PGIMER Exam 2024: Dates, Registration, Allotment, Admission

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Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Feb 6, 2024

PGIMER 2024 admission is conducted in 2 session every year: Jan and Jul session. Students can review the page for details on registration for Jul session. Candidates are requested to review their PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2024 for their preferred course before applying.

The full form of PGIMER is Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. It is a prestigious educational institute founded in 1962 in medical sciences. PGIMER recruitment is conducted for various Group A, B, and C posts. It is a government organisation focusing on the field of medical science.


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PGIMER stands for Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. It is comes under the aegis of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. PGIMER recruitment 2024 is conducted for various posts such as, Research Associate, Junior Research Fellow, Scientist, Data Entry Operator, Data Manager, Training Coordinator, and more.

As PGIMER is an autonomous body, the recruitment is conducted by itself. PGIMER recruitment is conducted based on the PGIMER vacancy at any given time. Candidates must note that the eligibility criteria for each exam varies with the exam. 

Give below are the highlights of the PGIMER recruitment exam. Continue reading this article to get a complete picture of the exam including PGIMER's full name.

PGIMER 2024 Exam Highlights
Exam Name PGIMER
Full Form Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam
Conducting Body PGIMER Chandigarh
Examination Level National-Level
Exam Mode Online - Computer-Based Test (CBT)/Interview
Medium / Language English
Official Website


PGIMER 2024 Exam Dates 

The official dates for PGIMER 2024 session are announced by the conducting authority.

PGIMER  2024 Exam Dates
Event Date (Tentative)
Registration Starts Jun 2024
Registration Last Date Jun 2024
Admit Card Release Jul 2024
PGIMER 2024 Exam Date Aug 2024
Result Declaration Aug 2024
Counselling Process Aug 2024

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PGIMER 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for the PGIMER various posts, should check the eligibility criteria before applying. The general eligibility criteria for PGIMER state that candidates should have a degree in relevant field from an institute recognized by Government of India. The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Depending on each post, PGIMER Chandigarh has framed the eligibility criteria. The PGIMER eligibility criteria 2024 details according to the various programs are discussed briefly below.

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2024
Courses Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have an Master's degree from a university or an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in relevant field.

In case of candidates having MBBS degree, they must also have completed the mandatory internship period.

Research Officer

Candidates must have a MBBS/MPH with 2 years of experience.

Statistician/Biostatistician Candidates must have an M.Sc degree in Statistics/Biostatistics/ Mathematics or a B.Sc degree with 5 years of work experience.
Data Entry Operator Candidates must have a graduate degree and one year diploma in Computer Application.
Project Associate Candidates must have a Masters degree in relevant field.


  • Candidates who have already finished House Job in any Hospital or institute will not be eligible for House Job.

Age Limit for DM / M.Ch

Age Limit for DM/M.Ch
Category Age Limit
General Candidates 35 years
OBC Candidates 38 years
SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen 40 years

Read More: PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2024

PGIMER 2024 Registration 

The applicants have to follow the steps below for registration to access the application form for the PGIMER 2024 exam.

  • Go to the official website 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 registration, the login ID & password is displayed on the screen and 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, and marital status.
  • Academic/ education details such as a qualifying exam, qualifying subject, month and year of admission, marks obtained & maximum marks and institution passed from, etc., also should be entered.
  • Candidates must upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature, and 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, and I-collect service/ bank challan of SBI Bank. The candidates must preserve the payment receipt.

PGIMER 2024 Application Form

PGIMER 2024 application form is expecetd to be available in Jun 2024. PGIMER 2024 application process consists of various stages such as entering valid, personal information, uploading all the required documents, paying the fees, etc,. The PGIMER 2024 aspirants, before filling out the application form, must read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and fulfill the required criteria in accordance to the post.

The candidates must read the PGIMER Application Form 2024 instructions carefully and fill out the form with all the required details. The documents uploaded must be as per the instructions, and all details given by the candidate must be valid. Otherwise, the application for PGIMER 2024 will not be accepted. The candidates must enter all information correctly and carefully and submit it before the application end date.

PGIMER 2024 Application Fee

PGIMER 2024 application fee details are as follows. The fee given below is exclusive of transaction costs. The students with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) will be exempted from paying the fee.

PGIMER 2024 Application Fee
Category Fee
General /OCI /OBC /RA /FN/ Sponsored Category INR 1500
Reserved INR 1200

Read More: PGIMER Application Form 2024

PGIMER 2024 Admit Card

PGIMER admit card 2024 is tentatively going to release in Jul 2024, on the official website. Candidates can download using the PGIMER login credentials such as login ID and password are required to view and download the admit card, once released. The admit card will contain the candidate's roll number, the date and time of the exam, the venue of the exam, and other instructions.

