AIIMS PG July 2019 exam pattern changed for this session which will be going to held on 5th May 2019.

  • Main changes are done in the multiple completion and reason assertion section.previously 1/4th marks for the correct answer,but now it will be 1.
  • And for now onwards no marks for the review ticked answer.
Type of MCQCorrectWrongFor ReviewNot Answered
Single best response+1-1/300
Multiple True False+1/5-1/500
Match the following+1/4-1/400
Sequential Arrangement+1-100
Multiple Completion+1-1/400
Reason Assertion+1-1/400
Extended Matching+1/2-1/200

Explanation with example.

1.Single Best Answer Type:

it’s like the previous one,that if you attempt correct you’ll get 1 marks and for wrong it’ll be -1/3.

so if you able to  eliminate at least two option you can take the chance.

Q.The nerve that controls salivary secretion from the Parotid Gland is

  1. Glossopharyngeal nerve
  2. Facial nerve
  3. Hypoglossal nerve
  4. Chorda tympani

correct response= +1,incorrect response= -1/3

2.Multiple True and False Type:

Each question shall have followed by statement and every statement will have to mark either true or false.

this is nothing but kind of thing you have seen in PGI not take any chance in this section.

Q.The following statements are true/false regarding currently applicable modified Jones criteria for the diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever

  1. Major criteria are similar for both Low Risk and High-Risk Populations
  2. Doppler echocardiography is recommended for confirming subclinical carditis
  3. Monoarthritis is included as one of the major criteria in Low-Risk population
  4. Three minor criteria are sufficient to diagnose subsequent episodes of disease
  5. Fever ≥ 37.5°C is a minor criterion

correct response= +1/5 incorrect response= -1/5

3.Match the following type:

This section is also kind of previous one.for correct you’ll get +1/4 and for wrong you’ll get -1/4.

  Column A  Column B
Lassa fever Fruit flies
Nipah virus feverCulex mosquitoes
Kyasanur Forest disease Multimammate rat
Japanese encephalitisFruit bats 
Hard ticks 
Cacklieng Goos

see their are 4 in one side and 6 option in other side,so no option attempt care fully.

correct response= +1/4,incorrect response= -1/4

4.Sequential Arrangement Type:

for this section you’ll get +1 for correct and -1 for attempt not take any risk.

Arrange the following bone tumors/lesions sequentially in the order of prevalence with regard to age: Tumour/ lesion occurring in the youngest age group first and the oldest age group last.

  1. Osteosarcoma
  2. Ewings Tumour
  3. Multiple Myeloma.
  4. Osteoclastoma

correct= +1.incorrect= -1

5.Multiple Completion Type:

Each question have four alternatives,one or more may be correct.for correct +1 and wrong -1/4.

Each question/statement shall have four alternatives/statements of which one or more may be correct and need to be marked using the following key:

(1) If a, b, c are correct

(2) If a and c are correct

(3) If b and d are correct

(4) If all four (a, b, c, & d) are correct

Clinical features of neonatal tetanus include

  1. Stiffness of neck muscles
  2. Painful body spasms
  3. Difficulty in swallowing
  4. Bulging fontanelle

correct= +1 incorrect=-1/4

6.Reason Assertion type:

in these question some assertion is given and some reason are given.marking is same as previous one.

(1) Both Assertion and Reasons are independently true/correct statements and the Reason is the correct explanation for the Assertion

(2) Both Assertion and Reasons are independently true/correct statements, but the Reason is not the correct explanation for the Assertion

(3) Assertion is independently a true/correct statement, but the Reasons is independently a false/ incorrect statement

(4) Assertion is independently a false/incorrect statement, but the Reasons is independently a true/correct statement

(5) Both Assertion and Reasons are independently false/incorrect statements

(A) Serum insulin levels in untreated Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is low

(B) In Type 1 Diabetes mellitus the β cells in the pancreas are destroyed

In the above question Statement (A) is the Assertion and Statement (B) is the Reason.

correct= +1,incorrect =-1/4

7.Extended Matching Items:

this is kind of essay or MLE based question which have more option and long paragraph question.two case are their.for one correct you get +1/2 and second correct you get +1/2 marks.same for the wrong.

Answer Option List

  1. Thalassemia
  2. Acute Leukemia
  3. Hereditary Spherocytosis
  4. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  5. Hodgkin Disease
  6. Multiple Myeloma
  7. Megaloblastic Anemia
  8. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Lead in question

For each of the following patients as described in the scenarios below, identify the cause from the above Answer Option List

Case 1

A 30-year-old male presented with fatigue and pain abdomen of six months duration. On examination, he is anemia and has multiple, cervical lymph nodes around 1cms in size, hepatomegaly to the extent of 2 cms below costal margin and a spleen that is enlarged to 10 cms below costal margin. Laboratory examination reveals Hemoglobin of 7G/dL, Total Leukocyte Count of 85.6 X109/L and Platelet Count of 326 X109/L. The peripheral smear showed mild anisocytosis and poikilocytosis of Red Cells. Normoblasts were not seen. There were increased numbers of neutrophils and neutrophil precursors and few basophils were identified. Occasional blasts were seen. The Differential Count was: Blasts 1%, Promyelocytes 1%, Myelocytes 8%, Metamyelocytes 7%, Band Forms 22%, Neutrophils 41%, Eosinophils 2% Basophils 2%, Lymphocytes 12% and Monocytes 4%. Numerous platelets were identified singly or in clumps.

What is your diagnosis?

Case 2

A 25-year-old male was detected to have pallor and mild icterus by his Family Physician whom he consulted for fatigue since about a year. He gives a history of cholecystectomy for gall-stone disease. He could not give any detailed family history except that his father and paternal grandfather were known to be “anemic”. Neither he nor his family members ever needed blood transfusions. On Physical Examination, his spleen was palpable 3 cms below the costal margin. Laboratory investigations revealed:

RBC  3.62 x 1012/L

HGB  10.3 G/dL

HCT  30.1 %

MCV  85.1 fL

MCH  27.6 pg

MCHC  32.6 g/dL

RDW  17.9

Reticulocyte count was 15.6%

Serum Iron Studies did not reveal any abnormality

Hemoglobin electrophoresis was normal

Total Bilirubin was 3.2 mg/dL and the Conjugated Bilirubin was 0.5 mg/dL.

What is your diagnosis?


so in this scenario only reading guide without basics will not help you in this type of exams.

Sequence of doing question.

hope it helps you.Good Luck for Your Exams.:)

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