This is a screening examination for doctors desiring to enroll into a residency programme. It is the first postgraduate examination after internship. The objective of this examination is to test Basic Science knowledge as an indication of the Candidate’s readiness for postgraduate training in relevant Faculty.

Basic requirements are:
1. Basic Medical or Dental Degree Certificate
2. Certificate/Evidence of payment of registration (Provisional or Full) with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

The format for this examination varies from Faculty to Faculty and details are provided in each Faculty’s Handbook.

NYSC Discharge Certificate is not a Mandatory requirement for Eligibility for the Primary Examination