All you need to know about MCI FMGE

All you need to know about MCI FMGE

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Raj Vimal
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Updated on Jul 10, 2024 20:30 IST

Conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE), FMGE is a mandatory examination required to be undertaken by all Indian citizens or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders who have pursued their medical education abroad and plan to practice in India by obtaining a provisional or permanent registration with National Medical Commission (NMC) or any State Medical Council.


FMGE or Foreign Medical Graduate Exam is an important exam for those Indian students who want to practice in India after pursuing MBBS Abroad. The National Board of Examination conducts this exam twice a year. FMGE assess the knowledge and skills related to medical education of applicants.

However, candidates who have undertaken their undergraduate medical qualification from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and New Zealand are not required to appear for their FMGE test to practice in India provided they are eligible to enrol as a medical practitioner in the respective country. In this blog, we will cover the information about FMGE exam including dates, results and more.

What is FMGE Exam?

The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination more commonly referred to as FMGE exam is a medical licensing examination in India. It is a screening test which came into being through Screening Test Regulations, 2002. The National Board of Examination (NBE) is the conducting body of FMGE exam. This medical licensing exam is mandatory to be undertaken by all Indian citizens or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders who have pursued their medical education abroad and plan to practice in India by obtaining a provisional or permanent registration with the National Medical Commission.

To appear for FMGE, candidates should hold the provisional pass certificate/degree certificate of primary medical qualification and the certificate of eligibility (if required). Those who qualify for the exam obtain a screening test pass certificate which the NBEMS awards once the biometric/Face ID and relevant documents verification have been completed.

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Latest Update: FMGE December 2024 Result is expected to be released in the first week of August 2024. Indian students who have taken the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) June 2024 session, conducted on 06 July 2024, can download the scorecard from the official website. 

FMGE Exam Dates

The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) is held twice a year in June and December. This year, the FMGE exam was scheduled on July 06, 2024. Candidates can learn more about this from our domestic website. 

Why Take FMGE Exam?

As mentioned earlier, the FMGE is a licensing examination that allows Indian nationals who have pursued medical studies abroad to register with the National Medical Commission and work as registered medical practitioners in India.

MCI FMGE 2024: Key Highlights

Exam Name


FMGE Full Form

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination

Official Website

Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Mode of Exam


FMGE Registration Fee

INR 6,195


Licensing examination


Twice a year (June and December)

Exam Duration

Part A – 150 minutes

Part B – 150 minutes

Total Marks


Total Questions


Number of Test Cities


Contact Details

Helpline no--022 61087595


FMGE Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are citizens of India or Overseas Citizens of India and possess a primary medical qualification, which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned, to be a recognized qualification for enrolment as a medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated, can apply for FMGE provided that the result of final examination for the said primary medical qualification has been declared on or before the prescribed cut-off date for a particular session of FMG Examination.

National Board of Examination - the conducting body of the FMGE has laid down the following eligibility guidelines for students wanting to appear for the MCI FMGE test.

  • The candidate is required to be a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder.
  • The candidate must possess a primary medical qualification which is equivalent to an MBBS degree from the country where the university awarding the degree is located.
  • The candidate must have completed his MBBS degree (primary qualification) before appearing for the FMGE test.

FMGE Exam Fees

Candidates appearing for the MCI FMGE examinations are required to pay a non-refundable FMGE registration fee of INR 6195 (Including GST). The same can be deposited online with the help of a credit/debit card issued by Indian banks. No other mode of payment is accepted.

FMGE Exam Application Process

Candidates who qualify for the above-mentioned eligibility criteria are required to register for the FMGE test on the official National Board of Examination website. Candidates would be required to fill out the online FMGE registration form, upload the required documents and submit the same along with the FMGE registration fee (6,195 rupees). Candidates are required to keep a copy of the submission acknowledgement which may come in handy later on.

  • The applicants should carefully fill out the form and ensure that the information entered in the application form is correct and factual.
  • Before submission of the form, the applicants are required to qualify for the final examination for their primary medical qualification by the prescribed cut-off date.
  • It is also mandatory to qualify for the final exam for the Primary Medical Qualification i.e. MBBS or Equivalent degree on/before the given date.

FMGE Exam Centres         

The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) is held across all major cities in India. A comprehensive list of cities where the FMGE test is held is mentioned below.

FMGE Exam Centres in India














Delhi NCR




















Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane







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FMGE Exam Pattern

Conducted by NBE – the FMGE examination is an online examination that requires candidates to solve 300 multiple-choice questions divided into two sections, i.e. Part A and Part B. Candidates would be given 150 minutes to solve each section. Those appearing for the exam will be given a break between the two marks. All the questions in the FMGE question paper will carry equal weight. One mark would be awarded for every correct answer and no negative marking for an incorrect entry. According to the exam pattern of FMGE, a candidate needs to score at least 50% marks in the examination to qualify. The paper is set in English language only.

