HIGHER SPECIALITY ADMISSIONS CMC Vellore : 2012 Notification Bulletin Prospectus
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE VELLORE – 632002, Tamil Nadu
MEDICAL HIGHER SPECIALITY ADMISSIONS 2012
This bulletin may be downloaded free from the website. It gives essential details to
candidates and helps them in their application for the various Higher Speciality
courses beginning 2012. PLEASE GO THROUGH THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE
FILLING THE FORMS.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Application forms can be accessed only on-line through the College website on
http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm till 5th April 2012 and submitted with a
basic administrative fee of Rs.2500/-. Candidates applying from SAARC countries
should send Rs.4000/- or its equivalent and those from other foreign countries US
dollars 150 or its equivalent.
Money can be remitted using any of the following methods:
1. As a challan at no extra cost at any branch of ICICI bank in India. Please mention
FC – CMC – V on the challan.
2. Demand draft in favour of “C.M.C. Vellore Association a/c” on any scheduled bank,
payable in Vellore.
ADMISSION TIME TABLE 2012**
05th April 2012 – Last date for access of online application forms
09th April 2012 – Last date for receipt of completed application forms
16th April 2012 – Last date for receipt of completed sponsorship forms
18th May 2012** – Written test in centres allotted
25th May 2012 – Announcement of list of candidates who qualify for interviews and
11th June 2012 – Registration for tests & interviews and Medical examination
12th June 2012 – Interviews and practical tests in Town Campus, Vellore.
13th June 2012 – Announcement of final selection list
14th June 2012 – Acceptance by 8.00 am
02nd July 2012 – Last date for receipt of completed registration forms for selected candidates
27th July 2012 – Registration for the course
30th & 31st July 2012 – Mandatory orientation programme for all post graduates
01st Aug 2012 – Courses begin
** dates are subject to change
Registration is between 8 am and 9 am. Registration closes at 9 am
Phone : +91 (416) 2284255; 5214255
Fax : +91 (416) 2262788
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMME – HIGHER SPECIALITIES
CC Course Name Eligibility
Type of Entrance Test
HA D.M. Cardiology
MD Gen. Med./
3 6 Special – Cardiology
HB D.M. Clin. Haematology
MD Gen. Med./
3 4 Special – Haematology
HC D.M. Endocrinology MD Gen. Med/Paed 3 2 Special – Endocrinology
HD D.M. Gastroenterology MD Gen. Med. 3 5
HE D.M. Hepatology MD Gen. Med/Paed 3 1
Special – combined
HF D.M. Neonatology MD Paediatrics 3 2 Special – Neonatology
HG D.M. Nephrology MD Gen. Med/Paed 3 4 Special – Nephrology
HH D.M. Neurology MD Gen. Med/Paed 3 2 Special – Neurology
HI D.M. Rheumatology MD Gen. Med/Paed 3 1 Special – Rheumatology
HJ M.Ch. Cardio Thor. Surg. MS Gen. Surgery 3 4 Special – Cardio Thor. Surg.
HK M.Ch. Endocrine Surgery MS Gen. Surgery 3 1 Special – Endocrine Surg.
HL M.Ch. Neurosurgery MS Gen. Surgery 3 1 Special – Neurosurgery
HM M.Ch. Neurosurgery MBBS 6 3 Special – Neurosurgery
HN M.Ch. Paediatric Surg. MS Gen. Surgery 3 4 Special – Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch. Plastic &
MS Gen. Surgery 3 3
Special – Plastic &
HP M.Ch. Urology MS Gen. Surgery 3 5 Special – Urology
HQ M.Ch. Vascular Surgery MS Gen. Surgery 3 1 Special – Vascular Surgery
* Variable number
NOTE: POST GRADUATE COURSES IN THIS INSTITUTION ARE IN-SERVICE TRAINING
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE BULLETIN AND READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING THE FORM.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM WILL BE TAKEN AS FINAL.
ACCESS FORMS ONLINE:
1. Fill the form online and click submit. If successful, a message will appear on the
screen with instructions
2. Take a printout of the form. A provisional registration slip will also be printed at
the same time.
