AIIMS PhD 2021: Exam Date (12 Mar), Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern

AIIMS PhD 2021: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has announced the exam date for the Ph.D entrance exam. The exam will be held on March 12, 2021, and the admit card to the registered candidate will be issued on March 8, 2021, at AIIMS, New Delhi is going to conduct online CBTs for the selection of registered candidates for Ph.D. The exam will have 70 MCQ-type questions. Read this article for information about AIIMS PhD 2021 based on the existing prospectus.

AIIMS PhD 2021

Latest – AIIMS has released notice related to a change in eligibility criteria (Qualification) for Ph.D. Program Session January 2021. This change is made in Project Code No. BT-2012 of Department of Biochemistry. AIIMS has also extended the last date to submit the application form for Ph.D in the Department of Biochemistry till March 03, 2021- Download PDF Here

Latest – AIIMS Ph.D. 2021 exam dates have been announced. Check the full schedule below.

AIIMS PhD 2021 Important Dates

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi conducts the PhD admissions in two sessions every year. The first session is for January and the second session is for July. PhD admissions at AIIMS, Delhi was conducted for the last time for July 2020 session.

Check out the important dates related to AIIMS PhD admissions for 2021 in the table below.

Start of online registrations11 Feb 2021
Last date to register online25 Feb 2021 – All other Courses
03 Mar 2021 – Department of Biochemistry
Status of applications01 Mar 2021
Last date of submission of documents
(for rejected applications)
04 Mar 2021
Last date for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
to forward an approval regarding “No Objection” to the
Foreign National to appear in Ph.D Entrance
04 Mar 2021
Admit Card release08 Mar 2021
Written Test through (CBT) Online mode12 Mar 2021
Result Declaration16 Mar 2021
Departmental Assessment23 Mar 2021
Final Result26 Mar 2021
Last date of joining PhD Program for Jan 2021 session30 Apr 2021

AIIMS Ph.D. 2021 Exam Date

AIIMS PhD 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can check out the syllabus for All India Institute of Medical Sciences PhD Admissions 2021 as per the previous year prospectus below.

Stage I English (written & verbal), Biostatistics, Research Methodology,
Cell Biology, Lab Technology
Stage IISubject related theory-based of MD/MS/MDS/M.Sc. Entrance level
Stage IIIDepartmental/Clinical/Lab-Based Assessment

Exam Pattern of AIIMS Phd CBTs 2021

AIIMS, New Delhi is going to conduct online CBTs for selection of eligible applicants for PhD admissions in January 2021 session. Check out the scheme and pattern of the exam below.

Exam ModeOnline Computer-Based Test
Duration90 minutes (Stage I & II)
Examination CenterDelhi/NCR only
No. of ShiftsOne shift
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQ)
No. of Questions70 (Stage I – 30 Questions; Stage II – 40 Questions)
Marking Scheme+1 marks for correct answers
-1/3 marks for incorrect answers

Check out the distribution of questions for Medical & Non Medical candidates below.

For Medical Candidates

SubjectNo. Of Questions
Aptitude related covering English30
Subject related40

For Non-Medical Candidates

SubjectNo. Of Questions
Aptitude related covering English30
Subject related40

AIIMS PhD 2021 Admit Card

Admit card for CBTs of AIIMS PhD 2021 admissions releases online at the official website. The admit card releases through candidate login at the website This means that candidates have to log in with the Candidate ID and Password generated at the time of online registrations to download the admit card.

Candidates may note that the admit card is not sent by post. It is mandatory for a candidate to have a valid admit card in order to appear in the CBTs. In case of any discrepancy in the AIIMS PhD 2021 Admit Card, candidates must immediately contact the Institute by writing an email to Assistant Controller of Examinations, AIIMS, New Delhi-110608 on

AIIMS PhD Admissions Selection Procedure

A three-stage selection procedure is followed by the Institute for selection and admission to PhD programs. Check out the details of the selection procedure for Medical and Non Medical candidates below.

