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AIIMS INI CET 2023: Exam Date, Application Form (Ongoing), Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Pranav Mishra on 27 Mar, 2023 12:26

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About INI CET 2023 July Session (Code Generation and Final Registrations Ongoing)

INI CET 2023 registration and basic candidate information filling was held between March 7-25, 2023. Students were allowed to fill in their INI CET application 2023 and submit details accordingly. Meanwhile, code generation and final registrations will be held until April 10, 2023. The INI CET 2023 admit card will also be published on the AIIMS website on May 1, 2023.

INI CET 2023 exam for July session is scheduled to be held on May 7, 2023. The result notification will be out by May 13, 2023, for candidates' reference. INI CET 2023 exam is held by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Delhi, to fill 977 seats in various PG courses such as Doctor of Medicine (MD),Master of Surgery (MS)Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)Doctorate of Medicine (DM), and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh).

Meanwhile, INI CET 2024 exam date for January session has been published. The test will be held on November 5, while the result will be out by November 11, 2023. The full form of INI CET is denoted as the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test. It assesses students' skillset and their subject knowledge. The INI CET 2023 conducts the entrance exam biannually, i.e., in January and July.

Candidates can refer to this article to know more about INI CET 2023 exam dates, application process, admit card details, result declaration, counselling, and more.

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INI CET 2023 Application Form Filling Process

Unlike other exams, the INI CET 2023 application form-filling process is slightly different. It is segregated into 3 major sections:

Basic Registration:

In this step, candidates need to fill in all the basic information on the official site of AIIMS INI CET 2023. You’ll have to sign up and create a registration ID as well as password for your candidature. Then, you will have to upload images of several documents on the portal itself. Make sure every little detail is clearly visible and is a replica of the generalized specifications provided.

Code Generation:

After your basic registration is completed, you’ll have to wait and keep checking your INI CET 2023 application status on the dashboard. When it gets approved, candidates can log in to the portal and generate a code. This code will be your RUC (Registration unique code) for the next process. Do note it down without fail. 

Final Registration:

Once you have your RUC, your INI CET application status will move to the final stage where you will have to pay the application fee, choose an exam center, and more. After completing all these steps, your INI CET 2023 application form will be finally completed. 

INI CET 2023 Application Fee

INI CET 2023 Application fee has be submitted online only. Students can use their Credit card, Net Banking, Debit card, UPI, and Paytm payment gateways for successful fee transactions.

The detailed application fee of INI CET exam for the different candidates is mentioned here:

Caste Category

Application Fee

For ST/ SC candidates


For General/ OBC candidates


Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD)

Exempted from paying the application fee

How to Fill INI CET 2023 Application Form?

  1. Visit the official website of INI CET 2023
  2. Click on the ‘New Candidates’ basic registration link 
  3. Starting filling out the basic registration form and submit details after verification
  4. Once basic registration is completed, log on into the application form.
  5. Fill out the all the details in the application form such as Name, Date of Birth, Parent Name, Gender, ID Proof, Marital status, Contact details, etc.
  6. Upload all requisite documents including signature, photograph, and thumb impression.
  7. Make the final fee payment using prescribed payment gateways
  8. Take multiple photocopies for future reference

INI CET 2023 Highlights

Here is a quick overview for candidates reference on INI CET 2023 exam.

Name of the Examination

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test

Short Name


Conducting Authority

AIIMS, Delhi


Twice a Year: January Session and July Session


National Level

Why is it Conducted

For Admission to PG Medical Courses (replaces PGIMER, JIPMER PG, NIMHANS Entrance Test and AIIMS PG)

Courses Included


Mode of the Examination

Computer-Based/ Online 

Total Number of Seats Offered


INI CET Participating Colleges

AIIMS, Delhi

AIIMS, Jodhpur

AIIMS, Bhubaneswar

AIIMS, Nagpur

AIIMS, Raipur

AIIMS, Patna

AIIMS, Rishikesh

NIMHANS, Bengaluru

JIPMER, Puducherry

PGIMER, Chandigarh

Total Number of Test Cities


Examination Duration

3 Hours/ 180 Minutes

Types of Questions Asked

Objective Type Questions

INI CET 2023 Exam Dates

Timely preparation for the INI CET exam 2023 is crucial for students if they wish to score higher marks. To plan studies better, aspirants need to be aware of the original timeline for the INI CET 2023 exam.

