The result of the INI-CET exam held on 05.11.2023 for admission to the July session 2024 was declared on 19.05.2024 and is available on the AIIMS official website, www.aiimsexams.ac.in.

After the declaration of the result, the institute released the schedule of online seat allocation for admission to PG courses of INIs [MD/MS/DM(6yrs.)/MCh(6yrs.)/MDS].

For admission to PG courses at INIs for the January 2024 session, the schedule of online seat allocation at INI Institutes (including Mock Round), as per the official notification, is provided below:

Schedule for 1st Round of Online Seat Allocation (including Mock Round)

S.No. Particulars Date
1 Exercising of Choices (Institute and Subject/Speciality) for Mock Round From 11.06.2024 (Tuesday) to 13.06.2024 upto 05.00 pm (Thursday)
2 Announcement of Seat Allocation for 1st Mock Round 15.06.2024 (Saturday)
3 Exercising of Choices (Institute and Subject/Speciality) for 1st Round From 16.06.2024 (Sunday) to 18.06.2024 up to 05:00 pm (Tuesday)           
4 Announcement of Seat Allocation of 1stRound 22.06.2024 (Saturday)
5 Online Acceptance of Allocated Seat From: 24.06.2024, 11.00 am (Monday) to 27.06.2024 up to 05.00 pm (Thursday)
6 Reporting and Submission of Documents/Security Deposit From: 24.06.2024, 11.00 am (Monday) to 27.06.2023 up to 05.00 pm (Thursday)

Schedule for 2nd Round of Online Seat Allocation

S. No. Particulars Date
1 Announcement of Seat Allocation of 2nd Round 13.07.2024 (Staurday)
2 Online Acceptance of Allocated Seat From 15.07.2024, 11.00 am (Monday) to 19.07.2024 up to 05.00 pm (Friday)
3 Reporting and Submission of Documents/Security Deposit From 15.07.2024, 11.00 am (Monday) to 19.07.2024 up to 05.00 pm (Friday)

Only eligible candidates will have access to the portal link on “My Page”, on the AIIMS website, www.aiimsexams.ac.in. It can be accessed by logging in with the credentials used for completing the application form INI-CET for admission to PG programs for the July 2024 session.

Here’s a list of participating INI-CET institutes for the January 2024Session.

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  2. AIIMS, Bhopal
  3. AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar
  4. AIIMS, Jodhpur
  5. AIIMS, Nagpur
  6. AIIMS, Patna
  7. AIIMS, Raipur
  8. AIIMS, Rishikesh
  9. AIIMS, Bibinagar
  10. AIIMS, Bhatinda
  11. AIIMS, Deoghar
  12. AIIMS, Mangalagiri
  13. AIIMS, Raebareli
  14. AIIMS, Kalyani
  15. AIIMS, Bilaspur
  16. AIIMS, Gorakhpur
  17. AIIMS, Guwahati
  18. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  19. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
  20. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  21. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum

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PostGrad Course Updates

Dermatology MD:-

1. 5 new topics have been added to the following module:

  • Leprosy
    • Leprosy Among Specific Population Including Pregnancy and HIV
    • Lepra Reactions
    • Clinical Approach to a Leprosy Patient
    • History of Leprosy
    • Management of Leprosy
  • The topics mentioned above also include 25 new MCQs and 10 benchmark trials.

 

Medicine MD:-

1. 95 new DxTx have been added to the following body parts:

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Stomach
  • Gall Bladder
  • Liver
  • Auxiliary/Rheumatology
  • Muscle
  • Auxiliary/Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Bones
  • Auxiliary/Hematology
  • Kidney
  • Auxiliary/Kidney
  • Auxiliary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Auxiliary/Envenomation and Poisoning
  • Auxiliary/Geriatrics
  • Auxiliary/Psychiatry
  • Auxiliary/Metabolic Disease
  • Skin

 

OBGYN MD:-

  1. 5 new topics have been added to the following modules:

 

Section Module Topic
Gynecology Menstrual Abnormalities Menopause
Population Dynamics and Pregnancy Prevention Demography and Population Dynamics in India
Procedural Videos Diagnostic and Simple Interventional Procedures
Obstetrics Complications of Pregnancy Disorders of Amniotic Fluid Volume
Genetics Genetics of Human Reproduction and Infertility

     2. The topics mentioned above also include 25 new MCQs and 10 benchmark trials.

 

Professional Course Updates

MRCOG Part 1:-

1. Chat show on “Discussion of Important questions – January, 2024 Part 1” by Dr. Richa Saxena has been added to the course.

Learning Outcomes of the chat show were:

  • Discussion on important questions of MRCOG part 1 exam.
  • Preparation for exam with the help of carefully curated questions with detailed explanations, images, and flowcharts.
  • Quick go through during last minute exam preparation.
  • Understanding latest patterns of questions as per RCOG curriculum.
  • Easing the journey of clearing MRCOG exam.

 

MRCOG Part 2:-

1. The new TOG 2024- Issue 1 has been added to the TOGs (The Obstetrician and Gynecologist) module of the course.

 

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DNB-PDCET is Diplomate of National Board- Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test. It is a single-window entrance examination for admission to Post Diploma DNB Broad Specialty Courses. The duration of the Post Diploma DNB course is 2 years.

The DNB-PDCET entrance examination is conducted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). A consistent national standard for assessing the minimal level of knowledge and skills required for postgraduate and doctorate courses is provided by NBEMS.

The DNB PDCET examination will held on 28th July 2024 for a total of 1073 seats for 14 different specialties. The DNB-PDCET 2024 result has been released on 21st August 2024 and can be downloaded from the NBEMS official website, natboard.edu.in.

DNB-PDCET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to the Post Diploma DNB courses are as follows:

  • Candidates can apply for the DNB PDCET 2024 in the desired broad specialty using the online application system available at the NBEMS website, https://nbe.edu.in or  https:// natboard.edu.in if they have completed the final examination leading to the award of a Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities that have been duly recognized by NMC.
  • The final test result for the mentioned Post Graduate Diploma certification should have been released on or around February 28, of the academic year.
  • Those who are already enrolled in an MD, MS, or DNB programme are not eligible to take the DNB-PDCET until they have finished the ongoing program or have been released from it.
  • You must provide documented verification of their registration with the NMC, the former Medical Council of India, or the State Medical Council on the day of the exam and during counselling/admission.

DNB-PDCET Exam Scheme

Particulars Description
Scheme Single-day and single session exam
Mode of Exam Computer-based Test
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Language of Question Paper English
Total number of questions 120
Total time allotted 120 minutes
Marking Scheme +4 is given for every correct answer.

-1 is given for every incorrect answer.

Zero mark for every unattempted answer.

Questions marked for review are evaluated according to the marking scheme.

Total Marks 480
Organizing Body NBEMS (National Board of Examinations In Medical Sciences)

List of Post Diploma DNB Courses

Following is the list of Post Diploma DNB Courses in which admission is done through DNB-PDCET:

S.No. Post Diploma DNB Courses Prior Entry Eligible Qualification
1 DNB (Anaesthesiology) DA
2 DNB (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) DVD
3 DNB (Nuclear Medicine) DNM
4 DNB (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) DGO
5 DNB (Ophthalmology) DOMS
6 DNB (Orthopaedics) DORTHO
7 DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) DLO
8 DNB (Paediatrics) DCH
9 DNB (Psychiatry) DPM
10 DNB (Radio Diagnosis) DMRD
11 DNB (Radiation Oncology) DMRT
12 DNB (Respiratory Medicine) DTCD
13 DNB (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) DPMR
14 DNB (Pathology) DCP

DNB PDCET Online Application Form

Steps to fill in an online DNB-PDCET application form.

  1. You are required to fill out the user registration form to generate a User ID/Application ID and Password.
  2. You will receive an SMS and Email with the User ID and Password.
  3. Then you must complete the application form and upload your photograph, scanned signature, thumb impression, and other required documents. You must fill in the information correctly to avoid any discrepancies later.
  4. While filling in the form, you need to choose your Exam Centre/Test City and pay the examination fee.
  5. After completing the form and carefully checking it, agree to the declaration and submit the application.
  6. You must submit the DNB-PDCET online application form before the last date.
  7. After completing the payment, check the payment status to be mentioned as ‘S’ (Successful) on the application form.
  8. You must take a printout of the filled Application form with the transaction ID printed on it and payment status should be mentioned as Successful.

Instruction to Fill Online DNB-PDCET Online Application Form

New User Registration: You are required to create an online profile to generate a User ID and Password.

Applicant Login: You can login and register an online application using the User ID and Password that has been set. Following user creation, the “Go to Application” link enables you to carry on with the application submission.

Fill out the application form correctly: You are required to fill in details like name, gender, nationality, email id, contact, and more.

Nationality can be chosen from the following options: Indian, Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/PIO, and Non-OCI Foreign Nationals. If you are a Foreign National along with an Overseas Citizen of India, choose OCI/PIO as your nationality. If you are a foreign national and not an OCI, then choose Non-OCI Foreign National as your Nationality.

Upload Images: Upload your photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the application form.

Instruction for Uploading the Images

Images to be uploaded                                      Instructions
Photograph Candidate must upload two photographs:

1. Real time photograph- taken by the inbuilt system while filling out the PDCET application form.

2. Recent Photograph- in this case, the photograph should not be more than 3 months old.

·  Do not wear spectacles, cap goggles, or ornaments while getting clicked.

· Photograph should be colored with white background.

· The size of the image should be less than 80kb.

· The image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format.

Signature

The signature can be made in two ways:

1. Uploading the signature using a digital device: (i.e., camera)

· Draw a box of size 1.5 cm (height) x 3.5 cm (width).

· Sign with a black or blue ink pen.

· Scan the image through scanner and then crop the image to the box.

· Resize the image to 20-100kb.

2. Uploading the scanned signature

· Signature should be done on a blank white page with blue/black pen.

· Set the scanner to 200 dpi.

· Scanned image should be in .jpeg/.jpg format.

· Size of the image should be less than 80kb.

Thumb impression

· Draw a box of 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm (width x height) on white paper.

· Use a blue/black ink pad and take the left thumb impression.

· Scanner should be set at 200 dpi.

· Scanned image of the thumbprint must be in .jpg/.jpeg format.

· Size of the image should be less than 80kb.


Choose Examination City
: You must choose the Test City from the given options. The exam centres are allotted according to a first come first serve basis.

Exam Centres

The tentative list of exam centres for the DNB-PDCET exam:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh/Mohali
  • Chennai
  • Delhi NCR
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Visakhapatnam

Pay the Examination Fee: The DNB-PDCET examination fee is Rs. 5000 (excluding additional payment gateway charges and tax). After making the payment make sure the confirmation is reflected as ‘S’ (Successful) in the application form.

Application Form Submission: Carefully preview your application form and agree to the declaration and submit the application form.

Acknowledgment of Application Submission: An acknowledgment email is sent to the registered email ID which confirms the successful application.

If any detail/field in the application form mentioned is incorrect, you can only edit it during the Edit Window. However, the following fields remain non-editable:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email ID
  • Mobile number
  • Nationality
  • Test City

List of Barred Items

  • Mobiles phones and other electronic devices like earphones, Bluetooth, wristwatches, etc.
  • Any stationary item like a pen, textual material, notebook, writing pad, pouch, eraser, etc.
  • Any ornaments like rings, earrings, bracelets, chains, brooches, etc.
  • Any other wearables and accessories like caps, goggles, wallets, handbags, etc.

DNB PDCET Admit Card

The DNB-PDCET admit cards can be downloaded from the NBEMS website, natboard.edu.in.

You must download their admit cards from the NBEMS website and firmly paste their most recent (not older than three months) passport-size photo in the designated spot on the card. The image must adhere to the following requirements:

  • The size of the photograph must be a minimum of 35×45 mm with a clear face and head of the candidate.
  • The photograph should be coloured with white background.
  • No caps, goggles, or ornaments should be worn.
  • The photo must be printed on fine paper with a resolution of at least 600 dpi.
  • The admit card mentions the exact address and location of the exam centres. You are urged to become familiar with the location of the test centres at least one day before the exam and make sure you report for the exam at the appointed time.

Documents to Carry on Exam Day

Candidates must bring the following documents to the test centre on the exam day:

  • A printed copy of your barcoded or QR coded admit card with a recent colored photo attached.
  • Permanent SMC/MCI/NMC registration photocopy, later retained by the test centre.
  • Any one of the government-issued photo IDs listed below:
    • PAN Card
    • Aadhar Card (with the photograph)
    • Voter ID
    • Driving License
    • Passport

DNB PDCET 2024 Result Declaration

The DNB PDCET 2024 result has been declared on 21st August 2024. The Cut-off date for qualifying for the final examination of PG Medical Diploma qualification towards eligibility for DNB-PDCET 2024 is 31st May 2024.

Steps to Check Your DNB PDCET 2024 Result

Step 1: Go to the official NBEMS website, ntaboard.edu.in.

Step 2: Click on the DNB PDCET 2024 result link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Enter your login details and click on the submit button.

Step 4: DNB PDCET Result 2024 PDF will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Check and download the PDCET 2024 result.

Step 6: Take a printout of the same for further counselling and admission purposes.

The merit list of the DNB-PDCET entrance examination is generated specialty wise and there are no minimum qualifying criteria. Questions asked in the examination can be challenged only within the 3 calendar days after the exam day.

Any candidates found indulging in unfair practices will be expelled for the next 14 attempts or the next 7 years or as decided by the Examination Ethics Committee after considering a particular case.

The DNB PDCET official answer key can be downloaded from the official NBEMS official website once released.

Validation of DNB-PDCET Result 2024

The PDCET result is valid only for the current year i.e., the year in which the examination has been attempted. The merit and score cannot be carried forward to the next admission sessions.

Tie-breaker Criteria

In case of two or more candidates score the same, the merit is determined using the following criteria in descending order:

  • Candidates who have marked more correct responses are placed above in the merit.
  • Candidates with a lesser number of negative responses in the question paper are placed in a better position in the merit.
  • Older candidates are placed in better positions on merit.

Publication of Merit List

  • All students who take the DNB Post Diploma CET test will be ranked according to the scores they received in comparison to other applicants who applied for the same broad specialty.
  • For each Broad specialty for which the Post Diploma CET test is held, a distinct merit will be created. For instance, only Post DGO applicants will be eligible for the merit list for DNB Obstetrics and Gynecology Post Diploma seats. Specialty-based merit lists will be released separately.

DNB PDCET 2024 Counselling

  • The registration for the counseling is conducted by the designated authority.
  • Candidates who have secured merit positions in the NBEMS-conducted DNB Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB-PDCET) 2024 and who meet the requirements for admission to DNB (Post Diploma) programs (2024 admission session) at various NBEMS-accredited Medical Colleges, Institutions, and Hospitals in India are invited to participate in the counselling for the allocation of seats solely based on merit and student preference.
  • For Scheduled Castes (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and EWS, the status of any Post Diploma DNB seats that are subject to appropriate reservations will be declared at the time of counselling.
  • Candidates are required to show their category certificate at the time of counselling.
  • The PwD candidates must get themselves certified at one of the Disability Assessment Boards, before the counselling date and are required to carry their treatment documents at the time of counselling.

Important Dates for DNB-PDCET Entrance Examination

Particulars Tentative Timelines
Submission of Online Application Form 28th May 2024 (3 PM Onwards) to
17th June 2024 (Till 11:55PM)
Application Edit Window 20th June 2024 to
23rd June 2024
Selective Edit Window to rectify images (Photograph/Signatures/Thumb Impression) 3rd July 2024 to
7th July 2024
Admit Card Issue Date 16th July 2024
Examination Date 21st July 2024
Result Declaration By 21st August 2024
The cut-off date for qualifying for the final examination of PG Medical Diploma qualification towards eligibility for DNBPDCET 31st May 2024

Things to keep in mind

  • Know the DNB PDCET Exam Pattern before starting the preparation.
  • Remember to regularly check the DNB PDCET Registration Date and DNB PDCET online application form release date and submit it on time to get to the desired exam centre.
  • Go through the DNB PDCET syllabus before preparation and solve the PDCET previous year’s question papers and sample papers to enhance the preparation.
  • Solve DNB PDCET mock test papers during revision time to evaluate your progress and understanding of the topic.
  • Don’t forget to affix the photograph on the admit card.
  • Verify and check all the required documents for the exam day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. What is PDCET?

Ans. DNB-PDCET is Diplomate of National Board- Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test. It is a single-window entrance examination for admission to Post Diploma DNB Broad Specialty Courses. It is conducted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS).

Q2. What is the duration of the PDCET exam?

Ans. The duration of the PDCET exam is 120 minutes.

Q3. When is the DNB-PDCET 2024 result declared?

Ans. The DNB-PDCET 2024 result has been declared on 21st August 2024 and can be checked on the official NBEMS website, natboard.edu.in, and nbe.edu.in.

Q4. What is the exam pattern of DNB PDCET?

Ans. The DNB-PDCET is a computer-based exam with multiple choice type questions. It is Single-day and single session exam. The exam has a total of 120 MCQs to be completed in 120 minutes.

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Pediatrics MD:-

1. 8 new topics have been added to the following modules:

Module Topic
Adolescent Health Adolescents Mental Health Problems
Genetics and Metabolic Disorders Prevention Strategies for Genetic Conditions
Gene Therapy
Down Syndrome
What a Pediatrician should Know
Gaucher Disease
Lysosomal Storage Disorders
Gastroenterology Pediatric Liver Transplantation: When Why and How?

Note: The topics mentioned above also include 40 new (MCQs) and 16 benchmark trials.

 

OBGYN MD:-

1. The drug chart has been revamped with the addition of 89 new drugs.

2. The new format includes color coding and two additional columns for adverse reaction and drug interaction.

 

Surgery MS:-

1. 5 New topics have been added to the following modules:

Module Section Topic
Surgical Skills Vascular Disorders IV Fluids in Surgery
Basic Surgery Skills Use of Staplers: Skin and GI Staplers
Principles of Controlling Intraoperative Bleeding
Minimally Invasive Procedures Basics of Robotic Surgery
Proper Care and Handling of Laparoscopic Instruments

Note: The topics mentioned above also include 32 new (MCQs) and 10 benchmark trials.

 

Professional Course Updates

 

Critical Care Simplified:-

1. 12 new videos and 76 new MCQs have been added to the course. List of new module added in the following section.

Module Topic
Sepsis Evolution of Sepsis Definition
Evaluation and Management of a Septic Patient with Myocardial Dysfunction
Sepsis Mimics
Source Control in Sepsis
Hemodynamic Monitoring in Sepsis
Sepsis Epidemiology
Managing MDR, XDR & PDR (Gram negative bacteria)
Role of Steroids in Sepsis
Tropical Sepsis
Post Sepsis Syndrome
Evaluation and Management of Septic Patients with Impaired Renal Function
The Respiratory System Newer Modes of Ventilation

 

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MRCP (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) is a postgraduate diploma awarded by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

The MRCP exam comprises three parts:

  • MRCP(UK) Part 1: This written exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and is intended to evaluate a candidate’s grasp of the fundamental sciences as well as their capacity to apply that knowledge in clinical settings.
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2: This section also has multiple-choice questions and is geared toward clinical medical knowledge and abilities. It assesses the candidate’s capacity to use clinical comprehension and knowledge for patient diagnosis, research, and management.
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical (PACES): PACES stands for Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. The PACES is an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) used to evaluate applicants’ clinical abilities. Candidates are evaluated at a number of stations on their capacity to effectively communicate, obtain information, and perform clinical procedures.

The MRCP Part 1 and 2 are held four times a year whereas the frequency of PACES varies with the location.

After the successful completion of all three parts of the MRCP exam, you will be awarded with MRCP(UK) diploma that paves the way to your specialist internal medicine training in the UK. The certification for the MRCP(UK) is approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) as a part of the UK postgraduate medical training programme and it follows the UK curricula and guidelines.

The blog mentions the MRCP Part 1 dates, MRCP Part 2 dates and MRCP PACES dates along with the schedule and MRCP exam fees of all three parts.

MRCP PART 1 WRITTEN EXAMINATION

MRCP Part 1 Exam Dates

The MRCP exam dates for Part 1 2024 are as follows:

  • 24 January 2024
  • 17 April 2024
  • 14 August 2024
  • 16 Oct 2024

MRCP Part 1 Exam Schedule and Fees

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Reasonable Adjustment Deadline Results by Fees
2024/1 06 Nov 2023- 13 Nov 2023 24 Jan 2024 20 Nov 2023 23 Feb 2024 £460(UK) £616(Int.)
2024/2 05 Feb 2024- 12 Feb 2024 17 Apr 2024 19 Feb 2024 17 May 2024 £460(UK) £616(Int.)
2024/3 03 Jun 2024- 10 Jun 2024 14 Aug 2024 17 Jun 2024 13 Sep 2024 £460(UK) £616(Int.)
2024/4 05 Aug 2024-12 Aug 2024 16 Oct 2024 19 Aug 2024 15 Nov 2024 £460(UK) £616(Int.)

Note: The application process and fee for the Hong Kong centres are different.

MRCP Part 1 Exam Centres in India                                                           

  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kerala
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

Must Read: How to Pass MRCP Part 1 in First Attempt?

MRCP PART 2 WRITTEN EXAMINATION

MRCP Part 2 Exam Dates

The exam dates for MRCP Part 2 are as follows:

  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 15 May 2024
  • 11 Sep 2024
  • 20 Nov 2024

MRCP Part 2 Exam Schedule and Fees

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Reasonable Adjustment Deadline Exam Date Results by
2024/1 04 Dec 2023-11 Dec 2023 18 Dec 2023 21 Feb 2024 22 Mar 2024
2024/2 18 Mar 2024-25 Mar 2024 01 Apr 2024 15 May 2024 14 Jun 2024
2024/3 08 Jul 2024-15 Jul 2024 22 Jul 2024

 

11 Sep 2024 11 Oct 2024

 

2024/4 16 Sep 2024-23 Sep 2024 30 Sep 2024 20 Nov 2024 20 Dec 2024

MRCP Part 2 Exam Centres in India

  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kerala
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

Click here to know about the MRCP exam in detail.

MRCP PART 2 CLINICAL (PACES)

Following points to note:

  • The exam dates for the MRCP 2 PACES exam are different for the different countries and centres. You must choose the exam centre and dates according to your feasibility.
  • MRCP Part 2 PACES fees also vary from country to country.

MRCP Part 2 PACES Exam Schedule and Fees

The following table mentions the application dates according to the exam centre in India:

Bengaluru

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Dates Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 29 Feb 2024 – 2 Mar 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 Centre not running in this assessment period
2024/3 17 Jun 2024 – 24 Jun 2024 24 Oct 2024- 26 Oct 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202

Chennai

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 18 Mar 2024- 22 Mar 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 Centre not running in this assessment period

Hyderabad

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 15 Mar 2024 – 17 Mar 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 To be confirmed

Kochi

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 22 Feb 2024- 24 Feb 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 To be confirmed

Kolkata

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 5 Apr 2024- 7 Apr 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 To be confirmed

New Delhi

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 28 Mar 2024- 31 Mar 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 To be confirmed

Pondicherry

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9 Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 8 Feb 2024- 10 Feb 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 To be confirmed
2024/3 To be confirmed

Pune

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 9  Oct 2023- 16 Oct 2023 12 Mar 2024- 17 Mar 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/2 Centre not running in this assessment period

Thiruvananthapuram

MRCP Exam 2024 Application Period Exam Date Admission Documents Sent Fees
2024/1 Centre not running during this assessment period
2024/2 19 Feb 2024- 26 Feb 2024 5 Jun 2024- 8 Jun 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date £1202
2024/3 17 Jun 2024- 24 Jun 2024 27 Nov 2024 – 30 Nov 2024 Approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam date

 

£1202

UK 2024 Application Dates

Diets Application Open Application Close Assessment Period Fees
2024/1 13 Nov 2023 20 Nov 2023 Late January – End of March £657
2024/2 25 March 2024 01 April 2024 Early June- Early August £657
2024/3 22 July 2023 29 July 2024 Late September – Early December

 

£657

Exam Centres for MRCP 2 PACES in India

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • New Delhi
  • Pondicherry
  • Pune
  • Thiruvananthapuram

Cracking MRCP will be a significant achievement in the field of medicine that opens up various career opportunities. To ace your MRCP Part 1 preparation, you can enroll in the ‘Cracking MRCP Part 1’ online course by eminent faculty, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Wander and Dr. Archith Boloor. The course is crafted based on the curriculum designed by The Royal College of Physicians. It provides access to video lectures, webinars & video archives, practice assessments, notes, high-yield questions, e-chapters, mock papers and performance tracking assistance by providing a leaderboard.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. Is MRCP done after MBBS?

