PGIMER 2020: Application Form, Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : June 14, 2020
Result Date : June 22, 2020

Latest Update: The results for PGIMER 2020 have been declared on June 22, 2020 . 

What is PGIMER?

PGIMER full form is Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research. PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam 2020 like AIIMS, JIPMER and PGI Chandigarh Nursing Entrance Exam 2020, also does not fall under NEET-PG. The institute conducts its own entrance exam that serves as the gateway to the students to get admissions into postgraduate (PG) medical education.

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh was established in 1962 with the objective of providing medical education of the highest standards in India.

It has been declared as an "Institute of Importance" by an Act of Parliament and it was in the second position in the 2018 NIRF medical list. Through PGIMER, Admissions for the following will be open,

  • MD - Doctor of Medicine or MS - Master of Surgery.
  • MDS- Master of Dentistry or OHS - House Job
  • M.Sc./ M.Sc. MLT - Medical Lab Technology.
  • DM/M.Ch. - Master in Chirurgical/Superspeciality in Hospital Administration.
  • The admission through PGIMER Entrance Exam takes place in 2 sessions, in a year; once in January and the other in July.

PGIMER

PGIMER 2020 Highlights
Exam Full Name Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam
Acronym PGIMER 2020
Conducting body PGIMER Chandigarh
Examination Level National-level
Category Postgraduate (PG)
Exam Mode Online - Computer Based Test (CBT)
Medium / Language English
Official Website pgimer.edu.in
Helpdesk 0091-172-2755569,2755570,2755562 [email protected]

PGIMER 2020 Exam Dates

The official dates for PGIMER MD/MS July 2020 Session have been announced by the conducting authority.

  • Registration Dates: The application forms for MD/MS courses are available from March 17, 2020. The last date to apply for the exam is April 26, 2020.
  • PGIMER 2020 Exam Date: The exam will be conducted on June 14, 2020 in Online Mode (Computer Based Test).
  • PGIMER 2020 Result Date: The result will be declared on June 22, 2020.
  • To learn more about PGIMER Chandigarh Important Dates in a detailed manner visit PGIMER 2020 Exam Dates section.

PGIMER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Depending on each course PGIMER Chandigarh has framed the eligibility criteria. Those details are discussed briefly below.

MD/MS

  • Candidates must have an MBBS from a University or an Institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates must have either completed or in progress of completion of the compulsory rotatory internship training on or before December 31st 2018 for January session, and June 30th 2020 for July session.
  • Candidates must be registered with the Central or State Medical Registration Council.

MDS/ House Jobs (OHS)

  • Candidates must be a graduate in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Punjab University recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
  • Candidates must be registered with the Central or State Dental Council.
  • Note: Candidates who have already finished House Job in any Hospital or an institute will not be eligible for House Job.

M.Sc. Pharmacology

  • Candidates should have completed MBBS or an equivalent from any University or an Institution recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

OR

  • Candidates should have completed their degree on B.Sc. (Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry) or B.V.Sc. or B. Pharma from an Institution recognised by the Government of India.

M.Sc. (Respiratory Care)

  • Candidates should have completed B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology or B.Sc.in Nursing or B.Sc. Medical or Bachelor of Physiotherapy from an Institution recognised by the Government of India.
  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
  • Note: Sponsored candidates are required to have a minimum of three years experience in their respective fields, after obtaining their degree.

M.Sc. Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP)

  • Candidates should have a degree in B.Sc. (Audiology and Speech Therapy) or Bachelor of Audiology and Speech-Language, or Pathology.
  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
  • Note: Sponsored candidates are required to have a minimum of three years experience in their respective fields, after obtaining their degree.

For DM / M.Ch

  • Candidates should have completed a degree in MD / MS or an equivalent recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Age Limit for DM / M.Ch:

DM/MCh
Category Age Limit
General Candidates 35 years
OBC Candidates 38 years
SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen 40 years
Sponsored/Deputed No limit

MD (Hospital Administration)

  • Candidates should have completed MBBS from an institution recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a hospital or 5 years of general practice.
  • Candidates must hold a Certificate issued by District Magistrate in support of his/her general practice.
  • Candidates of the general category should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate, and candidates who belong to reserved categories should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate in MBBS.
  • The candidates should have registered with the Central or State Medical Registration Council.
  • Get more information about PGIMER 2020 Eligibility Criteria.

