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Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE)

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

FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Exam) is a national level exam conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) twice in a year in the month of June and December.

FMGE is a licensure exam conducted for candidates who are Citizens of India/ Overseas Citizen of India who possess Medical Degree awarded by a Foreign College or University and are desirous of getting Provisional or Permanent registration with the Medical Council of India (MCI).


Eligibility Criteria for FMGE 2016

The eligibility criteria for FMGE exam is as follows:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India.
  • Candidates need to possess primary medical qualification which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy to be a recognised qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the Institution awarding the said qualification is situated.
  • It is mandatory for the candidate to show the proof of passing the primary medical qualification on or before the cutoff date.

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FMGE 2016 Important Dates

June Session

Starting Date for Online Registration  26th April 2016
 Closing Date of Online Registration 16th May 2016
 FMGE Examination Date 29th June 2016
 FMGE Result Declaration 31st July 2016

Also read: FMGE December 2016 Exam date released


Application Procedure for FMGE 2016

  • Candidates can visit the official website www.fmge.nbe.gov.in  and register themselves
  • Candidates are supposed to pay application fee of Rs. 5500/-
  • Candidates are required to submit the registration fees through payment gateways like Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking issued by Banks of India.


FMGE Exam Pattern 2016

The table below highlights the details of FMGE 2016 exam pattern

 Exam Mode Computer Based
Number of Papers Paper 1 in Morning session and Paper 2 in forenoon Session
Exam Duration 2 Hours and 45 Minutes per session (including 15 minutes tutorial)
Language of Exam English
Number of Questions 300 (Each Paper 1 and 2 have 150 questions)
Test Duration Both Paper 1 and 2 are of 150 Minutes
Negative Marking No Negative Marking
Marking Scheme Weightage of MCQ's will vary


FMGE Result 2016

The result will be declared by National Board of Examinations on 31st July 2016.


FMGE Cutoff 2016

As per the official data, a candidate will be considered to have qualified the exam if he secures a minimum of 150 marks out of a total of 300 marks.

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