NBE cancels tendering process for conduct of NEET PG, MDS, FMGE, other entrance exams

NBEMS conducts NEET PG, NEET MDS, FMGE, dental screening test and various recruitment exams once or twice year for admission to medical courses.

NBE cancels tendering process for conduct of NEET PG, MDS, FMGE, other entrance exams More than 2 lakh students appear in the NEET PG exam every year. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Anu Parthiban | Sep 13, 2023 - 9:07 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: National Board of Examinations Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has decided to ‘annul’ the tendering process for all medical entrance examinations such as National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - postgraduate (NEET PG), NEET MDS, Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) due to no bidders has participated. “No queries in this regard shall be entertained,” it said.

The NBE conducts PG medical entrance exams pan India. The examinations are held for admission in more than 1,000 accredited institutions all over the county which offers training in 99 subjects, covering both broad post MBBS and post diploma and super specialties with more than 7,000 students taking admission in a year.

The last date for submission of sealed bids was October 3, however, as the board did not receive any submission, the tendering process has been annulled.

Overview of NBE entrance exams

The board conducts computer-based tests (CBTs) for admission to various postgraduate medical courses. Know the exams and number of students who appear in these tests in a year.

Medical entrance exams

Frequency of exams

Number of students

NEET-PG - for admission to MD, MS, PG diploma seats

Once a year


NEET-SS - for admission to DM, MCh courses

Once a year


NEET-MDS - for admission to MDS courses

Once a year


FMGE - screening test for foreign medical graduates

Twice a year


DNB PDCET - for admission to DNB Post Diploma courses

Once a year


FET - Entrance test for fellowship

Once a year


FDST - Foreign Dental Screening Test

Once a year


MRE and DRE - Medical and Dental Registration Examinations

Twice a year


NBEMS recruitment test

when required


Exit Examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (For PCI)

Twice a year

To be conducted from next year

Any other examination to be conducted by NBEMS

As per decision of NBEMS

As and when decided

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