Format of AIPGMEE
1. Is there a new testing format for AIPGMEE 2016?
Yes, starting from the November 2013 administration, the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination has changed from a paper and pencil test to a computer-based test (CBT). This is not an Internet-based test, i.e. a candidate does not take the test over the Internet. Instead of reading the questions from a paper booklet and darkening the ovals in an answer sheet, a candidate will now read the questions on a computer screen and choose an answer by using a mouse to click on the appropriate option.
2. How is the computer-based format different from the paper and pencil format?
The only difference is in the way the questions are presented, and how responses are recorded.
3. What does a computer-based test look like?
A Demo exam will be made available on the AIPGMEE website www.nbe.gov.in/ AIPGMEE to provide candidates with the look and feel, as well as functionality of the actual test.
4. Can I take the exam from any computer?
No, a candidate will have to test take the exam on a pre-assigned workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration.
Exam Duration & Pattern
1. What is the duration of the exam?
The exam duration is 3 hours and 30 Minutes and will be conducted in a single section. There will also be an additional 15-minute tutorial prior to the start of the exam. Candidates will also need to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the exam.
2. How many questions will there be?
There will be a total of 300 questions.
3. Can I move back and forth between the questions?
Yes, candidates will have the option to navigate between the questions via the Review Screen. Candidates are advised to make use of the Demo exam on the AIPGMEE website www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE to familiarise themselves with the navigation and functionality of the actual exam. A 15-minute tutorial will also be available prior to the start of the actual exam.
4. What type of questions will there be?
The exam will only contain multiple choice questions, each with four (4) options and only one (1) correct response.
5. What is the syllabus / course on which the exam would be based?
The exam will include all subjects taught during the MBBS course including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weight age will be given to each subject as indicated in the bulletin.
6. What is the 15-minute tutorial?
The tutorial provides a series of screens that will orient you to the computer based AIPGMEE. This will give you an opportunity to try the various features, including how to navigate between questions, review them, select, de-select, change and mark responses etc. The tutorial has a total duration of 15 minutes and candidates are advised to go through it entirely before starting the actual test. At the end of the tutorial, candidates will be asked to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the test. For a similar preview, candidates can take a tour of the Demo exam which will be available on AIPGMEE website at www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE
7. What is the Demo Exam?
The Demo exam is a sample computer-based exam that is intended to familiarise candidates with the navigation and functionality of the AIPGMEE. It includes a tutorial on using the various features of the exam like moving between screens, selecting, de-selecting, marking and reviewing responses etc., as well as some sample questions which will allow candidates to try out these features. Note that these sample questions are not representative of the content of difficulty level of the actual exam.
1. When will the next AIPGMEE be conducted?
The next AIPGMEE will be conducted between 2nd December and 8th December. There will be a total of 6 testing days within this testing window, with 2 testing sessions a day.
2. What are the timings for the testing sessions?
There will be 2 sessions – one at 10:00 AM and another at 3:45 PM.
3. Where will the exam be conducted?
The exam will be conducted at selected test centres in 33 cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Bardoli (Surat), Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi.
4. Where can I get the list of test centres for AIPGMEE?
The list of test centres is available on the AIPGMEE website www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE
5. How do I apply for the exam?
Candidates may register for their test online via www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE from
16 September 2015 to 22 October 2015.
6. What is the test fee?
The fee for the AIPGMEE is Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 3750 for General/OBC candidates.
7. How do I pay for the exam?
The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking. For more information, please visit the website www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE The online registration & scheduling begins on 16 September 2015 and ends on 22 October 2015.
8. What is the last day for application?
The online registration and scheduling opens on 16 September 2015 and closes on 22 October 2015.
9. Can I use my friend’s email address when registering for AIPGMEE?
No, you need to use a valid and unique email address.
10. Is there a restriction on what can be entered within the address fields during the online registration?
Yes, you need to limit each address line to 30 characters including spaces. You may make use of Address line 1, 2 and 3 in case of longer addresses. Special characters are acceptable.
11. What happens after I’ve submitted my online application?
At the end of Registration and Scheduling process the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgement, this acknowledgment shall also be sent at the registered e-mail ID of the applicant. A print out of this acknowledgment constitutes
the ADMIT CARD-CUM-CONFIRMATION SLIP. Candidate is required to print a copy of admit card and affix a latest passport size photograph. Candidates may also log on to the AIPGMEE website www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE to download and print a copy of their Application form. The Admit Card will specify the Application Number / Testing ID of the Candidate.
12. Can I appear for AIPGMEE more than once during the testing window?
No, you can only appear for AIPGMEE only once during the Nov-Dec 2015 testing window. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear more than once. Admit Cards and photo IDs of the candidates will be checked, and digital images and fingerprints will be captured at the test centre.
13. If I have made any mistake(s) while registering for AIPGMEE, can I make changes later to rectify?
If you make mistakes while entering your application data, you may log back in to the AIPGMEE registration website via www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE and select “Edit Profile” to make changes to your personal details such as address or “Edit Application” to make changes to your application data such as educational information. For security reasons, editing of candidate’s full name and username will not be allowed. The ability to edit application profile and application details will
be available until the end of the registration window i.e. until 11:59 PM IST on 22nd October 2015. Note that if you make any changes to your profile or application details, you will need to print and carry the most recent Admit Card.
RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATION
1. Can I reschedule my exam date / time?
No, you will not be allowed to change your test location, time or date once you have completed your online registration and scheduling process. Please select your preferred choices carefully based on the availability shown to you at the time of your scheduling.
