PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2020

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.

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 approximately 223 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 will have to fill the online application form of PGIMER 2020. The exam conducting authority will begin the registration process in the second week of October 2019. It is advised 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 17, 2019.

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Isnt application form for january session released yet?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019


Application form for PGI Chandigarh for 2020 session isn't released yet, it might be out in the coming weeks, as of now no official information has been provided regarding the same by the concerned authorities. For, more details regarding this, stay updated at


can you give me name of all exams centres

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Dear Aparna, The exam centres of PGIMER willl be in Chandigarh alone and no other place across India. The exam centre details will be announced along with the examination notification. They are not told quite ahead. Please keep an eye on the official website for official notification of PGIMER examination.


can you give the exams centre details?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Dear Aparna, The exam centres of PGIMER willl be in Chandigarh alone and no other place across India. The exam centre details will be announced along with the examination notification. They are not told quite ahead. Please keep an eye on the official website for official notification of PGIMER examination.


can you mention the website for application filling for pgimer 2020 January session?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

Dear Meena, the official notification for PGIMER January session exam hasn't been released yet. It is speculated to be released either in 2nd or 3rd weeks of October. Once the official notification is released, authorities will also release the website to fill in the applications. For more information, please visit their official website at:


will the exam for MDS at PGI be also conducted on 24 November 2019?

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

For your kind information there will not be AIIMS and JIPMER examinations conducted as per the central government guidelines from 2020. Therefore if you want to persue MDS you will have to apply and appear for NEET examination. All the medical seats allocation from 2020 will be based entirely on NEET.

Good luck!

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