Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam


Overview of the Exam

PGIMER is conducted every year by Post Graduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research, Chandigarh. This is a national level entrance test conducted twice every year to provide admission in various PG courses. The entrance exam is held in the months of January and July to offer admission in MD/MS and DM/ MCH and DM Hospital Administrative courses.

Mode of Exam


Exam Frequency




Validity of Exam Result

Affiliated Institutes

Exam Preperation

Age Limit


Minimum Qualification Needed

An aspirant must possess a valid MBBS degree from a university/institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI)

Subject Requirements and minimum percentage

MBBS degree

Other eligibility criteria


Special provisions for reserved seats

Complete one year rotatory internship, One should also have the provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the MCI

Exam Pattern


registration fee of Rs. 1,500 for general and OBC aspirants, while Rs. 1,200 for SC and ST applicants.

Format Objective

Multiple Choice, Single/Multiple correct options

Domains tested (syllabus)

Weightage given to each domain

Subjects & Marks


    Applied Anatomy: 6 Questions Applied Biochemistry:12 Questions Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology:10 Questions Applied Physiology:6 Questions Pathology:15 Questions Pharmacology:12 Questions Microbiology:12 Questions Forensic Medicine:6 Questions Social and Preventive Medicine:7 Questions Internal Medicine:36 Questions Pediatrics:12 Questions Dermatology:6 Questions Psychiatry:6 Questions Radiodiagnosis:6 Questions Obstetrics and Gynaecology:20 Questions Radiotherapy:6 Questions General Surgery:36 Questions Otorhinolaryngology10 Questions Ophthalmology:10Questions Orthopaedics:10 TOTAL 250(subjectwise)

Important Dates

Announcement of the exam

Application Timeline

17 Mar, 2020 - 06 May, 2020

Provision of Admit Cards

08 Jun, 2020 - 13 Jun, 2020

Date of Exam

Adminssion Date

Last week of September

22 Jun, 2020