AIIMS runs a variety of Postgraduate courses in clinical medicine specialities, nursing and super specialities. Admissions to these Postgraduate courses in the AIIMS are based on the entrance examinations conducted all over the country. The M.Biotechnology course was started in 1986. The M.Biotechnology course is a two-year course which aims to produce a cadre of scientists required for highly specialized areas such as vaccine production. The training emphasis in this course is on medical aspects related to diagnosis and therapy using modern biotechnological tools of recombinant DNA technology and immunology. The syllabus includes recombinant DNA technology, hybridoma technology, T cell cloning, immunological assays, genetics biophysical and biochemical dissertation handling in the M.Biotechnology course.
The M Biotechnology course is a two-year course in the medical discipline. The Candidates can register them through online mode only in the Official website of AIIMS. The Entrance exam will be of 90 minutes duration.
Listed below are the entrance examination dates for M.Biotechnology course.
|Entrance Examination for session 2019||29 Jun 2019|
|Entrance Examination for session 2020||04 Jul 2020|
Admission will be made entirely on the basis of performance of candidates at the Entrance Examination
to be conducted in Delhi/ NCR.
- The Entrance Examination for M.Biotechnology Courses will
be conducted in Delhi only.
- The Entrance Examination will be conducted in English Language only and no Syllabus has been prescribed by the Institute.
Marking Scheme of Entrance Exam
The question paper for M.Biotechnology courses will be of 90 minutes duration consisting
of 90 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 90 marks in the subject in which the candidates have
There will be negative marking for wrong answers in the entrance examination for M. Biotechnology courses.
- Each correct response will get a score of +1 mark.
- Each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3.
- No credit will be given for the question not answered or MARKED FOR REVIEW (Questions marked for Review shall be considered as Unanswered unless Saved).
- More than one response will be negatively marked. Zero marks will be given for
questions not answered.
Method of Resolving Ties:
Inter se merit between candidates obtaining equal marks will be decided
as under :
- Candidate obtaining less negative marks at the entrance examination.
- The older candidate shall get preference over the younger one
Minimum Cut Off Scores:
As per the decision of the Academic Committee in its meeting held on 14th September 2014 the
minimum cut-off shall be 50th percentile (for all PG Courses) in the competitive entrance test
as a condition of eligibility for all candidates.
Percentile scores are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for
the examination. Basically, the marks obtained are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each group of examinees. The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW that particular Percentile in that examination.
- The highest score is converted to a Percentile Score of 100.
- The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to
- The Percentile Scores would be converted to 3 decimal places to avoid bunching
effect and therefore reduce ties.
The following is a further explanation of the interpretation of the scores in an examination with
- If candidate A’s Percentile score is 100, it indicates that amongst those who have taken the
examination, 100% have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN the candidate A. It also
indicates that no candidate has scored more that candidate A.
- If candidate B’s Percentile score is 90, it indicates that 90% of the candidates who have
taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate B. It also
indicates that remaining candidates have scored more than candidate B.
- If candidate C’s Percentile score is 50, it indicates that 50% of the candidates who have
taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate C. It also
indicates that remaining half of those who took the examination have scored more than
- If candidate D’s Percentile score is 30, it indicates that 30% of the candidates who have
taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate D. It also
indicates that remaining have scored more than candidate D.
- If candidate E’s Percentile score is 1, it indicates that none of the candidates who have
taken the examination have scored either EQUAL TO OR LESS than candidate E. It also
indicates that all remaining candidates who took the examination have scored more than
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