INI CET 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Exam Pattern, Prospectus, Latest News

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Jun 16, 2021

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INI CET exam is postponed till further notice by the Supreme Court due to the corona outbreak. INI CET 2021 was scheduled for June 16.  INI CET stands for Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test. INI CET is a national-level entrance exam and a replacement for postgraduate medical entrance exams conducted by AIIMS, JIPMER, and NIMHANS for admission into various PG courses like MD, MS, M.Ch. (6 Years), DM (6 years), and MDS. Read the full article to gain insights on the INI CET 2021.

INI CET 2021 Latest News:

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 11, 2021: The Supreme Court has held the fixing of conducting the INI CET 2021 exam on Jun 16, as "arbitrary". SC has directed AIIMS to postpone the exam by one month.
  • Jun 9, 2021: INI CET 2021 Admit Card is released. Candidates can download the same through their candidate login portals.
  • May 27, 2021: AIIMS, New Delhi has decided to reschedule the conduct of the INI CET 2021 Exam for admission to PG courses for the July 2021 session due to the COVID-19 situation.


What is INI CET Exam?

AIIMS New Delhi released the INI CET 2021 notification on May 27. Some of the important highlights related to the INI CET exam are tabulated below:

INI CET Highlights 2021
Exam Name INI CET
INI CET Full-Form Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test
Conducting Authority AIIMS Delhi
Exam Frequency Biannual
Exam Level National level
Conducted for PG Medical Courses Admission
Exam Mode Online
Courses Offered MS, MD, DM, MDS, M.Ch
Exam Duration 3 hours
Official Website [email protected]

INI CET 2021 Exam Date

Candidates must check the below-mentioned table for INI CET 2021 date schedule.

INI CET 2021 Important Dates
Events Important Dates
INI CET 2021 Basic Registration Mar 2, 2021
Deadline for Registration and Editing Mar 31, 2021
Status of Basic Registration April 1, 2021 - April 5, 2021
Basic Status of Final Registration April 6, 2021
Uploading of Documents March 23, 2021
INI CET 2021 Final Registration March 23, 2021
INI CET Prospectus 2021 Part A March 23, 2021 (till 5:00 PM)
Deadline for Final Registration April 12, 2021
Final Status of Final Registration April 30, 2021
INI CET 2021 Prospectus Part B April 2021
Correction Window for Final Registration Until April 12, 2021
Last date of submission of the application form (For OCI/Foreign Nationals) June 16, 2021 (Upto 5:00 PM)
Last date to upload scanned copy of Sponsored Certificate June 16, 2021 (Upto 5:00 PM)
INI CET 2021 Admit Card Release Date June 9, 2021
INI CET Exam Date 2021 Exam Postponed By a Month
Declaration of Result To be announced

INI CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who have the following criteria can appear on the INI CET exam 2021. Candidates must check the INI CET brochure for detailed eligibility details.

INI CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria



Age limit

No limit

Number of attempts

No limit


Indian nationals

Minimum qualification

MBBS/ BDS degree from recognized 

Minimum marks

  • GEN/ OBC/ GEN PWD: 55% 
  • SC/ ST/ SC-PWD/ ST-PWD: 50%

Read More: INI CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

INI CET 2021 Registration 

The Registration process includes the following steps:

Basic Registration 

Step 1: Generation of Registration ID.

Step 2: Upload image.

Step 3: Checking the status of registration.

Code Generation

Steps for generating the code for final registration:

Step-1: Use registration ID and password, and then log in.

Step-2: Click on the Generate Unique Code option.

Step-3: One can also select the desired course in this process.

Step-4: Details mentioned on the screen must be verified once the above process gets complete.

Step-5: Click the Generate button.

Final Registration

  • The final registration for INI CET is done using the registration ID and a unique password.
  • While applying for INI CET, the candidates must read the given instructions carefully. Candidates must provide valid credentials so that one’s application form does not get rejected. Candidates can fill the application form for INI CET online.

Application fee:

INI CET Application Fee 2021
Category Fee (In INR)
General/OBC INR 1500
SC/ST INR 1200
PwD Exempted

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INI CET 2021 Exam Pattern

INI CET Exam Pattern 2021
Particulars  Details
Type of Questions The INI CET entrance test will be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only.
No of questions For MDS, there are 90 questions whereas, for MD/MS, there are 200 questions.
Language The paper will be available only in the English language.
Marks Marks allotted for MDS and MD/MS are 90 and 200, respectively.
Time Duration A total of 90 minutes is given to the candidates to complete the exam for the MDS paper. A total of 180 minutes was granted for MS/MD students to complete the exam.
Marking Scheme 1 mark will be provided for each correct question.0.3 marks will be deducted for each question.

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INI CET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must check the INI CET 2021 Syllabus details for the July session mentioned below.

INI CET 2021 Syllabus
Subjects INI CET Syllabus 2021
Pre-Clinical Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology.
Para-Clinical Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Community Medicine, etc.
Clinical Obstetrics, Paediatrics, and Gynaecology, Community Medicine, Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology), etc.
Surgery and Allied Subjects Orthopedics, E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Anaesthesiology, etc.

