Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

"Wherever the art of medicine is loved,
there's also a love of humanity"




About Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), funded by Indian central government, is a premier medical college of India. JIPMER was first established on 1 January 1823 and it is the oldest institute to teach European medicine in Asia. JIPMER offers various undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. Located at Pondicherry, JIPMER is also a fully functional hospital that provides medical treatments to patients from all over the world. It has about 200 faculty members 3,000 staff and 360 resident physicians. JIPMER started operating from one more newly opened campus at Karaikal from November 2015. JIPMER has always projected excellence in what it does and has been constantly ranked among the top colleges of the country by various prime websites.

Programs offered at JIPMER

Specialization offered under MD

  • Anatomy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Community medicine
  • Dermatology
  • General medicine
  • Forensic medicine
  • Micro biology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radio diagnosis
  • Radio therapy
  • Transfusion Medicine & Immunology Hematology

Specialization offered under MS

  • General surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Orthopedics Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Getting into JIPMER - Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in JIPMER must appear for JIPMER MBBS examination held by the university every year. Apart from AIIMS and NEET, JIPMER is the only UG medical entrance examination conducted in India. One has to qualify this exam in order to acquire a seat in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research.

JIPMER MBBS Examination

JIPMER MBBS 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on June 4, 2017 in an online mode. There will be a total of 200 multiple choice questions from sections of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logic & Quantitative reasoning and English Comprehension. JIPMER will be conducting the entrance for a total of 200 seats, for both the campuses combined, in its MBBS program.

Eligibility criteria JIPMER

Eligibility to apply for JIPMER MBBS exam 2017

  • Candidates who wish to apply for the said exam must be an Indian National.
  • The candidates must have completed 17 years of age as or on December 31, 2017.
  • Candidates must have passed/appeared in 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry Biology/Bio-technology and English as compulsory subjects in class 11th and 12th.
  • The candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the entrance examination. However, for SC/ST/OBC candidates the minimum is 40%.

Important dates

Events Scheduled dates
Online registration begins March 27, 2017
Online registration closes May 3, 2017
Availability of admit cards May, 2017
Date of entrance exam June 4, 2017
Declaration of results (tentative) June, 2017
First Counselling June 27, 2017
Second counselling July 19, 2017
Third counselling August 23, 2017

Examination pattern

The question paper will consist of 200 MCQ type questions where only English will be the medium of language. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours and 30 minutes and will be conducted in two shifts- forenoon and afternoon sessions. Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer while there won't be any deduction for incorrect answers and unmarked responses.

Subject Number of questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology 60
Logic and quantitative reasoning 10
English comprehension 10

JIPMER Syllabus 2017

JIPMER MBBS 2017 will be based on the syllabus as prescribed by the State Boards as well as CBSE syllabus for Class XI and XII.

Reservation policy at JIPMER

Category Percentage of seats  reserved
General 47.5-50%
OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Orthopaedic Physically Handicapped (on horizontal basis) 3%

Category wise Seat distribution at JIPMER

There are a total of 200 seats offered for UG admissions to be distributed among the two campuses of JIPMER – Pondicherry and Karaikal.

Category JIPMER Pondicherry JIPMER Karaikal
General 50 15
SC 16 6
ST 11 4
OBC 28 10
P-UR 23 7
P-OBC 11 5
P-SC 6 2
P-NRI 5 1
TOTAL 150 50


Total number of seats


Category Number of seats
SC 11
ST 5
OBC 19
General 37
Total 72

Total number of seats

AIIMS Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jhajjar, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh and Jodhpur (each)

Category Number of seats
SC 15
ST 8
OBC 27
General 50
Total 100

Notable Alumni King George's Medical University

Ajay Kumar
Former IPS Officer, Politician

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