Examination

Details of Number of seats in different courses (per year)

 

DM

MCh.

MD

MS

PDF

PDAF

PDCC

MHA

BSc (Nursing)

MSc (Nursing)

BSc (CMT)

MSc (CMT)

Seats

52

29

43

02

25

18

57

06

68

10

103

46

 

Tentative dates for entrance examination:

 

DM

MCh.

MD/MS

PDF

PDAF

PDCC

MHA

BSc (Nursing)

MSc (Nursing)

BSc (CMT)

MSc (CMT)

Dates

As per NEETSS exam

As per NEETSS exam

As per NEET PG exam

August every year

Feb-Mar every year

Feb-Mar every year

June-July every year

June-July every year

June-July every year

June-July every year

June-July every year

 

Tentative dates for exit Exam

 

DM

MCh.

MD/MS

PDAF

PDCC

MHA

BSc (Nursing)

MSc (Nursing)

BSc (CMT)

MSc (CMT)

Dates

August/ September 

August/ September

March/ April

July / August

July / August

July / August

June / July

June / July

June / July

June / July

 

    SANJAY GANDHI POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (SGPGIMS), LUCKNOW.

    PROCESS REGARDING CONDUCTION OF ENTRANCE AND FINAL EXIT EXAMINATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE, SUPERSPECIALISTS, DIPLOMA COURSES AND DOCTORATE DEGREE.

     

    Academic Courses Running:

    DM (Doctorate of Medicine); Magister Chirurgiae (MCH); Doctor of Medicine (MD); Master of Surgery (MS); Post Doctoral Advance Fellowship (PDAF); Post Doctoral Certificate Course (PDCC);Master in Hospital Administration (MHA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)in Nursing, Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Technology, Master of Science (MSc) in Technology &Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

    Non-Academic training programs (Hospital services) Running: Senior Resident (Hospital Services), Medical Physics Resident (MPR), Senior Demonstrator, Statistical Fellows, Junior Resident (Non-Academic).

     

    Selection of the candidates:

    Academic Courses:

    1. MD/MS/DM/MCh:For admissions to MD/MS and DM/MCh, advertisement made through All India NEET PG and NEET- Super-specialty and further through its counseling conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and Director General of Medical Education and Training Uttar Pradesh. The duration of the courses is three years.
    2. PDAF/PDCC: The Institute has been conducting entrance examinations once in a year for admission to courses on All-India basis. The entire process is carried out by the examination cell of the institute under the supervision of the Office of Dean. The duration of the PDAF and PDCC course is two years and one year respectively.
    3. MSc(College of Nursing): The entrance examination for this courseis done through the state level common entrance examination conducted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University UP. The duration of the course is two years.
    1. BSc (College of Nursing): For admission to BSc Nursing, advertisements were issued through the institute and candidates were selected based on entrance examination conducted by the institute till the year of 2022. From 2023, the entrance examination is done through the state level common entrance examination conducted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University UP. The duration of the course is four years including six months internship.
    2. MSc (College of Medical Technology): Advertisement for admission to MSc in Technology courses is done through the entrance examination conducted by the institute. The entire process is carried out by the examination cell of the institute under the supervision of the Office of Dean. The duration of the course is two years.
    3. BSc(College of Medical Technology):Up to the year of 2022, for admission to BSc Technical courses, advertisements were issued through the institute and candidates were selected based on entrance examination conducted by the institute. From 2023, the entrance examination for this course is done through the state level common entrance examination conducted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University UP. The duration of the course is three years including six months internship.
    4. MHA(Department of Hospital Administration): For admissions in MHA advertisement made through the Institute and based on the entrance examination, candidates are selected for the above courses. The entire process is carried out by the examination cell of the institute under the supervision of the Office of Dean. The duration of the course is two years.
    5. PhD (All the Department): For admissions in PhD, advertisement made through the research cell of the Institute and list of the desired faculty/ Guide are published to the institute website and based on the interview and certain other criteria, candidates are being selected for the above program through a selection board under the chairmanship of Dean of the Institute. Every student seeking admission in the institute for the full time PhDprogrammust have fellowship grants details are available at the institute website (Last amendment in the PhD rules in the year 2020).The institute also started a part-time PhD program in the year 2022 and admission for the candidates have been started from the year 2023. The maximum duration of the course is five years, although candidates can submit the thesis after three years from the date of the registration.

