PGIMER 2018 - The entrance exam of PGIMER 2018 for July session admission in MD/MS courses in PGIMER Chandigarh will be held on May 13, 2018. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has released the schedule containing important dates of July 2018 for admission to its 16 MD (Doctor of Medicine) and 4 MS (Master of Surgery) courses. The information bulletin of PGIMER 2018 July 2018 session admissions will soon be released. The entrance exam for MD and MS degrees is conducted twice every year by PGIMER - in November and June, with sessions commencing from January first and July first respectively. The application form of PGIMER 2018 to apply for July 2018 session admissions will be made available online and begin in the third week of March 2018 for July 2018 session admissions. Aspirants, who plan to apply for PGIMER 2018 July session, can check below complete details about exam dates, application form availability, eligibility criteria, admit card, results, etc.
PGIMER Chandigarh is counted amongst India's premier medical institutions, and follows a three-year residency cum training structure for all its MD/MS programmes. PGIMER 2018 will take admissions to 196 MD/MS seats. The admissions will be done on merit basis and ranks scored by candidates in PGIMER 2018 entrance examination.
PGIMER 2018: An Overview
Name of Entrance Examination
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Exam
Commonly Known As
National Level Entrance Examination
Exam Conducting Authority
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Important dates of PGIMER 2018 July session admission are mentioned below. Students can check them and plan their preparations accordingly.
PGIMER 2018 Important Dates for July Session
PGIMER 2018 Application form availability
Third week of March 2018*
Last date to fill PGIMER 2018 Application form
Third week of April 2018*
Release of PGIMER 2018 Admit Card
First week of May 2018*
PGIMER 2018 Entrance exam
May 13, 2018 (10:00 AM)
PGIMER 2018 Result declaration
May 14, 2018 (within 24 hrs. of exam)
June 15, 2018
July 12, 2018
July 25, 2018
Candidates, who wish to appear for PGIMER 2018 entrance exam, they must fulfil the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2018 laid down by the exam conducting authority, i.e. PGIMER, Chandigarh. If any aspirant fails to fulfil any of the specified PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the examination. PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria include:
Educational Requirement- Aspirants must have passed MBBS from a university or institute recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI).
Internship Requirement- It is essential that the candidate completes his/her one-year rotary internship training on or before June 30, 2018, for admission in July 2018 session. Those aiming for January 2019 admissions, they will be required to complete their internship on or before December 31, 2018.
Other Qualification- The candidate must be registered with Central or State Medical Registration Council.
The PGIMER 2018 application form for July session will begin in the third week of March 2018 tentatively. The last date to fill the application form of PGIMER 2018 will likely fall in the third week of April 2018. When a candidate is filling the application form, they are advised to read the eligibility requirements carefully before filling PGIMER 2018 application form. Application form can be filled and submitted online only.
The application fee of PGIMER 2018 is INR 1,000/- for General and OBC candidates, and INR 800/- for SC/ST candidates. PWD candidates will be exempted from the payment of application fee. It must be noted that payments will be accepted through bank challan only. No other mode of payment such as debit card, credit card, net banking, etc. will be accepted under any circumstances.The last date to pay the application fee will also be in the third week of April 2018 tentatively.
Candidates can deposit the application fee in any branch of State Bank of India by filling a bank challan in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh in the Power Jyoti Account No. 3211613319. Candidates, who have SBI accounts, can make the payment through i-collect service no. 32222954695.
PGIMER Chandigarh will likely release the admit card of PGIMER 2018 for July 2018 entrance exam in the first week of May 2018. PGIMER 2018 admit card will be released in online mode only. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards by logging into their accounts with their login IDs and password created at the time of application submission. All the necessary details such as exam centre, time of the exam, etc. will be mentioned in PGIMER 2018 admit card.
Kindly note that no admit card will be sent by post. Thus, admit card/hall ticket will only be accessible via online mode. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam premises without a valid PGIMER 2018 admit card. Along with this, it is also mandatory for candidates to carry a valid ID proof to the exam hall.
PGIMER 2018 will be an objective examination. PGIMER 2018 exam pattern is as follows:
PGIMER 2018 will be a pen and paper based examination.
It will consist of 250 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with five alternatives and one or more correct answers for each question.
There will be negative marking for incorrect answers.
The exam will be for the duration of three hours.
The syllabus will pertain to the subjects taught during MBBS.
The cutoff of PGIMER 2018 entrance will be in the form of percentile scores. Candidates, who will secure the prescribed minimum PGIMER 2018 cutoff percentile, will be considered qualified for admissions to PGIMER 2018 MD/MS degrees. Different categories will need to secure different minimum cutoff percentiles in order to qualify. PGIMER 2018 cutoff for different categories can be checked below:
General and Sponsored/Deputed candidates need at least 55 percentile to qualify for admission.
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals need 50 percentile at the minimum to qualify.
Bhutanese Nationals need to obtain at least 45percentile to qualify for admission.
PGIMER Chandigarh will declare PGIMER 2018 result on May 14, 2018, i.e. within 24 hours from the date of the examination. Candidates will be able to access their result of PGIMER 2018 online. They will need their login credentials to access their result.
PGIMER will take admissions to 196 seats in total spanning across 20 MD/MS departments for July session admissions. Candidates can check here detailed tentative tally of seats available as per different courses and different categories. It must be noted that PGIMER also reserves some percentage of seats for different categories.
PGIMER 2018 counselling will be conducted in three counselling sessions, depending upon the availability of seats. The counselling for MD/MS courses starting in July 2018 session will begin from June 15, 2018, with first counselling round. The second counselling round will be held on July 12, 2018. Final and third round of PGIMER 2018 counselling will be held on July 25, 2018. The allocation of seats in various courses of MD/MS will be done strictly in the order of merit ranks and marks scored in PGIMER 2018. The number of candidates, who will be called for first counselling, will be approximately three times the total number of seats available.