JIPMER PGJIPMER PG 2018 - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will conduct JIPMER PG 2018 entrance exam for admissions to Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes that are offered under Clinical and Basic Clinical subjects. It is a national level online entrance exam that is held twice a year in January and July. For JIPMER PG 2018 January session, the entrance exam will be conducted on November 19, 2017, while for July session, the PG medical entrance exam will be held in May 2018. Aspirants can start registering from September 11, 2017, onwards and March 2018 respectively. Only those aspirants can apply for JIPMER PG 2018, who holds an MBBS degree and have completed a rotatory internship of 12 months.

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Last year, the entrance test was conducted for providing admissions to approximately 105 seats each for its January and July session. Out of total 105 seats in MD and MS programmes, 95 seats were reserved for Indian candidates, while remaining 10 seats were reserved for sponsored and foreign nationals. Interested aspirants can check complete details about JIPMER PG 2018 on this page including eligibility criteria, procedure to fill the application form, exam pattern, important dates, and more.      


JIPMER PG 2018: An Overview

Name of examination

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research - Postgraduate

Commonly known as


Courses offered

Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Mode of exam


Exam level


Type of questions


Test duration

3 hours

JIPMER PG 2018 Important Dates


JIPMER Puducherry has announced important dates for the PG entrance exam (January session). Aspirants can check below JIPMER PG Important Dates 2018 for both sessions below-


JIPMER PG 2018 January Session Dates





JIPMER PG 2018 online registration opens

September 11, 2017


Online registration closing date

October 20, 2017


Download Admit Card

November 1 to November 19, 2017


JIPMER PG 2018 Entrance Exam

November 19, 2017


Merit List of JIPMER PG available

Before November 30, 2017


First counselling/seat allotment

December 13, 2017


Second counselling/wait list allotment

January 10, 2018


Third counselling

January 31, 2018


Date of closing of admission

February 28, 2018

JIPMER PG 2018 July Session Dates





Availability of JIPMER PG 2018 prospectus

1st week of March 2018


JIPMER PG 2018 online application form begins from

2nd week of March 2018


JIPMER PG 2018 application forms deadline

3rd week of April 2018


JIPMER PG 2018 Admit Card availability

1st to 3rd week of May 2018


JIPMER PG 2018 entrance exam

3rd week of May 2018


Date of publication of merit list

Last week of May 2018


First Counselling

2nd week of June 2018


Second Counselling

2nd week of July 2018


Third and open counselling

4th week of July 2018

JIPMER PG Admit Card 2018


Admit Card of JIPMER PG 2018 for January session is available in online mode from November 1 till November 19, 2017. Candidates will be required to download it by entering their application number and password provided to them at the time of online registration. The admit card will display detail such as candidate’s name, application number, date of birth, exam centre address, etc.

JIPMER PG 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Only those aspirants, who have completed their MBBS along with the compulsory rotatory internship of one year and have obtained a registration number from Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council, are eligible to apply for JIPMER PG 2018. Moreover, only Indian Nationals, Overseas citizens of India and Foreign Nationals can appear for JIPMER PG 2018.


JIPMER PG 2018 Application Form


Application Form of JIPMER PG 2018 for January session has been made available in online mode from September 11, 2017, onwards. Online registration closing date will be October 20. Application fee can be filled via credit card/debit card/net banking only. Online registrations of JIPMER PG 2018 for July session will commence from the second week of March 2018. The last date to fill the application form will be the third week of April 2018.


The cost of JIPMER PG 2018 Application Form is Rs. 1500 for General/OBC and Rs. 1200 for SC/ST category candidates. The application fee amount is Rs.3000 for NRI/OCI candidates. Along with the cost of the application fee, all the candidates will have to pay transaction charges of online fee payment as well.


Note: Aspirants are advised to carefully read the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. 


JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Pattern


JIPMER PG Exam 2018 will be an online exam that will include 250 MCQs. Test-takers will be given a total of three hours to complete the test. Detailed JIPMER PG Test Pattern 2018 can be checked from the table below.


JIPMER PG 2018 Paper Pattern

S. No.


JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Pattern


Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)


Total questions

250 multiple choice questions


Maximum marks



Marking scheme

4 marks awarded for every correct answer


Negative marking

1 mark deducted for an incorrect response






Subjects taught during MBBS programme

JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Centres


Exam Centres of JIPMER PG 2018 are the list of cities where the postgraduate medical entrance exam will be held on November 19. The exam is expected to be held in 10 cities across India. While filling the application form, applicants will be required to choose any three test cities as per their convenience. Allotment of JIPMER PG 2018 centre will be done on the basis of first come first serve basis. No request for a change in the examination city will be entertained.


JIPMER PG 2018 Answer Key


As the entrance exam is held in online mode, Answer Key of JIPMER PG 2018 will not be published by the exam conducting body, the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry. Moreover, any medical coaching institute will also not publish the answer key.


JIPMER PG 2018 Result


The result of JIPMER PG 2017 for January session will be declared on or before November 30, 2017, and for July session, it will be announced in May 2018. Candidates, who have appeared in the entrance exam, can check their result in online mode by entering their application number and password. As per the prospectus, JIPMER PG 2018 Result will be released for those candidates only who get qualified in the entrance exam.


JIPMER PG 2018 Cutoff


The cutoff of JIPMER PG 2018 is the minimum score that has to be secured by the applicant to qualify the exam. It is decided by the exam conducting body and varies for different categories.


The qualifying marks or percentile for general category candidate is 50. However, candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedules Tribe or Other Backward Classes including OPH, the minimum qualifying percentile is 40. In respect of Unreserved Orthopedic Physically Challenged (OPH) candidates, 45 is the minimum percentile.


JIPMER PG 2018 Merit List


Merit List of JIPMER PG 2018 will consist of candidate’s name, All India Rank, marks obtained, etc. It will be based on percentile method. The percentile is determined on the basis of average marks obtained by first top ten candidates in JIPMER PG 2018. The validity of the JIPMER PG 2018 merit list will only be till the current academic session, and cannot be forwarded to the next session.


JIPMER PG 2018 Counselling


Counselling of JIPMER PG 2018 for January session will be conducted in three rounds between December 13, 2017, and January 30, 2018. Qualified candidates will be called in batches as per their reservation roster point. JIPMER PG 2018 Counselling will be done in offline mode at the University Campus at Puducherry. Candidates can check below the counselling schedule in detail.


JIPMER PG 2018 Counselling Schedule



First counselling/seat allotment

December 13, 2017

Second Counselling/wait list allotment

January 10, 2018

Third Counselling

January 31, 2018

Final Counselling

February 26, 2018


The date of closing of admissions is February 28, 2018.


Candidates can check all the information about JIPMER PG 2018 from the official brochure. To check the official brochure, Click Here or check the window below -



Contact Information


Dhanvantri Nagar,


Puducherry-605 006

Website- http://jipmer.edu.in/


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