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The INI-CET (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test) exam that was held on November 20, 2020 for the very first time, is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. It is held for admission to various postgraduate courses such as MD, MS, MCh (6 Years), DM (6 Years), and MDS in AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, and NIMHANS.

INI CET is a computer-based test that assesses your knowledge and aptitude in your respective field. The exam typically consists of multiple-choice questions covering subjects related to the medical and dental sciences. It is considered one of the most prestigious entrance exams in India for postgraduate medical and dental courses.

Candidates who qualify in the INI CET exam are eligible for admission to the participating institutes based on their rank and availability of seats. The exam is usually conducted once a year, and you need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the respective institutes to apply for the exam.


Exam Highlights




Full Form

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test

Exam Conducting Body

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Official Website 

Level of Exam

National Level

Mode of exam

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Duration of the exam

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Total Subjects/Sections

Concerned Subjects

Total Questions


Question Type

Objective type of questions of varying types (including Single Correct Choice and Multiple Correct Choice questions.

Negative Marking


Application Start Date

March  2024 [Expected]

Validity of Exam Score

1 Year


The eligibility criteria section of the INICET (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test) outlines the requirements that candidates must meet to be eligible for the exam. Aspiring candidates must possess a recognized MBBS degree and have completed or are in their internship period. The Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) should certify the MBBS degree. Additionally, candidates must fulfill other criteria related to age, nationality, and category, as specified by the conducting authority. Adhering to the eligibility criteria is crucial for candidates aiming to appear for the INICET exam and pursue their postgraduate medical education in prestigious institutes.

Educational Qualification: You must possess an MBBS degree for MD/MS/DM-6yrs/MCH-6yrs and BDS degree for MDS recognized by the National Medical Commission/Medical Council of India.

Minimum Marks Percentage: The minimum marks required in the qualifying degree for Indian nationals are:

a) SC/ST Categories: 50% marks

b) All Other Categories including OBC/EWS Category: 55% marks 

c) Persons with Benchmark Disabilities [PWBD]; The minimum aggregate as provided in (a) and (b) will be applicable for the category to which the candidate belongs shall apply.

For Indian National candidates who have graduated from foreign Universities: Minimum marks (as indicated above) obtained in the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE), shall be considered as aggregate.

Age Limit: You must have completed the required internship for MBBS and must not be more than 30 years of age as of January 1 of the admission year. Age relaxation is applicable for reserved category candidates as per the government guidelines

Reservation Policy: The reservation policy for INI CET follows the guidelines set by the Government of India. It includes reservations for SC, ST, OBC, EWS, and PWD categories.

List of Participating Institutes


List of Participating Institutes for INI-CET July 2024 Session



Name & Address of the Institute



AIIMS New Delhi: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110608


AIIMS Bhopal: Saket Nagar, Bhopal-462020


AIIMS Bhubaneswar: Sijua, Ptarpada, Bhubaneswar-751019


AIIMS Jodhpur: Basni Industrial Area 2, Jodhpur-342005


AIIMS Nagpur: Plot No.2, Sector-20, MIHAN, Nagpur-441108


AIIMS Patna: Phulwarisharif, Patna–801505


AIIMS Raipur: Tatibandh, GE Road, Raipur-492099


AIIMS Rishikesh: Virbhadra Road, Rishikesh-2498201


AIIMS Bibinagar: Hyderabad Metropolitan Region, Telangana, 508126


AIIMS Bhatinda: Dabwali Rd, Lal Singh Nagar, Bathinda, Punjab 151001


AIIMS Deoghar: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar Jharkhand- 814152


AIIMS Mangalagiri: Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh – 522 203


AIIMS Raebareli: Dalmau Road, Munshiganj, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh-229405


AIIMS Kalyani: NH-34 Connector, Basantapur, Saguna, West Bengal-741245


AIIMS Bilaspur: AIIMS, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh


JIPMER, Puducherry: Gorimedu, Dhanvantari Nagar, Puducherry-605006


NIMHANS, Bengaluru: Hosur/Marigowda Road, (Lakkasandra Wilson Garden) Bangalore-560029


PGIMER, Chandigarh: Madhya Marg, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012


SCTIMST, Trivandrum: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695011

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern section provides aspiring medical students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure and format of the exam. It outlines the essential details related to the question paper, duration, marking scheme, and subjects covered. The INICET exam typically follows a computer-based test format, where candidates are presented with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) related to their respective medical specialties. The section also highlights the total number of questions, the distribution of marks, and any negative marking scheme, if applicable. By familiarizing themselves with the exam pattern, candidates can effectively plan their preparation strategies and gain confidence in tackling the INI-CET exam successfully.




