PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam for MD/MS 2012


This entrance exam is conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. This exam is held for admitting selected candidates to the Post Graduate courses (MD/MS) offered by this Institute.

Structure of PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam

This exam includes only a theory paper with two hundred and fifty objective questions. Five choices will be given with single or multiple correct answers. For each incorrect response marks will be deducted from the total marks obtained by the candidate. Time period specified for this examination will be for three hours.

Syllabus for PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam

Syllabus for the exam is given below

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Immunogenetic & Molecular Biology
  • Applied Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Social & Preventive Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radio diagnosis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • ENT
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Obst.& Gynecology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should possess the following criteria to apply for the test

Pass MBBS or its equivalent from any university approved by Medical Council of India in single attempt. SC/ST candidates who have passed MBBS with up to two attempts are eligible to apply for this test.

The candidates should have completed one year internship

Registration from Central or State Medical Registration Council

How to Apply?

Applicants can download the form from the site and it can be send with DD to the concerned authority after filling it. DD should be taken in the name of the Director, PGI and should be payable at Chandigarh. Applicants can also obtain forms personally from the counter at Kairon Block on the payment of cash. Applicants can also choose to receive form by post. For this, an envelope with size 12 X 10 cm and stamp worth Rs.50/- should be send to the concerned authority. This envelope addressed to the applicant should be accompanied with the DD taken in the name of the Director, PGI. Fee to be paid in cash/DD for obtaining form and brochure by different category are given below

General/OBC/OPH – Rs.1000/-

SC/ST – Rs.800/-

How to fill the Form?

Fill the form using capital letters and specify name, date of birth as it appears in degree certificate. Paste recent colored passport size photograph taken in light background on the form. Photograph should be taken with a placard, in which the name of candidate and the date in which the photo has been taken should be written clearly.

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Last date of submission of application form: 1st Week of October, 2012

Date of Examination: 3rd Week of November, 2012

Declaration of Results: 3rd Week of November, 2012

List of PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam centers


Contact Address for PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam

  • Address : Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh, Pin code- 160 012, India
  • Phone: 0091-0172-2755569, 2755570
  • Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2744376
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

Colleges Accepting the PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam Score

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

Reference Books for PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam

Good reference books for this exam are given below

  • All India Previous years’ solved papers by Mudit Khanna
  • Biochemistry Books from Harper
  • Chatterjee’s parsitology
  • ENT by Dhingra
  • Forensic Medicine from Pareikh
  • Medicine self assessment guide by Amit Ashish
  • Microbiology by Ananthnarayan
  • Paediatrics from Ghai and Nelson
  • Pathology by Robbins
  • Pharmacology by Goodman & Gilman
  • Physiology books on Ganong
  • Surgery by Bailey & Love
  • A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology by Roger HJ, Spector RG, Trounce JR
  • A Textbook of Neuropathology by Richard L. Davis; Hardcover
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences by  Stuart C. Yudofsky
  • Anaesthetic Physiology and Pharmacology by William
  • Anatomy and Physiology by Robert K. Clark
  • Avery’s Drug Treatment by TM Speight & NHG Holford
  • Basic & Clinical Pharmacology by Katzung BG
  • Clinical Pharmcology by Laurence DR, Bennet PN, Brown MJ
  • Concise Medical Physiology Sujit K Chaudhuri
  • Essentials of Medical Pharmacology by Tripathi KD (Ed), Jaypee Brothers
  • Evaluation of Drug Activities: Pharmacometrics by DR Laurence & AL Bacharach
  • Fundamentals of Experimental Pharmacology by MN Ghosh
  • Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics by  Hardman JG & Limbird
  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine by AS Fauci, JB Martin, E Braunwald, DL Kasper, KJ Isselbacher, SL hauser, JD Wilson, DL Longo
  • Pharmacology & Pharmcotherapeutics by Satoskar RS, Bhandarkar SD
  • Pharmacology by Rang HP, Dale M, Ritter JM
  • Principle and Practice of Renal Transplantation by Barry Kahan and Claudio Ponticelli
  • Principles of Drug Action: The Basis of Pharmacology by WB Pratt & P Taylor
  • Principles of Pulmonary Medicine by Steven E. Weinberger MD FACP, Barbara A Cockrill MD and Jess Mandel MD
  • Selected Topics in Experiments Pharmacology by UK Sheth, NK Dadkar & UG Kamat
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology by K. Birch
  • Textbook of Clinical Neurology by Christopher G. Goetz
  • Textbook of Pain by Patrick D. Wall
  • Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis by Claudio Ponticelli ad  Richard J. Glassock
  • Williams Textbook of Endocrinology by Henry M. Kronenberg MD

Coaching Centers for PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam

Good coaching centers for this exam are given below

  • A.K. Vidyamandir (Medical Wing)
  • Aakash Institute
  • Brilliant Tutorils Pvt Ltd
  • Caeer Fourm
  • Career Launcher
  • Career Point
  • City College
  • DAMS
  • DentaQuest
  • Disha
  • Helix Institute
  • Imperial Tutorials
  • Manya Education Pvt. Ltd
  • Resonance
  • S. S. Coachings
  • Sahil Study Circle
  • TIME
  • Vidya Tutorials Pvt. Ltd
  • Vidyasagar

Study Plan

The competition in post graduate entrance exam is getting stronger each year as the number of candidates aspiring to obtain medical post graduate degree is increasing. An outstanding study plan should be prepared to qualify in these exams. Determine early how much topics will be studied each day with how much time. Follow that schedule compulsory every day. Students should study for twelve hours every day. Apart from studying with study materials ask tips and experience from the people who have attended this exam, if possible. This will help to develop a better understanding of the exam. There are many coaching classes, which will help to prepare for this exam. They will give good tips to attend the exam and conduct frequent tests to evaluate the knowledge of the students. Thus students can improve themselves much better. Don’t strain mind by studying too much. Sleep for eight hours daily and take break during studying.

How and Where To Get the Results?

Results will be available on the website Also it can be found on the notice boards of Kairon Admn.Block and Bhargava Auditorium.

Score Validity

Validity period of the score obtained from the PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam will be for twelve months.



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3 Responses to “PGI Chandigarh Entrance Exam for MD/MS 2012”

  1. 3
    Kajal Ramawat:

    I have got 55%marks in 1stMBBS and condo in anatomy….. Am I eligible for the exam?

  2. 2
    moumita bag:

    what are the venues of PGI chandigarh post graduation exam of 2013 ? how can i apply for this exam from west bengal ? any landmarks of exam venue for the coming exam

  3. 1
    balwinder kaur:

    is there any scholarship exam conducted by pgi chd?