The first ever All India "Online test" for Post Graduate medical students will be conducted from November 23, 2012. The new system offers flexibility for aspirants to choose any date between November 23 to December 6, 2012.
After following paper-pencil format for years, this will be the first time that an online test will be conducted for Post Graduate (PG) medical students. Sources in the ministry revealed that the notification with regard to the new computer based testing is likely to come up by next week.
The National Board of Examination (NBE), which agreed to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for PG medical students, decided to replicate the IIM model, an "online test" format for the students. About 36 centres all across the country have been shortlisted. The candidates will also have a flexibility in choosing their centre on first come first basis. "Each state capital will have atleast one centre where the candidate can give the test. The candidates can chose their centre," said senior official.
All candidates who have completed their MBBS intership or those who will be completing it by 31 March, 2013, will be eligible to sit in the exam.
The NBE has had a detailed planning on the new format to which the IIM's had switched three years back.
The new system for PG medical test will offer flexibility for candidates to choose any date in the "fourteen day" period for the test.