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INI CET 2023 Marks Distribution & Latest Exam Pattern

Apr 03, 2023

INI CET 2023 Marks Distribution

If there’s one medical entrance examination which has a difficulty level same as NEET PG & FMGE, it is the INI-CET exam!

Every year thousands of students appear for the INI-CET exam to secure a seat in their desired medical institutions (AIIMS, PGIMER, NIHMANS, JIPMER) to pursue their post graduation. 

And the competition is getting fierce every year. With the INI CET 2023 exam scheduled for 7th May 2023, it is imperative that you have a clear understanding of INICET exam pattern and marks distribution. 

This post will help you understand the same so that you are fully prepared for the battle. So, let’s get started. 

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INI CET Exam Pattern: Highlights

INI CET 2023 Exam ModeComputer-based
Duration of Exam3 hours
Types of QuestionsObjective
Number of Questions200
Negative Marking Yes
Nature of Questions MCQs (Multiple Type Questions) 
Language of ExamEnglish
INI CET Exam Pattern

INI CET 2023 Marking Scheme

The INICET exam consists of 200 objective-type questions. As per the marking scheme, 1 mark is allotted for every correct answer and for every incorrect answer in the exam, 1/3rd of marks are deducted. 

However, there is no deduction of marks for any unanswered question. 

Reason Type Marks Allotted
Correct Answer+1
Incorrect Answer-1/3
Unanswered question/Marked for Review0
INI CET Marking Scheme

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INI CET Question Types

INICET 2023 will comprise objective-type questions and will have four response options. Candidates will have to choose the correct answer for each question. 

However, a question can have more than one response as a correct answer. Such types of questions will fall under multiple correct answer type questions. Candidates will be awarded marks as per the response marked by them. 

Please note that even though a question may have more than one correct answer, there is only one correct response even for these questions. Candidates must mark only one response on the OMR sheet for such questions.

Also read: Success Story– How Dr. Manika Malik Cracked INI CET 2021 with Rank 58

INI CET 2023 Exam Duration

The duration of the INICET exam is 180 minutes or 3 hours. 

INI CET 2023 Result

As per the official notification released by the All India Insitute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the result of the INI CET 2023 examination for the July 2023 session will be declared on 13th May 2023 (Saturday). 

Candidates will be able to check their results on aiimsexams.ac.in 

The date for the start of the counselling process (Mock Round) will be released on the official website of AIIMS after the result is declared. 

The result will comprise crucial information about a candidate, including roll number, overall rank, percentile, and IP (Institutional Preference). AIIMS Delhi will also release the INICET 2023 cutoff along with the results. 

Watch this video by Dr. Nikita Nanwani, our Radiology faculty, wherein she discusses last month's preparation & revision strategy for the upcoming INICET May 2023 exam. 

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Preparation Tips for INI-CET 2023 Exam

To crack the INI CET exam with ease, students must follow their daily study schedule religiously. Consider starting your preparation with easy topics/subjects and then move gradually to challenging topics. Besides that, follow the below-mentioned tips for effective INI-CET exam preparation: 

Solve Previous Year’s Questions

Solving more PYQs during your preparation period will help you get a detailed understanding of the types of questions asked in the examination. It will also help you get an idea about the exam pattern. 

Practice Multiple Choice Questions Daily

Multiple choice questions are the perfect daily ritual every medical student should follow. Solving MCQs on a regular basis helps you discover your weak areas and topics that need immediate attention.

Attempt Mock Tests

Mock tests have always been beneficial for students. Attempting Mock tests during your INI-CET preparation will help you with your speed, accuracy and time management. You should target attempting one mock test in a week.

Also Read: INI-CET Counselling 2023: Important Dates, Schedule, Registration

INI CET Previous Year Question Papers

INI CET 2023 Exam-Related FAQs

Who conducts the INI-CET examination?

INI-CET examination is conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, for admissions to various postgraduate programs (MD/MS/MCh(6yrs)/DM(6yrs))

What is the marking scheme in INI CET 2023?

As per the marking scheme of the INI CET 2023 exam, every incorrect answer will have a negative marking of 1/3rd mark, and every correct answer will carry 1 mark. There will be no marking for unattempted questions.

What is the time duration of the INICET 2023 exam?

The time duration of the INI CET 2023 exam will be 180 minutes or 3 hours.

How many questions are asked in the INI CET 2023 exam?

There will be a total of 200 questions that will be there in the INICET 2023 exam.

How frequently is the INI-CET exam conducted?

The INICET exam is conducted twice a year for admission to January and July sessions.

Who is eligible for the INI-CET July session exam?

Only those candidates who have completed their MBBS degree from a University recognized by the National Medical Commission/Medical Council of India can appear for the INI-CET July session exam.

What marks are required to get eligibility for appearing in the INI CET 2023 exam?

For candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories, 50% marks in aggregate and for all other categories, including OBC/EWS Category, 55% marks in aggregate, are required to be eligible for the INI CET 2023 exam.

Which institutes accept the INI-CET scores for admission to Post Graduate programs?

The institutes mentioned below accept the INI-CET scores for admissions to various PG courses:

  1. AIIMS Delhi
  2. AIIMS Bhopal
  3. AIIMS Bhubaneshwar
  4. AIIMS Jodhpur
  5. AIIMS Nagpur
  6. AIIMS Patna
  7. AIIMS Raipur
  8. AIIMS Rishikesh
  9. AIIMS Bathinda
  10. AIIMS Bibinagar
  11. AIIMS Deoghar
  12. AIIMS Manglagiri
  13. AIIMS Kalyani
  14. AIIMS Bilaspur
  15. AIIMS Raebareli
  16. PGIMER Chandigarh
  17. NIMHANS Bangalore
  18. JIPMER Puducherry
  19. SCTIMST, Trivandrum

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