MD in Psychiatry

MD in Psychiatry

3 years
  • Fee:NPR 2,381,760

MD in Psychiatry is a three-year postgraduate program in the medical science of mental health, with MBBS or equivalent degree completion as the minimal requirement.

Psychiatry is a specialty of medicine that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in people. It uses research-based data and nuanced methodologies to investigate the maze of the human mind. A psychiatrist can differentiate between mentally healthy and mentally sick people.


  • MBBS or equivalent from institutions recognized by the government of Nepal.
  • Registered in Nepal Medical Council.
  • Registered in the respective medical council of the applicant's own country for foreign candidates.
  • One year experience (Except for MDGP and MD/MS in Basic Medical Sciences excluded).
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% (Pass marks) in the Entrance Examination conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.

Exam format:

  • Single best response type with Multiple Choice  Questions.
  • Four options (A,B,C,D).
  • No. of questions: 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application: 30:50:20
  • Duration: 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break (To be allowed only after an hour).


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Medicine 18
2 Surgery 18
3 Obstetrics and Gynecology 12
4 Pediatrics 12
5 Orthopedics 10
6 Otorhinolaryngology 10
7 Opthalmology 7
8 Anaesthesiology 7
9 Psychiatry 7
10 Radiology 7
11 Dermatology 7
Sub-Total   115
Basic Medical Sciences
12 Anatomy 12
13 Physiology 12
14 Pathology 10
15 Pharmacology 10
16 Biochemistry 8
17 Microbiology 8
  Sub-Total 60
18 Community Medicine + Research Methodology (6+4) 10
19 Forensic Medicine 5
20 Questions related to mandatory CPD (Medical ethics, rational use of drugs, infection prevention, BLS/ACLS, communication skills) 10
Total   200

Job Prospects

Successful graduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Staff Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychiatrist, Prison Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatries, Child Psychiatrist, etc.