The full form of PGIMER is the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. It is a prestigious educational institute founded in 1962 in medical sciences. It offers various post-graduation courses ranging from MD/MS, MSc Nursing, and master-level Hospital Administration and Management courses. It provides a range of educational, training, and research facilities to students.
The PGIMER exam for MD/MS/MDS courses has been replaced by INI CET (Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test).
Latest Updates for PGIMER:
- Nov 24, 2021: The exam conducting authorities has released the admit card for the PGIMER PhD January 2022 Exam.
- Nov 15, 2021: The candidates can make corrections to their applications.
- Nov 12, 2021: Candidates will be allowed to make corrections to their applications from Nov 15, 2021.
- What is PGIMER?
- PGIMER 2022 Exam Dates
- PGIMER 2022 Eligibility
- PGIMER 2022 Application Form
- PGIMER 2022 Registration
- PGIMER 2022 Exam Pattern
- PGIMER 2022 Syllabus
- PGIMER 2022 Admit Card
- PGIMER 2022 Result
- PGIMER 2022 Selection Process
- PGIMER 2022 Cut Off
- PGIMER 2022 Counselling
- PGIMER 2022 Reference Books
- PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details
What is PGIMER?
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (PGIMER) was established in 1962 to provide medical education of the highest standard in India. It has been declared as an "Institute of Importance" by an Act of Parliament, and it was in the second position in the 2018 NIRF medical list. PGIMER full form is Post-Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research. PGI Chandigarh entrance was conducted independently, like the AIIMS, JIPMER, and PGI Chandigarh Nursing Entrance Exams, which did not fall under NEET PG.
However, from 2022 onwards, INI CET has replaced the PGIMER entrance exam. The institute conducts its entrance exam to get admissions into postgraduate (PG) medical studies and education. Through the INI CET 2022, admissions for the following programs will be open:
- MD - Doctor of Medicine or MS - Master of Surgery.
- MDS- Master of Dentistry or OHS - House Job
- M.Sc./ M.Sc. MLT - Medical Lab Technology.
- DM/M.Ch. - Master in Chirurgical/Superspeciality in Hospital Administration.
The admission through INI CET shall take place biannually, just like the PGIMER. Candidates interested in getting admission into any one of the courses mentioned above, offered by PGIMER, are expected to appear for the INI CET 2022, an admission/ entrance test for all these courses. Candidates first need to check the eligibility criteria for this exam and then apply for the same by checking the PGIMER official website. The result will be declared after the exam on the official website, and then counseling rounds will commence. Interested candidates can find more about the INI CET exam below.
Give below are the highlights of the PGIMER exam . Continue reading this article to get a complete picture of the exam including PGIMER full name.
|Full Form||Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam|
|Conducting body||PGIMER Chandigarh|
|Exam Mode||Online - Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Medium / Language||English|
PGIMER 2022 Exam Dates
The official dates for PGIMER 2022 session have been announced by the conducting authority.
|Registration Starts||Oct 28, 2021|
|Registration Last Date||Nov 12, 2021|
|Admit Card Release||Nov 24, 2021|
|PGIMER 2022 January Exam Date||Nov 26, 2021|
|Result Declaration||To be announced|
|Counselling Process||To be announced|
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PGIMER 2022 Eligibility
Candidates who want to apply for the PGIMER/ INI CET should check the eligibility criteria before applying. The general eligibility criteria for PGIMER states that candidates should have MBBS from an institute recognized by MCI and have completed their internship. The candidate should be a citizen of India. Foreign nationals wanting to apply for the PGIMER will have to obtain permission from the MCI. Depending on each course, PGIMER Chandigarh has framed the eligibility criteria. The PGIMER eligibility criteria details according to the various programs are discussed briefly below.
|MDS/ House Jobs (OHS)||
|M.Sc. (Respiratory Care)||
|M.Sc. Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP)||
|DM / M.Ch||
|MD (Hospital Administration)||
- Candidates who have already finished House Job in any Hospital or an institute will not be eligible for House Job.
- Sponsored candidates are required to have a minimum of three years of experience in their respective fields, after obtaining their degree.
