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About FMGE 

If you are from a medical background, you must have heard the name of the exam called FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination). It is an exam for those medical students who have acquired their MBBS degree from foreign countries or those candidates who have chosen MBBS abroad for acquiring medical education.

FMGE allows medical graduates to make their careers in India. After passing this examination they will be awarded a legal medical licence to practice in India. If you still think that you have less information about the FMGE exam, keep reading this post and you will get all the details about FMGE Exam by the end of this post.

Key Highlights

NameFMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination)
FrequencyBiannually (June & December)
Mode of examOnline
Medium English
Slot2 (Part & Part B)
Number of questions300
Time Allotted2 hours 30 minutes for each part
SyllabusAll MBBS Subjects
Qualifying marks150 out 300
Exam FeeRs. 6000+GST for both Indian and Overseas candidates
Number of attemptsNo limit

The FMGE exam is conducted twice a year, one is in the month of June and the second is in the month of December. That means foreign medical graduates can attempt this exam 2 times a year.

It is conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBA) every year at the national level and it was earlier known as the MCI exam or MCI screening test. One important fact about this exam is that it is not an entrance test to get admission in any course, it’s just a qualifying exam to get a medical licence. It has no negative marketing and no number of attempts.

Foreign medical graduates who are aspiring to appear for FMGE 2022 can go through the following tables to get a summarised view of the important dates related to the application, exam and result.

Tentative Dates for FMGE Exam 2022 (June)

Starting of application form2nd week of April 2022
Issue of Admit card2nd week of June 2022
Examination Date4th June 2022
Result DateLast week of July 2022

Tentative Dates for FMGE Exam 2022 (December)

Starting of application form2nd week of October 2022
Issue of Admit card2nd week of December 2022
Examination Date17th December 2022
Result Date3rd week of January 2023

FMGE Exam 2019 and 2020 Statistics

Appeared Candidates13,364
Passed Candidates2,767
Failed Candidates9,006
Pass Percentage20.70%
Appeared Candidates19,122
Passed Candidates3722
Failed Candidates13,713
Pass Percentage19.46%

Though the passing percentage of FMGE exam is quite low in comparison to the appeared candidates, it all depends upon the hard work and efforts you have put during your MBBS course duration. This is why we provide the FMGE/NEXT exam preparation facility from the beginning of your course.

Eligibility criteria for FMGE 2022

  • The candidate must have Indian citizenship or overseas citizenship of India (OCI)
  • The candidate should have primary medical education recognised by the Indian Embassy and the college from where he/she has done graduation should follow the NMC guideline.
  • The candidates must submit proof of their primary medical qualification. If someone fails to submit the proof, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  • The result of the primary medical education should have been declared on or before the application date of the FMGE Exam.
  • Candidates who have done their MBBS from the following countries New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the USA, and the UK are automatically eligible to practice in India. They do not have to qualify for the FMGE exam.

Steps to fill the FMGE exam application form

Medical graduates need to fill out the examination form online following these steps provided below:

  • Register and fill the details to generate User ID/Application ID and password.
  • The candidate will get the user ID and passwords on the registered email ID
  • Complete the application form and upload your scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression and other required documents
  • Select your city preference of the exam
  • Now pay the fee and submit your application
  • Take a print out of your application form containing transaction ID for your record.

FMGE exam selection procedure

As mentioned in the above section FMGE is a licensing examination which means it doesn’t have any relation to admission in any institute. The candidate needs to attain 50% marks in the exam which means 150 marks out of 300. It has no negative marking and the syllabus covers all the subjects studied in the MBBS course.

FMGE 2022 Admit Card

The candidate who completes the application process successfully in the given timeframe can download the admit card after its release date. This document is crucially important to appear in the examination. The candidate details in the admit card should be the same as their other Id proofs, if any detail is mismatched the candidate won’t be allowed to appear in the exam. There full it is crucially important to fill the application with full attention. 

FMGE 2022 exam day guideline

The candidates need to keep the following thing in mind

  • FMGE 2022 admit card
  • Original and non-expired ID proof like Driving licence, voter card, Adhar Card and Pan Card.
  • Candidates have to reach the examination centre before reporting time mentioned on the admit card.

FMGE Pass certificate sample

Candidates who attain 50% marks in the FMGE will be eligible to get a certificate provided by NBE. After giving this certificate of screening test, candidates will be eligible to practice medicine in India. Candidates have to visit the NBE office personally to collect the certificate. The sample of the FMGE pass certificate is mentioned below.

Subjects and Marks Distribution

The subject and marks distribution will help you to understand which topic you will have to focus more on. FMGE 2022 Exam is conducted in two-part but in a single day i.e Part A (Pre & Para Clinical Subjects) and Part B (Clinical subjects).


SubjectsAllotted Marks


SubjectsAllotted Marks

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many times do candidates appear in the FMGE exam?

There is no limit to the number of attempts. Hence a candidate can appear in the exam multiple times.

  1. Is there any provision for re-evaluation of the scores?

There is no provision for re-evaluation of the scores in case of a failed result. The declared result will be considered final.

  1. Can any other person collect the FMGE pass certificate?

No, as per the rule only the person who has appeared in the examination can collect the FMGE pass certificate from the head office.

  1. What is the withheld result?

A candidate will be kept on the withheld list by NBE in case of not having sufficient documents. The result of these candidates will be declared later when all the document requirements are fulfilled.

  1. What is the future of the FMGE Exam?

The future of the FMGE exam is NEXT which is expected to take place from 2023. NEXT will be held for both medical graduates who have done MBBS from the Indian government, private colleges or from any medical university of the foreign country.

Key Takeaway

FMGE is the most fascinating medical exam and it is currently mandatory for all foreign medical graduates. Because of the introduction of the NEXT exam, students are getting confused with FMGE and the NEXT exam. In this situation, all you must know about the NEXT Exam.
You must also read the Preparation tips for FMGE 2022 exam. To help the students we provide FMGE/NEXT preparation assistance from the first year of their MBBS course in foreign universities so that they could clear the exam in their first attempt.

If you have any doubts regarding FMGE Exam, feel free to contact CollegeClue @+91-9310382181

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