Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board

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Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board
TypeGovernment Professional Examination Board of Madhya Pradesh
HeadquartersBhopal, MP, India
Official language
Hindi, English

Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as Vyapam (व्यापम; an abbreviation of its Hindi name Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal, व्यवसायिक परीक्शा मण्डल), is a professional examination board of Madhya Pradesh, India. It conducts various tests for admission to professional courses and streams. It is the largest examination conducting body of Madhya Pradesh and comes directly under the Directorate of Technical Education (Government of Madhya Pradesh). The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board is a self-financed, autonomous incorporated body of State Govt. The Government has re-constituted the Board of Directors for taking decisions on policy and organizational matters through Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board Act. 2007.

It was in national news for the Vyapam scam, which was a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen. After the scam was unearthed, 2000 people were arrested, including the state's former education minister Laxmikant Sharma and MPPEB's exam controller Pankaj Trivedi.[1]

Vyapam scam was a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen. Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court served notices to Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) and Medical Council of India (MCI) following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by parents of some students after reports that more than 300 ineligible candidates managed to get into the merit list. Complaints of irregularities and crooked deals in pre-medical test (PMT) were surfacing since 2009 but in the year 2013, a major scam was unearthed involving several officials and politicians from the state ruling party. The kingpin of the impersonation racket Dr. Jagdish Sagar was arrested and subsequently several other influential people were arrested including ex-Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma, MPPEB's exam controller Pankaj Trivedi, MPPEB's system analysts Nitin Mahendra and Ajay Sen and state PMT's examination in-charge C. K. Mishra. The credit to expose the scam goes to Indore-based medical practitioner Dr. Anand Rai.


The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board was initially set-up as Pre Medical Test Board by Government of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1970. Later, in the year 1981, Pre Engineering Board was constituted. Soon after, in the year 1982 both these Boards were amalgamated and named as Professional Examination Board (P.E.B.). Professional Examination Board by Govt. Order No.1325-1717-42-82 dated 17.04.1982 has been assigned the responsibility of conducting entrance tests for admission to various colleges in the state

Examinations conducted by Vyapam[edit]

Vyapam conducts the following examinations:

  1. Pre-Polytechnic Test
  2. [Pre-Architecture Test]
  3. Pre-Agriculture Test
  4. Pre-P.G. Entrance Test
  5. Pre-M.C.A. Entrance Test
  6. Management Entrance Test
  7. Pre-General Nursing Talent Search Test
  8. B.A., L.L.B. (Hons) Entrance Test
  9. Pre-BEd Examination
  10. Pre-Ayurvedic, Homeopathic & Unani Test (P.A.H.U.T)
  11. MPSLET Test
  12. Police Recruitment Test
  13. Typing paper Hindi
  14. Accountant[2]
  15. Auditor
  16. General Nursing Training Selection Test (GNTST)
  17. Pre Nursing Selection test (PNST)
  18. Pre-veterinary and Fisheries Test (PV & FT)
  19. Forest Guard[3]
  20. Pre Ayurved, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga Test (PAHUNT)


MP Vyapam Recruitment 2017

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