method for resolving ties

Overall and Category-wise merit Lists shall be prepared accordingly.

(Please see the text for details and explanations)


Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT) / Online


Duration of Examination

MD /MS: 3 hours (Three hours / 180 minutes)
MDS: 1.5 hours (One hour and thirty minutes /90 minutes)


Date of Examination

Sunday, 12th November, 2017


Number of Shifts

01 (One)


Timing of Examination

MD /MS: 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
MDS: 02.00 PM to 03.30 PM


Location of Examination Centres

Tentatively 68 cities in India


Language of Paper



Type of Examination

Objective Type


Number of Questions

MD /MS: One Paper of 200 MCQ (Two hundred)
MDS: One Paper of 90 MCQ (Ninety)


Type of Objective Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: One mark (+)1
Incorrect Answer: Minus one-third (−)1/3
Unanswered / Marked for Review: 0


Method of Cut-Off

Percentile: 50th Percentile


Method of determining merit

Overallmerit by ranking of Percentiles


Method of resolving ties

Higher aggregate in all subjects in MBBS /BDS
Seniority by age


(i). 49.5% of the total Post-Graduate seats (15% for SC, 7.5% ST and 27% for OBC) excluding those for Sponsored/Foreign National candidates are reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer).

(ii) Reservation for the persons with Benchmark Disabilities/Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH)

For MD/MS:

  • As per provisions (Chapter VI Clause 32) of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act. 2016 Five percent of seats shall be reserved for persons (Indian nationals) with benchmark disabilities/Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH). The reservation will be provided on horizontal basis, as per their rank in order of merit in examination.
  • Vacant seat if any shall be offered to the candidate from the general/relevant category.
  • For MDS:

    As per 100-point roster, No seat is reserved for persons (Indian Nationals) with benchmark disabilities/Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH) for the JANUARY 2018 session.

  • Other Criteria for Orthopedic Physically Handicapped:

The candidate must possess a valid document certifying his/her physical disability conforming to judgment of Supreme Court of India i.e.:

  • With the approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India vide letter no. 18018/2/2009-ME(P-1) dated 17.02.2009 it has been decided that while providing reservation in admission to medical course in the first instance candidates with disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% shall be considered and in case candidates are not available of such candidates in that category then the candidates with disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% will also be considered for admission subject to the outcome in the Writ Petition (Civil) 184/2005-Dr. Kumar Sourav Vs. UOI and others pending in the Supreme Court of India.


a. The disability certificate should be issued by a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board of the State or Central Govt. Hospitals/Institutions.
b. The confirmed admission shall be given to candidate subjected to fitness on medical examination duly constituted by Medical board involving the faculty from relevant discipline.

For detailed distribution of seats, category-wise please see the tables in page 2 and 3.


  • By way of institutional preference the institutional candidates i.e. those who have graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi shall be preferred for admission against 50% of total MBBS seats of AIIMS of the open general seats without any discipline wise preference, in accordance with the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and subsequent judgment dated 07-05-2004 of the Supreme Court in Saurabh Chaudhary Vs. Union of India W.P. (C) No. 29 of 2003 and connected matters.
  • (Applicable to medical graduates of AIIMS New Delhi only for PG seats of AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • Any seat left vacant out of the AIIMS preferential seats or any other reserved seats shall be available to other open general category candidate in order of merit.


1. Each Junior Resident will be on contract service for a period of three years.

2. Original certificates of any candidate who opts for a confirmed seat will be retained in the Academic Section. The same will not be returned to the candidate before completion of the course unless he/she deposits a sum of Rs.3,00,000/- (Rupees Three Lakh only)once seat has been confirmed irrespective of the fact whether he/she joins the course or not. If any candidate who joins the MD/MS/MDS & M.Ch./DM (direct 6 years) courses, leaves the said course within six months of joining, he/she shall be liable to pay a sum of Rs.3,00,000/- (Rupees Three Lakh only) and any candidate who joins the PG courses and leaves after six months of joining shall be liable to pay a sum of Rs.5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh only) as compensation for losses incurred by the AIIMS due to such midstream departure. The salary for the month in which his/her resignation from the PG seat becomes effective, shall also stand forfeited.


  • Junior Residents/Demonstrators (three years tenure period) will be paid a sum of Rs.15600 + Rs.5400 Grade Pay + NPA and other allowances as admissible under the rules in the first year of the residency or revised pay scale as per 7th CPC as applicable.

  • A combined merit list of the sponsored/foreign national candidates will be made. Seats will be allotted purely on merit on the basis of performance in the Entrance Test. Detailed requirements for Sponsored/Foreign National candidates are given on next pages under the heading “IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL EXAMINATIONS”.

  • Duties and responsibilities of Junior Residents will be fixed by the Institute from time to time. They will be required to perform such work as may be needed in the legitimate interest of patient care in the hospital.

  • During the terms of employment, the Junior Residents/Demonstrators will be entitled to the leave calculated on pro-rata basis i.e. JR (Acad.) during the first year of their tenure they will be sanctioned leave for only that much number of days which they have already earned. These leave cannot be carried forward for the purpose of availing leave. However, can be accumulated for the purpose of leave encashment on completion of tenure. Junior Residents/Demonstrators are not entitled to any other leave except that mentioned above. The Residency Period as well as exam of residents, who avail leave over & above their entitlement, will be extended.

  • At the end of first six months of the admission, each Junior Resident will be assessed and, in case his/her performance is not found satisfactory, his/her registration may be cancelled.

  • The Junior Residents/Demonstrators registered for MD/MS/MDS course shall be required to get his/her plan of thesis protocol approved by his/her departmental faculty within 4 months of enrolment, and submit it to Academic Section. If a candidate fails to submit the thesis protocol within the prescribed period, his/her registration will stand cancelled. The last date for submission of thesis for the students registered for MD/MS/MDS degree will be 30th June for those appearing at the December examination and 30th November for those appearing at the May examination.

  • Internal assessment/progress report should be evaluated periodically by the faculty members of the concerned department on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of a candidate. The Head of the Department should send such an internal assessment/progress report of each candidate on regular basis i.e. six monthly and send to the Academic Section for official records. The weightage of the internal assessment/progress report i.e. 25% marks of the candidate will be added in his/her final examination