PGIMER 2019 – Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh will conduct the entrance examination of PGIMER 2019 January session on November 25, 2018. PGIMER 2019 is conducted twice a year for admission to postgraduate courses of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS). The two sessions of PGIMER 2019 will be conducted in the months of January and July. Registrations for PGIMER 2019 January session will start from the first week of October 2018 tentatively. 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. PGIMER 2019 will offer a total of 196 seats in its MD/MS programmes. Candidates taking admission through PGIMER exam will be called as Junior Residents. The process of admission through PGIMER 2019 will be strictly according to the merit and rank secured by the candidates in the entrance examination. Aspirants can check below for all the detailed information about PGIMER 2019 including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and more.


An Overview of PGIMER 2019

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 2019 – Important Dates


Candidates can check the important dates for the January session of PGIMER 2019 in the table provided below.


Important Dates of PGIMER 2019 January Session



Online Application Release Date

First week of October 2018*

Last Date of filling up the online application

Last week of October 2018*

Last date of fee submission

Last week of October 2018*

Release of Admit Card

Second week of November 2018*

Date of Examination

November 25, 2018

Result Date

November 26, 2018

First Round of Counselling

December 14, 2018

Second Round of Counselling

January 9, 2019

Third Round of Counselling

January 18, 2019

Fourth Round of Counselling

January 25, 2019

 *Tentative Dates


PGIMER 2019 – Eligiblity Criteria


Aspirants are required to meet the PGIMER eligibility criteria 2019 so as to apply for the post-graduate entrance examination. The PGIMER 2019 eligibility criteria are set by the examination conducting authority, PGIMER Chandigarh. The terms of the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2019 have been listed below.

  • Educational Qualification: All the candidates applying for PGIMER 2019 are required to complete their MBBS degree from a Medical Council of India (MCI) recognized institution.

  • Internship Completion: Candidates attempting PGIMER 2019 January session are required to complete the rotatory one-year internship mandatorily by December 31, 2019. Aspirants aiming for the July session of PGIMER 2019 need to complete the same by June 20, 2019.

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


PGIMER Application Form 2019


The PGIMER 2019 application form for the January session will be available from the first week of October 2018 tentatively. Candidates must ensure that they have read the terms of the eligibility criteria and fulfill its conditions before filling in the application form of PGIMER 2019. The authorities will release the PGIMER application form in the online mode only. Candidates will be required to submit the application form of PGIMER 2019 in the online mode, however, the application fee has to paid offline. The PGIMER 2019 application form fee has to 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 2019 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 Admit Card 2019


PGIMER Chandigarh will release the PGIMER 2019 admit card for the January session by the second week of November 2018. The PGIMER 2019 admit card will be issued to the candidates who will fill up the application form for the exam. The admit card of PGIMER 2019 will be released in online mode only. Candidates will be required to download the PGIMER admit card 2019 by using the Login Id and password generated at the time of registration for filling up the application form. The admit card of PGIMER 2019 will contain include personal details, roll number, and examination centre details of the candidates. All candidates will have to mandatorily carry the PGIMER 2019 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 Pattern 2019


Aspirants seeking admission to PGIMER can go through the PGIMER 2019 exam pattern given in the table below to have a 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 Answer Key 2019


The exam conducting authority of PGIMER is very strict i regards to its question paper and answer keys and hence, the PGIMER 2019 answer key will not be released. Any source claiming to release the answer key of PGIMER 2019 also must not be trusted. The exam conducting authority does not allow candidates to carry the question paper out of the examination hall and hence there is no means that the PGIMER answer key 2019 is released.


PGIMER Seat Reservation 2019


A total of 196 seats will be offered by PGIMER 2019 across 20 departments in the disciplines of Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). The PGIMER 2019 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 2019.


PGIMER Result 2019


The result of PGIMER 2019 will be declared by PGIMER, Chandigarh in the online mode. The PGIMER result 2019 is ideally declared within 24 hours of the exam date. PGIMER result 2019 will be available on the official website and the link for the same will also be made available on this page. Candidates will be required to enter their roll number and date of birth so as to be able to access their PGIMER 2019 result.


PGIMER Cutoff 2019


Candidates will be required to meet the PGIMER 2019 cutoff to pass in the postgraduate entrance examination. The cutoff of PGIMER 2019 is the minimum score that has to be obtained by the candidates to be considered for the process of counselling for admission to the MD/MS courses. The parameter considered for PGIMER cutoff 2019 will be percentile. The cutoff of PGIMER 2019 will differ category-wise. Candidates can check the PGIMER 2019 cutoff for various categories below.

PGIMER Qualifying Percentile


Cutoff (Percentile)



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


Bhutanese Nationals



PGIMER Counselling 2019


PGIMER Chandigarh will conduct the counselling for PGIMER 2019. The sessions for PGIMER 2019 counselling will be held offline. The counselling for PGIMER 2019 will be held in three rounds subject to availability of seats. For the first round of PGIMER counselling 2019, candidates equal to three times the number of available seats will be called. Candidates meeting the cutoff percentile requirement will be called for the various rounds of PGIMER 2019 counselling based on their merit rank. All the candidates called for PGIMER counseling 2019 will have to physically report to the counselling centre at the specified time. Any candidate not reporting for the counselling of PGIMER 2019 will not be considered for admission.

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