FMGE 2018 – Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) 2018 is a screening test which allows candidates to obtain provisional or permanent registration with Medical Council of India or State Medical Council. The authority has announced the result of 225 withheld candidates. So far the authorities have declared the result of 1844 withheld candidates. The result of FMGE 2018 was announced earlier on January 4, 2019 in the form of PDF. A link to download the result of withheld candidates of FMGE 2018 December session is available on this page below. The scorecard of FMGE 2018 December session will be made available on January 8, 2019. Candidates who have passed the FMGE exam will be issued the pass certificate. FMGE 2018 exam was on December 14. FMGE exam timing was 9 AM to 11.30 AM for Part A and 2 PM to 4.30 PM for Part B. FMGE 2018 is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). The practice test for FMGE 2018 December session was made available on December 11. The admit card of FMGE 2018 for December session was released on December 6. A link to download FMGE 2018 hall ticket is given below. Only the eligible candidates whose applications have been submitted on or before the last date can download the admit card.
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The screening test is conducted twice a year in the month of June and December. It is an evaluative exam which allows Indian nationals with foreign medical qualification to practice in the country considering they qualify the exam. The mode of conduction of FMGE 2018 will be only online i.e. the exam will be delivered using the computer network.
FMGE was made compulsory through Screening Test Regulations 2002 aiming to assess the in-depth knowledge of a candidate. The regulation says, “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 Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 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.” It must be taken into account that mere appearance in FMGE does not ensure the right to secure provisional or permanent registration. Candidates will be required to fulfil the criteria laid down in the Indian Medical Council Act.
Candidates interested to take FMGE 2018 can check here all the important details of the exam like eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, practice tests, admit card, exam centres, and result.
Highlights of FMGE 2018
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 (NBE)
Overview of FMGE 2018 December Session
Purpose of FMGE
Provides eligibility to obtain provisional or permanent registration with State Medical Council or Medical Council of India to Indian Nationals or Overseas Citizen of India possession primary medical qualification granted by a medical Institution located outside of India.
Biannually (June and December)
Pattern of Examination
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)/Objective type
No. of Questions
Online (Computer-based test)
Criteria for passing the exam
150 marks (out of 300 marks)
INR 5,500 (Non-refundable)
Release of notice
October 16, 2018
Availability of Information Brochure
October 16, 2018
Release of FMGE application form started
October 16, 2018 from 07:00 pm
Last date to release FMGE application form
November 6, 2018 till 11:55 pm
Release of Admit Card
December 6, 2018 (Released)
December 14, 2018
January 4, 2019
|Result declaration of withheld candidates||January 15, 2019|
|Availability of scorecard||January 8, 2019|
The result of FMGE 2018 has been declared on January 4, 2019, by NBE. The mode of issuance of the result is only online. The authorities has released the result in the form of PDF displaying the roll number, FMGE scores (out of 300). The merit list will specify whether the candidates have qualified the exam or not. Aspirants who will qualify the exam must download their scorecard and carry it along with other mandatory documents to obtain the pass certificate from the authorities concerned.
FMGE Qualifying Marks 2018
The applicants of FMGE are required to score a minimum of 50% marks to be considered qualified for the exam. Since, the exam is conducted for a total of 300 marks, therefore, candidates must score at least 150 marks in order to qualify the exam. The candidates who will qualify the exam will be considered eligible to obtain provisional or permanent registration from the State or Medical Council of India.
The admit card of FMGE 2018, reflecting the allotted test centre and roll number has been issued from December 6. It is mandatory to carry FMGE admit card 2018 at the time of exam along with the essential documents. NBE has sent the FMGE 2018 admit card to the registered email ID and has also intimated candidates via SMS. In order to download the hall ticket of FMGE 2018, aspirants need to login entering the User ID and Password. Candidates must note that the FMGE admit card 2018 has not been sent via any offline medium like the post.
FMGE aspirants have been provided with the facility of demo test. The practice test of FMGE 2018 acquaint candidates with the format of the computer-based test. The option to access FMGE practice test 2018 is available from December 11, 2018. Candidates will be required to enter their testing ID. Therefore, only those candidates who have registered themselves for FMGE 2018 will be able to access the practice test. The demo test is conducted for candidates so that they can learn to practice taking a computer based test. Hence, candidates must pay attention to screens, navigation and layout of the FMGE while taking the practice test.
FMGE Exam Centres 2018
The screening test was conducted in as many as 25 cities. The address of the FMGE 2018 test centre was provided on the admit card. It is likely the allotted FMGE test centre 2018 is the one which the candidates have opted while filling the application form. Candidates can check here the list of cities where the exam will be conducted-
FMGE 2018 Test Cities
Candidate must be an Indian National or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to take FMGE 2018 for December session.
To fulfil FMGE eligibility criteria 2018, candidates must hold a primary medical qualification. Furthermore, the qualification must be approved by the Indian Embassy situated in the country from where the qualification is obtained. The qualification should be recognized for enrollment as a medical practitioner in the respective country.
As it is mandatory to possess the medical qualification at the time of FMGE 2018, it must also be obtained on or before November 30, 2018.
Candidates who have completed an undergraduate and postgraduate degree from the United States/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada and are seeking registration to practice in India are not required to appear for FMGE 2018 considering they are recognized for enrolment as medical practitioners in that country.
Only those candidates who will fulfil the above mentioned criteria are eligible to take FMGE 2018.
The application form of FMGE 2018 has started from October 16. Candidates can fill and submit FMGE application form 2018 in online mode. Upon successful submission of details, aspirants of FMGE must submit the fee of INR 5,500. The last date to submit the FMGE 2018 application form is November 6. After the submission of FMGE application fee 2018, candidates will receive an email on their registered email ID. Candidates will be required to acknowledge the email and send the requisite documents to NBE before November 15, 2018.
Applicants can check the exam pattern of FMGE 2018 from the table below.
FMGE Paper Pattern
|Mode of exam||Computer based exam (online)|
|Number of sessions||Part A and Part B (both conducted on one day)|
|Total time allotted||300 minutes; Part A - 150 minutes, Part B - 150 minutes|
|Type of questions||Objective type questions|
|Number of questions||300|
|Syllabus||Questions will be based on MBBS curriculum|
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There is no notification yet
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