PGIMER Cut off 2018

PGIMER Cut offPGIMER Cut off 2018: Candidates are required to clear the cut off of PGIMER 2018 to secure admissions to the Post Graduate Insitute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. The PGIMER 2018 Cut Off will be the minimum qualifying marks for each category as specified by the institute, and candidates will have to obtain the category-wise PGIMER cut off to become eligible for the seats on offer. Many factors are considered while calculating the cut off score of PGIMER 2018 including number of seats, number of applicants and difficulty level of the PGIMER entrance exam.

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According to PGIMER Chandigarh, the cut off percentile for candidates appearing for PGIMER 2018 and belonging to open and sponsored/deputy categories will be 55 percentile. The PGIMER cut off percentile for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), rural areas and foreign national candidates will be 50 percentile. For Bhutanese candidates appearing in PGIMER 2018, the cut off percentile will be 45. Only candidates clearing the given cut offs in their respective categories will be invited for PGIMER 2018 Counselling.


All the important details of PGIMER 2018 Cut Off can be seen by candidates below.


PGIMER 2018 Cut off


Cut off percentile

Open (General) and Sponsored/Deputy


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


Bhutanese National


PGIMER Result 2018


The result of PGIMER 2018 is expected to be declared within 24 hours of the examination being conducted. Candidates can check the PGIMER 2018 result to see their qualifying status. The PGIMER Cut Off will be released soon after the result is declared and only those candidates whose results are in accordance with the specified cut offs will be invited for PGIMER 2018 Counselling.


Inter-se-merit of PGIMER 2018


If as per the PGIMER 2018 result, two or more candidates obtain equal scores, the inter-se-merit procedure to finalize their positions will be:

  • Candidates who have obtained a higher aggregate in their MBBS qualifying examination will receive a higher rank.

  • If MBBS aggregate marks are also the same, then the candidates who is older in age will receive a higher rank. 

Score Calculation Method of PGIMER 2018


The PGIMER 2018 question paper is expected to comprise 250 questions, each with five responses out of which the candidate will have to choose the correct one/s. This means that there will be a total of 1250 response options, with one or more of the five options being correct. Therefore, the total of correct responses in the paper (say a) and the total of incorrect responses (b) will tally to 1250 (as in a + b = 1250). Final scoring will be done through a customized software which will match the candidates’ correct responses or those left blank to each of the 1250 possible responses which are correct. Some of these questions are truly correct (say x) while the remaining are wrongly marked as incorrect (say y). The scoring is done through customized software that matches the candidates’ responses to each of the 1250 possible responses (marked as correct or left blank) with the true answer (correct or incorrect). True correct responses, which are when candidates correctly mark a response as true, are scored positively, and incorrect responses, which are when candidates mark an incorrect response as correct, are scored negatively. Responses not marked by the candidates are not scored. The percentage score of the candidate is computed using the formula: Percentage score = [x/a–y/b] ×100.


As an example, one can assume that the question paper will have 600 correct responses. If a candidate marks 580 responses as correct, out of which 450 are truly correct and the remaining 130 are incorrect, then a = 600, b = 650, x = 450 and y = 130. Accordingly, for this candidate, percentage score is: [(450/600) – (130/650)] × 100 = 55.0.


PGIMER is a national level examination offering admissions to 196 seats across 20 Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes. PGIMER 2018 exam for January session will be conducted on November 26, 2017. Candidates will be able to check the PGIMER Cut Off and Result within 24 hours of the exam being conducted.

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