Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research(JIPMER)


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. Spread over a sprawling 195 acre campus in an urban locale of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), JIPMER is 170 kms. by road from Chennai.

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.

The Institution is now empowered to award Medical Degrees, Diplomas, etc., under the clauses 23 & 24 of the said Act. Such Degrees / Diploma, etc., shall be deemed to be included in the schedules to the respective Acts governing Medical Council of India, Indian Nursing Council and Dental Council of India, entitling the holders to the same privileges as those attached to the equivalent awards from the recognized Universities of India.

JIPMER imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super Specialty Medical Training through a working hospital (JIPMER Hospital) with bed strength of Sanctioned 2134 and a Nursing College. M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S, Degree Courses are offered in 43 disciplines. Super Specialty departments of Cardiology, Neurology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Critical care, Neonatology, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pharmacology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology, Surgical Oncology and Surgical Gastroenterology also offer D.M./ M.Ch. Courses. Full-time Ph.D. Programs are available in eleven disciplines as on date. Master of Public Health (30 seats) Post Basic Diploma Courses in Nursing (50 Seats in five disciplines) were started in January 2014.


JIPMER has started its JIPMER Karaikal, from the academic session 2015-16 with yearly intake of 50 students. Karaikal is located about 150 km south of Puducherry city. The classes are being held in lecture theatres at the Arasalar caomplex with smart class room facilities and telemedicine communication system linking to the JIPMER Puducherry. The students practical and research laboratories with facilities for seminar, symposia and lecture classes are located at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Building with state of the art equipments. Separate blocks are provided for boys and girls in the hostel complex. This Institute will further be expanded with multi-speciality hospital.


Duration of the MBBS course is 4 years and 6 months as per the Academic Calendar of JIPMER followed by ONE year of Compulsory Rotatory Internship for award of Degree.

Common Entrance Examination for 200 Seats

(150 seats at JIPMER, Puducherry + 50 seats at JIPMER, Karaikal)

Vertical Reservation
Category JIPMER Puducherry JIPMER Karaikal TOTAL
General (UR) 50 15 65
OBC 28 10 38
SC 16   6 22
ST 11   4 15
P-UR 23   7 30
P-OBC 11   5 16
P-SC   6   2   8
NRI/OCI   5   1   6
Total 150 50 200
Horizontal Reservation
Category JIPMER Puducherry JIPMER Karaikal TOTAL
OPH 3 2 5
P – OPH 1 1
Total 4 2 6

The number and distribution of seats may vary depending upon the periodic directives / decisions from Competent Authorities.

Entrance Examination will be conducted through a Computer Based Test (CBT) [Online] only.

The examination shall be held on FIRST WEEK OF JUNE.

The duration of the examination shall be 2½ hours (Two hours and Thirty minutes).

For OPH candidates in general category the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%.

The Online (CBT) Entrance Examination will be conducted in two shifts:

  • Morning Shift / First shift : 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Afternoon Shift / Second shift : 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Therefore all candidates will be required to appear at CBT Online Entrance Examination, which will be conducted on the FIRST WEEK OF JUNE in either one of the shifts (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (OR) 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM) as allotted by the competent authority .

The venue, time and shift of the examination will be communicated to the candidates in the Admit Card.

No candidate will be permitted to appear in the examination unless he/she holds a valid & Admit Card issued by the Institute and a proof of their identification.

The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium ONLY.

The Entrance Examination is common to all and consists of 200 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:-

Subject and Number of Questions

The questions for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination 2017 will be based on the syllabus as prescribed by State Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE for XI & XII Standards.

Candidates are advised to go through the Mock Test for computer based Test (online examination).

Link for mock test is available on JIPMER’s Website JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination – 2017 link.

 On-line Registration from MARCH 4th WEEK

 On-line Registration closes on MAY 1st WEEK

 Download of Hall Ticket from JIPMER website www.jipmer.edu.in

(The Hall Tickets will be made available through Internet download ONLY and NOT by Post) : MAY 4th WEEK

 Date & Time of Entrance Examination (Two Shifts – Online Mode Only) : JUNE 1st WEEK

 Expected date of publication of Merit List : 2 nd WEEK OF JUNE

 Counseling of Choosing for JIPMER Puducherry (OR) JIPMER Karaikal

 First Counseling (Tentative) : 4 th WEEK OF JUNE.

 Second Counseling (Tentative) : 2 nd WEEK OF JULY

 Third Counselling(Tentative) :2 nd WEEK OF AUGUST


  • Hall Tickets for the Entrance Examination shall be available for download to candidates whose applications are complete in all respects, from MAY 2nd WEEK onwards.(Tentative).

  • The Hall Ticket will contain
    (1) Name and date of birth as typed by the candidate in the application
    (2) Photo and signature image as uploaded by the candidate.
    (3) Examination City allotted and Roll Number.

  • NO change in the category/age/name/DOB (Date of Birth) will be entertained after submission of application. The candidates in such case have to apply a fresh before the closing date.

  • Request for rectification / change of any other details in the hall ticket shall NOT be considered under any circumstance.
  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to appear for the Entrance Examination unless he/she produce the hall ticket from the JIPMER website at the exam centres along with ID proof in original & a photocopy of the same.


 Merit Ranking would be based on percentile score after Normalization

 Merit List would be drawn category wise based on minimum percentile as given below:

 CATEGORY Minimum Percentile

 Unreserved (UR)/OCI/NRI 50 Unreserved (UR) – OPH 45 SC / ST / OBC /- OPH 40

 Candidates who secure less than the minimum percentile in the Entrance Examination will NOT be considered for admission and their names will NOT be included in the Merit List.

 Only those NRI / OCI candidates who opt for admission under Self Financing Scheme at the time of application itself will be considered for the merit list to 6 Seats for NRI/OCI status candidates.

 No E-Mail or Written communication will be entertained in this regard.

 Request for Change of Category/Status Submitted in the application shall NOT be entertained /considered under any circumstances. If any, Fresh application with another payment has to be made on-line before the last date of closing registration. It will be deemed that the application form is submitted only. with knowledge

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