INI CET 2021 - July Exam (Postponed), Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, Counselling & Admissions


All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi, has postponed the INI CET 2021 exam due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The exam was scheduled to be held on 8th May 2021. The new exam date is not announced yet. The Institute, every year, administers the postgraduate exam for admission to MS, MD, MDS, M.Ch. and DM courses. These courses are of 6 years duration, and admissions are based on the entrance examination. The exam is conducted twice a year – the first session is in January, and the second occurs in July. Find complete details about INI CET 2021 exam here.


INI CET, short for the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test, is a national level examination conducted by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Delhi. The examination will now be conducted replacing PGIMER, JIPMER PG, NIMHANS Entrance Test, and AIIMS PG. It is a Computer-based exam/ online exam with test centers in 64 different cities all over the country. Through this exam, candidates get admission to MD, MS, DM, MDS, and MCH courses in 10 different medical colleges.

INI CET 2021 Latest Notification – The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has postponed the INI CET 2021 exam. It was scheduled to be held on 8th May 2021. The new exam date is to be announced later.

INI CET 2021 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test

Conducting Authority

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi


Two sessions in a year – January & July


Admission to various PG courses like MS, MD, MDS, M.Ch. and DM


Twice in a Year




180 minutes

Official Website

July Term Exam

8th May 2021 (postponed)

New Date - To be announced

Available Application Forms

INI CET Exam 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for INI CET 2021 (July Session) are as under:

July 2021 Session – MD/ MS/ M.Ch./ DM (6 years)

INI CET 2021 Events

Dates for MD/ MS/ M.Ch. / DM

Registration process begins

1st March 2021

Last date to complete registration

31st March 2021

Status of Basic Registration

1st to 5th April 2021 (till 5:00 PM)

Final status of Basic Registration

6th April 2021 (till 5:00 PM)

INI CET Prospects Part-A

23rd March 2021

Registration Unique Code (RUC) generation

24th March to 12th April 2021

INI CET final registration

24th March 2021

Last date of final registration

12th April 2021

Editing of basic and final registration (Re-opened)

19th to 22nd April 2021

Uploading valid certificates (EWS, OBC, PWBD)

12th April 2021

Last date for uploading copy of sponsored certificates

8th May 2021

Status of complete application

19th April 2021

Admit card availability

To be announced

INI CET 2021 Exam


Result declaration

To be announced

INI CET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

INI CET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

INI CET Exam Pattern 2021

The INI-CET 2021 exam will be conducted in computer-based mode or online.  The question paper language is English, and the exam will be of 180 minutes. All the questions will be objective types. As far as negative marking is concerned, the exam-conducting authority will deduct 1/3rd marks for each incorrect answer. Take a quick look –



Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions

MD/ MS – 200 questions

MDS – 90 questions




3 hours

Marking Scheme

For correct answer, 1 mark will be given

Negative Marking Scheme

For incorrect answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted

INI CET Exam Syllabus

The INI CET syllabus 2021 is based on the MBBS curriculum for MD/ MS courses. Candidates applying for the MDS course can study the BDS level syllabus.

INI CET Exam 2021 Eligibility

AIIMS, New Delhi, will conduct the INI CET exam for 6 years as well as 3 years PG courses. Candidates applying for different courses must satisfy the eligibility criteria prescribed by the Institute. Go through the following eligibility requirements before applying for the test.

MD/ MS/ M.Ch. / DM (6 Years) –

  • Educational Qualification: The students must hold an MBBS degree for Master of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine and a BDS degree for MDS with 55% marks in aggregate for the general category students (50% marks for the reserved category candidates) from a university or college recognised by the Dental Council of India and Medical Council of India.
  • Internship: Should have completed a 1-year rotatory internship before 30th January 2021. 

