INI CET 2023: Application Form (Released), Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Result, Cut off

INI CET 2023 exam dates for the January session has been announced by AIIMS. The INI CET 2023 exam will be conducted on November 13 at different test centres across India. The registration process has commenced on September 5. Candidates will have to register online first to submit application form. Basic information such as name, date of birth, nationality, gender, mobile number etc will have to be provided to generate login ID and password. According to INI CET 2023 dates, the last date for registration is September 26.

The application process for AIIMS INI CET comprises basic and final registration. Candidates who complete the basic registration can procedd for the final registration. Generating Exam Unique Code (EUC) is manadatory to submit application form for INI CET 2023. Candidates will have to submit INI CET 2023 aplication form till October 25. The INI CET 2023 admit card will be released on November 7. Candidates will have to download the admit card for AIIMS INI CET 2023 exam from the official website with login credentials. This page brings the overview of INI CET 2023 exam in terms of dates, application process, admit card, exam, result and counselling. 

The INI CET counselling 2022 for the previous session (July 2022) is underway. The INI CET 2022 counselling result for the first two rounds have been released and the dates for the final rounds are yet to be announced.

What is INI CET?

INI CET is the abbreviation for Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi conducts the entrance test for admission to PG courses such as Masters of Surgery (MS)Doctor of Medicine (MD)Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)Doctorate of Medicine (DM), and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh). INI CET scores are valid for admission to 12 AIIMS including AIIMS Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Nagpur, Raipur, and Rishikesh, Bathinda, Bibinagar, Deoghar, Manglagiri as well as NIMHANS Bengaluru, JIPMER Puducherry, PGI Chandigarh, and SCTIMST, Trivandrum. With effect from 2021, all these institutes admit PG students on the basis of the marks obtained in the INI CET exam only. Earlier these 16 institutes used to conduct separate exams for admission to PG courses. INI CET examination is conducted twice a year, January and July session. 

INI CET 2023 (January Session) Highlights

Candidates can refer to the table below for quick highlights of INI CET 2023 January session:



Name of the examination

Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)

Exam conducting authority

AIIMS, New Delhi

Exam level

Postgraduate exam at National level

Exam frequency

Twice a year (January and July)

Mode of exam

Computer-based test (Online)

Courses offered


Exam fees

INR 2,000 (for General)

INR 1,500 (for SC, ST)

Exam duration

3 hours

Total marks


Total questions 


Marking scheme

  • +1 mark for correct response
  • -1/3 mark for incorrect response
  • No mark for unattempted question

Language/medium of exam


College accepting exam score

Number of test cities


Official website

Contact details

Toll free number-1800117898

Email Id: [email protected]

INI CET 2023 Application Process

The first step of the INI CET 2023 January session application process is basic registration. Candidates have to submit basic candidate information as part of the registration. They will have to register themselves on the official website of AIIMS Delhi through a valid email ID and mobile number. Then they have to check the provisional status of their registration as well till the given deadline set by AIIMS. After the basic registration, candidates will have to fill INI CET application form 2022.

The next step is code generation and final registration. The Examination Unique Code (EUC) will be generated only to those candidates whose basic registration is accepted. This code is a mandatory requirement to proceed with the final registration. After the generation of the code, candidates will have to complete the final part of the application form and submit the application fee. 

INI CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for the PG entrance test need to follow the eligibility criteria for the exam. The requirements that a candidate must fulfil to be eligible for the entrance exam are summarised in the table below:

INI CET Eligibility Criteria


Age limit

No limit

Number of attempts

No limit


Indian Nationals


Foreign Nationals

Minimum qualification

MBBS/ BDS degree from a recognised institute

Should complete 12 months internship on or before January 31, 2022

Minimum marks in the qualifying examination



INI CET 2023 Admission Process

The admission process for various postgraduate courses for January session begins with exam registration. Once candidates complete both the basic and final registration process, they are issued admit cards. After this, candidates have to appear for the examination, which is conducted online at various test centres in India. Those who qualify for the stipulated cut-off become eligible for admission to various masters-level programmes such as MS, MD, MDS, DM, and MCh.

INI CET 2023 Centres

AIIMS will release the list of INI CET 2023 test centres where the exam will be held on November 13. The list of test cities will be ploaded along with the information brochure for INI CET 2023 January session.

