About FMGE Test Frequently Asked Questions

The test comprises 300 multiple-choice questions (with a single correct response) to be attempted in 300 minutes. The test is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part.

FMGE or MCI Screening Test Most Asked Questions

Format of FMG Screening test

1. Is there a new testing format for FMGE?

Yes, starting from the June 2014 administration, the FMGE has changed from a paper and pencil test to a computer-based test (CBT). This is not an Internet-based test, i.e. a candidate does not take the test over the Internet. Instead of reading the questions from a paper booklet and darkening the ovals in an answer sheet, a candidate will now read the questions on a computer screen and choose an answer by using a mouse to click on the appropriate option.

2 Question:  How is the computer-based format different from the paper and pencil format?

Answer: The only difference is in the way the questions are presented, and how responses are recorded.

3. What does a computer-based exam look like?

A Demo exam will be made available on the NBE website to provide candidates with the look and feel, as well as the functionality of the actual exam.

4. Can I take the exam from any computer?

No, a candidate will have to the exam on a pre-assigned workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration & Scheduling.

5. What is The Schedule of the FMG Examination?

The FMGE Examination shall be held twice a year in the months of June and December. The dates for the examination shall be notified on the NBE website based on the availability of the test centers.

6. Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for the FMG Examination?

No there is no restriction on the number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.

FAQ about FMGE Test Duration And Pattern

Q/A about FMGE Test pattern and Duration

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts.
Part One: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (includes 15 minutes tutorial)
Part Two: 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Candidates will also need to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the exam.

Q. How many questions will there be Total FMGE questions?

FMGE There will be a total of 300 questions, with 150 questions in each part.

Q. During FMGE Can I move back and forth between the questions?

Yes, candidates will have the option to navigate between the questions via the Review Screen. However, a candidate will not be able move between the 2 sections of the exam. Candidates are advised to make use of the Practice Test on the NBE website to familiarize themselves with the navigation and functionality of the actual exam. A 15-minute tutorial will also be available prior to the start of the actual exam.

Q What is the FMGE question pattern?

The exam will only contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), each with 4 (four) options and only 1 (one) correct response.

Q. What is the FMGE syllabus/course on which the exam would be based?

The exam will include all subjects taught during the MBBS course including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weight age will be given to each subject as indicated in the bulletin

Q. What is the FMGE 15-minute tutorial?

The tutorial provides a series of screens that will orient you to the computer-based FMGE. This will give you an opportunity to try the various features, including how to navigate between questions, review them, select, de-select, change and mark responses, etc. The tutorial has a total duration of 15 minutes and candidates are advised to go through it entirely before starting the actual test. At the end of the tutorial, candidates will be asked to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the test. For a similar preview, candidates can take a tour of the Demo Test which will be available on the NBE website at

7. What is the Demo Test?
The Demo Test is a sample computer-based test that is intended to familiarize candidates with the navigation and functionality of the FMGE. It includes a tutorial on using the various features of the test like moving between screens, selecting, de-selecting, marking and reviewing responses, etc., as well as some sample questions which will allow candidates to try out these features. Note that these sample questions are not representative of the content of difficulty level of the actual exam.

FMGE FAQ about Registration Process

1. When will the next FMGE be conducted?

The next FMGE will be conducted on coming June 2021 and 14th December 2021

2. What are the timings for the testing sessions?

FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts.
Part One: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (includes 15 minutes tutorial)
Part Two: 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM

3. Where will the test be conducted?

The test will be conducted at selected test centers in 41 cities: Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Durgapur, Gandhinagar, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Goa, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Bardoli (Surat), Trichy, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

4. Where can I get the list of test centers for FMGE?

The list of test centers is available on the NBE website

5. Will I be able to select my preferred location for the FMGE exam Center?

Yes, candidates will be able to select their preferred location for their exam during the online registration and scheduling process. Availability will be based on a first come, first served basis, and only available options will be shown at the time of scheduling. Please note that no reschedule or cancellation will be allowed once your registration/scheduling is completed.

6. How do I apply for the exam?

Candidates may register for the exam, online from from  May -June 2021

7. What is the FMGE fee?

The fee for the FMGE is Rs. 5500/-

8. How do I pay for the test?

The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through a payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks of India or through net banking.

9. What is the last day for application?

The online registration & scheduling window opens keep an eye on our blog will update from time to time, 2021.

Q. Can I use my friends or family email address when registering for FMGE?

No, you need to use a valid and unique email address of your own.

Q. Is there a restriction on what can be entered within the address fields during the online registration?

Yes, you need to limit each address line to 30 characters including spaces. You may make use of Address lines 1, 2, and 3 in case of longer addresses. Special characters are acceptable.

Q. Which country has the highest FMGE passing rates?

Among all countries MBBS in Bangladesh has the highest success rate in the FMGE test

Q. What happens after I have submitted my FMGE online application?

At the end of Registration, the applicant will get a computer-generated acknowledgment at the registered email id of the applicant. Admit card will be issued to candidates once the registration and scheduling have been successfully completed. Candidates may also log on to the FMGE website to download and print a copy of their Application form. The Admit Card will specify the Application Number / Testing ID of the Candidate.

