JIPMER Postgraduate (MD/MS) Entrance Exam, Important Dates and More


Are you a graduate in medicine with an excellent foundation on the theoretical science that underpins Modern Medicine, willing to pursue your specialized studies in a discipline of your passion? Then Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education And Research (JIPMER) provides you with 3-year MD/MS and the primary skills required to make leading life-long contributions to your passionate profession. Here is the information aspiring students need for the courses offered, entrance examination which includes all the important dates, syllabus and much more about JIPMER Postgraduate programs.

Jawaharlal Institute Of Postgraduate Medical Education And Research, popular by the acronym JIPMER, is a Public University funded by the Indian Central Government located in Puducherry. This Institute of National Importance ranked 6th among the Indian Medical Colleges by Outlook India in 2017, is an autonomous Medical School with a residential campus. The following PG courses are offered under JIPMER Postgraduate:

1. Master Of Surgery (M.S.) in

  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Oto-Rhino Laryngology (E.N.T.)

2. Doctor Of Medicine (M.D.) in

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Blood Transfusion and Immuno Hematology
  • Community Medicine
  • Dermatology, Venereology &Leprology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Radiotherapy

The entrance to these programs is done biannually on the basis of the entrance exam conducted by the concerned authorities.

JIPMER MS/MD Entrance Exam

JIPMER Postgraduate (PG) Entrance Test is conducted two times a year on the fourth Sunday of every May and November for determining the admissions to the 200 available seats with 100 being admitted during each session.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must meet the following requirements to be eligible for application :

  • The candidate must be an Indian National/Overseas Citizen Of India. In case the candidate is a Foreign National, the candidate must route their application through the Indian Ministry Of Heath And Family Welfare and must seek prior permission from the Medical Council Of India.
  • The candidate must have MBBS degree from any university recognized by the Medical Council Of India.
  • The candidate must have completed the 12 months compulsory rotating internship/Practical training on/before 30th June 2018.

Important Dates

Online Registration starts 28th February, 2018(11:00a.m.)
Online Registration closes 02nd April, 2018(05:00p.m.)
Hall Tickets available 30th April, 2018(11:00a.m) – 13th May, 2018(08:00a.m.)
Entrance Exam 13th May, 2018(03:00p.m.-06:00p.m.)
Publication of Merit List on/before 25th May, 2018
First Counseling 13th June, 2018(08:00a.m.)
Second Counseling 04th July, 2018(08:00a.m.)
Third Counseling 31st July, 2018(08:00a.m.)
Final Counseling 29th August, 2018(08:00a.m.)
Admission Formalities 29th June, 2018
Classes begin 02nd July, 2018(09:00a.m.)
Close of Admissions for July session 31st August, 2018

Application Process

Application forms are available online on the official website www.jipmer.edu.in . Register and enter the requested information. Pay the Registration Fee through either Net Banking /using Credit /Debit Card. Registration Fees for the General/OCI/Sponsored /OBC candidates is Rs.16000. It is Rs.1200 for SC/ST candidates and Rs.3000 for Foreign Nationals. OPH Candidates are exempted from the Registration Fee. Then you can take a printout of the confirmation page which you can use for further reference. Application portal for the July session is now closed.

Hall Tickets/ Admit Card

Hall Tickets for the successfully applied candidates is made available online in the official website from 30th April, 2018(11:00a.m.). It carries the candidate’s name, date of birth, photograph, signature, examination city and Roll Number. It is mandatory to be brought to the examination hall. Keep it secure as hall tickets are required during your admission process.

Exam Pattern

The entrance exam is a Computer Based Test(CBT) that spans 3 hours conducted on 13th May, 2018 at 3 p.m. The question paper is set in English. The question paper has a total of 250  Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) which are Objective Questions. The questions are divided into two parts namely, Basic Clinical Science with a total of 100 questions and Clinical Science with a total of 150 questions. Each correct answers will be given 4 marks. The penalty for wrong answers is 1 mark. There is no mark deducted for unattempted questions.

For a detailed analysis of the exam pattern, attend the Mock Test from the official website.

Exam Syllabus

The Entrance Exam consists of 250 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each with 4 alternatives. The question paper has questions from the following two sections :

  • Basic Clinical Science: This section has questions relating to such areas as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and related areas.
  • Clinical Science: This section has questions relating to such areas as Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Blood Transfusion Medicine and related areas.

Merit List and Cut- Off

The candidates must score a minimum of 50 percentile to be eligible for admission. It is 45 percentile for Unreserved OPH and 40 percentile for SC/ST/OBC/-OPH candidates. The candidates with this minimum score are considered to prepare the Merit List.


Results of JIPMER MS/MD Entrance Examination 2018 have been announced

Click Here to View the Overall Merit List

Click Here to Download the Rank Card


The qualified candidates have to attend the Counseling session at the prescribed date, time and venue with the essential documents. Their biometric fingerprints, photo, and certificates will be verified. After the Counseling session, the candidates can opt or opt out their choice of discipline for study.

For further information and notification, visit the official website



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JIPMER offers you an exceptional environment for study and practice while keeping you constantly motivated and encouraged to shape your career progressions. Good luck for your attempts!