INI CET 2023 dates for the July session


Exam Date

INI CET 2023 Registration and Basic Information

March 7-25, 2023

Status of Registration and Basic information

March 28-31, 2023

Final Status of Accepted Registration and Basic information 

April 3, 2023

Date of uploading Notice for Seat position

March 24, 2023

Generation of Examination Unique Code (EUC)/ Completion of Application form

March 24 to April 10, 2023

Uploading of valid Certificate/Card

March 24 to May 7, 2023

Status of Completion of application form

April 14, 2023

Last date of receiving the application form with “No Objection Certificate” and Last date to Upload scanned copy of Sponsored Certificate

May 5, 2023

INI CET 2023 admit card release

May 1, 2023

INI CET 2023 exam

May 7, 2023

INI CET 2023 result notification

May 13, 2023

Exercising of choices for mock round

May 2023

Mock round seat allotment result

May 2023

Exercising choices for 1st round

May 2023

Round 1 seat allotment result

May 2023

Round 2 seat allotment result

June 2023

INI CET 2023 counselling for open round

June 2023

Open-round seat allotment result 

June 2023

Course Commences

July 1, 2023

Last date of admission 

August 31, 2023

INI CET 2024 dates for the January session


Exam Date

INI CET 2024 Registration and Basic Information

September, 2023

Status of Registration and Basic information

September, 2023

Final Status of Accepted Registration and Basic information 

October, 2023

Generation of Examination Unique Code (EUC)/ Completion of Application form

October, 2023

Status of Completion of application form

October, 2023

INI CET 2024 admit card release

November, 2023

INI CET 2024 exam

November 5, 2023

INI CET 2024 result

November 11, 2023

Exercising of choices for mock round

December, 2023

Mock round seat allotment result

December, 2023

Exercising choices for 1st round

December, 2023

Round 1 seat allotment result

December, 2023

Round 2 seat allotment result

January, 2024

INI CET 2024 counselling for open round

January, 2024

Open-round seat allotment result 

February, 2024

Reporting to Institutions

February, 2024

INI CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Prior to filling out the INI CET 2023 application form, all candidates must satisfy all the INI CET 2023 eligibility criteria in order to be eligible to appear for the examination. Thus, mentioned below are the eligibility criteria specified by the conducting authority for candidates to go through, before registering themselves for INI CET 2023:

  • All candidates should have a MBBS degree to be eligible for admission in the MD/MS course, and a BDS degree for admission in MDS course from a renowned Institute that has been recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI) or the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • All candidates should have completed at least 1 year of rotatory internship,and be able to produce the certificate of the same to become eligible for the INI CET 2023 exam.
  • Candidates belonging to the general category must score a minimum of 55% aggregate in the MBBS and those belonging to SC/ST category, must score a minimum 50%.
  • Candidates should also have obtained a registration certificate that has been issued by the MCI/DCI or State Dental Council/ State Medical Council (SMC/SDC) to become eligible for the INI CET 2023 exam.

INI CET Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Indian Nationals Who’ve Graduated Abroad

AIIMS has set special eligibility criteria for candidates who’ve completed their MBBS abroad. Their Foreign Medical Graduate Examination scores - FMGE scores - will be taken into consideration in lieu of aggregate marks. However, the MBBS cutoff marks for the INI CET 2023 eligibility criteria will be standard.

INI CET Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Foreign Nationals

Foreign national candidates need to have a university/institution-certified grading system. This will determine the grading value percentage. The marks calculated need to be filled in the marks column while INI CET final registration is in progress. The cutoff marks needed in MBBS/BDS have to be a total of 55% or equivalent.

No Objection Certificate (NOC):

The NOC (no objection certificate) need to be obtained from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. It has to be submitted to the Examination Section on or before the set dates. Note that no objection certificate that are obtained solely from the Ministry of External Affairs will NOT be considered as valid NOC for INI CET exam.

INI CET Syllabus 2023

One of the primary steps to score a high rank in the INI CET 2023 Exam is by getting well acquainted with the INI CET 2023 syllabus. It not only focuses on the subjects required to be studied by the candidates to appear for the examination, but also throws light on the fundamentals of each important topic and how to prepare for them. It is an indispensable process that will lead the candidates one step closer to your learning goal. Thus, candidates need to pull up their socks and become aware of the contents that need to be covered.

So, what are the important subjects that learners need to learn for appear forvtge INI CET 2023 Exam? 

