PGIMER Exam Pattern 2021 - Marking Scheme, Total Marks, Exam Mode

Exam Date

Nov 20, 2021

Result Date

Nov 27, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Dental, Medical

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Knowing the exam pattern well helps the candidates prepare for the exam well. They can prioritize which subjects to study first and make their study plans accordingly. The PGIMER 2021 exam pattern is given below. 

  • Sessions: PGI Entrance Exam takes place in 2 sessions, in a year; once in January and once in July every year. For the July session, the exam takes place in June and for the January session, it takes place in December. 

  • Mode: PGIMER 2021 will be held in online mode i.e Computer Based Test (CBT).

  • Medium: The PGIMER 2021 paper will only be available in English.

  • Type: The paper is objective in nature i.e. it contains 250 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.

For MD/ MS

  • Number of Questions: The PGIMER MD/Ms question paper will consist 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.

  • Duration: Candidates are required to complete the exam in 3 hours.

  • Total marks: The paper will be for a total of 250 marks.

  • Marking Schemes: Each correct answer will be awarded one full marks. and 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

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

  • Number of Questions: The question paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 

  • Duration: The written test will be conducted for a total of 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • The candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 4 given choices.

  • Negative Marks: Candidates will lose marks if he/she chooses the wrong answer.

For M.Sc. Courses

  • Number of Questions: The test paper will contain a total of 250 multiple choice questions (MCQs).

  • Total Marks: The PGIMER M.Sc. paper will be for a total of 100 marks.

  • Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will be awarded 2 marks and an incorrect answer will result in a deduction of  1/4th of the marks.

  • Cut Off: Minimum qualifying mark is 50% of the total marks.

For MD (Hospital Administration)

  • Parts: The theory exam will consist of a paper with two parts, each with 40 marks.

    • Part 1 – General Medicine and

    • Part 2 – Specialty.

  • 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 questions specifically related to Hospital Administration, each with five options and a single correct response.

  • Marking Scheme: Incorrect responses will, however, be negatively marked in Part 2 but not in Part 1.

  • Duration: The exam will be held for 3 hours.

Candidates can check for PGIMER 2021 Syllabus essential for the preparation.

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