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PGIMER MD/MS online Application for July session has started: Know the Important Dates

PGIMER MD/MS 2020 [July Session] Online Application has started: Know the Important Dates

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has started inviting applications from eligible candidates for the admission to its MD/MS courses for the PGIMER-July 2020 SESSION. Admission to various postgraduate courses conducted at the Institute is made twice a year.

The Institute follows a Residency Service-cum-Training Scheme. Candidates admitted to MD/MS courses are called Junior Residents. The admission to the above courses of the Institute is made on merit on all India basis, by holding an entrance test by the Institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research was conceived and planned in 1960. It was declared an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament (Sr. No. 51 of 1966) w.e.f. 1st April 1967.


Online Registration starts 17-03-2020
Online Registration closes 16-04-2020 at 23:59 Hrs
Online payment gateway available 17.03.2020 to 16.04.2020
Examination Date 23-05-2020 [Saturday]

09.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Declaration of Result 02.06.2020
1st Counselling Starts 15.06.2020 at 11.00 AM
2nd Counselling Starts 15.07.2020 at 11.00 AM
Spot Admission through Open counselling 28.07.2020 at 11.00 AM
Admit Card Download 23-11-2019


  • Mode of examination: Online (CBT) mode

  • Pattern of examination: MCQ Objective based
  • Exam conducted: Twice-January & July Session
  • Date of Examination: Saturday, the 23rd May 2020
  • Shift: Single(01)
  • Timing of Examination 09.00 AM to 12.00 PM
  • Of questions: 250 questions [With Five response options][Negative marking for incorrect responses]
  • Duration: 3 hours [180mins]
  • Language: English
  • Location of Examination Centres: Tentatively 16 cities in India
  • Purpose of Examination: Admission to MD/MS courses
  • Admission to all courses will be closed on 31st July 2020


The approximate number of questions for each subject is as follows:

Subject Tentative Number of questions Subject Tentative Number of questions
Applied Anatomy 06 Applied Biochemistry 12
Immunogenetics &Molecular Biology 10 Applied Physiology 06
Pathology 15 Pharmacology 12
Microbiology 12 Forensic Medicine 06
Social & Preventive Medicine 07 Internal Medicine 36
Paediatrics 12 Dermatology 06
Psychiatry 06 Radiodiagnosis 06
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 20 Radiotherapy 06
General Surgery 36 Otorhinolaryngology 10
Ophthalmology 10 Orthopaedics 10


Steps involved in the filling of the application form of MD MS Entrance exam include registration, candidate login, etc. The steps are mentioned below.

  1. Registration
  2. Application form
  3. Payment of fee
  4. Printing of Confirmation page


Candidates are required to apply online through website www.pgimer.edu.in only. No other means/mode of application will be accepted and there shall be no need to submit any hard copies of the uploaded documents.

  • Visit the Official website
  • Then click on the Specific “Exam Name” for which you want to fill the application form
  • Then click on `New Registration’ and you will be directed to a registration form page
  • The entries in registration form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, ensure that you enter the required information as below correctly.
  • Candidates are required to have a valid personal e-mail ID and a valid mobile number.
  • On Successful Completion of registration, an application sequence No. and password will be generated. (User id & password shall be received on e-mail and mobile number)

Registration Form

On the Registration page, Applicant must select exam category and fill their Name, Contact Number and Email ID for registration.

  • Name of Candidate: This should be the same as on valid government id proof.
  • Date of Birth: Use the calendar icon to select the correct date.
  • Gender: Enter your gender (Male/Female)
  • Mobile Number: Should be valid and unique. You will receive your User ID and Password as an SMS on this number only.
  • Email Address: Should be valid and unique. You will receive your User ID and Password on this email address only
  • Captcha: The Captcha box is a special set of characters displayed on the screen. You will need to retype the characters in the box provided
  • Submit: By selecting the ‘Submit’ button, you are committing to be honest and fair in all your actions and information provided in the Registration Form.

Registration Confirmation

  • Within minutes of submitting the Registration Form, you will receive a User ID and password on the registered email address from the Administrator. Ensure that you check your mailbox immediately and that it is not considered as spam mail.
  • You will also receive the User ID and Password as an SMS* on the registered mobile number.
  • Using these credentials, you may proceed to complete your application. (*Please note SMS will not be sent to international numbers)


  • After Registration the Registered Users Click on `Applicant login’ to access the Application form with a User ID and password received on your email and mobile number
  • Click on the ‘Go to Application Form’ button
  • You need to fill the section-wise application form. Once the mandatory details in a section are filled, you can move to the next section by clicking on Save and Next.
  • However, you will not be allowed to navigate to the next section, if mandatory information is not filled or the required documents are not uploaded.
  • To navigate back to the previous section, you can click on the name of the previous section tab.

