AIIMS PG 2020 prospectus reveals addition of exam cities, seats & EWS quota for January session
New Delhi, September 27: With the release of its official prospectus for postgraduate courses, AIIMS, Delhi has introduced major changes, providing aspirants with a lot more than the previous sessions. More seats, more exam centres, more reservations which means more opportunities for the candidates aspiring to pursue medical specialisations in AIIMS institutes. One of the biggest change comes in by the re-introduction of 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the admission process. In compliance with the reservation criteria, the authority has increased the number of seats offered in MD/MS/ MDS/DM/ M.Ch. courses in seven AIIMS institutes located in Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh.
Amongst the major changes, the inclusion of EWS quota stands out along with substantial modifications in the test centres. The vital changes that an AIIMS PG aspirant must know are listed below.
1. Inclusion of EWS category - With the 124th amendment in the Indian Constitution the Economically Weaker Section Category for reservations came into existence. Under the effect of this amendment, candidates belonging to EWS category have been provided 10% reservation in the total number of available seats by the authority. Interestingly, EWS seats were a part of previous year prospectus but the final tally of seats on which admission was granted did not include EWS quota. The seats added under the EWS quota in 7 AIIMS institutes has been provided below.
EWS seats added
EWS seats added
2. Number of exam centres - The exam centres section reflects the majority of changes. A total of 16 new exam cities have been added and 12 of them which were present earlier have been removed from the list.
New inclusions - The union territory of Puducherry along with states like Meghalaya, Sikkim and Manipur are the new inclusion in the list. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla and the major city of Visakhapatnam have also been added.
Removal of cities - Major cities like Jaipur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana will no longer serve as exam centres for the entrance test.
Replacement - In the state of Punjab, exam cities have entirely changed and have been replaced with Bathinda and Amritsar.
Gandhinagar which was removed in July session has been re-added to the list of exam centres for the January session.
3. Number of seats - As mentioned earlier the number of seats offered by AIIMS, New Delhi for post-graduate courses has been increased. In the previous session, the tally of total seats stood at 539 for MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, M.D.S courses, however for the January session 2020, with an addition of 9 seats, the total seats are now 548 for the aforementioned courses.
After the conclusion of AIIMS PG 2020 basic registration, candidates are now required to generate the unique registration code (RUC). Only those candidates Candidates who have generated the unique code will be able to proceed to the final registration process which is scheduled to begin on September 27, 2019. Candidates will have to complete the application process with the payment of the fee. The last date to generate the RUC and complete the final registration is October 11, 2019. Following the final registration, the next major event of AIIMS PG 2020 is the release of admit card. As per the prospectus of AIIMS PG 2020 January session admit card will release on November 6, 2019, and can be downloaded till November 17, 2019.