Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

Mode of ExamOnline & Offline
Level of ExamNational Level


FMGE 2020 - 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. FMGE 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, FMGE was made mandatory in the year 2002 for all Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs).  Interested candidates can check the important information and eligibility criteria of FMGE 2020 June/December session before filling up the FMGE application form 2020 The NBE has the authority to revoke an applicant’s candidature in case he/she does not full the eligibility criteria for the FMGE 2020 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 2020 June / 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

FMGE 2020 Exam Dates:


For June 2020 session:


Dates (Tentative)

Starting of online application

June 2020

Last date of application submission

July 2020

Availability of admit card

24 hours after the schedule Declared

Exam date

August/ September 2020

Result declaration

September 2020

For December 2020 session:


Dates (Tentative)

Starting of online application

 2nd week of October 2020

Last date of application submission

 1st week of November 2020

Availability of admit card

 1st week of December 2020

Exam date

 2nd week of December 2020

Result declaration

 2nd week of January 2021


FMGE 2020 Application Form

Candidates must check the FMGE 2020 application form details from below:

·        Candidates can fill their application form through online mode.

·        The application form will be started from June 2020 for June session exam and from the second week of October 2020 for December session.

·        Candidates are advised to fill all the details like personal details and academic details correctly in the application form.

·        Candidates must upload the passport size photograph and signature in the application form.

·        No correction facility will be provided to the candidates after submission of the application.

·        Candidates can fill their application form till July 2020 for June session exam.

·        Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application form for further admission procedure.

·        After the submission of application, candidates will have to submit some important photocopies of documents to the authority (NBE) by email.

Application Fee:

·        Candidates can submit their application fee through online mode via debit card, credit card and net banking.

·        Application fee will be non-refundable in nature.

·        The application fee for FMGE will be Rs.5500/-.


FMGE Admit Card 2020

The FMGE 2020 admit card will be available to the candidates who will successfully submit their application form. Candidates will be able to get their admit card before 7 days of the examination. Candidates must check complete details given on the admit card.

Candidates must carry their FMGE admit cards to the exam hall on the day of examination. Candidates have to paste a photo on the admit card. Candidates must bring id proof along with the admit card. Aspirants are advised to take a printout of the admit card for further procedure.


FMGE Exam Pattern 2020

The FMGE 2020 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 2020:-

  • The time allocation is of (150 min) 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 2020 June Session



Pre & Para Clinical Subjects













Forensic Medicine




Clinical Subjects (200 Marks)

Medicine & Allied Subjects





Dermatology & STD




General Surgery & Allied Subjects

General Surgery














Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Community Medicine




FMGE Demo Practice Paper 2020


Candidates can also take up a dummy exam for FMGE 2020 December session to acquaint themselves with the feel and functionality of actual online test format on the official website. They can access the demo test for the FMGE 2020 December session from November 2020 (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.

FMGE 2016 Overview

FMGE Result 2020

All Candidates will be able to check their FMGE 2020 Exam result after few days of the examination. National Board of Examinations authority will release the result through online mode on the website. Candidates must check the details present on the result carefully.

The candidates will be declared as passed only if they will obtain a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination.

Candidates will be able to check their FMGE result by entering login details. Candidates must take a printout of the result for further process. Result will include details like marks obtained by the candidates in exam etc.


FMGE Qualifying Marks 2020

The minimum cutoff marks required to crack the FMGE 2020 June / December 2020 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 2020 qualified’.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the FMGE 2020 eligibility criteria before filling the application form:

·        Nationality: Candidates should be an Indian/Overseas citizen of India.

·        Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have the primary medical qualification which will be approved by the Indian embassy concerned, to be recognized qualification from the medical practitioner in the country.

·        Cutoff Date: Cut-off date for obtaining the Primary Medical Qualification must be on or before last week of November 2020.

·        Candidates who are seeking provisional registration will not have to qualify the screening test they holds under graduation medical test from Canada/ new Zealand/ united kingdom/ united states of America will be recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in the India.

·        Documentary/proof evidence: It is compulsory to provide documentary evidence having passed final examination for primary medical qualifications on or before the cut-off date.

FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2020

The applicant must fulfill the following criteria to be rendered eligible for taking up the FMGE 2020 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.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • 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 2020 in order to understand the eligibility criteria.


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Application Start Date :

8th June 2020

Application End Date :

27th November 2017

Exam Date :

21st December 2017

Result Date :

21st January 2018

Conducted By :

National Board of Examinations

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