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FMGE Exam Date

December 4, 2022

Name of the Examination
Foreign Medical Graduates Examination
Common Name
Conducting Body
National Board of Examinations
Frequency of the Exam
Twice a Year
Months in Which the Exam is Conducted
June and December
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is FMGE Exam?

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) is a national-level exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The exam is conducted for students who have completed their medical studies in colleges of foreign countries. 

The exam was introduced in 2002 for Indian Candidates or Overseas citizens of India (OCI) who have studied medicine in other countries and want to practice medicine in India. It acts as a licensing examination.  

FMGE 2022 will be conducted in June 4, 2022. 

Candidates can visit the official website of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and fill out the online application form to register for the same. 

Candidates applying for the exam must be Indian Citizens, pursuing education abroad, or Overseas Citizens of India. They must be holding the MBBS degree or completed the graduate level equivalent degree for medical sciences in that particular country. 

FMGE Exam Details:

Mode of Registration
Mode of Examination
Duration of the Exam
5 Hours
Total Marks
Medium of Exam
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
MBBS Curriculum
Maximum Number of Attempts

FMGE Exam Dates 2022:

Tentative Dates 
Registration Begins 
September 9, 2022
Registration Ends
September 29, 2022
Release of Admit Card

 To be Announced

FMGE Exam Exam Date

December 4, 2022

Announcement of FMGE Results

December 30, 2022

FMGE Registration 2022: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for FMGE online registration:

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: They have to click on FMGE. 
Step 3: They have to click on the link for FMGE Registration. 
Step 4: Candidates have to submit the following information for registration: 

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Alternate Mobile Number
  • Enter Captcha

Step 5: Candidates will receive their User ID and Password in their mail. 

How to fill up FMGE Application Form? 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: They have to click on FMGE and then on "Application Form"
Step 3: Candidates have to log in using their credentials. 
Step 4: They have to submit: Personal Details, Qualification Details, and Exam Centre Preferences. 
Step 5: Candidates need to upload the required documents on the website. 
Step 6: They have to pay the application fee of Rs. 6,490 and submit the form. 

Documents Required: 

Documents for FMGE Online Registration
Passport-Size Photograph
  • Coloured Photograph
  • Photograph shouldn't be older than 6 months
  • Photograph must have a white background
  • Candidate's Name and Date should be written on the photograph
  • Size: 80 KB
  • Format: JPEG
  • Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
  • Should be done on white paper.
  • Should be done using a black or blue pen.
  • Candidates cannot overwrite the signature.
  • Size: 80 KB
  • Format: JPEG
  • Dimension: 6 cm X 3 cm
Thumb Impression
  • Done on a white background.
  • It must be clear with no borders. 

Other original documents required for the NBE FMGE exam are as follows:

  • MBBS Degree Certificate/ Provisional Pass Certificate
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the NMC (If Applicable)
  • Valid Indian Passport
  • Certificate of Class 12th
  • Marksheet of Class 12th
  • Birth Certificate of Certificate of Matriculation
  • Internship Certificate (if done abroad)
  • Two Recent Photographs
  • Address Proof
  • Equivalence Certificate (from Association of Indian Universities for applicants who done their MBBS from abroad)

FMGE Exam Centres: 

Greater Noida
New Delhi

FMGE Syllabus and Books 2022:

Part A: Pre and Para Clinical Subjects

Forensic Medicine

Part B: Clinical Subjects

Medicine and Allied Subjects (Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy, Dermatology, and STD)

General Surgery and Allied Subjects (General Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Radiodiagnosis Orthopaedics)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Community Medicine

Books for FMGE: 

Author(s)/ Publisher
ROAMS Review of all Medical Subjects
Agrawal V.D.
Sure Success Magic
B. Ramgopal
FMGE Formula
DMA Team
A Complete NBE-centric Approach FMGE solutions for NMC Screening Examination
Deepak Marwah
Self Assessment & Review of FMGE/NMC Screening Examination
Kamal. K.V

FMGE Exam Pattern 2022:

5 hours
Total Number of Questions
Type of Questions
Number of Parts
Division of Section

Part A: Pre and Para Clinical Subjects

Part B: Clinical Subjects

Questions Per Section

Part A: 100

Part B: 200

Marking Scheme
+1 for every correct answer and no negative marking

FMGE Exam Preparation Tips:

Candidates can go through the below-mentioned exam preparation tips for the National Board of Examination, FMGE exam: 

  • Go in-depth into the FMGE syllabus:

Being familiar with the syllabus is the key to the preparation process of any exam. Therefore, candidates are advised to be thorough with the FMGE syllabus in a detailed manner to get a proper idea of the resources and FMGE exam pattern. 

