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NIMHANS Entrance Exam: Important Details

Feb 08, 2017

NIMHANS is one of the most prestigious institutes for Post Graduate Medical studies in India.

About 20,000 aspirants take the NIMHANS entrance exam for entry into 6 year DM/MCh and 3 year MD Psychiatry at NIMHANS.

This blog will familiarize you with various details pertaining to the NIMHANS entrance such as the Scheme and Pattern of Exam, Important Dates and some preparation tips.


NIMHANS Entrance Exam: Basic Overview

NIMHANS is an online objective pattern PG Entrance Exam conducted for admission to direct M.Ch. Neurosurgery/DM Neurology and MD Psychiatry courses.

A common entrance exam is conducted for all these courses and a separate Merit list is published for every course.

The exam is conducted twice a year – for the January and the July session.


NIMHANS Entrance: Pattern of Examination

The pattern of the NIMHANS entrance is summarized as follows:



Mode of Exam




Number of Questions


Exam Duration

90 mins

Negative Marking

Negative Marks will be awarded for Incorrect Responses

Marking Scheme

1 Mark for Correct Answer

0.25 Marks Deducted for Incorrect Responses

Earlier the exam contained 150 questions and the total duration of the exam was 2 hours but recently there is a change in the number of questions & duration of the exam.

According to the recent notification, the exam will contain 100 questions with 90 minutes duration.


NIMHANS Entrance 2018 July Session: Scheme of Examination

NIMHANS entrance exam contains questions from all MBBS subjects as well as from Neurology section. The level of MBBS questions is similar to AIIMS PG & JIPMER PG.



MBBS Subjects (All 19 subjects of MBBS)


Neurology section (of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Opthalmology, Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, radiology and Anesthesia)



NIMHANS Entrance 2018 July Session: Important Dates

Important Dates for NIMHANS Entrance exam for the July 2018 session are as follows:



Publication of Advertisement for Admission

January 5, 2018

Commencement of Online Registration

January 5, 2018

Closure of Online Registration

February 4, 2018

Online Entrance Exam

23-25 March 2018

Interview and Counseling

1st week of June 2018

Commencement of Courses

July 2, 2018

Closure of Admission for JULY 2018 Session

July 9, 2018

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