New Central Induction Policy for year 2021- PRP Punjab

 The Central Induction Policy is a criterion for selection of post-graduate residents in the govt. hospitals of Punjab. The induction takes place twice a year with selection based on the merit based on the PRP formula,  recent update to the Punjab Residency Program policy was shared by the health department few days back and includes several changes that applicants for the 2021 CIP induction should be aware of.


     CIP 2021 MERIT FORMULA Calculator

      1. MBBS/BDS marks                            {20}

        The total marks achieved during all the professionals are marked against an aggregate of 20.

      2. FCPS /MD/MS/MDS                            {40}

         For FCPS usually total marks are not shared marks are directly communicated to PRP but usually              30 for all passed candidates.
         MD - the total marks are marked against an aggregate of 40.

      3. No. of Attempts                                       {5}

        1 mark for clearing each professional exam in first attempt.

      4. House job                                                 {5}

        Those candidates who have done their housejob in their parent institute's affiliated hospital, whether govt. or private will receive 5 marks.

(Update: As per SHC&ME notification dated 29/12/2020 this policy clause for housejob marks will be applicable from 2022, till then the previous policy will be followed, that awards 5 marks for housejob in public sector hospitals.

      5. Preference for parent institute              {5}

         This one is for those govt. graduates who apply for residency program in their parent institute, will receive 5 marks.

       6. Research articles published                   {5}

          Two published articles can get 5 marks.

       7. Experience & distinctions                      {20}

          Maximum two distinctions to be counted, 2 points for each distinction

  • BHU/RHC     2.5 for each 3 months, Maximum 2 years counted
  • THQ/Non teaching DHQ's 1.5 for each 3 months, Maximum 3 years & 4 months counted
  • Teaching Hospitals (tertiary) 1 for each 3 months, Maximum 5 years counted      

This is the proposed induction policy for 2021 CIP PG-Trainee induction in punjab, note that the final/confirmed policy will be shared on the official website of Punjab residency program at, for any query visit their website.

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