  • Prepare with Notes: 

Preparing notes while studying not only helps with memorization but also helps with the revision process of the exam. Therefore, preparing notes is one of the most effective exam preparation tips.

  • Difficult Things need TIME: 

Candidates must allot more time in their preparation schedule for the topics that are difficult for them. In this way, they will be able to prepare thoroughly and gain more confidence in their weaker areas.

  • Study. Revise. Repeat: 

Revision is the key part of the preparation process of any exam. Therefore, candidates must allot time for weekly revision in their preparation schedule. 

  • Prepare and MOCK: 

Don't take it literally. 

Mock tests are the best way for the candidates to check their understanding. So candidates must practise as many mock tests as possible to prepare thoroughly.

  • RELAX to RETAIN your Preparation: 

Candidates are advised to relax and take regular breaks during their preparation process. This will prevent the candidate from being stressed out and come back fresher at their preparation table. 

FMGE Admit Card 2022:

Candidates can download the FMGE admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Candidates need to click on FMGE and then on the Admit Card link. 
Step 3: They need to log in using their credentials. 
Step 4: FMGE Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: They should cross-check the admit card and download it if the details are correct. 
Step 6: Print the admit card and affix a recent passport-size photograph in the given space. The photograph should match the specification of the one uploaded in the application form. 

On exam day, candidates need to carry their admit card along with a valid ID card to the exam centre. 

FMGE Exam Results 2022:

Candidates can download the FMGE exam results by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Candidates need to click on FMGE and then on the Result link. 
Step 3: They need to log in using their credentials. 
Step 4: FMGE scorecard will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: The scorecard contains the following details: 

  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's Roll Number
  • Candidate's Scores
  • Correct and Incorrect Responses
  • Other details of the Results

Step 6: Candidates should verify the scorecard and download it for further use. 

Issuance of NBE FMGE Pass Certificate:

The candidates who have successfully qualified in the exam will receive a Pass Certificate. They must visit the reporting address in New Delhi if they want to receive FMGE Pass Certificate.

Reporting Address of FMGE Pass Certificate: National Board of Examinations, PSP Area, Sector-9, Dwarka Office, New Delhi - 110075

The following documents must be taken to the reporting address. These documents would help the authorities to identify the identity of the candidates:

  • FMGE Admit Card
  • Original MBBS Certificate
  • Original Eligibility Certificate issued by the NMC
  • Passport
  • ID Proof


- If a candidate wants to secure a medical practitioner's license in India, then they must qualify for the exam.

- FMGE exam pass percentage is 50%.

- If a candidate holds a medical degree certificate and a medical practitioner's license from any one of the following countries, then the candidate need not appear for FMGE: 1) United States of America 2) Australia 3) United Kingdom 4) New Zealand

- No. The Passing Certificate can only be collected by the candidate who appeared for the examination.

- Even though NEXT was introduced through the NMC Act, it has not been implemented yet. Therefore, as of now, candidates need to qualify in FMGE to obtain their medical practitioner's license in India.

- FMGE 2022 will be conducted on June 4, 2022.

- Candidates must collect their FMGE Pass Certificate from the head office of the National Board of Examinations(NBE) in New Delhi.

- FMGE exam pattern consists of 2 parts which are: 1) Part A: Pre and Para Clinical Subject 2) Part B: Clinical Subjects

- Candidates have to answer MCQ questions in the FMGE exam.

- Candidates have to answer a 5-hour long exam for the FMGE exam.
Eligibility Criteria

Not every candidate who wants to practice medicine in India is eligible to appear for FMGE. If a candidate wants to appear for the exam, then they must fulfil the eligibility criteria released by the NMC. 

Following are the FMGE eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates who are applying for the exam must be either Indians or Overseas citizens of India.
  • Candidates should have obtained their MBBS degrees and the primary medical qualifications before the ascertained period of a particular session of the exam. 
  • The candidates must have obtained this qualification from the institutions that are listed by the World Health Organization in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Candidates who have qualified from the institutions that are duly attested by the concerned Indian embassy.
  • All the Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) must provide documents of their primary medical education from the concerned foreign medical institute.
  • Candidates who have completed their medical education from the following countries need not appear for the test as they can register with the NMC/ SMC directly: 1) Canada 2) Australia 3) UK 4) New Zealand 5) USA
  • There is no age limit for answering the exam.
  • Candidates have a maximum number of 3 attempts. 

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