About PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has commenced the PGIMER application form 2020 on March 17. Aspirants fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill the application form of PGIMER till April 16, 2020. The application fee for unreserved candidates is Rs 1500, whereas, the reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs 1200. Authorities had earlier 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 295 seats to be filled in 20 specialties of Masters of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses. The exam will be held across 16 test cities. The admit card of PGIMER 2020 July session will be available for download for candidates who successfully register themselves.  

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 295 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 295 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

17 Mar, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

23 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

02 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

15 Jun, 2020

Counselling - Round one | Mode: Offline

15 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Round two | Mode: Offline

28 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Spot round | Mode: Offline

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

25 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

30 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application - Fee Payment | 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 has been released in the online mode on March 17. Candidates must submit the same within the stipulated time i.e. April 16, 2020. 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
General, OBC Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1500
SC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1200

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PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

Applied Anatomy

Applied Biochemistry

Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology

Applied Physiology




Forensic medicine

Social and preventive medicine

Internal Medicine





Obstetrics and gynecology


General surgery




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.

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
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Bihar Patna

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 on June 2. 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)
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?


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?


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?


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?


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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hello...i wanted to ask about eligibility criteria for PGIMER-MDS...... please let me know... thank you

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

For being eligible for PGIMER MDS, you should hold a valid BDS degree from a University/Institute recognised by the Dental Council of India. Now PGIMER MDS exam is held twice a year. Once in November and once in June and so it is important to have completed your 1 year rotational internship by the said period according to the session you are appearing for the exam.You should have a permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by the DCI.


Hello. i wanted to know what are the eligibility criteria for MDS exam?

Manisha Gupta Expert 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As per NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria, It is important for the applicants to pass BDS degree, which must be awarded by the university or institute in India under MDS course regulations issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A candidate should have a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.

Applicants should have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31.

Good Luck!


will the date of filling the application form for MD/MS course extend because of lockdown

Sanjeet Sachdeva Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Hey there!

Registration dates for filling the application form of PGIMER entrance exam are from 17th March 2020 to 16 the April 2020. And, exam will be conducted on 23rd May 2020. For more updates regarding the important dates of exam, stay tuned with the official website


Thank you.


i have completed my pg degree from delhi . can i apply ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

PGIMER Entrance id For candidates appearing for MD/MS entrance. The eligibility criteria of PGIMER 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  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.

You are eligible to appear for entrance if you fulfill the above criteria. For more information visit:


All the best.


size of the files needed for online application?

Pompi 17th Mar, 2020
Hello Shreya!
While uploading the documents for PGIMER, Chandigarh 2020, you need to follow the guidelines given below :-

Candidates will have to upload scanned copy
of: -
a) Recent passport size color photo (maximum of 50-200 KB Size in JPEG/JPG format)
b) Recent scanned signature (maximum of 50-200 KB Size in JPEG/JPG format)
c) Category/Caste certificate (OBC/SC/ST/PwBD)-maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format.
d) Date of birth proof document as per guidelines (Maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format).
e) Qualifying Degree certificate (maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format).

I'll suggest you to go once through its prospectus and 'Manual for online application' for the necessary details.

You might be aware that the portal for online application is open from today i.e. 17th March and the last date is 16th April, 2020.

For direct access to the online application portal, kindly visit the link : https://cdn.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/2650/64962/Index.html

Hope it helps you.

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