Ans. Yes, you can sit in the MRCP exam only after completing the MBBS. Along with the MBBS degree, you must have a minimum of 12 months of postgraduate experience in medicine.

Q2. What is the fee for the MRCP exam for Indian students?

Ans. The fee for the MRCP Part 1 and 2 is £616 for candidates other than UK (including Indian students )while for MRCP Part 2 Clinical (PACES), the fee is £1202 for Indian students.

Q3. Can we take the MRCP exam in India?

Ans. Yes, you can take the MRCP exam in India. In India, you can take the MRCP exam at the following locations: Chennai, Hyderabad, Kerala, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi. In addition to these, MRCP PACES is also conducted at Bengaluru, Kochi, Pondicherry, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram.

FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) is a screening test for an Indian citizen or an overseas Indian citizen who holds a primary medical degree from a medical institution outside of India in order to be eligible for provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15th March, 2002.

According to the 2002 Screening Test Regulations, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) conducts the Screening Test. The National Medical Commission and all State Medical Councils get the results once the exam has been administered, published, and distributed by NBEMS.

The NBEMS administers the screening test twice a year. The FMGE 2023 exams were held on 20th January, 2023 and 30th July, 2023.

For 2024, the FMGE application process commenced on 23rd November, 2023. The FMGE 2024 exam will be held on 20th January, 2024.

FMGE 2024 Important Dates

Process Timelines
Submission of Online Application 29th April 2024 to 20th May 2024 (Till 11:55 PM)
Edit Window 24th May 2024 to 28th May 2024
Edit Window to rectify images 7th June 2024 to 10th June 2024
Edit Window to rectify discrepancies related to documents uploaded in the application Through Online Deficient
Document Submission Portal
(http://exam.natboard.edu.in/fmge.php)
The portal will close on 14th June 2024 at 11:55 PM
Final opportunity to rectify deficiencies related to documents upload in the application 21st June 2024 (11AM onwards) to 24th June (Till 11:55PM)
Admit Card Issue Date 1st July 2024
FMGE Exam Date 2024 6th July 2024
Result Declaration Date 6th August 2024

FMGE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be an Indian/Overseas Citizen of India.
  • The candidate must hold a primary medical qualification that has been verified by the Indian Embassy for registration as a medical practitioner.
  • The applicant must hold an “Eligibility Criteria” from the National Medical Commission (or the former Medical Council of India). This condition is not necessary for Indian nationals or Indian residents living abroad who received their medical degrees from foreign institutions or who were admitted to such institutions before March 15, 2002.
  • The final examination result of the mentioned primary medical qualification must have been declared on or before 31st October 2023 and the candidate is required to submit the documentary proof for the same.
  • To enroll in any medical program outside of India, Indian citizens or Indian citizens living abroad must pass the “National-Eligibility-cum Entrance Test for Admission to MBBS course” by May 2018 or later. If a person meets the requirements for admission to the MBBS course as outlined in the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, the outcome of the “National- Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Admission to MBBS course” shall be deemed to be treated as the eligibility certificate.
  • Only qualified applicants who possess both the Provisional Pass Certificate/Degree Certificate of Primary Medical Qualification and the Eligibility Certificate (if applicable) will be permitted to appear in the FMGE.
  • Three (3) years from the date of result declaration, the NEET result is considered legitimate.
  • If the applicant has an Under Graduate medical qualification from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America and has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America and has been recognised for enrolment as a medical practitioner in that country, they will not need to pass the screening test in order to seek provisional or permanent registration in India.
  • The candidates belonging to Pakistan or Indian students who have gained their medical degree from Pakistan must go through the updated guidelines and security clearance from the official NBEMS website to check their eligibility.

FMGE 2024 Application Form

Application forms can only be filled out once.

Instruction for filling out the FMGE 2024 Application Form

    • Complete the user registration form to create a password and a user ID/application ID.
    • User ID and Password will be communicated by email and text message.
    • Login as an applicant for FMGE December 2023 session and fill the form from the “Go To Application” link.
    • Fill out the application form completely, and submit your photo, scanned signature, thumbprint, and other papers. You are also required to mention Identification details, details of Primary Medical Qualification, and eligibility certificate.
    • Select your test city and pay the exam fee.
    • Accept the declaration and submit the application.
    • Print off the completed application form with the Transaction ID and “S” (Successful) payment status for your records.

Instructions for Uploading Images

1. Photograph:

Candidates are required to upload two photographs.

a. Real-time Photograph: This photograph is to be taken while filling out the form by the webcam/in-built camera of the system. Take a photograph with a white background and the face must be clearly visible.

b. Recent Photograph: Candidates are required to upload a recent photograph that too not more than 3 months old. Keep the following things in mind while taking and uploading a photograph:

    • The background must be white.
    • The face must be clearly visible.
    • The image size must be less than 80 kb.
    • The image must be in .jpg/.jpeg format.
    • The face must take up 70-80% of the frame.
    • You must not wear heavy ornaments, spectacles, caps, goggles, and other accessories.

2. Signature:

Candidates are required to upload their signature and the digital image of the signature can be made in two ways:

a. Using a camera/digital device to directly image:

    • Draw a box of 1.5 cm (height) x 3.5 cm (width) on a white sheet and use blue/black ink to sign within the box.
    • Transfer the signed image using a digital device/scanner to the computer/laptop.
    • Crop and resize the image to 20-100 kb.

b. Scanning the Signature:

    • Draw a box of 3.5 x 1.5 cm (width x height) on a white sheet and sign with black/blue ink.
    • Set the scanner to 200 dpi.
    • The scanned image should be saved in the .jpg/.jpeg format.
    • Crop and resize the image to less than 80 kb.

3. Thumb Impression:

On a white sheet of paper, draw a box of 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm (width x height).

Using a black/blue color ink pad, take a clear impression of the left thumb.

a. Prepare a digital image of the thumb impression using a digital device (Camera):

    • Transfer thumb impression from camera to computer.
    • Then, crop and resize the image to less than 80 kb.

b. Scanning the thumb impression:

    • Set the scanner to 200 dpi and save the scanned image of the thumbprint in .jpg/.jpeg format.
    • The size of the image should be less than 80 kb.

The following is a list of documents to be submitted by the candidates if required by NBEMS to determine eligibility:

  • Copy of Address Proof (PAN Card/Voter ID/Passport/ Driving License/ Aadhar Card).
  • Latest Passport size Photographs
  • Copy of Date of Birth Proof (Certificate of Matriculation).
  • Copy of 10+2 passing certificate.
  • Copy of 10+2 mark sheet.
  • Copy of internship certificate (if done abroad).
  • Copy of failed certificate/ result for Ex-candidates.
  • Proof of Category (SC, ST, OBC, etc.)
  • Equivalence Certificate: From the Association of Indian Universities (for candidates who have done 10+2 abroad).

List of Documents allowed for Proof of Citizenship

  • Valid Passport for Indian Citizens/NRI
  • OCI Card and Valid Passport of the citizenship country for Overseas Citizens of India
  • Indian Govt. issued ID for Nepalese Candidates and for Indian candidates who have completed their Primary Medical Qualification from Nepal and govt. has not issued any passports to them.

Things to keep in mind while filling out the FMGE application form

  • Candidates might need to upload the Eligibility Certificate (EC) issued by MCI/NMC. If you were admitted during a time when the government of India did not require or exempt you from getting an EC from MCI, you will need to submit a copy of your admission letter to prove your enrollment in the main medical degree. This will serve as a substitute for the EC.
  • If admission to Primary Medical Qualification has been gained on or after May 2018, the candidate can be asked to provide the qualifying NEET-UG scorecard in place of the EC.
  • Online Deficient Document Submission Portal: If any document(s) provided by applicants do not meet requirements (such as an EC, passport, proof of passing, etc.), the applicant will be notified via an online deficient document submission portal.
  • Documents CANNOT be submitted in any other way, including by email, the Communication Web Portal, or in person at the NBEMS office. The following URL will take you to the Online Deficient Document Submission Portal: http://exam.natboard.edu.in/fmge.php

FMGE 2024 Examination Fee

The FMGE 2024 entrance examination fee is Rs. 6000 (excluding GST and payment gateway charges). The total FMGE entrance exam fee is Rs. 7080 after adding GST.

You must make sure that the payment made is successful and that the application form reflects the status as “S” (for Successful).

FMGE 2024 Exam Centres

The tentative list of Exam centres for the FMGE:

  • Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar
  • Aizawl
  • Ajmer
  • Aligarh
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhilai Nagar
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bikaner
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Delhi NCR
  • Ernakulum
  • Guntur
  • Hamirpur
  • Hyderabad
  • Jalandhar
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kannur
  • Kohima
  • Kolkata
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mangaluru
  • Meerut
  • Mehsana
  • Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Shillong
  • Sikar
  • Surat
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupathi
  • Udupi
  • Vadodara
  • Vellore
  • Visakhapatnam

FMGE 2024 Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the admit card from the NBEMS website. The FMGE admit card release date is 15th Jan, 24.
  • Candidates must affix the postcard size on the space provided in the admit card.
  • Candidate must bring the following documents to the exam centre:
    • PAN Card
    • Driving License
    • Voter ID
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)

FMGE 2024 Exam Scheme

Particulars Description
Exam Type Computer-based Test
Exam Pattern The exam comprises one paper delivered in two parts comprising 150 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes. There is a break between both parts.
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total number of questions 300
Language English
Marking Scheme One mark is given for every correct answer. There is no negative marking.

There are no restrictions on the number of attempts to be availed by a candidate.

FMGE 2024 Exam Schedule

Activities Part-I

(9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

Part-II

(2:00 PM – 04:30 PM)

Entry at Examination Centre and Registration Commencement 07:00 AM 12:00 PM
Entry Closes at Examination Centre 08:30 AM 01:30 PM
Candidate Login Time 08:45 AM 01:45 PM
Candidate login to read instructions 08:50 AM 01:50 PM
Exam Start Time 09:00 AM 02:00 PM
Exam End Time 11:30 AM 04:30 PM


FMGE Subject-wise Marks Distribution and Syllabus

The following is the blueprint for the FMGE Screening Test:

A. Pre and Para clinical Subjects

S.No. Pre & Para Clinical Subjects Distribution of Marks
1 Anatomy 17
2 Physiology 17
3 Biochemistry 17
4 Pathology 13
5 Microbiology 13
6 Pharmacology 13
7 Forensic Medicine 10
TOTAL 100


B. Clinical Subjects

 

S.No. Clinical Subjects Distribution of Marks
1 Medicine and Allied Subjects
a. Medicine 33
b. Psychiatry 5
c. Dermatology & STD 5
d. Radiotherapy 5
2 General Surgery and Allied Subjects
a. General Surgery 32
b. Anaesthesiology 5
c. Orthopaedics 5
d. Radiodiagnosis 5
3 Pediatrics 15
4 Ophthalmology 15
5 Otorhinolaryngology 15
6 Obstetrics and Gynecology 30
7 Community Medicine 30
TOTAL 200

Syllabus for FMGE 

Following is the FMGE Exam syllabus:

ANATOMY

  • General Anatomy: Basic tissues to the body, Terminology & Nomenclature
  • Elements of Anatomy: Osteology, Arthrology, Myology, Angiology, Neurology
  • Regional Anatomy: Upper limb, Lower limb Thorax-including diaphragm Abdomen and Pelvis, Head, Neck Brain, and Spinal cord
  • Embryology: Development of individual organs and systems, Postnatal growth & development
  • Histology: General Histology Microanatomy of individual organs and systems
  • Human Genetics: Principles of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Radiological Anatomy: Skiagrams, Special X-rays, Principles of imaging techniques.
  • Surface Anatomy: In cadavers, in the living
  • Sectional Anatomy: Thorax, Abdomen, Head, Neck, and Brain

PHYSIOLOGY

  • General Physiology
  • Body fluids – Blood
  • Nerve and Muscle
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Kidney
  • Skin and Body temperature
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Reproduction
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Central Nervous Systems
  • Special Senses

BIOCHEMISTRY

  • Cell and Sub-cellular structures
  • Hydrogen Ion concentration Acid, Bases, Buffers, Handerson-Haselbach equation
  • Isotopes and their Application
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Nuclear Acids
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins
  • Biological Oxidation
  • Digestion and Absorption from GI Tract
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism
  • Minerals
  • Biochemical Genetics and Protein Biosynthesis
  • Tissue Biochemistry
  • Liver Functions
  • Nutrition and Energy Metabolism

PATHOLOGY

  • Cell injury
  • Inflammation and Repair
  • Immunopathology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Growth disturbances and Neoplasia
  • Nutritional and other disorders
  • Genetic disorder
  • Hematology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Respiratory Pathology
  • Pathology of Kidney and Urinary Tract
  • Hepato-Biliary Pathology
  • Lymphoreticular System/Spleen
  • Reproductive System (Male & Female)
  • Diseases of the Breast
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermato-Pathology
  • Ocular Pathology

MICROBIOLOGY

  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Bacteriology
  • General Virology
  • Systemic Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical/Applied Microbiology

PHARMACOLOGY

  • General Pharmacology
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Diuretics
  • Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
  • Autocoids and related drugs
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastro-intestinal System
  • Endocrine pharmacology
  • Central Nervous System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Drugs in Anaesthetic practice
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Rational drug use

FORENSIC MEDICINE

  • Definitions
  • Courts of India
  • Court procedures
  • Medical Certifications & medico-legal reports including the dying declaration
  • Death
  • Changes after death Inquest by police, magistrate, and coroner Identification
  • Examination of mutilated human remains
  • Medico-legal autopsies
  • Mechanical injuries and wounds
  • Examination of an injury case
  • Injuries due to physical agents & their medico-legal importance
  • Asphyxial death
  • Death due to malnutrition, neglect battered babies
  • Dowry death
  • Virginity, sexual offences, sexual perversions
  • Legitimacy
  • Pregnancy and delivery
  • Infanticide
  • Biological fluids
  • Seminal stains
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Toxicology

GENERAL SURGERY

  • Hemorrhage and shock
  • Fluid, electrolyte, and Acid balance, nutrition Skin tumors, burns, skin grafting
  • Arterial diseases
  • Venous diseases
  • Lymphatic and Lymph nodes
  • Wounds
  • Specific and non-specific injections
  • Tumors, Cysts, Ulcers, Sinuses, and Fistulae
  • Infections of the Hand and Foot
  • Diseases of muscle, tendons, bursae, and fascia Hernia
  • Umbilical granuloma, fistula, adenoma
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Face, Teeth, Gums, Mouth, Tongue, Salivary glands, Neck
  • Thyroid Glands, Thyroglossal Tract and Endocrines
  • Breast
  • Sympathetic System
  • Cranio-Cerebral injuries
  • Brain, Nerves
  • Genito-Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Ureters
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Prostrate
  • Urethra
  • Penis, Testis, and Scrotum
  • Vasectomy and Recanalisation
  • Cardiothoracic System
  • Oesophagus, Stomach, and Duodenum
  • Spleen, Liver, Gall Bladder and bile ducts Pancreas
  • Peritoneum
  • Intestines, intestinal obstruction
  • Appendix
  • Rectum and Anal Canal

ANESTHESIA

  • Anatomy of upper airway
  • Physiology of Respiration O2/CO2
  • Methods of oxygen therapy.
  • Pre-operative evaluation/pre-medication
  • Anaesthetic agents, stages of Anaesthesia
  • Principles and mechanism of administration of general anaesthetics, balanced Anaesthesia
  • IPPV, Endotracheal Intubations
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation basic, use of simple ventilators
  • Monitoring
  • ICU, the role of anaesthesiologist in ICU
  • Shock
  • Blood Transfusion and Fluid Electoral
  • Balance Sites of respiratory obstruction and Management of the Airway in an unconscious patient
  • Poisoning
  • Role of anaesthesiologist in acute and chronic relief.

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Traumatology
  • Injuries to bones and joints
  • Injuries of the Lower Extremities
  • Injuries of the Spine Vascular Injuries
  • Cold Orthopedics
  • Regional Conditions
  • Neuro-Muscular Disorder
  • Bone and Joint Tuberculosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

RADIO- DIAGNOSIS

  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Obstetrics &Gynaecology
  • Skeletal System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Excretory System

RADIOTHERAPY

  • Principles of Radiotherapy
  • Principles of Chemotherapy
  • Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Principles of Nuclear Medicine
  • Common radiation reactions and management
  • Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in commonly seen cancers
  • Radio-isotopes in diagnosis and therapy

PEDIATRICS

  • Vital statistic
  • Neonatology Growth & Development
  • Nutrition
  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Central Nervous System
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Respiratory System

MEDICINE

  • Clinical Methods in the Practice of Medicine
  • Common symptoms of the disease
  • Nutrition/Exposure to Physical & Chemical Agents
  • Infections
  • Hematology
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardio-Vascular System
  • Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurological System
  • Nephrology & Urinary system connected to Tissue Disorders
  • Endocrine System
  • Geriatrics

TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Diagnosis and management of common ailments affecting the chest with special emphasis on management and prevention of Tuberculosis and National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

PSYCHIATRY

  • History aspects and diagnosis & treatment of mental illness
  • Conduction of Mental Status Examination
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Different psychoses
  • Clinical features, diagnosis, and management of:
    • Schizophrenia
    • Mania and depression
    • Anxiety disorders and hysteria
    • Dementia
    • Alcoholism Drug Abuse
    • Psychiatric emergencies
    • Clinical features, diagnosis, and management of psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
    • Personality disorder

DERMATOLOGY AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

  • Dermatological therapy
  • Lichen Planus
  • Diseases caused by Nutritional and Environmental Factors
  • Infective Disorders
  • Melanocytes, pigment metabolism, and other disorders of Pigmentation
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases
  • Alopecia and Hirsutism
  • Structure and Functions of Sebaceous Glands and Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Psoriasis
  • STD

OPHTHALMOLOGY

  • Basic sciences – Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Elementary Optics, Diseases of the Eye
  • Conjunctiva
  • Cornea
  • Sclera
  • Uveal Tract
  • Lens
  • Vitreous
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina
  • Optic Nerve
  • Intra-Ocular Tumors
  • Squint
  • Orbit
  • Lacrimal System
  • Lids
  • Refractive Errors
  • Injuries
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Miscellaneous

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

  • Diseases of the Ear
  • Diseases of the Nose and Para Nasal sinuses
  • Diseases of Nasopharynx
  • Diseases of Trachea
  • Oesophagus

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

  • Anatomy of the Female Reproductive Tract
  • Physiology of conception
  • Development of fetus and placenta Diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Maternal changes in pregnancy
  • Antenatal care
  • Abnormal obstetrics
  • Normal labor
  • Normal puerperium
  • Breast Feeding
  • Care of newborn
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
  • Family planning
  • Operative obstetrics
  • Post caesarian pregnancy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics in obstetrics
  • Safe motherhood
  • Maternal morbidity and morality
  • Medico-legal aspects
  • RCH
  • Current topics
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Menstrual disorder Fertility, infertility
  • Endometriosis and the Allied States
  • Genital injuries and fistulae
  • Genital infections
  • Genital prolapse
  • Tumors
  • Carcinoma
  • Radiotherapy in gynecology
  • Chemotherapy in gynecology
  • Endoscopy
  • Diseases of breast
  • Operative gynecology

COMMUNITY MEDICINE

  • Evaluation of Public Health and Concepts of Health
  • Environment and Health Health Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Health
  • Medical Sociology and Community Mental Health
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Demography Reproductive and Child Health
  • School Health
  • Urban Health
  • Health System in India
  • Health Planning and Management including Disaster Management
  • International Health

FMGE 2024 Result  

  • The FMGE January 2024 exam result was most probably declared by 20th February 2024 and can be seen on the website, natboard.edu.in.
  • An applicant will only be considered to have passed the FMGE if they score at least 150 out of 300. The result of the FMGE 2023 exam is indicated as Pass/Fail.
  • Any question from the FMGE Examination may be challenged for any technical inaccuracies using relevant medical literature within five calendar days after the examination’s conclusion but before the results are announced.
  • Only genuine applicants who took the exam using their registered email address from the NBEMS Communication Web Portal are eligible to submit such a challenge.
  • There won’t be any Re-examination, verification, or re-totaling.
  • The applicants must login with their User ID and Password to download their score card.
  • The “in-person” verification of credentials, including finger biometrics and Face ID, is required for qualified candidates. After the results are announced, a distribution schedule for FMGE PASS certificates will be posted on the NBEMS website.
  • The admission slip for collecting the PASS certificate must include information about the papers that must be brought for “in-person” verification.
  • After in-person document and identification verification, qualified applicants will get Pass Certificates. This process is expected to take four weeks after the results are announced, but it may take longer or shorter depending on the situation.
  • The National Medical Commission and all State Medical Councils get a signed office copy of the FMGE results to verify that the FMGE Pass Certificates given to qualifying applicants by NBEMS are accurate.

INI-CET is the Institute of National Importance-Combined Entrance Test. It is a combined medical entrance examination conducted for admission to PG courses [MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs) & MDS] at INI institutes.

INI-CET typically assesses candidates’ knowledge, skills, and competencies in the medical field, and it includes multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on subjects included in the undergraduate medical programme.

The INI-CET 2024 exam date for the July session is 19th May 2024.

INI-CET 2024: List of Participating Institutes

The list of participating institutes for the INI-CET July 2024 Session is as follows:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  2. AIIMS, Bhopal
  3. AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar
  4. AIIMS, Jodhpur
  5. AIIMS, Nagpur
  6. AIIMS, Patna
  7. AIIMS, Raipur
  8. AIIMS, Rishikesh
  9. AIIMS, Bibinagar
  10. AIIMS, Bhatinda
  11. AIIMS, Deoghar
  12. AIIMS, Mangalagiri
  13. AIIMS, Raebareli
  14. AIIMS, Kalyani
  15. AIIMS, Bilaspur
  16. AIIMS, Gorakhpur
  17. AIIMS, Guwahati
  18. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  19. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
  20. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  21. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum

INI-CET 2024: Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to sit in the INI-CET, an applicant must be an Indian National (IN), an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), or a Foreign National under the permitted categories but the eligibility criteria vary.

The general eligibility criteria to appear for the INI-CET 2024 exam are as follows:

1. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals

Indian Nationals include the candidates who are citizens of India.

a. The prime eligibility qualification for admission to PG courses at INIs is an MBBS degree from an NMC/MCI-recognised medical college and one must have completed 12 months of compulsory rotatory internship/practical training on or before 31st January 2024.

Minimum Aggregate Marks:

  • General/OBC/EWS candidates must have a minimum of 55% aggregate in MBBS/BDS to appear for INI-CET whereas SC/ST candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • The minimum aggregate required for PwBD candidates depends on the category they fall into, say, 55% aggregate marks if they belong to GEN/OBC/EWS and 50% aggregate marks if they belong to SC/ST.

Make sure to consider the aggregate of all the professional MBBS/BDS exams to calculate the minimum eligibility aggregate required. In the case of supplementary exams, consider only the marks obtained for successful completion.

b. Sponsored candidates: In addition to the above criteria mentioned, sponsored candidates are required to upload a sponsored certificate during the application procedure and submit the original document at the time of admission.

c. For Indian Nationals who have graduated from foreign universities, the marks obtained in FMGE conducted by NBE will be considered in place of aggregate marks, in addition to the general eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Candidates are not eligible to apply for seats under both Indian National and Foreign National categories.

The eligibility criteria for admission to PG courses in different INIs may vary.

2. Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals include the candidates who are not citizens of India.

Candidate must have completed their MBBS degree for admission to MD/MS/DM(6yrs)/MCh(6yrs) and BDS for admission to MDS course along with the successful completion of 12 months of rotational internship/practical training.

Foreign Nationals desirous to appear for INI-CET are required to calculate the aggregate according to the grading system of the applicable university/institution and hence, they must obtain a grading system certificate from the applicable university/institute. Then accordingly fill in the “Marks Column” for completion of the Application Form for INI-CET July session 2024.

Minimum Aggregate Marks: To be eligible for INI-CET, the minimum marks in aggregate in all the professional exams of MBBS/BDS must be 55% aggregate or equivalent.

No Objection Certificate (NOC) Foreign National must be obtained from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, and should be submitted to the Examination Section on or before the last date.

For the 2024 session, the Last date of receiving the application form duly recommended & forwarded with “No Objection Certificate” from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India for Foreign Nationals to apply and appear in the INI-CET for PG courses –July 2024 session is 17th May 2024.

Candidates would only be eligible for open category (unreserved) seats for Indian Nationals if they were born before 04.03.2021 and have obtained their OCI card before 04.03.2021. They will not be taken into account for seats reserved for foreigners.

