Fellowship Awards

  • Glaucoma
  • Retina & Vitreous
  • Cornea
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmoloagy
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Uvea
  • Cataract/Phaco
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Neuro Ophthalmology

Note: At one time a member can apply only for one speciality. One candidate can do maximum in two specialities.


1. Must be an AIOS member
2. Basic post graduate qualification in ophthalmology recognized by Govt. of India (DO/DNB/MD/MS/any recognized international qualification)
3. Minimum of two years of  experience (including the time spent in fellowship or senior residency) after completing post-graduation AND
4. Must have completed the subspecialty fellowship or at least 18 month of fellowship OR
5. Must have completed senior residency or at least completed 18 months of senior residency OR
6. Must have at least three years of practical work experience in the subspecialty. 7. ⁠Cut-off date for requirements 3 to 6 is September 30 of the year of the written examination.

Examination Centers:

Online Written Test: New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad

OSCE & VIVA: Different centers for different specialities.

Important Dates

Online Application Form Available on www.aios.org
Last date of receipt of application form July 31 2024
Online MCQ Test (FAICO)  October 2024
Examination Centres New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai, Kolkata
Declaration of online test result November 2024
OSCE & Viva  December 2024 - January 2025
Declaration of final result February 2025


Examination process involves 3 stages

  • 1 st Stage: One hour theory online exam - 60 MCQ Questions
  • 2 nd Stage: OSCE
  • 3 rd Stage: Viva voce

Online Examination Centers


Examination Fees (Per candidate per subject)


  • AIOS FAICO Examination fees: Rs. 10,000/- 

( DD in favour of “All India Ophthalmological Society”) Payble at Delhi.

Type of Questions

Must know 50% No negative marking
Moderate 25%
Hard 25%

OSCE & VIVA: Different centers for different specialities.