PGIMER Entrance Exam
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, conducts this national-level PG entrance exam for medical graduates. The admissions to this premier institute take place twice a year for – January intake and July intake.
For January intake, the registrations begin in the fourth week of October. Similarly, for the July in-take, they start registrations in the third week of March.
The July session will have 295 seats whereas the January session has only 207, for the academic year 2020.
PGIMER Exam Overview
The below table offers highlights of the PGIMER exam. Read through the article for more information such as the eligibility, exam pattern, test centres, and the FAQs of the PGIMER exam.
|PGIMER Exam Conducting Body||PGIMER, Chandigarh|
|PGIMER Exam Frequency||Two times a year|
|PGIMER Exam Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|PGIMER Mode of Application Registration||Online only|
|The Medium of the PGIMER Exam Question Paper||English|
|PGIMER Exam Pattern||Multiple Choice Questions|
|PGIMER Exam Duration||180 minutes|
|Negative Marking System||No|
|Admissions given the PGIMER EXAM||MD & MS and Higher|
|Exam Centre||Only Chandigarh|
PGIMER Exam Eligibility
Before filling out the online application, you are advised to go through the eligibility criteria. The summary of the eligibility criteria for the PGIMER exam for MD/MS is given below:
- Shall have an MBBS degree from a recognized university/institute recognized by the Medical Council of India
- Shall complete their internship by December 31, 2020 (this criterion may change from a session to session)
- Shall have a registration with a State/Central Medical Registration Council
PGIMER Exam Registration & Events
Since the exam happens twice a year, there are two different time tables for the PGIMER exam registration and its events.
|Event Name||Feature||Date (tentative)|
|PGIMER Online Application Opening||Register on the official site with requisite details and documents||The last week of October|
||The second week of November|
|PGIMER Admit Card||Download from the official site from your account||The third week of November|
|PGIMER Exam Date||
||The last week of November|
|PGIMER Exam Results||Download the scorecard by logging in to your registered account||The first week of December|
|PGIMER First Round of Counselling||
||The third week of December|
PGIMER Exam Pattern
The PGIMER exam has Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and each question has five responses to choose from. Any two (or more) responses or one may be correct for a question. A candidate can choose two right responses.
|Exam Duration||180 minutes|
|Question Types||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with five responses|
PGIMER Exam FAQs
Here you can see some of the most commonly asked FAQs.
1. How many times can I appear for the PGIMER exam?
A: there is NO cap on the number of attempts. You can sit in for the exam as many times as you can.
2. What is the PGIMER exam fee?
A: Fee for the PGIMER exam changes from time to time and from category to category. Check it on the official site/notification.
3. Why are the test centres for the PGIMER 2021 exam increased?
A: Usually, there is only one test centre, Chandigarh. Because of the Covid crisis, the test centres have been increased to 41 across the country.
4. Is the PGIMER counselling offline?
A: No. At least not completely offline. You have to register online and once the seat allotment is done, you have to report at the college to confirm it.