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INI CET Exam Date

November 13, 2022

Name of the Examination
Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test
Common Name
Conducting Body
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Frequency of the Exam
Twice a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is INI CET?

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) is a national level entrance exam conducted by AIIMS for admission into postgraduate medical courses.

AIIMS PG, JIPMER PG, PGIMER and NIMHANS medical entrance exams were scrapped in 2020 and were replaced by INI CET

INI CET allows students to seek admissions in the postgraduate courses of the following medical colleges:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru 
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh

Following postgraduate medical courses are offered by the above-mentioned colleges: 

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Master of Surgery (MS)
  • Magister Chirurgiae (M.Ch) [6 Years]
  • Doctorate Of Medicine (DM) [6 Years]
  • Master of Dental Science (MDS)

The registration process for the exam began on September 5, 2022   and will end on September 26, 2022. 

Aspirants applying for the exam should have an MBBS/ BDS degree from a recognized institute by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council of India (DCI). They should have completed their 1 year mandatory internship. 

INI CET Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Exam Mode 
Online (CBT)
Medium of Exam
INI CET 2022 Exam Duration 
3 Hours
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Qualifying Cut-off
50 Percentile

INI CET 2022 Exam Dates:

Tentative Dates 
Beginning of Registration for INI CET July 2022 SessionSeptember 5, 2022 
End of Registration for INI CET July 2022 Session
September 26, 2022 
Application Correction Window
September 30 to October 30, 2022
Admit Card

November 7, 2022

INI CET 2022 Exam Date

November 13, 2022

INI CET  2022 Results

November 19, 2022


December 10, 2022

INI CET Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for INI CET 2022:

Basic Registration:

Step 1: Visit the official website of INI CET
Step 2: Click on "Academic course" from the list and select your preferred course.
Step 3: Proceed by clicking on "New Registration" and reading all the instructions.
Step 4: Enter all the primary information in the form. Click on the check box after reading the declaration.
Step 5: Click on "Generate Registration ID and Password". Registration ID will be displayed on the screen. 

How to fill up the INI CET Application Form?

Step 1: Visit the official website of INI CET
Step 2: Click on "INI CET 2022 Application Form."
Step 3: Aspirants need to log in using their credentials.  
Step 4: After logging in, they need to add Personal and Educational Details. 
Step 5: Aspirants need to upload the required documents as an authentication for the details mentioned above. In addition to these, they also have to upload their photographs and signatures. 
Step 6: If the status of the application is accepted, candidates can move on to the next step of generating code. If the status shows rejected, rectify the application form and resubmit it.
Step 7: Generate the Registration Unique Code (RUC) by logging in and hitting on "Generate Unique Code" and note it down.
Step 8: After saving and submitting the above details, aspirants will have to pay the required application fees. 
Step 9: After paying the fees, the final submission of the application form shall be completed. 

INI CET Application Fees:
Application Fee (In Rs.)
General/ OBC
1,500.00 + taxes
1,200.00 + taxes

Documents Required:

Candidate's Coloured Passport Size Photograph

File Size: 50KB - 100KB

Format: JPEG or JPG

Candidate's Scanned Signature

File Size: 20KB - 100KB

Format: JPEG or PNG

Thumb Impression

File Size: 20KB - 100KB

Format: JPEG or JPG

Also, the following documents will be required to fill up the application form and further processes: 

  • Class 10th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • MBBS/ BDS Marksheet 
  • Internship Completion Certificate 
  • Caste certificate (If Applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (If Applicable)

INI CET Exam Centres:

The exam will be conducted in 129 cities in 31 States/ UTs like: 

Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh

INI CET Syllabus and Books:

Candidates have to prepare the following topics for INI CET:

Core INI CET Syllabus for MD/ MS:

Forensic Medicine
Community Medicine
Community Medicine
Clinical Postings
Community Medicine
Surgery and Allied Subjects
Medicine and Allied Subjects

Core INI CET Syllabus for MDS:

Dental Materials
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Embryology & Oral Histology
General Human Physiology

Books for INI CET:

Book Name
How Not To Miss Things?: NEET PG/INI CET High Yield Topics
Dr. Shivaam Kesarwaani
Review Of All Recent Papers Of Central PG Entrance Exam 2019
Arvind Arora
Last Minute Question Bank for NEET MDS & INI CET
Amit Lall (Author), Jasmine Lall (Author), Shivani Choudhary (Author)

Review Of Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examination Vol -1

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology & Microbiology

Amit Ashish Arvind

INI CET Exam Pattern:

Exam Duration

MDS: 90 minutes

MD/ MS: 180 minutes

Total Questions

MDS: 90 

MD/ MS: 200

Total Marks

MDS: 90 

MD/ MS: 200

Marks Per Question
+1 for every correct answer
Negative Marks
-0.3 for every wrong answer
Type of Questions
Multiple-choice questions

INI CET Preparation Tips:

Candidates can follow these tips while preparing for INI CET:

  • Strict Study Hours: Candidates need to dedicate their time and effort to strict study hours.
    A minimum of 10 hours of study per day should be determined by them meticulously. 
  • Study, Revise, Assess and Repeat: Divide the INI CET syllabus topic or section-wise and study each section properly.
    Once completed, revise the entire section thoroughly and assess your learning. Take a mock on each topic every week based and evaluate yourself.
  • Multiple Study Material: Refer to multiple study materials to get a broader and deeper understanding of the subject. 
  • Maintain Good Health & Higher Morale: INI CET Exam pressure can disrupt your morale and health.
    Beat it by taking necessary breaks and rejuvenation sessions. Ensure you consume a healthy diet, exercise, and believe in yourself.

