AIAPGET 2020 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET) for admission to postgraduate AYUSH courses in India. The authority has announced the key dates for AIAPGET 2020 on August 21. As per the official notice, the entrance test of AIAPGET will be conducted on April 29, 2020. The online application form of AIAPGET 2020 will be released on January 1, 2020. Aspirants seeking admission to MD/MS/PG DIPLOMA Courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy system of medicine will have to fill the online application form of AIAPGET 2020 from until January 31. Candidates who will successfully submit the application will be issued the AIAPGET 2020 admit card on April 1 onwards. AIAPGET 2020 is a single computer-based test through which admission will be granted to all India seats and state quota seats offered in AYUSH Colleges, Institutions and Universities/ Deemed Universities of the country. The authority will declare the AIAPGET 2020 result on the official website on May 10.
The dates of AIAPGET 2020 counselling will most likely be declared after the declaration of result. Counselling for AIAPGET 2020 for the seats available under central quota, will be conducted by Ayush Admission Central Counselling Committee (AACCC). To fill the state quota seats, respective state counselling authority will conduct the counselling based on the merit, choice of subject, eligibility criteria, guidelines, domicile criteria, reservation criteria etc.AYUSH PG aspirants can check all the crucial details like important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, admit card and more in the article below.
Name of the Examination
All India Ayush Postgraduate Entrance Test
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Duration of exam
90 minutes (1 hour 30 mins)
Time of examination
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
All India Quota Seats
State Quota Seats
MD / MS / PG Diploma Courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy courses offered in AYUSH Colleges, Institutions & Universities/ Deemed Universities in India.
AIAPGET is the single test through which admission can be taken to MD/MS or PG Diploma course thus it becomes imperative to be aware of the important dates. Aspirants can check the dates in the table below.
Commencement of online registration
January 1, 2020
Last date to register
January 31, 2020
Last date of fee payment
January 31, 2020*
Last week of June 2020*
April 1, 2020
Date of examination
April 29, 2020
Publishing of Answer key
Last week of April, 2020*
Declaration of Result
May 10, 2020
All India counselling
To be notified
* dates are tentative
In order to appear for AIAPGET 2020, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria set by the authority. Aspirants can check the AIAPGET eligibility criteria 2020 listed below.
Candidates must possess a valid BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BSMS degree from a recognized institute.
Aspirants must have completed or are likely to complete the compulsory rotating one-year internship before September 30, 2020.
Candidates must have a provisional/permanent registration certificate of BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BSMS issued by the CCIM/ CCH/ state board, university or Deemed university.
Each candidate seeking admission in MD/MS or PG Diploma program will have to fill the application form of AIAPGET 2020 to be considered eligible for the entrance test. Before the filling AIAPGET application form candidates must read the information brochure and read the instructions to fill the form. Application form which does not comply with the instructions is liable to get rejected. The online registration form will open on January 1 and will remain open till January 31, 2020. Registered candidates will be issued the AIAPGET admit card 2020. Candidates will have to pay an application fee through debit card or net banking to successfully submit the application form. Candidates can check the category wise application fee in the table below.
SC/ST/PWD and Transgender
Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria will be issued the AIAPGET admit card 2020 on April 1. Candidates whose application form has been accepted by the authority will be able to download the AIAPGET admit card through the official website of NTA as it will not be sent via post. After downloading the admit card, it is important to verify the details printed on it. In case of a discrepancy, the exam authority must be immediately contacted. The admit card of AIAPGET is a crucial document which mentions the exam date, time and venue of the exam. Aspirants will have to report at the stipulated time period as mentioned in the admit card. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without AIAPGET 2020 admit card.
NTA has set up a country-wide Test practice Centre (TPC) for AIAPGET 2020 aspirants to give them first-hand experience of taking a computer-based test (CBT) before the exam. For this, 4000 schools, colleges with computer centres will be made available on all weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) from September 1, 2019. In the course of time, more computer centres will be added. This facility has been specially put in place for the benefit of candidates who belong to remote areas of the country. Candidates will not have to pay any fee as the TPC facility is being provided without charges. The mock test of AIAPGET 2020 will consist of question papers, answer keys of the previous year which will allow candidates to practice for the entrance test. Candidates will be able to access the mock test on the official website of NTA.
AYUSH PG aspirants should be aware of the scheme of examination which will familiarise them with the number of questions asked, time duration, scoring pattern etc. AIAPGET exam pattern 2020 will allow the candidates to prepare a well-rounded strategy which will be instrumental in cracking the entrance exam. Candidates can check the AIAPGET exam pattern in the table below.