INI CET 2023 January Session Exam Dates

Candidates need to check the below-mentioned dates of crucial events of the exam:


INI CET 2023 January Session Dates

Basic registration


Last date to register


Status of basic registration & last date for correction of rejected images

30-Sep-2022 03-Oct-2022 (5 pm)

Basic registration final status

06-Oct-2022 (5 pm)

Date of uploading prospectus


Exam Unique Code (EUC) generation


12-Oct-2022 (5 pm) to 25-Oct-2022 (5 pm)

Editing of registration and completion of application form

Uploading of valid certificate

12-Oct-2022 (5 pm) to 13-Nov-2022 (5 pm)

Status of final registration & last date to submit required documents

28-Oct-2022 (10 am) to 31-Oct-2022 (5 pm)

INI CET admit card 2023 release


INI CET 2023 exam



To be announced

Counselling process commences

To be announced

INI CET 2023 Syllabus

INI CET syllabus 2023 will be released by AIIMS Delhi along with the information brochure. The question paper is based on the choice of the institute and selected course while filling the application form. Though the subject/topics and question papers are different on the basis of the choice, the core syllabus is based on the course curriculum taught during the MBBS course. Below is the gist of the INI CET syllabus 2023 candidates can refer to:  

  • For Pre-Clinical Phase
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology
  • Para-clinical Phase
  • Clinical Phase

INI CET 2023 Pattern

AIIMS will release the INI CET 2023 exam pattern in the official information brochure. As per the existing INI CET 2023 pattern, the exam is conducted in computer-based mode and candidates get three hours to answer the exam paper. Details of INI CET pattern 2023 are as follows: 



Mode of exam

Computer-based test


3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of questions


Type of questions

Objective type

Correct answer

One mark (+1)

Incorrect answer

Minus one third (-1/3)



INI CET 2023 Prep Tips

As INI CET is a PG-level exam, candidates must not leave any stone unturned to score well in the upcoming exam. They should pay attention to the following tips.

  • Candidates need to keep themselves updated as per the latest INI CET pattern

  • Prepare a plan to cover the whole INI CET syllabus in a strategic manner

  • As the syllabus is of UG level, candidates are advised to pay attention to all subjects of the MBBS course

  • Candidates must know that superficial reading won’t help. In-depth knowledge of a subject is a must

  • Make a time-table to allocate dedicated hours to each subject

  • Devote more time to a subject and topic where you feel less confident

  • Practising from past papers on a regular interval is key

  • Do realty check of yourself through mock test papers

  • Focus more on the clinical section as candidates could be tested for their clinical skill set in the examination

INI CET 2023 Mock Test

INI CET 2023 mock test provides a reality check of preparation. After finishing the syllabus, candidates should practice mock tests and analyse their performance. Solving more mock tests boosts their confidence before the exam. At the same time, candidates get an idea of what more needs to be done to improve their scores. Candidates must note that AIIMS doesn’t release the official mock test. However, candidates are advised to solve previous question papers and sample papers to get an overall idea about the exam.

INI CET 2023 Admit Card (January Session)

INI CET 2023 January session admit card will be issued to candidates who will successfully complete the application process. The admit card/hall ticket is of vital importance during the entire admission process and must be preserved until the whole admission process gets over. INI CET admit card 2023 will carry important details like name, date of birth, exam date and timing, address of exam centre, and exam day guidelines. Candidates will have to download the admit card 2022 from the official website by providing the login details generated during the registration. 

INI CET 2023 Counselling

AIIMS will release INI CET 2023 counselling dates on its official website. The counselling for January session will be held for those who qualified for the exam by scoring the minimum cut off percentile. There will be four rounds of INI CET 2022 counselling including mock and open rounds. The counselling for INI CET 2023 will be conducted online. Candidates will have to register online to participate in the counselling process.  INI CET 2022 seat allocation will be done on the basis of choice filled by candidates, seat availability, reservation, and other factors. 

Counselling Schedule (January Session)

INI CET counselling 2023 will start with the mock round. Below is the counselling schedule candidates can refer to: 




Exercising/Editing of choices for mock round counselling

To be announced

Seat allocation result for mock round

To be announced

Exercising/Editing of choices (Institute and subject/speciality) for 1 st round

To be announced

Seat allocation result for 1st round

To be announced

Online acceptance of allocated seats

To be announced

Reporting for 1st round

To be announced

Seat allocation result for 2nd round

To be announced

Online acceptance of allocated seats

To be announced

Reporting for 2nd round

To be announced

INI CET 2023 Seat Matrix

AIIMS Delhi will release the final seat position for INI CET 2023 January session. A total of 939 seats were supposed to be allocated through INI CET counselling 2022 for July session. The institute-wise seats have been listed in the table below: 

Name of Institute

Total seats

AIIMS New Delhi


AIIMS Bhopal


AIIMS Bhubaneswar


AIIMS Jodhpur


AIIMS Nagpur




AIIMS Rishikesh


AIIMS Raipur


AIIMS Bibinagar


AIIMS Bathinda


AIIMS Deoghar


AIIMS Manglagiri


JIPMER, Puducherry


NIMHANS, Bengaluru


PGIMER, Chandigarh


SCTIMS, Trivandrum