AIIMS PG 2021 Exam Replaced by INI CET

All India Institute of Medical Sciences postgraduate entrance examination 2020 ( AIIMS PG )

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Latest: AIIMS PG exam has been replaced by INI CET. Admission process for INI CET 2021 has begun.

Table of Contents
  1. What is AIIMS PG 2020 Exam?
  2. Highlights of AIIMS PG 2020
  3. Eligibility Criteria/ Qualification for AIIMS PG 2020
  4. AIIMS PG 2020: Important Dates and Events
  5. AIIMS PG Admission Process 
  6. AIIMS PG Exam Centres 2020
  7. AIIMS PG 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is AIIMS PG 2020 Exam?

AIIMS PG is conducted by AIIMS (All India Institute for Medical Sciences) for admission to MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, MDS. The exam is organised twice a year for filling seats in PG courses in AIIMS, located at New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. AIIMS PG entrance examination is conducted in an online mode and follows a negative marking system.

AIIMS PG 2020 Latest Updates

August 5, 2020: The open round of AIIMS PG 2020 counselling is being conducted online. Registrations for the open round of AIIMS PG counselling 2020 will be accepted till August 10, 5 pm. Read More   NEW  

Also Read: Open Round to be Conducted Online, Read Instructions Here   NEW  

July 30, 2020: Seat allotment list for the third round of AIIMS PG counselling 2020 has been released. Check here  

July 15, 2020: AIIMS PG 2020 seat allotment list for the second round of counselling released. 

June 30, 2020: AIIMS PG 2020 seat allotment list for the first round of counselling has been released. Check here  

June 24, 2020: Seat allotment list for the mock round of AIIMS PG 2020 counselling has been released. Choice filling for first-round begins on June 25. Read More 

June 21, 2020: Registrations for the mock/first round of AIIMS PG 2020 counselling have begun. 

June 18, 2020: AIIMS PG 2020 result has been announced. To check the result, click here

June 11, 2020: AIIMS PG 2020 exam was conducted successfully today. The authorities took all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the candidates. Read More 

Also Read: AIIMS PG 2020: Exam Analysis (by Students) 

June 5, 2020: AIIMS PG admit card has been released today. To download the admit card of AIIMS PG 2020, click here. 

June 2, 2020: AIIMS PG 2020 exam has been rescheduled to June 11. The AIIMS PG 2020 admit card will be released on June 3.

AIIMS PG 2020 exam was conducted on June 11, results for which were announced on June 18. The institute has now begun the admission/counselling process for AIIMS PG. Candidates who have qualified the examination can participate in the AIIMS PG 2020 counseling to secure a seat in the institute. 

To know more about the AIIMS PG examination 2020 read the complete article.

Highlights of AIIMS PG 2020

Name of the examination All India Institute of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Entrance Test
Commonly known as AIIMS PG exam
Competent Authority AIIMS, New Delhi
Frequency of the examination Biannual
Level of the examination Postgraduate
Mode of the examination Online
Type of questions MCQs (Objective type)
Courses offered MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, MDS
Number of test cities 68
Duration of the examination 3 hours

Eligibility Criteria/ Qualification for AIIMS PG 2020

All the candidates who wish to apply for the PG entrance test are advised to read the AIIMS PG eligibility criteria carefully. The requirements that a candidate must fulfil to be eligible for AIIMS PG are summarised in the table below:

  • Age limit: There is no age limit for the candidates who wish to apply for AIIMS PG 2020
  • Number of attempts: There is no cap on the number of attempts permitted
  • Nationality: A candidate who wishes to apply for the AIIMS PG exam can be an Indian National/OCI/ NRI/foreign national
  • Minimum qualification: He/she must possess an MBBS/ BDS degree from a recognised institute 
  • Minimum marks in the qualifying examination: General/OBC/general PWD category candidates must secure at least 55% in the qualifying examination. However, candidates who belong to SC/ST/SC PWD/ST PWD category need a minimum of 50% in their qualifying examination to apply for AIIMS PG 2020.

AIIMS PG 2020: Important Dates and Events

Event Date Salient Features

Basic registration for July 2020 session

27-Nov-2019 to 10-Feb-2020

Candidate registers using the PAAR facility

Edit window for basic registration form

17-Feb-2020 to 21-Feb-2020 Candidate can edit the details filled in the basic registration form
Provisional status for basic registration 23-Feb-2020 to 25-Feb-2020
  • This is the provisional status of the registered candidates
  • Status may change after the necessary modifications are made

Final status of basic registration

Second week of March 2020
  • The status indicated in this list will be final
  • Only those candidates who clear this stage can proceed for code generation 

