PGIMER result 2020 has been declared on December 9, 2019!

PGIMER 2020 – The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has announced the result of PGIMER 2020 in the form of scorecards on December 9, 2019. Link to download PGIMER result 2020 has been provided below. Earlier the authorities were supposed to release PGIMER result 2020 on December 6, 2019, however, through an official notification they informed about the change in date. The test takers who secure PGIMER minimum percentile will be considered qualified. Aspirants belonging to unreserved category must secure at least 55th percentile, while SC/ST/OBC students must secure 50th percentile. Only aspirants who will pass the exam will be called for offline PGIMER counselling 2020, which will begin from December 20, 2019, at Bhargava Auditorium. The PGIMER exam for January session was successfully conducted on November 30, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. PGIMER 2020 January session was held in computer-based mode for admission to 207 Masters of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) seats under 20 specialties. For the academic session 2020-21, PGIMER exam was held in 13 cities of India.

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 - Latest News and Updates

  • The authorites have released the result of PGIMER 2020 in the form of scorecards on December 9, 2019. Earlier the result was scheduled to be released on December 6.
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh has changed the dates of result declaration. PGIMER 2020 result will be declared on December 9 which was earlier scheduled to be released on December 6.
  • PGIMER 2020 has been successfully conducted on November 30, 2019.
  • The authority has released the admit card of PGIMER 2020 on November 25, 2019. Candidates can download the same by entering their login credentials in the login window.
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh has released official notification on November 21, 2019, informing candidates that those who have submitted unattested documents will be allowed to appear for the exam. They also informed that PGIMER admit card 2020 will be released on November 24, 2019
  • The authorities have changed exam timings of PGIMER 2020 due to administrative reasons. Earlier exam timings were 9:00 AM to 12: 00 noon; updated timings are 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


  • Mock test facility started on November 15, 2019 and will be accessible till November 30, 2019
  • For the first time, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in computer-based mode on November 30, 2019. The authority has changed the date of examination which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on November 24, 2019.
  • The result of PGIMER 2020 will be declared by December 6, 2019, as opposed to the norm of PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • The application fee has been increased for all the categories this year. The reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs 1200. For all other categories, the prescribed application fee has been increased to Rs 1500.
  • The mode of payment for the application fee has also been changed. Candidates will be able to fill the application fee through Debit/Credit card and Net Banking only.
  • The authority has provided 13 test cities where the computer-based exam will be conducted. Earlier, PGIMER 2020 used to be conducted only in 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

October 26, 2019

Last Date of filling up the online application

November 14, 2019

Last date of fee submission

November 14, 2019

Mock testNovember 15, 2019

Release of Admit Card

November 25, 2019

Date of Examination

November 30, 2019 - Concluded

Result Date

December 9, 2019 - Released

First Round of Counselling

December 20, 2019 (11:00 AM)

Second Round of Counselling

January 10, 2020 (11:00 AM)

Third Round of Counselling

January 18, 2020 (11:00 AM)

Open Round of CounsellingJanuary 30, 2020 (11:00 AM)

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 had been released on October 26, 2019, which remained open till November 11, 2019. A link to fill the PGIMER 2020 application form was provided above. 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

Computer-based mode (Online)

Examination timing3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Revised)

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 had issued the PGIMER 2020 admit card for January session on November 25, 2019. The PGIMER 2020 admit card has been released for only those candidates who have successfully submitted the application form within the stipulated time period. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 has been released in online mode. 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 exam centres 2020

While filling the PGIMER 2020 application form, candidates will be required to choose a PGIMER 2020 exam centre where they wish to appear for the exam. Earlier the exam was conducted only in Chandigarh, however, there are now 13 test cities which a candidate can opt which is most suitable to them. Candidates can check the list of exam centres of PGIMER 2020 in the table below.

S.No.Test City
1New Delhi

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 has been released on December 9, in online mode. Usually PGIMER, Chandigarh declares the result within 24 hours of the exam date, however, this time the authority has declared the result within a week's time. 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 has been 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 207 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.

PGIMER Seat Matrix 2020

With the release of PGIMER application form, the authority has also released the tentative number of seats available for the January session of PGIMER 2020. The seat matrix of PGIMER 2020 reflects the speciality-wise availability of seats in the upcoming session. A total of 207 seats are available under various categories. Candidates can check the seats available in the table below.



3Community Medicine





6Forensic Medicine


7Internal Medicine8
8Medical Microbiology41
9Nuclear Medicine1


10Obstt.& Gynaecology2




12Ortho Surgery1








19General Surgery4

20Transfusion Medicine


* Horizontal reservation of 5 %
** Rural Area horizontal reservation of 5%

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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 authority has conducted the exam on November 30, 2019, in online mode for the first time. 

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


PGIMER application form 2020 was released on October 26, 2019. This year, the application fee has been increased to Rs 1200 for reserved category candidates and Rs 1500 for all others. 

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 PGIMER 2020 prospectus, the exam was held in computer based mode with 250 MCQs from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM on November 30, 2019. 

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 declared by December 6, 2019, in online mode. 

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hi! Till which rank can get seat in pgi MD/MS in OBC category? Thanks...

VIPIN KUMAR 10th Dec, 2019


Can you tell me you are talking about PGIMS Or PGIMER so i will give you better suggestion and as per your Cut off concern Visit this section

you will find all the previous year cut off like 2019,2018,2017,2016 you can check according to your category.

good luck and if you need any other suggestion feel free to ask here.

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when is the application process goin to start for july session of pgi mds entrance exam for the year 2020?

Saurabh 23rd Nov, 2019

PGIMER application form 2020 was available in online mode from October 26 to November 14, 2019. The competent authority has also introduced several changes for the upcoming entrance test of PGIMER. As per the new changes, timings of examination have been changed from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For the first time, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in the computer-based mode on November 30, 2019.

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Hi! They have given correction window for pgi exam. I have one doubt whether the documents have to be self attested?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


Check the guideline from the board for attesting part. but it is not needed as document verification will be done by the end. if any one has false document will be rejected then and there. still check it from the information broucher provided to you while filling the form.

Normally in any entrance they don't say to attest it. if any original document is not there then they are attested from the institution to prove that they are verified. Better to make it clear so check it.

Hope it helps!


pls kindly share the link of mock test available on pgi website thanks

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has started the facility of PGIMER 2020 mock test.

You can go through the link below to attempt the mock test-

Good Luck!


it is applicable for those who are recently passed there graduation and who having no experience????

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello, please mention your question properly because you have not mentioned about for which you want to apply.


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