INI CET 2023: Counselling Open Round Registration

Exam Date

Nov 13, 2022

Feb 7, 2023 | Dental, Medical


INI CET counselling 2023 open round seat allocation has been released on Feb 6, 2023Candidates can find the detailed counselling schedule in the article below. The seat matrix for the January session exam was released by AIIMS for the 16 participating institutes.

Candidates can check the seat matrix available as a PDF file to know the seats in different INIs for PG programs. Based on the seat matrix, the seat allotment will be done in four rounds of the counselling process. Candidates can find the detailed exam schedule for INI CET 2023 below.

INI CET Cut Off 2023 INI CET Exam Date 2023

INI CET stands for Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. This exam is conducted to provide admission into PG courses such as Master of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Doctorate of Medicine (DM) and more. INI CET is a national-level exam conducted twice a year. Keep reading to learn more about INI CET 2023 exam. 

Latest Updates on INI CET

Table of Contents

INI CET 2023 Counselling

INI CET counselling 2023 open round online seat allocation result has been released on Feb 6, 2023. The INI CET January 2023 session open round online seat allocation results for admission to the MD, MS, MCh, DM, and MDS programmes have been made available by AIIMS Delhi.

The selected candidates must visit the official website to accept the assigned seat before Feb 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. If the allotted seat is not accepted, the Allocated Seat (Institute and Subject/Specialty) will be cancelled. Candidates must report to the assigned institute on the same date and time, Feb 9, 2023, till 5 p.m.

INI CET 2023 counselling dates for January session was announced by the conducting body. As per the schedule, INI CET 2023 counselling mock round choice filling process was open from Dec 10 - Dec 12, 2022, while round 1 choice filling window was open from Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2022. In addition, INI CET 2023 counselling mock round seat allotment list was released on Dec 14, 2022, while the round 1 seat allotment list was declared on Dec 23, 2022. The self reporting window closed on Dec 28, 2022.

AIIMS had released the seat matrix for the 16 participating institutes. Based on the seat matrix, counselling process will be conducted in four rounds for the allocation of seats in the participating institutes.

INI CET 2023 counselling seat allocation result is released in PDF form and cut off rank on the official website. Candidates who clear the cut-off can view their allotted college/institution once the result is released. 

Candidates can visit the official website to exercise the choice-filling option. They must register and use the newly generated credentials to access the choice-filling portal. The conducting body had also announced that there will be no postponing the choice-filling deadline for the mock seat allocation round.

AIIMS New Delhi released INI CET 2023 notice regarding seat allotment for INI CET 2023 counselling Jan session. INI CET 2023 counselling schedule will be released soon. Therefore, candidates are requested to carry all the required documents (both original and self-attested copies) while reporting to the institute. Admissions to the respective institute will be confirmed once the documents are verified.

Documents Required for INI CET 2023 Counselling

Check the documents listed below required during the INI CET 2023 counselling process.

  • Allotment Letter
  • MBBS and BDS Marksheet/Degree Certificate
  • Provisional/ Permanent Registration Certificate issued by MCI/State Medical Council or DCI/State Dental Council
  • PWD Certificate and Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Registration Form
  • Class 10 and 12 Marksheets
  • INI CET Admit Card 2023
  • Internship Completion Certificate.


INI CET stands form Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. This exam is conducted to provide admission into PG courses such as Masters of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Doctorate of Medicine (DM) and more. INI CET 2023 scores are valid for admission into all other 12 AIIMS campuses. 

Candidates have to appear for the online test for different programs and attempt it within 180 minutes. The important highlights related to INI CET 2023 exam are tabulated below.

INI CET Highlights 2023
Exam Name INI CET
INI CET Full Form Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test
Conducting Body AIIMS Delhi
Exam Frequency Biannual
Exam Level National level
Category PG Medical Courses Admission
Exam Mode Online
Courses Offered MS, MD, MDS, M.Ch, DM
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Official Website

INI CET 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates must check the below-mentioned table for tentative INI CET exam date 2023 schedule. Aspirants must not miss out on any of the important events of INI CET. Therefore, candidates must regularly check the web portal for all the updates.