According to the ruling of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) 891 / 2021 dated February 03, 2023, OCI/PIO card holders who are not to be treated as Indian Nationals should be deemed considered Foreign Nationals. They will not be considered for seats reserved for Indian citizens.

It is highly advised to check your eligibility for the INI-CET exam and submit the relevant documents on time to avoid the cancellation of the application form.

Being aware of the process flow is crucial so that you don’t miss out on any step and to ease out the INI-CET journey, the process flow map is provided in this blog.

INI-CET 2024: Process Map

The INI-CET 2024 admission process steps are categorized into three phases:

Phase I: Application Procedure

It includes the registration procedures & basic candidate information, generation of EUC, followed by completion of the application.

While filling out the application form, make sure to upload the necessary documents and the earliest issued valid OCI card(if applicable) on the portal. The required documents vary depending on your nationality and category.

Phase II: Examination

The examination phase includes the release of admit card, a computer-based test followed by result declaration, and filling of college choice and order preference for counselling.

Phase III: Seat Allocation

This phase includes counselling procedures for all the rounds, say the Mock round, 1st round, and 2nd round. In addition to these, depending upon the requirements, additional rounds, open rounds, and spot rounds are also conducted.

INI-CET is a challenging exam but is worth every effort you make to get admission into your dream medical college.

The Institute of National Importance Super Speciality (INI-SS) stands as a beacon of excellence in medical education within India. Renowned for its top-notch programs, AIIMS hosts this prestigious INI Super Speciality (SS) entrance exam annually. This exam is the gateway to exclusive medical courses offered by esteemed institutions like AIIMS in New Delhi and other Institutes of National Importance across the country.
As we approach the INI-SS Exam 2024, medical professionals and aspiring doctors are eagerly gearing up to highlight their skills and knowledge. This exam holds immense significance, paving the way for individuals to pursue a specialisation in medical courses such as DM/M.Ch./MD Hospital Administration.

Here is a list of institutions that participate in the INI-SS exam:

1. AIIMS, New Delhi
2. AIIMS, Bhopal
3. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
4. AIIMS, Jodhpur
5. AIIMS, Patna
6. AIIMS, Raipur
7. AIIMS, Rishikesh
8. AIIMS, Bhatinda
9. AIIMS, Nagpur
10. AIIMS, Bilaspur
11. AIIMS, Mangalagiri
12. AIIMS, Rajkot
13. AIIMS, Gorakhpur
14. AIIMS, Bibinagar
15. JIPMER, Puducherry
16. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
17. PGIMER, Chandigarh
18. SCTIMST, Kerala

Eligibility Criteria for DM Courses

S. No. Course Type Participating Institutes Educational Qualification
1. DM – ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY AIIMS  

MD/DNB in Psychiatry

 

PGIMER
NIMHANS
2. DM – CARDIAC SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE AIIMS MD/DNB in Anaesthesia/Pediatrics/Medicine
3. DM – CARDIAC-ANAESTHESIOLOGY/DM -CARDIOTHORACIC& VASCULAR ANAESTHESIA/CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA & INTENSIVE CARE AIIMS  

 

MD/DNB in Anaesthesiology

PGIMER
NIMHANS
JIPMER
4. DM – CARDIOLOGY AIIMS  

MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics

SCTIMST
PGIMER
JIPMER MD/DNB in General Medicine/Pediatrics/Pulmonary Medicine
5. DM – CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics

 

PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
6. DM – CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pharmacology/Pediatrics

 

PGIMER MD in Pharmacology or equivalent

 

JIPMER MD/DNB in General Medicine/Pharmacology/Pediatrics
7. DM – CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE/CRITICAL CARE/DM-INTENSIVE CARE AIIMS MD in Anaesthesiology/Medicine/Chest Medicine

 

JIPMER MD in Anaesthesiology/General Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine

 

PGIMER MD in Anaesthesia/Internal Medicine
8. DM -ENDOCRINOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics
JIPMER
PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
9. DM -GASTROENTEROLOGY/MEDICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AIIMS MD/ DNB in Medicine
PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
JIPMER MD/ DNB in General Medicine /Pediatrics
10. DM -HEMATOPATHOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Pathology/Lab. Medicine
PGIMER MD in Pathology or equivalent
11. DM – INFECTIOUS DISEASES/CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics/Microbiology/Tropical Medicine
AIIMS (Raipur) M.D/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics /Tropical Medicine
12. DM – MEDICAL GENETICS AIIMS MD in Pediatrics/Medicine/Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

PGIMER MD in Pediatrics or equivalent
13.

 

 

DM – MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

 

 

AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics
PGIMER
JIPMER MD/DNB in Medicine / Pediatrics /Radiotherapy
14. DM – NEONATOLOGY AIIMS  

MD in Pediatrics

PGIMER
JIPMER
15. DM-NEPHROLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Medicine/Pediatrics
JIPMER
PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
16. DM – PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY AIIMS MD in Pediatrics
PGIMER
SCTIMST
17. DM – PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY & INTENSIVE CARE AIIMS MD in Pediatrics
18.

 

DM – NEURO-ANAESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE/DM-NEURO ANAESTHESIA/NEURO ANAESTHESIA AND NEUROCRITICAL CARE

 

AIIMS  

 

MD/DNB in Anaesthesiology

PGIMER
SCTIMST
NIMHANS
JIPMER
19. DM-NEUROLOGY AIIMS  

MD in General Medicine/Pediatrics

JIPMER
SCTIMST
NIMHANS M.D./DNB in Internal (General) Medicine/Pediatrics
PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
20. DM – NEUROIMAGING AND INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGY/NEUROIMAGING AND INTERVENTIONS AIIMS  

MD/DNB in Radiodiagnosis

NIMHANS
JIPMER
PGIMER MD/DNB in Radiology or equivalent
SCTIMST MD/DNB in Radiodiagnosis/Radiology
21. DM – ONCO -ANAESTHESIA AIIMS MD/DNB in Anaesthesiology
22. DM – PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Pediatrics
PGIMER
23. DM – PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE AIIMS MD in Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine/Chest Medicine/Respiratory Medicine

 

PGIMER MD in Medicine/Respiratory Diseases or equivalent
24. DM – REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AIIMS MD/MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology
25. DM – THERAPEUTIC NUCLEAR MEDICINE AIIMS MD in Nuclear Medicine
26. DM -CARDIOVASCULAR RADIOLOGY & ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS/DM- CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY AIIMS MD /DNB in Radio-Diagnosis or equivalent degree
PGIMER
SCTIMST MD /DNB in Radio-Diagnosis/Radiology
27. DM – PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY AIIMS MD in Pediatrics
28.

 

DM – CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

 

PGIMER MD/DNB in Psychiatry or equivalent
NIMHANS
29. DM – CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY & RHEUMATOLOGY AIIMS MD in Medicine/Pediatrics

 

PGIMER MD in Medicine or equivalent
JIPMER MD/DNB in General Medicine/Pediatrics
30. DM – PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Pediatrics or equivalent
JIPMER
31. DM – HEPATOLOGY PGIMER MD in Medicine/Pediatrics or equivalent
32. DM -HISTOPATHOLOGY PGIMER MD in Pathology or equivalent
33. DM – PEDIATRIC CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY PGIMER MD in Pediatrics or equivalent
34. DM – PEDIATRICS CRITICAL CARE AIIMS MD/DNB in Pediatrics or equivalent
PGIMER
JIPMER
35. DM – PEDIATRIC HAEMATOLOGY -ONCOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Pediatrics or equivalent
PGIMER
36. DM – PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY AIIMS MD in Pediatrics or equivalent
PGIMER
37. DM – TRAUMA ANAESTHESIA & ACUTE CARE PGIMER MD in Anaesthesia or equivalent
38. DM – PEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA & INTENSIVE CARE PGIMER MD in Anaesthesia or equivalent
39. DM – ACUTE CARE-EMERGENCY MEDICINE PGIMER MD in Internal Medicine/General Medicine/ Emergency Medicine or Equivalent
40. DM – PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY AIIMS MD in Pediatrics or equivalent
PGIMER
41. DM -NEUROPATHOLOGY NIMHANS MD/DNB in Pathology
42. DM – FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY NIMHANS MD/DNB in Psychiatry
43. DM – GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY NIMHANS MD/DNB in Psychiatry
44. DM -INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY AIIMS MD in Interventional Radiology

 

PGIMER MD/DNB in Radio-diagnosis or equivalent
45. DM – PAIN MEDICINE AIIMS MD in Anaesthesiology or equivalent
46. DM – METABOLISM MEDICINE AIIMS MD in Biochemistry/Medicine/Pediatrics/Internal Medicine
47. DM – HOSPITAL MEDICINE & CRITICAL CARE AIIMS MD in Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
48. DM – MEDICAL AND FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Forensic Medicine or Forensic Medicine  & Toxicology/Pharmacology/Emergency Medicine/Internal/General

Medicine/Pediatrics

49. DM – PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE AIIMS MD/DNB in Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine
50. DM – FORENSIC PATHOLOGY AIIMS MD/DNB in Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
51. DM – FORENSIC RADIOLOGY & VIRTUAL AUTOPSY AIIMS MD/DNB in Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
52. DM – HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE AIIMS MD/DNB in Internal Medicine/Physiology/Anaesthesia/Community Medicine

Eligibility Criteria for M.Ch. Courses

S.No. Course Type Participating Institutes Educational Qualification
1. M.Ch. – BREAST, ENDOCRINE AND GENERAL SURGERY AIIMS MS in Surgery
2. M.Ch. – CTVS/CVTS* AIIMS MS/DNB in Surgery/General Surgery
PGIMER
JIPMER
SCTIMST*
3. M.Ch. – G.I. SURGERY/SURGICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AIIMS MS in Surgery/General Surgery
JIPMER
PGIMER
4. M.Ch. – GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY AIIMS MD/MS in Obstetrics & Gynecology
JIPMER
5. M.Ch. – HEAD-NECK SURGERY AND ONCOLOGY/HEAD & NECK SURGERY* AIIMS MS in Surgery/ENT
PGIMER*
6. M.Ch. – MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY & GENERAL SURGERY AIIMS MS in Surgery
7. M.Ch. – NEURO-SURGERY AIIMS MS/DNB in Surgery
PGIMER
NIMHANS MS/DNB in General Surgery
JIPMER
SCTIMST
8. M. Ch. – PEDIATRIC SURGERY AIIMS MS in Surgery/General Surgery
JIPMER
PGIMER
9. M.Ch. – PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/PLASTIC SURGERY AIIMS MS in Surgery/ENT/Orthopaedics
PGIMER
JIPMER MS/DNB in General Surgery
10. M.Ch. – SURGICAL ONCOLOGY AIIMS MS in Surgery/ENT

 

JIPMER MS/DNB in General Surgery/Obstetrics & Gynecology/Otolaryngology (E.N.T)/ Orthopaedics Surgery
11. M.Ch. – TRAUMA SURGERY AND CRITICAL CARE AIIMS MS in Surgery/Trauma and Emergency Surgery
12. M.Ch. – UROLOGY AIIMS MS in Surgery/General Surgery
PGIMER
JIPMER
13. M.Ch. – CORNEA, CATARACT, AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY PGIMER MD/MS in Ophthalmology or equivalent
14. M.Ch. – RENAL TRANSPLANT SURGERY PGIMER MS in Surgery or equivalent
15. M.Ch.- VITREORETINAL SURGERY PGIMER MD/MS in Ophthalmology or equivalent
16. M.Ch. – PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS SURGERY/PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS AIIMS MS/DNB in Orthopaedics or an equivalent
PGIMER
17. M.Ch. – JOINT REPLACEMENT & RECONSTRUCTION AIIMS MS/DNB in Orthopaedics or an equivalent degree
18. M.Ch. – SPINE SURGERY AIIMS MS/DNB in Orthopaedics or an equivalent
19. M.Ch. – VASCULAR SURGERY SCTIMST MS/DNB in Surgery/General Surgery
20. M.Ch. – HAND AND MICROVASCULAR SURGERY AIIMS MS in General Surgery/Orthopaedics
21. M.Ch. – SPORTS INJURY AIIMS MS/DNB in Orthopaedics

Age Relaxation Criteria for General Category

Institute Upper Age Limit Date of Birth (for admission to the 2024 session)
AIIMS New Delhi & Other AIIMS 35 years Born on or after 01.01.1989
PGIMER, Chandigarh 45 years Born on or after 01.01.1979
NIMHANS, Bengaluru 37 years Born on or after 01.01.1987
SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram 40 years Born on or after 01.01.1984
JIPMER, Puducherry No Upper Age Limit

Age Relaxation Criteria for Other Categories

Category Maximum Relaxation
OBC Candidates Maximum of 3 years
SC/ST Candidates Maximum of 5 years
Ex-Serviceman Maximum of 5 years
Commissioned Officers Maximum of 5 years
Sponsored Candidates Upper age limit not applicable
Persons with Disabilities Upper age relaxation of 5 years (DM/M.Ch.)
All Category Candidates at NIMHANS Bengaluru The upper age limit of 37 years as of 01.01.2024

FAQs

Q1. What is the eligibility criteria for AIIMS?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for admission to AIIMS varies by course. For admission to a medical undergraduate course, you must complete your 12th standard with science stream, and for admission to PG medical courses, you need to have an MBBS degree. Moreover, for admission to super specialty courses (DM/M.Ch.), you need to have a PG degree (MD/MS/DNB).

Q2. Who is eligible for INI-SS 2024?

Ans. Candidates with MD, MS, or DNB degrees in specific medical fields are eligible, with age restrictions and relaxations based on institution and category.

Q3. How does age relaxation work for different categories of candidates applying for the INI-SS exam?

Ans. Age relaxation varies by category, with OBC, SC, ST, Ex-Serviceman, and Persons with Disabilities candidates eligible for up to 3 to 5 years’ relaxation.

In India, medical entrances are among the toughest exams. At each level of medical education, be it graduation, postgraduation, super-specialisation, or fellowship courses, aspirants must crack the entrances to get admission at medical colleges.

Among the various entrance exams conducted in India, the “Institute of National Importance Super-Speciality” (INI-SS) is an entrance examination conducted for admission to various super-specialty courses (DM, M.Ch., and MD Hospital Administration) offered by Institutes of National Importance (INIs). It is highly competitive and evaluates candidates’ knowledge and skills in the medical field. It typically covers subjects related to various medical specialties such as cardiology, neurology, oncology, nephrology, etc. The examination aims to select the most qualified medical candidates for advanced training in super-specialty disciplines, thereby ensuring the highest standards of healthcare in the country. Enrolling in online medical PG courses paves the way to success in MD/MS exams and also multifolds competitive exam preparation.

The higher the education, the fewer the seats. This is always a challenge to secure a seat at a medical college and get on the merit list. For this, which college has your desired specialty? How many seats are there in which medical college? How many seats are available for your desired specialty? These are some important questions that come to the mind of every aspirant. This blog answers all these questions. It mentions the list of DM and M.Ch. courses along with a total number of seats for both the General and Sponsored Categories at all the INIs. Also, seat distribution for each INI is mentioned separately.

List of DM Courses and Total Number of DM Seats at INI-Institutes

1.       DM – Acute Care-Emergency Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH ACUTE CARE-EMERGENCY

MEDICINE

3 2

 

2.       DM – Addiction Psychiatry
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY (NDDTC) 2 2
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY 1 0
3 NIMHANS, BENGALURU ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY 2 2
4 AIIMS GORAKHPUR ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY 1 0

 

3.       DM – Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CARDIAC SURGICAL INTENSIVE

CARE

5 3

 

4.       DM – Cardiac Anesthesiology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CARDIAC ANAESTHESIOLOGY 1 2
2 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR CARDIOTHORACIC ANAESTHESIA 1 0
3 AIIMS RAIPUR CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA 1 0
4 AIIMS RISHIKESH CARDIAC ANESTHESIOLOGY 2 0
5 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CARDIOTHORACIC ANAESTHESIA & INTENSIVE CARE 1 4
6 SCTIMST, TRIVANDRUM CARDIOTHORACIC & VASCULAR ANAESTHESIA 0 2

 

5.       DM-Cardiology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CARDIOLOGY 3 2
2 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR CARDIOLOGY 4 0
3 AIIMS PATNA CARDIOLOGY 2 0
4 AIIMS RAIPUR CARDIOLOGY 1 0
5 AIIMS RISHIKESH CARDIOLOGY 2 0
6 AIIMS JODHPUR CARDIOLOGY 2 1
7 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY CARDIOLOGY 0 2
8 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CARDIOLOGY 2 3
9 SCTIMST, TRIVANDRUM CARDIOLOGY 0 3
10 AIIMS NAGPUR CARDIOLOGY 2 0
11 AIIMS BATHINDA CARDIOLOGY 1 0
12 AIIMS, BILASPUR CARDIOLOGY 1 0

 

6.       DM – Cardiovascular Radiology & Endovascular Interventions
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CARDIOVASCULAR RADIOLOGY AND ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS 3 2
2 SCTIMST, TRIVANDRUM CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 0 1

 

7.       DM – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CHILD AND ADOLESCENT

PSYCHIATRY

2 2
2 NIMHANS, BENGALURU CHILD AND ADOLESCENT

PSYCHIATRY

2 2

 

8.       DM – Clinical Haematology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY 2 0
2 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY 1 1
3 AIIMS RISHIKESH CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY 1 0
4 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY 1 3

 

9.       DM – Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND

RHEUMATOLOGY

1 0
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND

RHEUMATOLOGY

1 0
3 AIIMS MANGALAGIRI CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND

RHEUMATOLOGY

1 0

 

10.       DM – Clinical Pharmacology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 3
2 AIIMS BHOPAL CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2 0
4 AIIMS RAIPUR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 0
5 AIIMS RISHIKESH CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 1
6 AIIMS JODHPUR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 1
7 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 3

 

11.       DM – Critical Care Medicine/Intensive Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI CRITICAL CARE

MEDICINE/INTENSIVE CARE

5 1
2 AIIMS BHOPAL CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR CRITICAL CARE 2 0
4 AIIMS RAIPUR CRITICAL CARE 1 0
5 AIIMS RISHIKESH CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

(ANAESTHESIOLOGY)

3 2
6 AIIMS JODHPUR CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 3 0
7 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY CRITICAL CARE 0 1
8 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH INTENSIVE CARE 0 1

 

12.       DM – Endocrinology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI ENDOCRINOLOGY 1 0
2 AIIMS BHOPAL ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 0
4 AIIMS RAIPUR ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM 2 1
5 AIIMS RISHIKESH ENDOCRINOLOGY 1 0
6 AIIMS JODHPUR ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 3
7 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 0
8 AIIMS, BILASPUR ENDOCRINOLOGY 1 0

 

13.       DM – Forensic Pathology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS JODHPUR FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 2 0

 

14.       DM – Forensic Psychiatry
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 NIMHANS, BENGALURU FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY 0 2

 

15.       DM – Forensic Radiology & Virtual Autopsy
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH FORENSIC RADIOLOGY & VIRTUAL

AUTOPSY

1 0

 

16.       DM – Gastroenterology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI GASTROENTEROLOGY 4 8
2 AIIMS PATNA GASTROENTEROLOGY 1 0
3 AIIMS RISHIKESH GASTROENTEROLOGY 2 0
4 AIIMS JODHPUR GASTROENTEROLOGY 2 0
5 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY MEDICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY 1 2
6 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH GASTROENTEROLOGY 3 6

 

17.       DM – Geriatric Psychiatry
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 NIMHANS, BENGALURU GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY 2 0

 

18.       DM – Haematopathology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI HAEMATO-PATHOLOGY 1 2
2 AIIMS RISHIKESH HAEMATO-PATHOLOGY 1 1
3 AIIMS JODHPUR HAEMATO-PATHOLOGY 2 0
4 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH HAEMATO-PATHOLOGY 0 3

 

19.       DM – Hepatology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH HEPATOLOGY 1 2

 

20.       DM – High Altitude Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE 1 2

 

21.       DM – Histopathology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH HISTOPATHOLOGY 1 2

 

22.       DM – Hospital Medicine & Critical Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH HOSPITAL MEDICINE & CRITICAL CARE 1 1

 

23.       DM – Infectious Diseases
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI INFECTIOUS DISEASES 11 3
2 AIIMS RAIPUR CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES 1 0
3 AIIMS RISHIKESH INFECTIOUS DISEASES 1 0
4 AIIMS JODHPUR INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2 1
5 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES 1 2

 

24.       DM – Interventional Radiology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS PATNA INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 1 0
2 AIIMS RAIPUR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 1 1
3 AIIMS RISHIKESH INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 0 1
4 AIIMS JODHPUR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 1 1

 

25.       DM – Medical and Forensic Toxicology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RAIPUR MEDICAL AND FORENSIC

TOXICOLOGY

1 0

 

26.       DM – Medical Genetics
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI MEDICAL GENETICS 5 3
2 AIIMS JODHPUR MEDICAL GENETICS 3 1
3 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH MEDICAL GENETICS 1 2

 

27.       DM – Gastroenterology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 4 0
2 AIIMS RISHIKESH MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 1 0
3 AIIMS JODHPUR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 2 0
4 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 0 1
5 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 0 3
6 AIIMS, BILASPUR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 1 0

 

28.       DM – Neonatology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI NEONATOLOGY 1 1
2 AIIMS PATNA NEONATOLOGY 1 0
3 AIIMS RAIPUR NEONATOLOGY 1 0
4 AIIMS RISHIKESH NEONATOLOGY 1 0
5 AIIMS JODHPUR NEONATOLOGY 2 1
6 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY NEONATOLOGY 0 2
7 AIIMS NAGPUR NEONATOLOGY 1 0
8 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH NEONATOLOGY 1 1
9 AIIMS, BILASPUR NEONATOLOGY 1 0

 

29.       DM – Nephrology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI NEPHROLOGY 2 5
2 AIIMS BHOPAL NEPHROLOGY 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR NEPHROLOGY 2 0
4 AIIMS PATNA NEPHROLOGY 2 0
5 AIIMS RAIPUR NEPHROLOGY 1 0
6 AIIMS RISHIKESH NEPHROLOGY 0 1
7 AIIMS NAGPUR NEPHROLOGY 1 0
8 AIIMS JODHPUR NEPHROLOGY 2 1
9 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY NEPHROLOGY 0 2
10 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH NEPHROLOGY 2 3
11 AIIMS, BILASPUR NEPHROLOGY 2 1
12 AIIMS MANGLAGIRI NEPHROLOGY 2 0

x

30.       DM – Neuro-Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 4 0
2 AIIMS BHOPAL NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 1 0
4 AIIMS RISHIKESH NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 1 1
5 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 2 5
6 NIMHANS, BENGALURU NEURO-ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE 4 2
7 SCTIMST, TRIVANDRUM NEUROANAESTHESIA 0 2

 

31.       DM – Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI NEUROIMAGING AND

INTERVENTIONAL

NEURORADIOLOGY

2 3
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH NEUROIMAGING AND INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGY 1 1
3 NIMHANS, BENGALURU NEUROIMAGING AND INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGY 4 1

 

32.       DM – Neurology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI NEUROLOGY 6 0
2 AIIMS BHOPAL NEUROLOGY 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR NEUROLOGY 2 1
4 AIIMS RISHIKESH NEUROLOGY 0 1
5 AIIMS JODHPUR NEUROLOGY 2 1
6 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY NEUROLOGY 0 1
7 NIMHANS, BENGALURU NEUROLOGY 3 4
8 SCTIMST, TRIVANDRUM NEUROLOGY 5 1
9 AIIMS MANGLAGIRI NEUROLOGY 0 2
10 AIIMS MANGALAGIRI NEUROLOGY 1 0

 

33.       DM – Neuropathology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 NIMHANS, BENGALURU NEUROPATHOLOGY 1 1

 

34.       DM – Onco-Anesthesia
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI ONCO-ANESTHESIA, DR.BRAIRCH 4 3
2 AIIMS BHOPAL ONCO-ANAESTHESIOLOGY &

PALLIATIVE CARE

2 0
3 AIIMS RISHIKESH ONCO-ANAESTHESIOLOGY 0 1

 

35.       DM – Pediatric Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA &

INTENSIVE CARE

0 1

 

36.       DM – Pediatric Cardiology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY 0 3
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY 0 1

 

37.       DM – Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 0 3

 

38.       DM – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RAIPUR PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1 0

 

39.       DM – Pediatric Endocrinology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PEDIATRIC ENDOCINROLOGY 0 1
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC ENDOCINROLOGY 0 0

 

40.       DM – Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH PEDIATRICS

GASTEROENTEROLOGY

1 0
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

AND HEPATOLOGY

0 2

 

41.       DM – Pediatric Haematology-Oncology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS BHOPAL PEDIATRIC HAEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY 1 0
2 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR PEDIATRIC HAEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY 1 0
3 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC HAEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY 3 2

 

42.       DM – Pediatric Nephrology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY 0 3
2 AIIMS BHOPAL PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY 1 0
3 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY 0 1

 

43.       DM – Pediatric Neurology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY 2 1
2 AIIMS RISHIKESH PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY 0 1
3 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY 1 3

 

44.       DM – Pediatric Oncology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY 3 2

 

45.       DM – Pediatric Oncology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY & INTENSIVE CARE 0 1

 

46.       DM – Pediatric Pulmonology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS JODHPUR PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY 2 0
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY 0 2

 

47.       DM – Pediatric Critical Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RAIPUR PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE 1 0
2 JIPMER, PUDUCHERRY PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE 0 1
3 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE 2 4
4 AIIMS NAGPUR PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE 1 0

 

48.       DM – Pain Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS RISHIKESH PAIN MEDICINE (ANAESTHESIOLOGY) 0 1

 

49.       DM – Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 2 3
2 AIIMS BHOPAL PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 2 0
3 AIIMS BHUBANESHWAR PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 3 0
4 AIIMS PATNA PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 5 0
5 AIIMS RAIPUR PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 2 0
6 AIIMS RISHIKESH PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 3 1
7 AIIMS JODHPUR PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 3 1
8 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 2 5
9 AIIMS RAJKOT PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 2 0
10 AIIMS GORAKHPUR PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE 1 0
11 AIIMS MANGALAGIRI PULMONARY MEDICINE 1 0

 

50.       DM – Reproductive Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE 1 1

 

51.       DM – Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI THERAPEUTIC NUCLEAR MEDICINE 1 3

 

52.       DM – Trauma Anaesthesia & Acute Care
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH TRAUMA ANAESTHESIA & ACUTE CARE 0 1

 

53.       DM – Virology
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS, RISHIKESH VIROLOGY 1 0

 

54.       DM – Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery
S.No. Institute Subject General Sponsored
1 AIIMS NEW DELHI BREAST, ENDOCRINE AND GENERAL SURGERY 2 2
2 PGIMER, CHANDIGARH ENDOCRINE & BREAST SURGERY 1 2

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. What is the difference between INI-SS and INI-CET?

