AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Analysis
Somesh S Menon, 27 May 2018, #AIIMS MBBS
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AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Analysis - The AIIMS MBBS 2018 entrance exam has been conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi on May 26 and May 27 at approximately 155 centres across India. AIIMS MBBS exam analysis 2018 by candidates who took the exam on May 26 and May 27 in the morning and afternoon sessions has been made available here.

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Held in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT), AIIMS MBBS will offer admissions to 800 MBBS seats across 9 AIIMS institutions in the country which includes the newly added AIIMS Guntur and Nagpur. Around 3 lakh candidates have appeared for the national level medical entrance exam which was held in four shifts for the first time, with the morning one being held between 9.00 AM and 12.30 PM and the forenoon one being held between 3 PM and 6.30 PM, on both days.

In this article, candidates can find the AIIMS MBBS 2018 exam pattern and exam analysis, to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam and the type of questions that were asked.


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AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Pattern

Before going through the analysis, the candidates can check here the AIIMS exam pattern to gain an insight of the important details like the total number of questions from each section and marking scheme.

  • Duration of the exam: 3.5 hours (210 minutes)

  • 200 objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked in the entrance exam from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Thinking sections.

  • Candidates will be awarded one mark for each question and 1/3 marks will be deducted for submitting an incorrect response. This implies that the exam is held for a total of 200 marks.

  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology section will carry 60 marks each whereas General Knowledge and Aptitude & Logical Thinking section will carry 10 marks each. The medium of the exam will be either English or Hindi depending on the choice of the candidates.

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Question Paper Pattern


Number of Questions







General Knowledge


Aptitude & Logical Reasoning




AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Analysis for May 26


As per students

The test takers of AIIMS MBBS 2018 across both sessions of the first day rated the overall difficulty level of the paper as being moderate to tough, with many saying it was easier than they expected. As per majority of the candidates, Biology was the easiest section of the paper as maximum questions were from NCERT books. Candidates found Physics to be the toughest as the questions were calculation intensive and tricky, which consumed time. Chemistry was moderate with questions from the known areas.

  • According to the exam analysis of AIIMS MBBS 2018 as given by the test-takers of the first and second shifts on May 26, Physics section was the toughest section of all. The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. The questions were calculative and most of the questions under Physics section came from Thermodynamics, mechanics and Electrodynamics.

  • The questions under Physics were time-consuming so the candidates appearing in the forthcoming slots were advised to attempt other sections in the starting.

  • Biology was the easiest section and most of the questions were from NCERT textbooks of Classes 11 and Class 12. Overall, candidates found the questions from Botany to be easier than Zoology. In Botany, most questions were asked from Plant Physiology, Genetics and Biotechnology. Human Physiology formed the largest portion of Zoology.

  • Last year, Chemistry was considered to be the easiest amongst the three sections of AIIMS MBBS. This year, the Chemistry section was moderate and the maximum number of questions were from coordination compounds. The organic part was lengthy.

  • The questions under General Knowledge section were inclusive of current affairs and politics, such as ‘Who is the Lok Sabha speaker?’.

  • Aptitude and Logical Thinking section included mathematical questions related to topics like profit and loss.

  • The candidates did not face any technical glitches. Even the frisking was smoother as compared to NEET. As expected, the NEET question paper was considered easier than the AIIMS MBBS 2018 question paper by many candidates.

  • Candidates in the afternoon shift on the first day found Assertion-Reason questions trickier in comparision, particularly Physics, as per the common opinion. Questions from semiconductors were predominant.

  • Biology comprised more questions from Botany with the curve leaning towards questions from micropropagation. The global warming gases diagram was among the questions asked.

  • Chemistry focussed more on the organic part of the syllabus.

  • General awareness questions according to the candidates were on the easier side, including 'Who is the Chief Justice of India?'.

As per experts

Allen Kota and Resonance are two of the prominent coaching institutes which have released useful material with regard to the exam analysis of AIIMS MBBS 2018 and the questions asked. According to the experts, the paper was moderate. Physics proved to be the toughest section while Biology and Chemistry was average.


Exam Analysis of Day 1 by Allen Kota

According to Brajesh Maheshwari, Director of Allen Career Institute, each section of AIIMS MBBS comprised 40 objective type questions and 20 Assertion Reason questions. 20 questions were asked from General Knowledge and Aptitude.

Physics – The Physics section was the toughest for almost all candidates. Quite a few students used the screen calculator in some of the questions. Many questions required the use of logic and some creative questions were asked which consumed time. Students who had prepared through conceptual study did not face many problems and found the Assertion Reason questions to be relatively easy.

