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AIPGMEE, FMGE, JEE MAIN

AIPGMEE & FMGE | USMLE | JEE Main | GENERAL


AIPGMEE & FMGE

1) What is the difference between AIPGMEE and FMGE?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Post Graduate or AIPGMEE is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses under ambit of Post Graduate Medical Regulations notified by Medical Council of India with approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) screening test is for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualification who wish to get provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council.

Maiden AIPGMEE shall be held online during 23rd November – 6th December 2012
FMGE is held twice a year as decided by the National Board of Examinations

2) Where can I find details regarding these exams?

AIPGMEE
www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg/
www.mciindia.org/NEET/NEETPG.aspx
www.htcampus.com/article/exam-pattern-syllabus-neet-pg-2013-admissions-2382/

FMGE
www.natboard.edu.in
www.natboard.edu.in/fmge.php
www.natboard.edu.in/fmge/bulletin/NBE%20FMGE%20ST%20Sept%2013.pdf

3) What do these exams consist of?

AIPGMEE - This exam consists of one paper of 3 hours 15 minutes duration containing 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) . AIPGMEE will be a computer based test (CBT). single correct response questions in English language only. Each answer with correct response shall be awarded one marks. No marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

FMGE - The exam consists of one paper of 2 ½ hours duration containing 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of single response type in the paper. There is NO negative marking. An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 50% of marks in the examination.

4) What are the services offered by IndiaQBankSM?

IndiaQBankSM now offers a comprehensive set of 2 complete QBanks (Question Banks) for the following Medical Exams:

AIPGMEE

FMGE

Each QBank consists of classic, simulated multiple-choice questions designed to reflect the content of the AIPGMEE and FMGE.

Online subscriptions for a 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period can be purchased to access these questions. Additional extensions can be purchased as well.

5) Who creates the questions offered by IndiaQBankSM and what is the method for developing them?

IndiaQBankSM has developed, through an extensive effort, over 1675 multiple-choice questions for the AIPGMEE over 650 multiple-choice questions for the FMGE. We are confident that they are the very best questions for these exams.

The questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed here:

www.mciindia.org/rules-and-regulation/Screen%20Test%20Regulations.pdf

www.natboard.edu.in/fmge/bulletin/fmg_2012_sep_ok.pdf

6) What is the best way to prepare for the the Medical Council of India exams?

If you are preparing for the AIPGMEE & FMGE multiple choice exams, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at IndiaQBank. We have found, through feedback from medical students and physicians that this works best. The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to see which subject areas you are weakest in, and concentrate on improving them during your revision period.

7) What does the QBank for the AIPGMEE consist of?

Our QBank for the AIPGMEE is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 1675 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

8) What does the QBank for the FMGE consist of?

Our QBank for the FMGE is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 821 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

9) What subject categories do the questions in the QBanks cover?

The subjects covered on these exams are as follows:

AIPGMEE

Anatomy, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Dermatology + STD, ENT, Forensic Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology, OBGYN, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, PSM (Preventive & Social Medicine), Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery

FMGE

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Radio Diagnosis, Radio Therapy, Pediatrics, Medicine, Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, Dermatology & STD, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, OBGYN, Community Medicine

10) I am preparing for the FMGE. Would the questions in the QBank for the AIPGMEE be of benefit for me to use?

The MCQ’s in our QBanks are based on the subject matter of the exams as outlined by the boards who are responsible to conduct them. In addition to this, the MCQ’s are based on remembered topics and recalled topics from previous exams. It is best to use the QBank matching the exam you intend to write.

USMLE

1) What is the licencing exam required to practice medicine in United States?

The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®)

2) What does the USMLE STEP 1 consist of?

Step 1 of USMLE is a multiple choice test, offered as a computer-based exam. Each examination covers content related to the traditionally defined disciplines of anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology, as well as to interdisciplinary areas including genetics, aging, immunology, nutrition, and molecular and cell biology

Step 1 is a broadly based, integrated examination. Test items commonly require you to perform one or more of the following tasks:

  • interpret graphic and tabular material,
  • identify gross and microscopic pathologic and normal specimens,
  • apply basic science knowledge to clinical problems.
It is an eight-hour computer-based exam consisting of 322 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) divided into seven blocks each consisting of 46 questions.

