PGI Chandigarh exam pattern 2020

  • Admission to various postgraduate courses conducted at the PGI is made twice a year. The sessions commence from the first of January and first of July each year.
  • The admission to the above courses of the PGI is made on merit on all India basis, by holding an entrance examination by the PGI, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English newspapers Employment News of India in the month of September for January session and March for July session.

General Admission Requirements

Before filling the application form, candidates should check the eligibility criteria:

  • Must have passed MBBS from a University/ Institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) 
  • INTERNSHIP: Must have either completed or due to complete, one-year rotatory internship training on or before 31st December for January session and 30th June for July session(as per Annexure-I)
  • Must be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

Registration Fee:

All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through the online payment gateway available at MD/MS application portal

CategoryAmount (INR)
SC/ST candidatesRs. 800/-
For all other categoriesRs. 1000/-
PwBD CandidatesExempted for payment of Application/ Examination Fee

Possible dates:

Start of PGIMER MD/MS (Jan 2020) Online applicationThe first week of October    (last year 06-10-2018)
PGIMER MD/MS (Jan 2020) application form closesThe first week of November  (last year 06-11-2018)
Admit card (online download only)Midweek of November           (last year 15-11-2018)
Date of entrance examination for MD/MS coursesLast week of November         (last year 25-11-2018)

Important Instruction:

  • The candidate should fill his/her online application form available on the PGI website i.e.
  • Applicant should fill all the fields/columns of the form. No fields/columns should be left blank
  • The candidate should ensure to take a printout of application form after completing all details
  • The candidates who qualify the written test are required to submit the print out of online application form, a photograph and copies of certificates duly attested in support of educational qualification(s), experience, age/date of birth certificate, caste certificate, Fresh OBC certificate, a NOC from the present employer, if employed at the time of counselling. Candidates should sign all the documents forming an enclosure to the application, and also put the date.
  • No request for a change of category applied for shall be entertained after the submission of the application to the Institute
  • Roll Numbers/Admit Cards/Hall ticket for appearing in the entrance examination will be available for download to eligible candidates

Instructions for Photographs:

  • Please scan your Photograph (clear passport size colored with light background) and save it in the JPEG format. The size of the image should not exceed 50 kb
  • Photograph MUST be snapped on or after 01st October 2019.
  • The photograph must be taken with the name of the candidate (as in application), and date of taking photograph, The photograph must be snapped with a placard indicating the name of candidate and date of taking photographs, In case name and date are written on the photograph afterward, the application will be rejected.
  • Candidate should not wear a cap, goggles, etc. Spectacles are allowed.

PGI Exam Overview:

Before getting ourselves ahead on PGI exam pattern 2020, let us have a look at the overview of the exam from the table below.

Conducting BodyPGIMER
Official Website
Exam LevelNational Level
CenterOnly in Chandigarh 
Exam ModeOMR sheet marking
Exam LanguageEnglish
Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Questions250
Type of QuestionsMCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Correct responsessingle/multiple 
Negative marksYes( incorrect responses marked)

Important contact details:

Fax0172-2744401, 2744376
Postal addressRegistrar PGIMER, Sector-12 Chandigarh – 160012
FOR MDMS ENQUIRY0172-2755562

Syllabus and mark distribution:

Sl.NoSubjectsNo of question
1.Applied Anatomy6
2.Applied Biochemistry12
3.Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology10
4.Applied Physiology6
8.Forensic Medicine6
9.Social and Preventive Medicine7
10.Internal Medicine36
16.Obstetrics and Gynaecology20
17.General Surgery36
19.Ophthalmology 10

Minimum Cut-off 

Open (General) & Sponsored/ Deputed55th percentile
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals50th percentile
Bhutanese Nationals45th percentile

Candidates from reserved categories are also eligible to compete for general category seats (open category). Thus, in addition to category wise list; a combined General Category merit list of all the candidates will also be prepared.

Marrow wishes all the aspirants good luck for the preparations and exams

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