PGIMER 2020: Jan. Session Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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PGIMER B.Sc. Nursing 2019PGIMER 2020 Jan. Session Application Form will be released soon. The Application Form for PGIMER 2020 will be released online at the website of the Institute. The PGIMER is short for the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, which is responsible for conducting the entrance exam.

The aspirants get through this entrance test for various studies and medical courses. This is a national level entrance test conducted twice every year to provide admission in various PG courses. The entrance exam is held in January and July to offer admission in MD/MS and DM/ MCH and DM Hospital Administrative courses.

Completing the registration requires filling of the form, uploading of login credentials, payment of the fee, etc. Henceforth, the aspirants will need to fill-up the form before the end of application dates.

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PGIMER Highlights

Full-FormPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedMedical
Conducting BodyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline (PPT)
Exam Date24th November (MD/MS) 15th December 2019 (DM/M.CH & DM)
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official website
Help Desk 
+91-172-2755252, +91-172-2755858

PGIMER 2020 Important Dates 

The PGIMER Exam Dates 2020 for January session check below:

EventDates (Announced)
MD & MS CourseDM & M.Ch or MHA Course
Publication of Official notificationSeptember 2019September 2019
Starting dates for applicationOctober 2019October 2019
Deadline to apply & submit feesNovember 2019November 2019
Admit CardNovember 2019November 2019
Exam date24th November 201915th December 2019
Announcement of Result25th November 201916th December 2019
1st counseling date16th December 201918th December 2019
2nd counseling10th January 2020December 2019
3rd counseling18th January 2020
4th counseling24th January 2020

PGIMER 2020 Application Form

The Application Form will be released online for those aspirants opting for medical courses MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, and MHA. Hence, the aspirants need to choose the courses during registration. The concerned officials will generate the form.

  • PGIMER Registration 2020 (January Session) will be started from the 1st week of October 2020 (MD/MS) & 2nd week of October 2019 (DM/M.Ch/MHA).
  • Forgetting the Application Form, they should visit the website and access the link on the homepage.
  • Enter all basic application details- personal and academic details, for instance. After filling in all the information in an articulate manner, they must attach the scanned image of passport size photo, signature, and thumb impression in a specific manner.
  • Proceeding further, pay the application fee given as follows-
  • Applicants who want to pursue MD, MS and MHA programs, will require depositing Rs.800 applicable for SC/ST and the general categories will be paying Rs.1000
  • The PWD aspirants will not require paying the fee when applying for MD and MS.
  • For DM and M.Ch courses, the application fee is Rs.1000
  • With the purpose of acquiring the eligibility, aspirants need to reach the factors-
  • Aspirants should possess MBBS certificates accredited by MCI.
  • The aspirants must bear a one-year rotatory internship certificate.
  • Aspirants were bearing registration certificates of the state or national level medical council.

Payment of Fee

  • Aspirants need to log in and submit the payment details.
  • The fee submitted by i-collect service, the INB reference no is specified.
  • The application fee is not withdrawn.
  • The fee payment can be made in offline mode (Challan).

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through offline mode via E-Challan. Also, the application fee can be paid through Challan at any branch of SBI Bank with the name of – Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Examination). Candidates can check the fee details from the below-given section for various categories:

Category Application Fee
SC/STRs. 800/-

The Challan form will be required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Examination).

Documents to be uploadedSpecifications
PhotographJPG/JPEG 15 kb to 50kb
SignatureJPG/JPEG5 kb to 20 kb
Internship certificateJPG/JPEG/PDF50kb to 300 kb
Category certificateJPG/JPEG/PDF50kb to 300 kb

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before filling the Application Form, candidates should check the eligibility criteria:

For DM and M.Ch Courses

Aspirants must possess MD and MD qualifying certificates accepted by MCI.

  • Aspirants must attain a registration certificate of the state or national level medical council.

Age Criteria

Sr. No.Categories of the candidate’sAge Limit
1General35 years
2Other Backward Class38 years
3Scheduled Castes & Tribes, Ex-Servicemen40 years
4Sponsored candidatesNo age limit

For MD and MS Course 

The exam will be conducted in the offline medium.

  • There will be a total of 250 questions in the exam.
  • The exam will consist of objective questions.
  • The exam will last for 180 minutes.

There is no specification of negative marking by the officials.

For DM and M.Ch Courses

  • The exam will be conducted in an offline medium.
  • The question paper will consist of two parts.
  • In the exam, there will be objective questions.
  • The duration of the exam will be 90 minutes.
  • In the first section, one mark will be given for the right answer.

The negative marking will be exercised in the second section.

