FMGE 2021 Exam Pattern, Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here


FMGE 2020 Application FormFMGE is referred to as a Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Exam, and it is a national level entrance exam. FMGE 2021 Exam is conducted two times in one year, i.e., in June and December.

This exam is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). This exam allows Indian nationals with foreign medical qualifications to practice in India.

Candidates will get a provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council.

FMGE Exam Pattern 2021

The exam is conducted online as well as in offline mode. Candidates have to complete the paper within 150 minutes no extra time will be given to any candidates.

Candidates can check the FMGE exam pattern in this section.

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode (CBT).
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Number of Questions: A maximum of 300 questions will be asked.
  • The medium of Exam: The question paper will be asked in the English language.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking in the exam.
  • Duration of Exam: FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part.
  • Attempts: There is o limit to appear in the exam.

For Pre and Para Clinical Subjects:

Subjects Marks
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 17
Pathology 13
Microbiology 13
Pharmacology 13
Forensic Medicine 10
Total 100

For Clinical Subjects:

Subjects Marks
Medicine and Allied Subjects
Medicine 33
Psychiatry 5
Dermatology and STD 5
Radiotherapy 5
General Surgery and Allied Subjects
General Surgery 32
Anesthesiology 5
Orthopedics 5
Radiodiagnosis 5
Pediatrics 15
Opthalmology 15
Otorhinolaryngology 15
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 30
Community Medicine 30
Total 200

Scheme of Examination

Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Test (FMGE)

  • The exam 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.
  • Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking.
  • Allocation of time for the FMGE shall be as follows:-
Activities Part-A

(9:00 AM-11:30 AM)

Part – B

(2:00 PM-04:30 PM)

Allow Candidates to enter the examination center and commence Biometric Registration 07:00 AM 12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Center 08:30 AM 01:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 08:45 AM 01:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions 08:50 AM 01:50 PM
Exam Start Time 09:00 AM 02:00 PM
Exam End Time 11:30 AM 04:30 PM

Note: 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.

Instruction for Candidates

Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ at 7:00 AM for Part One and 12:00 PM for Part Two (two hours prior to the start time). The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the test start time. A candidate who fails to report to the reporting counter by the stipulated time as indicated above shall not be allowed to test

  • An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination.
  • Results (Pass/Fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed on the NBE website. There is no provision for re-totaling/re-evaluation.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.

If you have any other queries about the FMGE 2021 Exam Pattern, you can write your queries in the comment box given below.

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  1. sameer siddiquee says:

    hii, can i give the fmge exam after 4th years,means before graduation.

  2. Goutame Virabadran says:

    Do they provide pen and paper for calculations

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