Fellowship Awards

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

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


  • Must be an AIOS member
  • Basic post graduate qualification in ophthalmology recognized by Govt. of India (DO/ DNB/MD/ MS/ any recognized foreign qualification)
  • Minimum one year experience after post graduation
  • Should have at least one year practical experience in the specialities

OSCE & VIVA: Different centers for different specialities.

Important Dates

Online Application Form Available on www.aios.org
Last date of receipt of application form 31st August 2019
Online written test 24th October 2019
Declaration of written test result After 15th November 2019
OSCE & Viva voce December 2019
Declaration of final result December 2019

Examination process involves 3 stages

  • 1 st Stage: Two hour theory online exam - 80 MCQ Questions
  • 2 nd Stage: OSCE
  • 3 rd Stage: Viva voce

Collaboration with ICO for fellowship in subspecialty of  Cornea, Retina and Vitreous, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Uveitis, Oculoplasty & Cataract

(​There will be one common written MCQ examination for ICO subspecialty and FAICO)

Examination Fees ( Per candidate per subject)

  • ​Candidates applying for both ICO and FAICO, fees is Rs. 24,500/
  • Candidates applying for AIOS  FAICO, fees is Rs. 5000/- 

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

Type of Questions

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