3) What does the USMLE STEP 2 consist of?

Step 2-CK

USMLE Step 2 CK is assesses clinical knowledge through a multiple-choice examination. It is a 9 hour exam consisting of 8 blocks of 44 questions each, and one hour is given for each block of questions. The subjects included clinical science subjects : Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Step 2-CS

USMLE Step 2 CS is assesses clinical skills through simulated patient interactions. The examinees interact with standardized patients portrayed by actors. Each examinee faces 12 Standardized Patients (SPs) and is allocated 15 minutes to complete history taking and clinical examination for each patient, and 10 more minutes to write a patient note to describe findings, initial differential diagnosis list and a list of initial tests.

4) What does the USMLE STEP 3 consist of?

USMLE Step 3 is the final exam in the USMLE series. Step 3 is 16 hour examination divided over two-days. Each day of testing must be completed within eight hours. The first day of testing includes 336 multiple-choice items divided into 7 blocks, each consisting of 48 items. Examinees must complete each block within sixty minutes.The second day of testing includes 144 multiple- choice items, divided into 4 blocks of 36 items. Examinees are required to complete each block within forty-five minutes. Approximately 3 hours are allowed for these multiple-choice item blocks.

Also on the second day are twelve Clinical Case Simulations, where the examinees are required to 'manage' patients in real-time case simulations. Examinees enter orders for medications and/or investigations into the simulation software, and the condition of the patient changes . Cases are of 20 or 10 minutes.

Approximately forty-five minutes to one hour is available for break time on each of the two days of testing.

5) What are the services offered by IndiaQBank?

IndiaQBank offers 2000+ of the best classical simulated MCQ’s for preparation of USMLE Step 1. In addition to this, IndiaQBank offers free Android and iOS Applications which allow you to download the practice mcqs to your phone/table and study anywhere.

6) Who creates the questions and cases offered by IndiaQBank and what is the method for developing them?

IndiaQBankSM has developed, through an extensive effort, over 3333 multiple- choice questions for the USMLE Step 1. We are confident that they are the very best questions and cases for these exams.

The questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed here:
http://www.usmle.org/pdfs/step-1/2012content_step1.pdf

7) What does the QBank for the USMLE Step 1 consist of?

Our QBank for the USMLE Step 1 is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 2000 of the best multiple- choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

8) What subject categories do the questions in the QBanks cover?

8) What subject categories do the questions in the QBanks cover?

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Embryology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Ethics, Genetics, Histology/Molecular Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology

9) Can I see sample questions and cases from the QBanks you offer?

Yes! Please click on the following links to see a sample demo of each IndiaQBankSM:

Demo QBank for the USMLE Step 1
View the free demo here: http://www.canadaqbank.com/usmle-step1.php
Enter the username: step1demo@demo.com 
and the password: "step1demo " (without the quotation marks).

10) What is the best way to prepare for the USMLE?

If you are preparing for USMLE Step 1 multiple choice exams, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at IndiaQBankSM. We have found, through feedback from medical students and physicians that this works best. The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to see which subject areas you are weakest in, and concentrate on improving them during your revision period.

11) How can I Register for the USMLE Step 1?

For information and assistance to register for USMLE please visit

USMLE Home Page www.usmle.org

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates www.ecfmg.org

Prometric Testing Centres
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/usmle/Pages/landing.aspx

JEE Main

1) What is the difference between JEE MAIN and JEE ADVANCED?

The JEE Main and JEE ADVANCE exams are the Joint Engineering Exams for admission to Engineering colleges in India.

JEE Main, hitherto known as AIEEE, is the qualifying exam for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs, with 40% weightage (suitably normalised) to class XII (or equivalent examination) or other qualifying examination marks and 60% to the performance in JEE Main Examination.

