PGIMER 2023: Counselling (Started), Allotment (Out), Admission

PGIMER Nursing 2023PGIMER 2023 Allocation (3rd Round) has been released on 25th July 2023. The admissions will be held in two sessions – January & July. Admission will be offered through INI CET & INI SS scores. Admissions are offered by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). Candidates through INI CET & INI SS scores can enroll into courses – MD/ MS (6 years), DM/ MCH (3 years) & MDS courses.

PGIMER is a well-known research institute situated in Chandigarh, Punjab. AIIMS is the conducting authority of INI CET & INI SS exams for admission into PGIMER & various other institutions. Here we have provided complete details related to PGIMER 2023 application form, exam date, eligibility etc

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PGIMER 2023 (INI SS) Seat Allocation (3rd Round) has been released on 25th July 2023. Check here for counselling details.

 PGIMER 2023 (INI CET) Allotment (2nd Round) has been released for admission into MD/ MS (July session). Check here for counselling details.

 PGIMER 2023 (INI CET) Result has been released for MD/ MS admissions.Check here for result details.

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PGIMER 2023 Overview

Name of ExamPGIMER 2023
Full form of PGIMERPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Courses OfferedMD/ MS, DM/ MCH and MDS
SelectionMD/ MS (6 years) admission through INI CET exam and DM/ MCH (3 years) admission through INI SS exam
Exam conducting AuthorityAIIMS conducts INI CET & INI SS exam
Type of examPG Level
Level of examNational level
Mode of applicationOnline mode
Exam modeOnline mode

PGIMER 2023 Exam Dates

Below candidates can check PGIMER Exam Dates 2023 for INI CET & INI SS events (Jan & July session) :

For INI CET Sessions:

EventsExam Dates 2023 (Announced)
Jan SessionJuly Session
INI CET Application availability5th September 20227th March
Last date to apply26th September 202225th March 2023
Status of Basic Registration & last date to correct rejected Images30th September till 3rd October 2022Till 7th April 2023
Final Status of Accepted Basic Registration6th October 2022
Admit Card Uploading date7th November 20221st May 2023
INI CET 2023 Exam Date13th November 20227th May 2023
Result declaration19th November 2022
Starting of Counselling10th December 2022

For INI SS Sessions:

EventsDates 2023 (Announced)
Jan SessionJuly Session
Online registration starts29th September 202224th March 2023
Registration ends till17th October 202228th April 2023
Uploading of Application status21st October 2022
Documents submission25th October 2022
Release of Admit card31st October 2022
INI SS 2023 Exam Date6th November 2022
Result (for all INIs)11th November 2022
Result Stage 1 (for AIIMS applicants only)14th November 2023
Departmental Assessment (only for AIIMS applicants)14th November 2023
Final Result declaration1st December 2023

PGIMER 2023 Application Form

Check here details regarding the PGIMER 2023 Application form for MD/ MS/ DM/ M.Ch courses:

  • The PGIMER 2023 Application process has been started for INI CET from 7th March 2023 for MD/ MS (July session).
  • The basic registration process can be don till 7th April 2023.
  • The registration for DM/ M.CH/ MD has been started from 24th March 2023.
  • Last date to submit application form is till 25th March 2023 (MD/ MS) & till 28th April 2023 (DM/ M.Ch) for July session.
  • Only registered candidates are eligible to fill the application and appear for the exam.
  • Students must fill all the fields in form and must fill valid contact number & email id to get latest updates about exam.
  • At the time of uploading of images, students must verify the size and format of images then upload it.
  • Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates can submit the application fee online.
  • Candidates can pay the fee through debit/ credit card/ net banking.

The application fee is non-refundable.

Here is application fee for different categories such as MD/ MS/ & DM/ M.Ch courses:

  • General/ OBC/ OCI/ RA/ FN/ Sponsored candidates is Rs. 2000/- for MD/ MS and Hospital Administrative courses and SC/ ST/ EWS candidates application fee is Rs 1500/-.
  • For all the candidates in DM/ M.Ch courses, the fee is Rs. 4000/-. Fee for PWBD candidates is exempted.

How to Apply for PGIMER 2023?

  • Visit the registration link (Link is provided above).
  • Candidates have to complete application process in two steps – Basic Registration & Final registration.
  • For Basic registration, candidates must fill some asked details.
  • After acceptance of basic registration, status will be uploaded in application.
  • Candidates can then do the final registration and then the application details.
  • Students have to make payment of application fee according to their categories.
  • Candidates are required to upload images as per the specified size/ format in the brochure.
  • After all the steps, students must re-verify all details in form and then submit the application.
  • Print the application and fee receipt for any reference in future.

PGIMER 2023 Correction Facility

For candidates who want to make correction in PGIMER 2023 Registration & Basic candidate information. PGIMER application form & the edit panel will be available according to the correction schedule only.

Students must kindly note that the editing can be done only by the registered candidates in few details only. No correction allowed after the closing date of editing.

PGIMER Eligibility Criteria 2023

Check below PGIMER Eligibility Criteria for MD/ MS & DM/M.Ch courses:

For MD/ MS and Hospital Administrative courses:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have MBBS degree from MCI recognized university.
  • Marks: The candidates must have scored at least 55% marks and (50% marks for SC/ ST) & 45% marks for PWD candidates.
  • Internship: Must have rotating 1 year training/ internship will be mandatory for the candidates.