Mode of Examination
Computer-Based Test (CBT)
1 hour 30 minutes ( 90 minutes)
Timing of the exam
Types of questions
Multiple choice questions with a single correct response
+4 for each correct answer-1 for every incorrect answer0 for unattempted questions
Medium of paper
Ayurveda -English and Hindi
Unani- English and Urdu
Siddha- English and Tamil
Homoeopathy - English only
Preparation for AIAPGET 2020 will be incomplete without knowing the syllabus of the entrance exam. The bulk of the questions are based on the subject and knowledge area taught at the graduate level of the respective discipline. Candidates can check the degree level syllabus of the discipline of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy in the table below.
Candidates must carry the AIAPGET 2020 admit card on the day of the exam and read the important instructions printed on it.
Along with the AIAPGET admit card, candidates are required to bring one passport size photograph and a government-approved photo ID card.
Candidates must report at the exam centre at least two hours before the commencement of examination to avoid any kind of last-minute hassle and help the exam conducting staff in the proper functioning.
Carrying Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed) or electronic devices in the exam centre.
Aspirants will not be allowed to enter the exam premises past 8:30 AM. Thus it is important that they reach accordingly as the registration desk will close 60 mins before the exam starts.
Upon entering the exam hall, candidates must take the assigned seat immediately. Sitting on any other seat will be considered as a case of unfair means and candidature will be cancelled.
Candidates are not allowed to leave the exam hall until the completion of AIAPGET 2020 exam duration.
Any kind of prohibited article found on the person of the aspirant will lead to disqualification from the examination.
NTA will publish the AIAPGET answer key 2020 on the official website which allows the candidate to estimate the probable score one has scored in the entrance exam. The answer key of AIAPGET 2020 will be displayed for a duration of three days wherein candidates will be able to challenge the answer key by paying an amount of Rs 1000 per challenged question. Prior to the declaration of result, the authority will also publish the record of responses given by the candidates in the exam. NTA holds the final authority on the acceptance and dismissal of questions challenged. Before publishing the result, final AIAPGET answer key will be uploaded for the candidates.
The exam conducting authority will release the AIAPGET result 2020 on May 10. The scores secured in the AIAPGET 2020 will be valid only for that particular year. The result of AIAPGET will be released in online mode. Based on the scores, NTA will prepare a combined merit list which bears the name of the candidate, father’s name, total marks, scores obtained, percentile secured, and All India Rank. A separate merit list will be published for each stream namely, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy. Candidates will be able to download mark sheet cum rank certificate from the official website right after the declaration of result. NTA holds the sole authority in the declaration of result and there is no provision for rechecking/re-evaluation or re-totalling of the result.
Along with the result, AIAPGET secretariat will also prepare a common merit list and will share it with the concerned authorities/States. Competent authorities will prepare their respective merit list in accordance with the rules applicable, regulations, reservation policy and their other criteria, for the counselling. The merit list of AIAPGET 2020 will include All India quota (Open/ other State) seats & State quota seats for AYUSH MD/MS/ PG diploma courses for admission in all AYUSH Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities.
AIAPGET Cutoff 2020 indicates the minimum marks which a candidate must secure in order to get admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses through AIAPGET 2020. The qualifying percentile for each category has already been released by the authority. In order to qualify AIAPGET 2020, candidates belonging to unreserved category must secure 50th percentile. For SC/SCT and OBC category candidates, the cut off percentile is 40. Candidates with benchmark disabilities will have to secure 45th percentile in order to qualify the exam. Candidates can check the category wise cut off in the table below.
The counselling for All India quota seats which includes seats in government, government-aided, private, Deemed Universities/ Central universities/ national institutes will be done by AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee (AACCC). Only those candidates who will qualify by securing the minimum required percentile will be invited to participate in the counselling of AIAPGET 2020.For state quota seats, counselling authorities of the concerned states/UTs/Universities will conduct the counselling based on AIAPGET merit, choice of subject and fulfilment of their eligibility criteria, guidelines, domicile criteria, applicable reservation policies, etc. Each institute will invite application from interested candidates to get admission to MD/MS courses in AYUSH.
Aspirants of AIAPGET 2020 must know about institutes which will be participating in the counselling procedure of AIAPGET. The authority releases the information brochure which contains the state-wise list of colleges/ institutes. Candidates can check the list of colleges enlisted in last year’s brochure for reference. To check the list of AYUSH PG colleges, Click here.
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