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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:
Event Date
Mode of Exam Online
Pattern Multiple-Choice
Number of Questions 100
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.
Subjects Weightage
MBBS Subjects (All 19 subjects of MBBS) 60%
Neurology section (of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Opthalmology, Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, radiology and Anesthesia) 40%

NIMHANS Entrance 2018 July Session: Important Dates

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