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1. What is Computer based test?

Response: It is a test conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) to make it safe, secure and un-interrupted.

2. Is Computer based test (CBT) based on Internet?

Response: No

x3. What computer knowledge is required to appear for CBT Mode?

Response: The candidate needs to know only how to operate the computer mouse. That is all that is required for the test.

4. What are the advantages in opting for CBT?

Response: The test can be organized in many cities simultaneously which will eliminate the need to travel from city to city. This saves cost and time. Advantages while taking the examination are:

  • Countdown timer will display the remaining time available to complete the examination.
  • Question Palette displayed on the right side of screen will show the status of each question.
  • You can easily navigate to any question by clicking on the question number in the Question Palette.
  • You can mark a question for review and then come back to it for saving the correct option.
  • You can easily navigate between multiple sections by clicking the respective section displayed on the top bar of the screen.
  • You can view the answering status for a Section by placing the mouse over the name of the Section.
  • You can view all the questions by clicking on the Question Paper button.
  • You can shuffle between different sections or change the optional Sections any number of times.

5. What will be the medium of CBT?

Response: Medium of examination will be English language ONLY.

6. Can a student select date/shift of CBT?

Response: No. There is only one single day/shift

7. Can I get an examination centre of my choice?

Response: You can choose three cities at the time of filling the application form.
The list of cities is given in Appendix 1.
ERA will endeavour to allocate the city of any one of your choice. However, ERA reserves the right to decide the cities for conducting ‘Uni-GAUGE PGMD 2015’.Any changes to the stated policy and decision will be communicated on the website (www.erafoundationindia.org) Each city can have one or more centres. The allocation of centres is done through a computer assisted randomization/optimization process. The allocated centre will be communicated on the online test admission ticket (online TAT)

8. How secure is the CBT?

Response: It is very secure as human intervention is minimal, No; manipulation of answers, cheating and loss of time.

9. How can I practice for CBT?

Response: You can practice through web based mock test which will be available on ERA Foundation website from 20th Jan 2015.

10. What will happen in case there is some problem in computer during the examination?

Response: There will be enough buffer systems available in the examination centre to take care of such problems and time lost in change of system will be duly taken care as each and every second will be recorded by the server

11. Will there be a question booklet like in offline examination?

Response: In CBT mode exam the questions will appear on computer screen along with the answer options. Instruction page will also be displayed before the actual test begins. The time of reading of instructions will not be part of examination duration.

12. Will I get the Question paper and Answer keys of CBT after the exam?

Response: No, the question paper and the answer keys will not be provided.

13. In case of problem in computer etc. will there be somebody to assist?

Response: Yes, each lab will have an invigilator to assist the candidate in case of any problems with the computer.

14. How will I answer a question in the CBT?

Response: There will be four options for each question. You have to click one of the options using your computer mouse which can be reviewed or re-answered any time during the duration of the examination.

15. How will I come to know which questions are left unanswered?

Response: There will be a panel on computer screen showing all the question numbers in different colour scheme which will indicate the questions answered, left unanswered and marked for review.

16. Can I change my answer?

Response: Changing an answer is an important feature of CBT. You can change
the answer before submitting your answer sheet and during designated examination duration – i.e. between 10AM and 1PM on the day of the exam.

17. Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc.?

Response: Yes

18. Will there be call centre support?

Response: Yes. There will be call centre support for candidates appearing in CBT. You can call @ Toll Free no. 1800 103 4791 or email us at helpdesk@erafoundationindia.org

19. When will the results be declared?

Response: The test results will be uploaded under Applicant’s login on the ERA website (www.erafoundationindia.org) for all eligible candidates.

20. When will I have to report at exam centre?

Response: The test commences at 10AM. However, you are advised to report two hours before – i.e. at 8AM. Please note that candidates reporting after 9:30AM will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

21. What is the eligibility for the courses?

Response: As prescribed by MCI / DCI, candidates who have passed their M.B.B.S. or B.D.S. from an institution recognized by MCI / DCI and have completed (or expecting to complete their internship by 30/04/2015) are eligible for the courses. Candidate/s should also meet other requirements as rescribed by MCI / DCI.

22.Is the Entrance Test open only to some students of any particular state?

Response: No, this test is open to all the eligible students.

23. I have finished my M.B.B.S. a few years ago. Am I eligible for these courses?

Response: Yes, you can apply for the notified courses, as long as you fulfil the basic eligibility criteria as prescribed by MCI/DCI.

24. Is there an age limit for admission to the test?

Response: No, there is no age limit for taking the test.

25. Where can I find the list of courses offered?

Response: The list of courses is provided in the respective ERA member University/Institution website.

26. When is the last date to apply?

Response: Online application portal shall be open till 19th Jan 2015 by 05:00 PM

27. What is the procedure of seat selection?

Response: For the academic year 2015-2016, selection of seats for the Under Graduate courses in Member Participating Universities/Institutions will be as per their admission policies/ process declared by them from time to time – however will be based on score of the candidate in Uni-GAUGE EMeD 2015.

28. How will I know my test results?

Response: The test results will be uploaded under Applicant’s login on the ERA website (www.erafoundationindia.org) for all eligible candidates.

29. Can I upload a black & white photograph with the Application Form?

Response: No. You have to upload identical colour photographs with application form. Photographs should not be more than 6 months old. Application with smudged or tampered or hazy photograph will not be accepted.

30. What is Mode of Payment?

Response: Online payment through debit card/credit card /net banking is available.

31. Whether ERA sends a hard copy of Test Admission Ticket to the candidates?

Response: No. Test Admission Tickets (Online TAT) have to be downloaded and printed from ERA website by the candidates themselves. Copies would NOT be dispatched.

32. Does ERA Foundation send a hard copy of the score card to the candidates?

Response: No. Score cards have to be downloaded and printed from ERA website. Scorecards copies will NOT be dispatched.