PGIMER 2020 – The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, is the competent authority which will regulate admissions to postgraduate medical courses in PGIMER 2020. The authority will start the admission process for the January session of PGIMER 2020 with the release of PGIMER application form 2020. It is necessary for all candidates to fill the application form of PGIMER 2020 to be eligible to appear for the entrance exam. Aspirants who have completed their MBBS from an institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) can appear in the PG medical entrance exam. The computer-based test will contain 250 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and will be of three hours duration. Candidates who will manage to secure PGIMER cutoff 2020 percentile will be included the result. The qualifying percentile for general category is 55, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 50. Only such candidates who have qualified in the PGIMER exam will be eligible to participate in the offline counselling process.

Recognized as one of the premier medical institutions of the country, the MD and MS programmes of PGIMER Chandigarh follow a structure involving residency-cum-training over a period of three years. Candidates taking admission through PGIMER exam will be called as Junior Residents. The process of admission through PGIMER 2020 will be strictly according to the merit and rank secured by the candidates in the entrance examination. Admission to postgraduate courses conducted twice a year in January and July session. Aspirants can check below for all the detailed information about PGIMER 2020 including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and more.

An Overview of PGIMER 2020

Entrance Examination: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Commonly Known as: PGIMER

Level of Examination: National

Conducting Authority: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

PGIMER 2020 Important Dates

The conducting authority has announced the PGIMER 2020 exam dates for January session along with the result and counselling session. Candidates can check the important dates of PGIMER 2020 for January session in the table provided below. With the help of PGIMER dates, aspirants can keep a track on the crucial events for admission procedure.

Important Dates of PGIMER 2020 (January session)



Online Application Release Date

Second week of October 2019*

Last Date of filling up the online application

November 2, 2019*

Last date of fee submission

November 2, 2019*

Release of Admit Card

November 17, 2019*

Date of Examination

November 24, 2019

Result Date

November 25, 2019

First Round of Counselling

December 16, 2019

Second Round of Counselling

January 10, 2019

Third Round of Counselling

January 24, 2019

PGIMER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants are required to fulfil the PGIMER eligibility criteria 2020 so as to apply for the post-graduate entrance examination. The PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria are set by the examination conducting authority, PGIMER Chandigarh. The terms of the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020 are listed below.

  • Educational Qualification: All the candidates applying for PGIMER 2020 are required to complete their MBBS degree from a Medical Council of India (MCI) recognized institution.

  • Internship Completion: Candidates attempting PGIMER 2020 for January session are required to complete the rotatory one-year internship mandatorily by December 31, 2020.

  • Other: Candidates must possess a registration certificate from the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC).

PGIMER Application Form 2020

The PGIMER 2020 application form for the January session will be released in the second week of October 2019. Before filling the application form of PGIMER 2020, aspirants must ensure that they have read the terms of the eligibility criteria and fulfil its conditions. The authorities will release the PGIMER application form in the online mode only. However, the application fee has to be paid offline. The PGIMER 2020 application form fee can be paid either via bank challan in any branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) in favour of ‘Director, PGIMER Chandigarh’ or through SBI i-collect service for candidates with SBI bank accounts. The fee for application form of PGIMER 2020 for various categories has been mentioned below.

PGIMER Registration Fee


Application Fee (INR)

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe


All Other Categories


Persons with Disability

Exempted from fee payment

PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020

Aspirants seeking admission to PGIMER can go through the PGIMER 2020 exam pattern given in the table below to have an idea about the examination beforehand.



Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Examination Mode

Pen and paper-based (offline)

Examination Medium


Number of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice/Objective

Marking Pattern

  • Marks will be given for every Correct answer.

  • Marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • No marks will be deducted for Unanswered questions

PGIMER Admit Card 2020

PGIMER, Chandigarh will issue the PGIMER 2020 admit card for January session on November 14, 2019 tentatively. The PGIMER 2020 admit card will be released for only those candidates who have successfully submitted the application form within the stipulated time period. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 will be released in online mode only. Candidates will be able to download the PGIMER admit card 2020 by using the Login ID and password generated at the time of registration for filling up the application form. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 will mention the personal details, roll number, and examination centre details of the candidates. All candidates have to carry the PGIMER 2020 admit card and a valid photo identity proof along with them to the examination hall in order to be allowed to sit for the examination.

PGIMER Answer Key 2020

The exam conducting authority of PGIMER does not release PGIMER answer key. Any source claiming to release the answer key of PGIMER 2020 also must not be trusted. Since the exam conducting authority does not allow candidates to carry the question paper out of the examination hall, there is no means that the PGIMER answer key 2020 is released. In case, if any institute will release the PGIMER answer key 2020, it will be provided on this page.