2. Can I cancel the exam?
No, under no circumstances will a cancellation / refund be allowed.
3. If I do not take my exam, will I be eligible for a refund?
No, your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your exam as per your allotted location, date and time.
1. What is the reporting time for the exam?
Candidates must arrive at their assigned test centre one (1) hour before their scheduled test start time. If the test begins at 10 AM, you must reach the reporting counter at test centre no later than 9 AM. If the test begins at 3:45 PM, you must reach the reporting counter at test centre no later than 2:45 PM. This will allow for security checks, identity verification and check-in. The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the exam start time. Candidates who arrive late will not be allowed to take the exam.
2. What do I need to bring to the test centre?
Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following documents:
1. Printed copy of the Admit Card with photo pasted on it AND
2. Photocopy of the Permanent or Provisional SMC/MCI registration*, to be retained by the test centre AND
3. Any one of the following authorised photo IDs** (must be original and non
• PAN Card
• Driving License
• Voter ID
*Candidates who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualification outside India and do not have SMC/MCI registration should bring their original screening test pass certificate issued on NBE letterhead.
Note: Candidate will not be allowed to take personal items such as mobile phones, watches, food items, study material, lockets, bags, electronic gadgets or any other prohibited items into the testing room. You are advised not to bring these to the test centre.
3. Does the name appearing on the photo identification need to match the one shown on the Admit Card?
The name on the photo identification must match the name as shown on the Admit Card. If your name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned below at the time of the exam:
• Marriage Certificate
• Divorce Decree
• Legal Name Change Document
4. Where can I find directions for getting to my test centre?
Maps and directions to each test centre will be available on the AIPGMEE website www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE. Candidates are advised to plan their travel accordingly and make allowance for traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.
5. What happens during the security checks, identity verification and check-in?
Candidates will need to produce their Admit Card and one valid and original ID for verification upon arrival at the test centre. Only registered candidates will be allowed into the test centre. Candidates will be frisked before entering the testing room to
ensure they are not carrying any prohibited items. A digital photo and fingerprint of all candidates will also be captured electronically as part of the check-in process.
6. Will there be any breaks during the exam?
No, there will be no scheduled breaks during the test but candidates are allowed to go to the restroom by raising their hand to inform the test centre administrator. Note that the on-screen timer will continue running during restroom breaks.
7. What will I be provided with during the exam?
At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with pencils, eraser and rough/scratch paper. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as no other material will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the exam, candidates will have to hand all the scratch paper and stationery back to the test centre administrator.
8. How do I know when the exam time has ended?
There will be an on-screen timer on the top right corner of your screen which will count down from 3 hours and 30 minutes. Candidates are advised to check this timer regularly and allocate their time carefully. A pop-up window will appear before the exam ends to alert candidates.
9. Will I be able to leave early if I finish the exam before the allocated test time has ended?
No, candidates will not be allowed to leave until the entire duration of the exam is up with the exception of genuine medical conditions.
Scoring & Results
1. How will I know if I’ve been successful in the AIPGMEE?
Candidates who obtain a minimum score as per category below shall be declared as “Qualified” in AIPGMEE and issued a PASS /QUALIFYING Certificate.
a. General Category – 50% score
b. SC/ST/OBC – 40% score
c. Persons with Disability – 45% score
Successful candidates will be given a merit position (rank) based on their scores obtained in the AIPGMEE. They will then be asked, in order of their merit position, to participate in the centralised counseling to exercise their choice of specialty and institution. This will continue until the allotted seats are filled. The merit list will also be published on the AIPGMEE website.
2. How will the tie of marks be solved? What is the tie breaking criteria?
In case two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the competitive entrance examination, their inter se merit will be determined according to age, older will get preference over younger.
3. When will the merit list be available?
The merit list will be available by 15th January, 2016.
4. How long are my results valid for?
The results for AIPGMEE are only valid for the current test administration.
1. In case I missed registrations during the registration window, can I still register for AIPGMEE?
No, you can only register for AIPGMEE from 16 September 2015 to 22 October 2015. No exceptions will be permitted.
2. If I do not get my Admit Card, who should I contact?
At the end of Registration and Scheduling process the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgement, this acknowledgment shall also be sent at the registered e-mail ID of the applicant. A print out of this acknowledgment constitutes the ADMIT CARD-CUM-CONFIRMATION
3. In case the website does not work and I am unable to registered myself, how should I register?
If the registration website is not accessible for any reason, please close your Internet browser and try again. You can register for and your test any time between 16 September to 22 October 2015.
4. If my registration window does not work, who should I contact?
Please contact the NBE Candidate Care on 0124-6771700/1800 11 1700 (Toll Free)
5. What are the timings to contact the NBE Candidate Care helpline?
The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools to guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.
Phone: 0124-6771700/1800 11 1700 (Toll Free)
Webmail: Use Contact us form at www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE
Phone support availability:
• Registration Phase: 16th September to 22nd October 2015 9:00AM to 5:00PM from Mondays to Fridays
• Pre-testing window: 23rd October to 01st December 2015 9:00AM to 5:00PM from Mondays to Fridays
• Testing window: 2 December to 8 December 2015, 8:00AM to 8:00PM daily NBE Candidate Care will be closed on the following national public holidays:
• 2nd October 2015 (Friday) : Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Day
• 22nd October 2015 (Thursday) : Dussehra
• 11th November 2015 (Wednesday) : Diwali
• 25th November 2015 (Wednesday) : Guru Nanak’s Birthday
Webmail support availability:
Webmail support will be available from 16th September until 10th December 2015.