INI CET 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

INI CET 2023INI CET 2023 will be organized in two sessions – January & July. Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET 2023) is a national-level entrance exam. It is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in 6 years PG medical courses (MD/ MS/ M.Ch/ DM). The examination will be organized by the AIIMS, New Delhi.

Qualified candidates from the entrance examination will get admission in various medical renowned institutions for PG medical admissions. Students who will qualify this INI CET exam will be offered admission into institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER, NIHMANS, and PGIMER institutions. Through this article, we have provided complete details from registration process to counselling about INI CET 2023.

INI CET 2023 Highlights

Exam NameINI CET 2023
Conducting BodyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
Participating institutesAIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, NIMHANs, SCTIMST
No of Sessions2 sessions – January & July
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Courses OfferedPG medical courses – MD/ MS/ DM/ M.Ch/ MDS (6 years)
Application ModeOnline mode
Exam ModeOnline mode (CBT)

INI CET 2023 Exam Dates

The tentative INI CET Exam dates are given below for both the sessions:-

For January Session (For MD/ MS/ M.Ch/ DM/ MDS):

EventsExam Dates 2023 (Tentative)
Online Application availabilitySeptember 2022
Application form Last date to submit (Extended)October 2022
Status of Basic Registration and last date of correction of rejected ImagesOctober 2022
Final Status of Accepted Basic RegistrationOctober 2022
Admit Card Uploading dateNovember 2022
INI CET 2023 Exam DateNovember 2022
Result declarationNovember 2022
Counselling startsDecember 2022

For July Session (For MD/ MS/ M.Ch/ DM):

EventsJuly Dates 2023 (Tentative)
Online Registration StartsMarch 2023
Final Date of Online RegistrationMarch 2023
Final date to submit a documentApril 2023
Admit Card Released DateJune 2023
INI CET 2023 Exam Date (Stage-I)June 2023
Announcement of result (Stage I)4th week of June 2023
Final Result Announced4th week of June 2023

INI CET 2023 Application Form

Candidates must go through complete details regarding the INI CET 2023 Application form:

  • The Application Form will be released through online mode only. No other mode will be entertained.
  • Registrations will be done twice – January & July. In January, the registrations of INI CET 2023 will start from September 2022. For July session, the registrations will start from March 2023.
  • Only eligible candidates are allowed to apply for the examination, so candidates must confirm their eligibility first.
  • Candidates must fill out the application form very carefully though the authority will also provide the correction facility for the application form.
  • Within duration of correction facility, candidates can edit their basic and final registration form though the facility is applicable on the selected fields only.
  • Candidates must submit the application form before the last date of submission.
  • Candidates don’t have to send any hard copy of the filled application form to the authority. Print the application form after its submission.

Application Fee:

INI CET Application fee can be submitted by online mode only. Candidates must use a Credit card, Debit card, Net Banking, UPI, and Paytm payment gateways for the transaction of fee.

The Application fee for the different candidates will be as follows:

CategoryApplication fee
For General/ OBC candidatesRs 2000/-
For SC/ ST candidatesRs 1500/-
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD)Exempted from application fee

How to Apply for INI CET 2023:

  • Visit the website. (Link will be given above)
  • Now click on the ‘New Candidates’ basic registration link and fill out the basic registration form.
  • After the completion of basic registration, login into the application form.
  • Fill out the Application form with details like Name, Parent Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Marital status, ID Proof, Contact details, etc.
  • Now upload all required documents including photograph, signature, and thumb impression.
  • At last, make fee payment by using prescribed payment gateways and take the printout of filled registration and fee receipt for future reference.

INI CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the following points regarding INI CET Eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian nationals, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/ NRI, and foreign nationals can apply for the exam. Foreign candidates nominated by the Government are not required to appear in the entrance examination.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have MBBS degree from University recognized by NMC/ MCI & must have completed required period of 12 months rotating internship/practical training on or before 31st July 2023.
  • Qualifying marks: Candidates in the qualifying degree must have scored a minimum aggregate of 55% marks (50% in case of reserved categories or foreign nationals).
  • Appearing: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply.

INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through complete details regarding INI CET Exam Pattern 2023:

  • Exam Mode: INI CET will be held in online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • Type of Questions: There will be Multiple -Choice Questions (MCQs) in the paper.
  • Total questions: 90 questions will be there in MDS paper & 200 questions in MD/ MS paper.
  • Medium: Paper language will be in English only.
  • Duration: 90 minutes will be given for MDS & 180 minutes for MD/ MS to solve the paper.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded. 1/3 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Know subject wise questions distribution below:

SubjectsNo. of questions
Aptitude & Logical Thinking10

INI CET Syllabus 2023

INI CET Syllabus 2023 will be based on the higher secondary level. The syllabus of AIIMS will cover various subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, GK & Aptitude test.

The detailed syllabus is listed below:

For Physics:

Electricity, Circular Motion, Nuclear Physics, Electronic Devices, Electro-Magnetic Induction, Kinetic Theory of Gases, the first law of Thermodynamics, Measurement, Motion, Physics of the Atom: Thermodynamics: Work and heat, Solids, Wave Motion, Optics, etc.

