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Keep calm and put your best effort: Advisory for AIIMS entrance exam tomorrow

AIIMS exam is scheduled on May 28. The advisory has advised students to relax and put up their best effort during the paper.

punjab Updated: May 27, 2017 10:50 IST
Ifrah Mufti
Ifrah Mufti
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
AIIMS in New Delhi.
AIIMS in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

The announcement of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) advisory for bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery entrance exam to allow usage of extra sheet for rough work has brought smiles on the faces of AIIMS aspirants.

AIIMS exam is scheduled on May 28. The advisory has advised students to relax and put up their best effort during the paper.

The advisory said, “Those who unfortunately will not be selected does not mean that they are incapable of pursuing a career in medicine. Student should relax and give their best on the day of exam.”

  • Carry the original print out of Admit card, ID proof original and one photograph
  • Make sure the location of the centre before the day of exam
  • Reach at the centre half an hour ago the starting time. Have a sound sleep for at least eight hours
  • Have a healthy breakfast as brain requires energy during exam
  • Keep on assessing your speed after every 15 minutes
  • Ask the invigilator for extra rough sheet
  • Read the option sequence of A, B,C, D for the assertion reason questions carefully. The sequence may be jumbled, be very careful while choosing the answer


Dr Arvind Goyal city based AIIMS Entrance Exam Trainer advising the students said, “In the last hours, it is important that the students should not loose their nerves. Try to revise difficult points from Biology NCERT as students ignore this subject.”

He added, “Few questions should be ‘marked for review’ as in the end it causes confusion and no marks are given if they are not answered. Try to crack the question during the first attempt. Do not try to do so if you are not sure as 1/3rd negative marking affect your final score.”


Sushobhit Garg, an AIIMS aspirant said, “Panic ends with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET). AIIMS exam is more of a revision with extra emphasis on reasoning and current affairs, which cannot be covered through a single book for revision or practice.”

Another medical aspirant Gurasis Singh Sodhi said, “I am spending equal amount of time on each of the three subjects along with extra one hour on current affairs and reasoning questions.”

  • Do not panic if you encounter difficult questions in starting of the exam
  • Do not carry any of the items which are not allowed as per prospectus and advisory, eg ornaments, big-buttoned dress, thick-soled shoes, watch etc
  • Do not leave questions marked as review. Marks for same will not be given.


AIIMS is a computer based test, NEET a pen and paper test.

AIIMS has 200 questions in 3.5 hours; NEET has 180 questions in 3 hours AIIMS has 60 questions each from biology, physics and chemistry and additional 10 questions of GK and 10 of aptitude and reasoning.

NEET has 90 questions from biology; 45 questions each from physics and chemistry, no GK or mental ability section.

AIIMS has 20 question each out of the 60 questions in each subject, ie biology, physics and chemistry, which are of assertion-reason type. No such pattern in NEET.

1/3rd negative marking in AIIMS, in NEET, it is 1/4th. I

n AIIMS exam, there is no display of responses marked, no display of answer key, no provision to challenge the answer key. All these provisions are in NEET.

First Published: May 27, 2017 10:32 IST

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