PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2020
Updated on Oct 9, 2019 - 9:55 a.m. IST by Radhika
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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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last date of filling forms for july session

Shareef 24th Feb, 2020
Here are the details of PGIMER important dates,

  • Application starts on, 3rd week of march
  • Last date, 3rd week April
  • Admit card release, 1st week of may
  • Last date to download, may 23
  • Exam date, may 23
  • Result declaration, 4th week of may
  • Counseling starts on,2nd week  of June
  • Last counseling,4th week of july

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:

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