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 Name||Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)|
|Organized by||The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)|
|Examination mode||Computer-based test|
|Level of exam||National level|
|Language of paper||English|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Courses offered||PG courses (DM, MD, MS, M. Ch, MDS)|
|Frequency of exam||Twice|
PGIMER Important Dates (tentative)
Candidates can check the tentative schedule regarding PGIMER 2024 (January Session) from the table below.
|Online registration starts from||September 2023|
|Last date to apply online||September 2023|
|Correction facility for the Registration Form||September-October 2023|
|Announcement of final registration status||October 2023|
|Prospectus uploading||October 2023|
|Generation of Examination Unique Code (EUC)||October 2023|
|Last Date for document uploading||October 2023|
|Availability of INI CET 2024 admit card (for January session)||October 2023|
|INI CET 2024 Exam date||November 2023|
|Announcement of result||To be announced|
|INI CET counselling 2024||To 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.
|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
|General/ OCI/ OBC/ Sponsored candidates||Rs. 2000/|
|SC/ ST/ EWS||Rs 1500/-|
For DM/ M.Ch courses
|General/ OCI/ OBC/ Sponsored candidates||Rs. 4000/-.|
|PWBD candidates||No 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 name||Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET)|
|Type of questions||Multiple Choice questions (MCQs)|
|Exam mode||Compute- based test (CBT)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Total number of questions||200|
|Language of paper||English|
|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
The overall cutoff for PGIMER, INI-CET is 30 – 2669 rank.
As per the previous reports, the highest package offered to a PGIMER graduate is 50 lakhs.
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.
Selection will be based on the INI CET exam organized by AIIMS.
Yes, a 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
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