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Foreign Medical Graduate Examination 2024 ( FMGE )

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FMGE 2024 syllabus will be decided by the Medical Council of India (MCI). NBEMS later prints the FMGE syllabus in the official FMGE information brochure by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Aspirants of FMGE 2024 are advised to go through the syllabus at least once during the preparation phase. FMGE syllabus 2024 comprises all the topics that were covered during the undergraduate medical degree course. The FMGE 2024 exam for the June session will be conducted in online mode at the designated test centres across India. 

The syllabus of FMGE 2024 can broadly be divided into the following subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Radio-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Paediatrics, Medicine, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Medicine.

Read on to find out the list of the topics included in the FMGE syllabus 2024 as mentioned below: 

Also Read: How to Prepare for FMGE December 2024 in 30 Days

Q:   Who releases syllabus for FMGE 2024 exam?

A:

National Board of Examinations (NBE) releases the syllabus for FMGE 2024 along with the information brochure. It is important to read and understand the FMGE syllabus in order to crack the licensing exam for Indian citizen or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) who have completed their primary medical qualification from a medical institution outside India, but wishes to practice in India. 

 

Q:   What is the syllabus for the FMGE?

A:
The syllabus of the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination can broadly be divided into the following subjects: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Medicine, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Radio-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology. For more information, you may visit the Shiksha FMGE exam page; (https://www.shiksha.com/medicine-health-sciences/fmge-exam-syllabus#:~:text=The syllabus of FMGE 2022, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, ). I hope this will help you.
 

Q:   Will there be any subjective type questions in FMGE 2024?

A:

No. The FMGE 2024 exam pattern clearly states that the question paper will only have multiple choice/objective types questions. There will be 300 questions for which 5 hours will be allotted to the candidates. Each question will have a weightage of 1 mark. There will be NO negative marking in the exam. 

 

Q:   Can I appear for FMGE exam in Hindi language or any other regional language?

A:

No, FMGE exam is conducted only in English medium. Candidate cannot appear for the FMGE exam in any other regional language. Unlike other competitive exams, there is no other medium of language introduced on this entrance exam. 

 

FMGE 2024 Syllabus: Topic-wise

Here is the list of important topics that are expected in the exam: 

FMGE 2024 Anatomy Syllabus

  • General Anatomy: Basic tissues to body, Terminology and Nomenclature
  • Elements of Anatomy: Osteology, Arthrology, Myology, Angiology, Neurology
  • Regional Anatomy: Upper limb, Lower limb Thorax-including diaphragm Abdomen and Pelvis, Head, Neck Brain and Spinal cord
  • Embryology: Development of individual organs and systems, postnatal growth & development
  • Histology: General Histology Microanatomy of individual organs & systems
  • Human Genetics: Principles of Human genetics and Molecular biology
  • Radiological Anatomy: Skiagrams, Special X-rays, Principles of imaging techniques.
  • Surface Anatomy: In cadavers, in the living
  • Sectional Anatomy: Thorax, Abdomen, Head, Neck and Brain

Read More: FMGE 2024 Exam Pattern

FMGE 2024 Physiology Syllabus 

  • General Physiology
  • Body fluids - Blood
  • Nerve and Muscle
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Kidney
  • Skin and Body temperature
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Reproduction
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Central Nervous Systems
  • Special Senses

FMGE 2024 Biochemistry Syllabus 

  • Cell and Sub-cellular structures
  • Hydrogen Ion concentration Acid, Bases, Buffers, Handerson-Haselbach equation
  • Isotopes and their Application
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Nuclear Acids
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins
  • Biological Oxidation
  • Digestion and Absorption from GI Tract
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Purine and Primidine Metabolism
  • Minerals
  • Biochemical Genetics and Protein Biosynthesis
  • Tissue Biochemistry
  • Liver Functions
  • Nutrition and Energy Metabolism

FMGE 2024 Pathology Syllabus 

  • Cell injury
  • Inflammation and Repair
  • Immunopathology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Growth disturbances and Neoplasia
  • Nutritional and other disorders
  • Genetic disorder
  • Haematology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Respiratory Pathology
  • Pathology of Kidney and urinary Tract
  • Hepato-Biliary Pathology
  • Lymphoreticular System / Spleen
  • Reproductive System (male & female)
  • Diseases of the Breast
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermato-Pathology
  • Ocular Pathology

FMGE 2024 Microbiology Syllabus

  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Bacteriology
  • General Virology
  • Systemic Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical / Applied Microbiology

FMGE 2024 Pharmacology Syllabus

  • General Pharmacology
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Cardio-vascular System
  • Diuretics
  • Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
  • Autocoids and related drugs
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastro-intestinal System
  • Endocrine pharmacology
  • Central Nervous System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Drugs in Anaesthetic practice
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Rational drug use

FMGE 2024 Forensic Medicine Syllabus

  • Definitions
  • Courts of India
  • Court procedures
  • Medical Certifications & medico-legal reports including dying declaration
  • Death
  • Changes after death
  • Inquest by police, magistrate and coroner
  • Identification
  • Examination of mutilated human remains
  • Medico-legal autopsies
  • Mechanical injuries and wounds
  • Examination of an Injury Case
  • Injuries due to physical agents & their medico-legal importance
  • Asphyxial death
  • Death due to malnutrition, neglect battered babies
  • Dowry death
  • Virginity, sexual offenses, sexual perversions
  • Legitimacy
  • Pregnancy and delivery
  • Infanticide
  • Biological fluids
  • Seminal stains
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Toxicology

FMGE 2024 General Surgery Syllabus

  • Hemorrhage and shock
  • Fluid, electrolyte and Acid balance, nutrition
  • Skin tumours, burns, skin grafting
  • Arterial diseases
  • Venous diseases
  • Lymphatic and Lymph nodes
  • Wounds
  • Specific and non-specific injections
  • Tumors, Cysts, Ulcers and Sinuses and Fistulae
  • Infections of Hand and Foot
  • Diseases of muscle, tendons, bursae and fascia
  • Hernia
  • Umbilical granuloma, fistula, adenoma
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Face, Teeth, Gums, Mouth, Tongue, Salivary glands, Neck
  • Thyroid Glands, Thyroglossal Tract and Endocrines
  • Breast
  • Sympathetic System
  • Cranio-Cerebral injuries
  • Brain, Nerves
  • Genito-Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Ureters
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Prostrate
  • Urethra
  • Penis, Testis and Scrotum
  • Vasectomy and Recanalisation
  • Cardiothoracis System
  • Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum
  • Spleen, Liver, Gall Bladder and bile ducts
  • Pancreas
  • Peritoneum
  • Intestines, intestinal obstruction
  • Appendix
  • Rectum and Anal Canal

FMGE 2024 Anesthesia syllabus

  • Anatomy of upper airway
  • Physiology of Respiration O2/CO2 transport. Methods of oxygen therapy.
  • Pre-operative evaluation/pre-medication
  • Anaesthetic agents, stages of Anaesthesia
  • Principles and mechanism of administration of general anaesthetics, balanced Anaesthesia
  • IPPV, Endotracheal Intubations
  • Muscle Relaxants 8. Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation basic, use of simple ventilators
  • Monitoring
  • ICU, the role of anaesthesiologist in ICU
  • Shock
  • Blood Transfusion and Fluid Electoral Balance
  • Sites of respiratory obstruction and management of the airway in an unconscious patient
  • Poisoning
  • Role of anaesthesiologist in acute and chronic relief

FMGE 2024 Orthopedics syllabus

  • Traumatology
  • Injuries of bones and joints Injuries of Lower Extremity
  • Injuries of the Spine Vascular Injuries
  • Cold Orthopedics
  • Regional Conditions
  • Neuro-Muscular Disorder
  • Bone and Joint Tuberculosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

