Entrance Exam of MBBS, BDS and other subjects of TU IOM Started



Entrance examination for the enrollment in Tribhuvan University,  Institute of Medicine (IoM) and affiliated campuses for various health science programs including MBBS and BDS begin at Kathmandu from Saturday, 22 September, 2018.  This examination will run for the next 3 days.  Overall, 17,660 students have submitted their forms to take various medical entrance exams conducted by the IoM.

According to Institute of Medicine, total applicants for each of the programs are as follows: 

Name of the Programs

Total Applicants

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)


B.Sc Nursing


Bachelor in Public Health (BPH)


Bachelor of Pharmacy


Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS)


Bachelor of Optometry


Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (B.Sc MLT)


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)


Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (B.Sc MIT)


Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology (BASLP)


While Kathmandu University (KU) has already conducted the entrance exam for undergraduate medical courses, the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) will conduct its entrance exams on October 6. Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) has not yet declared the date for conducting the entrance exams for the new session.

Previously, the government had planned to conduct common medical entrance for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in all the medical institutions for this upcoming session. The Medical Education Commission (MEC) failed to conduct the exams because lack of infrastructures and resources. After the plan was cancelled, universities and medical institutions conducted their own entrance examinations for the academic session.

The new seat numbers for various medical institutions under Tribhuvan University (TU) are also pending. IoM Dean Dr Jagadish Prasad Agrawal said, “We have sent the number of seats that medical colleges will require for the new session to the Executive Council of TU. They will give us the permission.”

According to Dilliram Uprety, Registrar of Tribhuvan University, colleges will follow existing fee structure for this session. “The government has not declared the new fee structure yet due to which the colleges will follow the existing fee structure. Seats for institutions would be declared soon,” Uprety said.

As per the government’s fee structure, colleges within the Kathmandu Valley should charge Rs 3.8 million while private medical colleges outside the Valley should not charge more than Rs 4.24 million for MBBS course. Similarly, BDS course fee has been set to Rs 1.9 million.