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Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Post Graduate Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

There will be one separate test for PG Medical and another separate test for PG Dental Courses. Each test will have 180 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs).

The test comprises  two sections in each streams:

A.Medical Stream

a. Section I : Direct MCQ’s – 120 questions of 1 mark each

b. Section II : Clinical vignettes linked MCQs– 60 question of 1 mark each

B.Dental Stream

a. Section I : Direct MCQ’s – 148 questions of 1 mark each

b. Section II : Clinical vignettes linked MCQs– 32 question of 1 mark each


Marking System – Each question carries 1 mark for correct answer.

Test duration- 180 minutes

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 2
No. Of Unit 2
No. Of Chapter 36
  1. General Anatomy
  2. General Medicine
  3. Human Physiology and Biochemistry
  4. General Surgery
  5. General Pathology and Bacteriology
  6. General and Dental Pharmacology
  7. Dental Materials
  8. Oral Anatomy and Histology
  9. Oral Pathology
  10. Orthodontia
  11. Pedodontia
  12. Oral Diagnosis and Radiology
  13. Community Dentistry
  14. Prosthetic Dentistry
  15. Periodontia
  16. Oral Surgery
  17. Conservative Dentistry
  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Pharmacology
  5. Pathology
  6. Microbiology
  7. Forensic Medicine
  8. Medicine
  9. Preventive & Social Medicine
  10. Surgery
  11. Dermatology & Venereology
  12. ENT
  13. Orthopaedics
  14. Paediatrics
  15. Obstetrics
  16. Gynaecology
  17. Radio-diagnosis
  18. Radiotherapy
  19. Anaesthesia

How to prepare

Exam Syllabus

The scope of the syllabi for the Post Graduate Medical / Dental entrance test is based on the M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. syllabus as prescribed by MCI / DCI respectively.


Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.


Duration : 180 Minutes

Important Instructions

i.Report 120 minutes before the commencement of the test (8:00 AM) ii. The Examination Hall will be opened 60 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions. iii. The candidate must show, on demand, the Online TAT and the Unique Photo Id Proof in original that was mentioned in the Application. A candidate who does not possess the Online TAT downloaded and Unique Photo ID in original shall not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances. iv. During the examination time, the invigilator will check the Online TAT and the Unique Photo Id Proof in original of the candidates to satisfy himself / herself about the identity of each candidate. v. In the Examination Hall the candidate must find and occupy his / her specific place checking for the TAT number. If a candidate is found taking the test from a place which is not assigned to him/her, his/her candidature shall be cancelled. vi. After 9:30 AM candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall to take the test under any circumstances. vii. COMEDK is not responsible for any delay by any means of transportation to the city and reaching the test centre beyond the given time and also the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall and take the test in the event of delay. It is advisable to reach the Test Location a day prior to the examination, if the candidates are not from the same Test location. viii. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to carry any of the personal computational devices, Bluetooth devices, cell phones, any electronic gadgets etc; to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. ix. Candidates must not carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers, any electronic gadgets except the Online Test Admission Ticket, 2 Recent passport size photograph, Unique original photo ID as mentioned in Application Form /TAT x. For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the examination for any reason, re-examination shall not be held by COMEDK under any circumstances. xi. It is mandatory for the candidate to bring his/her 2 recent not older than three months passport size colour photograph (the same which was uploaded to the application) during the conduct of COMEDK PGET-2016. At the back of the photograph, candidate must mention his/her name, and TAT number. xii. Kindly note that after the invigilator has verified the Online TAT, the candidates must sign on their Online TAT and in the presence of the invigilator xiii. Biometric recording will be done before and during the test session (at the discretion of COMEDK) and the candidates are required to cooperate. xiv. The Candidates are not allowed to go out of the room temporarily for any reason during the test duration and any attempt in this behalf is treated as one of the grounds of dismissal. xv. Candidate cannot leave the examination hall before 1:00 pm on exam day