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What is PGIMER?

PGIMER stands for the Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research. PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam 2023 is like AIIMS, JIPMER, and PGI Chandigarh Nursing Entrance Exam 2023, which also do not fall under NEET-PG. The institute conducts its own entrance exam for students to get admissions into postgraduate (PG) medical studies and education.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh was established in 1962 with the objective of providing medical education of the highest standard in India. It has been declared as an "Institute of Importance" by an Act of Parliament and it was in the second position in the 2018 NIRF medical list. Through PGIMER Exam, Admissions for the following will be open,

  • MD - Doctor of Medicine or MS - Master of Surgery.
  • MDS- Master of Dentistry or OHS - House Job
  • M.Sc./ M.Sc. MLT - Medical Lab Technology.
  • DM/M.Ch. - Master in Chirurgical/Superspeciality in Hospital Administration.
  • The admission through PGIMER Entrance Exam takes place biannually- once in January and the other in July. Candidates who are interested in getting admission into any one of the courses which are MDS, M.Sc/M.Sc MLT, DM/M.Ch, MD, etc in the PGIMER, Chandigarh are expected to appear for the PGIMER Exam which is an admission test or an entrance test for all these courses. Candidates first need to check the eligibility criteria for the PGIMER Exam and then apply for the same by going to the official website of the PGIMER. The PGIMER Result will be declared after the exam on the official website and then counselling rounds will be commenced. Interested candidates can find more about the PGIMER Exam below.

Give below are the highlights of the PGIMER Exam. Continue reading this article to get a complete picture of the exam.
PGIMER 2023 Highlights
Exam Full Name Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam
Acronym PGIMER 2023
Conducting body PGIMER Chandigarh
Examination Level National-level
Category Postgraduate (PG)
Exam Mode Online - Computer Based Test (CBT)
Medium / Language English
Official Website
Helpdesk 0091-172-2755569,2755570,2755562

PGIMER 2023 Exam Dates

The official dates for PGIMER 2023 session have been announced by the conducting authority.

PGIMER January 2023 Exam Dates
Event Date
Registration Starts April (Tentative)
Registration Last Date May (Tentative)
Admit Card Release May (Tentative)
PGIMER 2023 Exam Date

To be announced

Result Declaration June 2023 (Tentative)
Counselling Process To be announced

PGIMER 2023 Application Form

PGIMER 2023 application process consists of various stages such as entering valid, personal information, uploading all the required documents, paying the fees, etc., which are mentioned in detail below. The PGIMER 2023 aspirants, before filling the application form, must have read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and fulfilled the required criteria. The candidates must have read the PGIMER 2023 application form instructions carefully and fill out the form with all the required details. The documents uploaded must be as per the instructions, and all details given by the candidate must be valid. Otherwise, the application for PGIMER 2023 is not accepted. The candidates must have entered all information correctly and carefully and submitted it before the application end date.

Application Date: PGIMER 2023 registration process for MD/MS July session was from #application_from_date, and the last date to apply was #application_to_date.

Registration Mode: The mode of registration or application for all the courses under INI CET/PGIMER was online through PGIMER login.

Creating Login: Candidates had to visit the official website and register themselves to create a profile by providing their name, email ID, and password.

PGIMER 2023 Application Fee

PGIMER 2023 application fee details are as follows. The fee given below is exclusive of transaction costs. The students with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) will be exempted from paying the fee.

PGIMER 2023 Application Fee
Category Fee
General /OCI /OBC /RA /FN/ Sponsored Category INR 1500
Reserved INR 1200

PGIMER 2023 Eligibility

Candidates who want to apply for the PGIMER/ INI CET should check the eligibility criteria before applying. The general eligibility criteria for PGIMER state that candidates should have MBBS from an institute recognized by MCI and have completed their internship. The candidate should be a citizen of India. Foreign nationals wanting to apply for the PGIMER will have to obtain permission from the MCI. Depending on each course, PGIMER Chandigarh has framed the eligibility criteria. The PGIMER eligibility criteria details according to the various programs are discussed briefly below.

PGIMER 2023 Eligibility
Courses Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must have an MBBS from a university or an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates must have either completed or is in the progress of completing of the compulsory rotatory internship training before joining the course.
  • Candidates must be registered with the Central or State Medical Registration Council.
MDS/ House Jobs (OHS)
  • Candidates must be a graduate of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Punjab University recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
  • Candidates must be registered with the Central or State Dental Council.
M.Sc. Pharmacology
  • Candidates should have completed MBBS or an equivalent from any university or institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).


  • Candidates should have completed their degree in B.Sc. (Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry) or B.V.Sc. or B.Pharma from an institution recognized by the Government of India.
M.Sc. (Respiratory Care)
  • Candidates should have completed B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology or Nursing or B.Sc. Medical or Bachelor of Physiotherapy from an Institution recognized by the Government of India.
  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
M.Sc. Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP)
  • Candidates should have a degree in B.Sc. (Audiology and Speech Therapy) or Bachelor of Audiology and Speech-Language, or Pathology.
  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
DM / M.Ch
  • Candidates should have completed a degree in MD / MS or an equivalent recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
MD (Hospital Administration)
  • Candidates should have completed MBBS from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a hospital or 5 years of general practice.
  • Candidates must hold a certificate issued by a District Magistrate in support of their general practice.
  • Candidates of the general category should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate, and candidates who belong to reserved categories should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate in MBBS.
  • The candidates should have registered with the Central or State Medical Registration Council.


  • Candidates who have already finished House Job in any Hospital or an institute will not be eligible for House Job.
  • Sponsored candidates are required to have a minimum of three years of experience in their respective fields, after obtaining their degree.

Age Limit for DM / M.Ch

Age Limit for DM/M.Ch
Category Age Limit
General Candidates 35 years
OBC Candidates 38 years
SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen 40 years
Sponsored/Deputed No limit