FMGE 2017 - Commonly known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination, FMGE 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, on the third Monday and Tuesday of the months. It 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, the FMGE was made mandatory in the year 2002 for all Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs). This year, the FMGE exam for the month of December is scheduled to be held tentatively in third week of the month. The online registration process for the FMGE 2017 will be opened by September end week and the final FMGE 2017 results can be expected in the second week of January, 2018.
Interested candidates can check the important information and eligibility criteria of FMGE 2017 December session before filling up the FMGE application form 2017. The NBE has the authority to revoke an applicant’s candidature in case he/she does not full the eligibility criteria for the FMGE 2017 examination as laid down by the exam conducting authority.
Applicants can check below the important information for the eligibility criteria, application details, important dates, exam schedule and results for FMGE 2017 December 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 2017 December 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)
According to the official brochure of FMGE 2017, “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 Important Dates 2017
The FMGE 2017 online application for the month of December can be obtained in the month of September. The final test schedule of FMGE 2017 is announced by NBE in the end week of September 2017. Listed below are the tentative exam dates for FMGE 2017 December session:
FMGE 2017 Important Dates
Availability of Information Bulletin
September (end) 2017 onwards
Online registration process
Last date for the submission of the application form
October (end) 2017
FMGE Exam Date
January(2nd week) 2018
FMGE 2017 December 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
FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2017
The applicant must fulfill the following criteria to be rendered eligible for taking up the FMGE 2017 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.
3. Candidates seeking provisional or permanent registration and holding undergraduate as well as post graduate 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 2017 in order to understand the eligibility criteria.
The FMGE 2017 online application for the month of December can be obtained in the month of September tentatively. The application form for the FMGE 2017 December session exam will be available in online mode. The candidates must note that the form is available through online mode only and no other mechanism to fill the application form for FMGE 2017 exam is available. Candidates are advised to thoroughly check the eligibility criteria of FMGE 2017 December session exam before filling the application form. NBE reserves the right to cancel the candidature of an applicant if he/she does not fulfill the FMGE eligibility criteria.
FMGE Application Fee 2017
The prescribed fee for taking the FMGE 2017 December session examination is Rs. 5500/- which is non-refundable (under any circumstances) and includes the information bulletin. The amount can be paid either through net banking or through payment gateway provided using a credit or debit card.
FMGE Admit Card 2017
After completing the Registration and Scheduling process for FMGE 2017 December session, the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgement on his/her registered email ID. NBE also sends the SMS alert notifications to the candidates’ registered mobile numbers and email ids. The candidates can then download their admit card by logging on the FMGE website and print a copy of their application form.
FMGE Exam Pattern 2017
The FMGE 2017 December session exam is conducted online. The exam contains a total of 300 multiple choice questions in 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 December session 2017:-
The time allocation is of 150 minutes for each part with a scheduled break between the two parts.
This is 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 2017 June Session
Pre & Para Clinical Subjects
Clinical Subjects (200 Marks)
Medicine & Allied Subjects
Dermatology & STD
General Surgery & Allied Subjects
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
FMGE Demo Practice Paper 2017
Candidates can also take up a dummy exam for FMGE 2017 December session to acquaint themselves with the feel and functionality of actual online test format on the website http://www.nbe. edu.in. They can access the demo test for the FMGE 2017 December session from November 2017 (Tentative) onwards by entering their testing ID (issued upon successful completion of the registration and scheduling process). Candidates are 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 2017 December Session
FMGE Reporting Center 2017
The list of examination centres for FMGE 2017 December session is as under -
FMGE 2017 Test Cities
FMGE Result 2017
The final result for FMGE 2017 December session will probably be announced in the second week of January 2018. The results will be declared in an online mode in the form of scorecards. The scorecards of FMGE 2017 December session will 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.
FMGE Qualifying Marks 2017
The minimum cutoff marks required to crack the FMGE 2017 December 2017 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 2017 qualified’.
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