Age Limit for DM / M.Ch
|General Candidates||35 years|
|OBC Candidates||38 years|
Read More: PGIMER 2022 Eligibility Criteria
PGIMER 2022 Application Form
The PGIMER 2022 application process consists of various stages such as entering valid, personal information, uploading all the required documents, paying the fees, etc., which are mentioned in detail below. The PGIMER 2022 aspirants, before filling the application form, must have read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and fulfilled the required criteria. The candidates must have read the PGIMER 2022 application form instructions carefully and filled the form with all the required details. The documents uploaded must be as per the instructions, and all details given by the candidate must be valid. Otherwise, the application for PGIMER 2022 is not accepted. The candidates must have entered all information correctly and carefully and submitted it before the application end date.
Application Date: PGIMER 2022 registration process for MD/MS July session was from Oct 28, 2021, and the last date to apply was Nov 12, 2021.
Registration Mode: The mode of registration or application for all the courses under INI CET/PGIMER was online through PGIMER login.
Creating Login: Candidates had to visit the official website and register themselves to create a profile by providing their name, email ID, and password.
PGIMER 2022 Application Fee
PGIMER 2022 application fee details are as follows. The fee given below is exclusive of transaction costs. The students with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) will be exempted from paying the fee.
|General /OCI /OBC /RA /FN/ Sponsored Category||INR 1500|
Read More: PGIMER 2022 Application Form
PGIMER 2022 Registration
The applicants had to follow the steps below for registration to access the application form for the PGIMER 2022 exam.
- Go to the official website and read the instruction before clicking on "Apply Now".
- Fill in the name, mobile number, and email ID to register and create a profile.
- After successful registration, the login ID & password is displayed on the screen and sent to the candidates' registered email ID.
- Candidates have to provide personal details like the father's name, mother's name, spouse's name (if any), date of birth, gender, nationality, marital status.
- Academic/ education details such as a qualifying exam, qualifying subject, month and year of admission, marks obtained & maximum marks and institution passed from, etc., also should be entered.
- Candidates must upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature, other necessary certificates in JPEG format.
- The last step of the registration process is the payment of fees. The application fee can be paid by credit card/debit card, net banking, I-collect service/ bank challan of SBI Bank. The candidates must preserve the payment receipt.
PGIMER 2022 Exam Pattern
The PGIMER exam pattern helps the candidate prepare well for the exam. PGI entrance exam takes place twice a year, as two sessions, in January and July. The question paper consists of objective type questions i.e., multiple-choice questions (MCQs), where candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 5 choices. The exam pattern highlights for the PGIMER is given below.
|Mode||Online i.e., Computer Based Test|
|Question Paper Type||Objective i.e., Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Marking Scheme||Negative Marking for Incorrect Answers|
The PGIMER 2022 exam pattern for each course is given below.
For MD/ MS
The applicant for this course must be well aware of the pattern to not be confused at the last moment. The question paper consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. The syllabus will mainly include the topics that candidates have already learned in MBBS like Preclinical, Para-clinical, and Clinical. Candidates are required to complete the exam in 3 hours. Each correct answer will be awarded full marks. Candidates will lose marks if they choose the wrong answer choice.
|Subjects||Number of Questions|
|Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology||10|
|Social and Preventive Medicine||7|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||20|
For MD/MS / MDS/ House Job
The question paper will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions. The duration of the test will be 1 hour 30 minutes. The candidates have to choose a single correct answer out of 4 given choices, and candidates will lose marks if they choose the wrong answer.
For M.Sc. Courses
Candidates will have to appear for a written test that contains 50 MCQs. The maximum marks awarded will be 100. There will be negative marking to the tune of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper. Minimum qualifying marks are 50%
For MD (Hospital Administration)
The theory exam will consist of a paper with two parts (Part 1 – General, and Part 2 – Specialty), each with 40 marks. Part 1 consists of 40 multiple choice questions of MBBS level, each with four options and a single most appropriate response. Part 2 of the paper will consist of 40 multiple choice questions related to Hospital Administration, each with five options and single/multiple correct responses (s). Incorrect responses will, however, be negatively marked in Part 2 but not in Part 1. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
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PGIMER 2022 Syllabus
The PGIMER 2022 syllabus is based on the subjects studied by the candidates at the undergraduate level, i.e., for MBBS. These subjects for the PGIMER syllabus are taken from Pre-clinical, Para-clinical, and Clinical topics from medical sciences. It has subjects like Applied Anatomy, Applied Biochemistry, Applied Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Science, and others. The mark distribution is based on these subjects from the undergraduate level. The syllabus for MD/MS and Ph.D. is given below. Candidates can take a look below to understand the PGIMER syllabus.
