Last updated: 13 Mar 2020
Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India.
The FMGE test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, it is one of the difficult and mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country.
Every year thousands of students appear in the exam but only less than 50% will be considered as eligible to practice in India. The minimum qualifying marks for the June and December session was 150 out of 300. The exam pattern may change for the upcoming year as the exam committee has been made a proposal on changing it in order to make it much easier and simple than before.
NBE has finally declared FMGE 2019 withheld results for 175 candidates on February 21, 2020, You can check the result scorecard on the official website natboard.edu.in for the MCI screening test held on 20th December 20, 2019. Earlier, the authority had declared the FMGE 2019 results December session for 968 candidates.
Candidates who qualify in the examination will be issued pass certificate (tentatively) in February 2020. Candidates who clear the screening test of the FMGE 2019 December session will be provided with provisional registration from MCI/State Medical Council to practice medicine in India.
This provisional certificate will enable medical students to undergo a one-year internship in any approved hospital. After the completion of the internship, students need to apply again for permanent registration. After permanent registration, the student becomes a medical practitioner and he/she can practice in government/private hospitals or clinics.
1) What is FMGE Exam?
Ans: The FMGE is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, it is considered as a mandatory requirement for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country.
2) Who has to write the FMGE Exam?
Ans: MCI - FMGE is a test that gives you a license to practice medicine in India after you have completed graduation from foreign countries other than the USA, Uk, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.
In order to write the exam, the Candidates must be a citizen of India or should be Overseas Citizens of India. He/she must possess a primary medical qualification, which must be confirmed by the concerned Indian Embassy of the country, where the recognized institution is located.
3) Is FMGE is a mandatory exam for all MBBS students?
Ans: No it is not for all the MBBS students, the Indian citizen who has a medical degree from abroad college and who wishes to practice medicine in India need to write. Indian laws allow students to pursue MBBS courses from universities abroad. But in order to get a license to practice in India, they are required to qualify the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE).