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PGIMER MD, MS January 2020 Session: Check out seats reservation

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Chandigarh: PG Medical Candidates who are intending to apply for MD and MS courses January 2020 Session at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are requested to check out the seat reservation criteria for admission to these courses.

Since there are different categories to which the candidates belong, the PGI Chandigarh has released the information in reservation on MD and MS seats so as to avoid any confusion amidst the admission process.

MD, MS courses January 2020 Session RESERVATION OF SEATS

A. Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) & Other Backward Classes (OBC)


(i) This PGIMER provides Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non Creamy Layer (NCL), wherever applicable and admissible as per instructions from Government of India.

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(ii) All candidates, irrespective of category may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific categories (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.

(iii) For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure-IV (for SC/ST candidates) and at Annexure-V (for OBC-NCL candidates) at the time of counseling. Further, in case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that they do not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision, if any, received till the closing date for OLINE Registration of applications for entrance test. The candidates should ensure that they belong to the OBC category while applying for the posts. Such candidates should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during document verification. Further, in addition to the category certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format as per Annexure-VI has to be furnished by the candidates during document verification, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer. The certificate produced shall not be older than one year at the time of document verification. In case of not complying with these stipulations, their claim for reserved status (OBC) will not be entertained.

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1. As per provisions (Chapter VI Clause 32) of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act. 2016 Five percent of seats shall be reserved for Persons (Indian Nationals) with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). The reservation will be
provided on horizontal basis, as per their rank in order of merit in Entrance Test.

2. CRITERIA FOR PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITY (PwBD): In accordance with the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 5% seats of the sanctioned intake capacity shall be filled up by candidates with benchmark disabilities, based on the merit list of PGIMER Entrance Test, July/January session. For this purpose, the Specified Disability contained in the Schedule to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 is annexed in ANNEXURE-VIII The candidate must possess a valid certificate certifying his/her physical disability. The disability certificate should be certified by a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board of the State or Central Govt. Hospitals/Institutions. All PWBD candidates shall be evaluated by a Medical Board of the PGIMER to determine his/her eligibility and suitability to the specialization.

3. Suitability of the candidates with disability for the particular specialization shall be decided by the Medical Board constituted by the PGIMER.

4. Degree of Benchmark Disability for Reservation and Competent Authority for Issue of Disability Certificate: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/ reservation in posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation have to submit Certificate of Disability issued by the Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017. Refer Annexure-IX (A), AnnexureIX(B) and Annexure- IX(C) for the revised formats.

5. Assistance of Scribe: Visually Impaired (VI) candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy/muscular dystrophy/candidates with Locomotor disability (one arm)/Intellectual disability (Autism, specific
learning disability and mental illness) can avail the assistance of scribe for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe, candidates will have to intimate through email id mdmspgi@gmail.comat the time while filling
ONLINE application form. Engagement of scribe will be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Candidates will have to arrange for the scribe on their own.

(ii) The qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking entrance test.

(iii) The scribe so arranged should not himself/herself be the candidate for the PGIMER entrance test for which the candidate is appearing. Also same scribe should not be engaged for more than one candidate. The scribe and the candidate shall give a declaration to this effect. Any violation, if detected at any stage, will render both candidate and scribe disqualified.

(iv) Candidates opting for scribe will have to provide additional details for scribes before closing date of submission of ONLINE application form as per AnnexureX (A, B & C) so that PGIMER can issue Call Letter for scribe and the same shall be signed by both candidate and scribe. Scribe should produce original and valid ID proof at the Examination Center and bring passport size photograph.

(v) Separate Call Letter will be issued to scribes accompanying the candidates.

(vi) The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her during the test.

(vii) Candidates availing the assistance of a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of not less than 20 minutes for every hour of entrance test.