INI CET Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following the below steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of INI CET and go to the Academic Courses section.
Step 2: Click on "INI CET (MD/ MS/ M.Ch (6yrs)/ DM (6yrs))", then hit the INI CET 2021 Admit Card button.
Step 3: Candidates have to login using their credentials.
Step 4: INI CET Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: View and download the admit card. Take a print out of the same for further processes. 

INI CET Results:

INI CET Results can be viewed by following the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of INI CET and click on the "Results" tab. 
Step 2: Select academic course and click on the link of "Percentile secured by the candidate of INI CET Courses [MD/ MS/ M.Ch (6 years)/ DM (6 years)/ MDS]". 
Step 3: Submit the Roll Number and Category and check the INI CET scorecard. 
Step 4: Candidates can view and print the scorecard for further processes. 

INI CET Cut Offs:

INI CET Cut offs for MD/ MS/ DM/ M.Ch Programs:


INI CET Cut offs for MDS Programs:


Deciding Factors for INI CET Cut off: 

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the INI CET examination. 
  • Total number of seats
  • Total numbers of candidates qualifying for the exam.
  • Difficulty level of the exam. 
  • Reservation norms

INI CET Counselling:

Candidates who have qualified by securing the minimum percentage of marks in INI CET can take part in the counselling to get admission in the postgraduate medical programs offered by the Institutes of National Importance (INIs).

INI CET Counselling will be conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi in 4 rounds, namely - Mock Round, 1st Round, 2nd Round, and Open Round. 

  • The entire counselling process will take place online.
  • Before signing up for the INI CET counselling session, candidates must go through the information bulletin.
  • All the information and announcements regarding the counselling rounds and allotment will be published on the official website.

Eligible candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps for INI CET counselling:

Step 1: Registration Process

Candidates need to create new credentials for the counselling process by logging into the official website of AIIMS and entering all the required information.

Step 2: Saving Preferences 

Log in to the official website of AIIMS by using the new credentials and enter the preferred institute and course in a specific form. Ensure to save and lock to avoid any misplace of data. 

After login, go to "My Choice", select your preferred institute, and hit on "Add Choice".
Continue to fill the form similarly and click on the "SAVE" button after completion. Review your preferences and submit once confirmed.

Step 3: Seat Allotment

Based on the preferences submitted, candidates need to check the seat allotment list published on the website.

Step 4: Submission of Preferences for Final Round

Candidates are given a chance to modify their preferences before allotting the seat for the final round.

If candidates fail, they will be disqualified from the counselling session and their admission process will stand cancelled for that academic year.

Step 5: Seat Allotment for Final Round

After the final selection process is completed, candidates must check the official website to know the seat allotment. 

Step 6: Seat Allotment Confirmation

Candidates must log in to the INI CET website using the new credentials for counselling after checking the allotment list and select the options from the given list.

They can go ahead with the seat allotted to them or withdraw from further counselling of INI CET. 

They can also accept the seat allotted to them and take part in another counselling session.

Option for rejecting the allotted seat and going for the upcoming rounds is also provided. 

Step 7: Verification Of Documents

Aspirants who have been allotted seats in the counselling process of INI CET have to report to their concerned institutes. They have to carry their original and a self-attested copy of their documents. 

Documents Required:

  • Original Class 10th Certificate or Birth Certificate.
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Original certificate of MBBS/ BDS
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • System generated registration slip
  • INI CET 2022 Admit Card
  • Seat Allotment Order
  • Interim or Persistent Registration Certificate 
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (If Applicable)


- You can apply for INI CET by visiting the official website of AIIMS.

- INI CET is an online examination.

- Courses for which the INI CET Exam is conducted are Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Magister Chirurgiae (M.Ch) [6 Years], Doctorate Of Medicine (DM) [6 Years] and Master of Dental Science (MDS).

- No, candidates need to manually visit their respective institute with original documents to complete the verification process.

- Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer and deducted 0.3 marks for every wrong answer.

- You will not be allowed for the verification process. It can also lead you to disrupt that particular academic year.

- No, counselling sessions for INI CET will be conducted only through the online mode.

- Candidates can aim to study at AIIMS (Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh), JIPMER (Puducherry), NIMHANS (Bengaluru) and PGIMER (Chandigarh)

- Yes, you can modify the information provided in the application form. AIIMS opens a correction window after the primary and final registration process.

- The duration for DM and M.Ch is 6 years, while the duration for other courses is 3 years.
Eligibility Criteria

INI CET aspirants have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the exam: 

  • Aspirants should hold an MBBS/ BDS degree from a recognized institute in India and complete the mandatory internship of 1 year. 
  • They must have registered themselves with the Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council of India (DCI) 
  • General category aspirants should obtain an aggregate score of 55%, while the candidates from the reserved category such as SC & ST should secure an aggregate score of 50% in their bachelor"s course.

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