    Non-Academic training programs (Hospital services):

    1. Senior Resident (Hospital Services):Almost all the departments of the institute offer 3-years senior residency programs for the Indian citizens. A candidate is eligible to join the program after completing a postgraduate degree (e.g. MD/MS).
    2. Medical Physics Resident (MPR):Department of Radiotherapy offers 3 years residency programs in the area of Medical Physics for Indian citizens. A candidate in M.Sc in Medical Physics / M.Sc in Physics from a recognized University, followed by Postgraduate Diploma in Radiological Physics from BARC, Mumbai or equivalent qualification recommended by AERB, Mumbaiis eligible to join the program.
    3. Senior Demonstrator: Department of Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology offers 3 years demonstrator programs for Indian citizens. A candidatein M.Sc (any branch of Science) followed by Ph.D. in subject related to Health Sciences from a recognized universityis eligible to join the program.
    4. Statistical Fellows:Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics offers 3 years programs for the Indian citizens. A candidate with M.Stat / M.Sc. in Statistics / Biostatistics / Applied StatisticsORMaster of computer application (MCA) with mathematics and Statistics at Graduate levelis eligible to join the program.
    5. Junior Resident (Non-Academic):Many departments of the institute including Apex Trauma Centre (ATC), Hospital administration and Emergency Medicine offer Junior residency programs for the Indian citizens. Candidates are eligible to join the program after their MBBS/BDS degree.

    METHOD OF SELECTION:

    1. MD/MS and DM/MCh:Selection through NEET PG and NEET- Super-specialty respectively.
    2. PDAF, PDCC, Senior Resident (Hospital Services), Medical Physics Resident, Senior Demonstrator, Statistical Fellows, Junior Resident (Non-Academic) :

    The entrance exam is of total 100 marks(Part –A, 60 Questions, 60 Marks & Part–B, 20 Questions, 40 Marks).

    A written examination of 180 minutes duration, consisting of multiple-choice questions (Each question has 5 options and the answer to each option is either True or False).Thecandidate has to select the correct answer from the given alternatives. In the PART A, each question is for one mark and each option within the same question is for 0.2 mark. Similarly,in PART B, each question is for two marks and each option within the same question is for 0.4 mark. There is a negative marking which is equivalent of 25% of the awarded marks of the correct response. 0.2 markand0.4 mark are given for a correct answer of the available options, 0.05 and 0.1 are deducted for each wrong answer in Part A and Part B respectively. If the answer is not marked then no marks are given.In case of tie, In the event of two candidates securing identical total marks, the candidate with higher marks in Part B will be ranked higher and if marks in Part B are also identical then the older candidate will be ranked higher.

    Qualifying marks:

    Table 1:Candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks to qualify the test / Examination (2023-24)

    Examination component

    PDAF/PDCC
     candidates

    Senior Resident (Hospital Services), Medical Physics Resident, Senior Demonstrator, Statistical Fellows, Junior Resident (Non-Academic)

    General / OBC

    SC/ST

    Part A

    (60 Questions, 60 Marks)

    50%

    45%

    40%

    Part A + B

    (80 Questions, 100 marks)

    50%

    45%

    40%

    Of the above, PDAF and PDCC are academic programs and candidates have to pass the final exit examination before proceeding for degree at Convocation. The rest are given only experience certificates at the end of their tenure.

     

    1. MSc / BSc (College of Nursing); MSc / B.Sc. (College of Medical Technology) &MHA (Hospital Administration):
      The entrance exam is conducted for a total of 100 marks, consisting of multiple-choice questions in which the candidate has to select the correct answer from the given options.

