PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 - 3:21 p.m. IST by Sonia Vats
#PGIMER Entrance Exam

PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020 - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER) will reveal PGIMER 2020 exam pattern July session of MD/MS entrance test with the information brochure. Through an official notification, the authorities have announced the exam dates for the PGIMER exam July, which is scheduled to be conducted on May 23, 2020. Aspirants who wish to qualify the postgraduate medical courses need to know the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 thoroughly to be able to crack the exam using the right strategy. As per the PGIMER paper pattern, the exam will be held in a computer-based mode for a duration of 180 minutes in which aspirants need to attempt 250 multiple-choice questions based on the MBBS syllabus. The exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 will reflect the type of questions, duration of exam, the medium of exam, syllabus, marking scheme and other such details.

LATEST: PGIMER 2020 July session exam dates announced; check exam pattern here

PGIMER Chandigarh exam pattern 2020

Aspirants can check the detailed structure of the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 that is mentioned below in the table.

PGIMER exam pattern - July session



Exam date

May 23, 2020 - Announced

Examination Mode

Computer-based mode (online)

Duration of Examination

3 hours (180 minutes)

Exam timings

3:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Medium of Examination


Total Questions

250 (Each question with five alternative responses)

Question Type

Multiple Choice, Single/Multiple correct options

Scheme of Marking

Positive marking for every correct answer

Negative marking for every incorrect answer

No marks for unanswered questions

PGIMER 2020 syllabus

Based on the MBBS syllabus (Preclinical, Para-clinical and Clinical Subjects)

Preparation of Merit List

Rank of a candidate determined by the conversion of percentage scores into percentile scores.

PGIMER Syllabus 2020

The syllabus for PGIMER 2020 releases through an information bulletin by the exam conducting authority. The approximate number of questions subject-wise is mentioned below in the table. Aspirants are advised to check the table for better knowledge and understanding of which subject carries the maximum marks weight-age and which carries the minimum. However, as every mark is important, candidates are advised not to consider any subject least significant.

PGIMER Syllabus


No. of questions

Applied Anatomy


Applied Biochemistry


Immunogenetics and molecular biology


Applied Physiology








Forensic Medicine


Social and Preventive medicine


Internal Medicine










Obstetrics and Gynaecology




General Surgery








Reason assertive questions




Marking scheme of PGIMER exam pattern 2020

It is extremely important for aspirants to be completely aware of the basic exam pattern of PGIMER 2020, so as to understand the PGIMER 2020 marking scheme. Candidates can read the points mentioned in the table below to get an idea about the basic exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 July session.

  • As a total number of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in the PGIMER exam is 250 with five alternative responses for each question, that amounts to a total of 1250 responses.

  • For each question, at least one correct response will be there and may or may not have more than one correct response.

  • An aspirant will be awarded marks for every correct answer and negative marking will be done for every incorrect answer. It is to be noted that no marks will be given for deducted for questions left unanswered.

The percentage score of a candidate as per the PGIMER 2020 exam pattern will be determined using the following formula:

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


x: correct answers marked

y: Incorrect answers marked

a: Correct answer (out of 1250 options)

b: Incorrect answer (out of 1250 options)

PGIMER Admit Card 2020

Candidates who will successfully submit the PGIMER application form 2020 will be issued PGIMER 2020 admit card. Before the release of the admit card, the authority will release the mock test for all the registered candidates. Candidates must carry the admit card on the day of examination in order to enter the examination hall. Along with the admit card, the candidate will be required to mandatorily carry a valid photo ID proof. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 discloses the address of examination center, reporting time amongst other crucial information regarding the exam.

PGIMER Result 2020

PGIMER 2020 exam result will be declared tentatively on May 28, 2020. The result for PGIMER 2020 will be announced in the form of a scorecard that can be checked using the login ID, password and captcha code. Based on the scores of PGIMER 2020, the authority will also release PGIMER merit list 2020 with the name of the candidates who are eligible to appear for the counselling process. PGIMER 2020 result for MD/MS courses will mention the names of candidates, roll number, total percentile & marks obtained, subject-wise scores, All India Rank (AIR) and other counselling details. Candidates who will secure the minimum required percentile as declared by the exam conducting authority will be considered to have cleared the entrance examination.

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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:


How many of them gives PGI exam..??

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

PGIMER is a national level entrance exam. PGIMER exam is managed by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Every year almost 8000 candidates appear for the entrance examination for admission to MD/MS courses. Seats are available in almost 20 distinct departments such as anaesthesia, dermatology, ENT, forensic medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry, radio diagnosis, radiotherapy, transfusion medicine, general surgery etc.

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