PGIMER 2018 – The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh conducts PGIMER entrance exam for admission to 20 Master in Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes. PGIMER 2018 is a national-level offline entrance test conducted twice a year in January and July. PGIMER January session will be conducted on November 26, 2017. The admit card of PGIMER 2018 has been made available on November 12, 2017, for aspirants whose application form has been accepted. The entrance test for July session will be held in May 2018 and the application form for the same will be available from March. In order to be eligible for PGIMER 2018, aspirants must have an MBBS degree and completed one-year rotatory internship within fixed dates specified for both the sessions. The entrance test includes 250 objective type questions and the syllabus of PGIMER 2018 covers the topics studied in MBBS and BDS programmes. Last year, approximately 213 seats were offered through PGIMER for both the January and July sessions. For more information on PGIMER 2018 notification, registration, dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, pattern, read the article below.
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|Name of examination||Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam|
|Commonly known as||PGIMER|
|Courses offered||Master in Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD)|
|Mode of exam||Offline (pen and paper)|
|Exam duration||3 hours|
The PGIMER important dates 2018 have been announced for the January session. The application form for this session has been available from October 01 and the exam will be held on November 26, 2017. The online registration for PGIMER 2018 for July session will begin in March. Aspirants can check PGIMER important dates 2018 from the table below for January and July session.
|S. No.||PGIMER 2018 events||Dates|
|1.||Application form starts from||October 01, 2017|
|2.||Last date to fill application form||October 30, 2017|
|3.||Issuance of admit card||November 12, 2017|
|4.||Entrance exam||November 26, 2017 (Sunday)|
|5.||Result to be announced on||November 27, 2017 (Monday)|
|6.||Round 1 of counselling||December 15, 2017 (Friday)|
|7.||Round 2 of counselling||January 9, 2018 (Tuesday)|
|8.||Round 3 of counselling||January 19, 2018 (Friday)|
|9.||Round 4 of counselling||January 27, 2018 (Saturday)|
|S. No.||PGIMER 2018 events||Dates|
|1.||Online registration starts from||March 2018|
|2.||Due date for registrations||April 2018|
|3.||Admit card to be issued from||April 2018|
|4.||Offline test||May 2018|
|5.||Announcement of result||May 2018|
|6.||Counselling round 1||June 2018|
|7.||Counselling round 2||June 2018|
|8.||Counselling round 3||July 2018|
|9.||Counselling round 4||July 2018|
As mentioned above, candidates applying for PGIMER 2018 must have qualified MBBS and BDS. Check the important PGIMER eligibility criteria for both January and July sessions.
Educational qualification Applicants must have passed MBBS from a university/institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Internship Candidates must have completed or are likely to complete their one-year rotatory internship on or before December 31, 2017, for the January session. The date for completion of 12 months rotatory internship for July session is June 30, 2018.
Registration certificate An aspirant should possess a registration certificate issued by MCI or State Medical Council (SMC).
The application form of PGIMER 2018 for January session has been made available from October 01 to 30, 2017, while the online registration for July session will begin in March 2018. The application form procedure includes four steps - registration, issuance of login ID and password, academic details, uploading of required documents and payment of application fee.
Check the process of PGIMER application form below.
PGIMER 2018 application form steps
|Steps||PGIMER application procedure|
|Step 2||Issuance of login ID and password|
|Step 3||Filling qualificational details|
|Step 4||Uploading of documents|
|Step 5||Payment of application fee|
General and OBC category applicants have to pay Rs. 1000 registration fees, whereas, SC and ST category candidates must deposit Rs. 800. PWD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
The admit card of PGIMER 2018 has been made available on November 12, 2017 for the January session. To download PGIMER admit card, aspirants must enter application number and password. The link to download PGIMER admit card 2018 has been provided in the article above. PGIMER admit card will display the name of candidate, registration number, examination centre details, date and time of exam etc. In order to download PGIMER 2018 admit card, candidates have to submit their application number and password.
PGIMER is an offline examination which includes 250 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The maximum time allotted for the completion of the entrance exam is three hours. Each question contains five options and candidates can mark one or more of the options as correct answers. Candidates can check PGIMER exam pattern from the table below.
Exam Pattern of PGIMER 2018
|S. No.||Particulars||PGIMER exam pattern|
|1.||Duration of test||Three hours|
|2.||Number of questions||250 multiple choice questions|
|4.||Syllabus||Subjects taught in MBBS programmes|
|5.||Negative marking||There is negative marking for incorrect answers|
The syllabus of PGIMER 2018 consists of all the subject areas studied in MBBS and BDS programmes. PGIMER entrance exam contains questions from Pre-clinical, Clinical and Para-clinical sciences as prescribed by conducting authority. The number of questions from some subjects are as follows: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology.
PGIMER, Chandigarh does not publish any official sample paper of PGIMER. However, aspirants can practice from the PGIMER sample papers prepared by various experts and private coaching institutes both online and offline. PGIMER sample paper includes the topics which will be covered in entrance exam. Aspirants can also check the exam pattern and marking scheme of PGIMER 2018 while solving the sample papers.
PGIMER, Chandigarh does not publish the official answer key of PGIMER 2018. Thus, applicants can use the PGIMER answer key prepared by private institutes. The answer key includes the answers to the questions asked in the offline test. Aspirants can match their answers with the given solutions in the answer key. Using the PGIMER answer key, candidates can calculate their approximate scores secured in the examination.
The result of PGIMER 2018 for the January session will be announced on November 27, 2017. For the July session, the result is expected to be announced in May 2018. PGIMER result 2018 will be announced in online mode for candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in the entrance examination. To check PGIMER result, candidates have to enter the roll number and date of birth.
The cutoff of PGIMER 2018 is the minimum percentile which must be secured by candidates to qualify the test. General category candidates have to secure 55 percentile, whereas, SC, ST, OBC, OPH and rural area candidates must obtain 50 percentile in the entrance test.
The merit list of PGIMER 2018 will be available along with the result. An overall merit list will be prepared on the basis of the percentile secured by the candidates in entrance examination. Candidates from different categories securing the minimum qualifying percentile in PGIMER 2018 will qualify the test. A combined general merit list will also be prepared besides the category-wise merit list.
PGIMER will conduct offline counselling for the January session from December 15, 2017 while for the July session the counselling is likely to begin in June 2018. Usually, the counselling of PGIMER is conducted in three rounds. The number of candidates called for round 1 will be three times the number of seats available for each category. The seats will be allotted strictly on the basis of merit rank, preferences of courses as well as colleges and availability of seats. Any candidate who will be absent for at the time of counselling will not be considered for admission. Aspirants must carry the prescribed relevant documents for verification purpose.
Contact Details: Registrar,
Chandigarh – 160012
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