    Qualifying marks :

    Table 2:Candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks to qualify the test / Examination in MHA, B.Sc., and M.Sc. courses (2023-24)

    MHA

    B.Sc. / M.Sc. (CMT/Nursing)

    General / OBC

    SC/ST

    General / OBC

    SC/ST

    50%

    45%

    50th percentile

    45th percentile

    From 2023, the entrance examination for B.Sc / M.Sc. (Nursing) and B.Sc. (Technology) courses are done through the state level common entrance examination conducted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University UP.

     

    Academic Courses Running: DM/MCH/MD/MS/PDAF/PDCC/MHA/BSc/MSc:

    Final Exit Examination:

    1. The institute conducts exit examinations once a year, during the last six months of the completion of the tenure of the students.In case students did not qualify the minimum required marksin the examination, next exam (supplementary) is organized as per the standard procedures and guidelines,time to time released from the NMC/NCI/UGC etc.
    2. The entire process is carried out by the examination cell of the institute under the supervision of the Office of Dean.
    3. The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is helping in the scanning to the answer sheet, sending it to the examiner, after the evaluation collecting the answer sheet from the examiner. Further results are being prepared and declared by the office of the Dean.
    4. The minimum passing marks required in the exit examination are presented in Table 3.
    5. All the successful candidates are proceeding for the award of the degree in the convocation of the institute.
    6. For the PhD program, theresearch cell of the Institute conductsexits examinations in terms of their final thesis presentation in front of the external examiners in the open platform of the institute. A candidate with at least 3 doctoral committee meetingsand their thesis has been accepted and approved by the external examiners is eligible for the final thesis presentation. All the successful candidates are awarded the PhD degree in the convocation of the institute (2023-24)

    Table 3: SGPGIMS: Final Exit Examination:

     

    Courses

    DM / M.Ch./MD/

    MS

    PDCC/

    PDAF

    MHA

    M.Sc.

    (CMT)

    B.SC

    (CMT)

    M.Sc.

    (Nursing)

    B.Sc. (Nursing)

    Minimum Marks (%)

    Each Theory paper

    40%

    40%

    50%

    40%

    40%

    50%

    50%

    Each Practical paper

    50%

    50%

    50%

    40%

    40%

    50%

    50%

    Overall Marks in Theory as well as in Practical

    50%

    50%

    50%

    50%

    50%

    50%

    50%

    Final Examination in the …. year since admission. 

    3

    Years

    1 Year / 2 Years

    2 Years

    2

    Years

    3

     Years

    2

     Years

    4

    Years

    As per recent NMC circular (for the DM/MCh/MD/MS/PDCC/PDAF), Obtaining a minimum of 40% marks in each theory paper and not less than 50% cumulatively in all the papers for degree examinations and three papers in diploma examinations. Obtaining of 50% marks in the practical examinations, shall be mandatory for passing the examination as a whole in the said degree / diploma examinations.

     