PGIMER 2020 Application Form

  • Application Date: PGIMER 2020 registration process for MD/MS starts from March 17, 2020 and the last date to apply is April 26, 2020.
  • For PGIMER 2020 MD/MCh/MD Hospital Administration, the application process for July session is expected to start from the first week of April 2020.
  • Registration Mode: The mode of registration or application for all the courses under PGIMER is online.
  • Create a login: Candidates have to visit the official website and register themselves to create a profile, by providing the name, email id and password.
  • To apply for PGIMER 2020, visit PGIMER 2020 Application Form.

PGIMER 2020 Registration

  • Go to the official website of PGIMER, follow PGIMER 2020 and read the instruction before clicking on "Apply Now".
  • Fill in the name, mobile number and email ID to register and create a profile.
  • After successful PGIMER registration, the Login-id & password will be displayed on the screen and will also be sent to the candidates' registered email-id.
  • Candidates have to provide personal details like the father's name, mother's name, spouse's name (if any), Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Marital status.
  • Academic/education details such as Qualifying Exam, Qualifying Subject, Month and Year of Admission, Marks obtained & Maximum Marks and Institution passed from etc, also should be entered.
  • Candidates now have to upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature, other necessary certificates, in JPEG format.
  • The last step of the registration process is the payment of fees. The Application fee can be paid by credit card /debit card, net banking, I-collect Service/ Bank challan of SBI Bank.
  • The bank challan should be duly filled in the name of "Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh", in Power Jyoti Account.
  • PGIMER 2020 application fee details are as follows. The fee given below is exclusive of transaction costs. Moreover, students with Bench-mark Disabilities (PwBD) will be exempted from paying the fee.
Category Fee
General /OCI /OBC /RA /FN/ Sponsored Category INR 1500
Reserved INR 1200

PGIMER 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Sessions: PGI Entrance Exam takes place in 2 sessions, in a year; once in January and the other in July every year. For July session the exam takes place in June and for January session it takes place in December.
  • Mode: PGIMER 2020 will be an online test i.e Computer Based Test.
  • Type: The paper is objective in nature i.e. it contains multiple choice questions (MCQs), where candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 5 choices.
  • Marking Scheme: There will be a deduction of marks for incorrect answers.
  • Medium: The paper will only be in the English language.

For MD/ MS

  • The question paper consists of 250 multiple choice questions.
  • The syllabus will mainly include the topics that candidates have already learnt in MBBS like Preclinical, Para-clinical and Clinical.
  • Candidates are required to complete the exam in 3 hours.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded full marks.
  • Candidates will lose marks if he/she chooses the wrong answer choice.
Subjects Number of Questions
Applied Anatomy 6
Applied Biochemistry 12
Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology 10
Applied Physiology 6
Pathology 15
Pharmacology 12
Microbiology 12
Forensic Medicine 6
Social and Preventive Medicine 7
Internal Medicine 36
Pediatrics 12
Dermatology 6
Psychiatry 6
Radio Diagnosis 6
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20
Radio Therapy 6
General Surgery 36
Otorhinolaryngology 10
Ophthalmology 10
Orthopedics 10

For MD/MS / MDS/ House Job

  • The question paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions.
  • The duration of the test will be 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • The candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 4 given choices.
  • Candidates will lose marks if he/she chooses the wrong answer.

For M.Sc. Courses

  • Candidates will have to appear for a written test that contains 50 MCQs.
  • Maximum marks awarded will be 100.
  • There will be negative marking to the tune of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper.
  • Minimum qualifying marks are 50%

For MD (Hospital Administration)

  • The theory exam will consist of a paper with two parts (Part 1 – General, and Part 2 – Specialty), each with 40 marks.
  • Part 1 consists of 40 multiple choice questions of MBBS level, each with four options and a single most appropriate response.
  • Part 2 of the paper will consist of 40 multiple choice questions related to Hospital Administration, each with five options and single/multiple correct response(s). Incorrect responses will, however, be negatively marked in Part 2 but not in Part 1.
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
  • Get to know more about PGIMER 2020 Exam Pattern.