The JEE ADVANCE (Coming soon to IndiaQBank) is the qualifying exam for admission to IITs, IIT BHU and ISM Dhanbad. Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE Main, which includes students from all categories (GE, OBC (NCL), SC and ST) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2013 (hitherto known as IIT-JEE)

2) Where can I find details regarding these exams?

For more information please refer to the following links:

http://www.cbse.nic.in/JEE_Main_2013_Press_Release_2012.pdf

http://jee.iitd.ac.in/jee2013.php

http://www.ccb.nic.in/ccb2012/website/20-IB%20Version%20-%20V%20-%20July%2014,%202012.pdf

3) What do these exams consist of?

The JEE (Main)-2013 (Earlier AIEEE) will have one objective type question paper.
The paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The duration of the paper will be 3 (Three) Hours.

This exam covers numerous subtopics with in the 3 main subjects and contains 6 types of questions as follows:

1. Objective with one correct answer
2. Objective with more than one correct answer
3. Match the following/Matrix
4. Comprehension/Paragraph/Passage
5. Assertion type
6. Integer/Subjective

Previous years’ details on subtopics can be found here:
http://aieee.nic.in/aieee2012/aieee/syllabus.pdf

The JEE (Advanced)-2013 will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi.

4) What are the services offered by IndiaQBankSM?

IndiaQBankSM now offers a comprehensive QBanks (Question Banks) for the JEE Main.

Each QBank consists of classic, simulated multiple-choice questions designed to reflect the content of the JEE Main. Online subscriptions for a 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period can be purchased to access these questions. Additional extensions can be purchased as well.

5) Who creates the questions and cases offered by IndiaQBankSM and what is the method for developing them?

IndiaQBankSM has developed, through an extensive effort, over 1416 multiple-choice questions for JEE Main. We are confident that they are the very best questions and cases for these exams.

The questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed here:
http://aieee.nic.in/aieee2012/aieee/syllabus.pdf

6) What is the best way to prepare for the ENGINEERING exams?

If you are preparing for the JEE Main multiple choice exam, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at IndiaQBankSM. We have found, through feedback from engineering students that this works best. The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to see which subject areas you are weakest in, and concentrate on improving them during your revision period.

7) What does the QBank for the JEE MAIN consist of?

Our QBank for the JEE Main is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 1416 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

8) What subject categories do the questions in the QBanks cover?

This exam covers numerous subtopics with in the 3 main subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

Previous years’ details on subtopics can be found here:
http://aieee.nic.in/aieee2012/aieee/syllabus.pdf


GENERAL

1) What is the policy on purchasing extra time for an existing subscription?

An examinee who purchases a subscription and completes it may purchase additional time for a discounted price. If you already have a subscription and need additional time, you may do so by logging in and purchasing it by clicking on ‘purchase.’

Please note: all your exam data is kept in your account for up to 4 months after your subscription expires. At that time it will be deleted.

2) Can I see sample questions and cases from the QBanks you offer?

Yes! Please click on the following links to see a sample demo of each IndiaQBankSM:

Demo QBank for the AIPGMEE
View the free demo here: www.Indiaqbank.com/login.php
Enter the username: neetpgdemo@neetpgdemo.com and the password: "neetpgdemo" (without the quotation marks).

Demo QBank for the FMGE
View the free demo here: www.Indiaqbank.com/login.php
Enter the username: fmgedemo@fmgedemo.com and the password: "fmgedemo" (without the quotation marks).

Demo QBank for the JEE Main
View the free demo here: www.Indiaqbank.com/login.php
Enter the username: jeemaindemo@jeemaindemo.com and the password: "jeemaindemo" (without the quotation marks).

Demo QBank for the USMLE Step 1
View the free demo here: www.Indiaqbank.com/login.php
Enter the username: usmlestep1demo@usmlestep1demo.com and the password: "usmlestep1demo" (without the quotation marks).

3) What are your payment method options?

Currently IndiaQBank has 2 major payment options:

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