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/October for January session and March/April 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. 1200/- + Transaction charges as applicable
For all other categoriesRs. 1500/- + Transaction charges as applicable
PwBD CandidatesExempted for payment of Application/ Examination Fee

MODE OF PAYMENT: Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking 

Possible dates:

Start of PGIMER MD/MS (Jan 2020) Online application26-10-2019
PGIMER MD/MS (Jan 2020) application form closes14-11-2019
Date of entrance examination for MD/MS courses (computer-based)30-11-2019
Expected date of declaration of result06-12-2019

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, coloured with light background) and save it in the JPEG format. The size of the image should not exceed 50 KB
  • 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 afterwards, the application will be rejected.
  • Candidate should not wear a cap, goggles, etc.

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
Center13 centres
Exam ModeComputer-based test
Exam LanguageEnglish
Exam Duration3 hours/180 minutes
Date of examination30-11-2019
Timing of examination10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
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
Academic Inquiry0172-2755562
Helpdesk number for Technical queries022-61306243

Syllabus and mark distribution:

Sl.NoSubjectsNo of question
1.Applied Anatomy06
2.Applied Biochemistry12
3.Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology10
4.Applied Physiology06
8.Forensic Medicine06
9.Social and Preventive Medicine07
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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4 Responses

  1. Dr. Nischitha .S says:

    Thank you for very good informatiin

  2. Rohit Kumar Madhesia says:

    Is there any grand test especially for pgi.

  3. Adarsh Dongare says:

    Thank you for information

  4. Nabanita says:

    Helpful complete information.

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