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INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Syllabus & More

Updated On - May 01 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

INI CET 2023 is the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for admission to various masters and postgraduate programmes including MDS, DM, MS, MCh, and MD. The INI CET 2023 exam pattern includes 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) to be answered in a duration of 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into two parts. Part A contains 120 MCQs, while Part B contains 80 MCQs. Each correct answer carries 1 mark, and there is negative marking of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer. Unanswered questions do not attract any negative marking.

INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern

INI CET is held for MD, MS, DM (6 years), M.Ch (6 years) & MDS in AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, and PGIMER.

INI CET 2023 Duration

  • All the candidates only get 3 hours to attempt the exam.

Question in INI CET 2023

  • In total, 200 questions are asked in the INI CET exam.
  • There are 2 types of questions in the exam – single correct choice and multiple correct choices.

Single correct choices are those questions in which only 1 answer option is correct. Where in multiple correct choice questions more than 1 answer option is correct.

  • From the past year analysis, we know that.
  • Images based questions are asked in the exam.
  • Extended-matching type questions are also asked in the exam and these can be time-consuming at times.
  • Multiple-choice questions are also asked in the exam.
  • It has also been seen that Clinical application-based questions are there in the exam.

INI CET 2023 Marking Scheme

So far, no information about the marking scheme of INI CET 2023 has been announced. To know more about the exam and how to crack it, check the interview of Dr Nikhil Vasudeva who secured Rank 1 in INI CET. He also shared his preparation strategy and approach for INI CET. Check below.

Books Suggested to Prepare for INI CET 2023

Given below are some books that can be referred to prepare for INI CET 2023.

Self Assessment and Review if INI-CET 
Pharmacology MCQ for All India Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examination
MCQs in Medicine,2nd Edition
MCQs in Endocrinology for DM Entrance Examination

Preparation Tips for INI CET 2023

Here are a few preparation tips about INI CET 2023 which the candidates may follow:

Solve JIPMER and PGIMER past year papers: Since AIIMS conducts INI CET, students focus on AIIMS previous year papers. However, candidates who appeared for INI CET in the past, recommend solving JIPMER and PGIMER papers as well.
Past 3-year question papers are important: As per the experts, the topics from which questions have been asked in the past 3 years in the AIIMS PG, JIPMER PG, and PGIMER etc. entrance exam are important for INI CET too. So, candidates must mark out these topics and prepare thoroughly. Apart from this, topics from which questions in the INI CET Jan exam and last year were asked are also equally important.
MCQ practice: Application based questions are very important. Do more and more MCQs to achieve accuracy. Clinical questions are the most important.
Study the syllabus thoroughly: Before starting the preparation, make sure that the syllabus has been checked. Write down the topics from which questions are expected to be framed in the exam.
Go for your own notes: Make your own notes for the preparation of the exam. Mention all the important points and formulas in these notes.
Give mock tests: Solve mock tests in order to know what type of questions come in the exam.
Revision: Revision is a must. The more the revision, the better is the preparation.    
Change your material of study: Do not refer to too many books for clearing the concept of a topic. Prepare from those books only from which you have already prepared earlier.

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