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INI CET 2023 Syllabus: Check Subject-wise Topics and Exam Pattern

Updated On - May 01 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

INI CET 2023 Syllabus and other aspects of the exam are explained in this page. Medical aspirants preparing for the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test must know the topics from which questions will be asked in the exam, exam pattern, marking scheme, high weightage topics, and more such things. All of them are explained here. INI CET 2023 July exam is held for admission to various masters and postgraduate (PG) programmes including MDS, DM, MS, MCh and MD.

INI CET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus of INI CET basically comprises all the topics which students study in the MBBS course for the MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs) entrance exam. Whereas the syllabus of INI CET basically comprises of all the topics which students study in the BDS course for the MDS entrance exam.
Note: AIIMS has not specified any specific set of topics as the syllabus. You have to prepare according to the MBS, BDS course content. However, experts have identified a few important topics from which questions are asked in the exam and these are as follows:

INI CET 2023 Syllabus for Pre-Clinical Phase

  • Embryology & Genetics
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Gross anatomy
  • Microanatomy
  • Hormones & PH
  • Biological cell
  • Enzymes
  • Biomolecules
  • Food assimilation and nutrition
  • Metabolic pathways
  • Molecular Biology
  • Psychological Buffer Systems
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Cancer and cancer makers
  • General Physiology
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Kidney
  • Nerve Muscle
  • Blood
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Sensory system
  • Motor system
  • Special senses
  • EEG
  • Yoga
  • Sleep and other higher nervous functions

INI CET 2023 Syllabus for Para-Clinical Phase

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Community Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology

INI CET 2023 Syllabus for Clinical Phase

  • Medicine and Allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology)
  • Community Medicine
  • Surgery and Allied subjects
  • Obstetrics
  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Clinical Postings

INI CET 2023 Important Topics and Expectations As Per Last Year’s Exam Analysis

Check the list of the topics given below from which the questions can be asked in INI CET 2023.

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Opthalmology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology & Forensic questions with a few COVID-related questions

Last year, most of the questions were conceptual that were based on clinical scenarios. There were some easy questions but with confusing options. There were repeated questions from Pink Cannula, Adrenaline Dilution, Tension Pneumothorax. There were image-based questions as well. Also, there were many extended matching-type questions.

INI CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Now coming to the exam pattern of INI CET 2023, here is what you need to know.

  • The duration of the test is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • There are 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • The questions asked in the objective in nature. Single correct choice and multiple-choice questions

Recommended Books for INI CET 2023

Check the books given below for the preparation of INI CET 2023.

Recommended Books for INI CET 2023
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Textbook of Clinical Neuroanatomy
The Essentials of Forensic Medicine
DC Dutta’s Textbook of Obstetrics
Pediatric Clinical Examination
Essentials Of Medical Physiology
Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 
Pharmacology for Medical Graduates
Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy
Review of Dermatology
Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry

Preparation Tips for INI CET 2023

To crack the examination, besides knowing the syllabus and exam pattern, it is important to plan a preparation strategy as well. Given below are some tips specified by the previous year toppers. Check the important study tips given below.

  • Know the syllabus and exam pattern: Make sure that the syllabus and the important topics are known before starting the preparation. Also, check the exam pattern of the exam.
  • Plan from the beginning of the preparation: Before starting the preparation, plan out which subjects have to be studied first and which subjects just need revision. Then, do the first reading of the topics and make your own notes.
  • Proper time management: It is advised to decide in advance how much time has to be allotted for a particular subject. Take one subject per day and allot 7-8 hours diligently to that subject.
  • Watch online lectures: A lot of subject experts teach important topics online. So, attend these lectures for better knowledge and make your own notes.
  • Understand the concepts: Make sure the concepts of the topics that have been studied earlier are clear enough. Understanding the concepts is important because most of the questions from various subjects in the paper are conceptual.
  • Refer to previous year question papers: Check the previous year questions papers of AIIMS PG, JIPMER, PGIMER and solve them. Analyze the difficulty level of questions, weightage of topics etc from the previous year question papers.
  • Revision: Keep on revising the topics that you will study on a daily basis. Make sure the important points and concepts are clear.
  • Be confident with your preparation: The syllabus of INI CET is very vast and comprises topics from lengthy subjects as well. But, it is important to remain confident and content with the preparation you have done.     

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