Ans. INI-CET is an entrance examination conducted for admission to medical PG courses, that includes MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs), and MDS courses whereas INI-SS is an entrance exam conducted for admission to medical super specialty courses that includes admission to DM, M.Ch. and MD in Hospital Administration courses.

Q2. How many years is super-specialty after MD?

Ans. After MD, superspecialty courses (DM and M.Ch. courses) are of three-year duration.

MD Medicine has a vast curriculum that comprises the study of basic medical sciences, systemic medicine, allied medicine specialties, tropical medicine infectious medicine, and recent advances in medicine. It also involves rotations through various specialties, allowing students to gain practical experience in different areas of medicine such as cardiology, oncology, and neurology. Throughout the curriculum, students learn and practice clinical skills such as patient examination, history-taking, diagnostic reasoning, and communication with patients and colleagues. Emphasis is placed on the development of professionalism, ethical conduct, and communication skills necessary for practicing medicine.

Students also need to pass written exams, practical exams, clinical assessments, and thesis writing in their MD degree to demonstrate competency and progress toward completion of the degree.

MD Medicine student is expected to know the in-depth of the subject with an emphasis on the most prevalent diseases/health problems. To become a skilled doctor, having comprehensive knowledge of the subject along with the recent advances is crucial. And for gaining this comprehensive knowledge, it is important to refer to a variety of books, such as textbooks, atlases, handbooks, review books, clinical cases, OSCE preparation books, and books pertaining to particular systems. It is always advised to refer to the latest edition of the books.

Here’s a list of the best books on Medicine for PG residents:

  1. An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Medicine

An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Medicine by Archith Boloor and Anudeep Padakanti is among the best books when it comes to clinicals.

Winner of the Award for Excellence in Book Production by the Federation of Indian Publishers 2020, this book is an amazing learning aid for practical examinations for medical students. It comprises x-rays, spotters, common drugs, instruments, and ECGs. It serves as a ready reckoner for medicine practical examinations. Comprehensive section on history taking and decision making, complete case sheets on all organ systems, visual memory aids, and conceptual explanations – all these features make it one of the best books for medicine.

  1. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

Harrison’s book is one of the most recommended books for MD medicine students and residents. It serves as a reference for understanding the fundamentals of internal medicine and for guidance in clinical decision-making. It’s known for its depth of content, clear explanations, and evidence-based approach.

Extensive visual support, updated clinical trial results, recommended guidelines, comprehensive content on therapeutic approaches, specific treatment regimens, clinical decision trees, and algorithms –   these are some of the key features of this 2-volume book.

  1. API Textbook of Medicine

An ideal learning tool for medical students, clinicians, and practitioners, this book has been regularly updated by the Association of Physicians of India (API) for more than 50 years now. From bedside clinics to the clinical management of cases – everything is well explained in the book.

It includes medical guidelines applicable to Indian standards. A new part on SARS-COVID-19 under the ‘Viral Infections’ section has been added. Also, new chapters on Covid Vaccination, DNA-Repair Deficiency & Lysosomal Storage Disorders, and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Hospital Environment have been added in the latest edition of the book.

  1. CMC Vellore Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Previously known as ‘Emergency Medicine Best Practices at CMC (EMAC)’, this book is written by KPP Abhilash. This book is an amazing learning resource for ICU postings and learning critical care protocols. Through its comprehensive yet concise text, this book simplifies all the basics of commonly encountered medical and surgical emergencies. It also features the latest techniques and procedures to tackle a health emergency along with incorporating recent evidence-based recommendations. It serves as the best learning text to provide better patient care.

  1. South Asian Edition of ‘The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics’

The editor of the south asian edition of this renowned book is Dr. Archith Boloor. The book is filled with case scenarios and casualties that help to cater patients during residency. It strengthens the clinical abilities and enhances the resident’s knowledge of treatment modalities. It provides practical solutions and expert guidance for the challenges faced by medical students, residents, and interns while practicing internal medicine. Its easy-to-follow format covers pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostics, therapeutics, and other practical solutions.

  1. Practical Guidelines on Fluid Therapy

This book by Dr. Sanjay Pandya is a must-have for learning practical information about fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders. It is an excellent handbook for every MD Medicine student and resident. Considering the importance of fluid management topics in medical sciences, the features of the book such as the case presentation method, easy-to-follow approach, and easy language make it a commendable resource that has made its place on shelves of all medical students and residents.

  1. Hutchison’s Clinical Methods

Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice is a must-have reference book for practicals. The latest edition is a go-to guide for medical students and practitioners to learn about core clinical skills. It includes basic principles, different patient groups, and all main body systems. It is a super amazing learning resource to learn clinical skills and understand doctor-patient relationships.

  1. Manual of Practical Medicine

Written by R Alagappan, this book is an amazing learning resource for medical students and practitioners. The content is mentioned in a sequential manner. The latest edition of the book has enhanced its content with a lot of topics such as Coivd 19, Gout, antiviral drugs in the management of hepatitis B and C, newer drug therapy for multiple sclerosis, and newer monoclonal antibodies for the management of various systemic disorders.

A quick glimpse at some more recommended books for MD Medicine students and residents:

MD Medicine Textbooks (Latest Edition)

  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Cecil: Textbook of Medicine
  • Clinical Examination in Cardiology
  • Kumar & Clark: Book of Clinical Medicine

Reference books

  • Marriot’s Practical Electrocardiography
  • Hurst: The Heart
  • Crofton and Douglas: Respiratory Diseases
  • Brain’s Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Adam’s Principles of Neurology
  • Braunwald – Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • William’s Textbook of Endocrinology
  • De Gruchi’s Clinical Hematology in Medical Practice
  • Slesenger & Fordtran: Gastrointestinal and Liver disease
  • Manson’s Tropical Diseases
  • Kelly’s Textbook of Rheumatology

Books for Clinical Methods

  • Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods
  • Macleod’s Clinical examination
  • John Patten: Neurological Differential Diagnosis
  • Neurological Examination in Clinical Practice by Bickerstaff

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Dermatology is a medical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, nail, and membrane conditions and disorders.

In MBBS, the curriculum of Dermatology, Venerology, and Leprosy subject includes the causative and risk factors of dermatological conditions along with detailed treatment and preventive measures. Identification, categorization, etiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, natural history, clinical features, presentations, complications, indications, and contraindications of skin, nail, and hair conditions are all included in the dermatology subject. Also, pharmacological administration and adverse reactions of pharmacotherapies are discussed.

Dermatology is a highly booming medical speciality, hence having a comprehensive knowledge of the subject paves the way to a successful career if you are aspiring to be a dermatologist.

Knowing high-yield topics, subject weightage in competitive exams, and reliable preparation tips help in gaining conceptual clarity over a subject and maximise your chances of getting good grades.
In NEET-PG, 6-8 questions are asked from the dermatology subject, and in INI-CET, the subject weightage of the dermatology subject is around 5-6 questions.

Important Topics of Dermatology in MBBS

These topics are important for MBBS prof exams as well as are high-yielding topics for NEET-PG and INI-CET.

Structure of Hair

Basics of Dermatology

Cells of Epidermis

Level of Epidermis

Drug Eruptions

Lepra Reactions

Photosensitivity

DDs of Bullous Lesions

Sexually Transmitted Viral Infections

Angioedema

Sebaceous Gland

Blistering Disorders

Chemical Peeling

Pigmentary Disorders

Structure of Sweat Glands and Related Disorders

Skin Lesions

Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Deep Folliculitis and Cellulitis

Mucocutaneous Manifestations of SLE

Histopathological Findings

Basement Membrane Zone

Dermis and Subcutaneous Layer

Bacterial Infections

Fungal Infections

Mycobacterial Infections

Viral Infections

Structure of Epidermis and Dermis

Patch Test

Histopathology of PV

Oral Retinoids in Acne

List of Important Dermatological Conditions

Erythema Multiforme

Kaposi Sarcoma

Lichen Planus

Tinea Infections

STDs

Papulosquamous Disorders

Skin Tumors

Secondary Syphilis

Hepatic Fibrosis

Skin Lesions in Systemic Diseases

Allergic Dermatitis

Chikungunya Pigmentation

Ulcers

Vesicollous Disorders

Scleroderma

Urticaria

Alopecia

Clear Fluid Lesions

Secondary Skin Lesions

Nikolsky Sign

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Tzanck Smear

Bullous Pemphigoid

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Syphilis

Anogenital Warts

Chancroid

Donovanosis

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Telogen Effluvium

Nail Psoriasis

Stratum Corneum

Genital Herpes Simplex

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Psoriasis and its Treatment

Scabies

Atopic Eczema

Pityriasis Rosea

Kerion

Sporotrichosis aka Rose Gardener’s Disease

Chromoblastomycosis

Lupus Vulgaris

Scrofuloderma

Papulonecrotic Tuberculid

Hansen’s Disease

Mid-Borderline Leprosy

Verruca Vulgaris

HPV Infections

Molluscum Contagiosum

Melasma

Mongolian Spot

Nevus of Ota

Piebaldism

Segmental Vitiligo

Phrynoderma

Pellagra

Malignant Melanoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Acanthosis Nigricans

GI Adenocarcinoma

Glucagonoma

CA Lung

Discoid LE

Carpet Tack Sign

Dermatomyositis

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Must Read: Important Topics of Surgery in MBBS

Tips to Study Dermatology in MBBS

Dermatology is challenging but also a rewarding experience, opening doors to the fascinating field of medicine.

For a comprehensive study of dermatology, follow the described study pattern and reliable tips.

According to the new curriculum, the Dermatology subject is now included in the Medicine subject but is a diverse field of study in itself. It is highly fascinating if you learn in a structured way with images.

To start with the study, firstly get the syllabus and list of dermatological conditions included in the curriculum. Start with the fundamentals of dermatology and understand every basic terminology. Then go on to learn the concepts and dermatology topics. Categorise the types of dermatology diseases, disorders, and conditions. Further, learn the basic history taking, and understand common dermatology procedures, and techniques. After understanding all the concepts and procedures, refer to the syllabus and list of conditions and disorders included. Understand and learn them one by one.

Remember to study from the standard textbooks and dermatology atlases and that too, the latest edition.

Dermatology concepts are very well understood with high-quality images that aid in visualizing various skin conditions, hence, learn using images, spotters, and flashcards.

Practice IBQs and image-based clinical cases as much as possible after reading a concept. This will enhance your understanding of the topic and you will be able to memorise it for a long time.

Make sure to take proper notes with tables, flowcharts, mnemonics, flashcards, and more. Notes prove highly beneficial for revision and at the time of exams, may it be prof exams or any competitive exams, they serve as a ready reckoner.

Another thing to keep in mind while studying is to read the following for all the dermatological conditions and make a note of it: etiology, causative agents, risk factors, types, pathogenesis, clinical features, indications, contraindications, treatment, pharmacology, and preventive measures.

Try to categorise and learn accordingly to ease the learning process and improve retention. This also avoids confusion at times.

As the dermatology branch is being highly explored, don’t miss to read about the latest treatment modalities and cosmetic dermatology procedures being introduced.

You can’t ignore the importance of hands-on experience for recognizing and diagnosing skin conditions hence, actively participate in clinical sessions and rotations. Observe and practice. Try to correlate theoretical knowledge with real-life cases, and discuss with your fellows and professors.

To ease your learning process, you can complement your textbooks with online resources. Subscribing to a good online course would be of great help. You will learn from top faculty along with getting access to illustrative lectures, notes, and a lot more.

Quick Tips:

  • Attend lectures and take proper notes.
  • Actively participate in clinical sessions.
  • Invest in best-selling titles.
  • Refer to dermatology atlases.
  • Complement your textbook learning with online resources.
  • Actively engage in clinical rotations and postings.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Practice questions and clinical cases.
  • Use flashcards, mnemonics, and other memory aids.
  • Stay organized.
  • Stay updated on clinical guidelines for the management of dermatological conditions.
  • Solve previous year’s questions.

Remember, consistency and dedication are key when studying dermatology or any medical specialty.

Best Books for Dermatology

Review of Dermatology by Saurabh Jindal is one of the best-selling dermatology books for MBBS students. The book is full of coloured images, mnemonics, memory aids, and conceptual diagrams. This exam-oriented book also includes a short review section at the end of each chapter.

IADVL’s Concise Textbook of Dermatology by Lalit Kumar Gupta is among the preferred books by MBBS students. The book is written in a lucid manner and the latest edition of it is comprehensively updated. The content is complemented with tables, flowcharts, figures, illustrations, and clinical photographs. The best part is that each chapter begins with a learning objective and the text follows a structured pattern, including MCQs and IBQs.

Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology is a bestselling, concise, and quick reference book for medical students, residents, and physicians. The authors of the book are Arturo P. Saavedra, Ellen K. Roh, and Anar Mikailov. The latest edition is revised and expanded. The book includes over 1000 full-colour images and a color-coded 4-part organisation. It covers the most essential content along with detailed information on diagnosis and treatment.

Neena Khanna’s Dermatology book, Illustrated Synopsis of Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases, is a highly recommended book for studying the medical, surgical, and cosmetic aspects of STDs in depth. Each topic is easy to understand and organised with concise examples facilitated by real-life scenarios and cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. What is the subject weightage of dermatology in NEET-PG?

Ans. Dermatology is a medical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, nail, and membrane conditions and disorders. In NEET-PG, 6-8 questions are asked from the dermatology subject.

Q2. What is the subject weightage of dermatology in INI-CET?

Ans. Dermatology is a medical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, nail, and membrane conditions and disorders. In INI-CET, the subject-weightage of dermatology subject is around 5-6 questions.

Q3. What are the important topics in dermatology in MBBS?

Ans. The important topics in dermatology in MBBS include structure of hair, basics of dermatology, level of epidermis, drug eruptions, blistering disorders, skin lesions, acne vulgaris, bacterial infections, fungal infections, mycobacterial infections, erythema multiforme, lichen planus, STDs, papulosquamous disorders, skin tumors, syphilis, dermatitis, ulcers, urticaria, alopecia, nail psoriasis, genital herpes simplex, and scabies.

Q4. How to prepare dermatology for NEET-PG?

Ans. Here are some tips to prepare for dermatology subject for NEET-PG:

  • Attend lectures and take proper notes.
  • Actively participate in clinical sessions.
  • Invest in best-selling textbook titles.
  • Refer to dermatology atlases.
  • Complement your textbook learning with online resources.
  • Actively engage in clinical rotations and dermatology clinics.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Practice questions and clinical cases as many as you can.
  • Use flashcards, mnemonics, and other memory aids.
  • Stay organized.
  • Stay updated on clinical guidelines for the management of dermatological conditions.
  • Solve previous year’s questions.

The recent change in the NEET-PG exam date has left a mixed impact on the aspirants with a blend of feelings. While some aspirants view it as an opportunity to strengthen their preparation, others find it disruptive and challenging. Aspirants need to adapt their strategies, manage their emotions effectively, and utilize the additional time productively to maximize their chances of success.

Remember to optimise your time and maximise your score!

The new NEET-PG exam date is 7th July’24 and about 5 months are left for the exam. The clock is ticking! Cracking NEET-PG in just 5 months with a good rank is indeed challenging, but not impossible with the right strategy and consistent efforts. Dedicate your time and efforts to crack the exam by hook or crook.

We’ve come up with a reliable 5-month revision strategy or say, preparation plan to help you prepare effectively and excel in the NEET-PG exam with a good rank.

Month 1: Revise Foundation Subjects

Dedicate the first month of revision to the foundation subjects. In weeks 1-2, revise the Anatomy subject. Focus on important and high-yielding topics and solve previous year’s question papers. In weeks 3-4, cover all the important systems in detail given in the Physiology subject. Do prepare from the notes to cover the systems within time. In weeks 4-5, emphasize on metabolic pathways and molecular biology provided in the Biochemistry subject. Assess your weak areas and ensure you don’t miss out on any high-yielding topic.

As all the MBBS subjects are well integrated, the hold over foundational subjects will lead to a better understanding and clarity of the para-clinical and clinical subjects.

Month 2: Start with Para-Clinical Subjects

Dedicate the second month for the revision of para-clinical subjects. Focus on covering general and systemic pathology thoroughly in week 1. Then, in week 2, target and cover all the essential drugs with their mechanism of action included in the Pharmacology subject. Also, practice drug classification and side effects. As there are lot many drugs and their classes, so try to revise your notes and devote much time to the high-yielding ones. In week 3, concentrate on high-yielding topics of microbiology and important organisms, infections, and vaccinations. You must solve previous year’s papers related to infectious diseases. In the last week of the month, i.e., week 4, cover the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology subject. Stress on important topics and medical laws.

Important: Don’t forget to practice image-based questions for the Pathology, Pharmacology, and Microbiology subjects.

Month 3:  Go on with MBBS Subjects

In the first week of the third month, complete the revision of the Community Medicine subject. Don’t miss out on reading various health schemes and initiatives, and pandemic modules. Then, dedicate the next one and a half weeks to revising the pediatric concepts. Make sure you read about common pediatric illnesses, neonatal care levels, and pediatric sub-speciality modules. Solve case-based questions to integrate knowledge. In the left-over weeks of the month, concentrate on both Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read the clinical cases pertaining to common OBGYN disorders. Also, learn the diagnostic procedures in detail.

Month 4: Cover Clinical Subjects

Focus on the very major part of the MBBS curriculum in the fourth month, the core clinical specialties with their allied subjects. Emphasize on General Medicine concepts in the first week of the month. In the second week, cover the medicine allied subjects. Focus on the high-yielding topics of Psychiatry and Dermatology. Cover common psychiatric disorders and treatments. Focus on frequently asked and prevalent dermatological conditions. In the third and fourth weeks, cover the high-yielding topics of Surgery subject. In the fifth week, focus on the surgery-allied subjects. Cover the Ophthalmology and ENT concepts. It becomes a huge task to complete the revision of clinical subjects in such a short time and hence it is advised to go through your notes or other learning aids that serve as your ready reckoner for quick revision. Prefer integrated learning when it comes to clinical subjects.

Month 5: Time for Final Revision.

In the first two weeks of the month, complete the subject-wise revision. In the first week, cover the Orthopaedics subject and in the second week, complete the revision of Radiodiagnosis and Anaesthesiology subject. Review common diagnostic imaging findings as well.

Now after completing the revision of individual subjects, it’s time for final revision and solving questions as much as possible. Solve mock papers and previous year’s papers. Analyse your performance and manage time efficiently. Take mock tests under timed conditions. In the last week before the exam, do a quick revision of key concepts. Get adequate rest, stay calm, and manage stress.

Remember to adapt this plan based on your strengths, weaknesses, and learning style. It’s crucial to regularly assess your progress and modify the plan accordingly.

It is highly advised to enroll in the online preparation courses for NEET-PG. Considering the competition, a single answer can make a drastic difference in your NEET-PG rank. Opt for the DigiNerve MBBS courses as they provide comprehensive video lectures that will help you learn all the concepts at your pace so that you don’t miss any topic. The courses include highly illustrative video lectures by eminent faculty and subject experts, along with concise notes that serve as ready reckoners for revision. It also includes practice questions, clinical cases, benchmark trials, and much more.

Here are some additional tips to create an effective NEET-PG study timetable and score high:

Keep the syllabus, high-yielding topics, and subject weightage pasted on your study desk.

Keep the books, notes, and other preparation materials handy with you to avoid arranging at the last minute.

Supplement your preparation with the best NEET-PG video lectures online.

Remain updated with any changes in the NEET-PG exam pattern or syllabus.

Master the art of learning. Don’t passively read; actively engage with the material. Take notes, underline key points, draw diagrams, and create flashcards.

Go with the spaced repetition method. Regularly revise what you’ve learned to solidify memory and boost recall.

You have time, so focus on understanding concepts rather than rote memorization. This will help you apply your knowledge to various scenarios and solve problems effectively.

Set achievable goals, celebrate your progress, and surround yourself with positive people who support you.

Break down your study sessions into manageable chunks and don’t try to study for hours on end.

It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes, just take a break and restart your studies. Don’t give up on your dreams.

Practice solving clinical case-based questions, especially for the clinical subjects.

Solve MCQs after each chapter to reinforce your understanding.

Exercise and meditate regularly for physical and mental well-being.

Keep a positive mindset. Practice meditation, deep breathing, or other stress management techniques to stay calm during the preparation and the exam.

Develop good eating habits and get enough sleep to stay focused and energised.

Avoid burnout and stay motivated throughout your preparation journey.

Maintain a consistent study schedule and avoid distractions.

Focus on question-solving techniques and time management.

Join study groups and seek guidance from mentors, especially if you have doubts or need clarification.

Whenever you feel like giving up, just remember, that you have come this far, and now it’s time to achieve your dream. Just have faith in your abilities, be persistent, and never give up on your dream. Most importantly, remain consistent, focused, and determined to pass the exam with flying colours.

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If you are an aspiring medical student or belong to Delhi, then you must have heard about one of the most prestigious medical institutions, Maulana Azad Medical College. Established in 1959, MAMC is named after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India. The college is located in the capital city and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi.

Undoubtedly, it is ranked among the top medical colleges in India and all its courses are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). MAMC is renowned for its high standards of medical education and research. The college provides students with exposure to the diverse healthcare challenges prevalent in the city.

MAMC is associated with four top medical institutions and hospitals in Delhi, named GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Lok Nayak Hospital, and Guru Nanak Eye Center. These hospitals serve as the primary training grounds for medical students studying at MAMC and offer a diverse range of clinical experiences. The associated hospitals have a daily patient count of thousands providing outstanding practical learning exposure to students and hence, is among the preferred choices for medical studies.

MAMC offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and super speciality courses in various medical specialities. The college is known for its rigorous and comprehensive medical curriculum with a prestigious list of alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of medicine, both in India and internationally. Actively involved in medical research, the college with its faculty and students contributes significantly to scientific publications and advancements in the medical field.

Besides top-notch quality education, MAMC has special centres for Child Development, Clinical Skills, Genetics, ART, Hemophilia Day Care, and IVF. The college is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern laboratories, libraries, and lecture halls.

Read on to know the complete details about admission to MAMC, Delhi. The blog includes the list of courses available at MAMC, their admission procedure, list of specialities, number of seats, registration fee, course fee structure, surety bond amount, and other details.