FMGE Passing Marks

To pass the exam, candidates will have to score a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination. Students will be able to check their results on the NBEMS website. Provision for re-totalling/reevaluation does not exist. 

FMGE Exam Syllabus

Designed by the Medical Council of India, the FMGE syllabus compasses all the topics that were covered during the undergraduate medical degree course. The MCI FMGE syllabus can be broadly divided into the following subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedics, Radio-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Pediatrics, Medicine, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Community Medicine.

MCI FMGE Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the MCI FMGE test must follow the guidelines below.

  • Candidates would be required to download the FMGE Admit Card and mandatorily carry the same on the day of the exam. Without it, entry is prohibited. 
  • Candidates are required to bring along with them a valid, original, and non-expired government-approved photo ID proof (PAN card, driving license, voter ID, Aadhar card, and passport).
  • Candidates are required to reach the examination centre on or before the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates cannot take their friends or relatives to the examination centre premises.

  • Checking will be done with thermo guns for COVID-19 infection at the entry point.

  • Identity checks will be carried out at the exam venue to make sure that only the registered candidates are appearing for the exam.

Things Not Allowed Inside the Examination Hall

  • Stationery items like pens, writing pads, notes, erasers, calculators, etc.
  • Electronic devices like cell phones, earphones, power banks, Bluetooth devices, wristwatches, etc.
  • Ornaments like chains, rings, earrings, badges, nose-pin, necklaces, etc.
  • Wallets, handbags, caps, belts, goggles, etc.
  • Eatable items


The FMGE results are announced online by its conducting body, the National Board of Examination (NBE). The result simply states whether the candidate has cleared the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination or not. Once available, candidates can download their MCI FMGE results in PDF format from the official website of NBE.

Candidates who successfully qualify for the MCI FMGE examination will be required to collect their FMGE Pass Certificates in person from the office of the NBE. They would be required to produce the same to the Medical Council of India, who would then issue them their registration certificate, making them eligible to practice in India. Once released, candidates can check their respective results at the NBEMS website - and Have you got more questions regarding MCI FMGE? Check out our FMGE FAQ section below.

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Can a candidate study in India, if he has not cleared his FMGE?

FMGE exam is a medical licensing exam. If the candidate has completed his undergraduate medical studies from abroad and wants to study further in India, he must qualify for the FMGE examination. However, candidates with an undergraduate medical degree from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States of America or the United Kingdom, are exempted from FMGE.

How many times can a student attempt the FMGE exam?

There is no limit on number of attempts for a student. An applicant can appear for the FMGE exam as many times as they want. However, it should be kept in mind that once a candidate qualifies for this exam, he or she cannot appear for it again.

Is there an age limit to appear for FMGE exam?

There is no set age limit for FMGE exam. Students who are eligibile (educational background) can appear in the exam.

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Dr Sam

2 months ago

Hlo sir, my fiancé is non indian, currently studying MBBS in her respective country, As she is a non Indian so haven't gone through NEET ug, which is required for Indian students to get admission either india or abroad after 2019. is she eligible for fmge exam after getting OCI card, or how she can


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Thomas Shelby

7 months ago

By completing primary degree qualification abroad and without passing FMGE is that eligible to write or appear to Government public service commissions exams or State government exams?

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Thomas Shelby

7 months ago

Not as a medical practitioner in a medical field, instead uniformed services recruitment or other GROUP- 1,2 exams is my foreign medical UG degree valid or not?


Mir Farmaan

11 months ago

If one isn't able to pass NEET UG exam (scoring 150 marks) but then completes MBBS abroad from Bangladesh, will he/she be eligible for FMGE exam?

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Rahul Singha

11 months ago

Hello Mir. If you are not able to qualify for the NEET exam You will not be able to practice in India. Thus appearing for the FMGE exam - which qualifies you to practice in India stands null and void.

WithoutNEETeligibility abroad studying Indian students can't able to come India back tondo service after clearing any entrance exam? Bcs now to take one year gap not interest. If she completePGUK not any prb right to comeback India?

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Rahul Singha

11 months ago

Hello Swetha. Can you please elaborate on your query for me to be able to help you better.

Hi my daughter living abroad and going to study otherabroad countryMBBScourse. But Indian passport holder. Without writeNEETexam.withiut meet exam she got admission mbbs. Her school ranks r good. Unable to attendNEETexam. FurtherPGif she complete UK or USA. She can able to practise in India her futu


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Rahul Singha

11 months ago

Hello Swetha. No, she will not be allowed to practice in India. If she has studied MBBS in UK or USA she might be exempted from the FMGE exam. However, qualifying for the NEET is essential to be able to practice in India.