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MCI Amendment: Passing Criteria for MD,MS, PG Diploma revised

MCI Amendment: Passing Criteria for MD,MS, PG Diploma revised

New Delhi: Through a recent amendment in the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, the Medical Council of India has revised the passing criteria for the Medical examinations for PG Medical courses in the country, including MD, MS as well as PG Diploma courses. With the amendments, the apex medical council has revised the passing criteria for individual subject exams while keeping the overall pass percentage of theory exam the same as before

The said amendment was published in the Gazette in the Month of April 2018. With the amendments, in the Clause 14 under the heading “EXAMINATION” of the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, following shall be substituted as under:-


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Obtaining a minimum of 40% marks in each theory paper and not less than 50% cumulatively in all the four papers for degree examinations and three papers in diploma examination. Obtaining of 50% marks in Practical examination shall be mandatory for passing the examination as a whole in the said degree/diploma examination as the case may be.

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It is reported that earlier, the council regulations called obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in ‘Theory’ as well as ‘Practical’ separately for passing an examination as a whole.

The examination for M.D./ MS, D.M., M.Ch are held at the end of 3rd academic year and for Diploma at the end of 2nd academic year.

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  1. What about postgraduate supplementary examination, it shud be conducted after how many months

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    Dr Sudhanshu Gupta May 11, 2018, 1:17 pm

    Same should be done in DNB programs too.

  3. The MCI did not give reason behind changing the rule of minimum passing marks from 50 to 40 in each theory paper . Sometime back, it was published in one of our state news papers that the medical educations standards have become low mainly because of changing attitude of many professors in medical colleges and marks in PG practicals are being awarded liberally under influence/pressure just to see that the candidate passes.If only the medical PG practical examinations are made mandatory under CCTV camera, facts will be out and the examiners won\’t act on their own.

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    Dr.M.Amanullah Khan April 25, 2018, 9:51 am

    1 All diploma courses should be converted to degree courses
    2 DNB pattern of PG examination is better than MS/MD examination

  5. Residents of md/ms course have work a lot as compared to DNB. residents r more busy in medical college hospitals.

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    Dr shaista choudhary April 26, 2018, 6:46 pm

    Yeah agreed abd also diploma holders with teaching experience of 15 years and above must b given consideration in promotion to at least assistant prof.

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    Dr.Dharmendra Kumar April 25, 2018, 8:27 am

    There should be provision of points for every 10% marks secured more than passing marks to finalize list of appointments/senior residency on marks and interview basis, to maintain a upward trend.

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