MBBS Course at MAMC 

Admission Procedure 

Admission to the MBBS program at MAMC Delhi is done based on the marks scored in the NEET-UG entrance examination. The rank under state quota and All India Quota along with category determines your chances of admission into the college. Once, you get a competitive required cut-off score, you can fill out the counselling form available on the www.fmsc.ac.in website. Then, go through the counselling process and admission formalities, once admitted.

Number of Seats 

There are a total of 250 MBBS seats at MAMC, Delhi. The MBBS seat distribution is as follows:

Seats Under Total Seats Unreserved (UR) OBC SC ST
15% All India Quota (AIQ) 37 18 10 6 3
85% State Quota 207 104

(94- GEN, 5 GEN-CW, and 5 GEN-PH)

56

(50 OBC, 03 OBC-CW, and 03 OBC-PH)

31

(29 SC, 01 SC-CW, and 01 SC-PH)

16

(14 ST, 01 ST-CW, and 01 ST-PH)

Also, there are 06 seats under the Central Pool Reserved Seat.

MBBS Fee Structure 

The fee for the MBBS at MAMC is around Rs. 2500. Apart from this, there is a refundable deposit of Rs. 2000.

MAMC Cut-off Score for MBBS (Expected)

Category Cut-off percentile Expected Cut-off Score Expected All India Rank
General (UR) 50 710 91
OBC 40 706 323
EWS 45 695 346
SC 40 670 1225
ST 40 665 3115

The difficulty level of the exam, total number of candidates, total number of seats and rank and marks secured in the exam are some of the factors that determine the NEET cut-off score for MBBS at MAMC.

Counselling Process

Once you get the required score in the NEET-UG exam, you need to register online at www.mcc.nic.in to participate in the UG counselling under Delhi Quota and All India Quota.

Process after Successful Seat Allocation

After you have successfully allotted a seat in the University of Delhi affiliated medical colleges, you have to register on the online admission portal of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Delhi University. Then, upload your documents, photographs, and signatures, and pay the registration fee to get admission into MBBS/BDS for 85% Delhi Quota and 15% All India Quota.

Go to the home page of the website (www.fmsc.ac.in) then click ‘Go to courses’ and then ‘UG courses’. Further, click on ‘MBBS/BDS admission’ and then on the online link under ‘Course updates UG (MBBS/MDS)’.

College Registration Fee

The online registration fee is Rs. 1500 whereas for SC, ST, PwBD, the registration fee is Rs.1000 only.

Required Documents for MAMC Registration

The following mentioned documents are to be uploaded while registering for MAMC MBBS admission after seat allocation:

  • Passport-size photograph of the applicant
  • Scanned signature of the applicant
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-UG admit card
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-UG scorecard
  • Self-attested copy of Aadhar card
  • Self-attested copy of matriculation certificate for verification of DOB
  • Self-attested copy of 11th and 12th mark sheet
  • Self-attested copy of 10+2 certificate
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificate from the School Principal on the prescribed proforma available on the website
  • Certificate from the controlling authority of Patrachar Vidyalaya/NIOS (if required)
  • Self-attested copy of character certificate
  • Category and PwBD certificate (if required)
  • Self-attested copy of OCI card (if required)
  • Allotment letter issued by MCI

Surety Bond Money

At the time of provisional admission, you are required to execute a bond of three lakh rupees with two sureties to the college.

Click here to get conceptual clarity over MBBS subjects.

MD/MS Courses at MAMC 

Admission Procedure

Admission to various MD and MS specialities is done based on the NEET-PG score. It is the only way to get admission to MAMC to pursue an MD/MS degree. A highly competitive score is required to choose a medical speciality of your choice during the counselling process.

Number of Seats

There are a total of 245 PG seats at MAMC. The following table mentions the list of PG specialisation along with the number of seats:

MD Seats

MD Specialisation Number of Seats
50% DUQ 50% AIQ
Anatomy 4 3
Anaesthesia 14 14
Biochemistry 5 5
Community Medicine 5 5
Dermatology 2 1
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 3 4
General Medicine 11 11
Microbiology 5 5
Pathology 4 5
Pediatrics 11 12
Pharmacology 3 2
Physiology 3 3
Psychiatry 2 1
Radiodiagnosis 10 10
Radiotherapy 3 3

 

MS Seats

MS Specialisation Number of Seats
50% DUQ 50% AIQ
ENT 4 4
Orthopaedics 7 8
Ophthalmology 8 9
General Surgery 8 8
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 10


Required Documents for MAMC Registration

These documents are to be uploaded while registering for MAMC MD/MS admission after seat allocation:

  • Passport-size photograph of the applicant
  • Scanned signature of the applicant
  • Self-attested copy of matriculation certificate for verification of DOB
  • Self-attested copy of 11th and 12th mark sheet
  • Self-attested copy of certificate of MBBS qualification
  • Self-attested copy of detailed marks certificate of qualifying exams: I, II, and final prof exams of MBBS and year-wise detailed marks certificate of qualifying UG degree
  • Self-attested copy of MBBS examination attempt certificate
  • Self-attested copy of compulsory rotatory internship certificate
  • Self-attested copy of registration certificate from Delhi Medical Council/State Medical Council/NMC
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Category and PwBD certificate (if required)
  • Self-attested copy of employer’s certificate/NOC, if employed
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-PG admit card
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-PG scorecard
  • Self-attested copy of Aadhar card
  • Allotment letter issued by MCI

College Registration Fee for MS/MD 

The registration fee for MS/MD admission is Rs. 3,000 per course except for SC/ST/PwBD category applicants. For SC/ST/PwBD applicants, the registration fee is Rs. 2000 per course.

MD/MS Fee Structure

The University’s Annual Fee is Rs. 15,900. The breakdown of the MD/MS fees at MAMC, Delhi:

Particulars (Annual basis) Amount (in Rs.)
Tuition Fees 13,000
Library Fees 500
Athletic Fees 10
Cultural Council Fees 5
NSS Fees 20
University Development Fund 900
Faculty Management Fees 1,465
Total Fees 15,900


Security Deposit 

You have to pay a refundable amount of Rs.10,000 as a security deposit, which will be refunded at the time of completion/leaving the course.

Surety Bond 

At the time of admission, you are required to submit a surety bond of Rs. 10 lakhs with two sureties to the college.

DM/M.Ch. Courses at MAMC 

Admission Procedure

Admission to three-year super speciality courses at MAMC (DM/M.Ch.) is done based on NEET-SS score. MAMC offers admission to 12 super specialty courses. The seat distribution to the super speciality courses is done under 100% Delhi University Quota (DUQ).

List of DM and M.Ch. courses at MAMC

  • M. Cardiology
  • M. Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • M. Medical Gastroenterology
  • M. Neonatology
  • M. Neurology
  • M. Pulmonary Medicine
  • M. Endocrinology
  • M. Neuro Anaesthesia
  • Ch. CVTS
  • Ch. Neurosurgery
  • Ch. Pediatric Surgery
  • Ch. Surgical Gastroenterology

Required Documents for MAMC Registration

The following documents are to be uploaded while registering for MAMC DM/M.Ch. admission after seat allocation:

  • Passport-size photograph of the applicant
  • Scanned signature of the applicant
  • Self-attested copy of matriculation certificate for verification of DOB
  • Self-attested copy of 11th and 12th mark sheet
  • Self-attested copy of MBBS degree
  • Self-attested copy of detailed marks certificate of qualifying exams: I, II, and final prof exams of MBBS
  • Self-attested copy of MD/MS/DNB certificate
  • Self-attested copy of MD/MS/DNB examination attempt certificate
  • Self-attested copy of registration certificate from Delhi Medical Council/State Medical Council/NMC
  • Proof of writing a thesis, if pursued DNB
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Category and PwBD Certificate (if required)
  • Self-attested copy of employer’s certificate or NOC, if employed
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-SS admit card
  • Self-attested copy of NEET-SS scorecard
  • Self-attested copy of Aadhar card
  • Allotment letter issued by MCI

DM/M.Ch. Fee Structure

The registration fee for college is Rs. 5,000 and the annual fee for super speciality courses is Rs. 25,900. The breakdown of the DM/MCh fee at MAMC, Delhi is:

Particulars (Annual basis) Amount (in Rs.)
Tuition Fees 23,000
Library Fees 500
Athletic Fees 10
Cultural Council Fees 5
NSS Fees 20
University Development Fund 900
Faculty Management Fees 1,465
Total Fees 25,900.00


Security Deposit

You have to pay a refundable amount of Rs.10,000 as a security deposit, which will refunded at the time of completion/leaving the course.

Surety Bond

At the time of admission, you are required to submit a surety bond of Rs. 10 lakhs with two sureties to the college.

Apart from the undergraduate, postgraduate, and super speciality courses, MAMC offers admission to various PG Diploma courses and Ph.D. programs in the medical discipline.

The PG Diploma courses include Anaesthesia (D.A.), Obstetrics and Gynecology (D.G.O.), Ophthalmology (D.O.), ENT (D.L.O.), Pediatrics (D.C.H.), Radiodiagnosis (D.M.R.D.) and Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy (D.D.V.L.)

The Ph.D. degree is offered in three subjects, biochemistry, community medicine, and microbiology with a seat intake of 4, 4, and 2 respectively.

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Confused about choosing the best medical college? Want to pursue surgery as your PG specialisation?

Choosing the right college for your MS in Surgery can be a daunting task, but it’s an important decision that will impact your future career. We’ve sought out the list of some of the top MS in Surgery colleges in India based on various factors such as ranking, faculty, infrastructure, patient count, and placements. Here’s the description of the top colleges for pursuing MS Surgery and the number of seats in each college for MS Surgery:

 

Undoubtedly, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is a top choice for all medical aspirants. AIIMS is a prestigious institution known for its high academic standards and cutting-edge research in the field of medicine. It has consistently maintained its reputation as a premier medical institution since its founding in 1956, and its MS in Surgery program is no exception. The program is highly competitive, with only a handful of students admitted each year in the surgery specialty. However, those who are fortunate enough to be admitted can anticipate receiving top-notch instruction from some of the nation’s top doctors. The MS in Surgery program at AIIMS is highly sought-after and coveted, attracting the best medical talents from across the country. AIIMS, New Delhi, stands as a beacon of excellence in medical education and research in India. The faculty at AIIMS comprises distinguished experts in various surgical specialties, providing students with exposure to a diverse range of surgical cases. The state-of-the-art facilities and a strong emphasis on practical training contribute to shaping skilled and competent surgeons.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is another top-ranked medical institution in India, and its MS in Surgery program is also highly regarded. Founded in 1962, PGIMER has consistently been at the forefront of medical education in India. The program is known for its strong emphasis on research, and postgraduates of the program often go on to successful careers in academic surgery. PGIMER is renowned for its emphasis on medical research and advanced clinical training. The PGIMER’s MS in Surgery program is known for its experienced faculty and comprehensive curriculum that covers both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The university actively encourages students to participate in clinical and translational research by promoting a research-oriented strategy. The state-of-the-art labs and collaboration opportunities with other research institutes augment the entire educational experience.

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore is a well-known private medical college and hospital with a stellar reputation. The MS in Surgery program at CMC Vellore is one of the best in the country, and graduates of the program are in high demand. CMC, Vellore, was founded in 1900 and has earned a reputation for providing high-quality medical education and healthcare services. The MS in Surgery program at CMC is distinguished by its emphasis on ethical medical practices and holistic patient care. The ethical values are integrated into the curriculum, fostering a sense of social responsibility among students. With a focus on both clinical expertise and compassionate patient care, CMC produces surgeons with a strong foundation in both the art and science of surgery.

JIPMER, Pondicherry is a public medical college that is known for providing high-quality education. Not only is JIPMER’s MS in Surgery program among the most affordable in the nation, but it is also one of the most competitive. JIPMER, located in Puducherry, is an autonomous institute known for its high academic standards and research contributions. Established in 1823, JIPMER has consistently been acknowledged as a center of excellence in medical education and healthcare. The MS in Surgery program at JIPMER focuses on advanced surgical training and research. Students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and stay up-to-date with breakthroughs in the field thanks to the institution’s well-equipped laboratories, research centers, and partnerships with national and international universities.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi is a large and prestigious university that offers a wide range of academic programs, including medical sciences. The MS in Surgery program at BHU is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. The MS in Surgery program at IMS-BHU places a strong emphasis on academic and clinical achievement. Located in Varanasi, the college is renowned for its extensive history and contributions to medical research and teaching Since its founding in 1960, the school has continuously upheld its excellent standards in academia. The MS in Surgery program at IMS-BHU blends practical clinical training with a solid theoretical base. The faculty, comprised of experienced surgeons, actively engages in research, further enriching the learning experience for students. The institution’s focus on academic excellence and ethical medical practices positions it as a sought-after destination for aspiring surgeons.

King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow is a government-run medical university that is one of the largest and most respected in the country. Offering a broad range of medical and surgical programs, KGMU, located in Lucknow, is a leading medical institution in northern India. The MS in Surgery program at KGMU focuses on both theoretical knowledge and practical surgical skills. Established in 1911, it has evolved into a center of excellence for medical education, research, and patient care. The MS in Surgery program at KGMU is renowned for its extensive curriculum, which includes practical clinical training in addition to academic instruction in surgery. The institution’s commitment to producing well-rounded surgeons is reflected in its emphasis on research, leadership skills, and ethical medical practices.

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune was established in 1948 and has consistently produced skilled medical professionals, including surgeons. AFMC, Pune, holds a unique position as a premier institution that primarily caters to the education and training of medical professionals for the armed forces. The MS in Surgery program at AFMC is designed to produce surgeons for military medical services. In order to better prepare graduates for the unique challenges of serving in the armed services, the program incorporates military training with medical ethics and standards.

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi is affiliated with the University of Delhi and stands as one of the oldest and most prestigious medical colleges in India. Since 1959, MAMC has made a substantial contribution to medical education and healthcare. The MS in Surgery program at MAMC provides a solid foundation in surgical skills and clinical knowledge. The MS in Surgery program at MAMC is characterized by a robust curriculum and experienced faculty members. The institution’s location in the heart of the capital provides students with exposure to a diverse patient population and a wide range of clinical cases.

Established in 1926, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai has a legacy of producing skilled healthcare professionals. SGSMC is affiliated with the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, offering comprehensive medical education. The MS in Surgery program at SGSMC provides students with a strong foundation in surgical principles and techniques. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Mumbai, ensuring that students receive exposure to a diverse range of surgical cases and hands-on experience. KEM Hospital is a government-run hospital that is affiliated with the Seth GS Medical College.

Apart from the above-mentioned colleges, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, and Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai are also known for their excellent academic programs and facilities.  

These are just a few of the many top MS in Surgery colleges in India. When choosing a college, it is important to consider your individual needs and preferences. Some factors to consider include the college’s ranking, faculty, infrastructure, location, and cost.

Read on to know the number of seats available in the respective colleges for MS Surgery.

College Name MS Surgery Total Number of Seats
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 17
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh 19
Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore 10
JIPMER, Pondicherry 13
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi 10
King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow 24
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune 21
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi 16
Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai 24
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur 4
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal 21
Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai 20

 

In conclusion, the top medical colleges in India offering MS in Surgery programs have a significant influence on shaping the future of surgical healthcare in the country. Each institution brings its unique strengths, be it a focus on research, a commitment to ethical medical practices, or a strong emphasis on practical training. Aspiring surgeons can choose from these esteemed institutions based on their individual preferences, career goals, and the values they prioritize in their medical education. Prospective students need to stay updated on admission criteria, faculty profiles, and program details by referring to the official websites of these institutions or getting in touch with their admission offices.

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Psychiatry is a specialized medical field that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses along with emotional and behavioral disorders. Studying psychiatry during your MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) can be both challenging and rewarding.
The curriculum of the Psychiatry speciality in MBBS includes Doctor-patient relationship, Mental health, Introduction to psychiatry, Psychotic disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorders, Anxiety and stress-related disorders, Somatoform and Psychosomatic disorders, Personality disorders, Psychiatric disorders and emergencies, Mental retardation, and Therapeutics.
Knowing high-yield topics, subject weightage in competitive exams, and reliable preparation tips maximise your chances of gaining conceptual clarity over a subject and getting good grades.
In NEET-PG, 5-6 questions are asked from the psychiatry subject, and in INI-CET, the subject weightage of the psychiatry subject is around 4-5 questions.

Important Topics of Psychiatry for NEET-PG and INI-CET

Mental Status Examination
Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Chronic Alcoholism
Antidepressant Drugs
Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment
Substance Abuse and Substance Misuse Disorder
Factitious Disorders and Malingering
Anti-Psychotic Disorders
Acute Dependence
Dissociative Disorders
Delirium
Dementia
Depression and Depressive Disorders
Acute Cocaine Intoxication and Complications
Cannabis Misuse
Sedative Misuse
Phobic Disorders
Delusional Disorder
Capgras and Fregoli Syndrome (including images)
Risk Factors for Suicide
Post Partum Depression
Differential Diagnosis of Panic Disorder
Criterion of Obsessions
Treatment of OCD
PTSD
Stages of Death and Dying
Wernicke’s Korsakoff Syndrome
Alzheimer Disease Neuropathology
Difference between Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Stages of Sleep
Narcolepsy
Parasomnias
Management of ADHD
Structural and Topographical Theory of Mind
Defence Mechanisms
Electroconvulsive Therapy
ICD 10, ICD 11, and DSM
Piaget Theory
Basic Terminology in Psychiatry
Organic Amnesic Syndrome
ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)
Personality Disorder
Ganser Syndrome
Organic Mental Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Neurotic Stress-Related and Somatoform Disorders
Child Psychiatry
Psychoanalysis
Mental Health Care Act 2017

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Tips to Study Psychiatry in MBBS 

Studying psychiatry during MBBS can be a rewarding experience, opening doors to a fascinating and impactful field. Here are some tips to help you succeed in studying psychiatry:

Understand the syllabus: Familiarize yourself with the specific topics covered in your MBBS psychiatry curriculum. This will help you prioritize your study efforts and ensure you’re covering all the essential areas.

Grasp the fundamentals: A good understanding of the nervous system and mental processes is crucial for comprehending psychiatric disorders. Ensure a firm grasp of the fundamental medical disciplines, as these lay the groundwork for comprehending mental illnesses.

Practice mental state examination (MSE): Mastering MSE is fundamental for accurately assessing psychiatric patients. Attend clinical postings and practice taking detailed histories, including presenting complaints, past medical history, family history, and psychosocial factors.

Hone your communication skills: In psychiatry, building rapport and communicating with patients successfully are critical skills. Engage in open-ended inquiry, attentive listening, and concise description of diagnosis and available treatments.

Develop clinical skills: Actively seek clinical exposure. Spend time in psychiatric wards and clinics to observe and interact with patients. Practical experience is crucial in psychiatry.

Shadow experienced psychiatrists: Observing experienced professionals can provide invaluable insights into clinical practice. During your rotations, try to observe psychiatrists or seek mentorship opportunities. They can guide you, provide valuable insights, and support your career development.

Utilize effective resources: Read a variety of psychiatric literature, including textbooks, journals, and case studies. This will deepen your understanding of different disorders and treatment modalities.

Use technology: Utilize online resources and technology for self-assessment, e-learning, and staying connected with the latest advancements.

Practice questions: Solving MCQs and mock exams can help you solidify your understanding of key concepts and prepare for future exams.

Case discussions: Participate in case discussions with your peers and seniors. Sharing experiences and perspectives enhances your learning and problem-solving skills.

Embrace a holistic approach: Understanding patients’ perspectives and respecting their cultural backgrounds is essential for providing effective care and sensitive care to a wide range of patients.

Practice self-care: Studying psychiatry can be emotionally demanding. Make sure to prioritize your mental and physical well-being through regular exercise, relaxation techniques, and social support.

Stay curious and engaged: Psychiatry is an ever-evolving discipline, so keep your curiosity and involvement high. To increase your expertise, stay up to date on the most recent research findings and attend conferences, webinars, and workshops.

Stay updated with DSM criteria: Familiarize yourself with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria. The DSM is a standard classification of mental disorders and is essential for diagnosis.

Stay open-minded: Keep an open mind and avoid stigmatising attitudes towards mental health. Psychiatry often involves dealing with complex and subjective issues.

Remember that studying psychiatry is not just about acquiring knowledge but also developing the skills and attitudes necessary for compassionate and effective patient care. Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical experience is key to becoming a proficient psychiatrist.

Best Books for Psychiatry 

Review of Psychiatry by Praveen Tripathi: It is among the best-selling books on Psychiatry. The latest edition of the book has been updated with DMS criteria, ICD-11, and Mental Health Care Act. This book has been developed keeping in mind the demands of students preparing for different postgraduate entrance examinations and MCI screening tests.

Textbook of Psychiatry by B.K. Puri and I. H. Treasaden: The book is written in a lucid manner and is rich in pedagogic features, such as summary boxes, and clinical cases. It includes many illustrations, self-assessment material, patient management advice, and much more.

Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry by Benjamin James Sadock and Virginia Alcott Sadock: The latest edition of the book is a comprehensive, succinct summary of the entire field of psychiatry and is a favorite among a wide spectrum of medical students and professionals.

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry by David Semple and Roger Symth: The latest edition of the book covers almost all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialities along with comprehensive and practical guidelines. It further includes psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, DSM-IV index, ICD, and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. What is the subject weightage of psychiatry in NEET-PG?

Ans. Psychiatry is a specialized medical field that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses along with emotional and behavioral disorders. In NEET-PG, 5-6 questions are asked from the psychiatry subject.

Q2. What is the subject weightage of psychiatry in INI-CET?

Ans. Psychiatry is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses along with emotional and behavioral disorders. In INI-CET, the subject-weightage of psychiatry subject is around 4-5 questions.

Q3. What are the important topics in psychiatry in MBBS?

Ans. The important topics in psychiatry in MBBS include mental status examination, antidepressant drugs, bipolar disorder and its treatment, substance abuse and substance misuse disorder, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, delirium, dementia, depression, phobic disorders, suicide, panic disorder, treatment of OCD, PTSD, wernicke’s korsakoff syndrome, stages of sleep, management of ADHD, ICD, and DSM criteria, ECT, sleep disorders, somatoform disorders and mental health care act.

Q4. How to prepare psychiatry for NEET-PG?

