MCI Screening Test | Foreign Medical Graduates examination, FMGE

MCI Screening Test | Foreign Medical Graduates Examination, FMGE

Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. MCI screening test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has an MBBS degree from abroad to practice medicine in the country. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from any country have to take the MCI screening test. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools.

Schema of Foreign Medical Graduate Examination

1. The test consists of one paper, comprising 300 multiple choices, single correct response questions in English language only, delivered in two parts to be taken in a single day.
The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using a computer network as per the prescribed scheme.
3. Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking.
4. Allocation of time for the FMGE shall be as follows:
  Candidate Entry Time at Reporting Counter 09:00 AM 2:15 PM
  Reporting Counter Entry Closes 9:30 AM 2:45 PM
  Check-in Procedure 9:00 to 10:00 AM 2:15 to 3:15 PM
  Test Start Time* 10:00 AM 3:15 PM
  Test End Time 12:45 PM 5:45 PM

* including 15 minutes tutorial.

Note: FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts.

Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ at 9:00 AM for Part One and 2:15 PM for Part Two (one hour prior to the start time). The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the test start time. The candidate who fails to report to the reporting counter by the stipulated time as indicated above shall not be allowed to test.

5. The screening test is held twice a year in June and December, the exact dates for the Screening Test will be announced on the website before the respective registration window.
6. An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 (50%) in the examination.
7. Results (Pass/Fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed on the NBE website and at the NBE office.
8. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination Complete Regulation