PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh will reveal the exam pattern of MD/MS entrance test with the information brochure in the third week of October 2019. 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 pen and paper-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.
The exam regulatory body of PGIMER conducts the entrance exam biannually for January and July session for admission to 223 MD/MS seats offered in each session. Interested candidates can check more information on the PGIMER 2020 exam pattern in the article below.
Candidates can check the detailed structure of the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020 in the table below.
PGIMER exam pattern
November 24, 2019
Pen and Paper Based (Offline)
Duration of Examination
3 hours (180 minutes)
Medium of Examination
250 (Each question with five alternative responses)
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 2019 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
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
Immunogenetics and molecular biology
Social and Preventive medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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)
The candidates who will successfully submit the application form will be issued the PGIMER 2020 admit card tentatively, on November 17, 2019. 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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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 http://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/home.jsp
Hello dear student,
As you asked for the dates of PGI Chandigarh exam important dates of the exam for January sessions are
The online application date release was in the third week of October 2019, the last date to fill online application is 2nd November 2019, the last date of fee submission is November 2nd 2019, date of the release of admit card of the exam is November 17 2019, the date of examination is November 24 2019, I hope the above mentioned information is helpful to you while the dates are tentative and can be changed.
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