PGIMER Answer Key 2019

PGIMER Answer Key 2019 – Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh is unlikely to release PGIMER 2019 answer key. One basic reason why answer key of PGIMER is not released is the institute typically publishes the results of the exam the very next day, or within 24 hours of conclusion of exam. So, the PGIMER applicant can directly check their results instead of waiting for answer keys. Also, considering there is so little time lapse between conduct of exam and declaration, even coaching institutes don't generally publish PGIMER answer key 2019. There may be some exceptions, but candidates must be wary about unofficial PGIMER 2019 answer keys, as they may contain incorrect keys, which may create unnecessary doubts in the candidates' mind, Interestingly, PGIMER is conducted in pen-and-paper mode, whereas it is only in the case of online exams that answer keys are not released. Also, admission authorities don't allow candidates to take PGIMER answer keys with them. Go through the rest of the article to learn full details of PGIMER answer key 2019.

A brief about PGIMER 

PGIMER is a national-level entrance exam that is conducted  twice every year for admission to MD and MS programmes. The exam is conducted once in January and again in July. The eligibility criteria and admission process for both the sessions are literally the same, though candidates need to apply separately for the exams. January session of the exam was conducted on November 25, 2018, for admission to 143 MD and MS seats. 

The application form of PGIMER 2019 for July session will commence tentatively in 2nd week of March. PGIMER 2019 entrance exam will be conducted tentatively on May 12.  

PGIMER Answer Key 2019 – Important Dates 


Tentative Dates

PGIMER entrance exam

May 12, 2019

PGIMER answer key


Result Declaration

May 13, 2019

PGIMER Answer Key 2019 - How to calculate probable scores

While the answer key of PGIMER 2019 may not be available, the candidate may still be able to calculate probable scores. To do this, of course the candidate must be able to recollect the questions asked in the exam and the answer options picked by them; remember, you have to return the question paper once the exam is over.

Now if you can recollect the details, try to figure out how many questions you managed to attempt correctly and also the mistakes. Then using official marking scheme as outlined in PGIMER 2019 exam pattern, calculate the probable score. 

PGIMER Marking Scheme


Marks to be awarded

Correct Response

Positive Marks

Incorrect Response

Negative Marks

Not answered

No marks will be awarded

PGIMER Cutoff 2019

In order to qualify the PGIMER entrance exam, candidates has to score the prescribed minimum percentile in their category. Please note that the PGIMER 2019 qualifying cutoff is different for different categories, and also is not the same as scores (or percentage).

PGIMER 2019 Qualifying Percentile


Cutoff Percentile

General (Open) and Deputy/Sponsored


SC, ST, OBC, OPH, Rural Areas, Foreign Nationals


Bhutanese Nationals


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