About PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has announced the exam dates of PGIMER 2020 for the July session and and also for January and July, 2021 sessions. According to the official notification released by PGIMER, Chandigarh the exam for the July session of PGIMER 2020 will be conducted on May 23, 2020. The exam dates for PGIMER 2021 January and July session are November 1, 2020 and May 23, 2020 respectively. Medical graduates are advised to mark these dates on their calendar and keep a track of the same. 

For the first time, PGIMER exam was held in computer based mode, in 2020, for admission to 207 seats to be filled in 20 specialties of Masters of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses. The exam will be held across 13 test cities. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 July session will be available for download for candidates who successfully register themselves. The application fee for unreserved candidates is Rs 1500, whereas, the reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs 1200.  

The process of admission is based on merit and according to the ranks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination. Candidates who will qualify the entrance test will be invited to participate in the offline counselling of PGIMER 2020. 

Admission to PGIMER is done through two sessions - January and July. A total of 207 seats will be filled across 20 departments in the disciplines of Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) through PGIMER 2020. As PGIMER is recognized as one of the distinguished medical institutions of India, the MD and MS programmes of PGIMER Chandigarh has a residency-cum-training programme which is covered in a span of three years.

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam
Short Exam Name PGIMER Entrance Exam
Conducting Body PGIMER Chandigarh
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 1
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats 207 Seats

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PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates

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PGIMER Entrance Exam (Session Jul 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

23 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

PGIMER Entrance Exam (Session Jan 2020)

Past Dates and Events

24 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 4 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

18 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 3 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

10 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 2 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

20 Dec, 2019

Counselling - Round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

09 Dec, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

30 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

25 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application - Fee Payment | Mode: Online

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

25 Oct, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

Candidates must check the PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria and ensure that they meet the required terms before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020 is listed below. 

  • Candidates are required to possess a degree in MBBS from an institution that is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates applying to PGIMER 2020 must possess a registration certificate issued by the State Medical Council (SMC) or Medical Registration Council. 
  • All aspirants must complete the rotatory internship of one year before the date assigned for each session by PGIMER 2020.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Aspirants seeking admission to PGIMER must fill in the PGIMER application form 2020 in order to be able to appear in the entrance examination. The PGIMER 2020 application form will be released in the online mode. Candidates must submit the same within the stipulated time. The steps to fill in the application form of PGIMER 2020 are mentioned below.

  • Candidates need to click on the 'Apply Now' button on the official website of PGIMER 2020 post which they will be required to enter all the details as asked and verify the details by clicking on the 'Continue' button. 
  • Candidates must ensure that all the details entered are correct and then click on the 'Submit' button. This signifies the end of the registration process after which a User ID and Password will be sent to candidates' registered email ID and mobile numbers.
  • It is mandatory to note down the User ID and Password as it will be required for future logins. Using these details candidates must log in to their application form of PGIMER 2020 and fill in the remaining details. 
  • Scanned images of photograph, signature, MBBS degree or provisional certificate, certificate showing internship completion and category certificate (if applicable) are to be uploaded in the next step. The images should be in the required format and size as specified.
  • After completing the process of filling in the PGIMER 2020 application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee. The fee for PGIMER application form 2020 can be paid either through SBI e-challan or through SBI i-collect (for candidates with SBI bank accounts).
  • The details of the fee payment have to be uploaded in the application form and then submitted online. Candidates must also take a print out copy of the submitted PGIMER 2020 application form as it will be required at the time of counselling.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1500
ST, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1200

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PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

Applied Anatomy

Applied Biochemistry

Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology

Applied Physiology

Pathology

Pharmacology

Microbiology

Forensic medicine

Social and preventive medicine

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Dermatology

Psychiatry

Radiodiagnosis

Obstetrics and gynecology

Radiotherapy

General surgery

Otorhinolaryngology

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics

The PGIMER 2020 exam pattern is provided below. Candidates appearing for the entrance examination can go through the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020. Through an official notification, the authority has announced that the exam timing for PGIMER 2020 will be held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

ParticularsDetails
Examination mediumEnglish
Exam timings 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mode of ExaminationComputer-based mode (Online)
Question TypeMultiple Choice/Single Best Response
Number of Questions250
Scheme of marksCorrect Answer: Positive Marks, Incorrect Answer: Negative marks, Unanswered Question: No marks

PGIMER, Chandigarh, will release the admit card of PGIMER 2020, in online mode. Candidates can download the same by entering the User/Login ID and Password created at the time of filling the application form. Candidates who fulfil the requisite eligibility criteria and fill the application form will be issued PGIMER 2020 admit card. The admit card of PGIMER includes the candidates' personal details, roll number, and details of the exam centre. Before downloading the admit card of PGIMER 2020, candidates must ensure that all details printed on it are correct. Eligible candidates must compulsorily carry the same to the examination hall along with a valid proof of identity.