3. Check the details for accuracy. Paste a recent photograph (passport size) on it and
sign the form.
4. Make your PAYMENT by one of the methods mentioned on page 1
5. Send in the signed form with proof of payment and other required ENCLOSURES
to the Office of the Registrar, CMC, Vellore – 632 002 to reach on or before the last
Please keep your application number and Registration number safely to
access your hall ticket and results from the website.
IN CASE OF DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.3
1. CANDIDATES MAY NOT APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE COURSE (Except Gastroenterology who
can also apply for Hepatology)
2. NO CANDIDATE WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE THE CHOICE OF SUBJECT
3. Please ensure that the application form is complete
4. Self – attested clear photo copies of Certificate of completion of Sponsorship obligation
(applicable to those who have been sponsored previously) signed by the authorised signatory of
the sponsoring agency need to be enclosed
5. Candidates are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Applicants employed
in Government or similar establishments who have to route their applications through “proper
channels” for the purpose of sponsorship/permission/leave, etc., are advised to submit an
application as detailed above for the desired course, complete with all the required enclosures
directly to the Office of the Registrar before the closing date. A photocopy of the completed
application may be routed through the “proper channels”. This would avoid rejection of the
applications from such candidates due to receipt after the closing date on account of delays in
various sanctioning offices
6. Completed applications with all the required enclosures must reach the Office of the
Registrar, Christian Medical College, Vellore – 632 002, on or before 9th April 2012.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS TIME LIMIT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications
which lack any of the required enclosures will also not be considered after 9th April 2012.
7. All foreign students require a “No Objection Certificate” from The Secretary, Government of
India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 011 after offer
of admission to the College.
SINCE THE APPLICATION FORM IS READ BY A COMPUTER, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
FILL IN ALL THE DATA PROPERLY. MAKE SURE THAT THE CORRECT CODE NUMBERS ARE FILLED IN
UNAMBIGUOUSLY IN THE CLEAR TEXT FORMAT AS SHOWN. ERRORS ARISING OUT OF INCORRECT OR
IMPROPER DATA ENTRY WILL BE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:
A) Higher Specialities – DM Level
Candidate can be considered for all DM courses except for Gastroenterology after
passing M.D. General Medicine / MD Paediatrics or its equivalent as recognized by
the Medical Council of India/Government/University. Only candidates with MD
General Medicine or it’s equivalent are eligible to apply for DM Gastroenterology. In
addition to the above, candidates with MD Pathology or it’s equivalent are eligible to
apply for DM Clinical Haematology.
B) Higher Specialities – MCh Level
Candidates can be considered for the MCh higher speciality courses after passing the
MS General Surgery or its equivalent as recognized by the Medical Council of
C) 6 year MCh in Neurosurgery:
1. Candidates having qualified for the M.B.B.S. Degree of Madras University or any
other University recognized as equivalent by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical
University and the Indian Medical Council and obtained full registration and
having completed their compulsory rotating internship before the starting date of
the courses, are eligible to apply.
Candidates who have passed any qualifying exam, other than the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR
Medical University, shall obtain an eligibility certificate from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR
Medical University prior to admission.
Those candidates who are required to complete their service obligation prior to joining
will need to complete the same at the latest by 15th
September 2012. 4
1. Any Christian Church or Organization which is a member of the Christian Medical
College Vellore Association or Council which operates its own medical work is eligible to
sponsor candidates for the various educational courses run by CMC, Vellore, provided
the organization does not run the said course. In addition the Christian Medical
College, Vellore is also a recognized sponsoring body.
2. All bodies that are eligible to sponsor candidates for selection to the M.B.B.S. course are
eligible to sponsor candidates for postgraduate diploma and degree courses provided
they do not offer the same course/s in hospitals or colleges of their own sponsoring
body. This rule does not apply to CMC, Vellore.
3. Candidates sponsored to medical postgraduate courses should have served a minimum
period of two years in one or more mission hospitals of any of the supporting bodies.
This may include training periods after graduation for postgraduate course in CMC,
Vellore or any teaching / mission hospital of any supporting body.
