FMGE 2018 - Commonly known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination, FMGE 2018 is an evaluation exam to allow Indian nationals with foreign medical qualifications to practice in India. FMGE is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) twice a year i.e., June and December. The FMGE examination for June 2018 session will be held in the second week of June 2018 in all likelihood. FMGE is held for medical graduates wishing to get a provisional or permanent registration with Medical Council of India (MCI) or any State Medical Council (SMC). Aimed at assessing the in-depth knowledge of a candidate, FMGE was made mandatory in the year 2002 for all Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs). The online registration process for the FMGE 2018 will be opened in the fourth week of April 2018 tentatively. The last day to submit FMGE 2018 application form will likely fall in the third week of May 2018.
Interested candidates could check the important information and eligibility criteria of FMGE 2018 June session before submitting the FMGE application form 2018. Please note that, NBE has the authority to revoke an applicant’s candidature in case he/she does not full the eligibility criteria for the FMGE 2018 examination as laid down by the exam conducting authority. The result of FMGE 2018 will be declared within one month of the conduct of examination, i.e. by the second week of July 2018.
Applicants can check below the important information for the eligibility criteria, application details, important dates, exam schedule and results for FMGE 2018 June session.
Exam Name: Foreign Medical Graduate Examination
Commonly known as : FMGE
Exam Category: Post Graduate (PG)
Exam Level: National
Exam conducting authority: National Board of examinations
Overview of FMGE 2018 June Session
Purpose of FMGE Examination
An Indian Citizen or Overseas Citizen of India possessing a Primary Medical qualification awarded by any Medical institution outside of India who is desirous of getting Provisional or Permanent registration with State Medical Council.
Twice in a year (June / December)
Pattern of Examination
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) based with single correct response
No. of Questions
As indicated in the page
Mode of Conduct
Online (Computer-based test)
Criteria for passing the exam
150 marks (out of 300 marks)
Rs. 5,500 (Non-refundable)
As per the rules, “An Indian citizen/Overseas citizen of India possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after March 15, 2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act”.
FMGE 2018 June examination will likely be held in the second week of June 2018. Listed below are the important exam dates for FMGE 2018 June session.
FMGE 2018 Important Dates
Availability of Information Bulletin
Fourth week of April 2018
Last date for the submission of the application form
Third week of May 2018
FMGE admit card released
First week of June 2018
FMGE Exam Date
Second week of June 2018
Second week of July 2018
The applicant must fulfil the following criteria to be rendered eligible for taking up the FMGE 2018 exam:-
1. He/she must be a bonafide citizen of India or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
2. He/she must possess the requisite primary medical qualification either whose name and the institution awarding it are included in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization; or which is duly attested by the India Embassy to serve as a recognized qualification for enrollment as the medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated. The MBBS degree should have been received on or before May 31, 2018.
3. Candidates seeking provisional or permanent registration and holding undergraduate as well as postgraduate medical degrees from the following countries do not need to undertake the FMGE exam as they can register themselves directly with MCI or any SMC.
The United States of America
4. Candidates failing to meet the eligibility requirements for the FMGE exam will not be given admission under any circumstance.
5. Candidates are advised to read the official brochure of FMGE 2018 in order to understand the eligibility criteria.
The FMGE 2018 online application for the month of June will start from the fourth week of April 2018. The application form for the FMGE 2018 June session exam can be filled in online mode only. The candidates must note that the form was available in online mode only and no other mechanism to fill the application form of FMGE 2018 is permissible. Candidates are advised to thoroughly check the eligibility criteria of FMGE 2018 June session exam before filling the application form. NBE reserved the right to cancel the candidature of an applicant if he/she does not fulfill the FMGE eligibility criteria.
Please note that in all probabilities, it will not be mandatory for candidates to provide details of their Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Council of India (SCI) certification while filling FMGE 2018 application forms.
FMGE Application Fee 2018
The prescribed fee for taking the FMGE 2018 June session examination will tentatively be Rs. 5500/- which will be non-refundable (under any circumstances) and includes the information bulletin. The amount will be payable either through net banking or through payment gateway provided using a credit or debit card.
The FMGE 2018 June session exam will be conducted online. The exam will contain a total of 300 multiple choice questions in the English language divided into two part papers, taken in a single day- morning and afternoon session consisting 150 questions each. Read below the important points regarding the FMGE exam pattern for the June 2018 session:-
The time allocation is of 150 minutes for each part with a scheduled break between the two parts.
This will be an online exam.
There is no negative marking.
The weightage of MCQ’s in each speciality will vary, NBE has the right to alter/vary/amend the marks of the questions.
The question booklet pattern will be based on the MBBS programme curriculum.
Candidates can check below for the highlights of NEET exam pattern.
Subject wise Weightage of Questions for FMGE 2018 June Session
Pre & Para Clinical Subjects
Clinical Subjects (200 Marks)
Medicine & Allied Subjects
Dermatology & STD
General Surgery & Allied Subjects
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
FMGE 2018 practice cum demo test will be made available by exam conducting authority. Candidates will be able to take up a demo test of FMGE 2018 June session to acquaint themselves with the feel and functionality of actual online test format on the official website. They will be able to access the demo test for the FMGE 2018 June session by entering their testing ID (issued upon successful completion of the registration and scheduling process). Candidates were advised to go through the Demo Test pattern carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, navigation and layout of the FMGE exam.
Overview For FMGE 2018 June Session
The admit card of FMGE 2018 will be released in the first week of June 2018. The candidates will be able to download their admit card by logging in from the link given above and could take a printout of the copy of their admit card. After completing the Registration and Scheduling process for FMGE 2018 June session, the applicants will get a computer generated acknowledgement on his/her registered email ID. This will indicate that the application of the candidate was submitted successfully and the candidate was eligible to get FMGE admit card 2018.
FMGE Reporting Center 2018
The list of examination centres for FMGE 2018 June session is as under -
FMGE 2018 Test Cities
FMGE Qualifying Marks 2018
The minimum cutoff marks required to crack the FMGE 2018 June 2018 exam are 150 out of 300 i.e., the applicant has to score a minimum of 50% marks to pass the exam as per the statutory requirement under section 13(4A) of the IMC Act, 1956 amended in 2002. Candidates who make it to the list will be confirmed as ‘FMGE 2018 qualified’.
FMGE 2018 June session exam scheme
Part – A
Part - B
Entry Time at Reporting Counter
Reporting Counter Entry Closes
9:00 AM to 10:00AM
02:15 to 03:15 PM
Test Start Time*
Test End Time
The result for FMGE 2018 June session will be announced in the second week of July 2018 tentatively. The results will be declared in online mode in the form of scorecards. The scorecards of FMGE 2018 June session comprise a candidate’s details along with the marks and ranks secured. The applicants can check the results for FMGE exam on the NBE website.
This article has been written on the basis of data collected from the previous year. It will be updated as and when FMGE 2018 official notification is released.