FMGE 2024 Radiodiagnosis syllabus

  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Skeletal System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Excretory System

FMGE 2024 Radiotherapy syllabus

  • Principles of Radiotherapy
  • Principles of Chemotherapy
  • Prevention and Early diagnosis of Cancer
  • Principles of Nuclear Medicine
  • Common radiation reactions and management
  • Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in commonly seen cancers
  • Radio-isotopes in diagnosis and therapy

FMGE 2024 Paediatrics syllabus

  • Vital statistics
  • Neonatology
  • Growth & Development
  • Nutrition
  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Central Nervous System
  • Gastrenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Respiratory System

FMGE 2024 Medicine syllabus

  • Clinical Methods in the practice of Medicine
  • Common symptoms of a disease
  • Nutrition/Exposure to Physical & Chemical Agents
  • Infections
  • Haematology
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardio-Vascular System
  • Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurological System
  • Nephrology & Urinary System Connected to Tissue Disorders
  • Endocrine System
  • Geriatrics

Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases

Diagnosis and management of common ailments affecting the chest with special emphasis on management and prevention of Tuberculosis and National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

FMGE 2024 Psychiatry syllabus

  • History aspects and diagnosis & treatment of mental illness
  • Conduction of Mental Status Examination
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Different psychoses Clinical features, diagnosis and management of:
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mania and depression
  • Anxiety disorders and hysteria 8. Dementia
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Abuse
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Clinical features, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
  • Personality disorder

FMGE Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases Syllabus

  • Dermatological therapy
  • Lichen Planus
  • Diseases caused by Nutritional and Environmental Factors
  • Infective Disorders
  • Melanocytes, pigment metabolism and other disorders of Pigmentation
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases
  • Alopecia and Hirsutism
  • Structure and functions of Sebaceous glands and Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Psoriasis
  • STD

FMGE 2024 Ophthalmology Syllabus

  • Basic sciences – Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Elementary Optics, Diseases of the Eye
  • Conjunctiva
  • Cornea
  • Sclera
  • Uveal Tract
  • Lens
  • Vitreous
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina
  • Optic Nerve
  • Intra-Occular Tumors
  • Squint
  • Orbit
  • Lacrimal System
  • Lids
  • Refractive Errors
  • Injuries
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Miscellaneous

FMGE 2024 Otorhinolaryngology syllabus

  • Diseases of the Ear
  • Diseases of Nose and Para Nasal sinuses
  • Diseases of Nasopharynx
  • Diseases of Trachea
  • Oesophagus

FMGE 2024 Obstetrics and Gynecology syllabus

  • Anatomy of the Female Reproductive Tract
  • Physiology of conception
  • Development of fetus and placenta
  • Diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Maternal changes in pregnancy
  • Antenatal care
  • Abnormal obstetrics
  • Normal labour
  • Normal puerperium
  • Breast Feeding
  • Care of newborn
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
  • Family planning
  • Operative obstetrics
  • Post caesarian pregnancy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics in obstetrics
  • Safe motherhood
  • Maternal morbidity and morality
  • Medico-legal aspects
  • RCH
  • Current topics
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Fertility, infertility
  • Endometriosis and allied states
  • Genital injuries and fistulae
  • Genital infections
  • Genital prolapse
  • Tumours
  • Carcinomia
  • Radiotherapy in gynaecology
  • Chemotherapy in gynaecology
  • Endoscopy
  • Diseases of breast
  • Operative gynaecology

FMGE 2024 Community Medicine syllabus

  • Evaluation of Public Health and Concepts of Health
  • Environment and Health
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Health
  • Medical Sociology and Community Mental Health
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Demography
  • Reproductive and Child Health
  • School Health
  • Urban Health
  • Health System in India
  • Health Planning and Management including Disaster Management
  • International Health

Q:   Do I need to prepare all the subjects given in the syllabus for FMGE exam?

