FMGE Exam: Registration, NMC Guidelines | MBBSQuora


FMGE is the short form of Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. The FMGE exam is a licensing exam for Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have completed their primary medical education from an institution outside India and want to make their career in India. After its launch in 2002, passing it is compulsory for candidates with foreign medical degrees. However, candidates who passed their medical education before 15 March 2002 need not to pass this exam to start their medical practice in India. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts this licensing exam twice a year, June and December. 


The registration for FMGE exam starts just after the announcements of exam dates from the National Board of Examinations. Visiting the NBE official website will be helpful to stay updated and know the registration process. The registration process for the June session will start from the first/second week of April 2024. To appear at this test, you need to follow NMC guidelines and the steps mentioned on the official website – or   

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to refer to the official website to know the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG in detail. Usually, the criteria is as follows:

Exam Pattern

The National Board of Examinations conducts the FMGE exam on behalf of the National Medical Commission (NMC) every year. The exam is conducted in two sittings – Part A and part B – and each sitting lasts for 150 minutes or 2.30 hours. It is a computer-based exam for 300 marks and contains 300 objective questions. Candidates receive 1 mark for each correct answer. And there is no negative marking for a wrong answer. To qualify the exam, candidates like you need to get at least 150 marks out of 300.

EXAM Syllabus

The FMGE covers the following subjects taught at undergraduate medical courses:

For a more divided and detailed syllabus, visit the official website of the National Board of Examinations (NBE). 

Exam Date

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts FMGE Exam in May or June every year. As an aspiring candidate, staying in touch with the leading newspapers and the official website, , will be better for you to stay updated on this exam and related dates. Here are tentative FMGE Exam 2024 June Dates: 

Exam Date
FMGE Exam Registration for June Session
May 2024
FMGE 2024 Admit Card
June 2024
FMGE Exam Date
30 June 2024
FMGE Exam result
July 2024
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Test Centers

The FMGE exam is conducted all over India. As an aspiring candidate, you can visit the official website to know the test centre close to your locality. However, tentative centres for FMGE exam are as follows: 

FMGE 2024: Exam Centres

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FMGE?

FMGE shortened for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination is a licensing exam for an NRI or candidate who has got their MBBS degree from an institution located outside of India and wants to start their medical practice in India. It is a compulsory exam for candidates who completed their undergraduate or postgraduate medical courses from a foreign medical college or university.  

What is FMGE 2024 date for the June session?

The tentative date for FMGE 2024 for the June session is 30th of June 2024. 

When will the result of the FMGE 2024 June Exam be declared?

As per the trend, it will be published on the official website of the National Board of Examinations. You should keep visiting the official website – – to stay updated on the FMGE related queries. 

What is the cost of the FMGE 2024 for the June session?

As per the last exam held for the December 2023 session, it will be around INR 6 000 + GST. Visiting the official website will help you get the right information.

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