All About FMGE/MCI Screening Test 2018 (June Session)

All About FMGE/MCI Screening Test 2018 (June Session)

Perm State Medical University Student offerings

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) or MCI Screening Test which is mandatory for foreign medical graduates desirous of getting a provisional or permanent registration with Medical Council of India (MCI) or any other State Medical Council (SMC) will be held on 29 June 2018.

The application forms of MCI Screening Test/FMGE 2018 are now available. The applicants can now fill FMGE 2018 online application form from 11th May, 2018 to 31st May, 2018 (by 11:55 PM).

Overview of FMGE:

  • Purpose of FMGE: An Indian Citizen or Overseas Citizen of India possessing a Primary Medical qualification awarded by any Medical institution outside India who is wishing to get a Provisional or Permanent registration with Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.
  • Periodicity: Twice in a year (June / December)
  • Pattern of Examination: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) based with Single Correct Response
  • No. of Questions: 300
  • Negative Marking: Nil
  • Syllabus: As indicated in the page
  • Mode of Conduct: Online (Computer-based test)
  • Criteria for passing the exam: 150 marks (out of 300 marks)
  • Application/Examination Fee: Rs. 5,500 (Non-refundable)

As per the rules, “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 the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after March 15, 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”.

Application Form and Information Bulletin

These can be accessed and downloaded from the National Board of Examination website www.nbe.edu.in

In case of any doubts, Please make use of the information in the information bulletin & website (www.nbe.edu.in). These will provide sufficient information to guide you through the complete process of filling up the application form and will also answer most of your queries.

In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.

Phone support will be available during these times:

  • 11th May to 31st July 2018 : 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday
  • 29th June 2018 (examination day) 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Sunday & Gazetted holidays.
  • CONTACT NBE (for exam related queries) Helpline Number : 022-62816979/1800-11-1700 (Toll Free)
  • Email : nbehelpdesk2018@gmail.com Official Website : www.nbe.edu.in

FMGE Important Dates 2018

Availability of Information Bulletin  May 11, 2018
Last date for the submission of the application form  May 31, 2018 (11:55 PM)
FMGE Admit Card release  Third week of June 2018*
FMGE Exam Date  June 29, 2018
Result declaration  July 31, 2018
*Tentative Dates

FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidate must fulfill the following criteria to be concluded eligible for the FMGE 2018 exam:-

  1. The applicant must be a bona fide citizen of India or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
  2. The applicant must acquire the requirements of the primary medical qualification by the name of the medical institution awarding it. This should further be confirmed by the relevant Indian Embassy and serves as a recognized qualification for enrollment as the medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is located. The MBBS degree should have been received on or before May 31, 2018.
  3. The applicants looking for provisional or permanent registration and holding undergraduate as well as postgraduate medical degrees from the following countries don’t need to undertake the FMGE as they can register themselves directly with MCI or any SMC.
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
    • The United States of America
    • United Kingdom
  4. The applicants failing to meet the eligibility criteria for the FMGE 2018 will not be given admission under any circumstance.
  5. The applicants are advised to go through the official brochure of FMGE 2018 in order to understand the eligibility criteria for the same.

Important Information

Online submission of application form of FMGE does not automatically confirms your eligibility for FMGE. It is also essential for the candidate to submit the prescribed documents to NBE through email at fmge.cc@natboard.edu.in latest by 7th June 2018 failing which the candidate WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to appear for FMGE.

Those candidates who have been unsuccessful in FMGE in the past and have already submitted their scanned documents to NBE at Email ID fmge.cc@natboard.edu.in are not required to resubmit their scanned documents again. These candidates have simply to mention their roll numbers that were issued to them in the last FMGE in which they had appeared

FMGE Application Fee 2018

The recommended fee for taking the FMGE 2018 (June session) is Rs. 5,500/- which is non-refundable. The payment for the application form can be made either through payment gateway or net banking provided using a credit or debit card.

