a) Stage 1: All candidates are required to Pass (secure at least 50% marks) in the Log book to qualify for main exam (both for part 1 and part2). Logbook carries 10% weightage in overall evaluation.

b) Stage 2: Having passed the Logbook, the candidate then appears for the Theory (written) component along with the OSCEs component. This is usually scheduled one month before the clinical and Viva components. Candidate who fails BOTH theory and OSCEs independently is deemed to have failed 2 sections and is therefore declared Fail/ Unsuccessful in the full examination. They are NOT PERMITTED to proceed to Clinical Cases or Viva components. However, failure in just one component (either Theory or OSCEs) does not bar the candidate proceeding to the final stage of the examination.

c) Stage 3: This consists of the Bedside Clinical examination component and the Vivas.

TO PASS: A candidate is declared SUCCESSFUL in the full examination if ALL of the following criteria are met. 

  1. A candidate must secure atleast 50.0% marks in all 4 components combined (Theory + OSCE+ viva+ Clinical case)
  2. They must pass either all 4 components OR they must pass any 3 components (i.e., fail in only 1 component) provided it is not a BAD FAIL in clinical cases (<9/30 marks) 

TO FAIL: A candidate is declared UNSUCCESSFUL in the full examination if any of the following criteria are met. 

  1. A candidate secured < 50.0% marks in all 4 components combined (Theory + OSCE+ viva+ Clinical case)
  2. They failed in at least 2 components out of 4 of the examination (even if the candidate secured the minimum 50.0% marks or higher in all 4 components combined)
  3. They secured a BAD FAIL in clinical cases (<9/30 marks) (even if the candidate secured the minimum 50.0% marks or higher in all 4 components combined)