INI CET 2021 Admit Card

The INI CET admit card will be issued only to those candidates who complete the final registration before the last date. The admit card is an important document that contains complete details of the appearing candidate, and the candidates must carry it to the exam centre without fail.

Details present on the INI CET Admit Card

  • Name
  • INI CET roll number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Thumb impression
  • INI CET Exam Time and Date
  • Name and address of the exam centre.

Steps to download the INI CET 2021 Admit Card

  1. Visit the official website for the INI CET exam, i.e.,
  2. Click on the option “Academic Courses.”
  3. Select the required course, i.e., “INI CET (MD/ MS/ MCh (6yrs)/ DM (6yrs))” from the list available on the page.
  4. On the login page, the application login ID should be provided.
  5. Fill the registration Id, password, and captcha in the given space.
  6. INI CET admit card will open up on your screen
  7. The details in the admit card should match the original documents.
  8. Download and print the admit card for the INICET examination.

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Direct Link to download INI CET 2021 Admit Card

INI CET 2021 Exam Centres

INI CET will be conducted in 31 States/UTs and 129 exam cities. The exam centres are available in the following states: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, and nine other cities.

Things to be Checked before INI CET 2021

  • All aspirants must carry their respective INI CET admit card 2021 along with a valid photo identity proof with them.
  • Electronic items are not allowed inside the INI CET exam centres like calculators, mobile phones, smartwatches, beverages, etc. 
  • The candidates should be available at the exam centre at least 1 hour before the given reporting time.
  • Candidates must read and sign the declaration part. The photo attached should be clear.
  • Candidates through emails must contact the authorities in case of any discrepancy.
  • The authorities must check that the aspirant's mail ID matches the one given during the registration process.

Read More: INI CET 2021 Exam Centres

INI CET 2021 Result

The authorities have postponed the exam by a month. Therefore, INI CET Result 2021 is also delayed until further notice. Aspirants can download the INI CET merit list and scorecard from the official web portal. Candidates can check the results for the July session in PDF format. Those candidates will appear for the counselling session who successfully qualified for the examination.

How to download INI CET 2021 merit list?

  • Visit the AIIMS official website.
  • Candidates must click on the INI CET 2021 Merit List link.
  • Download the merit list in PDF format.
  • Aspirants must do verification of information mentioned in the INI CET merit list.
  • Authorities will release INI CET cutoff ranks for all categories.

Read More: INI CET 2021 Result

INI CET 2021 Cut Off

The authorities will release INI CET Cutoff 2021 for different categories on the official web portal. The cutoff is mainly the equal percentile and the last merit ranks secured by the candidate who successfully qualifies for the INI CET entrance test. AIIMS Delhi will declare the cutoff along with the INI CET 2021 result.

INI CET 2021 Seat Matrix

Authorities release the INI CET 2021 seat matrix based on the total available seats in all the INIs. The seat matrix for the July session has not been declared yet. Candidates must keep a regular check on the AIIMS official portal for INI CET 2021 latest news.

INI CET 2021 Counselling

Admissions to the respective institute will be confirmed once the verification of documents is finished. Therefore, candidates are requested to carry all the required documents (both original and self-attested copies) while reporting to the institute. The list of documents must be checked while the INI CET counselling 2021 are as follows:

  • Allotment letter
  • Registration form
  • INI CET 2021 admit card
  • MBBS/ BDS degree certificate
  • Marksheets of MBBS/ BDS professional examinations
  • Internship completion certificate.
  • Provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by MCI/state medical council or DCI/state dental council
  • Class 10 certificate/ birth certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

Read More: INI CET 2021 Counselling

INI CET 2021 Colleges

INI CET 2021 colleges where examinations will be held are as follows. 

8 AIIMs: AIIMS from New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, JIPMER from Pondicherry, NIMHANS from Bengaluru, and PGIMER from Chandigarh.

INI CET Preparation Tips

  • Start by taking notes on each section of the INI CET syllabus for the particular year.
  • Spend at least 5-6 hours per day and revise the topics.
  • Try to solve Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ) on a topic.
  • At last, take mock tests every week and check the actual time taken to attempt them.
  • Change the study material once you finish the exam and try to practice solving application-based questions.

INI CET Reference Books

  • Study Package in Biology (Set of 6 Books): For AIPMT and AIIMS (English)
  • Dinesh Objective Biology for AIPMT, AIIMS & Other Medical Exams
  • Medical Entrances Physics Chemistry & Biology Chapterwise Topicwise Solved Papers (Set of 3 Books)
  • AIIMS Chapter-wise Solutions Physics, Chemistry, Biology: 20 Years
  • JIPMER MBBS 14 Years Solved Papers by Arihant.
  • JIPMER Pondicherry Medical Entrance Exam: Previous Years’ Solved Papers

Contact Information

AIIMS, New Delhi responses to the queries within three working days.

INI CET Contact Number: 8287882360

INI CET Helpline Number: (Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM - Monday to Saturday) 8510010247: 9582949110

INI CET Toll-Free Number: 1800117898 (Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM - Monday to Saturday)


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