NBE has announced FMGE 2022 exam date for the June  session. As per the notification, the exam will be conducted on June 04, 2022. The notification further said that this is a tentative date and candidates will have to check the information bulletin for the exact date of the FMGE 2022 exam for the June session. Candidates have to score at least 150 marks out of 300 to pass FMGE 2022 screening test for the June and Dec session. NBE will announce the registration dates and other details in the information bulletin. Candidates are advised to check this page for the latest development pertaining to the exam.

What is FMGE?

FMGE 2022 is a mandatory entrance exam for those who are planning to practice medicine in India. Candidates could register themselves with the National Medical Commission (NMC) or State Medical Council(SMC) only after the clearance of FMGE 2022 exam. FMGE 2022 exam is held twice a year, in December and June. If someone doesn’t able to clear the FMGE exam in December, he/she can attempt it in the June session. Candidates are advised to keep a track of FMGE dates 2022 so that they won't miss any important events related to the exam. Read the whole article to know all about FMGE 2022 June  session.

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination or FMGE is a licensing examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). An Indian citizen or OCI who has completed their primary medical qualification from an institution outside India, but wishes to practice in India needs to clear this examination to register with the National Medical Commission (NMC)/State Medical Council (SMC). However, as FMGE was introduced in the year 2002, candidates who had completed their primary degree course on or before March 15, 2002, are not required to appear for this examination. One must also note that FMGE is not an entrance test and cannot be used to take admission in any institute. It is merely a licensing examination for foreign medical graduates.

FMGE 2021 December session: Highlights

Details Features
Name of the examination Foreign Medical Graduate Examination
Commonly known as FMGE
Competent authority National Board of Examinations
Mode Online
Level Licensing examination
Frequency Twice a year

Part A – 150 minutes

Part B – 150 minutes

Number of attempts permitted No restrictions


FMGE 2022: Eligibility Criteria (June & December Session)

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian national or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

Qualification: The candidate should possess a primary medical qualification, which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned

Documents: Candidates have to submit proof of primary medical qualification. If someone fails to submit required documents within the stipulated time will not be considered eligible for FMGE 2022 June session.

Result of the final exam: The result of the final examination for primary medical qualification should have been declared within 15 days.

Exemptions: Candidates who have completed their undergraduate medical qualification from the below-mentioned countries do not have to appear for FMGE for registration with MCI, provided they are eligible to enrol as a medical practitioner in the respective country.

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom


FMGE 2022 June session: Important Dates and Events 

Candidates aspiring to appear for FMGE 2022 June session are advised to go through the table below. The table summarises all the important dates and events related to the examination.

Registration and application process begins Will Be soon Filled

Will be an online process

Candidates will have to register themselves on the official website of NBE

Official information brochure will be released soon

Last date to register and submit the application will be declared soon No new registrations will be accepted post this date
Correction window for applications Last week of exam

The following fields cannot be changed using this window:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Mobile number
  • Email Id
  • Testing city
  • Nationality
Admit card 1st week of exam 

The admit card has been released online

Candidates who submit the application form before the deadline were issued the admit card

Exam day 4- June-2021

The examination will be conducted in computer-based mode

It will be held in two sections, the duration of each session will be 2 hours 30 minutes


FMGE 2022: The Selection Process

As mentioned earlier, FMGE 2022 is a licensing examination. Qualifying the examination would not mean that the candidate can take admission into any educational institution. Qualifying FMGE 2022 will eligible candidates to register with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and work as a registered medical practitioner in India. The FMGE 2022 Selection Process comprises steps including application process, admit card, exam, result, and issuance of the pass certificates. Let's understand each process in detail.

Application Process

The admission process starts with registration. The application form is released online by NBE. Eligible candidates who wish to appear for FMGE 2022 June session will have to enrol themselves on the official website of NBE. Upon completion of this process, candidates will be able to fill the FMGE 2022 application form. Candidates must ensure that all details filled in the application form must be correct. After filling all details, candidates have to pay the application fee. For FMGE 2022 exam, candidates have to pay Rs 7080.

