PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020
Radhika, 09 Oct 2019, #PGIMER Entrance Exam

PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has revealed the exam pattern of MD/MS entrance test with the information brochure on October 26, 2019. Through an official notification, the authority has announced the change the timings of PGIMER 2020. As per the notice, the exam will be conducted from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM which was earlier 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The said change has been brought due to administrative reasons. Candidates seeking admission in postgraduate medical courses must know the PGGIMER exam pattern before the exam so as to formulate a strategy to crack the exam. The entrance exam of PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in a computer-based mode for a duration of 180 minutes. Candidates will be required to attempt 250 multiple-choice questions based on the MBBS syllabus. Each question will have only one correct option. The exam pattern of PGIMER will reflect the type of questions, duration of exam, the medium of exam, syllabus, marking scheme and other such details.
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The exam regulatory body of PGIMER conducts the entrance exam biannually for January and July session for admission to 207 MD/MS seats offered in each session. Interested candidates can check more information on the PGIMER 2020 exam pattern in the article below.

PGIMER exam pattern 2020

Candidates can check the detailed structure of the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 in the table below.

PGIMER exam pattern



Exam date

November 30, 2019

Examination Mode

Computer-based mode (online)

Duration of Examination

3 hours (180 minutes)

Exam timings3:00 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.

Determination of Inter-se Merit

Candidate sare are given higher rank in the following manner;

Higher aggregate marks in MBBS

Older in age

PGIMER syllabus 2020

The exam conducting authority releases the syllabus of the PGIMER 2020 through the information bulletin. The approximate number of questions are from each subject in the PGIMER 2019 exam pattern is provided. Candidates can check the subject-wise distribution of questions in the table below.

Syllabus of PGIMER 2020


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









PGIMER exam pattern 2020- Marking scheme

A candidate must be completely familiar with the basic PGIMER 2020 exam pattern so as to comprehend the PGIMER 2020 marking scheme. The basic exam pattern of PGIMER 2019 is provided below.

  • A total of 250 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked with five alternative responses for each question in the question paper of PGIMER 2020. That amounts to a total of 1250 responses.

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

  • A candidate will be awarded marks for every correct answer and marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. No marks will be awarded for questions left unanswered as per the PGIMER exam pattern 2020.

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

The candidates who successfully submitted the application form have been issued the PGIMER 2020 admit card on November 25, 2019. The authority has released the mock test for the registered candidates on November 15, 2019. A link has been provided above for the same. In order to gain entry in the exam hall, the candidate must carry the admit card on the day of examination. Along with the admit card, the candidate will be required to mandatorily carry a valid photo ID proof. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 will disclose the address of examination centre, reporting time amongst other crucial information regarding the exam.

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when is the application process goin to start for july session of pgi mds entrance exam for the year 2020?

Saurabh 23rd Nov, 2019

PGIMER application form 2020 was available in online mode from October 26 to November 14, 2019. The competent authority has also introduced several changes for the upcoming entrance test of PGIMER. As per the new changes, timings of examination have been changed from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For the first time, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in the computer-based mode on November 30, 2019.

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Hi! They have given correction window for pgi exam. I have one doubt whether the documents have to be self attested?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


Check the guideline from the board for attesting part. but it is not needed as document verification will be done by the end. if any one has false document will be rejected then and there. still check it from the information broucher provided to you while filling the form.

Normally in any entrance they don't say to attest it. if any original document is not there then they are attested from the institution to prove that they are verified. Better to make it clear so check it.

Hope it helps!


pls kindly share the link of mock test available on pgi website thanks

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has started the facility of PGIMER 2020 mock test.

You can go through the link below to attempt the mock test-

Good Luck!


it is applicable for those who are recently passed there graduation and who having no experience????

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello, please mention your question properly because you have not mentioned about for which you want to apply.



what is time of exam on 30 january 2019of md/ms

Deblina Roy 14th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

I think your question is wrong. 2019 is over so what will you do with this details?

Thank you.

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