INI CET 2023 Important Dates
INI CET 2023 Events January Session  July Session (Tentative)
Basic Registration Commencement Sep 5, 2022 Feb 2023-Second Week
Last Date to for Basic Registration Sep 26, 2022 Mar 2023-First Week
Generation of Exam Unique Code (EUC)
(Note that the previous EUC code is not valid for Jan 2023)
Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2022
Apr 2023-First Week
Final Registration for Candidates Generated EUC
Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2022
Apr 2023-Second Week
INI CET 2023 Admit Card Release Date Nov 7, 2022 Apr 2023-Third Week
INI CET 2023 Exam Nov 13, 2022 Apr 29, 2023 (Tentative)
INI CET 2023 Seat Matrix Nov 21, 2022 To be Announced

INI CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

AIIMS announced on Apr 6, 2023, that the candidates who completed the compulsory internship or practical training of 12 months on or before Jun 30, 2023, were eligible to participate in the admission process for postgraduate programs at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Applicants with the following criteria could appear for INI CET exam 2023. Aspirants not fulfilling the specified criteria could apply for the entrance test. Aspirants must examine INI CET brochure for detailed eligibility information.

INI CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Criteria Description
Age Limit No Limit
Number of Attempts No Limit
Nationality Indian
Minimum Qualification MBBS/ BDS Certification from Recognized Board/ Institution 
Minimum Marks


Read More: INI CET Eligibility Criteria 2023

INI CET 2023 Registration 

INI CET 2023 January session registration process for PG admission commenced on Sep 5, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam was Sep 26, 2022 (5 PM). final registration and Examination Unique Code (EUC) was generated on Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2022. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

The controlling body separately released the basic and final INI CET registration dates on the official site. Candidates must register as per the instructions of the authorities. The registration process of INI CET involves the following steps.

INI CET 2023 Basic Registration 

The steps to be followed for the basic registration of INI CET 2023 are below.

  • Step 1: Generation of Registration ID.
  • Step 2: Upload image.
  • Step 3: Checking the status of INI CET 2023 registration.

INI CET 2023 Code Generation

Steps for generating the code for final registration are stated below.

  • 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.

INI CET 2023 Final Registration

The steps to be followed for the final registration of INI CET 2023 are as follows.

  • Step 1: The final registration for INI CET is done using the registration ID and a unique password.
  • Step 2: Go through the given instructions carefully while applying for INI CET. Provide valid credentials so that one’s application form does not get rejected. Fill the registration form for INI CET online.

INI CET 2023 Application Fee

Mentioned below is the application fee for INI CET 2023 for different categories.

INI CET Application Fee 2023
Category Fee (In INR)
General/OBC INR 1500
SC/ST INR 1200
PwD Exempted

Read More: INI CET Registration 2023

INI CET 2023 Admit Card

AIIMS issued INI CET 2023 admit card for the January session exam on Nov 7, 2022, to only those candidates who made the final registration before the last date. The admit card is a necessary document that comprises full details of the appearing candidate, and the applicants must bring it to the test centre without fail.

Details Mentioned on INI CET 2023 Admit Card

Below is the list of details present on the admit card of INI CET 2023.

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • INI CET Roll Number
  • INI CET Exam Time and Date
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Thumb Impression
  • Address and other details of the exam centre.

Steps to Download INI CET 2023 Admit Card

Applicants must follow the steps below to download INI CET 2023 hall ticket.

  • Step 1: Visit the official portal for INI CET entrance test.
  • Step 2: Select the 'Academic Courses' option.
  • Step 3: Select the required course, i.e., 'INI CET (MD/ MS/ MCh (6years)/ DM (6years))' from the list available on the page.
  • Step 4: The application login ID should be provided on the login page.
  • Step 5: Fill in the registration ID, captcha code, and password in the given space.
  • Step 6: INI CET admit card will open up on the screen.
  • Step 7: The details in the admit card should match the original documents.
  • Step 8: Download and print the admit card for INI CET examination.

Read More: INI CET Admit Card 2023

INI CET 2023 Exam Centres

INI CET 2023 was administered in 31 States/UTs and 129 exam cities. Candidates were allowed to enter the allotted test centres only with the required documents and the admit card. The exam centres are available in the states listed below.

  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Karnataka
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Mizoram
  • Chandigarh
  • Meghalaya
  • Nagaland
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Manipur
  • Haryana
  • Delhi
  • Maharashtra
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Jharkhand
  • Assam
  • Kerala
  • Odisha
  • Puducherry and nine other cities.

INI CET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates were required to check the following instructions before entering INI CET exam hall.

  • All aspirants must carry their respective INI CET admit card 2023 along with a valid photo identity proof with them.
  • Electronic items are not allowed inside 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 Exam Centres 2023

INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates should know the test pattern and marking scheme to attain good scores in INI CET 2023 entrance test. Aspirants can check the test pattern for INI CET 2023 in the table below.