For DM/ M.Ch. courses:

  • The candidate must possess MD/ DNB degree for DM courses; MD/ MS degree for M.Ch courses or its equivalent degree recognised by NMC.
  • Candidates must have minimum experience of 3 years in Govt. Hospital in the relevant field or 5 year in general practice.
  • Candidates belonging to UR/ OBC/ EWS must have obtain 55% marks (50% marks for reserved category) in aggregate all MBBS professional examinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: The application form for PGIMER for MD/ MS course through INI CET has been released on 5th September 2022 for Jan session.

Answer: Admissions into PGIMER (MD/ MS) can be done through INI CET scores & for DM/ M.Ch admission INI SS scores will be considered.
Answer: There are total 200 questions asked in the question paper of MD/ MS (INI CET).
Answer: The Application Form submission procedure has been started from 14th March 2023 (DM/ M.Ch session).
Answer: No, application form can only be submitted through online mode.
Answer: Authority may provide the correction facility for the application form but it is not confirmed. So candidates must fill complete details correctly in form and re-verify before its submission.
Answer: There will be multiple choice type of questions (MCQs) in the paper.
Answer: The examination will be conducted through online mode only.

PGIMER 2023 Admit Card

The PGIMER Admit card 2023 will be released on 1st May 2023 through online mode for INI CET & in April 2023 for INI SS. To download the admit card, candidates have to login with their details like email id and registered id.

The admit card contains details of name of the candidate, roll number courses, category applied, etc.

Candidates can only appear for the entrance exam if they bring the admit card & identity proof as well. Without showing admit card students cannot appear for the exam.

PGIMER 2023 Exam Pattern

Below we have discussed PGIMER Exam pattern 2023 INI CET & INI SS exams (MD/ MS/ DM/ M.Ch admissions):


  • Mode of exam: The exam will be held in online mode.
  • Duration: The candidates have to complete the paper in 3 hours for MD/ MS. 1.5 hours will be given to complete MDS exam.
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions will be there in the paper.
  • Total questions: The paper will consist of 200 questions in MD/ MS & 90 questions in MDS.

Check below subject wise distribution of questions in the table for MD/ MS (INI CET exam):

SubjectsNo. of questions
Aptitude & Logical Thinking10
Total200 questions


  • Duration: 90 minutes is given to solve the paper.
  • Number of Questions: Total 80 questions will be there in the exam.
  • Marks: Paper will be of total 80 marks.
  • Language: Language of paper will be English.
  • Type of Questions: There will be multiple choice type of questions in paper.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer in paper.
  • Negative Marking: -1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

PGIMER 2023 Syllabus

Those who appear in the test must be aware of syllabus. The details about the syllabus will be mentioned on the website. The syllabus can be check by students through online mode. Candidates have to check syllabus separately for INICET & INISS exam

The topics covered in the PGIMER test in INI CET exam will be from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, G.K, etc.

PGIMER Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some PGIMER preparation tips for the exam:

  • Go through the whole syllabus and the exam pattern of the INI CET & INI SS 2023.
  • Do regular practice for the exam.
  • Try to avoid last minute preparations.
  • Make your proper schedule and stick to it.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Stay focused on your studies by avoiding all kinds of distractions.

PGIMER 2023 Result

PGIMER 2023 Result will be released individually for INI CET & INI SS. It will be available from June 2023 through INI SS and will be released in May 2023 through INI CET

To check the result, candidate have to use their login credentials. There is release of merit list for those who have cleared the test as per their category. Those who have their names listed in the merit list have to appear for counselling.

PGIMER 2023 Cut off

Those who will score the minimum cut off marks, will clear the entrance exam and considered eligible for admission to the courses. The category wise cut off marks is given below:

  • General: 50%
  • OBC: 45%
  • ST/ SC: 40%

For INI SS exam, students are required to score 50% or more marks in Stage I & 2 exam. Seats will not be allocated to students who will secure more marks in Stage I & less in Stage II.

PGIMER 2023 Merit List

PGIMER 2023 Merit List is made available separately on the website for INI CET & SS. List of students qualified in exam are named on the list along with other details.

For AIIMS, separate list is released as AIIMS merit list (AML) & for other institutions the common merit list (CML) has been released.

PGIMER 2023 Counselling

PGIMER 2023 counselling registration has been started from 9th December 2022. The counselling process for MD/ MS course will be held in four rounds. The allotment will be done based on the marks secured by the students in the written exam. Students must not miss the PGIMER counselling details which is provided on the website.

If the seats are not allotted in the first round, candidates need to appear in the second or third round. At the time of counselling students have to submit the counselling fee for participating in various rounds. All the important documents must be carried by the students at the time of counselling. Some of the documents to be carried during counselling are:

  • MBBS Mark sheet
  • MBBS Internship mark sheet
  • 10th level mark sheet and certificate
  • MCI registration certificate
  • Passport size photograph
  • Internship certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Application form printout
  • Valid id proof, etc.

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