An Overview:

The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) also known as the Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduate has been introduced through 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 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. “

National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the Screening Test as per Screening Test Regulations 2002. Role of NBEMS is limited to conduct of the test, publishing the result and handing over the result to National Medical Commission & all State Medical Councils.

Candidates who are citizens of India or Overseas Citizens of India and 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, can apply for FMGE provided that the result of final examination for the said primary medical qualification has been declared on or before the prescribed cut-off date for a particular session of FMG Examination.

Only eligible candidates are allowed to appear in the FMGE who have both the Eligibility Certificate (if applicable) and the Provisional Pass Certificate/Degree Certificate of Primary Medical Qualification.

Candidates are advised to refer to the website of National Medical Commission ( for the Screening Test Regulations, 2002 & all its amendments, Regulations on Graduate Medical Education and Eligibility Certificate Regulations and any other updates related to the Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduates.

Candidate declared qualified in FMGE are issued Screening Test Pass Certificate by NBEMS after in-person verification of biometric/Face ID captured during the conduct of examination and prescribed documents.

This webpage on NBEMS website offers easy access to the Information Bulletin of FMGE, Online application submission weblinks, Guidelines for application submission, Applicant login, Notices related to FMGE published time to time and Results of FMG Examinations conducted by NBEMS.

Institute-wise Performance of Candidates appearing in FMGE :

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