A:

Yes. As Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) is one of the toughest medical licensing exams, candidates need to prepare all the subjects thoroughly to qualify for the exam. As the exam is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and aimed at Indian citizens or Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) who have obtained their medical qualifications from a medical school outside India and want to practice medicine in the country. It's essential for candidates to have a strong foundation in the medical sciences and to prepare thoroughly to increase their chances of passing the FMGE.

 

Q:   What are the top tips for cracking the FMGE exam?

A:

The exam will be conducted in online mode, and the medium of the exam will be English. There will be 300 multiple-choice questions, and each question will have equal weightage. Here are some quick tips to crack the exam: Practice previous year's question papers, Focus on high-weightage topics, Take practice tests to identify your strong areas and to improve on the weak areas, Stay calm and focused to avoid negative marking.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for the FMGE exam while pursuing my MBBS course in a foreign country?

A:

Here are some tips to help you prepare for the FMGE exam:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus of the FMGE exam.
  • Focus on your studies: Pay close attention to your MBBS studies, especially in the subjects that are covered in the FMGE exam.
  • Use online resources: Find study materials, practice tests, and online forums where you can discuss questions and concepts with other aspirants.
  • Practice mock tests: Practicing mock tests can help you familiarize yourself with the exam format and timing, and later identify areas where you need to improve.
  • Seek help from your University: Many universities offer resources and support to their students who are preparing for the FMGE exam. Seek help from your university's international student office.
  • Stay updated with the latest information related to FMGE exam such as changes in the exam pattern, syllabus, or eligibility criteria. Look out for information on the NBE website.
 

Q:   What are the books required for the FMGE?

A:
A list of the books for FMGE is listed below; For Pre-Clinical Subjects: Anatomy: 1- Anatomy for FMGE by P. Harinath, K. Raviraj & Vishwajit. R. D 2- Revise Anatomy in 15 days by K. Raviraj 3- Read Self Assessment and Review of Anatomy by Rajesh K Kaushal Physiology: 1- Quick review series: Physiology for FMGE by Prem Balaguru & P. Harinath 2- Review of Physiology (PGMEE) by Soumen Manna 3- Complete Review of Integrated Systems Physiology by S Krishna Kumar Biochemistry: 1- Quick review series: Biochemistry for FMGE by A. Balasubramanian 2- Self-Assessment and Review of Biochemistry by Rebecca James 3- Biochemistry by Smily Pahwa Pathology: 1- Concepts In Pathology by Devesh Mishra 2- Review of Pathology and Genetics by Gobind Rai Garg, Sparsh Gupta 3- Pathology with the base of Medicine by AK Setiya 4- Complete Review of Pathology by Praveen Kumar Gupta, and Vandana Puri. Microbiology: 1- Quick review series: Microbiology for FMGE by Geethu Joe, A. V. Sowmya & M. Balakrishnan 2- Review of Microbiology & Immunology by Apurba Sankar Sastry and Sandhya Bhat K 3- Self Assessment & Review of Microbiology & Immunology by Rachna Chaurasia Pharmacology: 1- Review of pharmacology by Gobind Rai Garg, Sparsh Gupta 2- Conceptual Review of Pharmacology for NBE by Ranjan Kumar Patel Forensic medicine: 1- Quick review series: Forensic medicine for FMGE by Mohit Gupta 2- Forensic Medicine Nothing beyond PGMEE (New SARP Series for NEET/NBE/AI) by J. Magendran For Clinical Subjects:- 1- Medicine: Mudit Khanna MCQ Internal medicine 2- Surgery: Admit Tripathi and Ashish Gupta or Rachna Chaurasia / Arora 3- PSM: Review for PSM by Vivek Jain 4- Ophthalmology: Dr. Ruchi Rai for Ophthalmology 5- Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Review Book by Dr. Sakshi Arora and Review Book by Harmeet Goal 6- Paediatrics: Jitendra Talekar and Notes by Dr. Marwah 7- Skin: ACROSS Book 8- Anaesthesia: ACROSS Book 9- Radiology: PROAFS 10- Orthopaedics: PROAFS For more details, you may visit the Shiksha FMGE exam page. (https://www.shiksha.com/medicine-health-sciences/fmge-exam). I hope this will help you.
 

