AIIMS Invites Applications for INI-CET January 2024 PG Medical Entrance Exam

AIIMS has released the notification for INI-CET January 2024 for admission to PG medical courses at AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, and other top institutes. Know eligibility, exam dates, and application process.



The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has released the admission notification for the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) for the January 2024 session. INI-CET is a national-level entrance exam conducted for admission to postgraduate medical courses at premier institutes like AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, PGIMER Chandigarh, and SCTIMST Trivandrum.

Name of ExamInstitute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET)
Conducting BodyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
SessionJanuary 2024
Courses OfferedMD, MS, MCh, DM, MDS
Participating InstitutesAIIMS New Delhi and other AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, PGIMER, SCTIMST
EligibilityMBBS degree recognized by MCI
Age LimitNo age limit
Registration DatesSeptember 15, 2023 to October 5, 2023
Admit CardAvailable from October 30, 2023
Exam DateNovember 5, 2023

Eligibility Criteria for AIIMS INI-CET

  • The applicant must have passed MBBS or equivalent degree recognized by MCI
  • Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in final year MBBS exams can also apply
  • The minimum aggregate marks required may vary for different categories/institutes
  • For reserved seats, candidates must belong to respective categories like SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD

Key Dates for AIIMS INI-CET

  • Online registration begins: September 15, 2023
  • Last date for registration: October 5, 2023
  • Uploading documents deadline: November 5, 2023
  • Date of entrance exam: November 5, 2023

Exam Details for AIIMS INI-CET

  • Mode of exam: Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 200 MCQs
  • Marking scheme: +1 mark for correct response, -1/3 mark for incorrect response
  • Syllabus: MBBS syllabus of pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects

Application and Exam Details for AIIMS INI-CET

  • Documents Required:
    • Scanned photo and signature images
    • Proof of date of birth: Class 10 certificate
    • MBBS degree certificate
    • Internship completion certificate
    • Reservation category certificates (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD) if applicable
    • Test centers are located in major cities across India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc.
  • Admit Card:
    • Available for download from October 30, 2023 onwards.
  • Selection Process:
    • Based on merit rank obtained in INI-CET
    • Separate merit lists are prepared for each institute and category
    • Counselling by respective institutes for seat allotment

Application Process for AIIMS

  1. Click on the apply button below and it will lead you to the application page.
  2. Register with basic personal and academic details.
  3. Upload scanned images of the photo and signature.
  4. Complete the online application form.
  5. Make payment of application fees online.
  6. Upload scanned copies of required documents.
  7. Download the admit card from October 30, 2023, onwards.

PG Courses Offered

The various MD/MS/DM/MCh courses offered through INI-CET at different institutes are:

  • Clinical branches: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT etc.
  • Pre-clinical & Para-clinical: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology etc.
  • Super-specialty courses: Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, etc.

Participating Institutes

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and other AIIMS
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram

Advantages of INI-CET

  • Single entrance exam for admission to multiple top institutes
  • Reduces time and cost of appearing for multiple entrance tests
  • Wide choice of courses and colleges
  • Opportunity to study at premier institutes recognized for medical education and research


INI-CET is a highly competitive exam that opens gateways to reputed PG medical institutes. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria should apply online well in advance. Visit the official website for detailed prospectus and updates. Stay motivated and work hard to crack INI-CET!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the INI-CET exam?

INI-CET is a national-level entrance exam conducted for admission to MD/MS/DM/MCh courses at top medical institutes like AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, etc.

What are the eligibility criteria for INI-CET?

Candidates must have an MBBS degree recognized by MCI to apply for INI-CET. Final-year MBBS students can also apply.

How can I apply for INI-CET January 2024?

You can apply online at Registration begins on 15th Sept 2023. Upload documents and pay fees to complete the application.

What is the exam pattern of INI-CET?

INI-CET is a 3.5-hour computer-based test with 200 MCQ questions. There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for incorrect answers.

When will the INI-CET January 2024 exam be conducted?

The INI-CET exam date is 5th November 2023 (Sunday). Admit cards will be available for download from 30th October 2023.

Official Notification


The information provided in this blog post about INI-CET January 2024 is for general informational purposes only. While we have tried to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, please note that the official details may change. Students are advised to regularly check the official INI-CET website aim for the latest updates regarding eligibility criteria, exam dates, the application process, admit card, syllabus, and pattern. This blog post is not intended as legal, medical, or professional advice. We make no representations or warranties about the completeness or accuracy of the information provided. Readers are responsible for verifying any information before relying on it. The blog publisher shall not be held responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or damage arising from using the published information.

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