PGIMER 2020 Syllabus

Course Topics
PhD General Science, English, Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Non-Medical Sciences, Medical (MBBS level), Social and Behavioural Sciences.
MD/MS Applied Anatomy, Applied Biochemistry, Immunogenetics, and Molecular Biology, Applied Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radio-Diagnosis, Obesity and Gynaecology, Radio Therapy, General Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics.

PGIMER Admit Card

  • PGIMER Admit Card will be available for download to all the eligible candidates.
  • Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket 15 days before the day of the examination.
  • Candidates are required to log in to PGIMER website to download the admit card.
  • PGIMER Login credentials such as Login Id and Password will be required to view and download the admit card.
  • The admit card will contain the roll number of the candidate, date and time of the exam, venue of the exam and other instructions.
  • Note: The admit card or details regarding the roll number will not be sent through any other means to candidates.
  • Get more information about PGIMER 2020 Admit Card.

PGIMER 2020 Result

The PGIMER MD/MS 2020 results have been declared by the PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research) 

For MD/MS

  • Candidates who score the higher scores will get the higher ranks in PGIMER (commonly known by the name PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam 2020). The same criteria apply to the PGI Nursing Entrance Exam 2020.
  • In the case of two candidates securing the same score, the rank will be given to the one who is senior in age.
  • The minimum qualifying percentile for the candidates who belong to different categories is tabulated below.
Category Percentile
General or Open 55th Percentile
OBC/PH/SC/ST/Rural/Foreign Nationals 50th Percentile
Bhutanese 45th Percentile

For MDS/ House Job

  • Results for MDS/ House Job will be available in the form of a merit list.
  • In addition to the category-wise merit list, a general merit list will also be prepared.
  • A candidate who has obtained higher aggregate marks in BDS examination shall rank higher to a candidate who has obtained lower marks. OR if the aggregate marks obtained in BDS examination are the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank higher to a candidate who is junior in age.

PGIMER 2020 Minimum Qualifying Percentile

For MDS/House Job:

Category Percentile
General or Open 55th Percentile
OBC/PH/SC/ST/Rural/Foreign Nationals 50th Percentile

For PhD:

Category Marks
General / OBC/ Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals 48
SC/ST 44
  • Note: However, for the final selection, the candidates are required to obtain minimum 60% marks for general category and 55% marks for SC/ST.

For MD (Hospital Administration):

Category Marks
General/Sponsored/Deputed 35
OBS/SC/ST 30

PGIMER Counselling

For MD/MS/MDS/House Job:

  • Candidates who qualify the written exam will have to go through a personal counselling. In order to participate in the counselling, the candidates will have to fulfil the cutoff points set by the conducting authority.
  • Candidates who are absent on the day of the counselling will not be reconsidered in any circumstance.
  • Any candidate who does not get the subject of his/her choice in the first and second round of counselling can also attend the third and fourth rounds to get the preferred subject.
  • Candidates will not have to pay any extra fee to appear for the multiple rounds of counselling.
  • Required Documents at the time of Counselling Process
    • Print out of online application form
    • Copies of recent colour photograph,
    • Educational qualification(s) Certificate
    • Experience Certificate
    • Age/date of birth Certificate
    • Caste certificate
    • Fresh OBC Certificat
    • Callan Form
    • NOC (if employed)
  • Get to know more about PGIMER 2020 Counselling.

PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details

  • Address: Dr Biman Saika, Officer-Incharge Website, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh, Pincode - 160 012, India.
  • Phone: 0091-172-2755569,2755570,2755562.
  • Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078.
  • Website: pgimer.edu.in
  • Email: [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions

PGIMER conducts examinations to admit candidates for B.Sc Nursing course once a year. The exam is conducted in the month of June every year.

An applicant should have qualified 10+2 Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology por any other equivalent exam with a minimum score of 50%. The age of the applicant should lie in between 17 years and 25 years.

Yes, there is. The candidate will have to submit a separate application form for each program.

The fees can be played either online or offline. Online payments can be through debit/credit card or netbanking while offline payment can be made through a bank challan in the name of “Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh''.

Yes, a refund will be issued as soon as you bring it to the notice of the conducting authority.

No, the exam is conducted only in the English language.

The exam pattern is different for each of the different programs. Check the Exam pattern section for details.

The syllabus will be different for each of the various programs available under the examination.

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