Admit Card

Candidates who complete the application process in the given timeframe, with complete documentation, are issued the FMGE 2022 admit card. NBE releases admit card on its official website. This document is of vital importance as candidates are not allowed to take the test at the centre without the admit card. The admit card contains important details of candidates like name, date of birth, date of the exam, timing, address of the centre etc. The admit card is released online and candidates can download it through login id and password. After downloading admit card, candidates must cross-check it to ensure all details are correct. 


FMGE is conducted in the online mode at designated centres decided by NBE. According to the FMGE 2022 exam pattern, the test paper comprises two sections with 150 questions each. Each question carries one mark. For solving each of these sections, candidates get 2 hours and 30 minutes. There is no provision of negative marking in the exam. 


FMGE Exam Pattern 2022

FMGE exam pattern 2022 has been designed by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Knowing the exam pattern of FMGE 2022 will help candidates prepare for the examination better. FMGE exam pattern defines various parameters such as mode of the examination, duration, number of questions that will be asked in the paper, etc. Aspirants of FMGE 2022 are advised to keep in mind all these while appearing for the examination. Solving the mock tests using the guidelines prescribed in the exam pattern of FMGE 2022will also yield better results. NBE will conduct FMGE 2022 on June 04. Read the complete article to know more about the FMGE 2022 exam pattern



Mode of the examination Online
Medium English only
Total number of questions 300
Type of questions MCQ
Negative marking No
Sections Two (Part A and B)
Duration of the examination

5 hours

(2 hour and 30 minutes for each section)


FMGE 2022 : Scheme of the Examination

  • The examination will be conducted in an online mode
  • Medium of the examination will be English
  • Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of 300 multiple choice questions
  • All the questions in FMGE question paper will have equal weightage
  • One mark would be awarded for every correct answer
  • No marks will be awarded/ deducted for incorrect answers
  • The examination will be conducted in two phases – Part A and Part B
  • Candidate will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt each section
  • According to the exam pattern of FMGE 2022, a candidate needs to score at least 50% marks in the examination to qualify it


FMGE Exam Pattern 2022: Subject-wise Distribution of Marks

As mentioned earlier, FMGE exam pattern 2022 suggests that the examination will be conducted in two sessions. The question paper for both these sections will comprise of different subjects. The first section of the FMGE 2022 exam will comprise of questions on pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects. The distribution of marks for each of these subjects is given in the table below.


Subject Number of questions asked/ Total marks
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 17
Pathology 13
Microbiology 13
Pharmacology 13
Forensic Medicine 10
Total 100


The next section of FMGE 2021 exam will have questions on paraclinical subjects. The distribution of marks for each of these subjects is given in the table below.

Clinical Subjects

Medicine 33
Psychiatry 5
Dermatology and STD 5
Radiotherapy 5
General Surgery 32
Anaesthesiology 5
Orthopaedics 5
Radiodiagnosis 5
Paediatrics 15
Ophthalmology 15
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30
Community Medicine 30
Total 200


FMGE Exam Pattern 2021: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Will there be negative marking in FMGE 2022?

A. No, there shall be no negative marking for the incorrect answers in FMGE 2022.

Q. How many questions will be there in the examination?

A. According to the exam pattern of FMGE 2022, there will be a total of 300 questions in the examination. These will be divided into two sections, Part A and Part B.

Q. Is it necessary to pass individually in each section to qualify FMGE 2022 June &  December session?

A. No. FMGE exam pattern 2022 nowhere states that both sections need to be qualified separately. 

Q. How many marks are required to qualify FMGE?

A. The qualifying marks according to the FMGE exam pattern are 50% or more. Candidates need to score 150 marks or more to qualify FMGE exam. 

Q. How much time will I get to solve each section?

A. Candidates will get 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt each section of the FMGE 2022 in June & December session.

Q. What will be the total marks for FMGE 2022 June & December session?

A. The total marks of FMGE 2022 will be 300. There will be 300 questions in the examination, each question will have a weightage of 1 mark.

Q. Is it necessary to attempt all the questions in FMGE ?

A. No, it is not mandatory to solve all the questions as per the FMGE exam pattern .  However, because there is no negative marking in the examination, they are advised to solve as many questions as they can.

Q. Will there be any subjective type questions in FMGE ?

A. No. The exam pattern of FMGE  clearly states that the question paper will only have multiple choice/objective types questions.

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