PGIMER 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern details for both the courses are given below:

For MD/MS Courses

Exam mode: the exam will be organized in offline mode.
Some questions: in the theoretical exam, a total of 250 questions will be formulated.
Type of questions: the questioned document will be multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
Duration of the exam: the exam will last three hours.
Correct answers: for each question, one or more of the five options will be correct.
Negative mark: There will be a negative mark for the wrong answers.
Themes Number of questions

Check the distribution of a number of questions for various subjects:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
Applied Biochemistry12
Applied Anatomy6
Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology10
Applied Physiology6
Social and Preventive Medicine7
Forensic Medicine6
Internal Medicine36
General Surgery36
Obstetrics and Gynaecology20

For DM/M.Ch Courses: 

Exam mode: The exam will take place in offline mode.
Parties: The theory test will consist of a two-part paper (Part 1: General and Part 2: Specialty), each with 40 points.
Type of questions: During the exam, multiple-choice questions will be asked.
Duration: The exam will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Answers: In Part 1, each question has four options, and only one most appropriate answer will be correct. In Part 2, each question has five options, and one or more correct answers will be correct.
Scoring System: In Part 1, a score will be given for the correct answer.
Negative marking: There will be no negative marking in part 1.

PGIMER 2020 Syllabus

PGIMER 2020 Syllabus will be based on the MBBS Syllabus prescribed by the authority. Candidates can check various subjects from below:

For MD/MS Courses:

This examination will include topics from the issues, i.e., Pharmacology, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynecologist, Applied anatomy, Applied Biochemistry, Pathology, Internal medicine, Radiotherapy, Social and Preventive medicine, forensic medicine, general surgery, physiology, etc.

PGIMER Preparation Tips

  • Applicants must solve the last 5 to 10 years of the PGIMER exam questions with an adequate explanation.
  • Focus on important concepts and try to review them regularly.
  • Continue to discuss important issues and difficult concepts/facts with your teachers and elders.
  • For studies, you are considering your 6 to 8 hours per day in each subject and section.
  • Candidates also solve work examples to get good grades on the exam.
  • Keep your health too. Avoid junk food and other things to stay fit and healthy.

PGIMER 2020 Admit Card 

The Admit Card will be generated at the official site online. Candidates will get their admit card in the 2nd  week of November 2020 (MD/MS) & the first week of December 2020 (DM/M.Ch/MHA). The aspirants are suggested to get the admit card or hall ticket of PGIMER 2020 visiting the website.

  • To access the Admit Card, you need to be ready with registration no and password and download it the moment there is a notification on the page.
  • In the absence of hall tickets, the officials don’t allow the students to give the exam.
  • They must attend the exam with the careful use of details printed on the admit card.
  • It must have the signature of the examiner along with one passport size photo on it.

PGIMER 2020 Cut Off

Candidates need to qualify PGIMER 2020 Cut Off marks to take admission in various courses. Cut off will be published online by the examination conducting authority. Candidates have to score the following cut off marks for MD and MS courses:

CategoriesCut off Marks
General and Sponsored/Deputed55
OBC, ST/SC, Foreign National50
Bhutanese National45

PGIMER 2020 Result

The Result will be published through an online way for all appeared candidates on the site. The Result contains the marks, ranks, and various other details on it, which appears on the scorecard after downloading it. It would be mandatory to carry a scorecard while counseling.

  • They will need the admit card no to download it from the link.
  • The merit list will also appear on the website for those who have participated in the exam.

Percentile scores various categories for MD/MS courses are given here:

Open (General) and Sponsored/Deputed55
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals50
Bhutanese Nationals45

PGIMER 2020 Counselling

The PGIMER 2020 Counselling will occur for those willing to take up various medical programs. Counseling will only take place for selected students. Those with a higher rank will be capable of attending the counseling.

  • They have first to follow the registration for counseling and pay the fee.
  • Ensure to attend the choice filling and locking wherein you have the options in courses. After the selection of desired classes, they will be secured and fixed, and you will no longer have the authority to make changes in the given choices.
  • The seat distribution will not happen without verifying the documents. They are required to be available at the counseling venue with all necessary certificates and documents.
  • After that, seats are provided to the aspirants by the availability of seats, choices preferred merit in the entrance exam.

PGIMER Admission 2020

After the announcement of the results, candidates must wait for notification of notice. It will be published in the 1st week of December. The advice will be done by the university in offline mode. It will take place in four rounds.

Candidates will appear in the first round of counseling in the third week of December 2020. It will take place on the campus of the university. Applicants must pay admission fees at the time of CASH advice. The admission fee will be Rs. 2485

The distribution of places between the different disciplines in the MD / MS courses will be based on a personal follow-up based strictly on merit. If the candidates do not obtain the subject of their election during the consultation of the first round, they will attend the second/ third/fourth cycle of the council.

Documents required at the time of consultation:

  • Class pass certificate 10
  • Brand sheet MBBS
  • MBBS Certificate of Practice
  • Category certificate
  • MCI registration certificate
  • Print a copy of the completed Application Form (paste the previous photo).
  • Identity test photo
  • Photography
  • Certificate of experience (if applicable)
  • Age certificate/date of birth
  • Fresh OBC certificate

If you have any other queries regarding PGIMER 2020, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

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  1. rajeeb says:

    what is the age limit for DM level for foreign candidates. How to apply .number of seats in DM for foreign candidates.Please inform. thank you

  2. N Ravi Sekhar says:

    Is there negative marking in PGIMER. What is scoring pattern. Please let me know.

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