PGIMER Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER Entrance Exam (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam)
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24 Nov 2019

PGIMER Entrance Exam Overview

PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research) Entrance Exam is conducted by PGI Chandigarh. The exam offers admission to various Postgraduate Programs such as MD and MS offered by the institute. PGIMER is conducted twice a year for admission of candidates through its January and July sessions. Students willing to seek details about PGIMER Entrance Exam Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Application Procedure should continue reading the full article. 

PGIMER 2020 Important Dates

Candidates appearing for PGIMER 2020 must be aware of the important dates. This will ensure that candidates do not miss out any crucial events related to PGIMER 2020 entrance exam. The list of PGIMER 2020 important dates is provided in the table below.

PGIMER 2020 Important Dates – January Session




Registration Process Starts


1st week of October 2019

Last date of Registration Process


1st week of November 2019

Issue of Admit Card


3rd week of November 2019



24th November 2019



25th November 2019

PGIMER Counseling


16th December 2019 Onwards

PGIMER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

In order to appear for the PGIMER 2020 Entrance Exam, candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:

Candidates must have a valid MBBS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India. In addition, candidates must have completed 1 year internship training before 31st December/30th June for January and July sessions respectively. Candidates should also have registered with Central/State Medical Registration Council.

PGIMER 2020 Application Process

The application process of PGIMER 2020 is conducted in the online mode only. Candidates can follow the simple step-by-step procedure mentioned below to complete the PGIMER 2020 application process.

  • First-of-all, candidates need to visit the official website of PGIMER once the registration dates are announced and register themselves online
  • In the next step, candidates will have to register and fill the application form by providing personal and academic details
  • After this, candidates need to upload their scanned images of signature and photograph in JPEG format. The size of Signature should come between 5KB to 20KB and for photograph (15KB to 50KB). In addition, other relevant documents should be between 50KB to 300KB.
  • Candidates are required to the keep the application number and password (Generated during registration process) safe for future use
  • Candidates should then take a printout of the filled-in application form for further references
  • The next step requires the candidates to pay the fee for PGIMER 2020 application form fee.

PGIMER 2020 Application Fee

The application fee of PGIMER 2020 is Rs. 800/- for the SC/ST category and Rs.1000/- for all the other categories. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability category are exempted from PGIMER 2020 application fee. It is important to note that candidates are required to pay the PGIMER 2020 application in the offline mode only. The PGIMER 2020 application form fee can be paid either via SBI i-collect service for candidates with SBI bank accounts or through bank challan in any branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) in favour of ‘Director, PGIMER Chandigarh’.

PGIMER 2020 Admit Card

The PGIMER 2020 Entrance Exam Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website of PGIMER, Chandigarh. The admit card are issued two weeks prior to the exam date. Candidates can download the admit card from the website by providing their login credentials details. The PGIMER admit card comprise candidate’s name, exam center, roll number, exam date and other general details. It is mandatory for every candidate to carry their admit card at the exam venue along-with a photo identity proof. In addition, candidates must safely keep their admit card with them until the counseling process gets over.

PGIMER 2020 Exam Pattern

The PGIMER Entrance Exam will be conducted in offline mode, and will comprise of 250 questions. All the questions asked in the exam will be in the MCQs format, and the time duration to complete the exam is 3 hours. There is a provision of negative marking, wherein 1/4th mark will deducted for every wrong answer. Most of number of questions will be asked from the subjects of General Surgery and General Medicine.

PGIMER 2020 Entrance Exam Syllabus

Medical graduates appearing for the PGIMER 2020 entrance exam must be aware of the syllabus in order to prepare for the exam better. The detailed syllabus of PGIMER 2020 exam is given below.

  • Surgery
  • Social Preventive Medicine
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Psychiatry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Immunogenetic Molecular Biology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Applied Physiology
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Anesthesia

PGIMER 2020 Result

PGIMER Entrance Exam result is declared on the official website. This exam is regulated by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research. Candidates can check the result by visiting the official website. PGIMER result is typically declared a day after the entrance exam is conducted. Students can check their results online by login in with their user-credentials. Students are advised to take a printout copy of the result for future use.

PGIMER 2020 Cut-off

Candidates are required to meet the PGIMER 2020 cutoff in order to qualify in the postgraduate entrance examination. The cutoff of PGIMER 2020 is the minimum score which the candidates are required to obtain to be eligible for the process of counselling for admission to the MD/MS courses. The merit list of PGIMER 2020 will be prepared based on the PGIMER cutoff percentile scored by the candidates. The cutoff of PGIMER 2020 varies category-wise. The PGIMER 2020 cut-off percentile is 55 for General/Sponsored candidates and 45 for OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Rural Area/Foreign Nationals.

Colleges accepting PGIMER Entrance Exam Score

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh is the college that accepts PGIMER Entrance Exam score for admission to MD/MS course.

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PGIMER Entrance Exam - Conducting Body

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