AIIMS PG Cutoff 2018

AIIMS PG CutoffAIIMS PG Cutoff 2018: AIIMS New Delhi, the governing body of AIIMS PG, has made it compulsory for candidates of all categories to score at least 50th percentile as necessary required cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018. The results of AIIMS PG 2018 January session were released in the form of rank-wise and roll-number merit lists on November 18, 2017. Only those candidates who cleared the cutoff, which is the minimum marks which must be scored by candidates appearing in the AIIMS PG exam, will be invited for the subsequent counselling sessions. In other words, a candidate is eligible for AIIMS counselling only when he/she attains a minimum of score as prescribed by AIIMS PG 2018 cutoff in their AIIMS PG 2018 Result. AIIMS prepares the merit list on the basis of candidates’ qualification status, i.e. one qualifies AIIMS PG exam by attaining AIIMS PG cutoff 2018 as per their overall score. Candidates can check in this article complete details about cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018, including important dates, minimum cutoff percentile requirement, method of resolving ties, etc.

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Important Dates for AIIMS PG Cutoff 2018


Candidates can check below important dates regarding publication of merit list and cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018.


Important dates for AIIMS PG 2018 Cutoff (January Session)

Exam Activity


Date & Time of AIIMS Entrance Exam

November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

Result Declaration and Merit list publication

November 18, 2017 (Saturday)

First Counselling

December 7, 2017 (Thursday)

Second Counselling

December 18, 2017 (Monday)

Open Counselling

February 23, 2018 (Friday)

Cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018: Minimum Percentile Requirement


AIIMS has earmarked its requirement for AIIMS PG 2018 cutoff in percentile format. Percentile scores don’t represent exact marks scored by a candidate, rather percentile represents one’s performance in an exam relatively to others who appeared in that examination. Cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018 has been stipulated at 50th percentile for all category candidates, by the governing body of AIIMS.

Method of AIIMS PG cutoff determination:


Minimum AIIMS PG 2018 cutoff required:

(for all categories)

50th Percentile

AIIMS PG Cutoff 2018: Method of Resolving Ties (In case of inter-se-merit)

AIIMS prepares both rank wise and roll number wise merit lists of qualified candidates, i.e. those who score at least minimum required percentile as prescribed by cutoff of AIIMS PG 2018. While preparation of AIIMS merit list, in case a tie situation arises such that two qualified candidates score exactly same overall percentile, then the tie will be broken and merit ranks of candidates will be determined in the following order of preference:  

  1. Total Aggregate Marks in MBBS/BDS Exam - Candidate with higher aggregate marks in MBBS/BDS examination will be placed higher in preference than the candidate with lower aggregate in MBBS/BDS.

  2. Age - In case tie persists even after applying above criteria, then candidates’ Date of Birth (DOB) will be considered. Older candidate will get preference over a younger candidate.

Highlights of AIIMS PG Cutoff 2018

If a candidate qualifies AIIMS entrance exam as per the declared AIIMS PG 2018 Result, i.e. obtain the required cutoff score of AIIMS PG 2018, it is not guaranteed that the qualified candidate will be considered for counselling process. Along with scoring AIIMS PG 2018 cutoff, it is important that a candidate also secure sufficient overall score as well. Whether or not qualified candidates will be able to make it to counselling process will depend on following factors, besides cutoff requirement and overall marks:


Institutional Preference in AIIMS PG 2018

AIIMS give ample consideration to its alumni in postgraduate admissions. As a way of institutional preference, AIIMS has reserved about 50% of its MD/MS/MDS general category seats for candidates who have graduated from AIIMS. In case a seat remains vacant from institutional preference quota, it will be put open to open general category candidates in order of their merit.


Reservation of Seats in AIIMS PG 2018

As per the reservation policy of AIIMS, it reserves 49.50% of seats for SC, ST and OBC candidates (excluding Sponsored/Foreign nationals belonging to SC, ST or OBC). Below given is the seat reservation matrix of AIIMS PG 2018:


AIIMS PG Seats Reservation


Percentage of Reservation

SC Candidates


ST Candidates


OBC Candidates


General + Sponsored or Foreign National Candidates


Candidates graduated (passed MBBS) from AIIMS




*For MD/MS courses, 5% of horizontal reservation will be given to OPH (Orthopaedic Physically Handicapped) candidates, in the order of their merit. This reservation will not apply for MDS courses.



AIIMS PG 2018 entrance exam was conducted on November 12, 2017 and the result of qualified candidates (those who score minimum required AIIMS PG 2018 cutoff) was declared on November 18, 2017. Candidates who will finally join MD/MS/MDS AIIMS degrees after AIIMS counselling will be called Junior Residents in the Clinical Disciplines and Junior Demonstrators in Basic Clinical Disciplines.


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