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AIPGMEE 2017 Exam Pattern

All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2017 or AIPGMEE 2017 is conducted every year by National Board of Examinations (NBE). This test is held for students seeking admission to 50% MD/MS/Diploma Courses Seats of All India Quota in various medical colleges of India. AIPGMEE 2017 will be held in the 2nd week of December (Tentative). This year AIPGMEE will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). The duration of the Exam is 3 hours 30 minutes. There will be total 300 Multiple Choice Questions with only one correct response. The weightage of objective question in each category is indicative. There is no negative marking and the exam will be conducted in English language only.

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Major highlights of AIPGMEE 2017 Exam Pattern

SectionsThe entire exam will be conducted in a single section
Duration of Examination3 hours 30 minutes or 210 minutes
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions300
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Medium of ExamEnglish Language only
Marking SchemeThe weightage of objective question in each category is indicative. There is no negative marking

AIPGMEE 2017 Marking Scheme

AIPGMEE 2017 Exam will contain 300 Multiple Choice Questions with only one right answer. There is no negative marking in the exam. Therefore, no marks will be deducted for incorrect responses. The weightage of a question may vary in each specialty. The language of AIPGMEE 2017 paper is English only.

AIPGMEE 2017 exam will be conducted in online mode at the allotted examination centre. Candidates will be given 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the exam. It is mandatory for the candidates to attempt all the questions in the exam in the given period of time. No extra time will be allotted to the candidates in any situation. However, additional 15 minutes of tutorial time will be given to orient candidates to the Computer Based Test. A student also has to accept non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before commencement of the Exam.

AIPGMEE 2017 Allocation of Time

AIPGMEE 2017 will be held in 2 sessions Morning and Afternoon. A candidate will be allocated to appear either in morning or afternoon session.  

Allocation of time for the AIPGMEE 2017 Exam is given below:

 EventsMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Reporting time at the Examination Center09:00 AM02:45 PM
Closing of Entry at the Examination Centre09:30 AM03:15 PM
Check-in Procedures09:00 AM to 10:00 AM02:45 PM to 03:45 PM
Commencement of Examination10:00 AM02:45 PM
End of Examination01:45 PM07:30 PM
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AIPGMEE 2017 Syllabus

It is very important for candidates to know the Syllabus of AIPGMEE exam to prepare well and score good marks. The test will comprise of all subjects studied during the MBBS course including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. The syllabus for AIPGMEE 2017 consists of subjects as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India. Given below is the Subject-Wise distribution of questions for AIPGMEE 2017 exam:

Name of the SubjectNo. of Questions
Forensic Medicine10
Medicine Dermatology And Venerelogy37
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia46
Social And Preventive Medicine25
Radiodiagnosis And Radiotherapy12
Obstetrics & Gynaecology25
Grand Total300

AIPGMEE 2017 Minimum Qualifying Marks

A candidate needs to score minimum qualifying marks in AIPGMEE 2017 to get admission to the desired programme. The details regarding minimum qualifying marks for different categories are given below:

Category of the CandidateMinimum Qualifying Marks (in %age)
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes40%
Persons with Disability45%

AIPGMEE 2017 Practice Test

To take AIPGMEE 2017 Practice Test, a candidate has to visit the official website and click on “AIPGMEE Demo Test” link. After that, a candidate has to click on “Click here to Begin” button. The Demo Exam is compatible with browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher and Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and higher. In case a student has the older version of the browser installed, then they are advised to upgrade it. It includes both tutorial and sample questions.

AIPGMEE 2017 Previous Year Question Papers

A candidate must practice AIPGMEE 2017 previous year Question Papers or Sample Papers to get an idea what type of questions will be asked in the exam. It also improves the speed of the candidate in taking the exam. Candidates can download solved previous year question papers from below:

AIPGMEE Question Paper 01

AIPGMEE Question Paper 02

AIPGMEE Question Paper 03

AIPGMEE 2017 Reference Books

It is important to study from right books to score well in the AIPGMEE 2017 Entrance Exam. This exam is tough to crack and a student must be well-prepared to get qualifying marks in the exam. The list of reference books for AIPGMEE 2017 is given below:

  • Social And Preventive Medicine by Vivek Jain or Aravind Arora
  • ENT by Sakshi Arora Or Shibbu George
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology by Sakshi Arora
  • Paediatrics by Aravind Arora
  • Microbiology by Ratchana Chaurasiya
  • Pathology by Sparsh Gupta
  • Pharmacology by Sparsh Gupta
  • Medicine by Mudit Khanna or Amit Ashish
  • Surgery by Pulse Publications

AIPGMEE 2017 Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Is there any difference in Exam Pattern for AIPGMEE 2017 as compared to previous years?

Ans. Yes, this year AIPGMEE 2017 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT). Earlier it was held in offline mode (Paper and Pencil Test). The candidates have to read the questions on a computer screen and select an answer by clicking on the correct option. AIPGMEE exam will not be conducted over the Internet. The CBT format is different from Paper and Pencil Format in the way the questions are presented and answers are recorded.

Ques. Will I be allotted specific test center to give the exam?

Ans. Yes, a candidate has to give the exam from the allotted test centre. He or she will be allowed to choose the examination centre at the time of application. A candidate cannot give exam from any other place.

Ques. How much time will be given to complete the exam?

Ans. Candidates will be given 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the AIPGMEE 2017 exam. However, a 15 minute tutorial will be held before the commencement of the exam.

Ques. Is navigation between questions possible?

Ans. Yes, you can move back and forth between questions by means of Review Screen. Candidates can practice this navigation process by making use of Demo Exam on the official website of AIPGMEE Exam.

Ques. What is the Marking Scheme of AIPGMEE 2017 Exam?

Ans. There is no negative marking in the exam. Therefore, no marks will be deducted for incorrect responses. The weightage of a question may vary in each specialty.

Ques. What will I learn in the 15 minute tutorial?

Ans. Before the commencement of the AIPGMEE 2017 Exam, the candidates will be asked to take a 15 minute tutorial so that they can try various features. They can practice how to move back and forth between the questions, review their answers, select, de-select, mark appropriate answers or change them etc. After the completion of Tutorial a candidate has to accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before starting the exam.

Ques. What type of questions will be asked in AIPGMEE 2017?

Ans. The entrance exam will have only Multiple Choice Questions. Each question will have only one correct answer.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



September 17, 2016AIPGMEE 2017

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