PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2020
Radhika, 09 Oct 2019, #PGIMER Entrance Exam

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2020: Medical graduates aspiring to pursue postgraduate medical courses in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh must familiarise themselves with PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance test. The eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020 will reflect the prerequisite minimum requirements that a candidate must fulfil in order to be eligible for the admission MD and MS course offered in PGIMER. Candidature of any aspirant who is found to be in conflict with the PGIMER eligibility criteria 2020 at any stage of the admission procedure will be liable to be cancelled.
LATEST: PGIMER 2020 result has been announced on December 9, 2019.

PGIMER 2020 will be conducted twice a year in the month of November and June for January and July session respectively. Candidates who will fulfil the PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria will be able to get admission in 207 seats offered across 20 departments in the discipline of Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). To get admission postgraduate medical aspirants must appear for PGIMER exam (January session) which is scheduled to be conducted on November 24, 2019. Interested candidates can check the article below to get more information on the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020.

PGIMER eligibility criteria 2020- General Criteria

  • Education Qualification: In order to pursue the MD/MS program in PGIMER, Chandigarh must possess a valid MBBS degree from a University/Institute recognised by the Medical Council of India.

  • Internship: Candidates must have completed a one-year rotatory internship by December 31, 2019, for the January session.

  • Registration Certificate: Each candidate applying for PGIMER 2020 must have a permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India.

  • PGIMER eligibility criteria - Different Nationalities

  • Indian Citizens: Candidates who are the citizen of India will have to furnish a proof of the Indian nationality which includes a valid ID issued by the government of India.

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI): Such candidates who belong to OCI category will be required to furnish proof of their registration under Section 7A of the 1955 Citizenship Act at the time of counselling.

  • Foreign nationality: Candidates with foreign nationality are required to route their applications through Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi after obtaining prior permission from MCI as per PGIMER eligibility criteria 2020. The advance copy of all such applications has to be submitted before the stipulated deadline of PGIMER 2020 registrations.

PGIMER eligibility criteria 2020: Different Categories

Candidates applying under different categories under the seat reservation criteria of PGMER 2020 are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020 mentioned below.

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): Candidates applying under these categories are required to produce a relevant certificate from a competent authority. The certificate must be issued within a year of the PGIMER 2020 application form deadline for and must be translated to Hindi/English if it is in any other language.

  • Persons with Disability (PwD): Candidates claiming reservation under this category are required to produce a certificate from a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board of the Central or State Government Hospitals/Institutions certifying the type of physical disability.

  • Candidates practising/ practised in Rural Areas: Candidates as such can apply for reservation under the RA category upon the furnishing of a certificate from the District Magistrate concerned that they have worked for at least two years in a rural area until December 31, 2020 (for January session).

  • Sponsored or Deputed Category: Candidates, in order to be eligible for this category, will be required to produce the certificates listed below from the sponsoring authority or employer in order to be considered for admission to PGIMER 2020.

  1. Certificate to prove that the candidate is either a permanent or regular employee working with the relevant sponsoring authority for a period of at least three years on or before December 31, 2020 (January session).

  2. A certificate stating that the sponsoring authority/employer will employ the candidate for a period of five years at least in the field that s/he will undergo training at PGIMER Chandigarh.

  3. A final establishment stating that any form of financial liability as stipends will be borne by the employer/sponsoring authority only and that in no way PGIMER Chandigarh will be responsible for the same.

PGIMER application form 2020

In order to appear for the entrance test, medical graduates were required to fill the online application form of PGIMER 2020. The exam conducting authority had started the registration process on October 26, 2019. It is necessary to be aware of the PGIMER eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Those candidates whose application form will be accepted by the authority will be issued the admit card of PGIMER 2020 on November 24, 2019.

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hi! Till which rank can get seat in pgi MD/MS in OBC category? Thanks...

VIPIN KUMAR 10th Dec, 2019


Can you tell me you are talking about PGIMS Or PGIMER so i will give you better suggestion and as per your Cut off concern Visit this section

you will find all the previous year cut off like 2019,2018,2017,2016 you can check according to your category.

good luck and if you need any other suggestion feel free to ask here.

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when is the application process goin to start for july session of pgi mds entrance exam for the year 2020?

Saurabh 23rd Nov, 2019

PGIMER application form 2020 was available in online mode from October 26 to November 14, 2019. The competent authority has also introduced several changes for the upcoming entrance test of PGIMER. As per the new changes, timings of examination have been changed from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For the first time, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in the computer-based mode on November 30, 2019.

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Hi! They have given correction window for pgi exam. I have one doubt whether the documents have to be self attested?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


Check the guideline from the board for attesting part. but it is not needed as document verification will be done by the end. if any one has false document will be rejected then and there. still check it from the information broucher provided to you while filling the form.

Normally in any entrance they don't say to attest it. if any original document is not there then they are attested from the institution to prove that they are verified. Better to make it clear so check it.

Hope it helps!


pls kindly share the link of mock test available on pgi website thanks

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has started the facility of PGIMER 2020 mock test.

You can go through the link below to attempt the mock test-

Good Luck!


it is applicable for those who are recently passed there graduation and who having no experience????

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello, please mention your question properly because you have not mentioned about for which you want to apply.


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