AIPMT 2016 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By | 08/01/2016

AIPMT 2016 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)AIPMT is considered to be one of the most important exams in the field of medicine. With the announcement of the date for this test, students are now hearing gearing up for the exam. However, the procedure for the application sometimes comes across as a little complicated for the candidates. Hence, we compile AIPMT 2016 FAQs to make the seemingly complex procedure and the admission process easier for the candidates. Have a look!

1. What is All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT)?
AIPMT is an Entrance Test for selection of candidates for admission to MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota seats in Government Medical/Dental colleges of India under the control of DGHS, Govt. of India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.

2. Which are the States, Universities and Institutions participating in AIPMT 2016 for admission into the MBBS/BDS seats under their control?
Besides under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats, the following States/Universities/Institutions have also consented to use the merit list of AIPMT 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS seats under their control:

  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya*
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Chandigarh (UT)
  • University of Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP)
  • Hamdard University, New Delhi

* Subject to confirmation from the state Govt.

3. Will the examination be conducted both online and offline?
AIPMT 2016 will be an offline pen and paper test.

4. What is the examination date for AIPMT 2016?
The date of examination is 1st May, 2016 (Sunday).

5. What is the pattern of AIPMT 2016?
The AIPMT 2016 consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.

Also Read: AIPMT Syllabus 2016

6. What are the duration/timings of AIPMT 2016?
The duration of AIPMT-2016 will be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.

7. If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?
Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of application form. Common Services Centres will act as the Facilitation Centres this time and will provide the services against the fee prescribed.

8. If a candidate is unable to appear in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?
No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.

9. What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in AIPMT 2016 for 15% all-India quota seats?
(i)    A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.
(ii)   The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between  (a) 01/01/87 to 01/01/2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category)  (b) 01/01/92 to 01/012000 (Other Category)

For detail read – Eligibility Criteria for AIPMT 2016

10. What is the eligibility for seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions and AFMC?
A candidate who has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) may also appear in AIPMT for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the University/Institution  concerned.  OCI  candidates  may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions  before  applying  for AIPMT  2016 . The  upper  age  limit  for  candidates seeking  admission  under  seats  in  the  control  of participating  States/Universities/Institutions  shall  be as  per  their rules and regulations.

11. Is candidate  from  Andhra Pradesh,  J&K  and  Telangana studying  in  Mumbai  and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible  for  15%  All  India  Quota seats?
Yes,  if  in  case , the  candidate  is  not  eligible  to  seek admission  to  MBBS/BDS  seats  in  Medical/Dental Colleges  in  the  State  of  Andhra  Pradesh,  J&K  and Telangana. The  candidate  is  also  require a selfdeclaration  to  this  effect.

12. What  are  the  enclosures  that should  be  attached  with  the confirmation  page  to  be  sent to the boards?
The  candidates  are the NOT  REQUIRED  TO  SEND the print  out  of  the  Confirmation  Page  or  any  document (s)  to AIPMT  Unit.

13. Is  a  candidate  passed  class  XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology  and  English  subjects from  NIOS,  eligible  to  appear for  AIPMT?
Yes,  candidate  passed  class  XII  examination  with  an aggregate  of  50%  marks  in  the  subjects  of  Physics, Chemistry  and  Biology / BioTechnology  and  also passed  English  in  the  Qualifying  Examination  from any  recognised  Board/University  can  appear  in  the AIPMT  subject to fulfilling other conditions.

14. If a student  studied  up  to  class 11th from  CBSE  Board and class 12th  from KSA/abroad , will he/she be eligible for AIPMT?
Yes.  All  Indian  Nationals  are  Eligible  to  appear  in  the AIPMT for 15%  All  India  Quota  Seats.

15. Is it compulsory  to  take  Maths if I want  to  appear in AIPMT?
It  is  not  necessary  to  have taken Maths to  appear  in  AIPMT.

16.Can  a  candidate, appearing  in Class XII in the year  2016,  is eligible  to  appear in AIPMT 2016?

17. From  which  date  the  AIPMT 2016  forms  will  be  available?
The  Online  Application  will  be available  on  www.aipmt.nic. from December 15th, 2015.

18. Is the form for AIPMT available online only or  it  can  be purchased  from  any  bank or institution?
The  application  forms  are  available  online  only. A candidate  can  apply  by  logging  into website

19. For  how  many  attempts  / numbers  a  student  can  appear for test?
There  is  no attempt  limit.

20. What  is  the  scheduled  date  for web  hosting  of  Admit  Cards for  AIPMT  2016?
1st April, 2016(tentative)

21. When will be the result declared?
By 5th June, 2016.

22. What are All-India quota seats?
Under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats in Government Medical Colleges filled through the Counseling conducted by DGHS are All India quota seats.

23. Will admission to State Medical Colleges/ Universities /Institutions / AFMC for seats other than 15% All India quota is through AIPMT 2016?
Yes, only in those States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC opted to use merit list of AIPMT 2016.  Details are at Annexure-IV of Information Bulletin of AIPMT 2016.

24. Will there be negative marking?
Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.

25.What do the candidates need to bring to the exam centre?
The candidate is required to bring the following at the examination centre:- Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it; One Post Card Size Photograph affixed on the proform and; One passport size photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet. Candidates are advised not to bring any other item at the examination centres. There will not be any arrangement for safe keeping of any material at the centre. Neither CBSE nor centre will be responsible for any loss, etc. Please Note: Ball Point Pen will be supplied to the candidates at the centre.

26. If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?
Admit card will be uploaded on website and this facility will remain operation till one day prior to the day of examination i.e. 30th April,2016. Thus, download the Admit Card within stipulated time only.

27. Is there any provision for re-checking of answer sheet?

28. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?
(a) Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged. (b) Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

You can also read complete AIPMT2016 FAQs by visiting

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