Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Post Graduate Entrance Exam

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will be conducting the JIPMER PG 2019 entrance exam for providing qualified applicants admissions to MD/MS postgraduate degree. The degree is offered in numerous courses such as Pathology, Microbiology, Physiology, etc in MD and General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, etc in MS. The entrance exam is conducted twice a year to offer enrolment in two sessions: January and July. The candidates can get the details of the JIPMER PG 2019 exam from our article.

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry (JIPMER) under Government of India since the year 1956, is one of the leading Medical Institutions of India. JIPMER has been declared as an “Institution of National Importance” by an Act of Parliament, JIPMER, Puducherry, Act, 2008. A copy of the Act was Gazette notified on 14-7-2008 to enforce this Act. Prior to this the Institute was functioning under the administrative control of Directorate General of Health Service, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. 

JIPMER PG (MD / MS) 2019 Exam Pattern

JIPMER PG 2019 Exam Pattern  :

The duration of the paper will be 3 hours and a total of 250 questions will be asked. Each question will carry 4 marks and 1 mark will be deduced for each wrong answer. The medium of the paper will be English only. The paper will be divided into two main sections with questions asked form Basic Clinical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. The pattern of the paper is given in the table below:

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT) [Online]

Linguistic Medium


Duration of Exam

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of Examination

  • Objective Type
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions


Sectional Distribution of Questions

  • Basic Clinical Science- 100 Questions
  • Clinical Science- 150 Questions

Marking Scheme

  • Four marks for every Correct answer
  • One mark will be deducted for every Incorrect response
  • No marks will be deducted for Unanswered questions

Method of determining score


Tie Breaker

Priority will be given in following order:

  • Less incorrect responses.
  • Higher aggregate marks in MBBS or equivalent examination.
  • Seniority (by age).

Highlights of JIPMER PG Exam Pattern 2019 :

  • The marking scheme of JIPMER PG 2019 includes negative marking, therefore, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response submitted. The questions that are included under marked for review section will be considered as not answered.
  • JIPMER PG exam pattern 2019 includes 250 multiple choice questions wherein each question will have four alternatives and only one of them will be the correct response.
  • The exam is conducted for two sessions and in one shift for each session.
  • The JIPMER PG admit card and valid ID proof are the mandatory documents that need to be shown on the day of the examination.

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