4. The duration of service obligation for postgraduate diploma plus degree is five years,
and for candidates for the direct six year higher speciality course is five years.
5. Candidates whose original service obligation is more than two years may be allowed to
apply for higher specialty studies after completing two years of their sponsorship
obligation services provided they are re-sponsored for the higher specialty course by the
same sponsoring body. Such students should return to their sponsoring bodies after
completion of their higher specialty course to fulfil their obligation including the balance
of their previous obligation.
6. Sponsored candidates on completion of their postgraduate courses opting for responsorship from the same sponsoring body for a higher speciality degree may have
their service obligation deferred till after the higher speciality degree and shall have a
total service obligation of six years.
7. A sponsoring body that has a sponsored student in training in a higher speciality course
may not be permitted to sponsor a second candidate in the same speciality while the
first candidate is still in training, unless they show adequate evidence for need of a
second candidate in a hospital run by that sponsoring agency. (Cl 6838: 6-90)
8. If a sponsoring body after agreeing to provide necessary infrastructure for a new higher
speciality does not fulfil the same, the sponsorship privileges of the sponsoring body for
the specific higher speciality course shall be suspended after review by SPORC (Cl.
9. No Sponsored candidates shall be considered for admission unless they achieve a set
minimum standard in the admission test which indicates that they can successfully
complete the course. The candidates should also fulfil the requirements of the respective
10.NO FEES OR DONATION are to be paid for this other than the stipulated sponsorship
fee, which should not exceed Rs.250/-.
11.The service obligation arising from sponsorship should be given as service, and nonfulfilment of service violates the spirit of sponsorship and the aim and objectives of the
12.Students who do not fulfil the service obligation will not be eligible for admission to
postgraduate studies or for appointment as staff of CMC, Vellore. They will not be given
any certificates other than those statutorily mandated by the University and respective
Professional Council / Regulatory Body.
13.The Principal is authorized to withhold transcripts and other non-statutory certificates
issued by the College until the sponsorship obligations are fulfilled. 5
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The selection of candidates for postgraduate courses will be according to the
directives of the CMC Vellore Council. 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 candidates 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 candidates. 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. No
admission will usually be made after 25th
Hall Tickets are generated and available at the link
http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm after 1st May 2012. Please
access the website and print it out. Check for accuracy of detail. Omit In case of
non-receipt or availability of the hall ticket one week prior to the date of the written
test, candidates may contact the Office of the Registrar by post, fax, email or the
telephone. Please keep your application/registration number handy.
ENTRANCE TESTS (See also Annexure 1)
Candidates for all Medical Higher Speciality courses conducted by the College are
ranked on the basis of a written test, clinical examination and interview.
1. The written test will be conducted at Bangalore, Calicut ,Chennai, Delhi,
Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata,Kottayam ,Lucknow, Madurai,
Mumbai, Puducherry, Salem, Trivandrum and Vellore and Vijayawada.
2. The written test paper consists of multiple choice questions in the speciality for
which the candidate has applied.
The duration of the paper is 1½ hours (120 questions). 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.
For those taking the exams in Vellore: 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.
Results of all candidates who have attended the entrance examination will be
put up on the website http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm
INTERVIEWS AND PRACTICAL TESTS:
A list of those candidates who are selected and are eligible for the tests and interviews
will be put up on notice boards in the College and Hospital (Town) campuses and on
the website http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm Please refer to the time table
on Page 1. The registration for tests and interviews will be in the College campus
(Bagayam) and the Tests and Interviews will usually be conducted at the Hospital
campus (Town), located on Ida Scudder Road, Vellore town. During the tests in 6
Vellore, the candidate’s medical fitness to undergo the course will also be assessed. A
Medical Check-up will be held the day prior to the interview. All candidates invited for
the interviews MUST bring their Chest X-ray of size 15” x 12” taken within the
last six months.
Note: Candidates who are currently pregnant / or pregnancy is a possibility will
be exempted from the chest X-ray.
CANDIDATES WHO ARE INVITED TO BE INTERVIEWED MUST HAVE THE
FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN ORIGINAL:
(Attested photocopies of the Certificates are acceptable only for interview purpose)
a) Degree Certificate or Provisional Pass Certificate or Official Final Mark Sheet
issued by the University, for each course done- MBBS and MD or MS.
CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
b) Course and Conduct Certificate issued by the Principal/Dean of the College and
stamped with the seal of the office giving the dates of commencement and
completion of course, stating clearly that the candidate does not have any pending
obligation of service – one certificate for each course done M.B.B.S or Diploma or
CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
c) STATE MEDICAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (Temporary or
d) Candidates having done DNB as their qualifying exam are required to submit an
eligibility certificate from the Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University at the time of
Interview. Please note that a “No Objection Certificate” / “Migration Certificate” from
the National Board of Examinations will be required in order to obtain the aforesaid
All selected candidates who wish to accept the Higher Speciality seat offered, must give
their acceptance in writing by the date and time stipulated in the Selection Notice. Failure
to provide acceptance in writing by the date and time stipulated in the Selection Notice will
lead to automatic forfeiture of the seat offered and the next eligible candidate in the
waiting list will be invited to join the course, as per the selection policy.
The waitlisted candidate will be sent a provisional offer of admission by telegram and
email. The candidate must provide acceptance in writing or by email by the date and time
stipulated in the offer of provisional admission. The email needs to be followed up with a
signed hard copy of the letter of acceptance. The candidate must contact the Vice
Principal’s office (PG) (0416-2284262, firstname.lastname@example.org) if they do not receive
an acknowledgement of their email/letter accepting the provisional admission. Failure to
send an acceptance of the offer, will lead to automatic forfeiture of the seat offered and the
next eligible candidate in the waiting list will be invited to join the course, as per the
selection policy. 7
Candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying mark in the written
examination for a particular specialty will be eligible to be considered for the
supplementary selection process in the event of there being a vacant seat in that
REGISTRATION OF SELECTED CANDIDATES:
All selected candidates must fill and submit the registration form which will be made
available on the website by 19th
June 2012 The form must be submitted as an e-mail
attachment to email@example.com The form must also be signed and mailed to
Vice Principal, PG office. The last date for receipt of the completed Registration form is
July 2012. The candidate must also bring a printed copy of the same form to
All selected candidates must report to the Principal’s Office to register themselves for
the Higher Speciality course for which they have been selected as per time-table on
page 1. All selected candidates are expected to join their respective courses on the
stipulated date without fail, after registration. Failure to join the course on the
stipulated date will also lead to automatic forfeiture of the seat offered and the next
eligible candidate in the waiting list will be invited to join the course as per the
selection policy. All selections are subject to applicable regulations by
University/Government and Medical Council.
The courses will commence on 1st
The following certificates should be submitted in Original at the time of
registration for admission:
1. MBBS Degree certificate in original issued by the University.
2. MBBS Course and conduct certificate in original issued by the Principal/Dean.
3. Certificate of completion of compulsory rotating residential internship (CRRI)
training in original issued by the Principal / Dean.
4. MD/MS/ Degree or DNB certificate or Provisional pass certificate in original issued
by the University or Board.
5. MD/MS/DNB course and conduct certificate in original issued by the
Principal/Dean/Head of Institution.
6. Migration Certificate in original to be obtained from their respective University.
7. Eligibility Certificate obtained from the Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.
Medical University, Chennai for graduates of Universities other than Tamil Nadu
Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (Please note that a Migration certificate is needed
for obtaining the Eligibility certificate).
8. Tamil Nadu Medical Council Registration Certificate for MBBS and additional
qualification. Please note that a ‘No objection certificate’ from the concerned
medical council will be required in order to obtain the Tamil Nadu Medical Council
9. Original and attested clear photocopy of date of birth certificate. (SSLC/H.Sc.
10. Service obligation completion certificate in original in the case of former sponsored
students, giving full details of date of commencement and completion of service
11. Sponsored candidates should submit a clear attested photocopy of the agreement
signed on stamp paper, by the candidate and the sponsoring agency. Noncompliance will result in automatic cancellation of selection.
