MH-SSET 2012 (Maharashtra Superspeciality Entrance Test for DM/ MCh): Exam Notification

Nishatha Abraham Bijeesh updated on : 19 Feb 2016

All about MH-SSET 2012; to be conducted on 3rd June 2012.

The government of Maharashtra has been conducting the Maharshtra Superspeciality Entrance Test (MHSSET) since 1990. MH-SSET 2012 will be conducted on 3rd June 2012. The merit list of this entrance examination (MH-SSET-2012) will be utilised for selection of candidates for admission to all DM & MCh Superspeciality courses at the Medical colleges/Institutions in the state of Maharashtra in the academic year 2012-2013.

About MHSSET 2012: Exam Pattern of MHSSET 2012

MH-SSET 2012 (Maharashtra Superspeciality Entrance Test) would give a fair chance to all eligible generalists to compete for the coveted seats. The entrance examination will have 150 multiple - choice questions (MCQs), each carrying 1 mark. Questions worth 100 marks will be asked from subjects included in the MBBS course. The remaining 50 marks worth questions will test your respective broad specialties (MD or MS).

The duration of MH-SSET 2012 will be 2.5 hours. The medium of exam will be English.

The answer paper will be scanned and data response generated will be assessed with the help of computer software to generate the marks and merit. The chances of error in this assessment system are nil. The admissions will be done on the basis of MERIT in MH-SSET 2012.

(Also read: Important Dates of MH-SSET 2012)

Eligibility Criteria for MH-SSET 2012

A candidate will be eligible for MH-SSET 2012 and for selection/admission to a Superspeciality course in if he fulfils the following conditions.

1. The candidate must be an Indian national.
2. The candidate must possess recognized post graduate degree MD/MS (or its equivalent) from a medical college recognized by MCI. Candidates who have appeared MD/MS or equivalent examinations are also eligible to submit application forms. However, they will be considered for selection, on production of passing certificate of post-graduation degree on the date of preference form filling and counselling.
3. A permanent MCI/Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC)/any other state council registration is a precondition for appearing for MH-SSET.
4. The minimum percentage of marks secured by the candidates in the MH-SSET 2012 for the purpose of eligibility for admission to Superspeciality courses shall be 50% for all the candidates.
5. A candidate who has already acquired a Superspeciality degree course in any one discipline and who has already completed the course is not eligible to apply for any other discipline.
6. A candidate who is presently under going Superspeciality course in one discipline is not eligible to apply for any other discipline.
7. The following table shows the prerequisite qualifications for DM/MCh courses:

DM Course

Prerequisite Qualification(s)

DM Cardiology

MD (Medicine) / MD (Pediatrics) / MD (Respiratory Medicine*)

DM Neurology

MD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics)

DM Gastroenterology

MD (Medicine)

DM Nephrology

MD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics)

DM Endocrinology

MD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics) 

MD (Biochemistry)

DM Neonatology

MD (Paediatrics)

DM Medical Oncology

MD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics) / MD (Radiotherapy)

DM Clinical Pharmacology

MD (Pharmacology)

DM Clinical Haematology

MD (Biochemistry) / MD (Medicine)/

MD (Paediatrics) / MD (Pathology)

M.Ch. Course

Prerequisite Qualification(s)

M.Ch. Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery (CVTS)

MS (Surgery)

M.Ch. Plastic Surgery

MS (Surgery)

M.Ch. Urology

MS (Surgery)

M.Ch. Neuro Surgery

MS (Surgery)

M.Ch. Paediatric Surgery

MS (Surgery)

M.Ch. Surgical Oncology

MS (Surgery) / MS (ENT) / MS (Ortho) / MD (Ob. & Gy.)

* MD (Respiratory Medicine) includes Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine and/or Pulmonary Medicine and/ or TB & Chest Diseases

8. You must be medically fit.
9. The candidate having other state's Medical Council registration should register with Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) / MCI after selection and joining to Superspeciality course and its proof should be submitted within a period of one month.


Application Procedure for MH-SSET 2012

The information Brochure and the Application Form will be available for sale at the following offices of the Designated Authorities, from 14th – 24th May 2012 excluding Sundays and Government Holidays:

a) Grant Government Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai - 400 008
b) B.J. Government Medical College, Pune - 411 001
c) Government Medical College, Panchakki Road, Aurangabad - 431 001
d) Government Medical College, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur - 440 003.

The cost of the MH-SSET 2012 application form along with the information brochure of MH-SSET-2012 and the examination fee is Rs. 4000/- to be payable by a Demand Draft / Pay Order of any scheduled commercial bank drawn in favour of the “Director, Medical Education & Research, Mumbai” Payable at Mumbai. This amount is not refundable.

Brochure and the application forms will not be issued/ sent by Post/Courier.

The MH-SSET 2012 application form complete in all respects will be accepted in person at the above centers from 14th – 24th May 2012 during office hours.

MH-SSET 2012 application forms sent through courier / Post will not be accepted.

1. Candidate should keep one Xerox copy of his/her Application Form (duly filled in) for future reference.
2. The Receipt cum Identity Card will be issued at the time of acceptance of the form. The candidate is required to preserve the Receipt cum Identity Card for all future references.
3. No Original Certificates or attested photocopies are required to be submitted along with the application form. However all original certificates should be shown at the time of submission of the application form to decide eligibility.


Source: Official Website of DMER

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