FMGE Exam Pattern 2019
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 - 4:53 p.m. IST by Radhika

FMGE Exam Pattern 2019 -The authorities had released the admit card of FMGE 2019 in online mode on December 14, 2019. The conducting authority, had enabled the facility of correction window for FMGE 2019 application form on November 4. Last date to make changes was November 9, link for the same is provided below. National Board of Examinations (NBE) had released the exam pattern of FMGE 2019 along with the information brochure for the December session on October 11, 2019. FMGE 2019 exam pattern will familiarise candidates with the types of questions, the structure of questions asked, marking scheme which helps them to build a solid exam strategy. FMGE is a licensure examination which was conducted in a computer-based mode on December 20, 2019. All candidates who have completed MBBS in a foreign medical institute must appear for FMGE 2019 in order to get enrolled in the national or state register to practice medicine in India.
Latest: FMGE 2019 for December session has been successfully concluded.

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As per the FMGE exam pattern 2019 for December session, there will be 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) which will be divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. Each part will have to be attempted in 150 minutes and there will be a scheduled break between the two parts. The exam will be conducted on a single day in two shifts ie., in the morning and evening shift. It is mandatory for candidates to appear for both the papers, as mentioned in the exam pattern of FMGE 2019. For more information on FMGE exam pattern 2019, marking pattern, the structure of the test and other details, read the article below.

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FMGE 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the overview of exam pattern of FMGE December 2019 below.

FMGE paper pattern


FMGE exam pattern

FMGE December session exam date

December 20, 2019 (Concluded)


Biannually - June and December

Mode of exam

Computer-based test

Medium of exam


Number of paper

Two-Part A and Part B

Type of questions

Objective type

Total questions

300 multiple-choice questions

Time allotted

2 hours 30 minutes for each part

Marking scheme

1 mark for every correct response

No negative marking

0 mark for unanswered responses


Based on MBBS curriculum

Qualifying marks

150 marks out of 300

FMGE exam pattern 2019 - Syllabus

The syllabus of FMGE 2019 is issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the approval of Government of India. FMGE 2019 syllabus comprises of the subjects/knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Regulation issued by MCI. Aspirants can check the PDF file of FMGE syllabus 2019 provided below. The exam syllabus covers the topics from Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical subjects.

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FMGE exam pattern 2019 -Time allocation
Candidates will have to report at the 'reporting counter' at 7:00 AM for Part one and 12:00 PM for the second part of FMGE 2019. The gates will close 30 minutes prior to the commencement of exam. Candidates who will fail to report at the stipulated time period will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

ActivitiesPART- APART- B
Entry and biometric registration07:00 AM12:00 PM
Entry closes at exam centre8:30 AM01:30 AM
Grant access for candidate login08:45 AM01:45 PM
Candidates log in to read the instructions8:50 AM1:50 PM
Exam starts09:00 AM02:00 PM
Exam ends11:30 AM04;30 PM

FMGE 2019 Syllabus - Subject-wise weightage

Candidates can check the table mentioning the detailed subject-wise weightage of FMGE syllabus.

Pre and Para Clinical Subjects


Distribution of marks













Forensic Medicine




Clinical subjects


Marks distribution

Medicine and Allied subjects

(I) Medicine


(II) Psychiatry


(III) Dermatology and STD


(IV) Radiotherapy


General Surgery and Allied subjects

(I) General surgery


(II) Anaesthesiology


(III) Orthopedics


(IV) Radiodiagnosis








Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Community Medicine




FMGE Syllabus for Pre-Clinical and Para-Clinical subjects

FMGE Syllabus for Clinical subjects

FMGE 2019 result for December session will be announced on January 20, 2020, in online mode. The result will mention the roll number, marks obtained and qualifying status. Candidates were required to score at least 150 marks out of 300 to pass the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination.

About FMGE 2019

NBE conducts FMGE 2019 biannually for the assessment of Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) to issue the registration certificate from MCI and State Medical Council (SMC). After qualifying the FMGE, the qualifying aspirants will be considered as the medical practitioner in India.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - FMGE Exam Pattern 2019

Question: How many questions are asked in FMGE ?


There will be 100 pre/para-clinical and 200 clinical questions which will be asked in FMGE December for which a candidate will be provided with a time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

Question: How can I apply for FMGE December session?


The online registration for FMGE December session will commence in the second week of October 2019. In order to be considered eligible, a candidate must fill the application form within the stipulated time period.

Question: Will FMGE be conducted in offline mode?


FMGE will be conducted in a computer-based mode in the second week of December 2019. 

Question: Why is FMGE conducted?


FMGE is a screening test for all those candidates who have completed their medical graduate outside India. Qualifying FMGE will make the candidates eligible to get permanent or provisional registration/license to practice medicine in India.

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when the date of fmge , distribution passing certificate 2019 december from nat board

Srijika Bhattacharyya 20th Feb, 2020
According to the information by NBE, the FMGE results were declared on January 20,2020. The pass certificate tentative date of issue is February 2020.
If you have any other queries feel free to ask.
For more information on FMGE please check this link
Hope this helps.

when the date of fmge passing distribution certificates

Srijika Bhattacharyya 20th Feb, 2020
The tentative date for release of FMGE certificates is February 2020 and the certificates will mostly be circulated by the end of February.
For more details check the link below:
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when will the date fmge passing distribution certificate december2019 candidates

Srijika Bhattacharyya 20th Feb, 2020
NBE has said that the tentative date for distribution of the FMGE pass certificates is February 2020. So the certificates must be circulated by then end of the month.
For more information check the link
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Hi.. am doing my mbbs 3rd yr now in China.. total duration of my course is 5yrs + 1yr of internship... when will i be eligible to give fmge...? In 4th yr or 5th yr or after internship??

Srijika Bhattacharyya 18th Feb, 2020
If your college is recognised and your medical degree is recognised in India you can give the FMGE exam after you have finished your internship in China and have obtained your degree certificate.
After passing FMGE you have to do a compulsory one year internship in India after which you can practice or choose to give NEET PG.
Hope this helps.
All the best

I have completed my MBBS in China in Xiamen university in 2011. In 2013 I got married. In 2014 I cleared fmge and did internship in osmania hospital. After that I went to Qatar with my husband for 2 years. I got degree on Sept 2017. Next month Im flying to US withm eligible for applying usmle

Animesh Vats Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


Well I would like to tell you that after MBBS program ends a doctor can apply for USMLE exam . In USA once you are done with your studies, you are required to give USMLE exam which is organised in three levels and once you qualify all the three levels then you are allowed to get into residency program but finding one is really difficult. USMLE can not guarantee you residency rather it will only help you in allowing you to go search for residency in US hospitals. Same goes for international students as well but the level of difficulty is a lot and getting residency is the most difficult thing to do.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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