Exam duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Name of the Section

Concerned Subjects

Qualifying Marks

● 50% marks - UR 

● 45 % marks - OBC, SC, ST, PwBD 

Total Questions

200 Questions

Type of Questions

Single Correct Choice and Multiple Correct Choice Questions

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: +1

Incorrect answer: -1/3

Unanswered questions: 0

Important Dates



Dates (Tentative)


February 2024 [Expected]

Registration start date

Note: If applied earlier, proceed to Generation of Exam Unique Code (EUC) and Completion of Application.

March 2024 


Generation of Exam Unique Code (EUC) [only for Accepted candidates] 

Note: It is mandatory to generate EUC. Previous EUC not valid for July 2024 session]. Completion of Application (only for the candidates those have generated EUC code)

March/April 2024


Registration last date (without late fee)

March 2024

Status of Registration & Basic Candidate Information

March 2024

Final Status of Registration and Basic Candidate Information Acceptance

April 2024

Date of uploading Notice for Seat position of Sponsored/Foreign National Category

March 2024

Uploading of valid Certificate/Card: SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/EWS/PwBD certificate and OCI Card.

March/May 2024

Status of Completion of Application to be displayed at My Page after Login 

April 2024

Regularization of Rejected Applications


Note: You are required to take action as per reason of rejection only  till the given date

April 2024

Admit Card Download date

May 2024

Exam date

May 19, 2024

Last date of receiving of the application form duly recommended & forwarded with “No Objection Certificate” from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India for Foreign Nationals to apply and appear in the INI-CET for PG courses –July 2024 session

May 2024

Last date to Upload scanned copy of Sponsored Certificate in the Completion of Application form

May 2024


May 25, 2024

Online Seat Allocation including Open Round of seat allocation

Will Be Notified Separately

Starting Date of Courses 

July 2024

Last Date of Admission

August 2024

Official Notification

The official notification of the INI-CET (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test) exam is a vital component for aspiring medical professionals like yourself. It offers a wealth of crucial information that keeps you updated on the latest requirements. This comprehensive document covers essential details, including application dates, eligibility criteria, exam schedules, and the syllabus. By thoroughly reviewing the official notification, you can ensure you have the necessary information at your fingertips to navigate the application process smoothly and effectively prepare for the INI-CET exam. 

INI-CET 2024 Official Notification [Link will be activated soon]

Application Procedure

Know how to apply for INI-CET Exam and the other exam-related information, including information about registration, form filling, document uploads, fee payment, and submission. By following the step-by-step process and adhering to the guidelines, you can complete your application successfully and be on your way to appearing for the INI-CET exam. The application submission is done in three stages as described below:


Stage 1: Registration & Basic Candidate Information

Step 1: Visit 

Step 2: Click on the Academic Course Tab and then ‘INI-CET’.

Step 3: Read the important instructions carefully.

Step 4: Once you are done reading the instructions, click on the ‘proceed’ button and start the one-time basic registration process. 

Step 5: You will be required to create a ‘General Registration ID and Password’. Note down your ID and password for future use. 

Note: If you have already registered and your information was earlier accepted for the previous postgraduate examination conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi, then you need to proceed for the Stage 2 (i.e. Generation of Exam Unique Code, [EUC], for application for INI-CET, July  ). You can do so with your already created Registration ID and Password.

Step 6: Complete the form with your personal information and carefully upload images (photo, sign, left thumb impression) as your application is accepted or rejected on the basis of the quality and format of your uploaded images.

Note: There will be preliminary scrutiny of your uploaded images like your photograph, signature, etc. for the quality and format. If you fail to upload the images as per specifications, your application may get rejected. However, you will be provided a chance to re-upload the same as per the prescribed format and quality on the eligible dates.

Also remember, you would be able to proceed to stage 2 only after the acceptance of your registration. 

Stage 2: Generation of Exam Unique Code (EUC) for INI-CET, July 2024

A code is required to be generated to indicate your desire to apply for INI-CET July 2024. To generate your EUC, do the following:

Step 1: Log into the website using your registered ID and password. 

Step 2: Click on ‘Generate Unique Code’.

Step 3: Select the prospective programme form the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Verify the details and click ‘Generate’. A system-generated code will be displayed on your screen. Note down the same.

