Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh (PGIMER CHANDIGARH) - Admission

Autonomous University


Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Autonomous University


Chandigarh, Chandigarh

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2023: Entrance Exam, Courses, Eligibility

Updated On - February 12 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2023 is based on the entrance exam conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is a medical and research institute in Chandigarh, India. The institution was established in 1962. The institute has been providing excellent health care and medical facilities across the country. Apart from the medical services PGIMER also deals in training facilities in different disciplines of medical as diploma doctoral, post-graduation, and post-doctoral degrees (MD/MS/DM/M.cH)  The admission to the institution is through the entrance exam conducted by the institution. The applicants can apply for the courses through the application form provided online. 

PGIMER, Chandigarh  Admissions 2023 Highlights

Basic details about Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is given below.
PGI Chandigarh Basic Details
University name
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research  
Type of university
Autonomous University 
Approved by
Application mode
Admission Criteria
Entrance test and counselling 
Mode of entrance examination
Scholarship Provided
Official website

PGIMER UG Admission 2023

The university offers BS.c and B.Ph.T at UG level under eight different specializations. Candidates can go through the courses and the selection criteria from the table given below: 
PGIMER Undergrduate Admission Criteria 
Eligibility criteria 
Selection criteria 
Med . Tech (laboratory) 

Med. Tech (radiodiagnosis & imaging ) 

Med. Tech (operation theatre )

Med.Tech (Radiotherapy) 

Embalming and mortuary science 

Medical animation and audio-visual creation 

Audiology & speech-language pathology 


Nursing ( post basic) 

Must have passed 10+2 with at least 55% aggregate with subjects of (PCM/PCB) as compulsory subjects 

Minimum 50% score in the entrance test conducted by the institute (for general) and 45% for other castes . 
Bachelor of Physical therapies ( B.Ph.T) 
Must have passed 10+2 with at least 55% and having physics , chemistry , biology and english as compulsory subjects .

PGIMER Chandigarh PG Courses Admission

PGIMER University, Chandigarh offers admission in MD, MS and MDS courses at PG level for the duration of three years. Admission to MD and MS courses are offered twice in a year, i.e., January and July whereas, the session of MDS starts only once a year i.e. July. Check all the details related to admission in PG courses from the following table.
PGIMER Post Graduate Course Admission
Eligibility criteria 
Selection criteria 


Community medicine 

Dermatology , Venereology & leprology 



Nuclear medicine 

Obstetrics and gynaecology 







Transfusion medicine 

Forensic medicine  
Must have MBBS degree or equivalent qualification recognised by medical council of India . 

Candidates who have cleared NEET PG are also eligible for the courses . 
On the basis of the merit in the entrance exam + personal interview 



Must have passed MBBS degree with or any equivalent degree from a recognised university 
MDS/ House Job 
Must have passed BDS from a university recognized under Dental council of India .

Candidates who have cleared NEET MDS can also apply. 
Addiction psychiatry 

Child and adolescent psychiatry 

Cardiac anesthesia

Neuro - anaesthesiology 







Clinical hematology  

Pediatric neurology 


Pulmonary and critical care medicine  

Must have done MD in the respective disciplines of psychiatry / anesthesiology / medicine/ pediatrics/ pharmacology / pathology / radiology/ surgery/ ENT/ orthopedics / ophthalmology 
On the basis of the merit in the entrance exam + practical examination . 


Cardiovascular & thoracic surgery 



Plastic surgery 

Surgical gastroenterology 

Vitreo - retinal surgery 

Must have MS Degree or an equivalent degree in the respective disciplines of ( surgery/orthopedics/ophthalmology ) 
On the basis of the merit basis of the entrance exam + practical examination 
Masters in hospital administration 
Must have mbbs degree or an equivalent degree recognised by medical council of India + 3 years of working experience 
On the basis of the entrance exam +counselling + interview 
Masters in public health 
Must have done BDS/MBBS/BE/MA/MS.c with minimum 50% aggregate from a recognised university 
Entrance exam + viva voice 
Med Tech (pathology) 

