Post Graduation in Medical and Dental, Examination Day Guidelines

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General Instructions for the examination day:

  • Report 120 minutes before the commencement of the test (i.e. report by 8:00 AM on 15/02/2015) for scrutiny of documents
  • The test center will be opened 60 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately. If candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the Test Admission Ticket for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the Test Admission Ticket downloaded from the ERA website shall not be admitted to the test center under any circumstances
  • During the test, the invigilator will check the Test Admission Ticket of the candidates to validate the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the place provided in the Test Admission Ticket
  • In the test center the candidate must occupy his / her specific place assigned by the invigilators. If a candidate is found taking the test from a place that is not assigned to him/her, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled
  • Test commences at 10:00 AM
  • After 09:30 AM candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall to take the test.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall before 01:00 PM
  • ERA is not responsible for any delay by any means of transportation to reach the test centre beyond the prescribed time and that the candidate will not be allowed to enter the test center and take the test in the event of delay beyond the prescribed time. It is advisable to reach early
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to carry any of the personal computational devices, Bluetooth devices, cell phones, any electronic gadgets etc. to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. The aforesaid items are barred from being carried into test center
  • Candidates must not carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers, any electronic gadgets except the Test Admission Ticket and an acceptable photo ID inside the test center
  • There is no provision for re-examination for any reason for candidates who fail to appear for the test on scheduled date and time
  • It is mandatory for the candidate to bring his/her recent (not older than 6 months) passport size color photograph during the conduct of UNI-GAUGE PGMD-2015 for submission and verification before the commencement of test. At the back of the photograph, candidate must mention his/her name, and TAT number
  • The candidates must sign on their Test Admission Ticket in the presence of the invigilator, after the invigilator has verified their TAT
  • The Uni-GAUGE PGMD-2015 test administration is timed. The Chief Superintendent of the test center is the official timekeeper
  • Biometric verification could be done once again during the test session (at the discretion of ERA)
  • Candidates are not allowed to go out of the test area even temporarily for any reason during the test duration (request for use of toilet will not be entertained)

Grounds for dismal:

Uni-GAUGE PGMD-2015 test administrator is authorized to dismiss a candidate from a test session for :
1. Attempting to take the test for someone else (Impersonation)
2. Failing to provide acceptable identification proof when asked for acceptable identification proofs are one of the below:

  • Voter ID
  • Adhar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License

3. Using any forbidden / unauthorized testing aids such as personal computational devices, Bluetooth devices, cell phones, any electronic gadgets etc
4. Leaving the test center before the stipulated time
5. Refusing to follow directions as stipulated by the invigilators etc
6. Photo-mismatch / photos older than six months / smudged or hazy photographs will result in disqualification of the candidate
7. If the candidate has a past history of criminal records or having involved in ragging as defined by the concerned regulatory authorities are not allowed to take the entrance test and at the same time if it is established of the above offences subsequently, such candidates even if selected finally would be debarred from further pursuing a course
8. The UGC regulations on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions issued in April 2009 is available on the ERA website ( separately
9. Any other misconduct in the opinion of the invigilator compels dismissing the candidate
10. Creating disturbance at the test venue
11. Giving or receiving unauthorized help
Failure to comply with the test procedures and regulations or with the test administrator’s directions can result in ERA taking action/s that include, but are not limited to, barring candidates from future testing and or cancelling the test scores. No results would be announced in respect of dismissed candidates.