For Zoology:

Developmental Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology, Diversity of Animal Life, Genetics and Evolution (Fundamentals only), (symbiosis), Histology, and Reproductive System, etc.

For Chemistry:

  • Section A: General and Inorganic Chemistry, Periodic Properties of Elements, Molecule and Chemical Bond, Structure of Atom.
  • Section B: Chemistry of Elements and Compounds, Organic Chemistry.
  • Section C: Chemical Equilibrium, Physical Chemistry, Energetic, State of Matter, etc.

For Botany:

Transport of water and minerals, Absorption and cell water relations, Anatomy and Physiology of Plants, Meristems-Plant growth and development, Importance, Botany and Human Welfare, History, Factors and mechanism, Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plants, Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves photosynthesis, Internal structure of dicot and monocot roots, Internal structure of stem and secondary growth, Transpiration & respiration, Tropic and turgor movements, Xylem and Phloem-their cell elements and functions, etc.

General Knowledge:

The punchline of companies, Businesses, Top officials of big companies, Famous awards and prizes, Major corporate events, Current Affairs, World Records, Science, Books and Authors, History, etc.

INI CET 2023 Preparation Tips

Know INICET Preparation tips and tricks which candidates must use while preparing for the exam:

  • Candidates need to keep themselves updated as per the latest INI CET pattern.
  • Prepare a plan to cover the whole INI CET syllabus strategically.
  • Make a proper schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Make short notes and revise them accordingly
  • Solve the previous year and sample question papers.
  • Practice the subject according to the program applied for.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: In order to apply for INI CET 2023, candidates need to register on the website. Then, generate EUC and complete the application form.

Answer: INI CET 2023 will be held in computer-based mode.

Answer: INI CET comprises objective-type questions of various types such as multiple correct choices and single correct choice.

Answer: Candidates who manage to complete the basic registration can participate in INI CET MD/MS final registration.

Answer: The authority competent to announce the dates of the INI CET exam 2023 is AIIMS, New Delhi.

Answer: Yes, there will be a correction facility for application form.

INI CET 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for INI CET 2023 can be downloaded from the website few weeks before the examination. The admit card will not be available through any other mode except online mode. It will be available from November 2022 for Session 1 & from June 2023 for Session 2 exam.

Entering the examination hall without a valid INI CET admit card, ID proof will not be allowed. The INI CET admit card is a mandatory document on the day of the examination.

INI CET Exam Centers

Check below various exam centres for INI CET exam:

  • New Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Noida
  • Dehradun
  • Haldwani
  • Guwahati
  • Meghalaya
  • Manipur
  • Sikkim
  • Shillong
  • Agartala
  • Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad
  • Tripura
  • Ajmer
  • Siliguri
  • Bikaner
  • Gandhinagar
  • Bhopal
  • Jodhpur
  • Sikar
  • Udaipur
  • Panaji
  • Aurangabad
  • Bhilai Nagar
  • Mumbai
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Nagpur
  • Raipur
  • Pune
  • Shimla
  • Ambala
  • Jammu
  • Hisar
  • Chandigarh
  • Karnal
  • Amritsar
  • Kurukshetra
  • Bhatinda
  • Hamirpur
  • Patna
  • Agra
  • Allahabad
  • Greater Noida
  • Guntur
  • Tirupathi
  • Bengaluru
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Ernakulam
  • Kannur
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Puducherry
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Salem
  • Tirunelveli
  • Thiruvananthapuram

INI CET 2023 Result

INI CET results 20203 will be released by the authority for every exam participating candidate individually. Authority will release the result after a few days from the completion of the examination. The result consists of candidates’ performance in the entrance examination. Candidates must keep it safe till the completion of the admission procedure.

The examination result for INI CET 2023 will be declared after the successful completion of the examination, most probably in the month of November 2022 (Session 1). The result will be published in June 2023 for session 2. The candidates can check their results and also take the printout for future reference.

INI CET Cut Off 2023

INI CET Cut off will be set for various categories according to various parameters. The category wise cut off lists will be available on the website. Cut off is decided based on various factors like number of appearing candidates, qualified candidates, performance in qualifying exam, marks/ rank secured, etc.

The expected cut-off marks are different for various categories as mentioned below:

  • For General category- 50%
  • For OBC (NCL) category- 45%
  • For SC/ ST category- 40%
  • For PWBD category- cutoff of the respective category

INI CET 2023 Counseling

The counseling procedure will be conducted by the authority for both sessions separately. Only shortlisted candidates will be allowed to participate in the counseling procedure. Qualified candidates will be able to register themselves for the counseling procedure through online mode only.

INI CET 2023 Counseling process will be followed by various rounds. On the basis of their rank in the merit list, the seats will be allotted to the candidates.

Documents Required:

  • Mark sheet of MBBS/ BDS 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Professional Examination
  • INI CET PG 2023 Admit card
  • INI CET 2023 Rank Card
  • MBBS/ BDS Degree certificate
  • Certification of completing the internship
  • Medical registration certificate
  • Permanent/ Provisional Registration certificate
  • 10th/12th/ Birth certificate for the proof of DOB
  • Counseling Call Letter
  • Category certificate
  • Registration slip, etc.

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