JIPMER PG Exam Pattern 2018

JIPMER PG Exam PatternJIPMER PG Exam Pattern 2018- JIPMER Puducherry has released JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Pattern for both January and July sessions.JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Puducherry is set to conduct admissions for 100 seats of its 19 MD (Doctor of Medicine) and 5 MS (Master of Surgery) postgraduate programmes. MD/MS courses offered by JIPMER are three-year postgraduate programmes. Candidates who wish to appear for JIPMER PG entrance exam are advised to go through JIPMER PG exam pattern 2018- such as syllabus, exam type, duration of the exam, etc., so as to prepare themselves well in advance for the final examination. Aspirants can check the detailed overview of JIPMER PG 2018 exam pattern in the article below.

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 JIPMER PG 2018 medical entrance for January session is to be held on November 19, 2017. Candidates can fill the application form of JIPMER PG 2018 (January session) from September 11, 2017. The deadline to fill JIPMER PG 2018 application form is on October 18, 2017. Read further to know about JIPMER PG exam pattern 2018.

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JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT) [Online]

Language of Paper


Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of Examination

  • Objective Type

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Single Best Response (One correct option to be chosen from four alternatives)

Number of Questions



Sectional Distribution of Questions

  • Basic Clinical Science- 100 Questions

  • Clinical Science- 150 Questions

Marking Scheme

  • (+) 4 for every Correct answer

  • (-) 1 for every Incorrect answer

  • No marks will be deducted for Unanswered questions

Method of determining merit list

Percentile scores

Method of Resolving Ties

Priority will be given in following order:

  1. Less negative marks.

  2. High aggregate marks in JIPMER PG 2018 exam.

  3. Seniority (by age).

JIPMER PG Exam Pattern 2018: Syllabus


JIPMER PG 2018 exam pattern entails a computer-based exam which will consist of 250 single best response type MCQs, i.e. each of the 250 questions will have four alternatives, out of which only one option will be the correct answer. As per the exam pattern of JIPMER PG 2018, the questions will be given from the subjects studied during MBBS- including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects. According to JIPMER PG Exam Pattern, the entrance paper has been broadly divided into two sections, i.e. Basic Clinical and Clinical Sciences. The following table will give a detailed overview of the syllabus as per JIPMER PG 2018 exam pattern, along with the distribution of questions and subjects associated with each section:


No. of Questions

Basic Clinical

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and Toxicology


Clinical Sciences

Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radio Diagnosis, Radio Therapy, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Blood Transfusion Medicine


JIPMER PG Exam Pattern 2018: Key Highlights

  • The exam pattern of JIPMER PG 2018 will comprise 250 single best response type MCQs, with 100 questions from Basic Clinical and 150 questions from Clinical Sciences.

  • As per JIPMER PG 2018 exam pattern, four marks will be given for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

  • In order to resolve a tie, the candidate who gets least negative marks will be placed in the highest order of priority.

  • No candidate will be allowed in the examination hall without a valid JIPMER PG 2018 admit card.

Disclaimer: The above article is based on previous year’s information. It will be updated as soon as the official notifications are made for this year.


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For final round of counselling with a rank of 6000(UR cat) is it useful to attend it JIPMER PG ?They have updated, only 9seats available

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Hello Somar! Yes, you should definitely attend the counselling because you need only one seat and there are 9 left. So go for it. All the very best for the counselling!

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Preferred books to study for jipmer entrance and may I know the list of high yield topics in jipmer pg. also subject wise mark division.

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Hi Pawan, As per your query about the books, i would first and foremost is standard books that you read during your MBBS course, next is MCQ booksPre and Para clinicalsAnatomy, physio and biochem and ...Read More

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I got 53 rank injipmer 18 in second concilling should I got Derma?

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Amita Jain 2 months ago

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Dear Abhishek,    JIPMER Puducherry has reserved a total of 13 seats for SC candidates for its various MD and MS courses for which it invites upto 150 SC candidates for counselling...Read More

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Hello Girish, Congratulations on getting to top 5 under OBC, you will be eligibility to get any speciality by that rank. Programme Category Last closing rank (AIR) MD Unreserved 300 MD OBC...Read More

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