    Steps of the Final Exit Examination

    1. Identification of students who are enrolled in different courses and are eligible toappear in the final examination as per Institute/NMC/NCI/UGCetc.
    2. Nomination of External Experts and Internal Experts by the Dean/Director, out of the list of examiners approved by the Board of studies/Academic Board on rotational basis for 2 years or 2 consecutive terms whichever is earlier.
    3. Issue of invitation letters to Externalas well as Internal examiners for obtaining: -
    4. Their acceptance to be the Examiner.
    5. As soon as the examiners accept their nomination, they are sent the syllabus, a prescribed format of question papers to prepare questions for the subject.
    6. The question papers need to be preparedand receivedfrom the external examiners.
    7. After receipt of the questions, Heads of the Department concerned moderate the question paper in the Academic Office under supervision of office of Dean.
    8. The Head of concerned department acts as Convener of the Board of Examination and Internal examiners are appointed from the list of faculty member of the department who are eligible to be the examiner as per NMC norms for two years or 02 consecutive terms by rotation as per their seniority.
    9. After receipt of acceptance/question papers from external experts, dates for theory examinations are fixed and notified.
    10. After moderation of the question papers by the concerned HOD, the print-out of the question papers is taken and sealed and signed in separate envelopes in the presence of the concerned moderator.
    11. The HOD concerned is required to send a certificate of eligibility in respect of each student that he fulfils all requirements to be eligible for appearing in the final examination.
    12. All concerned students who are eligible to appear in the final exams are required to submit their examination form and clear fees and other dues pending against them and after completion of the above formalities and admit cards are issued to the students.
    13. After completion of the aboveformalities, the theory examination isconducted, and the services of faculty members are utilized for invigilation duty.
    14. For DM/MCh/MD/MS examination, there are four papers (each paper 100 marks), and each paper is evaluated by the four examinations (2 internal and 2 externals). Similarly, there are 300 marksfor the practical and viva marks. Average marks of the four examiners are considered as the final marks for each paper.
    15. For PDAF and PDCC examinations, there are 03 and 02 theory papers respectively.Each paper is evaluated by four and three examiners respectively. Average marks of the examiners are considered as the final marks for each paper.
    16. In the MHA, there are four papers in the first year and five papers (including practical) in final year. Each paper is evaluated by an examiner.
    17. In BSc (Nursing) there are 8, 6, 7, 5 papers including theory and practical in First, Second, Third and Fourth year respectively. In the M.Sc. (Nursing), there are 6 and 4 papers including theory and practical in the First and Second year respectively (As per Indian Nursing Council).Each paper is evaluated by an examiner.
    18. In B.Sc / M.Sc. (College of the medical technology & Allied health sciences), number of the papers are varies from one course to another. In these courses, each paper is evaluated by an examiner.
    19. The invigilators are given the question papers of that day which are duly sealed in envelopes and signed by the moderators, blank answers books to be used in the examination are also given to the invigilators. They have to provide an account of copies (used & unused) & question papers as well as the attendance sheet.
    20. The invigilators are to verify the attendance of each studentwith their roll numbers as mentioned on their copies as well as on the admit cards and obtained signature of the candidates on the attendance sheet provided to them. Copies of each paper and specialty are required to be signed by the invigilators and after completion of everyday’s examination copies of each specialty are sealed in separate envelops of the presence of the Invigilators and handed over to Academic officials involved in exam process.
    21. The invigilator also provides an account of used and unused question papers and answer books to the Executive Registrar.
    22. After completion of theoryexaminations, the theory copies are sent to Examination Cell via office of the Dean, for scanning andsending to the External &Internal examiners for evaluation. After getting the same evaluation, send the marks to the office of the Dean forpreparing the result for declaration with due approval of the competent authority i.e.,Sub Dean (Examination), Executive Registrar, Dean and Director.
    23. After declaration of theory results,the Head of the respective department consults the appointed examiner for finalization of the date of practical examination under intimation to Executive Registrar.
    24. Practical examination materials including blank answer books, attendance sheet, award sheet, Notification of theory result, letter of TA/remuneration to external experts etc. are sent to the concerned Heads of the departments/Convenor of examination.
    25. On completion of the practical examination,the convener of examination is required to send the award sheet/result sheet/marks sheet to the office of the Dean under sealed cover for further necessary action.
    26. The results of students are declared as per procedure already laid down based on the minimum marks obtained by them in both the theory and practical examination.
    27. However, the result of students is declared by the office of the Dean, on the basis of result received after the evaluation of theory papers and assessment of students in the practical as well as Viva-Voce examination as per provisions already approved by the Institute.
    28. Issue of provisional passing out certificate and award of degree in the convocation.
    29. The time of the examination which varies from one course to another is presented in figure1.

     

    Figure 1:  Flow chart showing the academic course/programs and their scheduled examination time.

