PGIMER Cutoff 2020
Updated on Feb 5, 2020 - 12:48 p.m. IST by Raushan Kumar
#PGIMER Entrance Exam

PGIMER Cutoff 2020 for July session will be used to shortlist the medical graduates for admission to Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Surgery (MS). PGIMER, Chandigarh will release PGIMER MD/MS 2020 cut off along with the result on May 28, tentatively. The cutoff of PGIMER 2020 July session is the minimum qualifying percentile which an aspirant must secure to pass the entrance exam. Candidates securing the PGIMER qualifying percentile and scores will be eligible to called for counselling process. As per the PGIMER cutoff 2020, test takers belonging to general/sponsored/deputed category must secure at least 55th percentile, while SC/ST/OBC candidates must obtain 50th percentile. PGIMER cutoff for Bhutanese aspirants is 45th percentile. PGIMER cutoff scores corresponding to the cutoff percentile will be announced with the result.
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The category-wise PGIMER 2020 cutoff will be determined on the basis of scores obtained in the PGIMER entrance exam. PGIMER admission cutoff represents the last rank and scores at which the admission will be granted under particular specialisation. PGIMER cut off 2020 is prepared based on various factors which includes number of candidates appeared for the test, seats available, scores obtained, choices of specialisation among others. Since PGIMER 2020 cutoff for admission is different than the qualifying one, therefore, aspirants securing PGI qualifying percentile will not be considered for admission. For more information on PGIMER cutoff 2020, method of calculation, qualifying percentile, inter-se merit and other details, read the article here.

PGI, Chandigarh will conduct PGIMER 2020 computer based exam on May 23, for admission to MD and MS courses. The authority conducts PGIMER exam twice a year in January and July session.

PGIMER 2020 Cutoff

The below table mentions the PGIMER cutoff percentile 2020 for different categories. Candidates who will qualify the PGIMER 2020 exam will be eligible to participate for seat allotment process. During the counselling process, aspirants have to provide their preferences and will be granted admission on the basis of PGIMER rank. However, the seats will be filled, the qualified candidates will not be granted admission.

PGIMER Qualifying Qualifying Percentile


Cutoff (Percentile)

General (Open) and Deputy/Sponsored


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


Bhutanese Nationals


Factors that determine PGIMER Cutoff 2020

  • The number of candidates appearing in the PGIMER 2020
  • Total number of sanctioned seats
  • Applications received for admission
  • Category of the candidate

If any of these parameters change, the PGIMER 2020 cutoff will also change. For example, if the number of MBBS seats is raised, PGIPMER cutoff 2020 is likely come down. But if instead, the number of seats is reduced, competition would increase pushing the cutoff higher.

Procedure to determine Inter-se Merit

If two or more candidates score equal scores in PG entrance examination, then, the merit rank of candidates will be determined in the following sequence.

  • Candidates who has a higher aggregate of mark in PGIMER 2020 exam will be given a higher rank.

  • If the tie is unresolved, then it will be determined based on age, with the candidate who is older in age to be ranked higher.

Method to Calculate Score

Admission authority of PGIMER will use a unique technique for calculating scores. The question paper of PGIMER 2020 would include 250 multiple choice questions each with five answer options. Of these five options, there can be one or more correct response(s). So, there are 1250 responses in total out which say, ‘a’ is the number of correct responses and ‘b’ is the number of incorrect responses and thus, a+b = 1250. Positive marks will be awarded for a every correct answer; likewise for selecting a wrong option, marks will be deducted. For questions left answered, zero marks will be awarded. The choices opted by the candidate will be processed by a customized software and score will be calculated. Now, assuming ‘x’ is the number of truly correct answers and ‘y’ is the number of answers wrongly marked by the candidate, the percentage score of the candidate is calculated by using the formula given below:

Percentage Score of a candidate= [x/a–y/b]*100

To give an illustration, let us assume that the question paper has 600 correct responses but the candidate has marked 580 responses correctly of which only 450 are truly correct while the remaining 130 are incorrect. So in this case, a = 600, b = 650, x = 450 and y = 130 and the percentage score of the candidate is:

[(450/600) – (130/650)]*100 = 55%.

PGIMER Result 2020

PGI, Chandigarh is expected to announce the result of PGIMER 2020 for July session on May 28. PGIMER result will be declare few days after the conduction of exam. The authority will be releasing PGIMER result 2020 in online mode in the form of merit list. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying percentile will be included in the result. If the result will be available in PDF format, then candidates will have to search their name and roll number to check their individual results. Apart from roll number, PGIMER 2020 result will contain details like percentile, category and overall rank.

Category-wise PGIMER 2019 Cutoff rank (July session)


Cutoff Rank









Foreign Nationals


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if my internship is going to end in march 2021, can i appear for pgimer exam in november 2020? or do i need to complete the the internship for giving an attempt?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020
Hello ,

So, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted twice a year in the month of November and June for January and July session respectively.

And its official eligibility criteria says :

Candidates must have completed a one-year rotatory internship by December 31, 2019, for the January session.
Each candidate applying for PGIMER 2020 must have a permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India.

So, unfortunately you cannot appear for PGIMER 2020.

For more details, click on the link below :

I hope this helps.

when is next pgimer entrance exam registration is going to start babu vs

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Feb, 2020
Hii Gitika!
The next application form for PGIMER will be for July session. The application forms will be released in the second week of March 2020 and will be ending till second week of April 2020. The examination will be held on 23 May, 2020. So, just keep an eye on the official Website and fill the application form. For more details refer the following link -
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

if I did Punjab board . Is there any problem?

Md Azmer 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no issue in that. You can study whatever board you want.

Good Luck


when is form filling date .and

Yastika Kumar 1st Feb, 2020

Hi Ankita,

If your question is with respect to admission for the year 2020 then unfortunately you have missed it for January session as the form filling date for the year 2020 was from 26 october 2019 to 14 november 2019 andThe exam was conducted on 30th November 2019.

For July session they still had not released any schedule. You need to wait for it.

For more information please refer below link:


How many of them gives PGI exam..??

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

PGIMER is a national level entrance exam. PGIMER exam is managed by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Every year almost 8000 candidates appear for the entrance examination for admission to MD/MS courses. Seats are available in almost 20 distinct departments such as anaesthesia, dermatology, ENT, forensic medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry, radio diagnosis, radiotherapy, transfusion medicine, general surgery etc.

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