Ans. Here are some tips to prepare for psychiatry subject for NEET-PG:

  • Understand the syllabus
  • Grasp the fundamentals
  • Practice mental state examination (MSE)
  • Develop clinical skills
  • Utilize effective resources
  • Enroll in e-learning platforms
  • Practice questions
  • Case discussions
  • Stay updated with DSM criteria
  • Manage time efficiently

A new list of recognised medical courses has been released by NMC in the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations dated 04.01.24. It is highly advised that the students go through the list of recognised degrees and qualifications before enrolling in any medical program.
The blog provides you with a list of recognised degree and diploma programs in the medical field along with the specialities and sub-specialities available in them. It also includes the list of qualifications and duration of the course.
It includes a list of:
• Recognised Post-Graduate Broad Speciality Qualifications (M.D./M.S.)
• Recognised Post-Graduate Super Speciality Qualifications (D.M./M.Ch.)
• Recognised Post-Graduate Diploma Qualifications
• Recognised Post-Doctoral Certificate Courses (PDCC) Qualification
• D.M. and M.Ch. Courses of Six Years Duration
• Feeder Broad Speciality Qualifications for Super Speciality Courses

List of Qualifications and Course Duration

S. No. Name of Qualification Duration of Course (including examination period)
1 Post-Graduate Broad-Speciality Qualifications 3 Years/2 years*(for those who have done two-year post-graduate diploma course in the same course)
2 Post-Graduate Super-Speciality Courses 3 Years
3 Post-Graduate Diploma Courses 2 Years
4 Post-Doctoral Certificate Courses (PDCC) 1 Year
5 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Courses 2 Years
6 D.M./M.Ch. (6 years Course) 6 Years

 

A. List of Recognised Post-Graduate Broad Speciality Qualifications (M.D./M.S.)

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
1. M.D. (Aerospace Medicine)
2. M.D. (Anatomy)
3. M.D. (Anaesthesiology)
4. M.D. (Biochemistry)
5. M.D. (Biophysics)
6. M.D. (Community Medicine)
7. M.D. (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy)
8. M.D. (Emergency Medicine)
9. M.D. (Family Medicine)
10. M.D. (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology)
11. M.D. (General Medicine)
12. M.D. (Geriatrics)
13. M.D. (Health Administration)
14. M.D. (Hospital Administration)
15. M.D. (Immuno Haematology and Blood Transfusion)
16. M.D. (Laboratory Medicine)
17. M.D. (Marine Medicine)
18. M.D. [Master of Public Health (Epidemiology)]
19. M.D. (Microbiology)
20. M.D. (Nuclear Medicine)
21. M.D. (Pediatrics)
22. M.D. (Palliative Medicine)
23. M.D. (Pathology)
24. M.D. (Pharmacology)
25. M.D. (Physical Medicine Rehabilitation)
26. M.D. (Physiology)
27. M.D. (Psychiatry)
28. M.D. (Radiation Oncology)
29. M.D. (Radio-diagnosis)
30. M.D. (Respiratory Medicine)
31. M.D. (Sports Medicine)
32. M.D. (Tropical Medicine)

M.S. (Master of Surgery)
1. M.S. (General Surgery)
2. M.S. (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
3. M.S. (Ophthalmology)
4. M.S. (Orthopaedics)
5. M.S. (Otorhinolaryngology)
6. M.S. (Traumatology and Surgery)

B. List of Recognised Post-Graduate Super Speciality Qualifications (D.M./M.Ch.)

D.M. (Doctorate of Medicine)
1. D.M. (Cardiac Anaesthesia)
2. D.M. (Cardiology)
3. D.M. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
4. D.M. (Clinical Haematology)
5. D.M. (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)
6. D.M. (Clinical Pharmacology)
7. D.M. (Critical Care Medicine)
8. D.M. (Endocrinology)
9. D.M. (Geriatric Mental Health)
10. D.M. (Hepatology)
11. D.M. (Infectious Disease)
12. D.M. (Interventional Radiology)
13. D.M. (Medical Gastroenterology)
14. D.M. (Medical Genetics)
15. D.M. (Medical Oncology)
16. D.M. (Neonatology)
17. D.M. (Nephrology)
18. D.M. (Neuro-Anaesthesia)
19. D.M. (Neurology)
20. D.M. (Neuro-Radiology)
21. D.M. (Onco-Pathology)
22. D.M. (Organ Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
23. D.M. (Pediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia)
24. D.M. (Pediatric Cardiology)
25. D.M. (Pediatric Critical Care)
26. D.M. (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
27. D.M. (Pediatric Hepatology)
28. D.M. (Pediatric Nephrology)
29. D.M. (Pediatric Neurology)
30. D.M. (Pediatric Oncology)
31. D.M. (Pulmonary Medicine)
32. D.M. (Virology)

M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgie)
1. M.Ch. (Endocrine Surgery)
2. M.Ch. (Gynecological Oncology)
3. M.Ch. (Hand Surgery)
4. M.Ch. (Head and Neck Surgery)
5. M.Ch. (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary-Surgery)
6. M.Ch. (Neurosurgery)
7. M.Ch. (Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery)
8. MCh. (Pediatric Orthopaedics)
9. M.Ch. (Pediatric Surgery)
10. M.Ch. (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
11. M.Ch. (Reproductive Medicine and Surgery)
12. M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology)
13. M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology)
14. M.Ch. (Urology)
15. M.Ch. (Vascular Surgery)
16. M.Ch. (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery)

C. List of Recognised Post-Graduate Diploma Qualifications
1. Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2. Anaesthesiology (D.A.)
3. Clinical Pathology (D.C.P.)
4. Community Medicine (D.C.M.)/ Public Health (D.P.H.)
5. Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy (D.D.V.L.)
6. Forensic Medicine (D.F.M.)
7. Health Education (D.H.E.)
8. Health Administration (D.H.A.)
9. Immuno-Haematology and Blood Transfusion (D.I.H.B.T.)
10. Marine Medicine (Dip. M.M.)
11. Microbiology (D. Micro)
12. Nutrition (D.N.)
13. Obstetrics and Gynecology (D.G.O.)
14. Occupational Health (D.O.H.)
15. Ophthalmology (D.O.)
16. Orthopaedics (D. Ortho.)
17. Otorhinolaryngology (D.L.O.)
18. Pediatrics (D.C.H.)
19. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (D. Phy. Med. and R.)
20. Psychiatry (D.P.M.)
21. Radiation Medicine (D.R.M.)
22. Radiodiagnosis (D.M.R.D.)
23. Radio-therapy (D.M.R.T.)
24. Radiological Physics (D.R.P.)
25. Sport Medicine (D.S.M.)
26. Tropical Medicine and Health (D.T.M. and H.)
27. Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (D.T.C.D.)
28. Virology (D. Vir.)

D. List of Recognised Post-Doctoral Certificate Courses (PDCC) Qualification
1. PDCC in Organ Transplant Anaesthesia
2. PDCC in Pediatric Endocrinology
3. PDCC in Laboratory Immunology
4. PDCC in Nuclear Nephrology
5. PDCC in Renal Pathology
6. PDCC in Gastro-Radiology
7. PDCC in Aphaeresis Technology and Blood Component Therapy
8. PDCC in Pain Management
9. PDCC in Haemato-Oncology
10. PDCC in Pediatric Endocrinology
11. PDCC in Pediatric ENT
12. PDCC in Spine Surgery

E. List of D.M. and M.Ch. Courses of Six Years Duration
1. D.M. Neurology
2. M.Ch. Neurosurgery

Feeder Broad Speciality Qualifications for Super Speciality Courses

D.M. (Doctorate of Medicine)

S.No. Area of Specialisation Feeder Broad Speciality Qualification(s)
1 D.M. (Cardiac Anaesthesia) M.D./DNB (Anaesthesia)
2 D.M. (Cardiology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics) M.D./DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
3 D.M. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) M.D./DNB (Psychiatry)
4 D.M. (Clinical Haematology) M.D./DNB (Biochemistry) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics) M.D./DNB (Pathology)
5 D.M. (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
6 D.M. (Clinical Pharmacology) M.D./DNB (Pharmacology)
7 D.M. (Critical Care Medicine) M.D./DNB (Anaesthesia) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics) M.D./DNB (Respiratory Medicine) M.D./DNB (Emergency Medicine)
8 D.M. (Endocrinology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
9 D.M. (Geriatric Mental Health) M.D./DNB (Psychiatry)
10 D.M. (Hepatology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
11 D.M. (Infectious Disease) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics) M.D./DNB (Microbiology) M.D./DNB (Respiratory Medicine) M.D./DNB (Tropical Medicine)
12 D.M. (Interventional Radiology) M.D./DNB (Radio-diagnosis)
13 D.M. (Medical Gastroenterology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine)
14 D.M. (Medical Genetics) M.D./M.S./DNB in any subject
15 D.M. (Medical Oncology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics) M.D./DNB (Radiation Oncology)
16 D.M. (Neonatology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
17 D.M. (Nephrology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
18 D.M. (Neuro- Anaesthesia) M.D./DNB (Anaesthesia)
19 D.M. (Neurology) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
20 D.M. (Neuro-Radiology) M.D./DNB (Radio-diagnosis)
21 D.M. (Onco-Pathology) M.D./DNB (Pathology)
22 D.M. (Organ Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care) M.D./DNB (Anaesthesia)
23 D.M. (Pediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia) M.D./DNB (Anaesthesia)
24 D.M. (Pediatric Cardiology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
25 D.M. (Pediatric Critical Care) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
26 D.M. (Pediatric Gastroenterology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
27 D.M. (Pediatric Hepatology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
28 D.M. (Pediatric Nephrology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
29 D.M. (Pediatric Neurology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
30 D.M. (Pediatric Oncology) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
31 D.M. (Pulmonary Medicine) M.D./DNB (General Medicine) M.D./DNB (Respiratory Medicine) M.D./DNB (Pediatrics)
32 D.M. (Virology) M.D./DNB (Microbiology)

 

M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgie)

S.No. Area of Specialisation Feeder Broad Speciality Qualification(s)
1 M.Ch. (Endocrine Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
2 M.Ch. (Gynecological Oncology) M.D./M.S./DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
3 M.Ch. (Hand Surgery) M.S./DNB (Orthopaedics)
4 M.Ch. (Head and Neck Surgery) M.S./DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
5 M.Ch. (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary-Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
6 M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)

M.S./DNB (Otorhinolaryngology)

7 M.Ch. (Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
8 M.Ch. (Pediatric Orthopaedics) M.S./DNB (Orthopaedics)
9 M.Ch. (Pediatric Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
10 M.Ch. (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)

M.S./DNB (Otorhinolaryngology)

11 M.Ch. (Reproductive Medicine and Surgery) M.D./M.S./DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
12 M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
13 M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)

M.S./DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) M.S./DNB (Orthopaedics)

14 M.Ch. (Urology) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
15 M.Ch. (Vascular Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)
16 M.Ch. (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery) M.S./DNB (General Surgery)

Dr. Aswath Kumar Raghu, the Chief Editor of OBGYN MD has crafted the course along with 98 eminent faculty. He is one of the leading practitioners and faculty affiliated with Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute. He is also famous for his book – “Exploring New Horizons in Obstetrics and Gynecology” (What to do next after MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology?).

OBGYN MD course has been conceptualized based on the NMC Curriculum and the last 20 years’ question papers across various universities to aid PG students while preparing for university examinations. This course is one of the best postgraduate courses in OBGYN for students who are aiming for a master’s in gynecology / master’s in obstetrics. It encourages concept-based and approach-based learning to cater to all the learning needs of the students. It encompasses important topics in obstetrics and gynecology along with case discussions on frequently encountered as well as atypical cases in clinical practice. All the topics in the course have been thoughtfully selected keeping in mind the pain areas of the postgraduate students for which they struggle to find sufficient information as well as frequently asked topics.

The case presentations have been done as an open discussion between the concerned faculty and the students who are pursuing PG in gynecology and obstetrics. There is special emphasis on the correct format of case and history taking and eliciting the correct clinical findings. The faculty and student discussion has been done in a way to help the viewers to approach a case with appropriate differential diagnosis and work up a way to correct diagnosis. Recent evidence-based recommendations have been included for the management of various conditions to acquaint the viewers with recent advancements in the field.

A special section has been dedicated to the demonstration of Minimum Invasive Surgeries like hysteroscopy, diagnostic/operative laparoscopy. This will provide a practical orientation to the study of the subject. Students will be thrilled with the lecture on Robotic laparoscopic surgery focusing on its relevance, application, and implications in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and how it is a boon from a future perspective. The in-video demonstration of the various surgeries being performed will give a whole new dimension to the understanding of the concepts.

Lectures on the management of labor, abnormal labor, abnormal presentations, and medical disorders in pregnancy will enrich the practical application of concepts for the students as well as provide them a roadmap on how to manage these conditions effectively. The important diagnostic procedures/techniques have been covered in detail like ultrasound in the antenatal examination as well as its utility in gynecology. A detailed drug chart has been provided for quick reference by the students with a special focus on drugs dosages and their indications/contraindications in pregnancy and labor.

The lectures are richly illustrated with clinical and radiological images along with flowcharts, tables, and boxes, wherever necessary to aid students in developing a thorough overview of each topic, which will also fulfill their examination needs.

The Course Includes:

    • Video Lectures: 140+ hours of video lecture supported with benchmark/evidence-based studies.
    • Lecture Notes: This course includes well-illustrated 185+ lecture notes which will act as a ready reckoner for students.
    • Clinical Case-Based Discussion: Ample case discussions have been included to provide a clinical orientation to the students.
    • Self-Assessment Questions: 1725+ MCQs have been included for self-assessment.
    • Interactive Drug Formulary: Detailed drug formulary including safety during pregnancy and lactation.
    • OSCEs: 150+ OSCEs provide a standardized and objective method of assessing a postgrad’s clinical skills and competencies.
    • DxTx: A unique tool comprising 145+ topics for quick consultation. This unique feature allows you to explore critical information in a click. You can learn about the various diseases with clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, recent advances and clinical trials in a structured format.
    • Engagement Activities: Regular Chat Shows and Journal Clubs for discussion of important topics with a panel of eminent faculty.
    • Dr. Wise (AI Chatbot): The chatbot clarifies theoretical as well as practical concepts with the help of AI. It is a comprehensive and interactive solution provider integrated with authentic published resources like books, journals, notes, and videos to offer apt explanations of concepts, treatment modes and more.
    • Printed Notes: Concise notes are designed to save time by providing exam-focused, crisp details along with visual learning at an affordable price. The notes also comprise previous years’ questions and ensure comprehensive coverage in minimum time. Existing users can purchase the printed notes @3,499 from here.

 

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Anaesthesiology is a medical speciality that deals with the perioperative care of patients before, after, and during surgery. It is a dynamic field with evolving practices.
Anaesthesiology subject in MBBS requires a combination of theoretical understanding, practical application, and critical thinking. Regular, focused, and integrated study approaches will contribute to your success in understanding and applying anaesthesia concepts to real-life cases.
Knowing high-yield topics, exam pattern, subject weightage in competitive exams, and reliable preparation tips maximise your chances of gaining conceptual clarity over a subject and getting good grades.

Subject Weightage of Anaesthesiology in Competitive Entrance Exams 

The Anaesthesiology speciality is grouped with Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiodiagnosis in the General Surgery subject, as per the new MBBS academic pattern.

In NEET-PG, the weightage of the surgery subject is around 45 questions from which the average number of questions asked from the anaesthesiology specialty is around 5-8 questions.

In INI-CET, approximately 35 questions are asked from the General Surgery subject in the INI-CET, out of which anaesthesiology holds a weightage of around 5-7 questions.

Important Topics of Anaesthesiology for NEET-PG and INI-CET 

Types of Anaesthesia

Difference between GA and LA

Spinal Anaesthesia

Epidural Anaesthesia

Intravenous GA

  • Thiopentone
  • Methohexital
  • Propofol
  • Etomidate
  • Ketamine
  • BZD

Inhalational GA

  • N2O
  • Halothane
  • Enflurane
  • Isoflurane
  • Desflurane
  • Sevoflurane

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Including Neuromuscular Blockers)

  • Pancuronium
  • Vecuronium
  • Rocuronium
  • Gantacurium
  • Succinylcholine
  • Atracurium
  • Cis-atracurium
  • Dantrolene
  • Mivacurium

Local Anaesthesia

  • Bupivacaine
  • Lignocaine
  • Cocaine
  • MOA
  • Ropivacaine

LA Toxicity

Monitoring

  • ECG
  • BP
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Capnography
  • Temperature
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Bispectral index (BIS)
  • Neuromuscular monitoring
  • Monitoring Anaesthesia Care
  • Mandatory Monitoring

Equipments and Anaesthesia Machine

  • Cylinders- pin index and colours
  • Breathing circuits
  • Vaporizers
  • Colo
  • r coding of knobs
  • Endotracheal tubes (types- IBQ)
  • Laryngeal mask airway
  • Airway devices
  • Difficult Airway
  • Ventilators – Names of modes of ventilation
  • Critical care
  • Mapleson Circuits

IV Fluids

  • Crystalloid
  • Colloids

Blood Transfusion

Oxygen Therapy

Endotracheal Intubation Indications

Caudal Block

Preparation of Patient for Anaesthesia

Brain Death

Stages of Anaesthesia

Resuscitation Protocol

Tips to Study Anaesthesiology in MBBS 

Wondering how to prepare a strategy to score high in Anaesthesia? Thinking of some effective Anaesthesia preparation tips?

Studying anaesthesia in MBBS can be both challenging and rewarding. Here are some tips to help you effectively study anaesthesia:

  • Develop a strong foundation in basic sciences. Anaesthesia relies heavily on a good understanding of 1st and 2nd year MBBS subjects. Start by establishing a solid foundation in fundamental medical science subjects with a focus on pharmacology and physiology. Comprehending the fundamental concepts of these subjects is essential to understanding anesthesia.
  • Avoid cramming and focus on understanding concepts. Since anaesthesia is a complex subject, it’s important to understand the underlying principles behind the practice. Strive to comprehend how and why things work the way rather than merely memorizing facts.
  • Use a variety of learning resources. There are many different resources available to help you learn anaesthesia, including textbooks, journal articles, and online courses. Choose a variety of tools that suit your needs, and don’t be scared to explore new things. For a thorough understanding of the topic, refer to standard anesthesia textbooks.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities and case discussions. You can learn more about anesthesia through a variety of extracurricular activities, such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars. These activities help you develop your clinical skills. Discussing complex topics with others can provide different perspectives and improve your understanding. Engage in case discussions with your peers and instructors to enhance your problem-solving skills and anaesthesia management.
  • Practice, practice, practice. The best way to learn anaesthesia is to practice. The more you practice, the more confident you will be. Practice questions and cases pertaining to anaesthesia scenarios. This could involve calculating drug dosages, understanding physiological responses, and managing complications. You can also practice and enhance your clinical skills by shadowing an anaesthetist, working in a simulation lab, or participating in clinical rotations. Observing real-life scenarios will deepen your understanding and help you apply theoretical knowledge.

Some additional tips to study anaesthesia:

  • Set realistic goals and focus on achieving one at a time.
  • Take breaks avoid burnout and stay focused.
  • Reward yourself and stay motivated.
  • Don’t be afraid to seek guidance; it can make a big difference in your success.
  • Attend lectures regularly and take detailed notes.
  • Stay updated on the latest research, guidelines, and advancements to enhance your knowledge.
  • Create mnemonics and flowcharts to help remember key concepts and their sequences.
  • Use flashcards to reinforce your memory of key concepts, drug doses, and important facts.
  • Prioritize High-Yield Topics.
  • Pay attention to common procedures, complications, and management strategies.
  • Practice time management and avoid procrastination.
  • Take mock exams to identify your weak areas and refine your exam-taking strategies.

Best Books for Anaesthesiology

  • Anaesthesia Essence by Pritesh Singh & Usica Chandan: A must-have book for competitive entrance examinations and a comprehensive guide with thoroughly updated and revised content. It includes exam pattern questions, important annexures, and image-based questions for better understanding and comprehension.
  • Short Textbook of Anaesthesia by Ajay Yadav: One of the preferred books for medical graduates and postgraduate students. It serves as a ready reckoner. The key points are highlighted in italics with a tabular overview. Recent advancements are also included.
  • Objective Anaesthesia Review: A Comprehensive Textbook for the Examinees by Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni: It is a preferred resource for examinations and equips students and practitioners to practice safe anaesthesia.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. What is the subject weightage of anaesthesia in NEET-PG?

Ans. In NEET-PG, the weightage of the surgery subject is around 45 questions, from which the average number of questions asked from the anaesthesiology specialty is 5-8 questions.

Q2. What is the subject weightage of anaesthesia in INI-CET?

Ans. Approximately 35 questions are asked from the General Surgery subject in the INI-CET, out of which anaesthesiology holds a weightage of around 5-7 questions.

Q3. What are the important topics in anaesthesiology in MBBS?

Ans. The important topics in Anaesthesiology in MBBS are spinal anaesthesia, epidural anaesthesia, intravenous GA, inhalational GA, skeletal muscle relaxants, neuromuscular blockers, local anaesthesia, LA toxicity, bispectral index (BIS), neuromuscular monitoring, monitoring anaesthesia care, cylinders- pin index and colours, breathing circuits, modes of ventilation, IV fluids, blood transfusion, oxygen therapy, brain death, stages of anaesthesia and resuscitation protocol.

Q4. How to prepare anaesthesia for NEET-PG?

Ans. Follow some reliable tips to prepare for NEET-PG, such as establishing a solid foundation in fundamental medical sciences, focusing on understanding concepts, not just memorizing facts, using a variety of learning resources including textbooks, journal articles, and online courses, getting involved in extracurricular activities and case discussions, attending conferences, workshops, and webinars, developing clinical skills, and observing real-life scenarios. Also, the more you practice, the more confident you will become in your skills.

Intercollegiate MRCS Part B is an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) and is a part of the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (MRCS) qualification. It is a challenging exam designed to assess the clinical knowledge and skills of candidates who have successfully completed MRCS Part A.

Getting awarded with the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons is a prime reason for taking the MRCS examination. Additionally, passing the MRCS Part B exam is an important step in your surgical career. It will allow you to apply for higher levels of surgical training, such as specialist registrar training. It will also give you a competitive advantage when applying for surgical jobs.

MRCS Exam Eligibility 

The prime eligibility criterion to sit in the MRCS exam is a medical degree. Also, the degree must be acceptable to the UK General Medical Council (GMC) or the Medical Council in Ireland for full or provisional registration.

If you are a first-time applicant, then you are required to submit your original certificate of a medical degree acceptable to the councils of the four colleges to get registered with GMC or Medical Council (Ireland).

You can go for MRCS Part B only after passing the MRCS Part A exam.

Exam Format 

MRCS Part B is an objective structured clinical exam that comprises 18 examined stations, each of 9 minutes duration. OSCEs involve a series of stations where candidates are presented with clinical scenarios and are required to demonstrate their examination, communication, and decision-making skills. Viva examinations involve verbal questioning on various aspects of surgery.

The main content areas assessed at these stations are:

Applied Knowledge: It includes anatomy, surgical pathology, applied surgical science, and critical care.

Applied Skills: It include communication skills in giving and receiving information, history taking, and clinical & procedural skills.

The ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Skills’ sections of the OSCE must be passed in a single sitting. You will have to re-sit for part B if you fail in any of the two sections.

How OSCE is Conducted? 

The OSCE consists of a series of stations in a circuit that you need to rotate around.

You must complete a task that has been specifically stated at each station.

MRCS OCSE may include doing a focused history or clinical examination, analyzing an X-ray, or performing a practical procedure in a simulated setting.

One minute is given to move from one station to another and 8 minutes to complete a task. This also facilitates the completion of your mark sheets by the examiners and helps the patient or simulated patient get ready for the next candidate.

You will be given explicit instructions at each station that include a brief description of the situation and the task that needs to be performed.

Make sure you introduce yourself at each station, state the objective of the task, verify the patient’s identity, and obtain their consent before doing any necessary tasks.

You should always wash your hands both before and after dealing with patients with the supplied alcohol-based hand gel.

Exam Dates 

You can only apply to one Royal College of Surgeons at a time.

MRCS Exam Examination Slot Dates Application Closing Date Fee Exam Location
 

UK and Ireland Exams

03 Feb 2024 to 18 Feb 2024 16 Nov 2023 £1047.00

 

London, UK

Glasgow, UK

04 May 2024 to 19 May 2024 29 Feb 2024 £1047.00

 

Sheffield, UK

London, UK

Glasgow, UK

International Exams 28 Feb 2024 to 08 March 2024 07 Dec 2023 £1047.00

 

Cairo, Egypt

Note: The MRCS Part 2 exam at the Cairo and New Delhi centres will be conducted in the hybrid mode, i.e., at some stations, you will be examined by an examiner on a video call.

Steps to Book an MRCS Part B Exam 

To book an MRCS Part B exam, you are required to visit the official website of the Royal College of Surgeons or the website of the particular RCS college you need to book an exam. Then, go to the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B exam and click on the ‘Book Online’ option provided with the exam date and details. After that, you must sign in with your login credentials. Fill in all the required details and upload documents, wherever required. At last, pay the fee as per your exam country and centre.

Number of Attempts 

You have a chance to attempt the MRCS exam Part B four times, i.e., you have four attempts to qualify for Part B MRCS exam. There is a possibility that one additional attempt may be granted under the Additional Attempt Policy.

GMC recommends to complete the MRCS exam process within a time period of 7 years.

Syllabus

The content of the MRCS exam is based on the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) syllabus. It is important to be familiar with the syllabus to ensure comprehensive preparation. The MRCS Part 2 syllabus involves four major content areas and four domains which cover the knowledge, competencies, skills, and professional traits of a surgeon.

Four major content areas are:

  • Anatomy and surgical pathology
  • Applied surgical science and critical care
  • Clinical and procedural skills
  • Communication skills

Four main domains are:

Domain 1: Knowledge skills and performance

Domain 2: Safety and Quality

Domain 3: Communication partnership and teamwork

Domain 4: Maintaining trust

MRCS Exam Result and Candidate Feedback Form

To pass the MRCS Part B exam, you need to demonstrate a solid understanding of surgical principles, effective clinical skills, and the ability to apply your knowledge in a practical setting. Examiners fill out the ‘Candidate Feedback Form’ which is basically an evaluation sheet. Examiners are guided in allocating marks by generic descriptors, which are used to identify and award a mark for each domain using a standardized mark sheet.

The candidate feedback form has four tables,

Table 1: Overall OSCE result (marked as PASS or FAIL).

Table 2: OSCE Marks

Table 3: Content Areas

Table 4: Domains

Every single station is evaluated in two different ways.

  1. a mark is awarded for each station and assessed domain.
  2. an overall judgement is given as pass, borderline, or fail.

As a result of the evaluation, the candidates will receive an overall performance rating and a grade out of 20 for each station. Then, using a recognized technique called ‘Borderline Regression Methodology’, the marks and global ratings are used to create the overall pass mark for each station. Although, there are no overall pass marks as a whole.

Tips for Preparing for the MRCS Part B Exam 

The following are some of the reliable MRCS preparation tips:

Revision resources: Enrolling in good online revision resources will provide an edge to your MRCS preparation and also cover the entire syllabus of the exam.