Stage 3: Completion of Application 

Step 1: After successfully generating the code, proceed for applying for INI-CET, July 2024 at the Completion of Application page. 

Step 2: Login with a valid registration ID, password and the Code you generated in stage 2 for INI-CET, July 2024. You will see your pre-filled application form.

Step 3: Click on ‘Proceed to Step 4’. 

Step 4: Choose the medium of exam and enter other asked details and then, click ‘Proceed to Step 5’. 

Step 5: Choose the mode of payment and pay the requisite application fee. Save and print the application fee receipt and Click ‘Proceed to Step 6’ button. 

Step 6: Select  an examination centre of your preference. And proceed to step 7.

Step 7: Save and print your application form. 

Required Documents 

Do not forget to check the detailed specifications of each document for the successful submission, leading to acceptance of your application:

  1. Photograph
  • Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
  • Size: 50 kb – 100 kb
  • Format: jpg/ jpeg/png/gif
  • File Name:  Photograph.(format)
  • Things to Remember:
    • Upload a colored photo with a white background.
    • The photo must not have a shadow either in the background or on your face.
    • Your eyes, ears and face should be clearly visible.
  1. Signature
  • Dimensions: 6 cm x 3 cm
  • Size: 20 kb – 100 kb
  • Format: jpg/ jpeg/png/gif
  • File Name: Signature.(format)
  • Things to Remember:
    • Draw a box on a white paper with a pencil and sign inside it with a thick tip ink pen (black/ blue).
    • Do not sign in initials.
    • The sign must not be in capital letters.
    • Do not overwrite.
  1. Thumb Impression
  • Dimensions: 4 cm x 3 cm
  • Size: 20 kb – 100 kb
  • Format:  jpg/ jpeg/png/gif
  • File Name: Impression.(format)
  • Things to Remember: 
    • With the help of a pencil, draw a box on a white paper and press your left thumb gently inside it with a black/ blue ink pad.
    • Take a horizontal picture of the impression


The syllabus section of the INICET (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test) provides you with a glimpse into the subjects and topics you need to cover for the exam. 

The syllabus encompasses various disciplines, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and many more, depending on the chosen specialty. It covers essential concepts, theories, and practical knowledge required to excel in the exam. 

Know the comprehensive syllabus and allow yourself to focus your preparation effectively while ensuring a thorough understanding of the subjects relevant to the INI-CET exam:

INI-CET 2024 Syllabus for AIIMS PG


  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy


  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Community Medicine, etc.


  • Obstetrics
  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Community Medicine
  • Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology), etc.

Surgery and allied subjects

  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • E.N.T.
  • Anaesthesiology, etc.

INI-CET 2024 Syllabus for JIPMER MD/MS

Basic Clinical Science

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology 
  • Biostatistics

Clinical Science

  • Community Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radio-Diagnosis
  • Radio Therapy
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine 
  • Blood Transfusion Medicine

INI-CET 2024 Syllabus for JIPMER MDS

Dental Science

  • Dental Materials
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial
  • Orthopedics Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Public Health Dentistry

Basic Clinical Science

  • General Anatomy including embryology and histology
  • General human physiology and Biochemistry
  • Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
  • General Pathology and Microbiology
  • General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
  • General Medicine 
  • General Surgery
  • Biostatistics

INI-CET 2024 Syllabus for PGIMER

  • Applied Anatomy
    • Paediatrics
  • Applied Biochemistry
    • Dermatology
  • Immunogenetics and molecular biology
    • Psychiatry
  • Applied Physiology
    • Radiodiagnosis
  • Pathology
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pharmacology
    • Radiotherapy
  • Microbiology
    • General Surgery
  • Forensic Medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Social and Preventive medicine
    • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopaedics

Admit Card

Steps for Downloading the INI-CET 2024 Admit Card

The Admit Card for INI-CET will be available online only. You can download your admit card from the link available at “MyPage” after logging in with your credentials.

Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Go to the section “Academic Courses”

Step 3: Look for “INI CET (MD/MS/M Ch(6yrs)/DM(6yrs))”

Step 4: Click on the tab “INI CET 2022 Admit Card”

Step 5: Login using your Registration ID, RUC or Registration Unique Code, Password and Captcha code.

Step 6: Click on “MyPage”. Your Hall Ticket or Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.

Step 7: View and Download the admit card in PDF format. Do not forget to take out its print out.