13. If I have made any mistake(s) while registering for FMGE, can I make changes later to rectify them?

If you make mistakes while entering your application data, you may log back into the FMGE registration & scheduling website via and select “Edit Profile” to make changes to your personal details such as address or “Edit Application” to make changes to your application data such as educational information. For security reasons, editing of the candidate’s full name and username will not be allowed. The ability to edit application profile and application details will be available until the end of the registration window i.e. until 11:59 PM IST on 31st October 2016. Note that if you make any changes to your profile or application details, you will need to print and carry the most recent admit card with you to the test center.


Q. Can I change my preferred test location?

No, you will not be allowed to change your test location once you have completed your online registration and scheduling process. Please select your preferred choices carefully based on the availability shown to you at the time of your scheduling.

Q. Can I cancel the FMG exam?

No, under no circumstances will a cancellation/refund be allowed.

Q. If I do not take my exam, will I be eligible for a refund?

No, your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location.

FMGE FAQ watch out Testing Day

FMGE FAQ Screening Frequently Asked Questions Test Video

1. What is the reporting time for the exam?

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 exam start time. The candidate who fails to report to the reporting counter by the stipulated time as indicated above shall not be allowed to the exam

2. What do I need to bring to the FMGE test center?

Candidates MUST bring to the test center :
i. Printed copy of Admit card with photo pasted on it AND
ii. Any one of the authorized photo IDs** (must be original and non-expired): PAN Card / Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License/ Aadhar Card(with photograph)

**The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit card. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidates must show the relevant document mentioned at the time of test (Marriage Certificate/Divorcee Decree/Legal Name Change Document).

Please note that: Issuance of the admit card only confirms your successful registration for FMGE. It does not confirm your eligibility for FMGE. You are required to submit the prescribed documents to NBE at the latest by 5th December 2016 failing which your candidature for FMGE including the admit card shall stand canceled and the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the test. Fulfillment of the eligibility criteria is an essential requirement for any candidate to appear in the test. Issuance of admit card does not confer any automatic right to the candidate to appear in the test or declaration of result or registration with SMC/MCI. The admit Card shall be treated as null & void incase the candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed as per Para-2

3. Does the name appearing on the photo identification need to match the one shown on the Admit Card?
The name on your photo identification must match your name as shown on your Admit Card. If your name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below at the time of the test: Marriage Certificate, Divorce Degree, Legal Name Change Document

4. Where can I find directions for getting to my test center?
Maps and directions to each test center will be available on the NBE website . Candidates are advised to plan their travel accordingly and make allowance for traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.

5. What happens during the security checks, identity verification, and check-in?
Candidates will need to produce their Admit Card and one valid and original ID for verification upon arrival at the test centre. Only registered candidates will be allowed into the test center. Candidates will be frisked before entering the testing room to ensure they are not carrying any prohibited items. A digital photo and fingerprint of all candidates will also be captured electronically as part of the check-in process.

6. Will there be any breaks during the exam?
Yes, there will be a scheduled break between the 2 sections of the exam.

7. What will I be provided with during the test?
At the test center, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with pencils, an eraser, and rough/scratch paper. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as no other material will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the exam, candidates will have to hand all the scratch paper and stationery back to the test center administrator.

8. How do I know when the exam time has ended?
There will be an on-screen timer on the top right corner of your screen which will count down from 2.5 hours for each section of the test. Candidates are advised to check this timer regularly and allocate their time carefully. A pop-up window will appear before the test ends to alert candidates

9. Will I be able to leave early if I finish the exam before the allocated exam time has ended?
FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts. You can leave the test center during the scheduled break. However, you will have to return to the test center at the reporting time specified in the admit card to complete the second section of the exam.

FMGE Results
1. Results.
I. Result (pass/Fail) for eligible candidates shall be displayed at the NBE website and officer of the NBE notice board.
II. An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination.

Other FMGE FAQ Information:

Q. How will I get my FMGE admit card?

You need to log in to the FMGE website via using your username & password and select Download Admit Card once the seat allotment has been done. Please refer to the above website for notifications.

Q. In case the FMGE website does not work and I am unable to register myself, how should I register?
If the registration website is not accessible for any reason, please close your internet browser and try again. You can register for the test any time between April-May or  September-October each year.

Q. Related FMGE support, What are the timings to contact the NBE Candidate Care helpline?

The FAQs, IVRS, and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools to guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.

Phone: +91-11-45593000 (30 lines) (Toll Free)
Webmail: Use Email
Phone support availability:
Registration Phase: April -May or September – October every year, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Friday.
Pre-testing window: 1st November 2016 to 13th December 2016, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Friday
Testing Day: 14th December 2016.
Candidate care timing for the testing day: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM




Before you start Online Screening Test you should agree on Non Disclosure Terms and Conditions mentioned below

FOR FMGE – Screening Test

This test is confidential and proprietary. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) expressly prohibits you from disclosing, publishing, reproducing, or transmitting this test, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means verbal or written, electronic or mechanical and for any purpose.

No content of this test must be shared with friends, acquaintances or third parties including sharing through online means or via social media. Social media includes but not limited to SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Hangouts, Blogs etc. using either one’s own account or proxy account(s).

Any violation of the same shall be liable for penal action as per NBE guidelines.




The FMGE-Screening Test has been introduced through the Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per the regulations, “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 15.03.2002 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.”