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Supreme Court Approves the role of NBE in Medical Entrance Exam

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The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has approved the engagement of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and schedule for the examination while disposing off an Interim application moved by the Central Government and National Board of Examinations in this regard.

NBE will conduct all India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations (AIPGMEE) for admission to all India 50 percent quota of MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered at Government Medical Colleges/Institutions, except the states of Andhra Pradesh and J&K. The AIPGMEE 2014 will be held as a computer-based test by NBE from 25th November to 6th December, 2013, at 70 Prometric Test Centers in 38 cities in the country.

The State Governments of Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and University of Delhi shall utilize the results of AIPGMEE 2014 for admission to MD/MS/ PG Diploma courses at colleges under their control. These states shall not be conducting any state entrance examination of their own. Admission to MD/MS/ PG Diploma courses at institutes under Armed Forces Medical Services shall also be made on the basis of results of AIPGMEE 2014.

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Dr Bipin Batra, Executive Director of NBE, stated, “The examination shall be of three hours and 30 minutes duration. In addition, 15 minutes of test tutorial time will be given and the test comprises 300 MCQs (multiple choice questions) that are spread across different subjects of the MBBS curriculum, and there shall be no negative marking. Registration for the test shall be online and pre-paid test fee vouchers shall be available at 279 branches of Axis Bank across the country with effect from 24th October, 2013. Registration and Scheduling for the test can be undertaken online with effect from 26th October, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. onwards.

Telephonic support through Contact Centre and Toll Free access has been made available for benefit of the candidates.

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