What is Vyapam ? The Notes on a Scam [First Analysis]

Before getting to “Vyapam Scam” we should first know more about these points

  • What is “Vyapam”

  • How it works ?

  • Who are the members ?

  • How Exams are conducted ?

So in this edition we will analyze these basic points related to “Vyapam” then we will move to the next level.


What is Vyapam ?

The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board popularly known as “Vyapam” 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).

It 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.).

The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board “Vyapam” 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.

The Board is a body corporate by the name of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and has perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property both movable and immovable and has the power to transfer any property held by it and to contract and do all other things necessary for the its constitution and may sue or sued in its corporate name.

The Board consists of a chairperson and the following members, namely :-

Ex-officio Members

  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Technical Education and Training Department;
  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Finance Department;
  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Higher Education Department;
  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Medical Education Department;
  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, School Education Department;
  • Principal Secretary or Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Public Health and Family Welfare Department;
  • Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal;
  • Vice-Chancellor, Jawahar Lal Nehru Agriculture University, Jabalpur;
  • Director, National Law Institute University, Bhopal;
  • Commissioner, Higher Education;
  • Director, Technical Education;
  • Director, Indian Institute of Management, Indore;
  • Director, Medical Education;
  • Director, Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board


Professional Examination Board is the only institute of its kind in the Country that organizes competitive tests for entrance to various professional courses every year on a very large scale.

It is worth mentioning that only on the basis of these test one can get admission to the courses recognized by national level bodies like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), NCTE New Delhi etc. against seats available in various institutions of the state.

Recently, the responsibility of conducting recruitment examinations for different state level posts, which are not be filled through the Public Service Commission, has also been entrusted to the Board by the State Government. To name a few, Sub Inspectors of Police (Home Department), Assistant grade III/Steno typists in General Administration Department, Rural Extension Officers in the Department of Agriculture, Training Officers in the Directorate of Employment and Training, Samvida Shikshak, MPLUN, Jail Head Quarter, Mahila Evam Bal Vikas, Controller Food & Drugs, Pollution Control and a large number of other examinations to fill up the backlog of posts in various Government departments


The admission rules for the conduct of the entrance tests are provided by the departments concerned. This includes detailed information regarding the eligibility of the applicant, minimum educational qualifications, age limit, reservation of seats, information regarding institutions, counselling schedule, selection process for entrance to various courses and fees etc. The rules for conducting the examinations are prepared by the Board including the procedure for filling the application forms, issue of test admit cards, list of co-ordinating institutions etc. Complete information regarding the examination centres and syllabus for the relevant test in a composite form is made available to applicants through a printed Rule Book.

Board arranges the sale of rulebooks along with the application forms through various Colleges / Schools etc. of the state and even outside the state. The medium of examination for which the applicants are of 10+2 level both Hindi and English.

The medium of examination leading to admission in a Post Graduate level course is English only e.g. MET, MCA, Pre-PG.

The entrance examinations conducted by the Board have centres in cities of the state and even outside the state. To add to the transparency of the examinations, observers are appointed for each centre to watch the proceedings of the examination and submit their reports to the Board. Keeping in mind the sensitive nature of the examinations, Board conducts them with complete impartiality and transparency, maintaining a very high standard of confidentiality.

Question papers for all examinations are objective type in which the examinee is required to choose the right answer out of the four possible given alternatives and mark his/her choice on the OMR Answer Sheets. The Answer Sheets are valued with the help of scanners. The entire valuation work is totally computerized and executed under the supervision of Supervisors appointed from outside the Board.

Board is fully aware of its responsibility of declaring zero error results and also making them available within the shortest possible time so that new educational sessions get started every year in time. The results are prepared maintaining utmost security and secrecy. After the results are declared and uploaded on the net, Board makes available related data and other relevant information to the concerned departments.

Note: [All details are collected from internet and local newspapers]