FMGE Exam | Foreign Medical Graduate Examination

Foreign Medical Graduation Examination , abbreviated as FMGE is an Indian Medical Licencing Test. FMGE Examination knew as screening test for Indian Students who have studied MBBS from Abroad. FMGE Exam is also valid for Indian overseas Nationals. FMGE is not an entrance test but it is a Medical licensing test. FMGE Examination is conducted by NBE (National Board of Examination). FMGE was introduced in 2002.

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FMGE Exam is conducted twice in year by NBE (National Board of Examination) for Indian citizen and Indian Overseas Citizen. Such candidates should  have completed primary medical degree equivalent to MBBS outside India. To  Practice medicine in India It is mandatory for such candidates to pass FMGE Exam in order to register with National Medical Commission or State Medical Council. Thereafter  they are allowed to practice medicine in India.

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FMGE Eligibility Criteria or Who can apply for FMGE EXAMINATIONS ?

The eligibility criteria for applying for FMGE Examination:-

  • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen or Overseas citizen of India.
  • The candidate must have primary medical degree (MBBS equivalent) from the recognized medical Institution. These medical Institutions should be listed in the World Directory of the Medical School by the WHO.  And should be recognized by the competent authority of that respective country.
  • Candidates are required to provide necessary documents in support of primary medical education from the Foreign Medical School.
  • The candidates of the five English speaking countries are exempted from FMGE Examinations: UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They can register directly with NMC (National Medical Commission) or any other State medical Council

FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) at a Glance

FMGE Full Form Foreign Medical Graduate Examination
Examination Conducting body NBE : National Board of Examination
Exam Level




Frequency of Examination Twice in a Year
Language English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee Rs. 6490 (Year 2021)
Mode of Examination Online (Computerized)
Duration of the Examination 5 hours
Total Session (Part A & Part B) 2 (Each 2 Hours 30 Minutes)
Total Number of Question per Part/Session 150  Questions per Part
Negative Marking No
Marching Scheme +1 for Right answer. No marks for wrong Answer or unattempt Question
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Total Marks (FMGE Examination) 300
Passing Marks in FMGE Examination required/Qualifying Marks 150
Next FMGE Examination Date 18.June.2021

FMGE  Syllabus

The syllabus for the FMGE Exam

Pre & Para Clinical Subjects

Subjects Marks
Biochemistry 17
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Microbiology 13
Pathology 13
Forensic medicine 10
Pharmacology 13



Clinical Subjects

Subjects Marks
1.    Medicine & allied subjects  
                           i.          Medicine 33
                         ii.          Psychiatry 5
                       iii.          Dermatology & STD 5
                       iv.          Radiotherapy 5
2.    General surgery & allied subjects  
i.                 General surgery 32
ii.               Orthopaedics 5
iii.             Radio Diagnosis 5
iv.             Anaesthesiology 5
3.    Paediatrics 15
4.    Ophthalmology 15
5.    Otorhinolaryngology 30
6.    Obstetrics & gynaecology 30
7.    Community medicine 30


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    Key Documents required to upload for FMGE Registration:-

    1. Primary (MBBS Degree) authenticated by the Indian Embassy or by the respective country Foreign Affairs department.

    2. NMC Eligibility Certificate

    3. Latest Passport Size Photograph (White Background)


    NBE (National Board of Examination) Address :-

    National Board of Examinations
    Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar
    Ring Road, New Delhi-110 029

    CONTACT Telephone Number :-

    Telephone Numbers +91-11-45593000
    (30 lines)

    (The telephone numbers are available from 09.30am to 05.30pm from Monday to Friday)


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      FMGE Examination Date : 18.June.2021

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