12. Sponsored candidates should also submit a certificate of completion of two years of
service in one / more Mission Hospitals of any supporting body of this institution after
13. Four passport size colour photographs for issue of identity card and for University
14. A CD which contains the following files: (i) A passport size colour photograph in
JPEG form and (ii) a scanned copy of the candidates signature. Both the files and
the CD cover should labelled with the name of the candidate and the course. The
image file size should not exceed 100 KB.
15. Foreign nationals must submit a no objection certificate (to undergo the course)
issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
16. Candidates having done DNB as their qualifying exam from centres other than
MCI recognized medical colleges / central institutes are required to submit
evidence of their research experience after obtaining the required qualification and
details of the institution it was carried out in.
17. Candidates having done DNB as their qualifying exam are required to submit an
eligibility certificate from the Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University. Please note
that a “No Objection Certificate” / “Migration Certificate” from the National Board
of Examinations will be required in order to obtain the aforesaid certificate.
18. Transfer certificate in original issued by the Principal / Dean.
19. Proof of identity (Passport /Voter ID /Driving License) – Please bring all 3 if
20. PAN Card.
21. Form 16 (if available).
In addition to the originals, three copies of all the above certificates are
required at the time of admission.
Tuition fees of the whole course must be paid as one instalment at the time of
Candidates who accept the offer of selection and join the course will be expected to
complete the whole training period. If due to any extra-ordinary circumstances a
candidate is forced to discontinue, the desire to withdraw should be notified to the
Principal in writing by 15th September 2012. Those who withdraw from the course
thereafter will not be selected for any training course or staff appointment
subsequently in this institution. They will be required to pay the fees for the full
course and make compensatory payment at the rate of the stipend normally paid to
them, an amount that is proportional to any shortage of notice for withdrawal that is
less than one month. Tuition fee and University Registration fee once paid will not be
Waitlisted candidates should keep the Vice Principal’s office and the Office of the
Registrar updated about their contact address and phone number up to
30/09/2012. Waitlisted candidates are requested to check the website for updates of the
status regarding the offer of admission.
Candidates are advised to ensure accuracy of information provided by them with respect to
their address, phone number and email id. The Vice Principal’s Office will not be held
responsible for any non-delivery of communication due to inaccurate /outdated contact details
provided by the candidate.
STIPEND & ACCOMMODATION:
The medical postgraduate courses are conducted in accordance with the regulations
of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and the training is an “in service”
type. Selected candidates will be paid a consolidated stipend as per rules, and
provided free partly furnished accommodation depending on availability.
SOME FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR POSTGRADUATE TRAINEES:
Medical Records Department: In clinical areas, special emphasis is given to medical
record keeping. There is a well organized Medical Record Library in the institution as
well as a departmental record system. Facilities are provided in these areas for
trainees to conduct retrospective case studies from records.
Research activity of each Department: The Christian Medical College supports an
active medical research programme. To broaden this experience, the trainees are
encouraged to participate in research activities. A Research Methodology course will
be conducted for all newly selected postgraduate students. Attendance for this is
mandatory. Failure to do so will result in the candidates forfeiting the privilege of
obtaining research grants from the CMC Research Committee.
Accommodation: Partly furnished accommodation will be provided for all
postgraduate students depending on availability. Candidates are required to vacate
their accommodation within 2 weeks of finishing their course. Meals can be obtained
from the canteen run by the National Y.W.C.A in the hospital premises, or from one of
the many hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Meals can also be had either from the
mess run at the Men Intern’s Quarters or Lady Doctor’s Hostel.
Recreation: Facilities for tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball and table tennis
Staff Student Health Clinic: The medical needs of the students and staff of the
Christian Medical College are met through the clinic provided for this purpose.
Hepatitis B Vaccination is mandatory for all students. The selected candidates
should contact the Staff Student Health Service within one week of joining the course.
