PGIMER Cutoff 2019

PGIMER Cutoff 2019 – Candidates aiming for a seat in PGIMER Chandigarh need to secure the required PGIMER 2019 cutoff percentile. PGIMER Chandigarh is the authority responsible for deciding the cutoff of PGIMER 2019. The cutoff is the minimum percentile score set category-wise which the candidates will have to obtain so as to be considered eligible for the further process of admissions. A majority of important factors such as the number of seats and applicants, level of difficulty of the PGIMER entrance examination which determines the qualified candidates from among all those who appeared in the exam are accounted for by considering percentile as the cutoff factor. 

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Admissions through PGIMER entrance test for the MS/MD courses takes place twice a year through its January and July sessions. Candidates appearing in either of the session will have to meet the cutoff of PGIMER 2019. PGIMER Chandigarh employs percentage to percentile score conversion method for determining the order of merit of the candidates and a unique score calculation method. Candidates can read the article below to check all there is to know about PGIMER cutoff 2019.


PGIMER 2019 Cutoff

The table below illustrates the PGIMER cutoff 2019 for the different categories of candidates. Candidates applying under a specific category need to secure the required cutoff of PGIMER 2019 to be enlisted for counselling sessions.


PGIMER Qualifying Percentile


Cutoff (Percentile)

General (Open) and Deputy/Sponsored


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


Bhutanese Nationals


Category-wise PGIMER 2019 Cutoff rank and percentile

Candidates can check the PGIMER cutoff rank along with the percentile of each category from the table below.


Qualifying Percentile

Cutoff Rank


55th Percentile



50th Percentile



50th Percentile



50th Percentile


Foreign Nationals

50th Percentile


PGIMER Cutoff 2019 – Determination of Inter-se Merit

The order of merit of candidates with equal scores in PGIMER 2019 entrance examination is determined using the following criteria.

  • Candidates with higher aggregate marks in the MBBS examination are given a higher order of merit.

  • In case, the tie is still unresolved then candidates older in age are preferred and placed in a higher order of merit.

PGIMER 2019 Cutoff – Score Calculation Method

The scores of candidates attempting PGIMER 2019 are determined using a special method developed by PGIMER Chandigarh. There will be a total of 250 question in the question paper of PGIMER 2019. Each question will comprise five responses out of which one or more response(s) will be the correct answer for each question. 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. Candidates will be awarded positive marks for each correct answer, which is when candidates correctly mark a response as true, and marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer, which is when candidates mark an incorrect response as correct. For questions left answered no marks will be awarded or deducted. A customized software will be used to score the candidates’ responses and match the correct/unmarked responses out of 1250 with the true answer (correct or incorrect). 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

For example, let us assume that the question paper has 600 correct responses and candidate marks 580 responses as correct 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 2019

The result of PGIMER 2019 has been declared on November 26. The candidates can check their qualifying status through the PGIMER 2019 result. The cutoff of PGIMER 2019 will be disclosed as soon as the result is declared. Only the candidates meeting the PGIMER cutoff 2019 will be called for the various counselling rounds.

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