Biology – The Biology section was the easiest for almost all candidates with questions coming primarily from the NCERT. Some questions also involved diagrams. An equal number of Botany and Zoology questions were asked and very few questions were confusing.

Chemistry – The Chemistry section was considered to be moderate. Many candidates however complained about the confusing language used in some of the questions which made it diffcult to know what logic could be applied. The questions were mainly from NCERT texts. The Assertion Reason questions were not difficult or time-confusing.

Aptitude & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge - The questions in this section primarily revolved around current affairs, logical reasoning and riddles. The GK questions included name of Lok Sabha Speaker, meaning IMEI number and Mobile Signal Recognition. No questions from history were asked.


Questions and Answers for Day 1 (Session 1) by Resonance -

Resonance Classes have published 154 out of the 200 questions that were asked in AIIMS MBBS morning session on May 26. Answers and solutions to the same have also been provided. As per the institute, the questions were collected from appearing students based on their memory. Students should note that the actual options that appeared in the question paper of AIIMS MBBS may be different to that shared by Resonance and some of the questions may also vary.


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AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Analysis for May 27


As per students and experts

With 2018 being the first time that AIIMS MBBS was held on a second day, candidates were unsure about what to expect from the question paper and how different it would be from the morning and evening shifts on the first day. As per the initial reports, the overall pattern of the paper was the same, with Physics proving to be difficult and Biology easiest. The topics from which questions were asked in the second day shifts varied considerably from the first day. For example, while the first day Chemistry questions comprised many from Organic chemistry, the second day had more from Physical chemistry.


A detailed analysis of the AIIMS MBBS question paper on May 27 will be provided here as soon as it is made available.


Expected Cutoffs in AIIMS MBBS 2018

AIIMS MBBS 2018 is considered to be a lot more competitive as compared to NEET and JIPMER MBBS, by students and experts alike. This is mainly because around 3 lakh candidates are competing for only 800 MBBS seats on offer in nine AIIMS institutions.

In order to qualify for admission, candidates must pass AIIMS MBBS 2018 with at least 50% marks (45% for OBC and 40% for SC/ST).

As per the students who cleared AIIMS MBBS entrance last year and experts’ opinion, a score of above 150 in AIIMS can give aspirants a solid ground to secure a seat in AIIMS. It should be noted that the number of seats on offer through AIIMS MBBS has increased this year and this might lead to a lowering of required cutoffs.

Since AIIMS MBBS never discloses the marks obtained by the qualifying students, the only point of reference is to see the available percentiles. However, most experts and former toppers agree that a score of 150 plus can lead to a rank within the top 100 and increase chances for admissions.


For AIIMS MBBS 2018, the following mark ranges can be considered sufficient for admissions -


Expected Cut off marks

General Candidates

150+ out of 200


130+ out of 200


115+ out of 200


105+ out of 200


A total of 4905 candidates cleared AIIMS MBBS 2017 and were selected for admissions out of the around 2 lakh candidates who appeared. The qualifying percentile for the General Category last year was 99.0014978, for OBC it was 97.4205359 and for SC/ST it was 94.1220114.


Cut off ranks from AIIMS MBBS 2017

While AIIMS New Delhi doesn’t release the marks of the candidates with the results, it releases their subject-wise and overall percentile scores along with All India Ranks (AIR). Given below are the last year closing ranks for AIIMS MBBS exam, which were sufficient for admissions in various AIIMS Institutions -


AIIMS MBBS Closing Ranks (Last Year)

AIIMS Institution





AIIMS, New Delhi





AIIMS, Bhopal





AIIMS, Bhubaneswar





AIIMS, Jodhpur





AIIMS, Patna





AIIMS, Raipur





AIIMS, Rishikesh





AIIMS, Guntur

Newly Added AIIMS Institutions (From 2018 onwards)

AIIMS, Nagpur


AIIMS 2018, like the preceding versions of the exam, will also use a normalization procedure to determine cut-off corresponding percentiles taking both the morning and evening slots across the days days into account. As per officials, if the percentiles for all four shifts turn out to be unequal, then the lower of the four will be the eligible category-wise cut-off. The Merit List for AIIMS MBBS 2018 will be prepared by the examination authority AIIMS New Delhi as per the marks secured by candidates in their respective categories in the exam. Only those candidates who clear the category wise cut offs will be eligible for a place in the AIIMS MBBS Merit List.


The AIIMS MBBS 2018 Result will be declared on June 18 in online mode.

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