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AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - May 04, 2017

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) conducts MBBS entrance exam for undergraduate aspirants who wish to seek admission to MBBS courses. The exam is conducted on national level at specific institutes enlisted under AIIMS.

AIIMS MBBS is conducted only in online mode with time duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The question paper comprises 200 multiple choice and reason-assertion questions. It is conducted in two sessions- morning and evening.

The question paper is set both in English and Hindi. Thus, candidates must state their preferred language while filling AIIMS MMBS 2018 Application form. Moreover, it is a computer based test, therefore, no papers are provided for rough work.

Highlights of AIIMS MBBS 2018

AIIMS MBBS is expected to be held in May 2018 in two sessions: morning and evening, each with duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The table below shows all important dates related to AIIMS MBBS including availability of forms, date of exam, result announcement, counselling dates and other process:

Date of the ExamMay, 2018
Time of ExamMorning- 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Evening- 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Mode of ExamOnline
Language of PaperEnglish and Hindi
Question typesMultiple-choice questions and re-assertion based
Marking PatternEach correct answer is awarded with 1 mark and incorrect with -1/3
SyllabusPhysics, Chemistry and Biology (10+2 level of CBSE)

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of AIIMS MBBS 2018 is such that the question paper will contain 200 multiple choice questions. The questions will be based on topics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Awareness covered in class 11 and class 12. Distribution of questions in AIIMS MBBS 2018 exam will be as follows:

Name of SubjectNumber of questions
General Knowledge20

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Marking Scheme

Against every correct answer, aspirants will be awarded 1 mark whereas for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. Besides, no marks are given for any un-attempted questions. The marking pattern of AIIMS MBBS 2018 is as follows:

Type of QuestionMarking Pattern
Correct answer+1
Wrong answer-One third
In favour of analysis0
In favour of any un-attempted question0

Note: As per the official booklet of AIIMS, minimum eligible marks for MBBS entrance will be 50 percentile for general category candidates and 40 percentile for SC/ST category candidates.

Use of Optical Response Sheet During AIIMS MBBS 2018

AIIMS MBBS 2018 paper will comprise multiple choice questions and re-assertion type questions. Out of four options given, select one option which you find is correct. Those who appear for the exam are provided with Optical Response Sheet to mark their answers. Select the appropriate circle given against four options provided for each question. This can be done by clicking on correct answer using virtual keypad.

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Important Instructions

Before applying for the exam candidate must thoroughly go through set of instructions given below:

  • Mode of exam is only online.
  • Time duration of the exam will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Negative marking is applicable for every incorrect answer.
  • Question paper comprises total 200 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge.

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of AIIMS MBBS 2018 will cover topics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology studied in class 11 and class 12. The conducting body will not add anything to this syllabus. Subject-wise syllabus of entrance exam is given in tables below:

Physics Syllabus

The topics covered under Physics section are based on Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus

Optic Ray
Wave Motion
Heat and Thermodynamics
Solids and semi-conductor Devices
Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
Laws of Motion
Modern Physics: (Atomic Models) & Current Electricity

Chemistry Syllabus

candidates preparing for AIIMS MBBS 2018 exam will have to go through topics studied in higher secondary education.

Alkenes and Alkynes
General Organic Chemistry
Chemical Equilibrium
p-block Elements
s-block Elements
Chemical Bonding
Chemical Thermodynamics
Mole Concepts
Transition Elements (d and f Block) and Electrochemistry

Biology Syllabus

Biology syllabus comprises of topics prepared for 10+2 examinations.

Human Health Diseases
Origin of Life
Plant Morpho
Cell Division
Mineral Nutrients
Cell Respiration
Plant water relation

Note: For general knowledge, there is no such specific syllabus. keep yourselves updates with latest news and other happenings around the world.

Qualifying marks in AIIMS MBBS 2018

In order to clear AIIMS MBBS 2018 exam, candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks. The qualifying marks required are as follows:


Tie-Breaker in AIIMS MBBS 2018

The tie breaker will be determined as follows:

  • Candidate securing high percentile in Biology will be placed higher on the merit
  • In case of further tie, candidate obtaining high percentile in Chemistry will be placed higher at merit
  • In case of further tie, candidate securing high percentile in Physics will be placed at higher merit
  • If tie persists, candidate senior in age will be given priority.

AIIMS MBBS 2018 Preparation Books

It is important to prepare for this exam with the best of your efforts, therefore, we have come up with a list of books which might help you in better preparation. Given below is a list of books which can be used for reference for better preparation:

  1. Trueman’s Elementary Biology (Volume 1 and Volume 2): It is a very elaborative and detailed book which will help you clear all your doubts, if any.
  2. Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations (Volume 1 and Volume 2): It is helpful for performing objective type questions which will be asked. It helps to make biology interesting and quite easy.
  3. AC Dutta (Botany) Oxford Publication: It also gives all the basic comprehensive knowledge on all the facts in Botany.
  4. Prakash Objective Zoology: It is a standar book for AIIMS preparation.

Modern ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th (Volume 1 and Volume 2): It covers all the chapters in NCERT with details



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