The Medical Education Common Entrance Examination for Bachelor Level Programs, abbreviated as MECEE BL, is a medical entrance examination held in Nepal for individuals aspiring to pursue health professional Education (MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BASLP, B.Perfusion Technology, BAMS, BNS, BSc MLT, BSc MIT, B.Pharm, B.Optometry, BPT and BPH).

Conducted by the Medical Education Commission, this examination is designed for both Nepali and international candidates seeking admission to medical professional education programs. Various universities, affiliated colleges, and academies throughout Nepal offer these programs.

 About Entrance examination and admission:

  1. There will be 200 MCQs of 'single best response' type. One mark will be given for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. The duration of exam will be 3 hours.
  2. 20 MCQs will come from Mental Agility Test.
  3. Difficulty level of the items should be set from the time of item preparation as:
    1. Recall: 30%
    2. Understanding: 50%
    3. Application and above: 20%
  4. Candidates should score 50th percentile or above to be in merit list.
  5. The selection of candidate will be done by the open house matching process.
  6. If the number of merit candidates is less than the available seats allocated for foreign candidates, matching will be done only once.
  7. There will be a separate merit list for each academic program. However, after matching and admission in an academic program, s/he name will be deleted from all the matching process.
  8. Candidates who are selected for admission are required to produce original documents during admission in the university/academy.
  9. Candidates will be responsible for all travel arrangements. Candidates should abide by the current rules and regulations laid down by the Government of Nepal.
  10. Medical Education Common Entrance Committee reserves all the rights regarding entrance examination. 
Normal Fee: Rs. 4,000
Late Fee: n/a
Opens at  2024-06-10
Closes at   2024-07-02
Full Marks: 200
Pass Marks: N/A
Exam Type: Paper-based
Question Type: Objective
Number of Questions: 200
Duration:3 hours
Negative Marking: 0.25 marks is deducted for a wrong answer


  • Candidates must have successfully completed their higher secondary certification (10+2) or an equivalent educational program with a focus on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from a recognized national board.
    (for the eligibility of a specific program, please click the program name given on the right side bar)
  • To meet the eligibility criteria, candidates are required to secure a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or a GPA of 2.4 or its equivalent.
  • Candidates should score 50th percentile or above to be on the merit list.


Examination Format

a. Question type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
b. Option: Four options (A, B, C, D)
c. Number of questions: 200
d. Full marks: 200
e. Cognitive ratio: Recall: Understanding: Application - 30:50:20
f. Duration: 3 hours

Curricular Weightage for MBBS/BDS/BSc Nursing/BASLP/B Perfusion Technology

S.N. Content/Domain Question
a. Zoology 40
1 Biology, origin and evolution of life 4
2 General characteristics and classification of protozoa to chordata. 8
3 Plasmodium, earthworm and frog. 8
4 Human biology and human diseases 14
5 Animal tissues 4
6 Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology 2
b. Botany 40
7 Basic component of life and biodiversity 11
8 Ecology and environment 5
9 Cell biology and genetics 12
10 Anatomy and physiology 7
11 Developmental and applied botany 5
c. Chemistry 50
12 General and physical chemistry 18
13 Inorganic chemistry 14
14 Organic chemistry 18
d. Physics 50
15 Mechanics 10
16 Heat and thermodynamics 6
17 Geometrical optics and physical optics 6
18 Current electricity and magnetism 9
19 Sound waves, electrostatics and capacitors 6
20 Modern physics and nuclear physics 6
21 Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics) 4
22 Particle physics, source of energy and universe 3
e. Mental Agility Test 20
23 Verbal reasoning 5
24 Numerical reasoning 5
25 Logical sequencing 5
26 Spatial relation / Abstract reasoning 5

Curricular Weightage for BAMS, BSc MLT, BSc MIT, BPharm and B Optometry

S.N. Content/Domain Question
a. Zoology (same as above) 40
b. Botany (same as above) 40
c. Chemistry 40
12 General and physical chemistry 15
13 Inorganic chemistry 10
14 Organic chemistry 15
d. Physics 40
15 Mechanics 9
16 Heat and thermodynamics 5
17 Geometrical optics and physical optics 5
18 Current electricity and magnetism 7
19 Sound waves, electrostatics and capacitors 5
20 Modern physics and nuclear physics 5
21 Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics) 2
22 Particle physics, source of energy and universe 2
e.  Contents from PCL level course of Specific Subject 20
f. Mental Agility Test (same as above) 20
  Total 200

Curricular Weightage for BPH

The weightage and content are exactly same as of BAMS, BSc MLT Group for Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Mental Agility Test (MAT).  In the place of (e), it contains contents from "Pre-requisite Health Knowledge (Basic Concepts) which is divided as 

  1. Determinants of health and illness 5
  2. Communicable diseases including vector borne diseases and zoonotic diseases 5
  3. Non-communicable diseases 3
  4. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) 2
  5. Basic concept of biostatistics and epidemiology 5

Curricular Weightage for Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS)

S.N. Content/Domain Question
a. Core Subjects 150
1 Community health nursing 25
2 Adults health nursing 25
3 Child health nursing 25
4 Midwifery and Gynaecological nursing 25
5 Fundamental of nursing 20
6 Leadership and management 20
7 Behaviour science and mental health 10
b. Basic and Integrated Health Science applied to nursing 30
c. Mental Agility Test (MAT) 20
8 Verbal reasoning 5
9 Numerical reasoning 5
10 Logical sequencing 5
11 Abstract reasoning / Spatial relation 5

For other programs please refer to Syllabus given below. 

Syllabus for Bachelor Level Common Entrance Examination 

Programs that require MECEE BL