The selection of candidates for postgraduate courses will be according to the directives of the CMC Vellore Council.
I. Fifty percent of the seats in each course are reserved for sponsored candidates, provided they fulfil other criteria for eligibility for admission. However, more than 50% of the available seats may be allotted to sponsored candidate based on their ranking in the selection test. The wait list is based on ranking in the selection tests. The first sponsored candidate on the waiting list will ordinarily fill vacancies arising by sponsored candidates not accepting a seat to make up 50% reservation for sponsored candidate. In the event that more than 50% of the seats in any course are filled by sponsored candidates and one of the sponsored candidates does not accept the seat, it will be offered to the next candidate on the wait list by rank irrespective of whether he or she is sponsored or open.
II. Weightage will be given to applicants who have served in areas of need, or who are sponsored by the sponsoring agencies of this College, after having worked for not less than 2 years in one or more hospitals of these agencies and/or who were the best outgoing students of any medical college (if any failure, credit will not be given for this). A certificate to the effect that the candidate is the best outgoing student considering the overall performance throughout the period of study in the M.B.B.S. course, obtained from the Principal/Dean of the College should be produced.
III. Candidates for all courses conducted by the College, are chosen on the basis of a written test and interviews. The written test will be conducted only at Vellore.
Hall tickets will be sent by post to all eligible candidates WHOSE APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETE and who are registered to undergo the written test. Hall tickets will not be sent if the application is incomplete. Only one Hall Ticket will be sent even if the candidate has applied for more than one course. In case of non-receipt of the hall ticket one week prior to the date of the written test, candidates may download the hall ticket from this website which can be used after affixing a photograph The candidate could also request for a duplicate hall ticket. This can be despatched by post or fax or by e-mail prior to the written test. The Office of the Registrar can be contacted by post, fax, email or the telephone. Please keep your registration number handy.
The written test for selection to the Diploma and MD/MS degree courses will be of 2 types:
A GENERAL paper consisting of multiple choice questions drawn from all subjects taught in the undergraduate medical course.
A SPECIAL paper consisting of multiple choice questions in the speciality for which candidate has applied and subjects allied to it e.g., the paper for E.N.T. may include questions in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc., with respect to the ear, nose and throat.
The written test for the MD/Diploma level courses will be conducted at Vellore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The written test for selection to the Higher Speciality courses will be only a special paper as described above and will be conducted in Vellore only.
a) A candidate may write a general paper only for all his/her choices(a maximum of 4 courses in 2 subjects)
b) they may write a General paper for selection to a course in one subject and write a Special paper for selection to a course in another subject applied for.
c) Candidates will not be permitted to write two Special papers.
d) Candidates applying for the MD/MS/Diploma courses are not permitted to write the General paper and also a special paper for selection to any one particular speciality,
For those taking the examination for the MD/MS/Diploma courses, the duration of the General and Special papers are 3 hours each (240 questions). The General paper commences at 10.00 a.m. and the special paper at 2.00 p.m. All candidates who wish to take the written test are required to be in their assigned seats at the time, date and place stipulated on the Hall ticket. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall after 30 minutes of the stipulated examination commencement time.
The examination for the higher specialities will commence at 10.00a.m. and the duration is 1 ½ hours (120 questions). No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination area and commence the written test later than 15 minutes after commencement of the test.
Those who cannot take the examination on a Saturday for religious reasons (eg. SDAs) should apply separately to the Registrar for special arrangements to take the examinations. This special arrangement however will only be available at the Vellore centre
Please note that accommodation will not be available in the Hospital Annexe or any of the institutional guest houses or (hostels) during this period for candidates coming for tests or interview.
Results of all candidates who have attended the entrance examination will be put up on the website and will be available on entry of the Registration Number. Eligibility for supplementary selection will also be indicated on the website
A list of those candidates who have qualified for the tests and interviews will be put up on notice boards in the College and Town campuses and on the website Please refer to the time table in General Information. The Tests and Interviews will usually be conducted at the Town campus (hospital), located on Ida Scudder Road, Vellore town.
Candidates who are invited for the interview must have the following documents in original:
Degree Certificate or Provisional Pass Certificate or Official Final Mark Sheet issued by the University, one of each course done – M.B.B.S. ,Diploma, M.D., or M.S CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
Course and Conduct Certificate issued by this Principal/Dean of the College and Stamped with his Seal of office giving the dates of commencement and completion of the course, one certificate for each course done: M.B.B.S., Diploma, M.D., or M.S.. CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Candidates with a MNAMS/MAMS/DIP.N.B. Certificates have to provide evidence of having worked for one year in a research post after having obtained their qualification.
STATE MEDICAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (Temporary or Permanent). CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
COURSE AND CONDUCT CERTIFICATE FOR M.B.B.S/MD/MS/DIPLOMA FROM MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.