Aspirants appearing for the first ever all-India “online test” for post-graduate medical test have a reason to smile as it has been decided that there will be no “negative marking” in the test.

To be held from November 23 to December 6,2012, all-India PG seats will be filled up through this exam. Sources in the health ministry revealed that in total 240 questions will have to be attempted in three hours. However, 15 minutes extra will be given for the purpose of orientation. Officials believe that the new dropping negative marking from the test will encourage candidates to make informed guesses and not drop any questions for the fear of deduction of marks.

To make aspirants accustomed to the new method, the National Board of Examination (NBE) is expected to put a “practice test” on the NBE website in October first week. The students can get registered and could try out the new system. “This will help students get used to the new online method. The students could give the practice test sitting at home. There will be multiple choice questions,” a senior official said.
The information bulletin and the fee voucher will be available in Axis Bank from October 4, 2012, officials added. It is expected that the result of the test will be declared before January 31, 2013. For both state and national level, counselling will be held after the test.

Source: Deccan Chronicle