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FMGE Screening Test 2017 by NBE - Eligibility, Application, Dates

National Board of Examinations announces Foreign Medical Graduates Exam 2017  


NBE FMGE Screening Test - National Board of Examinations invites applications for NBE FMGE Screening Test for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications December 2017


Foreign Medical Graduates Exam FMGE Screening Test

As per the Screening Test Regulations 2002, an Indian citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the MCI or State Medical Council on or after 15th March 2002 shall have to qualify the Foreign Medical Graduate (FMG) Exam (Screening Test)

National Board of Examinations shall conduct next FMGE (Screening Test) on21st December 2017 on Computer Based Platform at various test centres across the Country.


Eligibility Criteria

The Applicant must meet/fulfill the following criteria:

He/she is a citizen of India or Overseas Citizen of India

The candidate should possess a primary medical qualification, which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned, to be a recognized qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated

Cut-off date for obtaining the Primary Medical Qualification is on or before 30th November 2017

It is mandatory to provide proof/documentary evidence in support of the candidate having passed final exam for such a primary medical qualification/possess the primary medical qualification on or before the cut-off date. In the event of the date of issue of result/proof of primary medical qualification being after the prescribed cut-off date, the application form shall be rejected and candidate declared as ineligible

Candidate seeking provisional or permanent registration shall not have to qualify the Screening Test if he/she holds an Undergraduate medical qualification from

Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and the holder thereof has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification in

Australia/Canada/New Zealand/ United Kingdom/United States of America and has been recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country


FMGE Scheme of Exam (December)

(i) The NBE FMGE 2017 Entrance Test is conducted in English Language

(ii) The NBE FMGE Test consists of One Paper

(iii) There are 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of single response type in the paper

(iv) There is No negative marking

(v) An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the exam

(vi) Results (Pass/Fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed at NBE website and office of NBE

Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ at 07.30 AM for Part One and01.00 PM for Part Two (Two hour prior to the start time). The reporting counter will close30 minutes prior to the test start time. Candidate who fails to report to the reportingcounter by the stipulated time as indicated above shall not be allowed to test


Exam Centres

The list of various cities where Examcentres are located is as under: Kolkata, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Ranchi and Visakhapatnam

Exact address and location of the test centres is available at the FMGE website


Exam Fee

The FMGE - Rs.5500/-

Please note that this is a composite fee (as above) inclusive of fees for the exam and information bulletin; the prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card and Debit Card issued by banks in India or Net Banking


Application Procedure

Application Form for FMGE December 2017 can be submitted only online at form 30th October 2017 to 27th November 2017 till 23:59 hrs

Candidate is advised to read this Information Bulletin carefully before starting online registration

Candidates should go through the information bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria, scheme, and pattern of exam etc. before contacting the NBE for any queries. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues shall only be entertained if the information requested is not given in this bulletin or the website

Fee submitted through demand draft shall not be accepted; there is no fee deposit counter at NBE Office. The completed NBE FMGE application form shall be sent to the following address "National Board of Examinations, Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029"

For more information, please visit the websites NBE


Important Dates


Availability of Information Bulletin (FMGE Dec): 30th October 2017


Online Submission of Application Form for FMGE Dec 2017: 30th Oct. to 27th November 2017


Examination Date for FMGE 2017: 21st December 2017


Declaration of Results by 21st January 2018


National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029, Helpline - 1800-00-1700, Toll Free 0124-6771700, Website


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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