The conducting body will not send the admit card or details regarding the roll number through any other means to candidates.

Read More: PGIMER Admit Card 2024

PGIMER 2024 Exam Pattern 

The PGIMER exam pattern helps the candidate prepare well for the exam. The PGIMER entrance exam takes place twice a year, in two sessions, in January and July. The question paper consists of objective type questions i.e., multiple-choice questions (MCQs), where candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 5 choices.

The exam pattern highlights for the PGIMER are given below.

PGIMER Exam Pattern 2024
Mode Online i.e., Computer Based Test
Question Paper Type Objective i.e., Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme Negative Marking for Incorrect Answers
Medium English

The PGIMER Exam Pattern 2024 for each course is given below.

For MD/ MS

The applicant for this course must be well aware of the pattern to not be confused at the last moment. The question paper consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. The syllabus will mainly include the topics that candidates have already learned 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 they choose the wrong answer choice.

PGIMER 2024 Number of Questions for MD/ MS
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
Paediatrics 12
Dermatology 6
Psychiatry 6
Radio Diagnosis 6
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20
Radio Therapy 6
General Surgery 36
Otorhinolaryngology 10
Ophthalmology 10
Orthopaedics 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 and 30 minutes. The candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 4 given choices, and candidates will lose marks if they choose the wrong answer.

For M.Sc. Courses

Candidates will have to appear for a written test that contains 50 MCQs. The maximum number of marks awarded will be 100. There will be negative markings 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 responses (s).

Incorrect responses will, however, be negatively marked in Part 2 but not in Part 1. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

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PGIMER 2024 Syllabus

The PGIMER Syllabus 2024 is based on the subjects studied by the candidates at the undergraduate level, i.e., for MBBS. These subjects for the PGIMER syllabus are taken from Pre-clinical, Para-clinical, and Clinical topics from medical sciences.

It has subjects like Applied Anatomy, Applied Biochemistry, Applied Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Science, and others. The mark distribution is based on these subjects from the undergraduate level.

The syllabus for MD/MS and PhD is given below. Candidates can take a look below to understand the PGIMER syllabus.

PGIMER Syllabus 2024
PhD General Science
Research Methodology
Non-medical Sciences
Medical Science [MBBS level]
Social and Behavioural Sciences
MD/MS Applied Anatomy
Applied Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Applied Physiology
Forensic Medicine
Social and Preventive Medicine
Internal Medicine
Radio Diagnosis
Radio Therapy
General Surgery

Read More: PGIMER Syllabus 2024

PGIMER 2024 Selection Process

The PGIMER Selection Process 2024 consists of various steps. The first step is that the candidate must register and proceed to fill out the PGIMER Application Form 2024. After completing the application process, the candidates must download the PGIMER Admit Card 2024. They must take a printout of the same and carry it with other documents, including an ID proof, to the exam centre.

After the PGIMER 2024 exam, the results will be declared. The conducting body will set the cut off. The candidates must score cut off marks or higher to qualify for the exam. Then the authorities will verify the certificates and information submitted by the shortlisted candidates at the time of submitting the application form.

PGIMER 2024 Results

PGIMER Results 2024 is expected to release online once the exam has been conducted, on the official website. The PGIMER result is released differently for each post. The result is released separetly for each stage of the recruitment process.

A candidate who has obtained highermarks in the examination shall rank higher than a candidate who has obtained lower marks, or if the aggregate marks obtained in the examination are the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank higher than a candidate who is junior in age.

Read More: PGIMER Results 2024

PGIMER 2024 Cut Off

PGIMER cut off 2024 is decided by the authorities based on various factors such as

For MDS/House Job

The applicants must score the following percentile as per their category to get admission for MDS/ House Job courses.

PGIMER Cut Off 2024 for MDS/ House Job
Category Percentile
General or Open 55th Percentile
OBC/PH/SC/ST/Rural/Foreign Nationals 50th Percentile

For PhD

To get admission for doctoral-level courses, the students must obtain the following marks.

PGIMER Cut Off 2024 for Ph.D
Category Marks
General / OBC/ Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals 48
SC/ST 44

Note: For the final selection, the candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 60% marks for the general category and 55% marks for SC/ST.

For MD (Hospital Administration)

The students who wish to pursue MD in House Administration must get the following marks to pass the PGIMER exam.

PGIMER Cut Off 2024 for MD (Hospital Administration)
Category Marks
General/Sponsored/Deputed 35

PGIMER Counselling 2024

The PGIMER exam authorities will announce the seat matrix PGIMER counselling. The seats will be announced for all courses. Candidates can check the seat matrix for PGIMER counselling on the official website once it is released.

