Admissions to the PG courses at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will be made through a centralized entrance test conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on November 20, 2020
Earlier 11 Institutes used to conduct separate entrance examinations twice a year for the batches starting in January and July.
But this year the common entrance examination - Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) will be conducted for both the batches.
The INI CET exam will be held for over 10 institutes of the country for admission to MD, MS, DM, MCh, and MDS courses.
The examination will be held on November 20 for all medical and dental courses between 9 am and 12 pm.
Dr. GD Puri, dean (academics), PGIMER, said that candidates who wish to join these Institutes of National Importance for Medical Education will have to appear in only one entrance test.
The Official Notification released in this regard reads, “AIIMS invites online applications for the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) for admission to PG courses [MD/MS/MCh (6years)/ DM(6years)/ MDS at AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER, Puducherry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, and PGIMER, Chandigarh, along with seven other AIIMS (Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh) for the January 2021 session”
The admission form submission of INI CET is a two stage process- basic registration and final registration. The basic registration process started on September 29, 2020.
The official notification also states that candidates who have applied earlier and whose basic registration has been accepted for January 2019, July 2019, January 2020, and July 2020 session for AIIMS are not required to complete the basic registration again.
Those candidates will have to complete the final registration. A code will be generated and they have to edit the basic registration and proceed to the final registration.
“To bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order and considering the commonality of purpose, an initiative has been undertaken to conduct a combined entrance examination for admission to PG courses in these institutions. This would prevent loss of time, effort, and money in applying and joining at multiple places and also prevent wastage of seats by students moving from one institution to another.” states the notice released by JIPMER Puducherry.