Medical Science [MBBS level]
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Social and Preventive Medicine
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PGIMER 2022 Admit Card
PGIMER admit card is available for download before the date of the PGIMER 2022 examination on their official website.
PGIMER login credentials such as login ID and password are required to view and download the admit card. The admit card will contain the candidate's roll number, the date and time of the exam, the venue of the exam, and other instructions.
The conducting body will not send the admit card or details regarding the roll number through any other means to candidates.
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PGIMER 2022 Result
The PGIMER 2022 result will be released online on the official website. The PGIMER result is different for each course, as given below.
A candidate's scores determine ranks in the PGIMER 2022/ INI CET 2022. In the case of two candidates securing the same score, the rank will be given to the senior in age.
The minimum qualifying percentile for the candidates who belong to different categories is tabulated below.
|General or Open||55th Percentile|
|OBC/PH/SC/ST/Rural/Foreign Nationals||50th Percentile|
For MDS/ House Job
Results for MDS/ House Job will be available in the form of a merit list. In addition to the category-wise merit list, the conducting body will also prepare a general merit list.
A candidate who has obtained higher aggregate marks in the BDS examination shall rank higher than a candidate who has obtained lower marks, or if the aggregate marks obtained in the BDS examination are the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank higher than a candidate who is junior in age.
Read More: PGIMER Results 2022
PGIMER 2022 Selection Process
The PGIMER 2022 selection process consists of various steps. The first step is that the candidate must register and proceed to fill the PGIMER 2022 application form. After completing the application process, the candidates must download the PGIMER 2022 admit card. They must take a printout of the same and carry it with other documents, including an ID proof, to the exam centre. After the PGIMER 2022 exam, the results will be declared. The conducting body will set the cut off. The candidates must score cut off marks or higher to qualify for the exam. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the PGIMER 2022 counselling process. The counselling process is the last stage and will consist of many rounds. Here the candidates must choose their respective subjects.
PGIMER 2022 Cut Off
The minimum qualifying percentile for the various courses offered by PGIMER is different for the courses, and a candidate must obtain the minimum marks to qualify. The PGIMER 2022 cut off for each course is as given below.
For MDS/House Job
The applicants must score the following percentile as per their category to get admission for MDS/ House Job courses.
|General or Open||55th Percentile|
|OBC/PH/SC/ST/Rural/Foreign Nationals||50th Percentile|
To get admission for doctoral level courses, the students must obtain the following marks.
|General / OBC/ Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals||48|
Note: For the final selection, the candidates are required to obtain minimum 60% marks for general category and 55% marks for SC/ST.
For MD (Hospital Administration)
The students who wish to pursue MD in House Administration must get the following marks to pass the PGIMER exam.
PGIMER 2022 Counselling
The PGIMER exam authorities will announce the seat matrix for the third round of PGIMER counselling. The seats are announced for MD/MS courses. Candidates can check the seat matrix for the PGIMER counselling on the official website. Previously, PGIMER had released seat allotment for the first and second rounds of the PGIMER counselling, which was done online.
For MD/MS/MDS/House Job
Candidates who qualify for the written exam will have to go through personal counseling. The candidates will have to fulfill the cut off marks set by the conducting authority to participate in the counseling. Candidates who are absent on the day of the counseling will not be reconsidered in any circumstance.
Any candidate who does not get the subject of their choice in the first and second rounds of counselling can also attend the third and fourth rounds to get the preferred subject.
Candidates will not have to pay any extra fees to appear for the multiple rounds of counselling.
Documents Required for Counselling Process
The applicants who qualified for the PGIMER exam must carry the following documents at the time of counselling.
- Print out of Online Application Form
- Copies of recent Colour Photograph
- Educational Qualification(s) Certificate
- Experience Certificate
- Age/ Date of birth Certificate
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Fresh OBC Certificate
- Challan Form
- NOC (if employed).