Med tech (microbiology)

Med. Tech (radiology) 


Med Tech (pharmacology & physiology)

Med Tech (pathology) 

speech & hearing 



Medical bio- technology 
Must have done BS.c in the relevant specialization
Entrance exam 
MS.c ( nursing)
Community health nursing 

Mental health

Child health (pediatric) nursing 

obstetric gynecological nursing 

Medical surgical nursing 
BS.c in the relevant specialization with 55% in aggregate 
On the basis of entrance exam + counselling + interview 



Candidates who are willing for taking the admission in Ph.D  courses can see the information below : 
Doctor of Philosophy & Fellowship Selection Criteria
Eligibility criteria 
Selection criteria 
Fellowship PGI 
PET imaging 
MD (Nuclear Medicine) or an equivalent from an institution recognized by MCI
Entrance exam (theory) + practical exam 
MS in ophthalmology from an recognised institution 
MD (Brachytherapy) or an equivalent from an institution recognized by MCI
Breast surgery 
MS in general surgery or an equivalent degree from recognised university 
Head & neck surgery 
Must have done MS(ENT) from a recognised university 
Medical parasitology 
MD ( microbiology) from a recognised university 

Post doctoral fellowships 
Skull base surgery 

Vascular neurosurgery 
Paediatric neurosurgery 
MC.h (neurosurgery) or an equivalent degree from an recognised institute 
All medical disciplines 

All non- medical disciplines 

Masters degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate 
Qualifying entrance exam 

PGIMER Entrance Examination

PGI Chandigarh invites applications twice in a year through countrywide advertisement in leading newspapers.

  • The advertisement appear usually during September/October and March/April for the January and July session respectively.
  • The entrance examination is held in December for the January session and in the June for July session.
MD/MS Courses: Candidates are assessed at a formal entrance-test on the basis of a suitably designed Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type theory paper. For candidates appearing for MD/MS entrance examination, the theory paper consists of 250 questions pertaining to subjects studied during the MBBS course viz. Medicine and Surgery (36 questions each), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (18 questions), Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, ENT and Applied Biochemistry (12 questions each), and six questions each in Anatomy, Forensic Medicine, Dermatology, Anaesthesia, Physiology, Psychiatry, Social & Preventive Medicine, Radio diagnosis and Radiotherapy. The examination is of three hours duration and there is negative marking. The assessment is objective and free of human bias and subjectivity. The result of the entrance examination is declared within 24 hours and is computerised.
DM/M.Ch Courses: Selection of candidates is made on the basis of suitably designed MCQ type theory paper. Theory examination is of one and half-hour duration. There is negative marking for wrong answers.
MDS Course: Selection of candidates is made on the basis of theory examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. The duration of examination is one and half-hours.

PGI Seats

Intake capacity
Sr. No.Name of the courseNo. of seats
4.B.Sc (Paramedical)257

For the Sponsored/Deputed/Foreign National Candidates

The following organisations may depute/sponsor candidates for any one of the courses but they have to qualify the selection test.

The sponsorship is accepted from the following departments/Institutions only:

  • Central Government departments/Institutions
  • State Government departments/Institutions
  • Autonomous bodies of the Central or State Governments
  • Public sector undertaking
  • Medical Colleges affiliated to a University and recognised by the Medical Council of India

Admission through PGIMER Chandigarh Entrance Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the exam pattern of the entrance exam below:
  • The examination mode will be through an online mode
  • The mode of examination will be English only 
  • There will be total of 250 questions 
  • The questions will be in MCQ form .
  • There will be both positive and negative marking 
  • No marks will be awarded for questions not answered 
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours . 

PGIMER Entrance Exam Syllabus

The syllabus has been released for the entrance exam 2023 in the form of a bulletin and the subject wise marks . candidates can go through the syllabus carefully .
Entrance Exam Syllabus
No of questions 
Applied anatomy 
Applied biochemistry 
Immunogenetics and molecular biology 
Applied physiology 
Forensic medicine 
Social and preventive medicine 
Internal medicine 
General surgery 
Reasons assertive questions 
Obstetrics and gynaecology 

How to fill the PGIMER, Chandigarh Application Form?

