PGIMER - Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2015 - Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research Entrance Exam acronym as PGIMER Entrance Exam is conducted by the premier institute situated in Chandigarh, for admission to its Post Doctoral and Post Graduate courses. There are separate entrance examinations for the post doctoral (D.M. / M.Ch.) and post graduate (M.D. /M.S.- PGI Chandigarh MD/MS Entrance Exam) courses.


PGIMER Entrance Exam Eligibility 


Educational Qualification for Masters Degree:

  1. M.B.B.S. passed or its equivalent qualification from a University/ Institute recognized by Medical Council of India with not more than one attempt made during MBBS course. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Tribes with up to two attempts during MBBS career will be eligible.

  2. Must have either completed or due to complete one year internship (rotatory house man ship) training by 30th June/31st December for July and January session respectively.

  3. Must be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

For all DM courses except for DM (Clinical Pharmacology) Course

  1. MD degree in Medicine or Paediatrics or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Medical Council of India, except as otherwise indicated.

  2. Must be registered with the Central/ State Medical Registration Council.

For DM (Clinical Pharmacology) Course

  1. M.D. degree in Pharmacology or its equivalent qualification in any clinical subject recognized by the Medical Council of India.

For M.Ch. Courses

  1. MS degree in General Surgery or its equivalent qualification recognized by Medical Council of India.

For M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) Course

  1. MS degree in General Surgery / M.S. (ENT) / M.S. (Ortho.) or its equivalent qualification recognized by Medical Council of India.

  2. Must be registered with the Central / State Medical/Registration Council.


Age limit as on Ist July / Ist January for session starting from July and January session respectively.

  1. For Open Category: 35 Years

  2. For SC/ST, Ex-Serviceman and Commission Officer Including ECO, SSCO who have rendered or released on Satisfactory assignment (please attach proof) : 40 Years

  3. Deputed/Sponsored candidates : No age limit


How to apply for the PGIMER Entrance Exam?

Candidates aspiring to appear in PGI Entrance Exam, can apply in the form downloadable (for Sr.No.1 to 4) at together with requisite fee by Demand Draft in the name Director, PGI.

The prescribed application forms along with prospectus (Brochure of Information) are also available from the office either personally on payment of Rs.500 for General / OBC / OPH category and Rs.400 for SC / ST at the counter (Kairon Block, Room No.309) form 10.30 AM to 12.30 P.M. and from 2.30 PM to 3.30 PM on all working days except Saturdays (On Saturdays, forms will be available form 10.30 AM to 12.00 Noon) OR

By post for which the request must be accompanied With a self addressed thick envelope of size 24 X 15 cm bearing postage Stamp of Rs.30 and Bank Draft Preferably from any SBI Branch payable at SBI Medical Institute Branch (Code NO.1524) Chandigarh for General / OBC / PH Rs.500 and for SC / ST Rs. 400 (including category) drawn in favour of the Director, PGI Chandigarh.

Note: Prospectus for D.M / M.Ch will be available for Rs.500 only as there is no reservation for the same.

Some Important instructions for filling up of the application form:

  • Applications for admission to the course are required to be submitted on the prescribed form enclosed with this prospectus.

  • The application, complete in all respects accompanied with all the relevant documents should reach, on or before the closing date.

    The Registrar
    PGI, Sector-12

    The applications received after the closing date will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.
  • The fact that application form has been supplied on a certain date-will not be accepted as an excuse for the late submission of the application.

    The supply of application form does not ipsofacto make the recipient eligible for admission to the selection tests.

  • Applications on forms other than prescribed for the purpose will not entertained. If any candidate gets an application form for a course different from the one asked for, he/she may submit the same application before the closing date. The application will be treated as an advance copy. The application on the prescribed form will be obtained later.


PGIMER Entrance Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for PGIMER Entrance Exam for Master’s Degree will consist of subject studied in the MBBS by the candidates.


PGIMER Entrance Exam Pattern

Pattern for entrance test for Master’s Degree course:

PGIMER entrance test for selection  to Master’s Degree course consists of a theory paper carrying 100 marks consisting of 250 multiple choice question (MCQs) with five alternative each and single/ multiple correct responses. Negative marks will be given for incorrect responses marked correct.

Duration of the examination is three hours. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall before 1 ½ hours.

The tentative number of question in each subject studies by the candidates during MBBS is given below:

  • Applied Anatomy - 6,
  • Applied Biochemistry - 12
  • Immunogenetic & Molecular Biology - 10
  • Applied Physiology - 6
  • Pathology-15, Pharmacology-12,
  • Microbiology - 12
  • Forensic Medicine -6
  • Social & Preventive Medicine -7
  • Medicine - 36
  • Paediatrics - 12
  • Dermatology - 6
  • psychiatry - 6
  • Radiodiagnosis - 6
  • Radiotherapy - 6
  • Surgery - 36
  • ENT - 10
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - 10
  • Ophthalomology - 10
  • Anaesthesia - 6
  • Obst. & Gynaecology - 20

Pattern for entrance test for Post Doctor’s Degree course:

Paper for DM/MCh courses will consist of multiple choice questions carrying 80 marks. The Theory Examination Consisting of part I & II of 1½ hrs duration.

General medicine for Candidates having M.D. (Medicine) qualification                    

40 marks

Paediatrics for candidates having M.D. (Pediatrics) qualification                               

40 marks

Pharmacology for candidates having M.D. (Pharmacology) qualification

40 marks

General Surgery for candidates having M.S. (Surgery) Qualification                        

40 marks

ENT for candidates who have applied for M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) course with  M.S. (ENT) qualification                                                                                                                

40 marks

M.S. Orthopaedics Surgery                                                                                         

40 marks

Radiology for Candidates having MD Radiology / Radio diagnosis Qualification         

40 marks

Specialty Concerned 

40 marks

Clinical I Practical examination by the department concerned

20 marks


PGIMER Entrance Exam Selection Process

Merit list based on the percentile obtained by the candidates in the theory examination will be prepared for each category of candidates.

Candidates of various categories who secure percentile in the theory as mentioned against each category will qualify for admission:

  • Open (General) and Sponsored/Deputed : 55th percentile
  • SC/ST, Rural Area & Foreign Nationals : 50th percentile


PGIMER Entrance Exam Dates 

PGIMER Entrance Test is usually conducted in the first week of June of every year.


PGIMER Entrance Exam Fee 

Examination fee for taking this exam is Rs.500 (Cost of information broacher and Application form).


PGIMER Entrance Exam Contact Details

The Registrar
PGI, Sector-12

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2015

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2015 Important Dates

The prospectus/application form/challan form can be downloaded from the PGI website from 07th March, 2013
After filling the online application form, the candidate is required to send application form by speed post/ registered post to Registrar PGI, Chandigarh on or before 05th April, 2013

Date of Download of Prospectus/application form/challan form from the PGI website from

  • Mar, 2015

Last Date of Submission of Filled in Online Application by speed post/ registered post

  • April, 2015

Date of Entrance Exam 

  • For MD/MS: 
    • May, 2015, Sunday
  • For MDS/ House Job/ (OHS): 
    • June, 2015, Thursday
  • For DM/M.Ch/MHA: 
    • June, 2015, Thursday
  • For MPH/M.Sc MLT: 
    • June, 2015, Thursday
  • For Ph.D: 
    • July, 2015, Wednesday
  • For M.Sc Pharma/Biotech/Biochem/Anatomy: 
    • July, 2015, Tuesday

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2014 was held on:

  • 18th May to 15th Jul, 2014
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