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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.

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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:



Mode of Exam




Number of Questions


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Negative Marking

Negative Marks will be awarded for Incorrect Responses

Marking Scheme

1 Mark for Correct Answer

0.25 Marks Deducted for Incorrect Responses


NIMHANS Entrance 2017 July Session: Scheme of Examination

Distribution of Marks in NIMHANS Entrance is as follows:


1. MBBS Subjects

All 19 Subjects of MBBS 

90-100 MCQs

Level of Questions

Similar to AIIMS PG & JIPMER PG 


2. Neurology Section of:

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology and Anesthesia

50 – 60 MCQs


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NIMHANS Entrance 2017 July Session: Important Dates

Important Dates for NIMHANS Entrance exam for the July 2017 session are as follows:



Publication of Advertisement for Admission

January 1st 2017

Commencement of Online Registration

January 1st 2017

Closure of Online Registration

January 31st 2017

Online Entrance Exam

March 25th and March 26th 2017

Interview and Counseling

1st week of June 2017

Commencement of Courses

July 1st 2017

Closure of Admission for JULY 2017 Session

July 7th 2017


NIMHANS Entrance: Cutoff Score for Getting Good Rank

The Ideal score for getting Psychiatry is in the range between 115-120 while it is 125-130 for getting admission in M.Ch./DM courses.

Hope that this blog will familiarize you with the various aspects pertaining to the NIMHANS Entrance.


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