Through these simple steps candidates can fill the application form of PGIMER  Chandigarh, 2023 
  • The first step is to go to the official website of the institution .
  • A new page will appear with the option of registration , then all the candidates are required to fill all the  initial information being asked . 
  • After finishing with all the information the Candidates will get their registered email id for collecting the login id and password .
  • Now candidates can enter the login details to get their application form and as soon as they get the application form they are required to fill the logon details .
  • After this step , the candidates are required to upload all the required documents and images with proper specifications .
  • Now candidates can fill the application fees and then they can submit the application form .
  • After the submission of the fees , candidates are advised to take out the printout of the e-receipt for future references.
Application Form Fees 
Candidates can check the fees of the application form:
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Fees
Fees for fellowship/ post doctoral 
Fee for DM/M.CH
Fees for MDS/ MS.c / MLT 
General /OBC/ Sponsored category 
Rs. 1500 
Rs. 1500 
Rs. 1500
Rs. 1500
Rs. 1500 
Rs. 1200 
Rs. 1500



Documents Required To Fill The Application Form

Candidates can check the list of required documents for PGIMER Chandigarh application form 2023 below .
  • Photograph ( 50kb - 200kb)
  • Signature ( 50kb - 200kb)
  • Internship certificate 
  • Category (SC/ST/OBC) certificate 
  • Qualifying degree certificate 
  • Date of birth proof
  • Sponsorship certificate 
  • No objection certificate  

PGIMER  Admit Card

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh 2023 admit card will be issued for candidates who will successfully submit the PGIMER 2023 application form. The authority will release the mock test for all the registered candidates before releasing the admit card. Candidates are expected to hold the admit card to enter the exam hall on the day of examination. The applicant will be allowed to obtain a valid photo ID proof while entering the examination hall . The admit card of PGIMER 2023 discloses necessary information such as examination centre , roll no , reporting time , name of the candidate etc. 

PGIMER Entrance Exam Result 

PGIMER 2023 exam result will be declared by the authorities in online mode. The result for PGIMER 2023 will be announced in the form of a scorecard that can be checked using the login ID, password and captcha code. Based on the scores of PGIMER 2023, the authority will also release the PGIMER merit list 2023 with the name of the candidates who are eligible to appear for the counselling process. PGIMER 2023 result for MD/MS courses will mention the names of candidates, roll number, total percentile & marks obtained, subject-wise scores, All India Rank (AIR) and other counselling details. Candidates who will secure the minimum required percentile as declared by the exam conducting authority will be considered to have cleared the entrance examination.

PGIMER Admission Counselling

The PGIMER 2023 counselling will be done in the offline mode . The students have to be present in person at the time of counselling . The procedure of counselling will be held in 4 rounds . The distribution of seats will be done on the basis of the ranks obtained by the candidates . The candidates will have to bring all the necessary documents along with them that will be verified there . the candidates will also be informed about the counselling procedure through emails . 

Reservation Criteria  

Candidates can go through the seats reservation criteria from the table below 
Seat Researvation Criteria
Reserved seats in %
Scheduled tribes & schedule caste 
Person with disabilities 
Rural area 
Other backward classes
Note- The candidate must submit the appropriate caste certificate at the time of application submission.
PGIMER, Chandigarh placement 2023 
The overall placement is quite good. The students who pass out get placement both in India and abroad. Many companies like WHO, UNICEF, Reliance health ltd, Leela hospitals come here for placements. The highest package remains 15 lacs a year. 

Post Graduate Institute of medical education and research is a medical institution in Chandigarh that was established in 1962 is a leading tertiary care hospital in the region of punjab. It offers courses in UG, PG and Postdoctoral. The students get to study under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced faculty. The college also provides scholarships to the deserving candidates. The atmosphere of the campus is also eco friendly and is based on a large acres of land. Many sports activities and events are also organised for the welfare and overall development of the students.


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