PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January session entrance exam is on November 26, 2017. Those who wish to pursue post graduation in medical field in these programs can apply online. Application form availability is in fact open for a limited time at the official website. Only those who submit application form can download hall ticket for the purpose of appearing in exam. However, it is important to remember to check eligibility criteria first. PGI Chandigarh MD / MS admission is on basis of merit of entrance exam. PGIMER MD / MS entrance exam is objective type. Result indicates percentile that determines cut off. Get here complete details of PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January session dates, eligibility, exam pattern, cut off, application form, admit card, result.

Latest: Application form of PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January session is available.

PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January Session Entrance Exam

The exams take place twice a year. PGI Chandigarh conducts MD/MS entrance exams for January and July session admissions. Following table contains dates of PGIMER MD/MS 2018 January Session.

Important Event Date
Start of online application form submission 02 Oct 2017
Last date to submit online application form 30 Oct 2017
Last date to pay fees at SBI if challan is generated 03 Nov 2017
Availability of admit card 15 days before exam
PGIMER MD/MS Jan 2018 entrance exam 26 Nov 2017
Declaration of result 27 Nov 2017
First counselling 15 Dec 2017
Second counselling 09 Jan 2018
Third counselling 19 Jan 2018
Fourth counselling 27 Jan 2018

The number of seats in PGI Chandigarh are 208 in MD, and 118 in MS, as per information on MCI website. All admissions are through PGIMER MD/MS Entrance Exam.

PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January Application Form

In order to appear in exam, you must apply on time. The mode of application form submission is online. However, the mode of fee payment is offline. You must know the date, fee, process for applying. Out of those, dates are already given above. The rest, including fee and how to apply is as follows.

Application Fee

Deposit fees in any State Bank of India branch. First of all, fill the challan form in name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Examination) in the Power Jyoti Account No. 32211613319. if you have SBI account then you can pay fee through i-collect service No. 32222954695.

Category Fee
SC / ST Rs 800
All other categories Rs 1000

How to apply

The official website of PGI Chandigarh hosts exam application forms. Therefore, visit the website to apply. A few points are important to keep in mind to in order to fill the form. Following are the instructions as in the official PGIMER MD/MS 2018 January Session.

  • You can only submit fee of that amount which is applicable to your category. Also, the mode of fee payment is as instructed. Do not pay fee through demand draft, banker cheque, money order, postal order.
  • Make sure to enter complete, as well as, correct details in PGIMER MD/MS Jan 2018 application form.
  • PGI Chandigarh will not entertain requests for changes.

Photograph specifications

  • It is necessary to upload a scan copy of recent passport size photograph with light background.
  • Save it in JPEG format.
  • Date of taking photograph must be on or after September 24, 2017.
  • Photograph must have name and date of taking photograph. In order to achieve this, the photo needs to have a placard indicating name of candidate and date of taking photograph.

PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January Eligibility Criteria

If you have made up your mind to study MD / MS at PGI Chandigarh, then the first thing to do is to check eligibility. Only if you are eligible to study MD / MS at PGI Chandigarh, then you can apply. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research lists the following criteria for eligibility. It is equally important to satisfy each point.

  • Candidate must have passed MBBS from a MCI recognized institute.
  • It is mandatory to complete one year rotatory internship training on or before December 31, 2017.
  • Those who have registration with either central or state medical registration council only are eligible.

PGIMER MD / MS Exam Pattern

There is an entrance exam for the purpose of offering admission to MD/MS programme. The salient features of this exam are as follows.

Duration: The entrance exam is 3 hours long.

Type of questions: All questions will be multiple choice. Each question has 5 options. However, it is important to note that the questions will have either one or more than one correct option.

Distribution of questions

Topic Approximate number of questions
Applied Anatomy 6
Applied Biochemistry 12
Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology 10
Applied Physiology 6
Pathology 15
Pharmacology 12
Microbiology 12
Forensic Medicine 6
Social and Preventive Medicine 7
Internal Medicine 36
Paediatrics 12
Dermatology 6
Psychiatry 6
Radiodiagnosis 6
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20
Radiotherapy 6
General Surgery 36
Otorhinolaryngology 10
Ophthalmology 10
Orthopaedics 10

Note about syllabus: PGI Chandigarh does not specify syllabus for this entrance exam. However, you can see the topics / question distribution above. Considering that this entrance exam is for such candidates who have completed MBBS, the level questions will be as that expected from a MBBS pass candidate. Hence, you must study these topics that are in questions distribution scheme, from MBBS level books.

PGIMER MD / MS 2018 January Result

As can be seen, the entrance exam question paper has 250 questions. There are 5 options in each question. This brings us to overall 1250 response options.

Now you already know that one ore more options can be correct. Therefore there are say “c” number of correct responses, and let us say that the number of incorrect responses is “i” (such that c+i=1250).

In the exam, you mark some question as correct. Out of them, some are actually correct. Say the number of correct options marked is “cm”, and incorrect marked are “im”. In this case, your percentage score comes as per the following formula:

Percentage score= [cm/c–im/i]×100.

This is how PGI Chandigarh gets the percentage. Then percentile score calculation takes place.

Percentile= [(B+(0.5×E))/N]×100.

B = number of scores below the candidate’s score, E = number of scores equal to the candidate’s score. N = number of candidates appearing for exam.

Tie breaking

  • Candidate with higher score in MBBS gets higher rank.
  • If there is still a tie then one with higher age ranks higher.

Cut Off

Candidate must get minimum qualifying cut off to qualify the entrance exam. Note the following cut off percentile.

Category Cut off percentile
General / Sponsored / Deputed 55th percentile
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area, Foreign Nationals 50th percentile
Bhutanese nationals 45th percentile

Those who get admission to MD/MS course at PGI Chandigarh are called Junior Residents.

For more information of PGIMER MD/MS 2018 January Session, read the information brochure.

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