AIIMS PG Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 15 2018

AIIMS PG Exam Pattern 2018

All India Institutes of Medicals Science-PG Exam (AIIMS PG) is organizeed by AIIMS, New Delhi. There will be approximately 162 number of seats with the subject wise division in each of the institutes.

  • AIIMS exam for postgraduate courses will include of objective questions based multiple choice questions.
  • AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 is a computer-based test which will be organizeed online.
  • AIIMS Post Graduate question paper will include questions from the syllabus of MMBS programmes.
  • For MDS participants, the exam period will be 1.5 hours.
  • For MS/MD participants, the exam period will be 3 hours.
  • The evaluation will involve negative marking scheme wherein 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted for every inaccurate response.

Participants must possess MBBS degree for MS/MD courses and BDS degree for MDS courses. AIIMS PG is an all India level entrance examination for admission to postgraduate courses such as

  • MS (Master of Surgery)
  • DM (Doctorate of Medicine – 6 years)
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  • M. Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae - 6 years)
  • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery)

Exam Format Highlights Table of AIIMS Post Graduate 2018

AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 will be organizeed in online mode. AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 Exam will be organizeed in the first week of May 2018. AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 Result will be declared within a week of the date of examination on the official website

All the candidates must study the exam format in detail before preparing for the examination.

Refer to the exam format highlights table below:

Method of ExaminationOnline method i.e. CBT (Computer Based Test)
Number of papers 1
Number of questionsFor MS/MD: One paper of 200 MCQ For MDS: One paper of 90 MCQ
Question Paper Type Multiple-choice questions
AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 Total MarksFor MS/MD: 200 marks For MDS: 90 marks
Exam duration For MS/MD: 3 hours
(180 minutes) For MDS: 1.5 hours
(90 minutes)
Exam Language English

Exam Format in Detail of AIIMS Post Graduate 2018

AIIMS administers AIIMS Post Graduate Exam and there will be a single question paper consisting of multiple-choice questions based on the syllabus of MBBS programmes.

The objective questions will be based on the syllabus of M.B.B.S and BDS programmes for MS/MD and MDS respectively.

  • Duration: Exam period for MS/MD will be 3 hours and for MDS will be 90 minutes.
  • Total number of questions:  For MS/MD: 200 objective questions. For MDS: 90 objective questions.
  • Subjects or Syllabus: The objective questions for MS/MD will be comprised of the subjects taught at M.B.B.S level. The objective questions for MDS will be comprised of the subjects taught at BDS level.

Marking Scheme of AIIMS Post Graduate 2018

The organizing body AIIMS will employ negative marking for evaluation. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for an inaccurate response from the total.

  • No marks will be allotted or deducted for unresponsive questions.
  • The marking scheme involves negative marking where every accurate response will add one mark and inaccurate response will deduct 1/3rd marks from the total.
  • For multiple-choice questions, out of four aspirants should mark only one option as the response. 

Syllabus of AIIMS Post Graduate 2018

AIIMS Post Graduate syllabus comprises Pre-clinical, Para-clinical and Clinical Phase of the M.B.B.S syllabus. The subjects divided into each of these phases should be thoroughly studied by the candidates.

AIIMS Post Graduate 2018 Syllabus for MS/MD is listed below:

  • Clinical postings
  • Paediatrics
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • OPDs
  • Clinical postings inwards
  • Surgery and allied subjects (Anesthesiology, E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics)
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology)
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Community Medicine

Candidates who seek admission for MDS programme in AIIMS should study the following syllabus taught for BDS.

AIIMS Post Graduate Syllabus for MDS is listed below 2018:

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • General and Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • General Human Physiology
  • General Surgery
  • Oral Pathology &Oral Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • General Pathology
  • Periodontology
  • Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  • Dental Materials
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral histology
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • General Medicine
  • General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
  • Preclinical Conservative Dentistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Preclinical orthodontics

Here is a tabulation of Pre-clinical, Para-clinical and Clinical Phase for both MS/MD and MDS:

PhaseSyllabus for MS/MDSyllabus for MDS
Pre-clinicalAnatomyPreclinical Conservative Dentistry
BiochemistryPreclinical orthodontics
PhysiologyPreclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral histology
General Human Physiology & Biochemistry
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral histology
Para-clinicalCommunity MedicineGeneral Medicine
Forensic MedicineGeneral Surgery
PharmacologyOral Medicine & Radiology
MicrobiologyOrthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
ClinicalCommunity MedicineOral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology)Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
ObstetricsProsthodontics and Crown & Bridge
GynaecologyPaediatric & Preventive Dentistry
Surgery and allied subjects (Anaesthesiology, E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics)
Clinical postings

Exam Books of AIIMS Post Graduate 2018

AIIMS Post Graduate candidates can prepare using the same syllabus as their Under Graduate courses. Participants who seek admission for MS/MD course should study the M.B.B.S syllabus. MDS course participants should study the BDS syllabus. Candidates should solve earlier years question papers and take mock tests online to check and improve their speed.
An in-depth preparation is utmost necessary for the examination. Here is a list of books for reference to study for AIIMS Post Graduate 2018.

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
AnatomyAnatomy (Vol. 1-4) - Exam Success Review MCQs for MBBS Ist Prof & Post Graduate EntranceBrijendra SinghISBN-10: 8172339429 ISBN-13: 978-8172339425
 Anatomy for MDS NEET Post Graduate MCQs for Dental Students: Anatomy Question Bank (PB) Singh ISBN-10: 9386347040 ISBN-13: 978-9386347046
 All subjects AIIMS and All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations: Review Questions 2002-2015 Arun KumarISBN-10: 9385915320 ISBN-13: 978-9385915321
 All subjects for MDS Complete Review of AIIMS – 25 (Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination) Aman Sharma / Sandeep Goyal / Simranjit SinghISBN-10: 938631035X ISBN-13: 978-9386310354
 All subjects AIIMS: Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination November 2011 (with Explanatory Responses) Nitin Gupta ISBN-10: 8123921004 ISBN-13: 978-8123921006
 All subjects DAMS AIIMS Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination, May 2014 Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamurthy / Dr. Rahul Rajeev / Dr. Sumer SethiISBN-10: 8123925778 ISBN-13: 978-8123925776
All subjects for MDSDental Desk (NEET MDS /AIIMS)Dr. Santokh Singh Dr.Joohi Sharma, Dr.Varun ChopraISBN-10: 1632271699 ISBN-13: 978-1632271693

Important Instructions of AIIMS 2018

The method of examination is an online i.e. computer-based test. AIIMS Post Graduate candidates should take a few mock tests as experience. Here are a few guidelines the candidates should follow:

  • Unresponsive questions will not affect the total marks
  • All questions will carry equal marks.
  • Admit card should be carried along with a photo identity proof.
  • Negative marking scheme will be employed for evaluating the responses. Participants should only response the question if they are sure about it.
  • There will be only one accurate response to each question from the given four options.
  • The period of the exam is 3 hours for MS/MD and 1.5 hours for MDS
  • One mark will be allotted for each accurate response while 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each inaccurate response.
  • Participants need to sign the attendance sheet.
  • The test will begin exactly at the time mentioned on the hall ticket. A prior releasement will be made by the examiner.

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