PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018

PGIMER Eligibility CriteriaPGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018- Aspirants who wish to appear for PGIMER 2018, must ascertain that they fulfil PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria before applying for the same. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is the exam conducting authority of PGIMER 2018. It prescribes minimum admission requirements, i.e. eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2018, based on parameters like education requirements, experience, etc. Only when one will meet PGIMER eligibility criteria 2018, he/she will be able to appear for PGIMER 2018 entrance. If at any stage of the admission process, a candidate is found in violation of the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2018, his/her candidature will be cancelled with immediate effect.  

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PGIMER, Chandigarh invites applications for admission to its MD (Doctor of Medicine) and  MS  (Master of Surgery) courses twice every year, once for July session and once for January session. The admissions are made on merit basis by holding PGIMER entrance examination. Candidates must first go through the PGIMER eligibility criteria 2018, before filling the application form. Get complete details about PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria in the article below.


PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018


  • Educational Qualification- As a part of PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria’s educational qualification requirements, it is mandatory for the aspirants to have completed and passed an MBBS degree from a university or institute recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI).

  • Internship- In addition to an MBBS degree, PGIMER eligibility criteria 2018 states that the candidates who wish to apply for January 2018 admissions, must have completed their one-year rotary internship either before December 31, 2017, or should be due to complete it on December 31, 2017, at the latest. Similarly, those seeking admissions for July 2018 sessions, they are required to complete their one-year rotary internship on or before June 30, 2018. No relaxation or extra time will be given to any candidate in this regards.

  • Registration- Candidates must also be registered with Central or State Medical Registration Council.


Eligibility Criteria of PGIMER 2018 for Different Nationalities

  • Indian Citizens are eligible to appear for PGIMER 2018. Though, they are required to submit a proof of their nationality in the form of a valid ID card or passport.

  • Foreign Nationals, who wish to appear for PGIMER 2018, are required to route their application through Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. Along with this, they need to obtain prior permission from MCI. Once these processes are initiated, they need to submit an advance copy of these applications/requests to PGIMER, Chandigarh before the application deadline. Besides this, they will also need to fulfil other PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria, to become eligible for PGIMER entrance examination.

  • Overseas Citizens of India, who wish to apply for PGIMER 2018 MD/MS entrance examination, must furnish the proof of their registration as OCI under Section 7A of Citizenship Act 1955 at the time of counselling, to become eligible for PGIMER 2018 entrance.


PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Candidates Applying Under Different Categories


As per the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2018, candidates who wish to apply under different categories like SC/ST, etc. in order to benefit from PGIMER reservation quota 2018 set by PGIMER, they are required to furnish some proofs in order to be considered eligible for PGIMER 2018 entrance exam under their respective reserved category. Below we have listed the documentation requirements for different categories.

  • Sponsored or Deputed Candidates are required to furnish following certificates from their employer or relevant sponsoring authority, to become eligible for admission to MD/MS courses at PGIMER, Chandigarh:

  1. Document proving that the candidate is a permanent or regular employee of the sponsoring or deputing authority and the person has been working for at least three years (on or before December 31, 2017, or June 30, 2018, for January and July session respectively).

  2. A document stating that after completing the course, the candidate will be employed for at least 5 years by the deputing or sponsoring authority in the same specialty in which the candidate will receive training at PGIMER.

  3. Finally, it should be established that no financial liabilities in form of stipends, etc. will be born by PGIMER, Chandigarh during the entire study period. These payments will be the responsibility of the sponsoring authority only.

  • Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/ST) candidates are required to furnish a caste certificate from relevant authority supporting their claims of belonging to SC/ST category. In case the certificate is in a language other than Hindi or English, it must be translated in Hindi or English language.

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates are also required to furnish a certificate issued by a competent authority. Also, it should be ensured that the certificate is issued within one year of PGIMER application deadline of 2018.

  • Candidates practicing or practiced in Rural Areas (RA) are eligible to apply under RA reservation provided they prove via a certificate from District Magistrate that they have worked, or are working in a rural area from at least 2 years (on or before December 31, 2017, for January 2018 session and June 30, 2018, for July 2018 session).

  • Person with Disability (PWD) Candidates are required to furnish a document certifying their physical disability. As per PGIMER 2018 eligibility criteria, this document should be produced by a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board of State or Central Government Hospitals/Institution.


Who is NOT Eligible as per the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2018?


Besides minimum basic admission requirements set under PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2018, there are some aspects which will render a candidate immediately ineligible. They include:

  • Candidates who have already done or are doing, MD or MS degree in any discipline from any institution, are not eligible for admission to PGIMER MD or MS courses.

  • Candidates who failed in their MBBS degree or those whose MBBS degree is not recognized by MCI will not be eligible for PGIMER 2018 entrance.

  • Candidates who have not or will not be able to fulfil one-year rotary internship requirement on or before December 31, 2017, or June 30, 2017, for January 2018 and July 2018 sessions respectively will be considered ineligible.

If a candidate is found ineligible at any stage of the admission process, his/her registration will be nulled without any prior notice. Thus, candidates are advised to carefully assess PGIMER 2018 Eligibility Criteria, before filling the application form of PGIMER entrance.


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