  • INI CET 2023 Syllabus has 3 main subjects: pre-clinical phase, para-clinical phase, and clinical phase. 
  • Each of these subjects are further divided into multiple sub-topics and lessons. Candidates can find the in-depth information in the INI CET syllabus here.

INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Understanding the paper pattern of the INI CET 2023 exam will help candidates create a well-drawn strategy. Aspirants can create the correct study strategy. Moreover, the INI CET 2023 paper pattern will you a good insight into what you can expect from the test. The INI CET 2023 exam pattern comprises MCQ-based questions for candidates. The test is for 3 hours and is conducted in English. For every correct answer, you get 1 mark and for every wrong answer, you get - ⅓ marking.



Name of the Examination

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test Short Name INI CET 

Conducting Authority

AIIMS, Delhi


Twice a year: : INI CET 2023 January Session and INI CET July 2022 Session



Why is it Conducted For

To give students admission into PG Medical Courses (replaces NIMHANS, PGIMER, JIPMER PG, Entrance Test and AIIMS PG) Courses Included MS, MD, DM, MDS, MCh 

Mode of the Examination

Computer-Based/ Online 

Total Number of Seats Offered for the INI CET 2023 exam


INI CET 2023 Participating Colleges

AIIMS, Delhi AIIMS, Jodhpur AIIMS, Bhubaneswar AIIMS, Nagpur AIIMS, Raipur AIIMS, Patna AIIMS, Rishikesh NIMHANS, Bengaluru JIPMER, Puducherry PGIMER, Chandigarh

Total Number of Test Cities


Examination Duration

3 Hours/ 180 Minutes 

Types of Questions Asked 

Objective Type Questions

Marking system

+1 for right answer

-⅓ for wrong answer

INI CET 2023 Admit Card

The INI CET admit card 2023 is an important piece of document that comprises all the essential details about a candidate. It was released on November 7, 2022. Aspirants had to download the INI CET hall ticket from the official website of AIIMS. With the help of this INI CET 2023 admit card, candidates got entry into the exam hall.

Moreover, the admit card is proof that any authorized moderator might ask at any time for verification. So, make sure to get multiple printouts and keep them safe as well as secure. Failure to show INI CET 2023 admit card leads to a candidate not being allowed to attend the exam. So, make sure you have the hall ticket with you at all times.

INI CET 2023: Important Preparation Tips

For the INI CET 2023 Exam Day:

  1. Download and print out multiple copies of the INI CET admit card    

  2. Keep all your other documents that need to be carried to the exam center in one place

  3. Make sure all your stationery is packed and ready to carry

  4. Follow all the dress-related instructions given in the prospectus and admit card

  5. Do not carry any extra items that are not useful during your INI CET exam

Before Entering the INI CET 2023 Exam Center:

  1. Make sure to reach the exam center an hour prior to the allocated time

  2. Ensure that you have a good lunch or a hearty meal right before the exam

  3. Keep yourself hydrated at all times to prevent any last-minute health issues

  4. Consume a cookie or a chocolate right before you enter the exam hall to make sure you stay alert for a longer time

  5. No candidates will be given entry in the exam hall if they don’t produce an INI CET 2023 admit card

  6. No bags are allowed in the center

  7. No eatables are allowed in the center

  8. Equipment such as pager / mobile phones / wireless set, camera, scanner, or any such electronic/digital gadget, etc. are NOT allowed in the exam center

After Entering the INI CET 2023 Exam Center:

  1. Locate the designated hall and take a seat once you’ve entered the exam center   

  2. Comply with any last-minute checking in the exam hall

  3. No candidate will be allowed to leave the exam hall before the allotted time for the respective paper comes to an end

  4. Copying, talking, asking questions from candidates, or borrowing any material inside the exam center will be strictly prohibited

  5. Any form of misconduct will not be tolerated, so make sure to be on your best behaviors

  6. Smoking is not allowed

  7. Do not mark or write anything irrelevant on the sheet given to you

INI CET 2023 Exam Centers

The INI CET 2023 exam centers are located all across India in different states. This gives applicants the freedom to choose centers that are close to where they reside. You can select your preferred exams centers during the INI CET 2023 application form filling process. So, make sure you enter the exam center of your choice to get ease of access.

