• AIIMS PG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences Post Graduate Entrance Exam)
  • Exam Mode : Online
Exam was on
17 Nov 2019

AIIMS PG Overview

AIIMS PG – All India Institute of Medical Sciences Post Graduate Entrance Exam is a national level exam held for admission to MD, MS, MCh and MDS Programs. The exam is conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. AIIMS PG is conducted twice a year in the months of November and May for admission to the January and July sessions. Candidates qualifying in the AIIMS PG entrance exam are eligible for admission to the seven AIIMS institutes in the country offering the above-mentioned postgraduate courses. AIIMS PG 2020 aspirants can find all the relevant information about the entrance examination including important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application form, admit card, result, cut-off and counselling in the article below.

AIIMS PG 2020 Important Dates

AIIMS, New Delhi has released the notification along with important dates for AIIMS PG 2020 January session. Candidates can check the AIIMS PG 2020 important dates in the table below. Knowledge about the important dates of AIIMS PG 2020 will allow the candidates to keep track of all the essential exam-related events.




Registration Process Starts


6th May, 2019

Last Date of Registration Process


27th August, 2019

Completion of the Application Process


27th October, 2019

Availability of Admit Card


1st week of November 2019



17th November, 2019



22nd November, 2019

AIIMS PG 2020 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for AIIMS PG Entrance Test, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting authority. Candidates not meeting the required eligibility criteria will not be issued admit card for AIIMS PG 2020 entrance examination. The required eligibility criteria for AIIMS PG 2020 exam is provided below.

  • All candidates are required to have completed one year of rotating internship on or before 30th January, 2020.
  • Candidates aiming for AIIMS PG 2020 belonging to the General Category are required to have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate in MBBS, while those from SC/ST category are required to have scored an aggregate of 50%.

For MD/MS Course

  • Candidates need to have an MBBS Degree from a University that is recognized by The Medical Council of India.

For MDS Course

  • Candidates need to have a BDS Degree from a University that is recognized by the Dental Council of India.

AIIMS PG 2020 Application Process

AIIMS PG 2020 aspirants will be required to fill in the application form to appear in the entrance examination. In order to fill the AIIMS PG Application Form successfully, candidates need to complete the following steps:

Step 1: Online Registration – Candidates need to click on the ‘New Registration’ button and provide the requisite details

Step 2: In the next step, candidates will have to enter their personal and academic details and then click on the ‘Save & Proceed’ button.

Step 3: Application Fee Payment – After filing the application form with relevant details candidates will have to make the application fee payment. Candidates can pay the fee either through net banking or through debit/credit cards. 

  • AIIMS 2020 Application Fee

AIIMS PG 2020 application form fee is Rs. 1500/- for the General and OBC categories, and Rs. 1200/- for SC/ST categories. Candidates belonging to OPH/differently-abled categories are exempted from paying the AIIMS PG 2020 application fee. 

Step 4: Selecting Exam City and Uploading Documents – In the next step, candidates will have to choose an exam center as per their preference and then upload the scanned images of necessary documents in the following format and specifications:

Scanned Images

File Format



Left Hand Thumb Impression


10 - 50 KB

43mm X 43 mm



50 - 100 KB

35mm X 45 mm



10 - 50 KB

63mm X 63 mm

Step 5: Print Application Form – In the last step, candidates must take a printout of the duly filled application form for future reference.

AIIMS PG 2020 Exam Centers

The exam centres of AIIMS PG 2020 are expected to be located in 64 cities across India. AIIMS PG 2020 exam centres are broadly divided into eight different zones. Candidates are required to choose their preference of the exam centres for AIIMS PG 2020 while filling out the application form. AIIMS, New Delhi will allot the AIIMS PG 2020 exam centres to the candidates on a first-cum-first-serve-basis. The zones where AIIMS PG 2020 exam will be conducted include the following cities:

Zone 1

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh and Punjab


Zone 2


Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Zone 3


Assam, Tripura, West Bengal 

Zone 4


Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Zone 5

Goa and Maharashtra

Zone 6


Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha

Zone 7


Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

Zone 8


Kerala and Tamil Nadu

AIIMS PG 2020 Admit Card

Those candidates who have successfully filled the AIIMS PG application form will be able to download the admit card from the official website. Candidates will have to enter their application number and password to view and download the admit card. The AIIMS PG Admit Card will comprise the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Candidate’s Photo and Signature
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Day instructions
  • Exam Venue and Reporting Time

It is mandatory for every candidate to bring their admit card along-with a photo identity proof such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card or Voter ID card at the time of exam.

AIIMS PG 2020 Exam Pattern

The AIIMS PG 2020 Exam will be conducted in Online Mode. As per the new exam pattern of AIIMS PG 2020, the time duration for both the MD/MS Exam and MDS Exam will be of 3 hours. All the questions will be asked in MCQs format.  The total number of questions in the MD/MS and the MDS exam is 200. The medium of exam for both the papers will be in English. The marking scheme of the AIIMS PG 2020 exam has been described in detail below.

Question Type

Marking scheme

Single best answer type

1 mark for correct answer

-1/3 for an incorrect answer

Multiple true-false type

1/5 mark for each alternative/statement

-1/5 for each incorrect alternative/statement

Sequential arrangement type

1 mark for full correct sequence

-1 mark for an incorrect sequence

Match the following type

1/4 mark for each response

- 1/4 for every wrong attempt

Reason assertion type

1 mark for correct answer

-1/4 mark for a wrong answer

Multiple completion type

1 mark for a correct option

-1/4 will be deducted for wrong option

Extended matching items/questions

1/2 mark for each scenario

-1/2 for every incorrect number of scenarios

AIIMS PG 2020 Exam Syllabus

MBBS and BDS graduates aspiring for AIIMS PG 2020 must familiarize themselves with the syllabus for the entrance examination. This will help them to formulate their preparation strategy and prepare for the test accordingly. The list of detailed syllabus of AIIMS PG Exam is presented below:

Syllabus for Doctor of Medicine

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Biophysics
  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Pathology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
  • Physiology
  • Radio-Diagnosis
  • Radiotherapy

Syllabus for Master of Surgery

  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

Syllabus for Master of Dental Surgery

  • Orthodontics
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics

AIIMS PG 2020 Result

AIIMS PG 2020 result for the January session will be declared on 22nd November 2019. The results are declared online on the official website of AIIMS. Candidates need to visit the website, click on the AIIMS PG Result link. After clicking on the link, a PDF file will appear where they need to search their name and check their results. The Overall and Category-Wise Merit Lists will be prepared accordingly.

AIIMS PG 2020 Cut-off

The cut-off of AIIMS PG 2020 exam is the minimum score necessary to qualify in the exam. All candidates are required to secure a minimum of 50 percentile in the AIIMS PG 2020 entrance test irrespective of their category.  Candidates will be called for counseling process will based on the cut off of AIIMS PG 2020. Soon after the results are declared, the combined merit list will be announced by AIIMS. Candidates who qualify the AIIMS PG exam and whose name appears in the merit list will be eligible for counseling. The short-listed individuals will also be notified via SMS and Email.

Colleges accepting AIIMS PG Score

The scores of AIIMS PG 2020 exam are accepted by the AIIMS institutions spread across the country which include:

  • AIIMS New Delhi
  • AIIMS Bhopal
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  • AIIMS Jodhpur
  • AIIMS Rishikesh
  • AIIMS Patna
  • AIIMS Raipur

AIIMS PG - Similar Exams

The list of similar exams as AIIMS PG is as follows:


AIIMS PG - Conducting Body

AIIMS PG is conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


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