PGIMER Counselling 2018

PGIMER CounsellingPGIMER Counselling 2018: PGIMER, Chandigarh will begin first round of counselling of PGIMER 2018 from December 15, 2017, for admission to 196 seats of 20 MD/MS disciplines of PGI Chandigarh. Candidates who qualify PGIMER Entrace Exam by scoring minimum required percentile will be called in the order of their merit ranks for PGIMER 2018 counselling. PGIMER counselling 2018 will be conducted in offline mode, i.e. candidates will have to be physically present at the venue at the time of counselling. The tentative schedule (date, time and venue) of the counselling of PGIMER 2018 is mentioned in the table given below. Only those candidates whose names appear in the merit list published at the time of PGIMER result declaration (scheduled to be announced on November 27, 2017), will be eligible to appear for PGIMER 2018 counselling. The number of candidates to be called by PGI Chandigarh for PGIMER counselling 2018, will be equivalent to the number of seats available at that time. The MD/MS counselling of PGIMER 2018 will be conducted in three rounds. First round of PGIMER 2018 counselling will be held on December 15, 2017, followed by second and third PGIMER counselling rounds, to be tentatively held on January 9, 2018 and January 19, 2018. Candidates will be called for counselling purely on the basis of their merit ranks and admission will be confirmed subject to the fulfillment of PGIMER eligibility criteria. Candidates who appeared for PGIMER 2018 entrance for January 2018 session MD/MS admissions, they can check the article below for details about PGIMER 2018 counselling, including counselling schedule, documents required at the time of counselling, seat matrix, qualifying score, fee to be paid, etc. 

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Important Dates of MD/MS PGIMER Counselling 2018

The counselling of PGIMER 2018 for MD/MS admission will be held as per the schedule given below. Candidates can check the date of publication of PGIMER merit list from PGIMER result 2018.


PGIMER 2018 MD/MS Counselling Schedule

Time and Date of PGIMER 2018 Counselling

Reporting Time*


First Counselling

December 15, 2017

(11:00 A.M.)

10:00 A.M.

Bhargava Auditorium,

PGI Chandigarh

Second Counselling

January 9, 2018

(11:00 A.M.)

10:00 A.M.

Bhargava Auditorium,

PGI Chandigarh

Third Counselling

January 19, 2018

(11:00 A.M.)

10:00 A.M.

Bhargava Auditorium, PGI Chandigarh

Minimum Qualifying Score for PGIMER 2018 MD/MS Admission


Minimum Required Percentile


Open (General) and Sponsored/ Deputed

55th Percentile

OBC/ OPH/ SC/ ST/ Rural Area/ Foreign Nationals

50th Percentile

Bhutanese Nationals

45th Percentile

Important Highlights of PGIMER 2018 Counselling Procedure

  • Candidates, who qualify PGIMER 2018 exam (by scoring minimum qualifying percentile) will be called on December 15, 2017, in the order of their merit (rank wise and category wise) for first round of PGIMER counselling 2018.

  • No individual intimation letter will be sent to the candidates who qualify or are called for PGIMER 2018 counselling.

  • In case any candidate invited for the counselling round, remains absent, he/she will not be considered for admission in that round. However, he/she can appear in second and third rounds of the counselling of PGIMER 2018. At that time, candidates will be provided only those options of seats/disciplines which would be available at that time.

  • Second and third rounds of PGIMER counselling 2018 will be open to all the candidates meeting minimum qualifying percentile requirement as per their categories. However, candidates will be called for MD/MS admissions in the order of merit only.

  • In case a candidate doesn’t get a seat in his/her choice of discipline after first counselling of PGIMER 2018, then he/she can attend second and third counselling rounds to try and get the discipline of their choice. Candidates must note that, no penalty will be charged from candidates in such cases, provided he/she surrenders the subject/discipline he/she got the seat in first or second PGIMER counselling rounds.

  • In every PGIMER 2018 counselling round, the number of candidates (category-wise) called will be three times the total number of seats available in a category.

MD/MS Seat Matrix available for PGIMER counselling 2018

For January 2018 admissions, in total 196 seats are available for 20 disciplines of MD/MS courses. Candidates can check MD/MS seat matrix of PGIMER Chandigarh from the window given below.




Documents to bring for PGIMER 2018 Counselling

The admission to any of the 20 disciplines of MD/MS will only after verification of a candidate’s eligibility and his/her original documents. For the same purpose, candidates invited for PGIMER 2018 counselling, will be required to bring following documents in original:

  1. A copy of PGIMER Application Form (can be downloaded by logging in to PGI Chandigarh portal through the link given on PGIMER 2018 application form).

  2. One passport size photograph should be pasted on the downloaded application form of PGIMER 2018.

  3. Admit card of PGIMER 2018 (Preferably the one, used at the time of PGIMER 2018 exam).

  4. An identity proof for verification at the time of PGIMER 2018 counselling.

  5. Original degrees in support of qualification, like MBBS marksheet & certificate, 10th class certificate, etc.

  6. Certificate of Internship

  7. MCI Registration Certificate

  8. Category Certificate, like OBC/Rural Area/PwD/Sponsored (if applicable)

  9. Candidates who get selected will also be required to furnish a copy of their Aadhar Card.

Fee to be paid at the time of PGIMER Counselling 2018

After personal counselling and selection of seat and discipline by the candidate, PGI Chandigarh will announce the result of selection. Candidates who finally get selected will be required to pay a fee of INR 2485/- (including first installment of fee, security fee, etc.) in cash, on the same day itself, otherwise their admission will be deemed cancelled. No other mode of payment except cash will be accepted for this purpose.


In case a candidate selected in first counselling of PGIMER 2018, changes his/her discipline in second or third counselling, he/she will be liable to pay an additional fee of INR 1485/-.


Candidates must note that fee once paid will not be refunded back in any circumstances.


PGI Chandigarh takes admission for MD/MS disciplines twice a year, once in January and once in July. For January 2018 admissions, the result will be declared on November 27, 2017, i.e. within 24 hours of examination and PGI Chandigarh will take admission for about 196 seats of PGIMER MD/MS courses.

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