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AIIMS 2016 Question Paper with Solutions

Last updated date: 28th May 2024
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AIIMS is an undergraduate program offered to students of 12th grade that All India Institute of Medical Sciences conducts. 

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are a group of independent government public medical universities of higher education under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 

The exam takes place all over India at a national level. Through this exam, candidates are given admissions to AIIMS institutes everywhere in India, including Jodhpur, Nagpur, Guntur, Rishikesh, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Bhopal, Patna, Bhubaneswar, and Raipur. 

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The eligibility criteria for the exams are as follows: 

  • Candidates must be 17 years and over in age. 

  • 12th Grade examination or equivalent from any recognized board passing candidates are eligible for this examination. 

  • The main subjects taken in the class 12 examination should be Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English.  

  • A passing percentage of 60% for the General Category and 50% for SC/ST is required.  

  • After applying for AIIMS online, the candidates must submit passing certificates and other needed documents showing their required passing score and subjects.  

  • AIIMS has revised the entire form filling process. From now on, it will be a two-stage process comprising of two phases:

  1. Basic Registration tentatively opens from November – January. 

  2. Final Registration: formalities of this stage involve completing the payment for the exam, choosing the exam center where the candidate wants to appear, etc. 


The syllabus relies on 12th standard Chemistry, Biology, Physics, General Knowledge, and Aptitude. Let us see all the topics that a candidate must study for each subject: 

  • Physics: 

Laws of Motion, Solids, Work, Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Energy and Power, Behaviour of Perfect Gases, Oscillations and Waves, Kinetic Theory of Gases, etc. 

  • Chemistry: 

Chemical Thermodynamics, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, S-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, etc. 

  • Biology: 

Cell Structure and Function, Human Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Biotechnology and its Applications, Biology and Human Welfare, Environment and Ecology, etc. 

  • General Knowledge: 

Current Affairs Business, Heads of big companies, Punch line of companies, Major corporate events, Famous award and prizes, Famous Writers and Books, World Records, Science, History, Sports, etc.

The paper has a structure of five sections which are:

Subject Section

Number of Questions







General Knowledge


Aptitude and Logical Thinking




Study Material

These are the most recommended books that medical aspirants preparing for AIIMS can utilize to good use: 

  • Physics: Concepts of Physics by HC Verma, Objective Physics by DC Pandey, Fundamental Physics by Pradeep 

  • Chemistry: Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon 

  • Biology: Biology Volume 1 and 2 by Trueman, Pradeep Guide on Biology, Objective Biology by Dinesh

FAQs on AIIMS 2016 Question Paper with Solutions

1. What is the exam pattern of AIIMS?

The Question Paper of AIIMS is in two languages, Hindi and English. The applying candidates have to state their preferred language while signing up for the exam by filling the admission form. 

The paper consists of 200 questions. 

The breakdown is as follows:  Physics - 60 Questions; Chemistry - 60 Questions; Biology - 60 Questions; General Knowledge - 10 Questions; Aptitude and Logical Reasoning - 10 Questions 

The AIIMS entrance exam is 3:30 Hours long and happens in a computer-based online mode. 

Marking guidelines are as follows: 

  • Each question carries one mark, and the candidate gets one mark for every correct response. 

  • For every incorrect attempt, the candidate gets 1/3rd marks deducted.

2. Why are studying books other than the NCERT books essential for AIIMS?

The NCERT material is very important, and every concept in it should be understood clearly. Still, there are several benefits of reading reference books other than NCERT books: 

  • Conceptual understanding can be done by reading the NCERT books, but to go beyond that and also get the theoretical explanation, practicing from books solely dedicated to AIIMS is a good choice. 

  • Not every question in the examination paper is based on NCERT Concept, especially in AIIMS, sometimes the questions are out of the box, and to answer all those 200 questions correctly, you need the help of other study materials like Reference Books, Sample Papers, Previous Year's Papers, etc. 

  • The paper consists of MCQs and also reason-based questions. To master the art of answering both, NCERT is not sufficient, and rigorous MCQ solving is needed. 

  • The reference books also help you understand the syllabus, exam pattern, weightage, marking scheme, and level of difficulty better than the NCERT Books solely.

3. What are some ways to strengthen the basics required for AIIMS?

Some ways to strengthen the basics are:

  • Write down what you understood and create revision notes for your aid, especially in Biology.

  • Divide bigger and complex topics into smaller parts for easier understanding.

  • Take your time with a concept instead of rushing into finishing it. 

  • Be clear with the fundamental concepts in chemistry. 

  • Try as much as you can to understand a concept through visual learning, as you can explain that concept in your own words if you know how it works. 

  • Grasping the basic concepts through practical examples is very useful. 

4. How many times should you revise the syllabus before the examination?

Revision is an essential aspect of AIIMS, so one should do it as many times as possible. It does not matter how many times you revise the syllabus. What matters is you revise the entire syllabus from start to end to freshen up all the concepts of the whole syllabus in a short flash. Each revision should be complete without missing or skipping any topic. Instead of receiving the syllabus repeatedly, again and again, sit down, relax, and precise the complete syllabus in one go.

5. How to avoid negative marking in AIIMS Examination?

A few ways of not getting any negative marking are: 

  • Don't get restless and go fast due to the thought that the time is extremely less.

  • Do not darken multiple answers for the same question, thinking it will work. 

  • Make sure you read the questions and the answers thoroughly before filling up the correct answer. 

  • Section-Wise answering is an excellent way of preventing negative marking as the same section keeps the candidate focused on the concepts from that part Of the syllabus, which might not happen later. 

  • Negative marking results from becoming restless, nervously super fast, or not taking sufficient time to understand a question.