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JIPMER MD MS 2018 Entrance Exam

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research invites applications from the eligible candidates for Admission to MD / MS Courses ( 3 Years ) for the July, 2018 Session.

Course Duration

Duration for JIPMER MD MS Course : Three years as per the Academic Calendar of JIPMER 1st Janaury, 2018 to 31st December, 2020.

JIPMER 2018 Courses Offered

M.D. / M.S. Courses are offered in the following disciplines and the distribution of seats discipline wise is as under :


DisciplinesNo. of Seats
For all Indian Nationals including OCIFor Indian candidates sponsored by Govt. ( Central / State / Sevices ) For Foreign National Candidates
M.D. Courses
4Community Medicine300
5Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology300
6Emergency Medicine211
7Forensic Medicine100
8General Medicine1000
9Immuno Hematology & Blood Transfusion101
11Nuclear Medicine100
17Pulmonary Medicine100
M.S. courses
1General Surgery901
2Obstetrics & Gynaecology910
4Orthopedic Surgery001
5Oto-Rhino Laryngology0300
Total seats9055

Including the seats which fell vacant in various disciplines during 2018 January session. The number and distribution of seats are subject to variation depending upon the periodic directives / decisions from Competent Authorities.

JIPMER PG 2018 Eligibility


Indian Nationals ( IN )

  • Applicant must be an Indian National or Overseas Citizens of India ( OCI ).

Non-Resident Indians ( FN )

Non-Resident Indians candidates are required to route their application through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. All Non-Resident Indians will have to take prior permission from the Medical Council of India before applying for postgraduate Courses in the Institute. An advance copy of the application and copy of request to MCI must be submitted at JIPMER, Puducherry before the last date of receipt of applications. In the events of selection, the candidate has to apply for temporary registration with the medical council of India for the duration of postgraduate study.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must possess MBBS or an equivalent Degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.


  • A candidate must have completed the required period of 12 months compulsory rotating internship / Practical training on or before 31st December, 2017 [ *Candidates not completing the internship on or before 31st December, 2017 need not apply for January, 2018 session. No condonation of Compulsory Rotating Internship beyond this date shall be accepted ].

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • For all other categories including OBC Category 55% marks in aggregate
  • For candidates belonging to the SC / ST Categories 50% marks in aggregate
  • For OPH candidates the minimum aggregate as provided in ( i ) and ( ii ) for the category to which the candidate belongs shall apply.

Application Status:

  • Candidates who have already done / completed MD / MS in any subject in any Institution are not eligible for admission to MD / MS course at JIPMER.

JIPMER PG 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The examination shall be conducted in English medium Only.
  • The Entrance Examination is common to all and consists of 250 single best response type MCQs having four alternatives and the questions will be asked from the following subjects. and the distribution of no. of question is as detailed below :
JIPMER MD MS Exam Pattern
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test ( CBT ) [ Online ]
Duration of Examination3 hours ( Three Hours )
Timing of ExaminationSingle Shift : 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Language of PaperEnglish
Type of ExaminationObjective Type
Number of QuestionsOne Paper of 250 Questions
Type of Objective QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions ( MCQs )
Distribution of QuestionsBasic Clinical Science- 100 Questions
Clinical Science - 150 Questions
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer : Four marks (+) 4
Incorrect Answer: Minus one (−) 1
Unanswered : 0
Eligibility scoring ( Percentile )UR / INST / OCI / NRI / Sponsored - 50
UR - OPH - 45
SC / ST / OBC - OPH – 40
Method of determining meritPercentiles Score
Method of Resolving TiesIn the Following order :
Less Negative Marks
High Aggregate Marks in Qualifying Examination
Seniority by age

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