The Professional Examination Board (PEB) is a self-financed, autonomous incorporated body of State Government of Madhya Pradesh. The 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. In the year 1982, both these Boards were amalgamated and named as Professional Examination Board (P.E.B.) by Government Order No. 1325-1717-42-82 dated 17.04.1982. The Board was assigned the responsibility of conducting entrance tests for admission of various colleges in the state.
The Government enacted Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board Act 2007 in order to reorganize the activities of the board and provide new directions on policy and organizational matter.
The Professional Examination Board (PEB) is currently the Largest Entrance Recruitment and Selection conducting body in India. It conducts approximately 30 Entrance, Recruitment and Selection examinations in a year. On an average, approximately 20 Lac applicants tak part in the examinations conducted by PEB. Professional Examination Board is