Common Selection Stages for All Candidates

Stage I: Stage I is the first part of the CBTs. It is based on Aptitude related questions covering English and others like biostatistics, Research Methodology, Cell Biology, Lab Technology etc. There are 30 questions in this stage.

Stage II: Stage II is the second part of the CBTs. It consist of 40 subject related questions of the level of MD/MS/MDS/M.Sc Entrance Level.

Final Selection Procedure for Medical Candidates

Stage III: Stage III consist of departmental assessment carrying 20 marks. Candidates who secure at least 35 marks in Stage I & II taken together are selected for Stage III. In addition, 10 marks special weightage is also awarded for fulfilling eligibility related to medical qualification and eligibility for Stage III. Candidates three times the number of available seats are selected for the Stage III.

Final Selection Procedure for Non-Medical Candidates

Stage III: Candidates securing at least 35 marks in Stage I & II taken together are selected for Stage III. 10 marks special weightage is also awarded for fulfilling eligibility for Stage III and qualification in Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICMR-SRF, DBT-JRF, NBHM Screening Test, GATE or INSPIRE fellowship leading to the award of fellowship tenable at AIIMS in the last two years. Candidates three times the number of seats available are selected for Stage III which carries 20 marks for the departmental assessment.

Note: For final selection, candidates must score at least 50% marks in all the stages taken together.

AIIMS PhD Result 2021

All India Institute of Medical Sciences publishes the AIIMS PhD Result at the official website after the exam. The result releases separately for the CBTs and final results. Candidates can check the result at as per schedule after the completion of the CBTs and Departments Assessment (Final Result). One must secure the minimum qualifying marks in the CBTs and overall in all stages taken together for final selection.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Candidates must secure the following minimum marks in order to get shortlisted for final selection.

Stage of SelectionMinimum Qualifying Marks
CBTs (Stage I & II) 35 Marks
All Stages 50 Marks

Tie Resolution Method

Thement Institute adopts the following tie resolution criteria in case two or more candidates secure the same marks.

  • The age of the concerned candidates is considered for resolution of ties.
  • Candidates older in age is preferred over those who are younger according to Date of Birth.

AIIMS PhD 2021 Counselling

Qualifiers of the AIIMS PhD 2021 selection tests are offered admission to the PhD programs in January 2021 session through counselling. Candidates are advised to refer to the official website regularly after release of results for latest updates regarding counseling for admissions.

  • Admission is conducted through counselling on the basis of merit only.
  • Candidates are offered admission based on the preference of subject & availability of seats in the preferred subject.
  • Seat allocation is also done on the basis of Fellowship Available / Own Fellowship categories.
  • Eligibility for respective project of PhD seat.

Seat Availability for AIIMS PhD Admissions 2021

All India Institute of Medical Sciences provides admission to PhD courses to qualifiers depending on the availability of seats in preferred subjects/specialties. Candidates can check out the seat matrix from below.

Check the out AIIMS PhD January Admissions 2021 Seat Availability in Detailed – Click Here

AIIMS PhD 2021 Fee Structure

The Institute indicates the current course fee and other expenses for pursuing the PhD program at AIIMS, New Delhi in the official prospectus. Candidates can check out the fee structure as per the previous prospectus below.

AIIMS PhD 2021 Application Form Link – Over

Candidates intending for PhD admissions at AIIMS, New Delhi for January 2021 session have to apply online at the official website of the Institute as per schedule. Check out the step by step procedure to register and apply online as per the previous information brochure below.

1st Step: Open the official website of AIIMS, New Delhi i.e. and Click on Academic Courses to proceed further.

2nd Step: Thereafter, Candidates can navigate new tab and select the PhD course.

3rd Step: Under New Registration, click on “Click Here”.

4th Step: To fill up the registration form and click on “login” by using Candidate ID and Password as shown below image.

5th Step: Use the Candidates ID & Password to fill AIIMS PhD 2021 Application Form with personal, contact, and address details and then click on “Register” Button.

