The procedure for selection of candidates will be as under:
a) Candidate will be called for the selection of MD/MS courses based on a theory paper carrying 100 marks consisting of 250 multiple choice question (MCQs) with five alternative each and single/ multiple correct responses : Negative marks will be given for incorrect responses marked. Duration of the examination is 3 hours. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall before 1 ½ hours. The number of questions in each subject studied by the candidates during MBBS is appended below:
- Applied Anatomy – 6
- Applied Biochemistry-12
- Immunogenetic & Molecular Biology-10
- Applied Physiology-6
- Pathology – 15
- Pharmacology – 12
- Microbilogy – 12
- Forensic Medicine – 6
- Social & Preventive Medicine-7
- Orthopaedic Surgery – 10
- Ophthalmology – 10
- Obst. & Gynaecology-20
b) Merit list based on the percentile obtained by the candidates in the theory examination will be prepared for each category of candidates. Candidates of various categories who secure percentile in the theory as mentioned against each category will qualify for admission:
Open (General) and Sponsored/Deputed : 55th percentile
OBC, OPH, SC/ST, Rural Area & Foreign Nationals : 50th percentile
Bhutanese Nationals : 45th percentile
c) Candidates are requested to attend the interview strictly in order of merit in the respective merits lists as the marks obtained by them in the theory examination. The number of candidates to be called for the interview will be three times the total number of seats to be filled in each category of candidates, provided the candidates fulfill the cut off points mentioned above. The selection will be finalized only after the candidates are interviewed by the Selection Committee. The Interview with the Selection Committee is mandatory. A candidate who is absent at the time of interview will not be considered for admission. However he/she is eligible to appear in 2nd/3rd counseling. The interview with the Selection Committee does not carry any marks. There will not be any clinical/practical examination.
d) The reserved categories are also eligible to compete under the general category seats (open category). Thus, in addition to category wise list, a combined General Category merit list of all the candidates will also be prepared.
e) In exceptional circumstances, if a candidate reports for counseling after his/her turn, he/she will be considered for admission only against the subject available at that time.