Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Association of Indian Manufactures of Medical Devices (AiMeD) and Quality Council of India (QCI) have jointly established “Indian Biomedical Skill Council (IBSC)” to provide certification system for Biomedical Engineers in the country who serve as the backbone of the healthcare services.
2) Why IBSC Certificate?
IBSC Skill Programs is approved by National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). IBSC certification validates professional education and experience in the biomedical domain. Achieving the IBSC Certification helps professionals demonstrate and showcase their skills and expertise to potential employers across the globe.
With the advantage of mutual recognition between Association of Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and IBSC, the IBSC certified biomedical engineer are given equal opportunities practice biomedical profession globally. Hence, with this internationally recognized certification, biomedical engineers can explore new career pathways & wider employment opportunities anywhere in the world.
3) Who can apply?
All Biomedical professionals irrespective of their education background are eligible to this assessment. Recently graduated Diploma / B. E/ B. Tech / M. E / M. Tech in Biomedical Engineering can also apply.
4) Answers to your questions on eligibility criteria.
Q: I am a B. E / B. Tech in biomedical engineering and I am pursing a master’s degree / post-graduation can I apply for this program?
A: Yes, you can apply for the program, we suggest you to select “Certificate in Biomedical Engineering” by the time you complete your Master’s degree this certification will add value to your CV.
Q: I am a Diploma holder in biomedical engineering & currently I am pursuing Bachelor’s degree. Can I also apply for this program?
A: Yes, you surely can apply to the program, we suggest you to select “Certificate in Biomedical Engineering” by the time you complete you Bachelor’s degree this certification will add weightage to your CV.
Q: I am currently pursuing a Diploma / Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering am I eligible to take program?
A: Yes, final semester candidates are eligible to the “Certificate in Biomedical Engineering” program. 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students are not eligible for any Certificate programs.
Q: I am a qualified Diploma/ B. Tech/ Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Currently I am not a biomedical professional. Am I still eligible to take this Program?
A: Yes, you are eligible to the “Certificate in Biomedical Engineering” program.
5) IBSC Assessment pattern?
a) Mode of Assessment: Online (candidates can take assessment from anywhere & anytime)
b) Examination Pattern: Multiple Choice Questions.
c) Number of questions asked in each module: 30
d) Time duration for 1 module: 90 minutes
e) Pass criteria in each module: 60 %
6) How can I register for Program / Assessment ?
Interested candidates please visit IBSC website (www.ibsc-amtz.in) and select the tab “Candidate Application Registration Portal” (https://amtz2018-dev.azurewebsites.net/#no-back-button) and register for interested Certificate Program.
7) In the registration process, what are the required documents ?
i. Work experience certificates / offer letter
ii. Academic certificates
iii. Candidate photo
iv. Candidate signature
v. ID proof
The candidate photo and signature in JPEG format with less than 200kb and candidate ID proof, highest qualification and experience certificates (current & previous) in PDF format with less than 2 MB size.
8) What is the assessment fee?
Each module costs 900/- INR
9) What will be the mode of payment?
The payment mode is “Online”, candidate is required to make Online payments using online payment modes as mentioned below,
i. Internet Banking
ii. Credit / Debit Cards.
The payment Gateway is attached with the application form, small amount of transaction fee is applicable and this amount varies from bank to bank.
10) When can I take IBSC assessment?
IBSC Assessment is Online. The candidates can take assessment from anywhere and anytime as per their convenience.
11) What if I am not successful in any one of the module?
To be successful in any module the candidates should score at least 60%, i.e. (18 right answers out of 30). In case the candidate has not qualified in any one of the module, he/she can take the re- assessment.
12) How can I prepare for the Assessment?
For the reference purpose the sample questions were available in the website. Videos lectures by subject matter experts are also available in IBSC YouTube Channel.
13) Is the paid fee refundable?
Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
14) To take assessment do I need to pay fee?
To take IBSC assessment candidates is not required to pay any fee. After the qualification candidates need to pay fee for the Certificate.