Check below various exam centres for INI CET exam:

  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Lucknow
  • Haldwani
  • Dehradun
  • Manipur
  • Guwahati
  • Meghalaya
  • Sikkim
  • Shillong
  • Kolkata
  • Agartala
  • Ahmedabad
  • Tripura
  • Gandhinagar
  • Siliguri
  • Ajmer
  • Bikaner
  • Raipur
  • Bhopal
  • Bhilai Nagar
  • Pune
  • Sikar
  • Panaji
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Aurangabad
  • Mumbai
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Nagpur
  • Hisar
  • Ambala
  • Shimla
  • Jammu
  • Amritsar
  • Kurukshetra
  • Chandigarh
  • Karnal
  • Allahabad
  • Bhatinda
  • Tirupathi
  • Vijayawada
  • Agra
  • Hamirpur
  • Greater Noida
  • Patna
  • Guntur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Kollam
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Bengaluru
  • Kottayam
  • Ernakulam
  • Kannur
  • Tirunelveli
  • Coimbatore
  • Puducherry
  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Salem

INI CET 2023 Answer Key

INI CET 2023 response sheet or answer key comprises all the answers to the questions you have attempted in the exams. Candidates should note that AIIMS Delhi does not release any answer key or response sheet for INI CET exam. However, various other portals release the INI CET answer key based on memory-based questions. 

Candidates can download the unofficial answer key and response sheet to check how many marks they can expect in the exam. This gives aspirants assurance and clarity on how well have they answered the questions in the INI CET 2023 exam. You can understand the response sheet more in detail by getting familiarized with the marking scheme and exam pattern of the INI CET test.

INI CET 2023 Cutoff

INI CET 2023 Cutoff is decided based on various factors such as number of aspirants appearing in the exam, qualified students, marks/ rank secured, performance in qualifying exam, etc. It is posted as and when counselling rounds are conducted. 

Meanwhile, students can check out INI CET cutoff 2022 for July session.

  • For General category- 50%

  • For SC/ ST category- 40%

  • For OBC (NCL) category- 45%

  • For PWBD category- cutoff of the respective category

INI CET 2023 Result (July session)

AIIMS, New Delhi releases the INI CET 2023 result online in the form of a PDF. Candidates are allowed to check their all India rank, percentile scores, and category rank using their roll number. Aspirants should take note that the INI CET result is made available on the official website and the same won’t be sent offline to anyone individually. The ones who have successfully scored the minimum required percentile will be directly considered qualified and eligible for the next rounds.

Soon after the exam results, AIIMS New Delhi releases the INI CET 2023 merit list on its official website. It comprises details of the aspirants who are deemed eligible for counseling. One aspect to note is that the INI CET merit list 2023 contains 8 times the total number of seats available in all Institute of National Importance. In 2021, a total of 5911 MD/MCh/MS/DM candidates were included in the merit list. For MDS, 113 candidates were called to undergo the final admission process.

AIIMS INI CET 2023 Counseling Process: Schedule, Documents, and Seat Allotment

The AIIMS INI CET 2023 counseling process will begin shortly after the results are declared. The counseling process will be conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and will be conducted in online mode. Here's everything you need to know about the AIIMS INI CET 2023 counseling process, including the schedule, documents required, and seat allotment.

Counseling Schedule:

The counseling schedule for AIIMS INI CET 2023 will be announced by the AIIMS, New Delhi, on their official website. The counseling will be conducted in multiple rounds, and the schedule for each round will be announced separately. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates and announcements.

Documents Required:

Candidates who are called for counseling will be required to produce the following documents in original and a set of photocopies:

  1. AIIMS INI CET 2023 Admit Card
  2. AIIMS INI CET 2023 Rank Card
  3. MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate
  4. Internship Completion Certificate
  5. Registration Certificate issued by MCI/State Medical Council
  6. Category Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  8. Passport-sized photographs
  9. Any other relevant documents

Seat Allotment:

The seat allotment process will be based on the rank obtained by the candidates in the AIIMS INI CET 2023 exam, preferences for colleges and courses, and availability of seats. Candidates who are allotted a seat will be required to pay the admission fee and confirm their admission to the college within the stipulated time period.

In case a candidate fails to confirm their admission within the given time frame, their seat will be offered to the next candidate on the merit list.

Medical Seats Reservations for INI CET 2023 Counselling

As per a govt. policy, 59.5% of the total postgraduate medical seats are reserved for aspirants who belong to the officially recognized reserved categories. Below mentioned is the category-wise seat reservation for your reference:


Reservation %











INI CET 2023 Seat Matrix

A total of 1361 seats are allotted via the INI CET 2023 counselling process. Students have to check the AIIMS Delhi official website for the release of seat positions. One can find the general institute-wise seats listed below in the table.

