AIIMS PG 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria

The AIIMS PG exam is an entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for admission in the Post Graduate medical courses like MS, Doctor of Medicine (DS), MD, MDS and MCH courses. AIIMS is a prestigious institute, and by joining here, students can get ample opportunities in the national and international levels.

AIIMS PG 2021 Important dates and exam dates

There are two sessions for January and July. The dates are mentioned below:

January Session (MD/MS/M.Ch/ DM/ MDS):

Events Tentative Date
Registration process commences Last Week of June 2020
Registration closes on Last week of August 2020
Correction in rejected images 1st week of September to 2nd week of September 2020
Final status update of accepted basic registration 3rd week of September 2020
Prospectus and Tentative Seat Position uploaded September 2020
Code Generation 3rd week of September to 3rd week of October 2020
Prospectus uploaded 4th Week of September 2020
Last date of document submission Last week of October 2020
Admit card availability 1st week of November 2020
AIIMS PG 2021 Exam 3rd week of November 2020
Result declaration 4th week of November 2020
Seat Allocation process releases 1st week of December 2020
Counselling process starts 1st week of December 2020

 January Session (DM/Fellowship/M.Ch/MD (Hospital Administrator)):

Events Tentative Date
Registration process commences 1st week of September 2020
Registration ends on Last week of September 2020
Application status uploaded 2nd week of October 2020
Last date to submit the documents 3rd week of October 2020
Availability of Admit card 4th week of October 2020
Exam Date (Stage I) 1st week of November 2020
Announcement of Result (Stage I) 1st week of November 2020
Departmental Assessment (Stage II) 2nd week to 3rd week of November, 2020
Declaration of Final result 4th week of November 2020
Last date for admission 4th week of February 2021

July Session (MD/MS/M.Ch/ DM/ MDS):

Events Tentative Date
Registration commences 3rd Week Of October 2020
Online registration ends 2nd Week of March 2021
Last date for document submission 3rd Week of March 2021
Admit card availability Last Week OF March 2021
AIIMS PG 2021 Exam 1st week of May 2021
Result declaration 2nd week of May 2021
Counselling process (1st Round) 3rd week of May 2021
Counselling Process (2nd round) Last week of May 2021
Open Counselling In the month of June 2021

July Session (DM/Fellowship/M.Ch/MD (Hospital Administrator)):

Events Tentative Date
Starting of registration 3rd week of February 2021
End of registration process 2nd week of March 2021
Last date to submit necessary documents 3rd week of March 2021
Availability of Admit card Last week of March 2021
Exam Date (Stage I) 1st week of April 2021
Stage II exam 3rd week of April 2021
Final Result notification releases 1st week of May 2021

AIIMS PG 2021 application form and registration process

The application form can be found online. For the registration, dates refer to the table given above. The registration process of AIIMS PG 2021 is termed as PAAR. It consists of essential registration and final registration. Candidates should fill the essential details in the form and upload his details and signature. The candidate needs to select the exam centre and pay the application fee online through debit card/Credit card/ internet banking or UPI

Category Application fee
General/ OBC category candidates
Rs. 1500
ST/ SC/ EWS category candidates


Rs. 1200

AIIMS PG 2021 Admit Card

The admit card will be released online in the first week of November 2021. The candidate can download the Admit card by logging into the official website and by entering his valid credentials.

AIIMS PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Qualifying Examination For MS/MD MBBS is required and for MDS BDS degree is required from a recognized board or university by MCI/ DCI.
Qualifying Marks For General: 55% in aggregate

For SC/ST: 50% in aggregate

Training/ Internship 12 months of training/internship needs to be completed before January 30, 2021
AIIMS PG 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam mode Online CBT mode
Types of Questions Multiple Choice
Number of Questions MDS: 90 Questions

MS/MD: 200 Questions

Language Medium English
Subjects MDS: Questions will be framed on subjects from BDS level

For MD/MS: Questions will be asked from MBBS level

Time Duration MDS: 90 Minutes

MS/MD: 180 minutes

Marking scheme 1 mark for correct answer

For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted

Total Marks MDS: 90 Marks

MD/MS: 200 marks

AIIMS PG 2021 Syllabus

The AIIMS PG 2021 Syllabus consists of pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical phase

Preclinical Phase
Anatomy Gross anatomy, Microanatomy, Embryology and Genetics, Neuroanatomical.
Bio-chemistry Biological cell, Enzymes, Biomolecules, Food assimilation and nutrition, Metabolic pathways, Molecular Biology, their regulation and metabolic interrelationships, Hormones, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Environmental biochemistry, Immunology, cancer and cancer makers.
Physiology: General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Environmental Physiology, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology – General, Visceral and motivational system, Sensory system, Motor system, Special Senses, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Yoga.
Para-clinical Phase Community medicine, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, etc.
Clinical Phase Community Medicine, Surgery and allied subjects (Anaesthesiology, E.N.T, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics), Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology), Gynaecology, Clinical postings.
AIIMS PG 2021 examination tips:

Cracking the AIIMS PG examination is not a cakewalk. Student needs to prepare hard for passing this entrance exam with flying colours. Follow the below preparation tips to ace this tough exam:

  1. Be aware of the exam pattern: this is an essential step for the students. If you are not aware of the pattern, you cannot prepare well. You can study the question banks of previous years to get an understanding of the pattern
  2. Follow a routine and stick to it: Once you are aware of the dates, you must prepare a study routine for yourself. You should also stick to the routine and avoid procrastination
  3. Practice the mock test: You may think that you know everything from the syllabus, but unless you attempt the mock test, you will not realize your strengths and weaknesses. 
  4. Take help from the online forums: You will find many student forums on the internet where past toppers of AIIMS PG exam have shared their experiences and study tips. You should always follow the tips and advice from the experts.

Clearing the AIIMS exam will give you an ocean-full of opportunities. It would help if you studied hard for clearing the exam.

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