FMGE 2018
Kritika Tyagi, 08 Sep 2018, #FMGE

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. FMGE 2018 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). The registration facility to apply for the December session of FMGE 2018 will be tentatively available from the last week of October 2018 onwards. It is likely that FMGE application form will be accessible till the last week of November 2018.

LATEST: FMGE 2018 for December session to be conducted on December 14! Check details below!

NBE will hold FMGE 2018 for December session on December 14. 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.

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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


Negative Marking



MBBS curriculum

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-based test)

Criteria for passing the exam

150 marks (out of 300 marks)

Application Fee

INR 5,500 (Non-refundable)

FMGE 2018 Important Dates



Release of notice

Last week of October 2018*

Availability of Information Brochure

Last week of October 2018*

Release of FMGE application form

Last week of October 2018*

Last date to release FMGE application form

Last week of November 2018*

Release of Admit Card

Second week of December 2018*

FMGE 2018

December 14, 2018

Result declaration

Second week of January 2019*

*Tentative Dates


FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2018

  • 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 enrolment 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.

FMGE Application Form 2018

The application form of FMGE 2018 will be tentatively available from the second week of October. Candidates will be only required to 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 expected to be the last week of November. 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 the first week of December 2018.


FMGE Exam Pattern 2018

As per the FMGE exam pattern 2018, the question paper will contain 300 questions which will be divided between two parts- Part A and Part B. The linguistic medium of FMGE question paper 2018 will be only online. Candidates will get 2.5 hours for each part which implies that they will get 150 minutes to answer 150 questions. A scheduled break will be provided between two shifts. The question asked in the FMGE will be based on the MBBS curriculum. In order to qualify the exam, candidates must score a minimum of 150 marks.


FMGE Practice Test 2018

FMGE aspirants will be provided with the facility of demo test. The practice test of FMGE 2018 will acquaint candidates with the format of computer based test. The option to access FMGE practice test 2018 will be available from the first week of December 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 Admit Card 2018

The admit card of FMGE 2018, reflecting the allotted test centre and roll no., will be released most likely in the second week of December 2018. It is mandatory to carry FMGE admit card 2018 at the time of exam along with the essential documents. NBE will send the FMGE 2018 admit card to the registered email ID and will also intimate candidates via SMS. The official notice will be made available by the conducting body regarding the hall ticket of FMGE 2018. Candidates must note that the FMGE admit card 2018 will not be sent via any offline medium like post.


FMGE Exam Centres 2018

The screening test will be conducted in as many as 25 cities. The address of the FMGE 2018 test centre will be 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

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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.


FMGE Result 2018

The result of FMGE 2018 will be declared tentatively in the second week of January 2019. The mode of issuance of the result will be only online. The authorities will release the result in the form of individual scorecards and merit list. 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.

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