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AIIMS MBBS 2017: Suggested books for AIIMS Exam

Last Updated - April 28, 2017

AIIMS conducts the medical entrance exam for admission to AIIMS MBBS, New Delhi, and other six AIIMS like institutions in all over India. AIIMS is an abbreviation for “All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences”.

AIIMS MBBS entrance examination is primarily conducted through online mode only, which is a computer-based test (CBT). It will be conducted at different centres all over India in two shifts. AIIMS entrance examination conducted in May 2017.

AIIMS entrance examination divided into four different sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge but mostly questions covered from the syllabus of 11th and 12th classes. The paper consists of 200 MCQs type questions.

AIIMS MBBS 2017 Exam Pattern

AIIMS 2017 MBBS entrance examination contains 200 objective type of questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge. It contains multiple choice and reason-assertion type questions.

The following table shows the distribution of questions:

SubjectsTotal number of questions
Biology (botany and zoology)60
General knowledge20


AIIMS MBBS 2017 Marking Scheme

The AIIMS MBBS Result would be released by the conducting authority in the month of June 2017. Total time duration of the AIIMS MBBS is 3.5 hours.

For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks of the candidates will be deducted. But for each right answer candidate will be awarded by 1 mark. Negative marking will be applied if the candidate chooses more than one option for a particular answer.

The following table shows the minimum qualifying category wise cut-off of the candidates:

CategoryCut-off Percentage

AIIMS MBBS 2017 Books

For the AIIMS medical entrance exam preparation, NCERT Physics, Chemistry, Biology books for 11th and 12th class are must. Other than that, candidates can refer to the subject-wise books mentioned below:

Biology books

For the preparation of Biology, following books provide the accurate information about the fundamental concepts and principle of Biology. These books help in practising questions more easily.

  • Biology Volume 1 & 2 by Trueman’s
  • Dinesh Objective Biology
  • Biology by Pradeep Publications
  • Objective Biology by Prakash
  • Botany (Oxford Publication) by AC Dutta
  • Biology (Theory & Objective) by GR Bathla Publications
  • Trueman’s Elementary Biology, volume I & II (English) 27th edition.
  • Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances ( Volume I & II) 5th Edition (English)
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations (English) 2017 Edition.

Physics Books

These books help to clear the basic concepts of Physics which candidates have learned in their 11th standard. They help in practising numerical also. These books are comprised of single option, matching, assertion-reason, and statement based questions which are helpful in solving competitive examinations:

  • Physics by HC Verma
  • Concept of Competition Physics for CBSE PMT by Aggarwals
  • NCERT Physics (Set of 3 Volumes): CBSE PMT by Anil Aggarwal
  • NCERT Physics Part 1 & 2
  • Objective Physics for Medical Entrances Examination (Volume 1 &2)
  • Fundamental of Physics by Halliday, Resnik and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics (Latest Edition) by I.E. Irodov

Chemistry Books

In Chemistry books, candidates will find conceptual questions, previous year board and competitive examination papers which help to revise and practice.

  • Modern ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th & 12th (Volume 1 & 2)
  • OP Tandon Physical Chemistry
  • New pattern textbooks of Organic Chemistry for competitions by O.P Tandon
  • New pattern textbooks of Inorganic Chemistry for competitions by O.P Tandon
  • Guidebook to Mechanism in organic Chemistry 6th Edition by Peter Sykes.
  • Organic Chemistry by Arihant
  • Chemistry by Dinesh
  • J.D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry and Concise Inorganic Chemistry
  • MTG Objective NCERT at your fingertips Chemistry

General Knowledge

  • Candidates should read the newspapers and magazines related to the current affairs and also pay attention to the science sections.

Previous year Question Papers

Candidates can also practice the previous year question papers from the sources mentioned below:

  • AIIMS MBBS entrance examination solved papers 2008-2015 by Arihant
  • Disha Publications 17 years AIIMS solved paper
  • AIIMS Explorer by MTG Publications
  • Assertion and Reason for Competitive Paperback-2015 by MTG Learning media.
  • Handbook of Physics, Chemistry and Biology

AIIMS MBBS 2017 Preparation Tips

Following steps helps the candidate to prepare for the AIIMS MBBS exam:

  • Candidates are advised to regularly solve the formula based questions with relevant diagrams to clear their concepts.
  • Candidates should read the newspapers and magazines related to the current affairs to which ultimately increase candidate General Knowledge.
  • Candidates must solve previous year question papers along with practising books, study materials etc.
  • Candidates should revise each and every topic multiple times and also take rest whenever needed.
  • At last, the candidates must know how to allocate time to each and every topic so that none remains untouched. The candidates should be better in Time management.



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