AIIMS MBBS 2018: Registration starts from Feb 5, Exam to be held on May 26 & 27
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AIIMS MBBS 2018 - The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, the exam conducting authority of AIIMS MBBS, has released the examination notification on February 1, 2018, on its official website. The online registrations for AIIMS MBBS will begin from February 5, 2018, and will continue till March 5, 2018. As per the notification, major changes have been introduced to the number of seats offered and the exam schedule of AIIMS MBBS 2018. For the first time ever, AIIMS MBBS will be conducted on two days, ie. May 26 and May 27, across a total of four shifts. Until 2017, the exam was held only on one day across two shifts. Also, from 2018 onwards, AIIMS MBBS will offer admissions to two more newly established AIIMS institutes – AIIMS Guntur and AIIMS Nagpur. The two new AIIMS institutes have been added to the list of existing seven AIIMS institutions. As a result, a total of nine AIIMS institutions have invited applications from aspirants, which comes as a good news for aspirants since it will increase the number of MBBS seats available in AIIMS.

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Declared as institutions of national importance, the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are much sought-after for MBBS admissions, with lakhs of aspirants applying each year from around the country. AIIMS is one of only two institutions, the other being JIPMER Puducherry, which are exempt from the ambit of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and are permitted to conduct their own MBBS entrance examinations.

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What’s new in AIIMS MBBS 2018?

  • Two new AIIMS campuses: This year onwards, two new AIIMS institutions, AIIMS Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and AIIMS Nagpur in Maharashtra, will offer MBBS examinations. This makes it a total of nine AIIMS institutions which will offer admissions for MBBS in 2018. Until last year, only seven AIIMS institutions used to offer admission for MBBS seats.
  • Increase in MBBS seats: Establishment of the two new AIIMS campuses also means that there will be an increase in the number of MBBS seats available in AIIMS. As per various media reports, both of the newly added AIIMS campuses, i.e. AIIMS Guntur and AIIMS Nagpur, will have an initial intake capacity of 50 MBBS seats each, which will give a jump of 100 MBBS seats offered by AIIMS. The addition of new seats will bring the total MBBS seats in AIIMS to 807 (from 707 last year), with 107 MBBS seats being offered by AIIMS New Delhi, 100 seats each by the AIIMS campuses in Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Rishikesh and Raipur and 50 MBBS seats each by AIIMS Guntur and AIIMS Nagpur.
  • To be held across two days for the first time: For the first time ever, AIIMS MBBS will be held in a total of four slots stretched across two days, ie. May 26 and 27, with two slots being conducted on each day. Until now, AIIMS MBBS was held on a single day in two shifts.


About the two new AIIMS institutions


With the participation of the two new AIIMS institutions, AIIMS Guntur and AIIMS Nagpur, the total number of operational AIIMS institutions in the country has now risen to nine, with the other seven being located in New Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Rishikesh and Raipur. 

As per media reports, the campuses of AIIMS Guntur and AIIMS Nagpur are still under construction. Therefore, it is expected that till the infrastructure and facilities are fully functional in the new campuses, the upcoming academic session will run from temporary campuses.

The 2018-19 MBBS academic session for AIIMS Guntur will temporarily begin from the campus of Siddharta Medical College, Vijayawada, until the permanent AIIMS campus at the neighbouring district of Guntur comes up. Similarly, the academic session of AIIMS Nagpur will begin operations from the campus of Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, until AIIMS Nagpur becomes operational.

News reports also claim that the newly established AIIMS institutions will offer an initial intake of 50 MBBS seats each, thus making it a total of 807 MBBS seats being offered by the nine AIIMS institutions.


AIIMS MBBS 2018 to be held on two days


Breaking away from convention, AIIMS MBBS 2018 will be held across two days - May 26 and 27, 2018 - instead of only May 27 as was finalized earlier. Therefore, the AIIMS entrance exam this year will be held in a total of four shifts, with two shifts being held on each day. The increase in the number of days and shifts of AIIMS MBBS 2018 indicates that there will also be an increase in the number of aspirants appearing for the exam compared to previous years. As per media reports, more than 2 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for AIIMS MBBS exam in 2018.

By extension, the normalization procedure for determining the cutoff or qualifying percentile of AIIMS MBBS will be determined by comparing percentile scores of four shifts instead of two.


Important Highlights of AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Notification

  • AIIMS MBBS 2018 Application FormAs per the official notification, online registrations of AIIMS MBBS 2018 will begin from February 5, 2018 (Monday) and will remain open for one month with the last date and time to fill the application form of AIIMS MBBS 2018 being 5.00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018.
  • AIIMS MBBS 2018 EligibilityIn order to become eligible for AIIMS MBBS 2018, candidates who have passed or appeared or are appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination will be required to get at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/OPH category candidates) in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together.
  • Date and Time of ExamAIIMS MBBS 2018 will be conducted in online mode across two days, ie. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018. On each day, AIIMS MBBS will be held in two shifts with the morning shift between 9.00 AM and 12.30 PM and the afternoon shift between 3.00 PM and 6.30 PM.


Detailed information about the newly added seats and exam pattern of AIIMS MBBS 2018 will soon be released through the official prospectus of AIIMS MBBS, expected on February 5, 2018.

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Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Your code will be 03 because you completed your PUC from Karnataka. Code 03 says: The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.

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I opted for EWS category in neet application form but my ews certificate will be made in march. So will i be eligible for ews catagory? plzz answer!!

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Rishabh, NTA clearly mentions that what you enter in the Application form is completely in your jurisdiction and NTA will neither entertain nor make any corrections in the application form at any cost.  Which means that by any chance if your EWS certificate doesn't come through you will not be considered under General Category. You will be still considered as a Candidate belonging to EWS Category. And if you fail to submit the relevant document during document verification your admission might stand cancelled. Having said this, as you said that your EWS certificate might come in March and the exam is due in June, you still have time to get the certificate done. You will need the certificate atleast by the time of counselling and document verification.


Hello Sir / Madam Im a neet aspirant for 2020 . My category is OBC and (PwD) 40 percentile (visual disability.) How much Marks should I score to get into MBBS/BDS in a preferably good medical college? Regards

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. Now the cut offs are different for All India Counselling and State Counsellings. States like Delhi, Jharkhand, Tamilnadu and Biihar have relatively higher cut offs than States like Meghalaya, Assam, Karnataka, etc. But in general if you are opting for All India Counselling, you will need atleast 550-575 for a seat in a decent College even in mop up round. Under State Counselling, you will need nothing less than 525-550. This again depends on the State you belong to.


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Pooja Kaushik 28th Jan, 2020
Hi Arsh,
If there is any problem regarding your signature , you will immediately be notified by NTA through a mail.
So if you have not received a mail,it is not at all a problem but in case of you have received any mail regrading this then re upload your signature with black pen.

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