The candidates have to pay for Vaccination (3 doses and 1 booster dose). Failure to
take the Vaccination will make the candidate ineligible for free immunoglobulin in the
event of accidental exposure of Hepatitis-B. If the candidate has already been
vaccinated elsewhere the serum antibody titres should be confirmed through the Staff
Student Health Service. The candidates have to pay for this test.10
All Candidates should pay the following fees at the time of registration for the course:
The fees will be collected for the whole courses as one instalment, at the time of
registration. University examination fees will be collected at the time of filling the
COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY FEE STRUCTURE *
Fee 3 yr courses 6 yr courses
University Registration fee 5000 6100
University one time miscellaneous fee 1000 1000
University application fee 100 100
College Admission Fee 100 100
Medical Attendance Fee 1000 1000
Tuition Fee 1500 3000
Alumni Association Life Membership 3000 3000
Library Fee (College) 1500 3000
Library Fee (University) & ID Fee 2050 2050
Convocation & Postage Fee 100 100
Sports Fee (University) 100 100
University Administrative Expenses Fee 7500 7500
One time establishment Fee 15000 25000
Total 37950 50950
* Roughly indicative and subject to change. 11
INFORMATION ON ENTRANCE TESTS
The entrance tests are of ‘objective‘ or multiple choice answer type, and can be
of different types (see examples at the end). There will be questions printed in
the test booklet.
In the answer sheet, the serial numbers of each question will be printed and
against each number, there will be boxes provided for you to shade the correct
If you want to change your answer, be sure to erase your wrong answer
completely with an eraser and shade the correct box.
You should have your Hall Ticket bearing your roll number with you.
USING A PEN, Write your name, hall ticket number and sign at the bottom of
your answer sheet in the space provided. Shade in you hall ticket number into
the boxes provided.
For shading answers you are advised to use a pencil so that you can make
corrections if any
You may use a HB pencil or black ball point pen for shading the box. Using a
pencil is to your advantage, to erase a wrong entry.
If you make a mistake and wish to make a change, use an eraser and erase the
wrongly shaded box completely and shade the correct box.
You will NOT be permitted to take rough paper. Scale, calculators, slide rule,
logarithm tables, drawing instruments, CELLULAR PHONES or pagers into the
Some sample questions from each of the various tests are given below. These
cover the types of questions that will be asked. You will be given instructions
for each type of question when you start a new section on the question booklet.
There is no negative mark for wrong answers.
MODEL PG SELECTION EXAM QUESTIONS
1. One Best Response
Direction: For the following questions five separate answers are given. You are
required to select ONE correct answer and blacken the appropriate box: Refer to
sample answer sheet.
Item: 1 Aortic aneurysms are most commonly located in the
A. Ascending aorta D. supra-renal aorta
B. arch of aorta E. infra-renal aorta
C. thoracic aorta
2. Multiple Response
Direction: In the following questions one or more than one answer may be correct.
Select the answer code that represents ONE correct answer and blacken the
appropriate box 12
A. If 1, 2 and 3 are correct D. If only 4 is correct
B. If 1and 3 are correct E. If all are correct
C. If 2 and 4 are correct
Item: 2 Subarachnoid haemorrhage is confirmed by the following procedures:
1. Plain X- ray skull 3. Myelogram
2. Pneumoencephalogram 4. Lumbar puncture
2 A B C D E
3. Case Analysis Type
Direction: Read the patient scenario and answer the related questions. Select the
ONE correct answer from five options in questions 3:i, 3:ii, 3:iii.
Case: A 4 month old previously well infant is brought with a history of cold and cough
for 3 days and breathing difficulty for 1 day. On examination he was tachypnoeic and
grunting. HR 150/min. Temp.37.4 deg C Weight: 6 kg. There was visible sub costal
and intercostal recession. The breath sounds were diminished and there were
rhonchi and crepitations. Per abdomen liver and spleen were palpable. No cardiac
murmurs were heard.
Item: 3:i . The most likely diagnosis is
A. reactive airway disease
C. foreign body aspiration
D. cystic fibrosis
3i A B C D E
Item: 3:ii. The chest X-ray is likely to show
A. patchy opacities with hilar prominence
B. over-inflation with increased lung translucency
C. presence of pneumatocoeles
D. collapse of lung with compensatory
E. consolidation with fluffy exudates
3ii A B C D E
Item: 3:iii. The treatment of choice would be
A. intravenous antibiotics
B. terbutaline nebulisation
C. humidified oxygen
D. parenteral fluids
3iii A B C D E 13
4. Extended Matching Type
For each stem, only ONE answer from the ten given options is correct. Select the
correct answer for each stem from the option list and blacken the appropriate box.
