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AIIMS MBBS Paper Analysis 2018, Section - wise Analysis

Updated On - May 7th 2019By - Lokesh Gupta

AIIMS MBBS 2018 was successfully conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on May 26 and 27, 2018 for admitting students in MBBS program offered by 15 AIIMS across India.
AIIMS MBBS Exam was conducted in two shifts across 171 cities -

  • Morning (9:00 am to 12:30 pm)
  •  Evening (3:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
  • The exam was conducted as a Computer Based-Test (CBT) for 3 hours 30 minutes. Check AIIMS MBBS 2019 Exam Pattern
  • Candidates appeared for the online test, as per the slot allotted to them.
  • Paper was based on the 10+2 syllabus, however, most of the questions asked were from class 11. Check Detailed Syllabus

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AIIMS MBBS 2018 Exam Highlights

  • Paper was divided into 5 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General knowledge and Aptitude and Logical Thinking.
  • Total questions were 200 with 1 mark awarded for the every right answer and 1/3 deduction for the wrong attempt.
  • Section A i.e. Physics, was of 60 marks and was the difficult of all. The questions were tricky and the section mostly involved the numerical based questions which were time consuming.
  • Section B i.e. Chemistry, also of 60 marks involved questions of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were asked from organic chemistry and less time consuming as compared to the physics section.
  • Section C i.e. Biology, consisted of 60 questions and was easier as compared to the other two sections. Most of the questions were asked from Photosynthesis.

Section D was dedicated General Knowledge and was worth 10 marks. Since the section did not involve any calculations or computations, experts believed it to be scoring.

AIIMS MBBS Section-wise Paper Analysis 2018

Section A – Physics 

Questions asked in the Physics section ranged from moderate to difficult and mostly the questions were from the class 11. Time management was must required while attempting Physics section because it involved numerical based questions which were long and tricky requiring some techniques and proper usage of formulas. 99% of the questions in Physics were calculative in nature.
Here are some really important topics from Physics section that covered maximum weightage.

AIIMS Physics

Oscillations And Waves8 questions (numerical)
Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism6 questions
Electric Devices6 questions
Laws of Motion7 questions

Other important topics in the section were- Heat and Thermodynamic, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Kinematics

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Section B – Chemistry

Chemistry section was easier as compared to the previous section. Most of the questions were asked from Organic Chemistry and the section was less time consuming because of the moderate difficulty level.
The topics that covered most of the Chemistry section were:

AIIMS Chemistry

Organic Chemistry(basic rules, aldehyde and ketones, carboxylic acid, Alcohol and ether13-14 questions
Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure6 questions
 Coordination Compounds5 questions
P, d and f block5-6 questions

Other important topics in Chemistry section were - Thermodynamics, Biomolecules, Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics. The section consisted of some numerical and most of the questions were theoretical. Some questions were difficult while some were simple so level of the paper was average.

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Section C: Biology

Difficulty level of the questions asked in the Biology section ranged from easy to moderate. The section was the least time consuming because the questions were direct and easy to answer.

Highlight of the important topics that covered most of the Biology section:

AIIMS biology

Photosynthesis5- 6 questions
Animal Kingdom3-4 questions
Ecosystem3 questions
Cell3 questions

Other topics are: Biological Classification, Transport in Plant, Digestion and Absorption, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Application of Biotechnology, Circulation of Body Fluids, Human Reproduction and Evolution. Candidates who have solved AIIMS MBBS previous years question papers have higher scope of getting good marks in Biology section.

Read About AIIMS MBBS Biology Section 2019

Section 4 – General Knowledge And Aptitude and Logical Thinking

The Section consists of 20 questions - 10 for GK and and 10 for Aptitude and Logical Thinking. The questions are generally asked regarding current affairs and also involves some general questions. This time in AIIMS MBBS 2018, questions were very simple and easy to answer. As per reports most students attempted almost all the questions form General Knowledge section in exam.

GK section proved to be easier for candidates who keep themselves updated with latest national and international events including people who made the news recently and various important schemes launched by the governments. For example, there were questions asked about the BHIM app and the URJA app
The questions asked in the AIIMS MBBS revolved around:

  • Indian History
  • Geography
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Economy
  • General Science and general awareness

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The overall difficulty level of AIIMS MBBS could be categorized as moderate with Physics being the toughest followed by chemistry while Biology and General knowledge were the easiest ones. The initial reactions received from students from both slots is that the AIIMS 2018 MBBS paper was not satisfactory .On the other hand, some found the paper easier as compared to the previous year exam.

AIIMS 2018, like the preceding versions of the exam, used a normalization procedure to determine cut-off (qualifying Cut-off is given below) corresponding percentiles taking both the morning and evening slots into account. As per the officials, if the percentiles for both shifts turn out to be unequal, then the lower of the two will be the eligible category-wise cut-off.

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AIIMS MBBS Result and Cut off

The examination authority declared the result of AIIMS MBBS 2018 on June 14, 2018. It can be checked on the official website. On the basis of result, candidates will be called for their counselling.

  • The result will be declared for only those candidates who will secure the qualifying percentage as prescribed by the examination authority.
  • AIIMS MBBS result is declared rank wise as well as roll number wise.
  • To check result candidates have to look for their name, roll number, father’s name and category in the result list.
  • As per the AIIMS MBBS 2018 qualifying criteria the cut off score for general category candidates is 50% while the OBC candidates have to score 45% in the entrance exam. Among the total seats 350 are for general and 189 are for OBC category candidates
  • 40% reservation is for SC/ST.



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