For MD/MS/MDS/House Job

Candidates who qualify for the written exam will have to go through personal counselling. The candidates will have to fulfil the cut off marks set by the conducting authority to participate in the counselling. 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 their choice in the first and second rounds of counselling can also attend the third and fourth rounds to get the preferred subject. Candidates will not have to pay any extra fees to appear for the multiple rounds of counselling.

Documents Required for Counselling Process

The applicants who qualified for the PGIMER exam must carry the following documents at the time of counselling.

  • Print out of Online Application Form
  • Copies of recent Colour Photograph
  • Educational Qualification(s) Certificate
  • Experience Certificate
  • Age/ Date of birth Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Fresh OBC Certificate
  • Challan Form
  • NOC (if employed).

Read More: PGIMER Counselling 2024

PGIMER Reference Books 2024

There are different post-graduation courses offered at PGIMER, and the syllabus and exam pattern for entrances of all these courses varies from each other. It is recommended to study textbooks of respective subjects to clear the basics of the syllabus.

Along with the textbooks, using other materials such as practice books and mock tests is just as important for getting a good score in the PGIMER 2024 exam. There are multiple books available but choosing the right books is vital for PGIMER 2024 exam preparation. Applicants can consider studying from PGIMER Reference Books 2024 which are mentioned below.

PGIMER Reference Books 2024
Book Name Author
PGI Chandigarh Post Graduate Entrance Examination Vol 1 and 2 Manoj Chaudhary
Mnemonics for Success in PG Medical Entrance Examination Arun Kumar
Review of PGI Chandigarh Mukhmohit Singh and Shveta Saini
Sure Success Magic B Ramgopal
Last Minute Revision Points Dr Mukesh Bhatia and Dr Rajat Jain
Review of PG Medical Entrance Examination Vol 1: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology Amit Tripathi and Arvind Arora

PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details

Candidates can contact the exam conducting authorities using the below 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.




When does PGIMER admit card for B.Sc Nursing program release?

PGIMER 2024 admit card for B.Sc nursing program is expected to release in Jul 2024. The exam for the same is slated to be conducted in Aug 2024.

When can I apply for the B.Sc Nursing program in PGIMER Chandigarh?

PGIMER conducts examinations to admit candidates for the B.Sc Nursing course twice a year: in Jan and Jul.

Who is eligible for the PGIMER Entrance Exam?

An applicant should have qualified 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology or any other equivalent exam with a minimum score of 50%. The age of the applicant should be in between 17 years and 25 years. The eligibility criteria for each course is different, applicants can check their eligibility above.

In case of an issue with net banking and the payment of application fees is done more than once, will a refund be issued?

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

Is the exam conducted in regional languages too?

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

What is the exam paper pattern for PGIMER?

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

What is the syllabus for the PGIMER exam?

The syllabus will be different for each of the various programs available under the examination. You can check the syllabus for each course above.

What is the ranking system in the PGIMER Exam?

The higher the marks, the better the rank. In case two or more candidates have scored the same marks, the higher ranking will be given to the candidate who is senior in age. This is applicable to all courses.

What is the mode of the PGIMER Exam?

The PGIMER Exam is conducted in online mode i.e. it is a computer-based test. Candidates can find more about the PGIMER Exam Pattern above.

How can I prepare for the PGIMER Exam?

Much like preparing for any other exam, understanding the PGIMER Syllabus and PGIMER Exam Pattern beforehand is important. Candidates should be aware of the negative marking present in the PGIMER Exam. Candidates can use practice books, other study material available for practice. Additionally, they can also check PGIMER Previous Year Question Papers and revise all the material for at least a month before the PGIMER Exam.

What factors are considered while calculating the PGIMER Cut Off?

The PGIMER Cut Off is calculated by taking a few factors into account like number candidates who appeared for the PGIMER Exam, the number of candidates who passed the PGIMER Exam, the total number of seats, and the difficulty level of the PGIMER Exam.

I have given the PGIMER Exam, can I go for the PGIMER Counselling?

No, merely appearing for the PGIMER Exam is not sufficient to participate in the PGIMER Counselling. The PGIMER Counselling is conducted after the PGIMER Result is declared. The PGIMER authorities also declare PGIMER Cut Off of the PGIMER Exam along with the result. The candidates who will score more than the PGIMER Cut Off for that particular year will be allowed to appear for the PGIMER Counselling.

I have lost my PGIMER Admit Card, what do I do?

In case candidates lose the PGIMER Admit card, they can download the PGIMER Admit Card from the official website and take a printout of it again. Candidates can download their PGIMER Admit cards as many times as they want before the PGIMER Exam. Although, candidates are instructed to download the PGIMER Admit card well before the PGIMER Exam and they should also have 2 to 3 copies of the PGIMER Admit Card to avoid any last-minute problems.



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