Each option may be used more than once.
Lead-in: For each patient with fever in the stem select the single most likely
causative pathogen from the list of options given below.
A. Aspergillus fumigatus F. Pneumocystis carinii
B. Bacillus anthracis G. Histoplasma capsulatum
C. Candida albicans H. Haemophilus influenzae
D. Streptococcus pyogenes I. Streptococcus pneumoniae
E. Chlamydia psittaci J. Epstein-Barr virus
4:i. A 22 year old man is brought with high grade fever and cough. The sputum
smear shows encapsulated Gram-positive organisms mainly in pairs or short
4:i A B C D E F G H I J
4:ii. A 7 year-old girl has high fever and sore throat. There is pharyngeal
redness, and swollen right tonsil with creamy exudates, and painful right
submandibular lymphadenopathy. Throat culture on blood agar yields
numerous small colonies that are inhibited by bacitracin.
4:ii A B C D E F G H I J
5. Multiple True False Completion Type
Direction: Each of the options can be individually true or false and are not
Blacken the appropriate box which has the correct answer for each option.
Item: The conditions that cause Raynaud’s phenomenon include
A. frost bite D. polycythaemia
B. scleroderma E. leukaemia
C. vibrating tools 141516
List of Bodies and Churches that may certify candidates under the sponsored category
Code bodies / Churches Code bodies / Churches
1. Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church #
2. Arcot Lutheran Church #
3. Assemblies of God in North India
4. Baptist Church of Mizoram
5. Chaldean Syrian Church of the East
6. Christian Assemblies in India
7. Christian Service Society of the Bengal, Orissa
& Bihar #
8. Church of North India, Nagpur Diocese
9. Church of North India Synod – The Synodical
Board of Health services
10. C.S.I. Coimbatore Diocese
11. C.S.I. Dornakal Diocese
12. C.S.I. Kanyakumari Diocese
13. C.S.I. Karimnagar Diocese #
14. C.S.l. Karnataka Diocese Inter Diocesan
15. C.S.I Krishna – Godavari Diocese
16. C.S.I. Madras Diocese
17. C.S.l. Madhya Kerala Diocese
18. C.S.I. Madurai-Ramnad Diocese
19. C.S.l. Medak Diocese #
20. C.S.I. North Kerala Diocese
21. C.S.I. Rayalaseema Diocese
22. C.S.I. South Kerala Diocese
23. C.S.I. Tiruchy-Tanjore Diocese
24. C.S.l. Tirunelveli Diocese
25. C.S.I. Vellore Diocese
26. Council of Baptist Churches in North East India
27. Council of Christian Hospitals
28. Eastern Regional Board of Health Services
29. Emmanuel Hospital Association
30. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madhya
31. Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church #
32. India Evangelical Lutheran Church
33. Inter Ashram Fellowship
34. Jeypore Evangelical Lutheran Church
35. Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly
36. Kolhapur Church Council #
37. Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
38. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Catholicate of the East
39. Marathi Mission
40. Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar
41. Mennonite Medical Board of the Mennonite
Church in India.
42. Methodist Church in India
43. Mizo Presbyterian Church Synod
44. North Bank Baptist Christian Association
45. Poona Christian Medical Association
46. The Salvation Army India South Eastern Territory
47. The Salvation Army India South Western Territory
48. The Salvation Army India Western Territory
49. Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches #
50. Southern Asia Division of Seventh Day Adventists
51. Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church
52. U.P. Regional Board of Health Services
53. The Leprosy Mission
54. Christoffel Blinden Mission
55. C.S.l. Jaffna Diocese
56. International Mission Board, Southern Baptist
58. South East Asia Union Mission of SDA Singapore
59. United Mission to Nepal
60. Christian Medical College, Vellore.
61. College of Nursing, CMC
62. Undergraduate College Sponsorship for Christians
63. Value Programme, CMC Ludhiana
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