    RE-EVALUATION/ RE-EXAMINATION (SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION):

    The following table presents the re-evaluation and re-examination pattern in the academic course/programsrunning at SGPGIMS are presented in Table 4:

    Table 4:Examination patternafter result of regular examination (2023-24)

    Courses

    Scrutiny

    Re evaluation

     

    Back paper (Passed but willing to improve their marks)

    Supplementary exam in failed paper

    DM/MCh 

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    MD/MS

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    PDAF/PDCC

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    MHA

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    B.Sc. (Nursing)

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    M.Sc. (Nursing)

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    B.Sc(Technology)

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    M.Sc. (Technology)

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

     

    DM/MCh/MD/MS/PDAF/PDCC:

    After counting and declaration of results, re-evaluation is not allowed under any circumstances however re-examination(supplementary examination) is allowed and to be conducted after 6 months from the date of the last paper of the theory examination in final exit examination. (NMC letter number:CG-DL-E-03012024-251108, dated 29th December 2023).

    MHA:

    Re-evaluation is not allowed (73rd Governing body 2011) and only re-examination (supplementary examination) is allowed after 6 months of the main theory examination. However,based on the proper recommendation from the concerned head of the department, re-evaluationisbeing conducted.

    B.Sc./M.Sc. (Nursing):

    Before introducing the Semester system (Till 2022): A candidate would not be admitted to the subsequent higher class, / examination unless the candidate has passed the previous examination. However, a student failing up to 2 subjects could be promoted to the next higher class but before appearing the final year examination of the 4th year, they should have passed all the previous subjects. The maximum period to complete the course successfully did not exceed 8 years for B.Sc. and 4 years for M.Sc. (Double the duration of the course / program). Therewas no limit to the number of attempts within this limit. The benefit of both grace marks and provision of appearing in the supplementary examination might be given to a student together in the same academic year. Maximum 5 marks could be given as a grace mark in the theory papers only (distribution one or more paper). No grace marks were allowed in the practical paper.  Re-evaluation was allowed.

    After introducing the Semester system (Since 2023): A semester system has been adopted. After introducing the semester system (16th March 2023), in B.Sc (Nursing), the candidates shall have cleared all the previous examination before appearing for 5th semester examination however the candidate shall be permitted to attend the consecutive semester. The candidates shall have cleared all the previous examinations before appearing for 7th semester examination however the candidate shall be permitted to attend the consecutive semester. The candidates shall have cleared all the previous examinations before appearing for the final year examination. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed double the duration of the course / program. Maximum 5 marks could be given as a grace mark in the theory papers only (distribution one or more paper). No grace marks were allowed in the practical paper. 

    B.Sc. / M.Sc. (Technology):

    The maximum period to complete the course (inclusive of internship) successfully should not exceed 8 years for B.Sc.whereas for the BPT courses, duration allowed is 9 years. For the M.Sc. courses, the maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 years(Double the duration of the course / program).If he or she failed to complete the course during this period or failed to clear a paper in the 4 attempts, his registration of the course will be terminated. The candidate will be allowed to commence internship only if he she has passed all papers in all semesters as applicable for respective B.Sc./BPT course. The candidate will be awarded a degree only after having passed all semesters and completed internship satisfactorily as defined below. A student shall be eligible for the grace marks provided he/she appeared in all the papers of a semester and failed in only one paper in either theory or practical. A maximum of 5 grace marks will be granted in either theory or in practical and not both before declaration of the result of that semester. Re-evaluation and re-totaling shall be allowed in theory papers in any two papers. The candidates will have to apply to be the principal / nodal officer for the same within 8 days of the date of declaration of the result. Fees as applicable must be submitted as per institute norms. In case on re-evaluation, there is any answer left unchecked the same will be placed before the board of examiners of respective subjects for evaluation. The information regarding re addition of marks will be intimated to the candidates within 45 days.

Figure 1: Flow chart showing the academic course/programs and their scheduled examination time.