Read More: PGIMER 2022 Counselling
PGIMER 2022 Reference Books
There are different post-graduation courses offered at PGIMER, and the syllabus and exam pattern for entrances of all these courses varies from each other. It is recommended to study textbooks of respective subjects to clear the basics of the syllabus. Along with the textbooks, using other material such as practice books and mock tests is just as important for getting a good score in the PGIMER 2022 exam. There are multiple books available but choosing the right books is vital for PGIMER 2022 exam preparation. Applicants can consider studying from PGIMER 2022 reference books which are mentioned below.
|PGI Chandigarh Post Graduate Entrance Examination Vol 1 and 2||Manoj Chaudhary|
|Mnemonics for Success in PG Medical Entrance Examination||Arun Kumar|
|Review of PGI Chandigarh||Mukhmohit Singh and Shveta Saini|
|Sure Success Magic||B Ramgopal|
|Last Minute Revision Points||Dr Mukesh Bhatia and Dr Rajat Jain|
|Review of PG Medical Entrance Examination Vol 1: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology||Amit Tripathi and Arvind Arora|
PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details
Address: Dr Biman Saika, Officer-Incharge Website, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh, Pincode - 160 012, India.
Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078.
Email: [email protected]
When can I apply for the B.Sc Nursing program in PGIMER Chandigarh?
PGIMER conducts examinations to admit candidates for the B.Sc Nursing course once a year. The exam is conducted in June every year.
Who is eligible for the PGIMER Entrance Exam?
An applicant should have qualified 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology or any other equivalent exam with a minimum score of 50%. The age of the applicant should be in between 17 years and 25 years. The eligibility criteria for each course is different, applicants can check their eligibility above.
Is there a provision to apply for more than one program?
Yes, there is. The candidate will have to submit a separate application form for each program.
What are modes of payment for the application fee?
The fees can be played either online or offline. Online payments can be through debit/credit card or netbanking while offline payment can be made through a bank challan in the name of “Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh\'\'.
In case of an issue with net banking and the payment of application fees is done more than once, will a refund be issued?
Yes, a refund will be issued as soon as you bring it to the notice of the conducting authority.
Is the exam conducted in regional languages too?
No, the exam is conducted only in the English language. No other language is available.
What is the exam paper pattern for PGIMER?
The exam pattern is different for each of the different programs. Check the PGIMER Exam pattern section for details.
What is the syllabus for the PGIMER exam?
The syllabus will be different for each of the various programs available under the examination. You can check the syllabus for each course above.
What is the ranking system in the PGIMER Exam?
The higher the marks, the better the rank. In case two or more candidates have scored the same marks, the higher ranking will be given to the candidate who is senior in age. This is applicable to all courses.
What is the mode of the PGIMER Exam?
The PGIMER Exam is conducted in online mode i.e. it is a computer-based test. Candidates can find more about the PGIMER Exam Pattern above.
How can I prepare for the PGIMER Exam?
Much like preparing for any other exam, understanding the PGIMER Syllabus and PGIMER Exam Pattern beforehand is important. Candidates should be aware of the negative marking present in the PGIMER Exam. Candidates can use practice books, other study material available for practice. Additionally, they can also check PGIMER Previous Year Question Papers and revise all the material for at least a month before the PGIMER Exam.
What factors are considered while calculating the PGIMER Cut Off?
The PGIMER Cut Off is calculated by taking a few factors into account like number candidates who appeared for the PGIMER Exam, the number of candidates who passed the PGIMER Exam, the total number of seats, and the difficulty level of the PGIMER Exam.
I have given the PGIMER Exam, can I go for the PGIMER Counselling?
No, merely appearing for the PGIMER Exam is not sufficient to participate in the PGIMER Counselling. The PGIMER Counselling is conducted after the PGIMER Result is declared. The PGIMER authorities also declare PGIMER Cut Off of the PGIMER Exam along with the result. The candidates who will score more than the PGIMER Cut Off for that particular year will be allowed to appear for the PGIMER Counselling.
I have lost my PGIMER Admit Card, what do I do?
In case candidates lose the PGIMER Admit card, they can download the PGIMER Admit Card from the official website and take a printout of it again. Candidates can download their PGIMER Admit cards as many times as they want before the PGIMER Exam. Although, candidates are instructed to download the PGIMER Admit card well before the PGIMER Exam and they should also have 2 to 3 copies of the PGIMER Admit Card to avoid any last-minute problems.