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The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India Basis and utilizing existing healthcare infrastructure for capacity building.
National Board of Examinations conducts entry and exit examinations at Postgraduate and Post Doctoral level and licensing examinations as Screening Test for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications
In compliance to the directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the National Board of Examination has been entrusted the responsibility by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to conduct a competitive entrance examination on all-India basis for admission to All India 50% quota MD/MS/Diploma Seats – 2014 Admission Session except for colleges located in Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh.

The entrance examination will be governed by the rules and regulations specified by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Directorate General health Services/MCI/Government Medical Colleges of the country.

The Post Graduate Entrance Test– 2014 (PGET 2014) is the test prescribed for the purpose of determining the eligibility for admission of students to PG Degree and Diploma courses in Medical subjects for the State Quota seats inKarnataka Government Collegesand Institutionsand Karnataka Government Quotaseats in Private Medical Colleges/Institutions and Deemed Universities within the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2014-15
The eligibility of candidates for admission shall be regulated by Karnataka Conduct of Entrance Test for Selection and Admission to Post Graduate Medical and Dental Degree and Diploma Courses Rules dated 8th December 2006 (as amendedfrom time to time and in November 2013 and December 2013).
The State Government of Karnataka will adopt the ranking in the PGET for drawing up the merit list for admission session for the academic year2014-15. The eligibility for appearing in the entrance test and admissions to the various degree and diploma courses shall be determined as per the rules and circularsand notificationslaid down by the State Government; this includes the applicability of in-service, domicile, state/university of graduation, reservations and constitutional provisions etc.
“Government Quota Seats” means all the seats in Government Medical Colleges and Institutions (excluding All India Quota Seats) in Post Graduate Degree and Diploma courses in Medical Sciences and such number of seats in the private Professional Educational Institutions including Deemed Universities as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in accordance with the consensus arrived at between the private professional educational institutions and the State Government, for being filled up in accordance with these rules.
“In- Service Candidates” means persons belonging to the Health & Family Welfare Services, Employees State Insurance (Medical) Services, Mahanagara Palike, Boards and Corporations, and Institutions which are granted autonomous status including the persons deputed from such services to any other foreign services. As per G.O. No. HFW.334.RGU.2012 dated 22.12.2012 ESIC Doctors working in Karnataka are considered as In-service Doctors and their seat allocation will be done under the quota of Boards & Corporations.
The certificates produced by any candidate under rules of eligibility and In- Service Candidates shall be verified by making reference to appropriate authorities and on such verification and on the basis of information received, the Karnataka Examination Authority may reject the application of any candidate after giving him a reasonable opportunity to be heard in the matter.
Out of the total number of Government Quota Seats, the Government shall notify the number of seats to be reserved for In- Service Candidates. Any seats reserved for In- Service Candidates which shall remain un-filled for want of eligible candidate or otherwise shall be added to the non-in service quota seats.