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All you need to know about Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE)
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All you need to know about Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE)

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) also known as MCI/NMC screening test is a mandatory national level licensure examination administered twice a year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and is required of all foreign medical graduates seeking permanent or provisional registration with National Medical Commission or other State Medical Councils. 

The MCI/NMC Screening Test, also known as the MCI/NMC Screening Test is based on 19 subjects studied in the MBBS programme. If Indian students prepare for the MCI/NMC screening test/FMGE Exam while considering MBBS abroad, they will have no trouble passing the MD/MS admission exam in India. When properly guided, countries such as Russia, Ukraine, China, and Georgia provide FMGE exam instruction to all of its students who wish to study MBBS overseas. As a result, it has a 100 percent certainty of all the students passing the examination.

Eligibility Criteria for FMGE

·   He or she is an Indian citizen or an Indian Overseas Citizen.

·   The candidate must have a primary medical qualification that has been validated by the Indian Embassy to be a recognized qualification for enrolling as a medical practitioner in the nation where the granting institution is located.

·   If a candidate seeking provisional or permanent registration in India holds an Under Graduate medical qualification from Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification in Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America, the candidate will not be required to pass the Screening Test.

·   Candidates are recommended to apply for FMGE only if they have all of the necessary documents with them, including the Eligibility Certificate (if applicable) and the Provisional Pass Certificate/Degree Certificate of their Primary Medical Qualification.

·   Candidates who fail to submit the required documentation as outlined in the FMGE Information Bulletin will be unable to take the exam and will be ruled ineligible.

Documents Required for FMGE

Here is a list of documents required:

·  Passport sized photographs

·  Date of Birth proof

·  Identity proof

·  12th marksheet

·  Eligibility certificate issued by NMC

·  MBBS marksheet (The candidate must produce copies of their degrees that have been legally attested by a Gazetted Officer and self-certified. The degrees must be confirmed by the Indian Embassy)

·  Internship certificate (if pursued abroad)

Learn more about MCI:

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Scheme of FMG Examination

The exam consists of a single test with 300 multiple choice, single correct response questions in English only, provided in two parts to be completed in one day. FMGE is divided into two parts, each with 150 questions and a time limit of 150 minutes. Between the two segments, there is a scheduled break. The exam will be a multiple-choice questions (MCQs) test administered over a computer network in accordance with the prescribed methodology.

There is no negative marking.

In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation a Social Distanced-Computer Based Test (SD-CBT) will be administered by the National Board of Education in a safe and secure environment, with social distancing standards maintained as appropriate.

Instructions to Fill Online FMGE Application Form

1.  FMGE registration

·   To register for FMGE candidates must visit

·   Fill in the requested information.

2. Login information

·   Each candidate will receive a unique login ID and password after registering. The FMGE login information will be sent to the candidates' registered mobile number and email address.

3.  Filling out the application form

4.  Uploading the required documents

·    Applicants must upload their passport sized photograph, left thumb impression and signature in the application form.

5.  Payment of fees

·    Candidates must pay the required application fee after uploading all needed documents and completing the FMGE application form.

Image Upload Instructions





Passport size photograph


Less than 80 Kb

35 mm X 45 mm



20-100 Kb

3.5 cm X 1.5 cm

Left-hand thumb impression


Less than 80 kb

1.5 cm X 3.5 cm

Examination Fee

Examination Fee

GST @ 18%

Total Amount Payable

Rs. 6000/-

Rs. 1080/-

Rs. 7080/-

Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be withdrawn. Under no circumstances can the fee be carried over to a later date or refunded. Any request for a refund, reduction, or carryover of the application fee will be denied.

The prescribed exam cost must be paid using a payment gateway using a credit card or a debit card issued by an Indian bank. Fees cannot be paid in any other way than through the payment gateway provided when filling out the online application form.

Admit Card

·  The National Board of Examination website, hosts the admit cards.

·  Candidates who are discovered to be ineligible before the examination will not be provided an admit card.

·  Candidates will be notified of the availability of the admit card on the NBE website by SMS/Email alerts and a website announcement.

·  Candidates will not receive their admit cards by mail or email.

·  Candidates must print their admission card from the NBE website and paste their most recent passport-size photograph in the space specified on the card.


·  Results are declared as Pass/Fail. The passing percentage is 50% i.e. there students should at least 150 correct answers out of 300 to qualify FMGE.

·  No re-evaluation, re-checking, or re-totalling is allowed. Requests for re-evaluation/re-totalling requests will not be considered.

·  The results of the FMGE June 2021 session are expected to be released on June 30th, 2021.

·  Results can be seen on the website

·  Candidates will be able to download their score card by logging in with their User ID and Password.

·  Qualified candidates must undergo “in-person” credential verification, which includes finger biometric and Face ID.


·  Divide the whole amount of time available into preparation and revision time. Because planned work is preferable to hard work, sort the vital issues from the less or non-essential ones.

·  Practice tests will provide you with an overview of the most significant themes and will assist you in filtering the syllabus, saving you time and effort. One of the seven days of the week should be set aside for review.

·  Keep track of key concepts in the form of flyers, highlights, and other mementos when studying so that you can examine them quickly during revision and final preparation.

·  Do not add to your confusion by referring to more text books; instead, study the ones you have already prepared from, but thoroughly. Remember nothing is impossible if it is purposefully planned.

For any queries related to FMGE and MCR Screening Exam Coaching, get in touch with Medical Mantra:

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