(viii) Candidates who wish to avail services of scribe but are unable to furnish the details of scribe by the stipulated time, may avail the services of scribe by filling up necessary details in Format given at Annexure-X (A, B & C) at the examination center duly complying the conditions stipulated for scribe. The change of scribe may also be allowed in emergency duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details including pasting of photograph of the new scribe as per Annexure-X (A, B & C).

6. All one eyed candidates and candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Impaired persons and the provision for engaging scribe shall not be applicable to them.

7. Selected PwBD candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Medical Board constituted by the PGIMER at the time of counselling or on the date decided by the institute and only those conforming to the medical standards for the particular specialty, will be eligible for admission.


5% of the sanctioned seats which is further bifurcated into six sessions (three years) in MD/MS course are reserved for those candidates who have actually worked, are working, or have carried practice in rural area for a minimum of two years on or before 30th June/31st Dec for July & Jan session respectively.

Candidate applying under this category is required to furnish certificate (as per format given in Annexure XI) from the District Magistrate concerned in support of the claim. According to the orders of the Government of India, the term ‘rural area’ includes “primary health center, a village, or a town with less than 5000 population and
without a Municipal area”. The certificate to be furnished by the candidates should certify that he/she served or is actually serving or has carried on private practice in a village, primary health center, or town with less than 5000 population and without Municipal area.

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Admission to postgraduate courses

a. Admission to various postgraduate courses conducted at the Institute is made twice a year. The sessions commence from first January and first July each year.
b. The Institute follows a Residency Service-cum-Training Scheme. Candidates admitted to MD/MS courses are called Junior Residents.
c. The admission to the above courses of the Institute is made on merit on all India basis, by holding an entrance test by the Institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English newspapers Employment News of India in the month of September/Oct for January session and March/April for July session.


Start of PGIMER MD/MS online Application on PGI Website
PGIMER MD/MS (Jan, 2020) application form closes 14.11.2019
Computer Based Entrance Test for MD/MS courses 30.11.2019 (Saturday)
Expected date of declaration of result 06.12.2019
1st counselling for MD/MS courses at PGIMER, Chandigarh 20.12.2019 at 11.00 AM
2nd counselling for MD/MS courses at PGIMER, Chandigarh 10.01.2020 at 11.00 AM
3rd counselling for MD/MS courses at PGIMER, Chandigarh 18.01.2020 at 11.00 AM
Spot Admission through Open  counselling at PGIMER, Chandigarh 30.01.2020 at 11.00 AM



 SC/ST Category : Rs. 1200/- + Transaction Charges as applicable

 General /OCI /OBC /RA /FN/ Sponsored Category: Rs. 1500/- + Transaction Charges as applicable.

 Persons with Bench-mark Disabilities (PwBD) Candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through online payment gateway available at MD/MS application portal w.e.f. 26.10.2019 to 14.11.2019.


Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking

All applicants are advised to read the Prospectus and Instructions carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Application form. They should retain a copy of Application form till the completion of Admission Process.

Please visit regularly for latest notification/ announcement as well as any Addendum/Corrigendum/Latest updates etc. regarding the Entrance Test.


i) A candidate must have passed MBBS from a University/ Institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

ii) Must have either completed, or due to complete, one year rotatory internship training on or before 31st December/30th June for January and July session respectively (as per Annexure-I).

iii) Must be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

iv) For Sponsored Candidates The eligibility of Sponsored candidates will be the same as for candidates as mentioned from (i) to (iii) above

v) For Foreign National Candidates A candidate must have passed MBBS or equivalent degree. Candidate(s) must obtain the certificate of grading system from his/her University / Institution to determine the value of grading in percentage to be produced. After getting the certificate, calculate total and obtained marks from the certificate then fill “Marks Column” and complete Final Submission before due date.

vi) Graduated from Foreign Universities Indian National candidates who have been graduated from foreign Universities must have passed the MCI Screening Exam or FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) exam conducted by NBE, Govt. of India, Delhi.

Candidates are requested to please visit the original website of PGIMER Chandigarh is mention below:


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