PGIMER 2020: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus


PGIMER 2020 Application Form will be started on 26 October 2019. It is Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Therefore, in order to get admission into PGIMER, one has to qualify the examination which is conducted by PGIMER itself as PGIMER 2020, two times annually in the months of January and July. The institution is basically for the candidates wishing for Post-graduation in courses such as MD, MS, etc. Admissions, however for the same college would be based on the marks scored by the candidate or the cut-off list. For those who gave January attempt can check their results, marks, counselling, cut-off and answer key below in this article.

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PGIMER 2020 Exam Dates


The PGIMER 2020 Exam dates for January session various events are available below:

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For MD/MS Courses
Events Dates
Online application form available 26 October 2019
Application submission last date 1st week of November 2019
Last date of fee payment 1st week of November 2019
Admit Card download 4th week of November 2019
Exam date 24 November 2019
Announcement of Result 25 November 2019
1st counselling date 16 December 2019
2nd counselling 10 January 2020
3rd counselling 18 January 2020
4th counselling 24 January 2020

For DM/MCH and DM Hospital Administration

Events Dates
Application Form available 2nd week of October 2019
Submission of application last date 2nd week of November 2019
Last date for fee payment 2nd week of November 2019
Last date of fee payment through E-Challan 3rd week of November 2019
Exam date 15 December 2019
Result 16 December 2019
Clinic/ practical exam 17 December 2019
Counselling begins 18 December 2019

PGIMER 2020 Application Form

The steps to fill the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is given here.

  • Candidates can get access to the PGIMER 2020 application form through online mode through the same website.
  • Starting date to fill the application form for MD/MS field is 26 October 2019.
  • Essentials such as Name of the candidate, date of birth, parents name, uploading of essential documents, photographs, sign, etc. in the application form needs to be properly filled.
  • Then, application no. and password of the filled application form by the candidate is processed which needs to be properly preserved for the further exam process.
  • The application fee for submission of the form can be done online or through SBI Challan.
  • Fees for the same is Rs.1000/- for General Candidates and Rs.800/- for SC/ST Candidates(Reserved Categories).

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are willing to get admissions into PGIMER, Chandigarh, need qualify the eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020. Given below are the points:

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  • Candidate applying shall have passed MBBS or equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Candidates should complete one-year rotatory internship training on or before 31 December 2019.
  • Candidates should register themselves with the Central /State Medical Registration Council.

PGIMER 2020 Admit Card

    • Applicants can get their PGIMER 2020 hall ticket/Admit Card in the Fourth week of November 2019.
    • Candidates can use their application number or Date of Birth to get the Admit card. It is available only through online mode. No other mode can be used to get the admit card.
    • Candidates when appearing for the exam are required to get their own Admit card, without which the candidate shall be disqualified to give an attempt of the exam.
    • Candidates are seriously advised to preserve their Admit cards until the counselling.

PGIMER 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Offline
Time of Examination 180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of Questions Asked 200
Type of Questions Asked MCQs (Multiple choice questions)

Note: There shall be negative marking for each wrong attempt at the question by a candidate.

PGIMER 2020 Result

The result for the January session will be announced by the university through online mode. Applicants are able to view their results on 25 November 2019 and on 16 December 2019 for DM/MCH/MD Hospital Administration.

PGIMER 2020 result will be checked by the applicants through fill their roll no. & D.O.B.

The University will also release rank wise & a category wise list of selected applicants for counselling.

The overall merit list will be made on the basis of percentile scores obtained by the applicants in the theory exam.

Categories Percentile
Open (General) and Sponsored or Deputed 55
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals 50
Bhutanese Nationals 45

PGIMER EXAM 2020 Counselling

PGIMER 2020 counselling for January Attempt will be held after the declaration of result. Candidates who would clear the prestigious entrance exam shall be called for the counselling round, prior to which shall get the call letters with dates time and venue of PGIMER Counselling. Candidates must attend the counselling in order to get admission into the particular institution. The seats will be allotted on the basis of rank obtained in the PGIMER 2020 result. However, when the candidate’s marks, it would match with the official cut-off released by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Institute, should make themselves ready for counselling with all the documents handy and the verification for the same would be done by the authorities. However, after the counselling one has to pay Rs.2485/- on spot as the instalment fee.

The following are the various important documents required at the time of counselling:

  • Character Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Rural certificate if available
  • 10th class certificate
  • Internship Certificate.
  • Certificate for MBBS Degree
  • Passport size photos

Preparation Tips

  • Applicants should solve the last 5 to 10 years question papers of the PGIMER exam.
  • Keep practising important topics & tough concepts/facts with your teachers and seniors.
  • Applicants also solve sample papers to score well in the exams.
  • For studies, given your 6 to 8 hrs. each day in every subject and section.

PGIMER 2020 Highlights

Examination Name: Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Exam
Abbreviation of Examination: PGIMER
Mode of Examination: Offline
Conducting Body: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,


Type of Examination: Post-graduate.
Programmes offered when Qualified: MS, MD.

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