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NIMSET 2015: Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Test

                                           Important Exam Dates for NIMSET 2015

NIMSET application form 2015 was available from

December 9, 2013

Last date to submit NIMSET form was    

December 12, 2013 (by 5 pm)

 Cut-off date for completion of internship  was

March , 2015

NIMSET admit card was issued on  

February , 2015

NIMSET exam date   

February 15th , 2015 

NIMS answer key was published online on

February , 2015 

Deadline to report any discrepancies in self-evaluation of OMR sheets  

February , 2015 

NIMSET 2015 results and Merit List was published on 

March , 2015 

Commencement of classes

May, 2015

Closure of admissions

May , 2015

Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, known as NIMS for short, is a medical science university in Hyderabad. NIMS Entrance Test or NIMSET 2015 is conducted to screen candidates for admission into MD or MS postgraduate medical specialty courses. Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad is a state-wide university of Andhra Pradesh. According to the NIMSET 2015 notification, MBBS graduates could target following three-year postgraduate specialty courses at NIMS University:


No. of Seats

MD (Anaesthesiology)


MD (Bio-Chemistry)


MD (General Medicine)


MD (Hospital Administration)   


MS (Orthopaedics)


MD (Pathology) 


MD (Radiotherapy)


  • * If Medical Council of India (MCI) approves increase in PG medical seats or new courses at the university, they will also be filled up through the exam.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have cleared MBBS exam from medical colleges recognized by MCI and have completed their internship latest by March 31 of the year of examination are eligible for the exam.

NIMSET eligibility requires any existing student of NIMS to resign from its current training or course to be able to apply for another course offered by the university.

There is 3% reservation quota for candidates with loco-motor disability in lower limbs between 50% to 70%, under the PH category. For SC, ST candidates, roster point system for statutory reservations in the state is followed.

NIMSET offers local-area reservation for the three regions in AP:

  • 42% allocation for Andhra University (AU),

  • 36% allocation for  Osmania University (OU), and

  • 22% allocation Sri Venkateswara University (SVU).

Application Form

One has to submit NIMSET application form in soft copy as well as in hard copy. The application process for NIMSET is as follows:

  • Create an account using your existing, valid and active email ID. All the communication is done through e-mail and e-mail ID cannot be changed later. Fill in the details in the form. Make sure that the applicant’s name and date of birth is same as mentioned in the secondary school leaving (Class X) certificate. Registration details cannot be changed later.

  • You will need to pay application fee of Rs 2,000 at NIMS cash counter in person or send a demand draft for that amount in favour of the Director, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences payable at Hyderabad. Don’t forget to write your name and application registration number on the back side of the demand draft or cash receipt. The NIMS application fee is non-refundable.

  • After you fill in the online application form for NIMS as instructed, click on the ‘view’ button and edit it. You cannot edit the details after submitting the form.

  • Print out the filled-in form and submit the hard copy with all the necessary documents and demand draft or cash receipt in person or by post to the Associate Dean, Aptitude Testing, Academic 3, 2nd Floor, OPD Block (Old Building), Nizam Institute of Medical Science, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082, Andhra Pradesh by the specified deadline.

Students with complete admission forms will be able to download their hall tickets or admit cards online on the specified date.

Exam Pattern

There is one exam for all postgraduate courses. It has 150 multiple-choice type questions with four alternatives and only a single correct response. Candidates need to solve 150 MCQs in 150 minutes (two and a half hours). The maximum number of marks allotted are 150 – 1 mark for each question.

There is negative marking in the paper. For every incorrect answer or answers with more than one response, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score of the student. No marks will be deducted for questions that have not been attempted.

There are four sets of question booklets prepared for the exam. The order of questions is different in each set so to discourage candidates from copying answers from each other’s sheets.

Candidates will need to darken their question booklet code in the given space in their OMR sheet and write the serial number of their OMR sheet in the question booklet before returning them to the invigilator.

NIMSET Results

NIMSET cutoffs (least marks candidates must get to be eligible for admission to postgraduate medical courses) are:

  • 50% for General Category candidates,

  • 45% for PH candidates, and

  • 40% for SC, ST and OBC candidates.

In case, there is a tie between two students, the priority will be given to candidate with:

  • Less negative marks.

  • If the tie is still not broken, then priority will be given to candidate with higher aggregate marks in final MBBS examination (Part I and Part II),

  • If the tie is still not broken, age-wise seniority will be considered.

Once the NIMSET results  are declared, selected candidates will be called for counselling where they have to appear in person and pay a counselling fee of Rs 10,000/- immediately which will be adjusted in the admission fee payable at the time of admission.

Exam Analysis

There are 150 questions asked in NIMSET question papers. Their subject-wise breakup is as follows: 

Questions asked in the exam may be based on images, diagnostic algorithms, clinical problem solving etc.

NIMSET Syllabus 2015

NIMSET syllabus is same as the MBBS syllabus of the universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Important Books for NIMS Entrance Exam

There is no specific book for NIMS. Usually, your MBBS textbooks should suffice for the exam.

One of the popular NIMSET preparation books is written by Dr Omkarnath which is basically a subject-wise consolidation of NIMS questions asked in previous years. It can give you an idea of topics you might to emphasize on, while preparing for NIMSET PG entrance 2015.

Past Year Papers for NIMSET Exam 2015

Previous year NIMSET question papers will familiarize you with the exam pattern and offer you ample practice for the exam.

Check out NIMSET previous year question paper and its solutions! 

We recommend you to solve the papers first and then, refer to their solutions to check the score. Also, check out how askIITians experts have solved the paper and methods they have used. It can help you save some valuable time in the exam and offer you some good shortcuts.

Preparation Tips & Tricks for NIMS Entrance 2015

  • Whether you are preparing NIMS entrance exam for Ortho, Radio Oncology, Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine of any of the other specialties, you should be well-versed with definitions of different diseases and conditions.

  • Usually, questions asked are basic in nature easily available in standard MBBS textbooks.

  • Besides previous year NIMS question papers, get hold of AIPGE, AIIMS and other PG-level entrance exams. Many times questions asked in NIMSET are same as asked in these exams in previous years.

  • Pay attention to flow charts, diagrams, pictures and graphs available in standard books. If you are opting for Surgery specialization, pay attention to the instruments used in various procedures.

  • There are questions on stains used for different fungi and bacteria. So, you might have to re-look at those too.

  • Since the exam is for MBBS graduates, it is not necessary that questions related to different specializations will not be asked. The entire MBBS course is used to prepare NIMS question paper.

  • Multiple-choice questions and assertion & reasoning type questions are similar to UPSC questions. MCQs asked on PGI entrance exam can also be practiced for NIMS.

  • For clinical scenarios, you may want to look at questions asked in USMLE exam.

Sample Papers

askIITians offers you free NIMSET sample papers and their solutions for free. These papers have been prepared by a team of highly qualified doctors and engineers from best institutes across India. About 600 students compete for each NIMSET PG medical exam seat. These papers can help you get an edge over them by offering you ample practice of questions asked in the actual exam.


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