Practice OSCEs: Practice OSCE questions as much as possible and solve mock exams that can help you get used to the format of the actual exam.

Self-study: There are several textbooks and resources that you can use to study for the exam.

Start preparing early: The MRCS Part B is a challenging exam, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time to prepare.

Make a study plan: Break down the syllabus into manageable chunks and create a study plan that will help you cover all the study material and syllabus.

Practice, practice, practice: The best way to prepare for the MRCS Part B exam is to practice, practice, and practice. There are a number of different platforms that offer practice OSCEs, so find one that is right for you.

Get support: Preparing for the MRCS Part B exam can be stressful, so it is important to get support from your friends, family, and colleagues.

Prioritize health: Take a good diet and a proper sleep. It is crucial to take care of your health so that you can focus on preparation and create a work-life balance.

Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (MRCS) is an intercollegiate exam conducted to assess the clinical competency, knowledge, and experience that trainees should have by the completion of their basic surgical training. The exam is designed to evaluate prospective surgeons across a wide range of surgical problems, not simply the specialty they intend to pursue.

The most important benefit of passing the MRCS Exam is that a passing score on the MRCS test allows a student enrolled in the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) to advance to further specialised training, as well as membership in one of the four Surgical Royal Colleges in the UK and Ireland.

The four Surgical Royal Colleges in the UK and Ireland jointly oversee the intercollegiate MRCS and DO-HNS exams. On behalf of the colleges, the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) creates, updates, and verifies MRCS and DO-HNS.

The four Royal Colleges are:

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

The MRCS exam has two parts:

Part A: Written Exam

Part B: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Let’s delve into the details of the MRCS Part A exam.

Intercollegiate MRCS Part A Examination

The intercollegiate MRCS Part A is a written examination and is a first step towards your journey of getting membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. Part A comprises two papers.

Eligibility

The following are the eligibility criteria for taking the MRCS Part A exam:

  • You must have completed your General Medical Qualification or equivalent degree from a recognized college or university.
  • You must have the UK General Medical Council or Medical Council in Ireland accepted medical degree for full or provisional registration.
  • First-time applicants must email their general medical degree original certificate acceptable to the councils of four colleges to get the registration number. You can email at SurgicalEligibility@rcseng.ac.uk.
  • If you are a first-time MRCS applicant, then you are required to provide your valid GMC UK or Medical Council (Ireland) registration number as a part of the booking process.
  • If you have already taken an MRCS exam for any of the four colleges, you need not register with the GMC UK or Medical Council (Ireland) again.
  • You can only go to Part B after passing the Part A exam.

Exam Format

The Intercollegiate MRCS Part A comprises two papers of five-hour duration in total. The papers include the fundamental information required in each of the nine specializations as well as applied and general surgical sciences knowledge.

MRCS Part A is a computer-based exam with objective-type questions. There will be five possible answers from which you have to choose one single best answer. The exam comprises both Single best answers (SBAs) and Extended matching MCQs (EMQs). Both parts of the examination will be conducted in English. The standard used for setting the exam paper is the An off method.

MRCS Part A Exam Scheme: 

Paper 1:

  • The duration of the AM exam is three hours.
  • It comprises MCQs on Applied Basic Sciences.
  • The total number of questions is 180 questions.

Paper 2:

  • The duration of the PM exam is two hours.
  • It comprises MCQs from Principles of Surgery in General.
  • The total number of questions is 120 questions.

The best thing is that there is no negative marking and there will be a break between both papers.

Exam Date

You can only apply to one Royal College of Surgeons at a time. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of each subsequent application if you book exams at more than one of the four colleges in the same sitting.

The upcoming MRCS PART A exam is scheduled for 9th January 2024.

The table below mentions the MRCS Part A 2024 exam date and details:

Exam Date Fee Application Closing Date Result Release Date (Tentative)
9 January 2024 £578 19 October 2023 9 February 2024
7 May 2024 £578 15 February 2024 7 May 2024

Steps to Book an MRCS Exam

The following are the steps to book an MRCS exam Part A:

Step 1:Visit the official website of the Royal College of Surgeons (https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/).

Step 2:In the ‘Education & Exam’ section, go to the browse ‘Surgical Exam Option’ and then choose ‘Intercollegiate MRCS Part A’.

Step 3:Go to the ‘Booking Options’ in the Education & Exam section.

Step 4:In the booking options, you will come across upcoming exam dates with other details (both for UK and Ireland exam centres and International Centres). To book acentre in India, you need to select International Exam in Asia region.

Step 5:Click on the ‘Book Online’ option available alongside the exam date.

Step 6:Then, continue to the booking option and sign up by filling in your details.

Step 7:Your online account with ID and password will be created.

Step 8:Fill out the complete application form. Then pay according to the country and Pearson VUE exam centre chosen.

Apart from the above-mentioned steps, you can also book the MRCS exam by taking the following steps:

Step 1:Go to the website of the particular Royal College of Surgeons you wish to book an MRCS exam for.

Step 2: Register and create your online account of the respective college by filling in your details.

Step 3:Your ID and password will be generated.

Step 4:After registration, the schedule for the booking window will be shared with you by email.

Step 5:You will get an opportunity to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your test centre seat during the available booking slot.

Step 6:Remember that seat and centre allocation is done on a first come first serve basis.

Step 7:Fill out the complete application form and pay the exam fee according to the selected country and Pearson VUE exam centre.

Number of Attempts

You have a chance to attempt the MRCS exam Part A six times. There is a possibility that one additional attempt may be granted under the Additional Attempt Policy.

Syllabus

The MRCS Part A syllabus is categorised into 10 modules:

Module Number Module
1 Basic science knowledge relevant to surgical practice
2 Common surgical conditions
3 Basic surgical skills
4 Assessment and management of the surgical patient
5 Perioperative care of the surgical patient
6 Assessment and early treatment of the patient with trauma
7 Surgical care of the pediatric patient
8 Management of the dying patient
9 Organ and tissue transplantation
10 Professional behaviour and leadership skills

Blueprint of MRCS Part A Exam

Paper 1: Applied Basic Sciences (180 Questions)

Topics Number of Questions
Applied Surgical Anatomy
Regional Anatomy
Thorax 6
Abdomen 15
Pelvis 4
Perineum 2
Limbs 15
Spine 3
Head &neck 10
Brain 6
Autonomic nervous system 2
Surgically related embryology and development (Thorax, perineum, head &neck) 8
Surface and imaging anatomy (Head and neck) 4
Applied Surgical Physiology
General physiological principles 15
Cardiovascular system 5
Respiratory system 5
Gastrointestinal system 5
Urinary system 5
Endocrine system 5
Neurological system 5
Applied Surgical Pathology
General pathological principles 9
Surgical immunology 2
Surgical haematology 2
Surgical clinical chemistry 2
Principles of neoplasia & oncology 2
Cardiovascular system 2
Respiratory system 2
Digestive system 2
Genitourinary system 2
Central and peripheral neurological systems 2
Skin cancer 2
Lymphoreticular system 2
Musculoskeletal system 2
Pathology of the breast 2
Pathology of the endocrine glands 2
Pharmacology as applied to surgical practice 8
Microbiology as applied to surgical practice 7
Imaging 5
Data interpretation and audit 3

Paper 2: Principles of Surgery in General (120 Questions)

Topics Number of Questions
Common congenital and acquired surgical conditions
Gastrointestinal disease 7
Breast disease 3
Vascular disease 4
Cardiovascular & pulmonary disease 4
Genitourinary disease 4
Orthopaedic conditions 7
Diseases of skin, head & neck 4
Neurology and Neurosurgery 2
Endocrine disease 4
Lymphoreticular system 2
Principles of cancer therapy and palliative care 2
Acute emergencies 2
Perioperative management
Perioperative assessment & management 7
Intraoperative care 5
Perioperative care 2
Postoperative care 8
Nutrition management 2
Haemostasis & blood products 3
Coagulation, deep vein thrombosis & embolism 3
Metabolic & endocrine disorders 5
Assessment and management of patients with trauma (including multiple injured patients)
General 4
Shock 2
Wounds & soft tissue injuries 4
Burns 2
Fractures & dislocations 8
Organ-specific trauma 10
Surgical care of children 7
Medico-legal aspects of surgical practice 3

Things to Remember for Exam Day

Make sure you reach 30 minutes before the scheduled examination time.

Make sure to carry the following to get admitted into the exam centre:

  • One original (no photocopies) and valid (unexpired) ID that includes your name, photograph, and signature (name must exactly match with the name on the ID brought on test day).
  • Valid passport from your country of citizenship, or an alternative qualifying photographic ID from the country in which you are going to take a Pearson VUE exam.

Result                                                                                        

The results will be accessible around a month after the examination date. You will also get a ‘Candidate Feedback Form’ after the completion of the exam. The results are published on the ‘My Account’ page of the official website. You just need to log into your ‘my account’ with your username (your email address) and password to check your results.

Enroll in the Surgery MS Online Course to Learn about Surgical Conditions and Management Procedures.

DigiNerve’s e-learning course, Surgery MS, is painstakingly created for postgraduate students aspiring to become excellent surgeons. The course is meticulously crafted under the guidance of the esteemed Chief Editor, Prof. Dr. Nilay Mandal, in collaboration with 26 subject experts and eminent surgeons across India. Working with the faculties, Dr. Mandal has also shared his valuable expertise, steering the route with his superb guidance.

This Surgery MS online course employs a case-based approach to solve the challenges faced by postgraduate students in comprehending clinical settings, especially for the ones with little exposure to actual surgeries. The course enables aspiring surgeons to effectively manage patients and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world surgical settings. In addition to preparing postgraduate students for their Master of Surgery final exams, the course strives to instill in them a strong desire to become excellent surgeons who will stop at nothing to ensure the best possible care for their patients.

Course Inclusions

  • Video Lectures
  • Lecture Notes
  • Surgical Tips
  • Benchmark Trials
  • Self-Assessment Questions
  • OSCEs
  • DxTx
  • SxTools
  • Engagement Activities such as Regular Chat Shows
  • Wise AI Chatbot
  • Printed Notes

The following is the description of Surgery MS online course inclusion and features:

Highly Illustrative Video Lectures: The surgery video lectures for medical students include long and short-case discussions, surgical techniques, and surgical management decisions. The case-based lectures cover differential diagnosis, management techniques, surgical strategies, surgical procedures, complications, preventive patient care, and more. Each segment has been thoughtfully chosen to correspond with the curriculum for the MS exams.

Short and Long Case Discussions: A compilation of carefully chosen short and long case discussion topics covering a wide range of medical super-specialties, designed to help with thorough MS exam preparation.

Lecture Notes: Well-illustrated notes are provided with the lectures that serve as a ready reckoner for learners.

Evidence-based Research: At the end of each lecture, evidence-based research studies are provided to complement the notes and lectures.

Clinical Methods: MS General Surgery postgraduate students can learn about clinical skills by watching the video lectures, which cover pre- and post-operative assessments.

Surgical Procedures: To help students grasp surgical skills, actual surgical procedures are featured in the surgery video lectures with MCQs and notes.

Self-Assessment Questions: Practice questions are incorporated strategically after each video to enhance comprehension in addition to serving as a valuable practice assessment. This helps in self-evaluation helping the learners to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

OSCEs: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are an essential tool for evaluating clinical abilities, competencies, and rapid revision. This course feature has an assessment in the flashcard format for self-evaluation, just like the actual exam.

Surgical Tips: This section includes Master of Surgery tips, dos and don’ts of surgical procedures guiding to make informed decisions both before and during surgical procedures. This will help students make the right choices while performing surgery.

DxTx: This special feature is a unique tool for rapid reference, aligned with the NMC curriculum. In this feature, a human model is presented that allows you to explore various diseases and health conditions of body systems with just a click. It includes information about various medical conditions and surgical procedures in a clear and organized manner, including clinical features, diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment, clinical trial information, and recent advances.

Benchmark Trials: Postgraduates can now stay up to date on the latest developments in the discipline with the addition of evidence-based studies.

SxTools: This is an amazing feature of the course for MS Surgery exam preparation wherein there are flashcards with thorough explanations of surgical instruments.

Engagement Activities: This includes Journal clubs and chat shows where you directly get to learn from the faculty and other eminent surgeons and medical practitioners.

Dr. Wise AI chatbot: It is a comprehensive and interactive solution provider coupled with real published resources including books, journals, notes, and videos to provide appropriate explanations of topics, treatment techniques, and more.

Printed Notes: Brief notes are designed to save your time by providing exam-focused, crisp details with visual learning at an affordable price.

Key Features of Surgery MS Online Course

Surgery MS adopts a case-based approach towards a comprehensive range of medical super specialties, equipping postgraduates with essential clinical skills. The key features are as follows:

  • Case-based systemic approach as per NMC curriculum
  • Surgical tips comprising dos &don’ts to follow during procedures
  • Instrumentation is made easy with flashcards through the SxTools feature
  • Critical DxTx information provided through the human model
  • OSCEs to prepare and assess one’s skills
  • Wise AI chatbot for comprehensive &interactive solutions

Benefits of Enrolling in Surgery MS Course

Pursuing an MS in Surgery can bring a multitude of benefits to your career and personal growth. Online Master of Surgery (MS) courses are becoming increasingly popular because of their flexibility and accessibility. They offer a unique opportunity for medical professionals to gain advanced surgical knowledge and skills without interrupting their careers or relocating. While traditional on-campus programs remain valuable, online MS in Surgery courses present several distinct benefits:

  • Flexibility and Convenience.
  • Reduced geographical limitations.
  • Opportunity to learn from world-class surgeons.
  • Master surgical techniques through visual learning.
  • Potential Cost and Time Saving.
  • Tailored curriculum as per NMC.
  • Keeps you abreast of the most recent developments.
  • Deepen your understanding of the subject.
  • Refine your critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Greater income potential.
  • Enhances professional recognition and reputation.
  • Enhances your interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Greater sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
  • Enhances networking opportunities.
  • Robust research base.

Surgery MS Table of Content

Surgical Skills

Abdominal Wall and Retroperitoneum

  • Management of Open Abdomen
  • Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Its Management
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and its Management
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome and Its Management
  • Urethral Dilatation

Intestinal Stoma and its Management

Urology

  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urethral Catheterization
  • Understanding Suprapubic Catheterization
  • Urethral Injury
  • Suprapubic Catheterization
  • Urethral Injury
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Injury

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

  • Principles of Suturing Technique
  • Instruments and Suture Handling
  • Suturing Techniques Models, Foams and Bars
  • Skin Incision, Scalpel, and Blades

Vascular Disorders

  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Venesection
  • Interpretation of TEG and ROTEM
  • Thromboelastography and Rotational Thromboelastometry

Principles of Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Regional Anesthesia Digital Block
  • Regional Anesthesia Hernia Block
  • Regional Anesthesia Penile Block

Basics of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Basic Principles of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Basics of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Trauma

  • Interpretation of Trauma Chest X-ray the Advance Trauma Life Support Protocol
  • FAST and eFAST
  • Needle Decompression, Finger Thoracostomy, and ICD Placement: Chest Decompression
  • Helmet removal in a Trauma patient
  • Management of Unstable pelvic fracture and Application of Pelvic Binder
  • Application of Cervical Collar and Ruling out C-Spine Injury
  • Understanding Triage
  • General Approach to a Patient with Thoracic Trauma
  • Trauma CT Scan
  • Venous Access in a Hemodynamically Unstable Trauma Patient and Intravascular Device Placement
  • FAST and eFAST
  • Helmet Removal in a Trauma Patient
  • Management of Unstable Pelvic Fracture and Application of Pelvic Binder
  • Application of Cervical Collar and Ruling out C-Spine Injury
  • Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy and Interpretation of TEG /ROTEM
  • General Approach to Abdomen Trauma
  • Trauma CT Scan
  • Management of Retroperitoneal Trauma
  • Trauma CT Scan
  • Helmet Removal in a Trauma Patient
  • Damage Control Surgery
  • Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy and Importance of Viscoelastic Assays
  • Vascular Access in Trauma
  • Application of cervical collar and ruling out C-Spine Injury
  • Interpretation of Trauma Chest X-ray: The Advance Trauma Life Support Protocol
  • Retroperitoneal Trauma
  • Principles of Damage Control Surgery
  • General Approach to Abdominal Trauma

Wound Healing

  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Basic Surgical Skills

  • Study of Tracheostomy
  • Basic Life Support
  • Central Venous Pressure Monitoring Technique
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • GI Staplers
  • Nasogastric Tube
  • Suture Material
  • Basics of Blood Transfusion
  • Head and Neck Cancer- Punch Biopsy
  • Understanding Transfusion Reactions
  • Drains in surgery
  • GI staplers
  • Basics of Blood Transfusion
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Skin Incision, Scalpel, and Blades
  • Use of Different Types of Drains
  • Intralesional Injection of Keloid
  • Use of Different Types of Scissors Cutting and Dissection
  • Drains in Surgery
  • Central Venous Pressure Monitoring
  • Transfusion Reactions
  • Tracheostomy
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Principles of Seldinger Technique
  • Tracheostomy
  • Drains in Surgery
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Needle Holder
  • Different types of Retractors
  • Understanding Transfusion reactions
  • Vascular Anastomosis
  • Punch Biopsy
  • Use of Scissors for Cutting, Dissection

Common Surgical Procedures

  • Splenectomy
  • Excision of a Scalp Swelling
  • Neck Dissection
  • Excision of a Scalp Swelling
  • Common Surgical Procedures
  • Understanding Harmonic Device
  • Basic things about harmonic Device and Vessel Sealer (Harmonic Scalpel)

OT Design Technologies

  • Patient Positioning in Operation Theatre Table
  • Patient Positioning in Operation Theatre Table

Testis, Scrotum and Penis

  • Understanding Fournier’s Gangrene
  • Evaluation and management of Paraphimosis
  • Evaluation and Management of Varicocele Part II
  • Penile Fracture
  • High inguinal orchidectomy
  • Methodology of Prostate Biopsy
  • Varicocele Part I
  • Mechanism and Management of Zipper Injury
  • TRUS Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Management of Zipper Injury
  • Evaluation and Management of Fournier’s Gangrene
  • Penile Fracture
  • Hypospadias
  • Phimosis and Circumcision
  • Evaluation and Management of Paraphimosis
  • Principle of Partial, Total, and Radial Penectomy
  • Evaluation and Management of Acute Scrotum
  • Orchidopexy
  • Phimosis
  • Evaluation and Management of Paraphimosis
  • Principle of partial/total penectomy
  • Management of testicular trauma
  • Hydrocele
  • Management of Testicular trauma

Clinical Examination

  • Examination of Oral Cavity
  • Examination of Salivary Neoplasms
  • Examination of Hernia
  • Examination of Scrotum and Male External Genitalia
  • Clinical Examination of Swelling
  • Clinical Examination of Ulcer
  • Clinical Examination in Arterial Disease
  • Clinical Examination in Vascular Disease
  • Examination of Varicose Veins
  • Examination of Lymph Nodes
  • Clinical Examination

Short Cases

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Neck Swelling
  • Breast
  • Spleen
  • Urology
  • Testis, Scrotum and Penis
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Basics of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wound Healing
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Principles of Oncology
  • Hernia

Long Cases

  • Thyroid
  • Breast
  • Stomach and Duodenum
  • Small Intestine
  • Hernia
  • Vascular Disorders

Management Decisions

  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Testis, Scrotum, and Penis
  • Hernia
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Trauma
  • Principles of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Abdominal Wall and Retroperitoneum
  • Urology
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Principles of Oncology

Radiology for Surgical Residents

Surgical Tips

OSCEs

DxTx

Link to the TOC: https://www.diginerve.com/course/surgery-ms/

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, which is vital for good vision. It is among the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness globally. It is referred to as a silent threat.

In this blog, we’ll read about this vision impairment condition, including its anatomy and physiology, risk factors, types, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, and recent advancements. Let’s start with the most important and majorly asked question, why is glaucoma called a silent threat to vision?

Why is glaucoma called a silent threat to vision?

In contrast to certain eye disorders that could result in pain, redness, or other evident discomfort, glaucoma can progress silently, and without any clear warning indications. It can cause blindness and irreversible vision loss if it is not treated timely.

Here are a few reasons why glaucoma is considered a silent threat:

  1. Lack of Early Symptoms:  People frequently do not exhibit any symptoms at all in the early stages of glaucoma. The gradual loss of peripheral vision may go unnoticed since the early stages of the condition mostly spare the central vision, which is necessary for tasks like reading and driving.
  2. Painless Progression: Optic nerve damage from glaucoma usually occurs without discomfort. People might delay seeking medical assistance until the disease has progressed which contributes to delayed discovery.
  3. Peripheral Vision Loss: Peripheral vision is frequently the first impacted area by glaucoma, however the affected person may not notice this right away. The continued functioning of central vision during the early stages of this condition can lead to a delusion of security as it is responsible for tasks requiring concentrated attention.
  4. Gradual Vision Changes: Glaucoma-related visual loss typically worsens gradually over time. People can adapt to their visual limits as a result of the progressive alterations, not realizing the full degree of the damage until it has progressed to an advanced level.
  5. Importance of Regular Eye Exams: For early glaucoma detection, routine eye exams are essential. In order to identify any indications of peripheral vision loss, eye care specialists can monitor intraocular pressure, evaluate the condition of the optic nerve, and conduct visual field tests during an examination of the eyes. On the other hand, glaucoma may go undiagnosed until it results in significant symptoms or irreparable vision loss if people do not get routine eye exams.

The phrase “silent threat” highlights the value of preventative eye care and routine examinations, particularly for people with risk factors like age and family history. Early identification and care of the condition with the right medications can significantly slow the progression of glaucoma and help preserve vision.

Overview of Glaucoma

Understanding the details of glaucoma, including its types, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options, is essential for both individuals at risk and healthcare professionals to effectively manage and prevent vision loss associated with this condition. Regular eye check-ups remain a cornerstone in the early detection and management of glaucoma.

Characterisation

Glaucoma is characterized by:

  • Optic Nerve: The optic nerve transmits visual information from the retina to the brain and hence, is crucial for vision. Glaucoma is characterised by optic nerve damage leading to vision loss.
  • Intraocular Pressure (IOP): The eye maintains a delicate balance of fluid production and drainage. Increased intraocular pressure can result in an imbalance, contributing to optic nerve damage.

Risk Factors

  • Elevated IOP: Elevated intraocular pressure is a major risk factor as it damages the optic nerve.
  • Age: The risk of glaucoma rises with age, and it is more common in the elderly.
  • Family History: A family history of glaucoma increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
  • Ethnicity: People from specific ethnic backgrounds, such as Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans, are more vulnerable.
  • Medical Conditions: Glaucoma risk can be elevated by conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses. Additionally, prolonged corticosteroid use may turn out to be a risk factor.
  • Eye Conditions: Certain anatomical anomalies of the eyes and high myopia (nearsightedness) can increase the risk of glaucoma.

Types of Glaucoma

There are several types of glaucoma, each with its characteristics and causes. Here’s an overview of these types:

1. Open-Angle Glaucoma: This is the most common form. The drainage angle between the iris and cornea is open, but the trabecular meshwork does not function properly, leading to increased intraocular pressure.

    • Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma: A steady, gradual rise in intraocular pressure. This kind of open-angle glaucoma is the most prevalent. It happens when the trabecular meshwork, which drains the aqueous humor (fluid in the eye), is not functioning properly, even though the drainage angle between the iris and cornea is open. This causes the intraocular pressure to gradually rise over time, eventually damaging the optic nerve.
    • Normal-Tension Glaucoma: This particular subtype of open-angle glaucoma results in damage to the optic nerve, even when the intraocular pressure stays within the normal range. Although the precise explanation is not entirely known, this shows that forces other than pressure might be involved.

2. Closed-Angle Glaucoma: In this type, the drainage angle is blocked, causing a sudden increase in intraocular pressure and is considered a medical emergency.

    • Acute Closed-Angle Glaucoma: This condition arises when the drainage angle is blocked by the iris pushing forward. A sharp rise in intraocular pressure brought on by this unexpected blockage results in symptoms including excruciating eye discomfort, headaches, nausea, and blurred vision. Although this is less frequent, you must get medical help right away to relieve the strain and prevent vision loss.
    • Chronic Closed-Angle Glaucoma: Slower drainage angle closure results in a progressive rise in intraocular pressure. The drainage angle closes more slowly, and symptoms might not be as obvious. Vision loss may occur gradually over time as a result of chronic closed-angle glaucoma.

3. Secondary Glaucoma:

    • Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma: This kind is linked to an abnormal build-up of material on the eye’s lens, which raises intraocular pressure.
    • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma: This can occur due to various conditions, such as cataracts or tumors, which physically block the drainage angle.

