PGIMER 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Result

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh is a top leading medical institution in India that offers various postgraduate courses. PGIMER offers admission to various PG courses such as Doctorate of Medicine (DM), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Master of Chirurgiae (MCh), and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) through INI CET entrance exam.

INI CET stands for Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test is a national-level exam that is held twice yearly (January and July sessions). It is one of the most challenging medical entrance examinations organized by the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

Aspirants who want to pursue postgraduate studies in the top medical institutions in India can apply for INI CET 2024 exam. Candidates can check the complete details regarding PGIMER 2024 from the article below.

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PGIMER 2024 Highlights

Exam NameInstitute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)
Organized byThe All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Examination modeComputer-based test
Level of examNational level
Language of paperEnglish
Mode of applicationOnline
Courses offeredPG courses (DM, MD, MS, M. Ch, MDS)
Frequency of examTwice

PGIMER Important Dates (tentative)

Candidates can check the tentative schedule regarding PGIMER 2024 (January Session) from the table below.

Online registration starts fromSeptember 2023
Last date to apply onlineSeptember 2023
Correction facility for the Registration FormSeptember-October 2023
Announcement of final registration statusOctober 2023
Prospectus uploadingOctober 2023
Generation of Examination Unique Code (EUC)October 2023
Last Date for document uploadingOctober 2023
Availability of INI CET 2024 admit card (for January session) October 2023
INI CET 2024 Exam dateNovember 2023
Announcement of resultTo be announced
INI CET counselling 2024To be announced

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2024

PGIMER 2024 eligibility criteria vary from course to course. Candidates who are going to appear in the INI CET exam are advised to go through the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. The INI CET eligibility criteria for various PG courses are given below.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
Master of Surgery (MS), and Doctor of Medicine (MD)The applicant must hold an MBBS degree or equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks (50% for the ST/SC category & 45% for the PwD category) recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Rotating 1-year training/ internship course is mandatory for the applicants.
Doctorate of Medicine (DM), and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh)The candidate should possess an MD or DNB degree, on the other hand, they can also have an MD or MS degree or an equivalent degree recognized by NMC. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a government hospital or 5 years in general practice. They must have scored an overall average of 55% (50% for reserved category) in MBBS professional examinations.

PGIMER Application Form 2024

The authority will release the PGIMER Application form online mode only. To apply for the exam, candidates should visit the online registration link provided after the release of the official notification.

Applicants must fill out the details asked in the PGIMER application form carefully.

They also have to upload scanned images of documents like photograph, signature, etc. as per the prescribed format.

Candidates have to make payment of the application fee as per the choice of courses and category.

Candidates must review all details in the application form before final submission.

Candidates are advised to take the printout of the application and fee receipt for future reference.

PGIMER Application Fee 2024

The application fee for different categories such as MS/ MD/ & DM/ M. Ch courses is mentioned below.

For MD/MS and Hospital Administrative courses

CategoryApplication fee
General/ OCI/ OBC/ Sponsored candidatesRs. 2000/
SC/ ST/ EWSRs 1500/-

For DM/ M.Ch courses

CategoryApplication fee
General/ OCI/ OBC/ Sponsored candidatesRs. 4000/-.
PWBD candidatesNo fee

PGIMER Examination Pattern 2024

INI CET 2024 will be organized for PG admissions at PGIMER, Chandigarh. It is an online Computer-based Test (CBT). Candidates can check the details on PGIMER 2024 Exam pattern from the table below.

Exam nameInstitute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)
Type of questionsMultiple Choice questions (MCQs)
Exam modeCompute- based test (CBT)
Duration of exam3 hours
Total number of questions200
Maximum marks200
Language of paperEnglish
Marking scheme+1 mark -1/3 mark for each incorrect response

PGIMER Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for INI CET Exam will be decided by the exam conducting body i.e., AIIMS. The syllabus will be announced on the official website along with the information brochure. Understanding of INI CET 2024 exam syllabus is important for making better study plans.

The syllabus will cover topics from different subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, G.K, etc. Candidates should check the syllabus by visiting the official website and prepare themselves accordingly.

PGIMER Admit Card

The authority will release the admit card for only those candidates who registered successfully for the exam. The admit card will be released online only. Candidates can download their INI CET exam admit card by visiting the official website.

To download the PGIMER Hall ticket candidates need to provide their application number and password. It is an important document to carry at the examination centre on exam day.

PGIMER Result 2024

The result will be announced online at the official website. Candidates can check the result for the INI CET exam online by entering their login credentials. After the announcement of the result, a separate merit list will be announced for those who have qualified for the exam with the required PGIMER cutoff marks. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for counselling round based on their merit rank.

PGIMER Counselling 2024

It is expected that the PGIMER 2024 counselling will be held in December 2023. Candidates who cleared the INI CET successfully will have to attend the counselling process as per their merit rank. There will be no centralized counselling process. The counselling will be done offline at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Candidates have to report at the prescribed centre as per the scheduled date and time for counselling. During the counselling, seats will be allotted based on the candidate’s marks obtained in the exam, choice of filled course, availability of seats, etc. Candidates must bring all important documents at the time of counselling for the verification process.

PGIMER Contact Details

Officer-In charge Website

PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh,

Pin- 160 012, India

Contact Number: 172-2747585, 2747586, 2755450


What is the PGIMER Cutoff rank?

The overall cutoff for PGIMER, INI-CET is 30 – 2669 rank.

What is the maximum package of PGIMER, Chandigarh?

As per the previous reports, the highest package offered to a PGIMER graduate is 50 lakhs.

What is the last date to apply for PGIMER 2024?

The exact dates have not been announced yet. However, it is expected that registration for the PGIMER January session will be closed in September 2023.

What is the selection procedure for PG Admission in PGIMER?

Selection will be based on the INI CET exam organized by AIIMS.

Is there any negative marking in INI CET exam?

Yes, a 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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