INI CET Exam Pattern 2023
Exam Mode Online
Type of Questions Objective Type
Number of Questions MDS: 90 Questions
MD/MS: 200 Questions
Test Language English
Marks MDS: 90 Marks
MD/MS: 200 Marks
Exam Duration MDS: 90 Minutes
MS/MD: 180 Minutes
Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer
- 0.3 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

Read More: INI CET Exam Pattern 2023

INI CET 2023 Syllabus

The conducting authorities released the syllabus for INI CET 2023 for candidates to adopt an advanced strategy for test preparation. Candidates can check INI CET syllabus 2023 details for the July session mentioned below.

INI CET 2023 Syllabus
Subjects INI CET Syllabus 2023
Pre-Clinical Biochemistry
Para-Clinical Pharmacology
Forensic Medicine
Community Medicine
Clinical Obstetrics
Community Medicine
Medicine and Allied Subjects (Dermatology, Psychiatry) and Gynaecology, etc.
Surgery and Allied Subjects Orthopedics
Anaesthesiology, etc.

INI CET 2023 Cut Off

The authorities will release INI CET cut off 2023 for different categories on the official web portal. The cut off is mainly the equal percentile and the last merit ranks secured by the candidate who successfully qualifies for INI CET entrance test. AIIMS Delhi will declare the cut off along with INI CET 2023 result.

INI CET 2023 Result

INI CET 2023 January session result PDF will be released soon after the exam is conducted. The exam was conducted on Nov 13, 2022, by AIIMS Delhi. Aspirants can download INI CET result PDF from the AIIMS web portal. The date of declaration of results is set by conducting authority. The candidates who successfully qualify for the examination will be required to appear for the counselling session. 

Steps to Download INI CET 2023 Merit List

Check the steps to download the merit list for INI CET 2023.

  • Step 1: Visit the official portal of AIIMS Exams.
  • Step 2: Click on 'INI CET 2023 Merit List' link to download the merit list as PDF file.
  • Step 3: Verify the information mentioned on INI CET merit list.
  • Step 4: Download and save the merit list for future reference.

Read More: INI CET Result 2023

INI CET 2023 Seat Matrix

INI CET 2023 seat matrix for the January session admissions was published as a PDF file on Nov 21, 2022, on the official website. The seat matrix has been released course-wise for the 16 institutes participating in the counselling process. Candidates can check the matrix to know the number of seats available for PG programs in different AIIMS. 

Authorities released INI CET 2023 seat matrix based on the total available seats in all the insititutes. 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 2023 latest news.

INI CET 2023 Participating Colleges

Aspirants must check INI CET 2023 colleges mentioned below, where the authorities will conduct the entrance test. INI CET 2023 scores are accepted by the 8 AIIMs and other reputed institutes.

  • AIIMS New Delhi
  • AIIMS Jodhpur
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  • AIIMS Raipur
  • AIIMS Nagpur
  • AIIMS Bhopal
  • AIIMS Patna
  • AIIMS Rishikesh
  • JIPMER Pondicherry
  • NIMHANS Bengaluru
  • PGIMER Chandigarh.

INI CET 2023 Reference Books

Aspirants must check the best INI CET books 2023 to score well in the entrance test. Candidates must also solve several mock tests and previous year's test papers to get an idea of the questions appearing in the examination. The recommended reference books for INI CET 2023 are below.

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

INI CET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates should refer to the study material and reference books to obtain good scores in INI CET 2023 entrance exam. Aspirants must follow the INI CET preparation tips for INI CET 2023 mentioned below.

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

INI CET 2023 Contact Details

AIIMS, New Delhi, responses to queries within three working days. Candidates can take help in case of any discrepancy occurs during any stage of INI CET 2023 admission procedure through the following options from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays.

Examination Section, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110608.

  • 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)
  • Fax: 91-11-26588663, 26588641
  • Email ID: [email protected] (for 'Assistant Controller of Examinations')
  • Official Website:


What is a good score in INI CET 2023?

INI CET 2023 cut off marks are different as per the category of the candidates. INI CET 2023 rank is 50th percentile for General category, while SC/ST/OBC/Pwd are 45th percentile.

How many attempts are there in INI CET 2023?

Candidates can take as many attempts as they want, but the candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

What is INI CET 2023 Exam Date?

INI CET 2023 January session exam was conducted on Nov 13, 2022.

How many rounds are there in INI CET 2023 counselling?

INI CET 2023 counselling is conducted in four rounds: Mock Round, Round 1, Round 2, and Open Round counselling.


Upcoming Medical Exams VIEW ALL

NEET PG 2023

Exam Date: Mar 5, 2023

Result Date: Mar 31, 2023


Exam Date: Mar 31, 2023

MU OET 2023

Exam Date: Apr 28, 2023

NEET 2023

Exam Date: May 7, 2023

Popular Exams

Related Articles

Latest News