Code generation for final registration

01-May-2020 to 08-May-2020  

System generates a Registration Unique Code (RUC) for every candidate

Final Registration 

01-May-2020 to 08-May-2020  

  • Candidate needs to enter the RUC to proceed
  • Save a copy of the filled application form for future reference

Admit card released online


  • Admit card was available on the official website
  • Candidate needed to log in to the registered account to download it

Exam day


  • Exam was conducted online
  • Duration of the exam was 3 hours

Results will be announced

  • Results was uploaded on the official website
  • Candidates who have cleared the exam can download the scorecard by logging into their registered accounts

Counselling starts


  • Counselling is being conducted online
  • There will be five rounds of counselling

AIIMS PG Admission Process 

The first stage of admission is AIIMS PG application form. The application form for the postgraduate entrance test needs to be filled online using the PAAR facility. The entire application process for AIIMS PG or PAAR process can be divided into several steps. The important steps have been enlisted below:

Steps in the PAAR Process

  • Creating Id
  • Basic registration
  • Checking for deficiencies
  • Correction of deficiencies
  • Registration accepted by AIIMS
  • Code generation
  • Final registration

The next stage is downloading the AIIMS PG admit card. The hall ticket or admit card of AIIMS PG was available online and candidates had to use the PAAR portal to download it. Next, the candidates had to appear for a computer-based entrance test which was meant to judge their abilities and aptitude. 

AIIMS PG result was announced for all the candidates who appear for the entrance test. AIIMS PG 2020 result was announced in an online mode. Candidates who have qualified the examination can download their scorecards by logging into their registered accounts on the official website of 

Next step is attending the AIIMS PG counselling. The entire process of counselling is online including the submission of documents. 

Exam Pattern for AIIMS PG 2020

The graphic below depicts important highlights of AIIMS PG Exam Pattern 2020:

AIIMS PG Exam Pattern

AIIMS PG Exam Centres 2020

The AIIMS PG exam is conducted across 68 cities divided among eight zones in the country. However, the number of exam centres for AIIMS PG 2020 were increased to 150 to ensure social distancing between candidates. Given below is the list of the previous 68 exam centres for AIIMS PG 2020.

AIIMS 2020 Exam Centers
Agartala Allahabad Bhilai Nagar Chandigarh
Ernakulam Hisar Hyderabad Jodhpur
Kolkata Kurnool Malappuram Mysuru(Mysore)
Noida Raipur Thiruvananthapuram Tirupathi
Agra Ambala Bhopal Chennai
Haldwani Guwahati Jaipur Gandhinagar
Kollam Lucknow Mangaluru (Mangalore) Nagpur
Panaji Ranchi Thrissur Udaipur
Ahmedabad Aurangabad Bhubaneswar Coimbatore
Greater Noida Hamirpur Amritsar Kannur
Kottayam Bhatinda Manipur Nellore
Patna Salem Tiruchirappalli Udupi
Ajmer Bengaluru Bilaspur Dehradun
Guntur Hubballi (Hubli) Jammu Karnal
Kozhikode Madurai Mumbai New Delhi
Pune Shillong Tirunelveli Vijayawada
Kurukshetra Shimla Sikkim Siliguri

Exam Day Guidelines for AIIMS PG 2020

  • It is mandatory for all test-takers to carry a valid photo identity proof with them on the day of the examination
  • Do not carry any electronics such as calculators, mobile phones, smartwatch, etc. on the day of the examination
  • AIIMS PG exam centres will not have provisions to keep bags or other valuables
  • Eatables/ beverages/ water bottles are not allowed inside the examination hall
  • Reach the examination hall at least an hour prior to the examination

AIIMS PG 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How many times is AIIMS PG entrance test conducted?

A. The examination is conducted twice a year in an online mode. AIIMS PG is conducted in the months of December and May for January and July sessions respectively. 

Q. How many seats are available through AIIMS PG 2020 examination?

A. According to the latest seat matrix released by the Institute, the total number of seats available through the AIIMS PG 2020 January session examination was 548.

Q. What is the application fee for AIIMS PG 2020?

A. The application fee for AIIMS PG 2020 for candidates belonging to general and OBC category is Rs 1500. For those belonging to the reserved category, the application fee for AIIMS PG 2020 is Rs 1200. Candidates who belong to the PWD category are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q. When will the registration for July 2020 session start?

A. The basic registrations for AIIMS PG 2020 July session started on November 27. 

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What rank is required for PG pharmacology in AIIMS Delhi?

Reply to Shubham Shinde

Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Candidate must have obtained at least 55% marks in aggregate for all categories including OBC/EWS (50% marks for SC/ST). Candidate must have completed the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating Internship/Practical training on or Before 31st Jan 2022.


Patel Dhruv

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

Ranks differ every year but your rank must be high to get a seat as it is AIIMS Delhi.

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