PGIMER Exam Pattern 2018

PGIMER Exam PatternPGIMER Exam Pattern 2018: PGIMER, Chandigarh has announced the exam pattern of PGIMER 2018 MD/MS entrance examination. PGIMER, Chandigarh is the exam conducting body of PGIMER 2018. PGIMER entrance exam is conducted twice every year for postgraduate aspirants desirous to get admission in one of the 20 MD/MS courses in PGIMER. PGIMER entrance exam is an offline, pen and paper-based, theory examination and it will be held on November 26, 2017 for January session admissions. Candidates who wish to appear for PGIMER MD/MS entrance exam must thoroughly go through PGIMER 2018 exam pattern. Studying the exam pattern of PGIMER 2018 will help candidates in proper planning of their ongoing preparations. PGIMER exam pattern 2018 pertains to the structure of question paper, type and duration of exam, PGIMER exam syllabus, marking scheme of PGIMER 2018, etc. Candidates can check in this article complete details about PGIMER 2018 exam pattern such as mode of exam, duration of exam, marking scheme, syllabus, etc.

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PGIMER Exam Pattern 2018 (January Session)

Date of PGIMER 2018 Exam

November 26, 2017

Language of Paper


Mode of Examination

Offline, Pen and Paper Based exam

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of Examination

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Single/Multiple Correct Response (For every question, there can be one or more correct responses from given alternatives)

Number of Questions

250  (With five alternative responses for each question)

Negative Marking

Yes (Incorrect responses will incur negative marking)

Marking Scheme

  • Marks will be given for every Correct answer

  • Marks will be deducted for every Incorrect answer

  • No marks will be deducted for Unanswered questions


PGIMER 2018 will be a theory exam and its syllabus will include subjects studied during MBBS, i.e. Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical.

Method of making merit list

Percentage scores will be converted into percentile scores to determine rank of a candidate

Method of Resolving Ties (in case of equal percentile scores)

Priority will be given in following order:

  1. Higher aggregate marks in MBBS. 

  2. Seniority (by age).

PGIMER 2018 Exam Pattern: Syllabus


PGIMER, Chandigarh, the exam conducting body of PGIMER 2018, has given an approximate number of questions which will be asked from different subjects. Candidates can check below the subject-wise distribution of questions for PGIMER 2018 exam. This subject-wise distribution of questions is an intricate part of the exam pattern of PGIMER 2018 and will highly help candidates in building a strong foundation for preparation.


PGIMER 2018- Subject-wise distribution of questions




PGIMER Exam Pattern 2018: Marking Scheme


In order to understand marking scheme of PGIMER 2018, candidates must first clear themselves about basic PGIMER 2018 exam pattern. Let’s understand the basics of exam pattern of PGIMER 2018:

  • PGIMER 2018 will consist of 250 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with five alternatives each. Therefore, PGIMER 2018 exam will have 1250 response options in total.

  • There will be single/multiple correct responses for each question, in such a way that every question will have at least one correct answer and it may or may not have more than one correct answer.

  • Candidates will get positive marking for every response they mark correctly and will get negative marking for every incorrect answer. There will not be any negative marking for unanswered question.

As per PGIMER exam pattern 2018, the percentage score of a candidate will be determined by using following formula:


Percentage Score of a candidate= [x/a–y/b]*100


x= correct answers marked by the candidate

y= incorrect answers marked by the candidate

a= correct options in total (out of 1250 response options)

b= incorrect options in total (out of 1250 response options)


Let’s take an example to better understand markings scheme of PGIMER 2018 exam pattern.


Let’s say PGIMER entrance question paper has been made in such a way that out of 1250 response options, 700 are correct responses and remaining 550 are incorrect. Now, if a candidate marks 600 answers correctly and 200 incorrectly, his/her percentage score will be-


Using above given formula,

Percentage Score of this candidate= [(600/700)-(200/550)]*100 = 49.35%

Kindly note that the figure given above are hypothetical in nature and do not imply real scores of any candidate. 

These percentage scores will be converted to percentile scores to prepare the final merit list and cutoff score. Candidates can check detailed information on PGIMER cutoff 2018 from PGIMER 2018 webpage link given above.


PGIMER, Chandigarh will declare the result of PGIMER 2018 within 24 hours of examination. The result will be released in the form of a merit list and candidates attaining minimum percentile scores and high rank in the merit list will be called for MD/MS counselling sessions.



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