4. Congenital Glaucoma:

    • Primary Congenital Glaucoma: This rare type of glaucoma is usually brought on by anomalies in the drainage systems of the eye and is present from birth. It can cause damage to the optic nerve and elevated intraocular pressure if left untreated.

Symptoms

  • Early Stages: Often asymptomatic.
  • Advanced Stages: Peripheral vision loss, tunnel vision, difficulty adjusting to low light, and, in some cases, complete blindness.

Prognosis

  • Early Detection: Crucial for managing and slowing the progression of glaucoma.
  • Treatment: Focuses on lowering intraocular pressure and preserving vision.
  • Regular Monitoring: Necessary for ongoing management.

Diagnosis

  • Tonometry: Measures intraocular pressure.
  • Ophthalmoscopy: Examines the optic nerve.
  • Visual Field Testing: Assesses peripheral vision.
  • Gonioscopy: Evaluate the drainage angle.

Treatment

The choice of treatment for glaucoma depends on the type and severity of glaucoma.

  • Medications: Eye drops or oral medications are given to lower intraocular pressure. Prescription medications include prostaglandins, beta blockers, alpha-adrenergic agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and Rho kinase inhibitors.
  • Laser Therapy: Procedures like laser trabeculoplasty, cyclodiode laser, or iridotomy to improve drainage.
  • Surgery: Trabeculectomy, Viscocanalostomy, Deep sclerectomy, trabecular stent bypass, drainage tubes, or other surgical interventions to create a new drainage channel.

No treatment till now has been proven for a complete cure for glaucoma but yes, these treatment methods are quite beneficial for preventing further damage and vision loss.

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Prevention

  • Regular Eye Exams: Highly crucial preventive step, especially for individuals at higher risk.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking may contribute to overall eye health.

It is imperative to take proactive measures to maintain their eye health, particularly those who are more vulnerable. Glaucoma management and vision preservation depend heavily on routine eye exams, knowledge of risk factors, and prompt intervention.

Glaucoma: Recent Advances

Here are some general trends and potential advancements that were being explored concerning glaucoma:

  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) procedures have gained popularity as they offer a less invasive alternative to traditional glaucoma surgeries. These procedures are intended to lower intraocular pressure by enhancing the eye’s natural drainage pathways. Trabecular micro-bypass stents and the usage of micro-incisions are two examples.
  • Researchers are exploring neuroprotective agents that could potentially protect the optic nerve from damage, slowing down the progression of glaucoma.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a revolutionizing advancement in Diagnosis and Monitoring. AI technologies are being developed for more accurate and efficient diagnosis of glaucoma. AI algorithms analyze imaging data to detect early signs of the disease and monitor its progression.
  • Advances in telemedicine allow remote monitoring of glaucoma patients. This eliminates the need for frequent in-person visits by allowing medical professionals to monitor intraocular pressure and other pertinent factors.
  • Sustained-release drug delivery systems, such as implantable devices or injections, are also being explored to provide a continuous release of glaucoma medications, reducing the need for daily eye drops. Ongoing research also focuses on the development of novel drug classes with improved efficacy and reduced side effects.
  • Some investigations are underway to explore the potential of gene therapy for glaucoma. Gene therapy aims to modify or replace defective genes associated with the disease.

It’s essential to note that the field of medicine, including ophthalmology, is dynamic, and new advancements occur regularly. For the latest information on advancements in glaucoma treatment, it’s recommended to consult recent medical literature, and clinical trial updates, join webinars, or enroll in online courses by top ophthalmologists who can provide the most up-to-date information on available treatments and emerging therapies.

Checklist for an Ophthalmology student to have a comprehensive understanding of the condition:

  • Introduction to Glaucoma
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Pathophysiology
  • Glaucoma Types
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Diagnostic Tools and Methods
  • Treatment Options
  • Advancements and Emerging Trends
  • Patient Management and Education
  • Research Opportunities
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Experience

Remember to stay updated with the latest literature and attend relevant conferences or seminars to enhance your knowledge. Glaucoma is a complex and evolving field, and staying informed will contribute to your effectiveness as a future healthcare professional.

Must Read: Basic Toolkit for Glaucoma- Dr. Parul Ichhpujani

Click here to learn more about glaucoma from top faculty and ophthalmologists.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. Why is glaucoma called a silent threat to vision?

Ans. The reason glaucoma is called a “silent threat to vision” is that it usually advances slowly and without any obvious symptoms in its early stages. In contrast to certain eye disorders that could result in pain, redness, or other evident discomfort, glaucoma can progress silently, and without any clear warning indications. It can cause blindness and irreversible vision loss if treatment is not treated timely.

Q2. What are the major risk factors for glaucoma?

Ans. While elevated intraocular pressure is a major risk factor, other factors include age, family history, ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are at higher risk), and certain medical conditions like diabetes. Additionally, individuals with high myopia (nearsightedness) may also be at an increased risk.

Q3. Which are the recommended online courses for aspiring ophthalmologists?

Ans. The recommended online courses for aspiring Ophthalmologists include Ophthalmology for UnderGrads by Dr. Parul Ichhpujani and Dr. Talvir Sidhu and Ophthalmology MD online course by Dr N. Venkatesh Prajna.

Orthopaedics subject in MBBS deals with the study of the musculoskeletal system of the human body. The subject includes topics such as Fracture and Dislocation – General Principle and Management, Disease of Bones and Joints – Infections, Tumour of the Bones and Joints, Congenital disorder of the Bones and Joints, Disorder of the Growing Skeleton, Disorder of Muscle Tendons and Ligaments,Hand and the Foot, Spine, Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord, Metabolic Diseases of the Bones, and Nerves and Nerve Injuries.

Subject Weightage of Orthopaedics in Competitive Entrance Exams

According to the new MBBS academic pattern, the Orthopaedics specialty is combined in the General Surgery subject along with Anaesthesiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiodiagnosis.

In NEET-PG,the weightage of the surgery subject is around 45 questions from which the average number of questions to be asked from Orthopaedics is around 5-8 questions.

In INI-CET, a total of around 30 questions are asked from the General Surgery section. Out of the total number of questions, the orthopaedics subject holds a weightage of about 5-7 questions.

Important Topics of Orthopaedics

Here’s a list of high-yielding topics for Orthopaedics for NEET-PG, INI-CET, and MBBS Prof exams.

  • Management of Traumatic Paraplegia
  • Osteomyelitis and Bone tumors
  • Pott’s Spine
  • B. Knee and Hip
  • Diagnosis of Benign tumor
  • Management of Malignant Tumors
  • Bone Cyst
  • Cruciate Ligaments and Meniscal Injuries
  • Congenital Dislocation of Hip Joint
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Crush Injury
  • Fat Embolism
  • Myositis Ossification
  • Shoulder and Elbow Dislocation
  • Fractures: Clavicle, Humerus, Lateral condyle Humerus, Supracondylar Humerus, Colles
  • Carpo Metacarpal Injuries
  • Fractures: Hip Femur Shaft, Patella, Tibia and Calcaneum, Scaphoid, Jefferson’s, Hangman’s
  • Investigation forStress Fracture
  • Radiological Features
  • Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Hip and Knee Dislocations
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Polio
  • Amputation
  • Salter and Haris, Rang Classification
  • Disc Prolapsed
  • DupuytrensContracture
  • Rickets and Osteomalacia
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Gout
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Ulnar, Median and Radial Nerve Injury
  • CDH
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Osteoclastoma
  • Osteopontin
  • Osteocalcin
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Genu Varum
  • DDH
  • Knuckle Bender Splint
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Volkmann’s Ischemia
  • Sudeck’s Osteodystrophy
  • Management of Open Fractures
  • Treatment of Congenital Dislocation of Hip Joint
  • Clinical Features in 6 months Old Paraplegia
  • Compartment Syndrome and its Presentation, Diagnosis, &Treatment
  • Structure of Bone with Diagram
  • Clinical Features, Pathological Anatomy, and Treatment of Recurrent Dislocation of Shoulder
  • Ewing’s Sarcoma
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Etiopathogenesis of Necrotizing Fasciitis.
  • Management of Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis of Lower Limb
  • Classification of Epiphyseal Injuries and Complications
  • Classify Nerve Injuries and Treatment
  • Management of CTEV- Congenital Talipes Equinovarus aka Club Foot
  • Management of GCT- Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Structure of Growth Plate with diagram. How does it help in endochondral ossification?
  • Clinical Features, Etiology, Pathology, and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Thomas Splint
  • Intracapsular Fracture of Neck of Femur. Anatomical Classification of Fracture Neck Femur
  • Etiopathogenesis, C/F, and Management of Pyogenic Osteomyelitis of Distal end of Femur
  • Mechanism of Injury, C/F, and Management of Supracondylar Fracture of Humerus and Complication
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Causes of Low Lack Pain
  • Enumerate Complications of Fracture
  • Tuberculosis Knee Joint
  • Volkmann Ischemic Contracture
  • Principle in Management of Extremity Fracture
  • Open Fracture and Complications
  • Guillotine Amputation
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Rickets Orthopaedics Manifestations
  • Cubitus Deformity
  • Post-hip Dislocation
  • Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis of proximal end of tibia in 5 years old
  • Wrist Drop
  • B Splint
  • ABC in Polytrauma
  • Sodeck’sOsteodystrophy
  • Pott’s Paraplegia
  • Painful Heel
  • GenuValgum
  • Classify Bone Tumors. Clinical Features, Management of Ewing Sarcoma
  • Mandible Fracture – First Aid Management
  • Dietary Rickets
  • Fractured Pelvis – Mechanism, Diagnosis &Treatment

Click here to get conceptual clarity on the Orthopaedics topics in detail.

Skills Required to Excel in Orthopaedics in MBBS

To excel in Orthopaedics, aspiring ophthalmologists must be skilled in the following:

  • Diagnose sprains and strains, as well as other soft tissue ailments.
  • Look for common fractures in the limbs.
  • Apply first aid for common sprains and fractures.
  • Give patients with polytrauma immediate care.
  • Handle simple fractures of the forearm, clavicle, phalanges, etc.
  • Apply splinting procedures, such as the thomas splint, slabs of plaster and castings, paralysis due to skin tractions, etc.
  • Learn indications for fracture internal and external fixations, as well as closed and open reductions.
  • Handle frequent bone infections; get knowledgeable about sequestration, amputation, and bone deformity correction protocols.
  • Advice and counsel patients undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, or amputation recovery.
  • Possess a precise set of orthopaedic abilities and give wise counsel on skeletal and associated problems at the primary or secondary level of healthcare.

Must Read: Important Topics of Surgery in MBBS

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) is a government medical institution located in Patna, Bihar. IGIMS offers MBBS, MD, MS, and other programs in various medical specialties. It also conducts cutting-edge research in areas like cancer, cardiology, and neuroscience. IGIMS was established as an autonomous organisation on the pattern of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi with an objective to provide super specialty medical facilities in Bihar. IGIMS, Patna is recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC),Medical Council of India (MCI), and Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

IGIMS has a sprawling campus and is well-equipped with modern infrastructure, including lecture halls, laboratories, and hostels.  IGIMS boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, researchers, and medical professionals. The college is associated with the 1000+ bedded IGIMS hospital with advanced medical facilities and caters to a wide range of specialties. It is a major healthcare provider for the people of Bihar and beyond.

IGIMS, Patna: Course Details

MBBS Course

Course Duration: MBBS is a five and a half yearundergraduate medical degree that essential for pursuing a medical career in India. The degree also includes one year of compulsory rotational internship. The college MBBS degree program is strictly aligned according to the CBME pattern.

Number of MBBS Seats: There are a total of 120 MBBS seats at IGIMS, Patna.

Admission Procedure: The admission to IGIMS for MBBS program is done based on the merit ofthe NEET-UG entrance examination. NEET-UG is a highly competitive exam but is the only pathway to get admission into an MBBS degree in India. Aspirants must start early preparation with a proper plan and the best resources to score high in this competitive exam.

Fee Structure: The fee structure for the MBBS course at IGIMS, Patna is as follows:

Particulars Fees
Admission Fee Rs. 10,000 (One time) for Gen/OBC/ERC candidates

Rs.5,000 (One time) for SC/ST candidates

Registration Fee Rs. 10,000 (One time) for Gen/OBC/ERC candidates

Rs.5,000 (One time) for SC/ST candidates

Caution Money Rs. 10,000 (Refundable)
Miscellaneous Rs. 10,000 (One time)
Tuition Fee Rs. 58,333 (for 1st Prof)

Rs. 50,000 (for 2ndProf)

Rs. 54,167 (for 3rdProf Part-I)

Rs. 62,500 (for 3rdProf Part-II)

Hostel Fee Rs. 20,000 (Optional, if allotted)
Examination Fee Rs. 4,000 (Per Regular University Exam)

NEET-UG Minimum Cut-off Marks:

Category Marks Range Cut-off Percentile
General/UR/EWS (Unserved/ Economically Weaker Sections) 720-138 50th
OBC (Other Backward Classes) 137-108 40th
SC (Scheduled Castes) 137-108 40th
ST (Scheduled Tribes) 137-108 40th

PG Broad Specialty Courses

Course Duration: PG Broad Specialty Courses at IGIMS includean MS/MD degree, of 3 years duration.

Admission Procedure: Admission to MD/MS courses is done based on the marks scored in theNEET-PG entrance examination.

PG Broad Specialities: The following is a list of PG Broad Specialities available at IGIMS, Patna:

  • Pathology
  • General Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Radio Diagnosis
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Microbiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics &Gynecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Anaesthesiology

Number of Seats: The IGIMS has a total of 88 MD/MS seats. The following table mentions the number of PG seats in each specialty:

Specialty/Subject Number of Seats
Pathology 05
General Medicine 08
Anatomy 02
Forensic Medicine 01
Biochemistry 03
Radio Diagnosis 05
Physiology 01
Psychiatry 03
Microbiology 07
Radiation Oncology 04
Pediatrics 03
Obstetrics &Gynecology 04
Otorhinolaryngology 03
Orthopaedics 03
Ophthalmology 04
Pharmacology 01
Community Medicine 04
General Surgery 08
Anaesthesiology 17

NEET-PG Minimum Cut-off Marks:

Category Qualifying Percentage NEET-PG Cut-off Score
General/EWS 50th Percentile 291
General PwD 45th Percentile 274
OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 257

Super Specialty Courses (DM/MCh)

Course Duration: TheSuper specialisationdegree program (DM/M.Ch.) is of 3 years duration.

Admission Procedure: The admission to DM and M.Ch. courses are donebased on marks scored in the NEET-SS entrance examination.

Super specialties: The following is a list of Super specialties available at IGIMS, Patna:

  • Nephrology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Urology
  • Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Neurosurgery

Number of Seats: The IGIMS has a total of 21 DM/M.Ch. seats from which it has 10 seats for DM and 11 seats for M.Ch. course. The following table mentions the number of DM/M.Ch. seats in each specialty:

Specialty/Subject Number of Seats
Nephrology 03
Cardiology 03
Neurology 02
Gastroenterology 02
Pediatric Surgery 02
Urology 04
Surgical Gastroenterology 03
Neurosurgery 02

List of Para Medical Courses/Diploma Courses at IGIMS, Patna

Nursing Courses

B.Sc. Nursing

M.Sc. Nursing

Other Undergraduate courses

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques

B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical X-ray Technology (BMXRT)

Diploma Courses

General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)

Diploma in Medical Record Technology (DMRT)

Diploma in Urological Technology (DUT)

Diploma in Neuro Technology (DNT)

Diploma in O.T. Assistant Technology (DOT

Diploma in Cardiac Technology (DCT)

Diploma in Dialysis Technology (DDT)

Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology (DAT)

Diploma in Endoscopy Technology (DET)

Diploma in Medical Radiotherapy Technology (DMRT)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the ranking of IGIMS colleges in India?

Ans. According to NIRF Ranking 2023, IGIMS was ranked at 151st position in India and 3rd position in Bihar. IGIMS is a government medical institution located in Patna, Bihar, and offers MBBS, MD, MS, and other programs in various medical specialties.

Q2. What is the total fee for MBBS at IGIMS Patna?

Ans. The total fee for MBBS at IGIMS, Patna is around 2.5 lakhs.The tuition fee for MBBS is as follows:

Rs. 58,333 (for 1st Prof)

Rs. 50,000 (for 2nd Prof)

Rs. 54,167 (for 3rd Prof Part-I)

Rs. 62,500 (for 3rd Prof Part-II)

Q3. Which is the top 1 government hospital in India?

Ans. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi is a top government medical college in India. Also, according to NIRF, it is ranked No. 1 in the medical college category.

Q4. Is the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences a government or private organization?

Ans. Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences is a government medical institute located in Patna, Bihar. IGIMS was established as an autonomous organisation on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi with an objective to provide super specialty medical facilities in Bihar.

Q5. Which PG specialisations are available at IGIMS, Patna?

Ans. The following PG Specialisations are available at IGIMS, Patna:

  • Pathology
  • General Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Radio Diagnosis
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Microbiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics &Gynecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Anaesthesiology

Q6. How many MBBS seats are there in IGIMS Patna?

Ans. There area total of 120 MBBS seats at IGIMS, Patna. IGIMS has a sprawling campus located in Sheikhpura, Patna. It’s well-equipped with modern infrastructure, including lecture halls, laboratories, and hostels.  IGIMS boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, researchers, and medical professionals.

Q7. Is IGIMS, Patna MCI-recognised?

Ans. Yes, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna is MCI-recognized.The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body that establishes and maintains high standards of medical education in India.

INI-CET is a combined national-level entrance examination for admission to the medical postgraduate courses – MD, MS, DM (6 yrs), MCh (6 yrs), and MDS at INI institutes (Institute of National Importance). The INI-CET exam is around the corner. Getting admission to INI institutes is highly challenging and a dream for MBBS students. This is a highly competitive task to secure a seat in the renowned medical colleges in India.

Remember, Perseverance is the key.

The INI-CET exam will be held on 5th Nov 2023 for admission to the AIIMS INI-CET January session 2024.

Here’s the final seat position (Category-wise) for admission to various MS/MD/DM (6 years)/MCh (6 years)/MDS courses at AIIMS, New Delhi, and other AIIMS located pan India through the INI-CET entrance examination for the January 2024 session.

Table 1: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, New Delhi:

Courses Subject/Specialty  

Total Number of Seats

 

 Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

 

Number of PwBD Seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology 14 8 3 2 0 1 1
MD Anatomy 7 4 1 1 0 1 1
MD Biochemistry 7 3 1 1 1 1 1
MD Biophysics 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Community Medicine 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
MD Dermatology & Venerology 5 2 1 1 0 1 0
MD Emergency Medicine 11 6 2 1 1 1 1
MD Forensic Medicine 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
MD Geriatric Medicine 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Lab. Medicine 3 0 1 0 1 1 0
MD Medicine 10 3 3 2 1 1 1
MD Microbiology 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
MD Nuclear Medicine 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
MD Obstetrics & Gynecology 5 2 1 1 0 1 0
MD Ophthalmology 18 8 5 3 1 1 1
MS Orthopaedics 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
MS Otorhinolaryngology 5 2 1 1 1 0 0
MD Pediatrics 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Palliative Medicine 6 1 2 1 1 1 0
MD Pathology 12 6 3 1 1 1 1
MD Pharmacology 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
MD Physiology 5 2 1 1 0 1 0
MD Psychiatry 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
MD Radiodiagnosis & Interventional Radiology 7 4 1 1 0 1 0
MD Radiation Oncology 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
MS Surgery 16 7 5 2 1 1 1
MD Transfusion Medicine 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MDS Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
MDS Oral & Maxofacial Surgery 3 0 1 1 1 0 0
MDS Orthodontics 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MDS Pediatrics & Preventive Dentistry 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MDS Prosthodontics 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MCh Neuro Surgery MCh (Direct 6 year Course) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
DM Infectious Diseases DM (Direct 6 year Course) 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 189 82 49 27 13 18 9

Table 2: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, Bhopal:

Courses Subject/Specialty  Total Number of Seats Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

 

 

Number of PwBD seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology 8 3 2 2 1 0 1
MD Anatomy 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
MD Biochemistry 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
MD Community Medicine 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Dermatology 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
MS ENT 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
MD Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 3 1 0 1 1 0 0
MD General Medicine 4 0 2 1 0 1 0
MS General Surgery 4 3 1 0 0 0 1
MD Microbiology 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
MD Obstetrics & Gynecology 4 1 1 0 1 1 0
MD Ophthalmology 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MS Orthopaedics 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
MD Pediatrics 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
MD Pathology 5 2 2 1 0 0 0
MD Pharmacology 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
MD Physiology 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
MD PMR 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MD Psychiatry 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
MD Radiodiagnosis 5 2 1 1 1 0 0
MD Radiotherapy 2 0 1 0 0 1 1
MD Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 29 19 11 5 7 4

Table 3: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar:

Course Subject/Specialty  

Total Number of Seats

Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

 

Number of PwBD seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology 9 5 1 2 1 0 1
MD Anatomy 7 1 1 3 1 1 0
MD Biochemistry 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
MD Community Medicine 6 2 2 1 1 0 1
MD Dermatology 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Emergency Medicine 6 3 2 0 0 1 0
MS ENT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MD Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
MD General Medicine 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
MS General Surgery 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
MD Microbiology 7 3 2 1 0 1 0
MD Nuclear Medicine 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MD Obst. & Gynecology 5 1 1 1 1 1 0
MD Ophthalmology 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MS Orthopaedics 6 3 1 1 1 0 1
MDS Orthodontics 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
MD Pediatrics 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
MD Pathology 5 1 2 1 1 0 0
MD Pharmacology 4 0 2 1 1 0 0
MD Physiology 6 2 2 1 1 0 0
MD PMR 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
MD Psychiatry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MD Radiodiagnosis 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Radiotherapy 3 0 1 1 1 0 0
MD Transfusion Medicine 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 95 35 26 17 10 7 5

Table 4: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, Jodhpur:

Course Subject/Specialty  

Total Number of Seats

Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

 

Number of PwBD seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology & Critical Care 10 4 3 2 1 0 1
MD Anatomy 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Biochemistry 2 0  

1

 

0 1 0 0
MD Community Medicine 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
MD Dermatology, Venerology & Leprology 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
MD Emergency Medicine 2 1 0 0 1 0 1
MD Family Medicine 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
MD Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
MD General Medicine 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
MS General Surgery 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Microbiology 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
MD Nuclear Medicine 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Obstetrics & Gynaecology 4 2 1 1 0 0 1
MD Ophthalmology 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
MS Orthopaedics 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MS Otorhinolaryngology 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
MD Pediatrics 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Pathology 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Pharmacology 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MD Physiology 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
MD PMR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
MD Psychiatry 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Radiology 5 2 2 0 0 1 0
MD Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 28 19 11 6 7 4

Table 5: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, Patna:

Course Subject/Specialty  Total Number of Seats Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

 

Number of PwBD seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology 10 4 3 1 1 1 1
MD Anatomy 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
MD Biochemistry 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Community Medicine & Family Medicine 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
MD Dermatology 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
0MS ENT 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
MD Emergency Medicine 5 2 1 1 1 0 1
MD FMT (Forensic Medicine & Toxicology) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD General Medicine 5 2 1 1 1 0 0
MD Microbiology 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MD OBG (Obstetrics &Gynecology) 8 2 2 2 1 1 1
MD Ophthalmology 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MS Orthopaedics 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Pediatrics 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
MCh Pediatrics Surgery (6 yrs) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
MD Pathology 5 1 2 1 0 1 0
MD Pharmacology 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Physiology 3 1 1 0 0 1 1
MD PMR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MD Psychiatry 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
MD Radiodiagnosis 4 2 1 0 0 1 0
MD Radiation Oncology 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MS General Surgery 5 2 1 1 1 0 0
MD Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MCh Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (6 yrs) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
MCh Surgical Gastroenterology (6 yrs) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MCh Trauma Surgery & Critical Care (6 yrs) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 86 40 22 12 5 7 4

Table 6: Tentative seat distribution for INI-CET January 2024 session at AIIMS, Raipur:

Course Subject/Specialty Total Number of Seats Number of Seats (Category-wise)  

 

Number of PwBD seats

UR OBC SC ST EWS
MD Anaesthesiology 7 3 2 1 1 0 0
MD Anatomy 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
MD Biochemistry 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
MD Community Medicine 4 2 1 1 0 0 1
MD Dermatology 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD Emergency Medicine 5 2 1 1 0 1 0
MS ENT 4 1 1 0 1 1 0
MD Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
MD General Medicine 7 3 2 1 0 1 0
MS General Surgery 3 1 1 0 0