FMGE 2024 Syllabus: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some important Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the FMGE 2024 Syllabus:

Q:   What is the exam pattern for the FMGE?

A:
FMGE exam pattern comprises mode and medium of the exam, total number of questions and their type, time allotted etc. The exam will be held in computer-based mode in English language only. The question paper will be divided in two parts, A & B. Total 300 multiple-choice questions will be asked and candidates will be provided 2 hours 30 minutes for each part. Candidates who score the minimum cut off will be declared qualified for the exam. The minimum qualifying marks is 50% of total, I. e 150 marks out of 300.
 

Q:   How do I prepare for the FMGE?

A:
Prepare a Timetable. Then make a schedule to balance your regular activities with your study. Understand the Syllabus well and make proper notes. Pay more attention to those sections where you are weak. Know the exam pattern. Do regular revision and analyze the performance. Practice MCQs and attempt mock tests.
 

Q:   How many questions will be asked in FMGE 2024 June session exam?

A:

NBE will release the FMGE exam pattern along with the official information brochure. A total of 300 questions will be asked in the exam. The question paper will be divided into two parts, 150 questions each. The questions will be multiple choice. Candidates will get 2.5 hours to solve each part. The exam will be held in English language only. The exam pattern comprises details such as mode, medium, total questions asked and their type, marking scheme etc. 

 

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FMGE exam is of moderate difficulty level as per the student reaction and expert exam analysis derived from top coaching institutes and the evaluators. A candidate need to focus on FMGE exam preparation around solving the multiple-choice questions. As there is no negative marking in the exam, this m

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Candidates pursuing medical degree outside India, if wish to practice medicine profession in India can start preparing for the FMGE exam much before applying for it. There is no defined timeframe which a candidate need to prepare for the exam. The syllabus more or less remains the same and the topic

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Preparing for FMGE exam in 30 days is definitely going to be a challenge provided the range of subjects it covers to test the aptitude of candidates. However, as they say, nothing is impossible, an aspirant need to carefully manage the time and speed to match the pace of syllabus coverage. For more

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As per the NBE report on Institute wise performance in FMGE-2022, the FMGE passsing rate of MBBS students from Northern State Medical University is 24.06%. Of the 399 students who pursued MBBS from Northern State Medical University only 96 cleared FMGE test in 2022. The FMGE passing rate is expected

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Candidates must prepare topics such as Vital statistics, Neonatology, Growth & Development, Nutrition, Infections, Genetics, Pediatric Emergencies, Central Nervous System, Gastrenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, and Respiratory System from the FMGE Paediatrics subject before appearing for the me

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FMGE Previous Year Papers are important source to seek firsthand information regarding the difficulty level of the exam. FMGE Previous Year Papers can be accessed from various books in which previous year questions have been collated by the authors. The FMGE Previous Year Papers are also available o

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There are several important topics in this subject which candidates can expect in the FMGE exam. However, looking at the past trend, here is the list of some important topics which a candidate must prepare to fetch good percentile in the physiology subject, such as: General Physiology, Body fluids –

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No. However, FMGE mock test will help the candidate simulate the exam day experience before the D-day. It is important to appear for the mock test so that you can understand the challenges that might take place on the exam day. It will also help you measure your time, speed and accuracy to appear fo

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The best books to prepare for FMGE medicine subject are: Mudit Khanna MCQ Internal medicine; and Complete review of medicine for NBE  by Deepak Marwa among other books.

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