PGIMERPGIMER 2018 - The notification for PGIMER 2018 has been released. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will conduct PGIMER 2018 for admission to its 16 MD (Doctor of Medicine) and 4 MS (Master of Surgery) courses. The admissions will be on merit basis via PGIMER 2018 entrance examination. 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. PGIMER 2018 for January session admissions will be conducted on November 26, 2017, while for July 2018 session, the exam will be conducted in May 2018. Aspirants, who wish to apply for PGIMER 2018 January session, can check below complete details about exam dates, application form availability, eligibility criteria, admit card, results, etc.

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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.


PGIMER 2018: An Overview

Name of Entrance Examination

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Exam

Commonly Known As


Exam Level

National Level Entrance Examination

Exam Conducting Authority

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

PGIMER Important Dates 2018


Important dates (tentative) of PGIMER 2018 January and July sessions are mentioned below. Students can check them and plan their preparations accordingly.


PGIMER 2018 Important Dates for January Session


Dates for January Session

PGIMER 2018 Application form availability

October 1, 2017

PGIMER 2018 Application form submission deadline

October 30, 2017

PGIMER 2018 Entrance exam

November 26, 2017

PGIMER 2018 Result declaration

November 27, 2017

First counselling

December 15, 2017

Second counselling

January 9, 2018

Third counselling

January 19, 2018

Fourth counselling

January 27, 2018

PGIMER 2018 Important Dates for July Session


Dates for July Session

PGIMER 2018 Application Form Availability

3rd week of March 2018

PGIMER 2018 Application Form Submission Deadline

3rd week of April 2018

PGIMER 2018 Entrance Exam

2nd week of May 2018

PGIMER 2018 Result Declaration

Within 24 hours from examination

First Counselling

2nd week of June 2018

Second Counselling

2nd week of July 2018

Third Counselling

4th week of July 2018

Fourth Counselling

1st week of August 2018

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018


Candidates, who wish to appear for entrance exam, 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 December 31, 2017, for admission in January 2018 session, and on or before June 30, 2018, for admission in July 2018 session.

  • Other Qualification- The candidate must be registered with Central or State Medical Registration Council.

PGIMER Application Form 2018


The PGIMER 2018 application form for January session are available now. The last date to fill the application form of PGIMER 2018 is October 30, 2017. Applicants 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 1000 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 is November 3, 2017. 


Application fee can be deposited 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 Exam Pattern 2018


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.

PGIMER Admit Card 2018


PGIMER Chandigarh has released the admit card of PGIMER 2018 on November 12, 2017 in online mode only. Candidates are 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 can only be accessed 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 Result 2018


The result of PGIMER 2018 exam will be declared on November 27, within 24 hours from the date of the examination. Candidates will be able to access their result online. They will need their login credentials to access their result.


PGIMER Cutoff 2018


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 55percentile 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 Seats and Reservation 2018


PGIMER will take admissions to 196 seats in total spanning across 20 MD/MS departments for January session admissions. Candidates can check here detailed 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. The percentage statistics of PGIMER 2018 seats and reservation can be checked here. 


PGIMER Counselling 2018


PGIMER 2018 counselling will be conducted in three counselling sessions, depending upon the availability of seats. The counselling for MD/MS courses starting in January 2018 session will begin from December 15, 2017, whereas the counselling for July 2018 session will start from second week of June 2018. The allocation of seats in various courses of MD/MS will be done strictly in the order of merit and on the basis of counselling.  The number of candidates, who will be called for first counselling, will be approximately three times the total number of seats available.


Contact Address:



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Chandigarh - 160012


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