INI CET 2021: Registration, Application Form, Status, Correction Available

INI CET 2021 – Application status, final chance to upload documents, EUC / RUC generation, completion of application form, are all available now for INI CET 2021. The exam is scheduled to be held on 8th May for July session admission. Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INICET) is the national level medical entrance exam conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. It is the gateway for admission to MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs), and MDS courses offered by AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, and NIMHANS. Get INI CET 2021 exam date, basic registration, application form, login, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation material, result, cut off here.

INI CET 2021

LatestINICET 2021 application status, uploading of documents, EUC / RUC generation, final form filling, correction are open for July 2021. Check here

Latest – Notice for OCI (Other Citizen of India) candidates has released for admission to PG courses of INIs for July 2021 session. Check here

LatestINI CET Notice for a revised schedule of completion of application for admission to PG courses. Download Notice

Admission to all the following institutes of national importance are through INI CET:

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
  2. JIPMER Puducherry
  3. NIMHANS Bengaluru
  4. PGIMER Chandigarh
  5. AIIMS Bhopal
  6. AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  7. AIIMS Jodhpur
  8. AIIMS Nagpur
  9. AIIMS Patna
  10. AIIMS Raipur
  11. AIIMS Rishikesh

INI CET 2021 Exam Date

AIIMS New Delhi has announced INI CET 2021 schedule. Dates to note are as follows:

INI CET 2021 EventsJuly 2021 session
Basic registration commencement01 Mar 2021
Last date to do basic registration31 Mar 2021
Facility to check status of basic registration and last date for correction of rejected images01 – 05 Apr 2021
Check final status of accepted basic registration06 Apr 2021
Availability of INI CET 2021 prospectus from23 Mar 2021
Generation of Registration Unique Code (RUC)24 Mar 2021
Final registration after generating RUC12 Apr 2021
Basic and final registration editing12 Apr 2021
Check final registration status and last date of submission of documents12 Apr 2021
Uploading of valid Certificate: for PWBD, OBC(NCL), EWS and Sponsored certificate only24 Mar to 12 Apr 2021
Download INI CET 2021 Admit Card30 Apr 2021
INI CET 2021 exam date for July session admissions08 May 2021
Last date of receiving of the application form duly recommended & forwarded with “No Objection Certificate” from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India for Foreign Nationals08 May 2021
All OCI candidate are required to choose
subject/Institute in the online registration form in the Step-4 of “Qualification” on or before
12 Apr 2021 by 05:00 PM
Last date to Upload scanned copy of Sponsored Certificate in the Final Registration form08 May 2021
Expected date of declaration of INI-CET Result15 May 2021

INI CET 2021 Registration

The entire process of INI CET application process has 3 stages. They are as follows:

Let us discuss the stages one by one:

A) INI CET 2021 Basic registration

What is basic registration in INI CET? Basic registration is one-time process to be done by applicants for appearing in postgraduate courses. The process of basic registration includes the following steps:

  • Initial registering for the generation of Registration ID and Password.
  • Filling the personal information and uploading of images (photo, sign, left thumb impression).
  • There is no application fee charged at this stage.

The applicants whose basic registration has been earlier accepted for the previous postgraduate examination conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi, are NOT required to register again.

They can directly proceed for Stage 2 which is Generation of Registration Unique Code, [RUC], for application for INI-CET, Jan 2021. This can be done after logging in at the Basic Information Zone using their Registration ID and Password.

B) Generation of Registration Unique Code (RUC) for application for INI CET 2021

This is a code that is generated for each session separately. Therefore, the candidates whose basic registration have been accepted earlier too, have to generate a different RUC for each new session. The RUC is important as it is a unique code required at the various stages of the admission in PG courses. It is generated only for those candidates whose basic registrations have been accepted.

C) Final Registration (Application for INI CET 2021)

After the RUC is generated for INI CET, the applicant is required to proceed with applying for INI-CET 2021 at the Final Registration page.

To access the application form, candidates have to login with the following details and complete the application process:

  1. Registration ID
  2. Password
  3. Code (RUC) for INI-CET 2021

Applicaion fee is charged in this stage and is as follows:

CategoryApplication fee
General / OBC Candidates / Foreign National applicantRs. 2000
SC / ST / EWS applicantRs. 1500
Persons with Benchmark DisabilitiesExempted

The mode of payment of the application fee is Debit card / credit card / net banking.

INI CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for INI CET, candidates must check the eligibility for it. The same is given below:

For Indian Nationals

Qualification: MBBS degree for MD / MS / DM-6yrs / MCH-6yrs and BDS degree for MDS courses from National Medical Commission / Medical Council of India as notified by Govt. of India and Dental Council of India respectively.

Internship: Candidate must also complete the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating Internship / Practical training by the dates as mentioned in PART-B of the INI CET information brochure.

Minimum aggregate marks in qualifying degree:

  • For candidates belonging to the SC / ST Categories 50% marks in aggregate is needed.
  • 55% marks in aggregate for all other categories including OBC / EWS Category.
  • For Persons with Benchmark Disabilities [PWBD] candidates the minimum aggregate of 50% is needed.

