Institute of National Importance Common Entrance Test (INI-CET) is a Combined Entrance Test for medical admissions into postgraduate courses [MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs) and MDS] at Institutes of National Importance (INI) for Medical Education namely, AIIMS-New Delhi and all new AIIMS, JIPMER-Puducherry, PGIMER Chandigarh, NIMHANS-Bengaluru. INI-CET is conducted twice a year by AIIMS, New Delhi on a computer-based mode. All the INIs had their separate entrance test for PG medical admissions which was converted to INI-CET last year to make the process more transparent.
A candidate must possess MBBS/BDS degree and must have completed the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating Internship/Practical training to be eligible for medical admissions into any of the INIs with the required aggregate percentile of marks. Foreign National Candidates are required to obtain a certificate of grading system from applicable University/ Institution to determine the value of grading in percentage.
The first part of the process is to fill up the registration and pay the required amount to take the exams. The applicant must ensure to complete all the steps of the application form on or before due date and specified time. Every state has either one or more centres for Institute of National Importance Common Entrance Test . The duration of the exam is 3 hours within which candidates face 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The minimum Percentile for a General category student to get through the exam is 50th Percentile while for Reserved Category Candidate is 45th Percentile.
Allocation of seats to various disciplines of MD/MS courses is done by the combined online counselling of the Institute of National Importance. The list of qualified candidates is published in the official website and counselling is done according to the category rank. The 1st, 2nd and open round counselling is conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi for all the INI whereas the spot round of counselling is done at the respective INIs after the Open round of counselling.
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