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Punjab Jalandhar
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required at Exam

  • PGIMER 2020 admit card
  • A valid photo identity proof

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PGIMER 2020 result will be declared by PGIMER, Chandigarh, in online mode in the fourth week of May, 2020. PGIMER result includes the names of the qualifying candidates, category, percentile scores, overall rank and category rank. After the declaration of result, the authority will also release the merit list, mentioning the details of aspirants called for offline counselling. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying cut off will be included in the rank list.

The minimum qualifying percentile that candidates need to secure in order to be rendered as qualified in the entrance examination is the PGIMER cutoff 2020. PGIMER, Chandigarh sets the PGIMER 2020 cutoff category-wise. Candidates meeting the required cutoff of PGIMER 2020 according to their category will be included in the merit list of qualified candidates. The PGIMER cutoff 2020 for various categories can be checked below. 

CategoryCutoff (Percentile)
General55
SC/ST/OBC/OPH/Rural Areas50
Bhutanese Nationals45


Mode of Counselling: Offline

PGIMER 2020 counselling will be conducted in four rounds - first, second, third and fourth. Candidates included in the PGIMER merit list will be called for various rounds of PGIMER counselling 2020. The candidates will be called for the first round of PGIMER 2020 counselling according to their merit rank. The second and third round of counselling for PGIMER 2020 will be, however, open to all candidates securing the required minimum qualifying percentile. PGIMER 2020 counselling will be conducted in the offline mode. All the candidates will have to report to the designated venue in order to participate in the counselling of PGIMER 2020. The admission thorough counselling for PGIMER 2020 will be subject to the availability of seats and the candidates fulfilling the required terms of eligibility.

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Copy of PGIMER application form with a recent passport sized photograph
  • PGIMER 2020 admit card
  • A valid proof of identity (photo ID)
  • Class 10 certificate as proof of date of birth
  • Certificate of qualification Class 10 onwards
  • MBBS mark sheets and certificates
  • Registration certificate from MCI
  • Certificate showing completion of internship
  • Category certificate (SC/ST/PwD), as applicable
  • Aadhar card (for selected candidates)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Am I eligible to apply for PGIMER 2020 July session if I miss the January session?

Answer:

Yes, any candidate who fulfills the eligibility conditions and whose applications will be accepted by the authority can appear for PGIMER exam.

Question: Who can appear for PGIMER counselling 2020?

Answer:

Only aspirants who have qualified the entrance exam by securing minimum cutoff percentile can appear for PGIMER counselling.

Question: I missed the first round of PGIMER seat allotment process, can I appear for second round?

Answer:

Yes, candidates who missed the counselling of PGIMER 2020 first round, can appear for the seat allotment round two.

Question: How will get the admission in PGIMER 2020 during counselling?

Answer:

During the offline counselling process, candidates will be called as per their ranks in PGIMER 2020. They will also be asked to provide their preferences of courses in which they wish to get admissions. Based on these preferences, PGIEMR rank, seats availability, reservation criteria and other factors, the admission to PGIMER will be granted.

Questions related to PGIMER Entrance Exam

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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 -
https://www.google.com/amp/s/medicine.careers360.com/articles/pgimer/amp
Hope this helps.
Good luck!
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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:

https://medicine.careers360.com/exams/pgimer-entrance-exam

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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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when will be the second entrance exam

NAVNEET PANDEY 12th Jan, 2020

Hello Mandeep

The second exam for PGIMER will be in 4th week of November 2020, the registration will start from 4th week of October 2020.

Result will be announced in December.

These dates may vary, so you need to wait till may-june for the official declaration of exam and registration dates.

I hope it helps.


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can bds student can also give pgimer ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 4th Jan, 2020

HI,

no, bds students are not eligible for pgimer exam,

the eligibility criteria is Candidates are required to have a degree in MBBS from an regonized institution which is affiliated by the Medical Council of India (MCI). also candidate need to have a registration certificate by smc and must complete the 1 year internship before the date assigned by pgimer.


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