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PGIMER Exam Pattern 2020: Marks, Questions, Time & More!!

Attention Aspirants, the PGIMER Authority will conduct written test for the next round of admission in its affiliated Colleges spread all across the country. Throughout the article, we will discuss the PGIMER Exam Pattern. Get updated information on Exam Pattern of PGIMER 2020 with its associated details.

Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information related to the very prestigious examination. One needs to know the Exam Pattern for PGIMER 2020 to get selected easily.

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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

 Basic Guidelines

Date of PGIMER 2020 Exam 30th November 2019
 The language of Paper English
Mode of Examination Online, Computer-Based exam
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of Examination
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Single/Multiple Correct Response (For every question, there can be one or more correct responses from given alternatives)
Number of Questions 250  (With five alternative responses and single/multiple correction options)
Negative Marking Yes (Incorrect responses will incur negative marking)
Marking Scheme

[a/x – b/y] *100 

Where ‘a’ is the no. of correct responses marked by the student and ‘b’ is the no. incorrect responses marked by the student.

And ‘x’ is the total no. of correct responses and ‘y’ is the total no. of incorrect responses. 

Syllabus PGIMER 2020 will be a theory exam and its syllabus will include subjects studied during MBBS, i.e. Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical.
Method of making the merit list Percentage scores will be converted into percentile scores to determine the rank of a candidate
Method of Resolving Ties (in case of equal percentile scores) Priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Higher aggregate marks in MBBS.
  2. Seniority (by age).

Exam Pattern

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

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

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