DM/ M.Ch. / Fellowship/ MD (Hospital Administrator) (3 Years) –

  • Educational Qualification: A degree in MD/ MS from a university recognised by MCI
  • Upper Age Limit: The applicants should not be more than 35 years old. The OBC category candidates will enjoy 3 years upper age limit (5 years for SC/ST category)

Recommended Books for INI CET Exam

INI CET Exam 2021 Application Process

If eligible, visit the official website of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and complete the registration process. The Institute conducts the application process online for all the candidates irrespective of their categories. The INI CET July session registration process 2021 was conducted from 1st to 31st March 2021. The registration for the exam is done in 2 parts – Basic and Final. Once the basic registration is done, the Institute begins the final registration.

Steps to Complete INI CET Registration 2021 –

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the ‘Registration Process’ process
  • Provide details such as the name of the candidate, nationality, category, etc. for the basic registration
  • Select the Registration button to receive the registration ID and password
  • Use the credentials to log in
  • Check the details. If correct, proceed to the next stage. If found incorrect, make changes right there and proceed further.
  • Upload the digital images of the photograph, signature and left thumb impression in the prescribed format
  • Select ‘Declaration’ and hit the ‘Submit’ button
  • Now, the applicants need to provide their qualification (MBBS, medical registration details, Internship, etc.) and address details
  • Pay the fee
  • Choose the exam centre and submit
  • Take a printout of the application form

Required Documents Specifications –







20 kb to 100 kb




50 kb to 100 kb

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Left-thumb Impression


20 kb to 100 kb

200 dpi (Dots per Inch)

Scroll left or right to view full table

Application Fee Payment Details –

The exam fee amount can only be paid online via credit card, debit card and net banking. After the payment, candidates are advised to get a printout of the receipt that carries the URN (Unique Registration Number). Please keep it safe for future reference.


Application Amount (₹)

General/ OBC






Other Details

INI CET Admit Card 2021 –

AIIMS, New Delhi will issue the INI CET July admit card 2021 for the 6 years courses online. The INI CET July hall tickets 2021 can be obtained online at the authorised website. Check for all the details including the name of the candidate, exam date and timing, DOB, photograph, thumb impress, signature, roll number, etc. In case of any disagreement, contact the officials immediately.

Note: Carry the admit card along with one photo ID while turning up at the exam centre.

INI CET 2021 Exam Centres –

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi will organise the postgraduate test in the following states – Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, J & K, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Gujarat, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

INI CET Exam Result 2021

For 6 years courses, the INI CET July result 2021 will be released online. The result will be made available on the official website of AIIMS, New Delhi. Test-takers can check their INI CET result 2021 by following the step-by-step procedure.

How to check INI CET Result 2021 online?

Keeping in mind the prevailing situation, the medical institute will publish the INI CET Result 2021 in online format on its official website. Candidates need to follow the directions provided below in order to check their individual results on the website:

Step 1: Visit the official website i.e.

Step 2: Scroll Down to the Important Announcements Section.

Step 3: Click on Link for Stage 1 Result for DM / MCh / MD Hospital Admin.

Step 4: A PDF file containing the Result information will open.

Step 5: Check course-wise result using your roll number.

Step 6: Download the result pdf file for future reference.

INI CET Cut-off 2021 –

Along with the results, AIIMS, New Delhi will also issue the cut-off marks of the exam. It is the qualifying mark that the test-takers need to score to be eligible for counselling. The minimum qualifying score should be 50%.

Have a look at the previous AIIMS PG Cut off scores 2020 -

AIIMS PG Cut off (MD, MS, MCh, DM)


Cut Off (in percentile)



Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




AIIMS PG Cut off for MDS Course


Cut Off (in percentile)



Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




AIIMS PG Counselling 2021 –

The INI CET counselling 2021 will begin after the completion of the stage 2 exam. The qualified students will be required to participate in the process and the Authority will select the applicants based on their score and choice. Documents that need to be produced are mark sheets of MBBS/ BDS, admit card, rank card, counselling call letter, DOB proof, medical registration certificate, internship certificate, etc.

How to Apply?

  • Go to the official website of AIIMS –
  • Click on the “AIIMS PG Counselling 2021” link, flashing on the homepage.
  • Enter your login details, same as you have entered to check your result.
  • Once logged in, start filling in your choices for the Mock round.
  • Submit your counselling form.


Got confusion? Feel free to check our latest Frequently Asked Questions - Click here.