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PGIMER 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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PGIMER 2018 Exam Pattern

PGIMER 2018 is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based test). The syllabus for PGIMER 2018 exam is drawn from Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, Clinical subjects and other important subjects in medical science that were studied by candidates in their M.B.B.S (U.G) degree program.

  • It is held for a total of 250 multiple choice questions.
  • A candidate will be given 3 hours to complete the test. No extra time will be allotted to the candidates.
  • There is a provision for negative marking in PGIMER 2018
  • The medium of the exam is English Language only.

PGIMER exam is the university level examination conducted twice in a year in January and July by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh for admitting candidates in the postgraduate courses in medical science like M.D, M.S, etc. PGIMER 2018 entrance exam pattern has the provision for the negative marking.


PGIMER 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Below table shows the important information regarding PGIMER 2018 exam pattern: -

Exam ModeOffline Test
Number of papers 1
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (Objectives based MCQ type)
Total no. of Questions in PGIMER 2018 exam250 (For M.S / M.D degree course)
Provision for negative markingYes
Exam duration3 hours 
Exam language English medium only

PGIMER 2018 Exam Pattern

All questions are of the MCQ type (multiple choice questions) with four options for each question and the duration of PGIMER 2018 exam is 3 hours. The subject-wise syllabus along with the number of questions asked from each subject is given below for M.S / M.D degree programs.

SubjectNo. of Questions
Applied Anatomy6
Applied Biochemistry12
Immunogenetic and Molecular Biology10
Applied Physiology6
Pathology15
Pharmacology12
Microbiology12
Forensic Medicine6
Social and Preventive Medicine7
Internal Medicine36
Paediatrics12
Dermatology6
Psychiatry6
Radiodiagnosis6
Radiotherapy6
General Surgery36
ENT10
Orthopaedic Surgery10
Ophthalmology10
Anaesthesia6
Obstetrics and Gynaecology20

PGIMER 2018 Preparation Books

The books which can be taken as a reference by candidates appearing for PGIMER 2018 are given below.

SubjectBook NameAuthor and Publisher
Urology Postgraduate Urology Entrance Review (PGIMER): Fully Solved Question Papers 2015-2001 (PGMEE) Paperback – 2017Author: Yogesh Rameshrao Barapatre Publishers: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Dental Entrance examTarget MDS PGI(A complete Review of PGIMER Postgraduate Dental Entrance Examination) ,"2015-2006" (First Edition,2016) Paperback – 2016Authors: 1. Mohit Gautam 2. Gaurav Anand Publisher: Saurabh Medical Publishers
All Subjects – PGIMER exam previous year solved question papersXPRESS PGI May 2015 With Explanatory Answers (PGI Chandigra PG Entrance Exams) Paperback – 2015Author: Ranjith AR Publisher: Kalam Books

PGIMER 2018 Exam Day Instructions

The following are the important instructions to be taken into account by applicants regarding PGIMER 2018 exam pattern: -

  • Candidates are requested to report to the exam hall one hour before the scheduled time for PGIMER 2018 exam.
  • Hall tickets for PGIMER 2018 exam must be downloaded online and it will not be sent by post.
  • Candidates should report on time to the examination hall, so that they will not be missing out any of the general instructions given by the exam hall invigilator related to PGIMER 2018 written exam and they will be given an orientation before the examination commences.
  • Candidates arriving after the on-site orientation begins will not be allowed to take PGIMER 2018 exam.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the exam hall before the expiry of the exam duration time.
  • Negative marks will be deducted for each and every wrong answer attempted and will badly affect PGIMER 2018 exam score obtained by candidate.
  • All the questions will be in English medium only and the questions will be of multiple choice questions (MCQ) type.
  • Candidates can meet the authorities of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), if they have any queries regarding PGIMER 2018 examination.
  • Candidates will be given admission in the postgraduate degree programs like M.S, M.D based on the percentage of marks scored by them in the entrance exam conducted by PGIMER Institute, Chandigarh.
  • All applicants need to check the official website of PGIMER Institute regularly to ensure that they are not missing out any important information or communication given by PGIMER Institute corresponding to the event of conduction of the PGIMER 2018 test.
  • Admission to any postgraduate degree is subjected to any changes that can be made by the institute. Under some unavoidable circumstances, the decision taken by the authorities and management of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is to be considered final and no further claims on the admission will be entertained.

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