For Foreign Nationals

The eligibility for the foreign national candidates is as follows:

  • Candidates are required to obtain a certificate of grading system from the applicable University / Institution to determine the value of grading in percentage. The marks calculated accordingly must
    be filled in“Marks Column” for completion of Final Registration.
  • The Foreign National applicants must have 55% minimum marks in aggregate in all the MBBS / BDS professional examinations.
  • They must obtain a No Objection Certificate obtained from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. It should be submitted to the Examination Section on or before the due date.

INI CET 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of INICET 2021 is as follows:

  • Duration: The total time of the exam is 3 hours.
  • No. of questions: There will be 200 questions.
  • Mode: The exam will be held as a computer-based test.
  • Types of questions: Objective type of questions of varying types (including Single Correct Choice and Multiple Correct Choice questions).

INI CET 2021 Exam Syllabus

AIIMS New Delhi has not specified any specific syllabus for INI CET.

It is expected that the syllabus shall be as per the general norms of a PG medical entrance exam. Which means, one has to study as per the following.

Syllabus for MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), M.Ch (6 yrs) entrance exam: MBBS degree level topics.

Syllabus for MDS entrance exam : BDS degree level topics

Last time there were many clinical-based questions along with anatomy and physiology. There were many questions from psychiatry too.

INI CET 2021 Admit Card

AIIMS Delhi releases INI CET admit card. Candidates can download it from To download admit card of INI CET for AIIMS, PGIMER, NIMHANS admission 2021, candidates need to login by entering registration id, RUC code, and password. The INI CET admit card 2021 contains various details such as name of candidate, roll number, test centre name and address, timings, photo and signature of candidate.

What to carry with INI CET 2021 Admit Card

  • Along with the printout of INI CET admit card, candidates also need to carry – valid ID Proof.
  • The ID is to be carried must be original
  • The acceptable ID proofs are –> aadhaar card, e-aadhaar card with the image of the face, passport, voter id card / EPIC, PAN card with photo, driver’s license.

INI CET 2021 Answer Key

The answer key of INI CET is released unofficially. The answer key was not released officially last year. The memory based answers leys contains the answers of the memory based questions that ar shared by the candidates after the exam is over. It is provided by the experts and coaching centres. Candidates can use the same for reference purposes only.

INI CET 2021 Result

The result for the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) is announced as pdf, at Qualifiers in the entrance exam are offered admission in various Masters, Doctorate courses offered in AIIMS PG, JIPMER PG, PGIMER and NIMHANS. After the result is declared, those pass the exam will have to appear for the counselling process which includes steps like an invitation of choices, seat allotment, etc.

The result for CET exam is declared by online mode only under the student’s login. The percentile scores in INI-CET is used for admission in PG seats in a total of 11 participating institutes. 

Tie Breaking Criteria in INI CET: In case of two or more candidates obtain equal marks in INI CET exam, their tie is resolved in the following order:

  1. Candidates with less negative marks get a higher rank.
  2. If the tie remains, then candidate older in age gets higher rank.

INI CET 2021 Seat Allocation

The seat allocation for the available postgraduate seats in participating INIs shall be done through online mode only. The seat allocation shall be conducted for at least Two (2) Rounds followed by Open Round. Additional Rounds of seat allocation may be done before the Open Round if needed. The seat allocation shall be done in order of merit, choices made by the candidate, and as per the reservation policies of individual INIs.

The process will be done via Institute-wise Synchronization of Seat Allocation (InSAS).

Courses Offered Through INI CET 2021

Candidates who want admission to any of the following courses in the above listed organizations must appear in INI CET.

  1. MD
  2. MS
  3. M.Ch. (6years)
  4. DM (6years)
  5. MDS

INI CET 2021 Seat Matrix Details

AIIMS, New Delhi has released the vacant set position under Sponsored / Foreign National / Bhutani National category for admission to PG courses of INI CET for July 2021 session.

Aspirants can check the seat matrix for AIIMS PG, JIPMER PG, PGIMER, NIMHANS for July 2021 session from below:

Click here to download the complete seat matrix for Jul 2021 session.
Click here to download the seat matrix for Jan 2021 session.

Contact details:

Assistant Controller (Exams)
Examination Section
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110 608
Toll Free Number 1800117898

Important Downloads

July 2021 Admission Notice for PG CoursesDownload Here
Information brochure of the Jul 2021 session – Part ADownload Here
July 2021 basic registration noticeDownload here
Information brochure of the Jan 2021 session – Part ADownload here
Basic registration manualDownload here
Introduction to INI CETDownload here


Qs. What is a Institute of National Importance?

Ans. Some colleges in India have been given the status of INI (Institute of National Importance) by the Parliament of India. They get special recognition and funding from the Government.

Qs. Is this a common exam for AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, NIMHANS?

Ans. Yes. On the basis of this single exam, you will get admission to all the AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, and NIMHANS.

Qs. Will AIIMS exam be conducted in 2021?

Ans. Instead of AIIMS PG 2021, there will now be a single entrance exam by the name of Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test.

Qs. What is this PAAR Basic Registration?

Ans. AIIMS New Delhi allows candidates to do a one time basic registration. After that they can generate codes for different programs and apply for different exams. This saves the candidates time in applying for various exams.

Official website:

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