FMGE Exam Pattern 2018

The FMGE 2018 (June session) will be conducted online. The exam will have a total of 300 multiple choice questions in English Medium. They will be divided into two part papers. The first part will be taken in a single day- morning and the second part will be taken in the afternoon session consisting 150 questions each. Below are the important pointers one should keep in mind while sitting for FMGE 2018 (June session):

  • The time allocation is of 150 minutes for each part with a scheduled break between the two parts.
  • This will be an online exam.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • The weightage of MCQ’s in each section 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 program curriculum.
  • Subject wise Weightage of Questions for FMGE 2018 (June Session).

FMGE Practice Test 2018

The applicants will be able to take up a practice cum demo test of FMGE 2018 (June session) from June 15, 2018 onwards, to familiarize themselves with the experience and functionality of actual online test format on the official website. The students can access the demo test for the FMGE 2018 (June session) by entering the testing ID (issued upon successful completion of the registration and scheduling process). The applicants are advised to pay complete attention towards the Demo Test pattern carefully so that the students can acquaint themselves with the screens, layout, and the navigation of the FMGE.

FMGE Admit Card 2018

The admit card of FMGE 2018 will be announced in the third week of June 2018. The applicants will be able to download their admit card by logging in from the link. After finishing with the registration Process and Scheduling process for FMGE 2018 (June session), the students will get a computer generated acknowledgement on their registered e-mail ID. This will indicate that the application of the applicant was submitted successfully and the candidate will be eligible to get his/her FMGE admit card 2018.

FMGE Reporting Center 2018

The list of examination centers for FMGE 2018 June session has been increased compared to previous year. This year FMGE 2018 exam centers will be distributed across 25 FMGE exam cities.

FMGE 2018 Test Cities

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Kolkata
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Patna
  5. Visakhapatnam
  6. Mumbai
  7. Chennai
  8. Nagpur
  9. Jammu
  10. Ranchi
  11. Mohali
  12. New Delhi
  13. Noida
  14. Srinagar
  15. Sikar
  16. Pune
  17. Guwahati
  18. Thiruvananthapuram
  19. Hyderabad
  20. Bhubaneshwar
  21. Bhopal
  22. Kozhikode
  23. Dehradun
  24. Shillong
  25. Lucknow

FMGE 2018 June session exam schedule

Part – A (9:30 to 11:00 AM)  Part - B (2:00 to 4:30 PM)
Entry Time at Reporting Counter 07:00 AM 12:00 PM
Reporting Counter Entry Closes 08:30 AM 01:30 PM
Check-in to read instructions 08:50 AM 01:50 PM
Test Start Time 09:00 AM 02:00 PM
Test End Time 11:30 AM 04:30 PM

FMGE Qualifying Marks 2018

The minimum marks required to clear the FMGE 2018 for June session are 150 out of 300 i.e. the candidate must fulfill the criteria of scoring at least 50% marks to clear the examination as per the statutory requirement under section 13(4A) of the IMC Act, 1956 amended in 2002. The applicants who make it to the list will be confirmed as ‘FMGE 2018 qualified’.

FMGE Result 2018

The result for FMGE 2018 June session will be declared by July 31, 2018. The results will be updated online in the form of scorecards. The scorecards of FMGE 2018 June session will comprise an applicant’s details along with the marks and ranks obtained by him/her. The applicants will be able to check the results for FMGE exam on the NBE website.

Important websites:

National Board of Examinations: www.natboard.edu.in

Medical Council of India: www.mciindia.org

  1. In case of any doubts Please make use of the information in this information bulletin & website (www.nbe.edu.in) to guide you through the entire process and help to answer most of your queries.
  2. In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.
  3. Phone support will be available during these times:
    • 11th May to 31st July 2018 : 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday
    • 29th June 2018 (examination day) 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Sunday & Gazetted holidays.
  4. CONTACT NBE (for exam related queries)
    • Helpline Number : 022-62816979/1800-11-1700 (Toll Free)
    • Email : nbehelpdesk2018@gmail.com
    • Official Website : www.nbe.edu.in