6th Step: In this step, candidates have to upload the Qualification and Experience details and click on “Save & Proceed” to put themselves in the next step.

Add Qualification Details:

Add Experience Details:

7th Step: Now select the exam city and Final it by clicking on “Proceed” button.

8th Step: Deposit the application fee online using one of the available modes and candidates must take a printout of the Payment Receipt as shown below image.

8th Step: Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression.

9th Step: Click on Final Submit and generate a print out of the application form.

Application Fee for AIIMS PhD Admissions January 2021

The application fee is indicated by the AIIMS, New Delhi in the official prospectus for all candidates. Check out the application fee amount as per category in the table below.

CategoryFee Amount
General /OBCRs 1500 + Transaction Charges
SC/ST/EWSRs 1200 + Transaction Charges

AIIMS PhD 2021 Information Brochure – Latest

All India Institute of Medical Sciences has released the detailed prospectus along with the application form for PhD January session admission 2021. Click the below image to download the AIIMS PhD 2021 Brochure in PDF format.

AIIMS PhD 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi lays down certain minimum conditions of eligibility for candidates intending to apply for PhD admissions in January 2021 session. Check out the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the prospectus.

  • Candidates must be holding an MBBS/BDS qualification with at least 55% marks.
  • Those who have an MD/MD/MDS/DM/M.Ch qualification in concerned subjects or Diplomate of NBE are also eligible to apply.
  • Any candidates who passed degrees from medical colleges that are not recognized by the Medical Council of India are not eligible to take part in the admission process.
  • Candidates with M.Sc Nursing qualification with at least 55% marks are also eligible to apply.
  • Those who have an M.Sc (other than Nursing)/M.Tech & BAMS qualification are also eligible to apply provided that they have acquired at least 60% marks in the qualifying degree exam.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was established under provisions of an Act of Parliament, 1956. The Act established the Institute as an autonomous body and defined the key objectives of the AIIMS. Medical degrees and other academic distinctions are awarded by the AIIMS by virtue of the aforementioned act of the parliament. Under the Indian Medical Council Act, qualifications awarded by the AIIMS are recognized medical qualifications.

AIIMS is responsible for training teacher for medical colleges by offering Post Graduate qualifications. AIIMS New Delhi conducts the three stage selection process for admission to PhD programs in various subjects of specialty. PhD admissions are conducted twice a year in January and July sessions. Candidatres are advised to refer to the official website for the latest updates and other information about admissions.

Important Downloads

ProspectusClick Here
Short Admission NoticeClick Here
FAQsClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here


Q1. On which website can I apply for AIIMS PhD 2021?

Ans. Candidates can apply at

Q2. What is the last date to apply for AIIMS PhD 2021?

Ans. The last date is February 25, 2021.

Q3. What is the application fee for AIIMS PhD 2021?

Ans. The application fee is Rs 1500 for Gen/OBC and Rs 1200 for SC/ST/EWS.

Q4. How can I retrieve the password that I have changed at first time Login during the process of registration?

Ans. Candidates can retrieve the forgotten password by using Candidate ID and registered Email Id and Mobile Number under Forgot Login Details page. After the matching of the above detail by the system, an official email sent to registered mail along with the password.

Q5. Can I do form correction in AIIMS PhD 2021?

Ans. Yes, you can do a correction before the last date for submission of the application form. After that, no further correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Q6. Is it mandatory to upload the scanned image of signature and photograph in the form?

Ans. Yes, candidates need to upload the scanned images of signature and photograph during filling the AIIMS PhD application form, as without it the form will get rejected.

Q7. Can I get admission to AIIMS PhD without a medical qualification?

Ans. Yes, candidates with M.Sc (other than Nursing), M.Tech and BAMS are also eligible.

Q8. Is it possible to get the AIIMS PhD 2021 admit card by post?

Ans. No, the admit card can only be downloaded from the website.

Q9. What are the fee structure and seat availability for AIIMS PhD Admission 2021?

Ans. Candidates can view the fee structure and seat availability from this article or you can check the prospectus which is available at

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