Exam Date/Registration/Center/ Syllabus/Guideline:Master in Optometry ‘NMEC’



Till today’s date, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology and Himalaya Eye Institute are running maters in optometry course in Nepal under the affiliation of Pokhara University.

And as per the board meeting of MEC held on 18th September 2019, MEC bears the responsibility to conduct Postgraduate entrance examination in the current academic year with the following objectives:

  • To develop a common syllabus for specific programs in PG entrance examination.
  • To generate consensus and match logically between the existing PG entrance syllabus effective at various medical institutions.
  • To find the scope of improvements/innovations in currently existing PG entrance examination.
(Source: MEC)

Program Duration

2 years

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for admission to the M.Optometry program, an applicant must have

  1. Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom) degree or Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science (B.Optom) or Doctor of Optometry (O.D) or B.Sc in Optometry (B.Sc. Optom) or equivalent from a recognized university/institution.
  2. Obtained a minimum CGPA of 2.5/4 or 55% in bachelor level.
  3. Registered to Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC)-in A level.
  4. Candidates should score minimum 50% marks to pass entrance exam conducted by MEC for being eligible to be in the merit list.

For Scholarship (Additional)

  • SLC/SEE verifying document from Government Public School
  • No objection/release letter from Nepal Health & Population Ministry
  • Other necessary documents (as per scholarship regulation/ guideline of MEC)

Available Seats: 

  • Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (Paying 06, Scholarship 01)
  • Himalaya Eye Institute (Paying 04, Scholarship 01)

Exam Format

  • Single best response type with MCQs
  • Four options (A,B,C & D)
  • 200 Questions
  • Recall:Understanding:Application=30:50:20
  • Hours Allocated: 3 hours

Marks Weightage

S. NSubjectMarks
1.Basic Science & organ system8
2.Ocular anatomy & physiology16
3.Physical & geometrical optics10
4.Visual science16
5.Ocular Disease16
6.Diagnostic & investigative optometry20
7.Ophthalmic & dispensing optics20
8.Pediatric optometry & binocular vision20
9.Contact lens & ocular prosthesis20
10.Low vision & rehabilitation20
11.Community optometry10
12.Geriatric optometry & vision care10
13.Research methodology & biostatistics8
14.Ethics & practice management in optometry6

Why choose ”Master’s in optometry?”

  • To have advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills of the profession.
  • To advance your expertise in specialized areas of Optometry.
  • To acquire skills and knowledge that will allow you to carry out research tasks in the field of Optometry.
  • To enrich your critical thinking, writing, communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
  • To develop your career as a consultant, faculty, administrators and so on.
  • To open a gateway for pursuing higher studies.

Online Application Form submission

Registration Starting/End Date10:00 am, Sept 17th, 2020 to 05:00 pm, 1st October 2020.
Registration Linkwww.mec.gov.np =>
Exam PlaceWill be mention on the admit card
Exam Time:09:00 am to 12:00 pm, ( **Note: Should be enter 07:00 am on exam centre) 

Online submission information 

Exam feeRs 5000/-
Bank to DepositHimalayan Bank Private Ltd.
Account No.04308931670017
Account Holder NameMedical education commission, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
Dateline for submissionOctober 1st, 2020 05:00 pm

Exam Date 15th October 2020 at, 09:00 am to 12:o0am

For Entrance, preparation Click here

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