Documents to be uploaded

Candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of: –

  • Recent passport size colour photo (maximum of 50-200 KB Size in JPEG/JPG format)
  • Recently scanned signature (maximum of 50-200 KB Size in JPEG/JPG format)
  • Category/Caste certificate (OBC/SC/ST/PwBD)-maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format.(if applicable)
  • Date of birth proof document as per guidelines (Maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format).
  • Qualifying Degree certificate (maximum 1 MB size, in JPG/JPEG format)

NOTE: Applicant must read the declaration and preview application form before submission; also they can take a printout of the application form.


  • The applicant will be redirected to payment gateway post submission of the application form.
  • Only online payment is applicable for the transaction of exam fee using Credit/Debit Card/Net banking etc.
  • After successful transaction, a payment acknowledgement slip (with unique application sequence number, transaction ID, applicant name, category, exam fee and post applied for) will be generated and should be downloaded for any future communication regarding application form.
  • Until the payment is successfully made, the candidate will not be registered for the test.
  • Special care should be taken while making payment as a fee for application form is non-refundable under any circumstances.


  • After the payment is successfully completed by the applicant, the payment page will be redirected to a page.
  • Here candidate can print the application form by clicking on Print button available at Top Right corner of the page.

NOTE: If the status of Registration Form or Admit Card is not available on the website, he/she should immediately write an email to the Registrar, PGIMER on registrar@pgimer.edu.in along with full particulars of the Registration Form. 


  • Candidates must possess MBBS or an equivalent Degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Completed the required period of compulsory rotating internship/Practical training on or before 31st December/30th June for January and July session respectively.
  • Must be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

For Sponsored Candidates:

  • Sponsorship/deputation of candidates will be accepted only from the following:
  • Central or State Government Departments/Institutions
  • Autonomous Bodies of the Central or State Government
  • Public sector colleges affiliated to universities and recognized by the MCI.
  • Seats will be available for sponsored candidates within sponsored category only and strictly as per merit.
  • The candidate concerned shall be an employee of the deputing/ sponsoring authority and should have been working for three years.
  • That after getting training at PGIMER, Chandigarh, the candidate will be suitably employed by the deputing/sponsoring authority to work for at least five years in the speciality in which training is received by the candidate at the PGIMER.
  • No financial implications, in the form of emoluments/stipend etc. will devolve upon PGIMER, Chandigarh during the entire period of his/her course and such payment shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring authority.

For Foreign National Candidates:

  • All foreign nationals will have to take prior permission from the Medical Council of India before applying for postgraduate courses in the Institute.
  • An advance copy must be submitted at PGIMER, Chandigarh before the last date of receipt of applications through diplomatic channels.
  • A separate merit list for these candidates will be prepared within their own group.
  • On selection, the candidates have to apply for temporary registration with the Medical Council of India for the duration of postgraduate study.

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI):

  • OCI registered under Section 7A of Citizenship Act 1955 are also eligible to appear in this test.
  • All terms and conditions applicable for Indian Nationals given in this prospectus will be applicable to them.
  • The candidate should also submit proof of Registration as OCI under Section 7A of Citizenship Act 1955 at the time of counselling.


16 cities are tentatively proposed in India as the examination centres:

1. Bhuvaneswar
2. Bhopal
3. Bengaluru
4. Chandigarh
5. Chennai
6. New Delhi
7. Guwahati
8. Hyderabad
9. Jalandhar
10. Jammu
11. Kolkata
12. Madurai
13 Mumbai
14. Noida
15. Patna
16. Thiruvananthapuram
  • Applicants should indicate his/her choice of the city of examination at the time of filling the online application form.
  • The allotment of Exam City would be on a FIRST-CUM-FIRST served basis.
  • City of examination once chosen and allotted no changes will be entertained.


  • Application fees must be paid through Net banking/Credit card/Debit card. No other mode of payment will be accepted.
For General/OCI/OBC/ RA /FN/ Sponsored Category Rs.1,500 + Transaction Charges as applicable
For SC/ST candidates Rs.1,200 + Transaction Charges as applicable
PwBD Exempted From Application Fees

NOTE: All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through online payment gateway available at MD/MS application portal w.e.f. 17.03.2020 to 16.04.2020.

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