Name of Institute

Total Available Seats

AIIMS New Delhi


AIIMS Nagpur


AIIMS Bhubaneswar


AIIMS Bhopal


AIIMS Jodhpur


AIIMS Bibinagar


AIIMS Rishikesh




AIIMS Raipur


AIIMS Bathinda


AIIMS Kalyani


AIIMS Manglagiri


AIIMS Deoghar


AIIMS Raebareli


AIIMS Bilaspur


PGIMER Chandigarh


NIMHANS, Bengaluru


JIPMER, Puducherry


SCTIMST, Trivandrum




What After INI CET 2023?

After clearing the INI CET, candidates can pursue postgraduate medical courses at premier institutes like AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, and NIMHANS. The admission process includes counseling, document verification, and payment of the admission fee. Candidates must also complete a mandatory internship before joining the course.

Once enrolled in a postgraduate medical course, candidates need to focus on their studies, research, and clinical training to develop their skills and knowledge. After completing the course, candidates can pursue a career in their chosen medical specialty, either in academia, research, or clinical practice.

It is important to note that continuous learning and professional development are essential for success in the medical field. Therefore, candidates should consider attending workshops, conferences, and other training programs to enhance their skills and knowledge. This will help them provide the best possible care to their patients and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the medical field.

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FAQs about INI CET

When will the INI CET 2023 exam for July session be held?

The INI CET 2023 July exam will be conducted on May 7, 2023. Candidates can expect the admit cards to be out a week before the exam. The test will be conducted in 2 sessions as usual. One must report to the test centres well in advance to complete the security checks in time.

Have the INI CET 2023 registrations begun?

The basic registration of INI CET 2023 was held between March 7-25, 2023. Students had to fill in their relevant details and submit the forms. INI CET code generation and final registration window is open between March 24 to April 10. Students can check the final status of the application forms on April 14, 2023.

Can I participate in the final registration rounds without completing the INI CET basic registrations?

No, students need to complete the basic registration first to move ahead for the final registration rounds. The basic registration contains entering personal details as well as uploading relevant images. Similarly, the final registration comprises filling in academic details in the application form and entering the generated code. Paying application fees, exam choice selection, as well as taking a printout of the application form is a part of the final registration process.

Have the INI CET 2024 exam dates for January session released?

Yes, the INI CET 2023 for the January session exam dates have been posted. The test will be conducted on November 5, 2023, while the result will be published on November 11, 2023.

When will the INI CET 2023 result for July session be declared?

The release date for INI CET 2023 July exam is May 13. Students will be able to check their marks and download their scorecards from the official website of NBE.

In which mode will the INI CET exam 2023 be held?

The INI CET 2023 exam will be held in a completely online mode.

Why is the INI CET 2023 exam conducted?

The INI CET exam is held to provide admission in around 872 MDS, DM, MD, MS, and MCh seats that are offered by 8 AIIMS, PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry, and NIMHANS Bangaluru.

What is PAAR facility provided by the INI CET 2023?

The PAAR facility in the INI CET 2023 application process allows aspirants to fill the form in 2 parts, i.e., basic registration and final registration.

Is it necessary to stick to the dimensions set by AIIMS while filling the INI CET 2023 application form?

Yes, it is mandatory to stick with the general guidelines set by the governing authorities.

How to apply for INI CET 2023 exam?

To apply for the INI CET 2023 exam, you need to register at official AIIMS website. You can then generate EUC and complete the application form easily.

Is INI CET 2023 tough to crack?

As per the candidates who have appeared for the INI CET exams in the previous sessions, they believe that the test has a moderate difficulty level. Many believe that the more you prepare for unique set of questions, the higher are your chances of scoring good marks.

What is the Institute of National Importance (INI) in INI CET?

The Institute of National Importance (INI) is established under the Parliament Act by the government. They receive special funding and recognition from the GOI (government of India).

What type of questions will be asked in INI CET?

INI CET contains objective type questions that offers students multiple choice with only single correct answer.

Will the INI CET exam results be sent via postcard?

No, candidates need to download the result from the official website of AIIMS online.

How can I take an admission in the MD/MS course in AIIMS?

Candidates need to appear for the INI CET exam to secure admission in AIIMS.

Will INI CET exam replace the NEET PG exam also?

No, it won’t. Both are conducted for different sets of colleges and universities. They both have their own value and their own sets of applicants.

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