PGIMER Result 2020

The result of PGIMER 2020 for January session will be released on November 25, 2019, in online mode. PGIMER, Chandigarh usually declares the result within 24 hours of the exam date. Aspirants who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile as set by the authority will be included in the result of PGIMER 2020. PGIMER MD/MS result 2020 for January session will be announced in the form of merit list containing the names of candidates, percentile scores, overall rank, category rank and category. Only aspirants who have qualified the exam will be eligible for the counselling process.

PGIMER Cutoff 2020

Candidates are required to meet the PGIMER 2020 cutoff in order to pass in the postgraduate entrance examination. The cutoff of PGIMER 2020 is the minimum score that should be obtained by the candidates to be considered for the process of counselling for admission to the MD/MS courses. Based on the PGIMER cutoff percentile scored by a candidate, the merit list will be prepared. The cutoff of PGIMER 2020 differs category-wise. Candidates can check the PGIMER 2020 cutoff percentile for various categories below.

PGIMER Qualifying Percentile


Cutoff (Percentile)



OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Rural Area/Foreign Nationals


Bhutanese Nationals


PGIMER Counselling 2020

PGIMER Chandigarh will conduct the counselling for PGIMER 2020. The sessions for PGIMER 2019 counselling will be held offline. The counselling for PGIMER 2020 will be held in three rounds subject to availability of seats. For the first round of PGIMER counselling 2020, candidates equal to three times the number of available seats will be invited. Candidates meeting the cutoff percentile requirement will be called for the various rounds of PGIMER 2020 counselling based on their merit rank. All the candidates called for PGIMER counselling 2020 will have to report in-person at the counselling centre on the stipulated date and time. Any candidate not reporting for the counselling of PGIMER 2020 will not be considered for admission. However, such candidates will be eligible to participate in the subsequent rounds of counselling.

PGIMER Seat Reservation 2020

A total of approximately 223 seats will be offered by PGIMER 2020 across 20 departments in the disciplines of Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). The PGIMER 2020 seat reservation for various categories is according to the norms of Government of India. Apart from this, 5% seats are reserved from candidates from rural areas, another 5% of seats are reserved for Persons with Disability, and one seat is reserved for a sponsored/deputed candidate as per the criteria for seat reservation in PGIMER 2020.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - PGIMER 2020

Question: When the PGIMER 2020 for January session will be conducted?


PGIMER 2020 exam date has been announced. The pen and paper based test will be held on November 24, 2019.

Question: When can I fill the application form of PGIMER? Will there be any hike in the application fee?


PGIMER application form 2020 will be available from first week of October 2019. Last year, the registration was 1000 for general and OBC, while for SC/ST aspirants it is Rs. 800 and is expected to be same for this year.

Question: Who can apply for PGIMER 2020?


Candidates who have fulfilled the certain PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria as prescribed by PGI, Chandigarh can apply for entrance exam.

Question: Will there be any changes in PGIMER paper pattern?


As per the official notice, there are no changes mentioned by the regulatory authority.

Question: How much marks should be secured to qualify PGIMER 2020?


Students must secure minimum PGIMER cutoff 2020 percentile to qualify the test. Qualifying percentile for general or sponsored aspirants is 50th, while for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Rural area/foreign nationals, it is 40th percentile.

Question: When the result will be announced?


PGIMER 2020 result for January session will be announced within 24 hours of the exam. The exam date is November 25, 2019.

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can you mention the website for application filling for pgimer 2020 January session?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

Dear Meena, the official notification for PGIMER January session exam hasn't been released yet. It is speculated to be released either in 2nd or 3rd weeks of October. Once the official notification is released, authorities will also release the website to fill in the applications. For more information, please visit their official website at:


application form for 2020 batch released or not ? if yes than plz attach the link for that .

Payal 7th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. the application form of pgimer exam for batch 2020 has not released yet. It will be released till 2nd or 3rd week of october.

For more details you can visit the site

i hope my answer will be helpful for you

Good luck


on which site is the pgi chandigarh exam form available ? bcoz it is not available on its official website, n if it is available on site where is it?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019

Dear Rucha, if this is in regards to PGIMER January session of 2020, the application forms haven't been released as yet. They might be released tentatively during 2nd or 3rd weeks of October. It is tentative and we are not sure of the definitive date yet. Please keep an eye on the official website for more information. You can also visit our page:


what are the exam centers for PGIMER PG 2020 ?

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There are many examination centers for PGIMER PG 2020 across India. You can choose the examination centre based on your convenience. Your first priority option will the allotted to you. Therefore you need not worry about it. For more details kindly go through this link,

Good luck!

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