The dreams of Jawaharlal Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with a generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952. The AIIMS was finally created in 1956, as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. AIIMS is one of the most prestigious institutions in India. The institute aims at providing high standard of medical education and is an institution of national importance. AIIMS Exam is held for the admission of students to the MBBS course offered by the institution. The students have to secure very high marks in the Entrance Test in order to get admission in this institute.

Number of Seats

Total no. of seats is 377 in MBBS (General -37, SC-11, ST-5, OBC-19, Foreign National-5 and six new AIIMS each having with 50 seats i.e., 50 x 6 = 300 seats).
Note: For Indian Nationals, 3% reservation for orthopaedic physically handicapped shall be provided on horizontal basis, in the seats available.

Important Dates

  • Date of Entrance Examination:  1st June of every year
  • The Prospectus and application form is available on website: 1st week of March
  • Online Registration of Application on 1st week of March to 1st week of April
  • Last Date for applying On-line and closing of Registration 2nd April (up to 5.00 P.M.)
  • Declaration of Results latest by Mid July.

Qualification and Eligibility Criteria

  • He/She should be a Citizen of India.
  • The candidate should have attained the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on 31st December of the year of admission and above.
  • Candidates should have passed 12th Class examination under 10+2 Scheme or an equivalent examination of a recognized Board with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY.
  • Candidates who have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in 4 subjects of ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY are eligible for AIIMS test.
  • For SC/ST candidates 50% marks in aggregate of ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and BIOLOGY.


The Competitive Entrance Examination will be of 3½ hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 objective type (multiple choice and reason-assertion type) questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge. The distribution of questions is as follows:

No. of Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology (Botany and Zoology) 60
General Knowledge 20
Total 200

Incorrect responses will be given negative marks. Each correct response will get a score of (1) one mark and each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3 (minus-one-third). No credit will be given for the questions not answered. More than one response will be treated as wrong answer and negatively marked.

How to obtain Prospectus-cum-Application Form

Through On-line:

A candidate can submit application online through website: The candidate can pay fee through challan in any branch of SBI. The candidates are required to bring AIIMS copy of challan form at the time of Entrance Exam along with admit card and handover the same to the Invigilator failing which they will not be allowed to enter.

Through Off-line:

  • The Prospectus-cum-Application Form can also be obtained by Speed post/Registered post by sending a crossed Bank Draft of Rs. 1050/- for General / OBC and Rs. 850/- for SC/ST category drawn in favour of the “ACCOUNTS OFFICER (Exams), AIIMS-MBBS-2012”. The Bank Draft should be payable at New Delhi. Envelope containing Bank Draft should write “REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FROM FOR MBBS ENTRANCE EXAMINATION”.
  • Prospectus-cum-Application Formcan be obtained by hand against Bank Draft of Rs. 1000/- for General / OBC category and Rs. 800/- for SC /ST category drawn as specified above. The Prospectus is available on AIIMS website: and must be read carefully by the applicants before applying.

Exam Centre

Entrance Exam will be in Ahmedabad, Bangaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Raipur.

Important information regarding admission to the MBBS course of six new AIIMS

  • MBBS classes have been started from August-2012 in the six AIIMS like Institutions at Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh for session 2012.
  • The admissions to the MBBS course in these six AIIMS like Institutions have been conducted through the same entrance examination for admission to MBBS course in AIIMS New Delhi.
  • Candidates desirous of being considered for admission to any of these six institutions apart from AIIMS New Delhi should indicate their preference in the application form itself.
  • AIIMS would prepare a merit list and operate it first for filling its 72 MBBS seats both from general and reserved category candidates. Thereafter, the merit list would be operated for allotting candidates to the six AIIMS like Institutions in order of the candidate’s merit and preference.
  • The counseling and admissions for the six AIIMS like Institutions will be done by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Any dispute in regard to counseling and admissions will be dealt with by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • The admission notice in respect of six AIIMS like Institutions is tentative. In case, for any reasons whatsoever, MBBS courses are not commenced in the six AIIMS like Institutions in the session 2012, no right for admission shall accrue to any candidate who might apply for admission in response to this admission notice.
  • No liability of any kind whatsoever is pertaining to the MBBS course at these six AIIMS like Institutions and or admissions thereto shall devolve upon AIIMS, New Delhi.

AIIMS Notification

Applications are invited in the prescribed form for admission to MBBS Course commencing on Month of August. Entrance Examination will be held on Month of June. Application forms, complete in all respects, must reach AIIMS, New Delhi latest by Mid of March.

For enquiries relating to Entrance Examination please contact:
Assistant Controller (Exams)
Examination Section
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110029
Tel: 26589900, 26588500 Extn. 4971, 6421, 4499, 6422
Fax: 011 2658 8789

For enquiries relating to Counseling and Admission to Six new AIIMS, please contact from 1st July, 2012 onwards:
PMSSY Section, Room No.22 ‘A’ Wing,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi-110 011
Tel Fax: No- 011-2306187,