FMGE – Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

FMGE – Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

 FMEG stands for Foreign Medical Graduates Examination. It is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations in India.  

FMGE exam was introduced in the year 2002. Hence candidates who had completed their primary degree course on or before March 15, 2002, would not be required to appear for this examination. It’s not an entrance examination, but a licensing examination for foreign medical graduates. Its validity cannot be used to take admission to any institute. 
  • For whom the FMGE exam is mandatory?
A medical degree from India is well recognized.  It is considered equivalent to international standards. Hence, students holding MBBS degrees from China, Russia Nepal etc. are required to clear this examination. 


  • Exemptions:
Candidates who have completed their medical qualification from the countries given below and are eligible to enroll as a medical country in that respective country, then they would not be required to appear for FMGE registration: 
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
FMGE Exam Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates must be Indians or Overseas citizen of India.
  • Candidates must have valid medical qualification approved by the Indian embassy.
  • The primary medical qualification must be attained before the last week of November 2020 and documentary evidence must be there of having passed the final examination. 
  • Candidates need to submit the following documents while applying for the FMGE test:
  • Copy of date of birth proof
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of MBBS pass certificate by Embassy
  • Two photographs
  • Copy of 10th and 12th certificates and mark sheets
  • Copy of eligibility criteria issued by Medical Council of India
  • Copy of internship certificate
  • Total Application fee:
  • Application fee – Rs. 6000
  • GST – Rs.1080
  • Total Payable Rs.7080


Total examination fee is Rs. 7080
  • The application fee can be submitted online through debit, credit card and net banking. 
  • Application fee is non – refundable in nature. 
  • FMGE Exam Pattern:

Sections                               Content
Anatomy  General Anatomy, Human genetics, Surface Anatomy, Element of Anatomy and Embryology
Physiology Endocrine Gland, Respiratory System, Body Fluid and Endocrine glance
Biochemistry Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino acid, Nuclear Acid, Vitamins and Minerals
Pathology Respiratory Pathology, Neuropathology, Genetic Disorder and Infectious Diseases
Microbiology Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology and Parasitology
Forensic Medicine Dowry deaths, forensic psychiatry, courts procedure and changes after death
Pediatrics Nutrition, Growth and Development, Genetics, Endocrinology and Neonatology
Radio Diagnosis Skeletal system, Respiratory system, Central Nervous System, Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Medicine Emergency Medicine, Infections, Respiratory System and Vascular System

  • Other important points related to FMGE:

Mode of examinations Online
Types of Questions Multiple Choice
Total Duration 150 Minutes
Total Questions 300 Questions
Passing Criteria 150 Correct Answers
Language English
Negative Marking No negative marking 
Number of attempts allowed  No limit
Exam Timing – Part A 9 AM to 11: 30 AM
Exam Timing – Part B  2 PM to 4: 30 PM

  • Examination Centers:

Allahabad Patna Bangalore Delhi
Dehradun Bhopal Hyderabad Chandigarh/Mohali
Kolkata Jammu Guwahati Bhubaneswar
Ranchi Mumbai Lucknow Noida
Srinagar Shillong Chennai Pune
Kohima Jodhpur Ernakulum Imphal
Coimbatore Bikaner Aligarh Kannur

  • Important documents to carry during  FMGE examination:
  • Candidates must carry FMGE Admit Card with the photo. 
  • Bring Id proof along with the admit card. Aspirants must take a printout of the admit card to be used for further procedure. 
  • For Part A exam, entry into the examination hall will begin at 7 AM and will end by 8: 30 AM, whereas for Part B exam, entry into the examination hall will begin at 12 PM and will end by 1: 30 PM
  • FMGE 2020 Provisional Registration:
  • Candidates who would qualify FMGE examination would be able to register for the secretary of medical council of India, New Delhi or any other state of India.
  • Candidates would need to pay requisite registration fees.
  • Candidates will enroll for 1 year internship after clearing FMGE examination.
  • After completion of internship, candidates will be able to get registered under MCI. 
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