NEXT/MCI/FMGE Exam Preparation

Medical graduates, who want to pursue their career in India after completing their medical degree, must qualify for the FMGE/MCI Exam with a minimum of 50% marks. The Exam is now Known as NEET which is a combination of FMGE and NEET PG.

With AdmissionClue, medical students can avail an opportunity for the FMGE exam preparation while pursuing their MBBS in Abroad. We provide full package service for MBBS students from their application to the university and assistance after completing their degree from any country.

Before going ahead, let’s understand the exam, its requirements, and ways to prepare for it without wasting time.


Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Also known as MCI screening) is an exam for medical graduates who have completed their medical degree from a foreign country. It is conducted by NBE (National Board of examination) in India. The Medical students who have completed MBBS Abroad from countries like China, Russia, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Bangladesh, UK, US, and other foreign countries must have a clear FMGE Exam to start practicing medicine in India.

Why is the FMGE test required for medical Graduates?

FMGE was introduced in 2002. Earlier it was compulsory only for those who have completed MBBS from Abroad but later it became mandatory for all medical graduates. Now, the situation is, whether you have done your MBBS from India or Abroad, it is mandatory to clear the MCI screening test/FMGE Exam to validate a medical degree.

Eligibility criteria

Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian citizen or an OCI Cardholder (Overseas Citizen of India)

Qualification: Candidate must have completed primary medical education which is equivalent to MBBS from the country where university or college is located. The university must be approved by WHO and MCI (Medical Council of India)

Documents: The candidates are required to submit the proof of their primary medical qualification mandatorily. If a medical graduate fails to submit the proof within the defined time frame will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

Exempted countries: Candidates who have completed their primary medical qualification from the countries (UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada) will not have to appear in MCI screening or FMGE exam because the universities of these countries are approved by MCI.

Exam Pattern for FMGE
All medical graduates are required to secure at least 150 marks out of 300, which means a candidate needs to score 50% marks in the exam. The passing percentage of the FMGE exam for 2020 was 9.94%. Other details about the exam pattern are tabulated below:

Exam Medium English
FMGE Exam Mode Online
Question Type Multiple Choice
Papers 2 [Part-A & Part-B]
Total Number of Questions 300
Duration of Exam 5 hours [2.5 hours for each paper]
Marks per Question 1 mark
Negative Marking NA
Parts of Paper Part A and B
Total Marks 300
Marking Scheme Correct Answer (+1)
Wrong Answer (0)
Unanswered question 0 marks

How to prepare for FMGE/MCI/NEET with a CollegeClue?

CollegeClue provides a facility for its candidates to prepare for the FMGE Exam after completing a medical degree at a discounted price. We have a tie-up with the major coaching centers of all major cities in India which provides decent results every year.

Our candidate will get special discounts and special attention from these coaching centers. Besides this, now students can take admission in these coaching centers and can start preparing for the FMGE Exam online sitting in any country of the world. It will save a lot of time and money for the students because they can start preparation with the study of their MBBS.

Students can also join our summer courses which are specially designed for those students who are studying MBBS from any foreign country. The only purpose of these short courses for FMGE is that the students can utilize their summer vacations, after 10 months of study, they get 2 months of vacation and two months are enough to complete at least one or two subjects.

Our top affiliated coaching centers in the major cities of India


  • DBMCI, Delhi
  • MIST MCI Coaching Delhi
  • MCI Gurukul
  • FMGE Solution Institute
  • Team motivation FMG/NEXT coaching Academy


  • Paathshala Education Institute
  • S M F Educational Solutions
  • Dr. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute
  • Vidyasagar Biomedica
  • Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences Pvt Ltd


  • Dr . Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute PUNE
  • Bright EduWorld
  • Bright EduWorld
  • Nucleons Academy
  • The University Expert


  • Challenge Future Academy
  • We Shine Academy
  • E2e institute
  • Edux Academy
  • Smart Root


  • Shine Star Tutorial
  • Gurusiksha
  • Talent Prima Academy
  • Tose Career Guide
  • Wisdom Study Centre


  • KP Educational Academy
  • Yuva Academy Of Excellence
  • Spectramind Academy
  • PACE
  • Ask Engineering Academy


  • Tutor Tree Academy
  • Mediabase Coaching Institute
  • Sameer Gurukul Academy
  • Shikshana


  • Career Point
  • Dron Study Pvt Ltd
  • Krishna Academy


  • Gurukul Coaching Institute
  • Punia Group of Education
  • Landmark Group
  • Gyan Universe


  • Aakash Educational Service Pvt. Ltd.
  • VIP-Vidhatha Institute of Psychology
  • The Narayana Coaching Centre
  • The Engineering Academy