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PGIMER 2020: Admission, Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Books, Fees & More!!

PGIMER 2020 Application Form Notification has been released. It is conducted by Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh PGIMER Chandigarh will conduct the entrance exam for admission in various courses like MD/MS, DM/ MCh, Fellowships / PhD / M.Sc / M.Sc MLT. PGIMER 2020 is conducted twice in a year, i.e., in January and July session. It is a national level exam which is conducted for admission in MD/MS, MCh/DM and DM/M.Ch, Fellowships / PhD / M.Sc / M.Sc MLT

Candidates can apply for admission in these courses online at pgimer.edu.in. PGIMER is a University level exam conducted twice a year for select candidates for admission in those courses. Each course has its own set of admission criteria however, the qualifying entrance exam is the common criteria.

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PGIMER 2020 Entrance Exam

This article will help you to know about various parameters associated with PGIMER 2020 Exam like Application Process, Fees, How to Apply, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Participating Institutes and Exam Centres. Students want to apply for the entrance are hereby notified to check this complete article carefully.

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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
Language English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General)

Rs. 1500 for General/ OBC/OCI/NRI [Online]

Rs. 1200 for SC/ST category [Online]

Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating College 1
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats


Important Dates

Events Dates (Session Jan 2020) Dates (Session Jul 2020)
Online registration starts 26th October 2019 17th March 2020
Last date of registration 14th November 2019 6th May 2020
Last date to deposit the fee 14th November 2019 6th May 2020
Admit Card published 25th November 2019 to 30th November 2019 Last week of May 2020
MD/MS exam date 30th November 2019 14th June 2020 (Latest)
Result Published 9th December 2019 July 2020
1st Counselling 20th December 2019 Yet to be announced
2nd Counselling 10th January 2020 Yet to be announced
3rd Counselling 18th January 2020 Yet to be announced
Open Counselling 30th January 2020 Yet to be announced

Why Choose PGIMER?

Before we go in deep, let us have a look at some of the salient features of PGIMER which will give the answer to the question Why to choose PGIMER Entrance Exam.

  • PGIMER 2020 conducted by Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh. 
  • PGIMER 2020 is a University level exam which is conducted two times in a year.
  • After Clear PGIMER 2020, students will able to take admission in PG courses like MD, MS, etc in January and July session.

So, if you have already made your mind to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about PGIMER Admission Test 2020. Let us first have a brief look at the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh entrance exam 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Seekers are advised to read the full detail information on PGIMER 2020 Eligibility criteria to check whether they are eligible or Not. Once going through all the necessary requirements, a candidate can apply for the Entrance. The eligibility conditions of PGIMER 2020 is given below:


Admission Seekers should be a citizen of India NRI & OCI candidates can also apply.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam:  The Admission Seekers must have the MBBS or equivalent Degree For MD/MS courses, recognized by the Medical Council of India.

***For Complete Eligibility Criteria Click Here

Exam Pattern

PGIMER Admission 2020 Exam Pattern – The exam pattern specifies about various aspects of the entrance exam like marking scheme, type of questions, time duration, the total number of questions, subjects, sections, etc.

Questions will be as follows: –

  • Mode of the Examination: The PGIMER 2020 Exam will be conducted in online mode. The examination will be conducted in a computer-based.
  • Duration of the examination: The PGIMER 2020 entrance test will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • Number of questions: The exam will consist of a total of 250 questions from 20 different subjects
  • Type of questions: All questions will be multiple-choice questions with 5 options each. These questions can be both Single Best Answer type or Multiple Answer type. Hence a candidate can mark multiple responses for a question in PGIMER 2020.
  • Negative mark: There will be negative marking for the wrong answers.


PGIMER Entrance exam 2020 is an online objective (Computer-based) test. PGIMER 2020 Syllabus will be based on the MBBS Syllabus prescribed by the authority. Candidates can check various subjects from below. One Should read given blow syllabus details.

S.I No Subjects No. of Questions
1 Applied Anatomy 6
2 Applied Biochemistry 12
3 Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology 10
4 Applied Physiology 6
5 Pathology 15
6 Pharmacology 12
7 Microbiology 12
8 Forensic Medicine 6
9 Social and Preventive Medicine 7
10 Internal Medicine 36
11 Paediatrics 12
12 Dermatology 6
13 Psychiatry 6
14 Radiodiagnosis 6
15 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20
16 Radiotherapy 6
17 General Surgery 36
18 Otorhinolaryngology 10
19 Ophthalmology 10
20 Orthopaedics 10

Follow this link to Know Complete PGIMER Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

Admission Form

One should follow these simple steps to apply for the PGIMER 2020 Admission form.

  • One has to visit the official website of PGIMER 2020 (Click here).
  • Click on the apply online or register
  • Fill the personal details carefully.
  • After Filling the personal detail, one has to select the subject for which He/She is applying.
  • Upload the photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Save the Application form for future use.

Application Fees

Category-wise Application Fees for the PGIMER Application form 2020 is mentioned below-

Application Fees

Category of applicant MD/MS, House Job DM / M.Ch
General Rs 1500 Rs 1500
SC/ST Rs 1200 Rs 1500

Mode of Payment

  • Debit/Credit
  • Online Banking
  • Net Banking

Important Note:

  • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.
  • Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee and intimation charges.
  • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Admit Card

The admit card for the PGIMER 2020 July Session was delayed due to the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 and will soon be released on the official website.

The Admit Card or commonly known as Call Later can be download from the official website. The admit card is the mandatory document to carry during the Exam hall at the time of written examination. If a candidate fails to show His/Her PGIMER 2020 Admit Card at the time of the written exam, then he/she shall not be allowed to appear for the test. You can follow these steps to Download Admit card for PGIMER 2020 Entrance examination.


PGIMER Result will be declared in July 2020. The result will release online on the website. Students can check their results by entering their roll number and other required details are given below.

Admission Seekers need to follow the below given important Steps for PGIMER 2020 

  • Go to the official website of PGIMER
  • Click on “PGIMER Result” tab/link mentioned on the official website.
  • Enter any two details from – Roll number, date of birth and application number.
  • Click on Submit button.
  • View result and download PGIMER Scorecard.


After the declaration of the result, the counselling will be started through offline mode. The Counselling will commence forthwith. It will be conducted in three rounds. Aspirants have to go through Biometric fingerprint and image verification before appearing for the counselling. Aspirants have to produce their original documents at the time of the counselling process. Candidate’s documents will be verified during counselling. The seat will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of the merit list.

Nessecery Documents Required For Counselling

  • Printout of PGIMER Application Form 2020
  • PGIMER Admit Card 2020
  • 10th& 12thMark Sheets
  • 10th& 12thPassing Certificate
  • Original degrees of qualifying MBBS or provisional mark sheet
  • Age Proof Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Aadhar Card for selected category candidates
  • Internship certificate
  • Residence Certificate
  • Six Passport Size Photograph
  • ID proof with photograph (same as used during registration)

 Answer Key

After a few days of the exam, the student can check the PGIMER Answer key. It will conduct online mode, the official portal of authority candidate can check out answer key of PGIMER. This will show their performance and according to that candidates can prepare for further steps.

  There are given some major detail of PGIMER

  • The answer key will contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the PGIMER
  • PGIMER answer key will be published within a week after the examination.
  • Students can get the answer key via online mode through the website.
  • Through answer key, candidates can have an idea about their performance in the examination.

Contact Details

Address-PGIMER,Sector-12, Chandigarh  160 012, India
Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2747585,2747586,2755450
Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078
Email: pgimer-chd@nic.in

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