FMGE 2022: Exam Date (December 4), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern
FMGE 2022 exam dates have been released for December session. As per the schedule, the exam will be held on December 4. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) started registration for FMGE 2022 December session on September 9. Candidates will have to register online to submit application form for FMGE 2022. The last date to submit FMGE 2022 application form is September 29. FMGE application process involves registration, uploading images, filling application form, paying registration fee, and finally taking print out of confirmation page. Those who submit application form in the given deadline and fulfil other eligibility criteria will be issued admit card. Candidates will have to download FMGE 2022 admit card from the official website, nbe.edu.in. According to FMGE 2022 dates, the admit card will be released on November 28.
What is FMGE?
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 a licensing examination for foreign medical graduates. The exam is held twice a year, in December and June. If someone is not able to clear the FMGE exam in December, he/she can attempt in the June session.
FMGE 2022 Highlights
The table given below contains highlights of FMGE 2022 December session.
Name of the examination
Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE)
National Board of Examinations
Twice a year (June and December)
Part A – 150 minutes
Part B – 150 minutes
+1 mark for right answer
Zero negative mark for wrong answer
Language/medium of exam
Number of test cities
Helpline no–022 61087595
FMGE 2022 Eligibility Criteria (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, he will not be considered eligible for FMGE exam.
Result of the final exam: The result of the final examination for primary medical qualification should have been declared on or before October 31, 2022.
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 enroll as medical practitioners in the respective country.
- New Zealand
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
FMGE 2022 Dates and Events
Candidates aspiring to appear for FMGE 2022 December session are advised to go through the table below. The table summarises all the important dates and events related to the examination.
FMGE 2022 Dates and Events ( December Session)
Registration and application process begins
09-Sep-2022 (3 pm onwards)
Candidates will have to register themselves on the official website of NBE
Official information brochure has been released online
Last date to register and submit the application
29-Sep-2022 (till 11: 55pm)
NBE don’t allow new registrations post this date
Correction window for applications
05-Oct-2022 to 10-Oct-2022
The following fields can’t be changed using this window:
Final correction window
01-Nov-2022 to 06-Nov-2022
Candidates can rectify incorrect images including photograph/signature
The admit card will be released online
The examination will be conducted in computer-based mode
Exam will be held in two sections, the duration of each session will be 2 hours 30 minutes
Announcement of result
FMGE is a licensing examination, thus it does not follow a merit system
Candidate must score at least 50% marks in the examination to qualify the test
Distribution of Pass Certificates
To be announced
FMGE 2022 pass certificates will be distributed at NBE’s office
FMGE 2022: The Selection Process
As mentioned earlier, FMGE 2022 is a licensing examination. Qualifying for the examination would not mean that the candidate can take admission into any educational institution. Qualifying FMGE 2022 will enable candidates to register with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and work as registered medical practitioners in India. The FMGE 2022 Selection Process comprises steps including the application process, admit card, exam, result, and issuance of the pass certificates. Let’s understand each process in detail.
FMGE 2022 Registration/Application Form
FMGE 2022 registration is very first step for admission. The application form for FMGE 2022 has been released online by NBE on September 9 and the deadline. Eligible candidates who wish to appear for FMGE 2022 December session will have to get themselves enrolled on the official website of NBE. Upon completion of this process, candidates will be allowed to fill FMGE 2022 application form. After filling all details, candidates will have to pay the application fee. For FMGE 2022 exam, candidates have to pay INR 7,080 as an application fee.
FMGE 2022 Admit Card
Candidates who complete the application process in the given time frame, with complete documentation, are issued the FMGE 2022 admit card. 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 can be downloaded by logging into the account. After downloading admit card, candidates must cross-check it to ensure all details are correct. FMGE admit card 2022 for December session will be released on November 28.
FMGE 2022: Exam Day Guidelines
Candidates have to carry the following on the day of the examination:
- FMGE 2022 admit card
- Valid, original and non-expired photo ID proof (PAN card/ Driving Licence/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card)
- Candidates have to reach the examination centre on or before the reporting time mentioned on the admit card
Schedule for FMGE 2022 exam day
Part A (9 AM-11:30 PM)
Part B (2:00 PM- 4:30 PM)
Entry to the exam hall begins
Last entry into the exam hall
The candidate is provided with the login access
Candidate can log in to the test and proceed to read the exam instructions
- Candidates have to undergo the security procedures at the exam centre which includes frisking (using metal detectors) and biometric verification
- Candidates who are not issued the admit card of FMGE 2022 will not be allowed to appear for the examination
- Owing to the COVID-19 situation, the FMGE 2022 admit card will be bar coded
- Finger biometrics will not be captured this year – instead Face ID verification will be carried out
- Candidates will be allowed to carry the following items to the exam centre:
- Face Mask
- Personal transparent water bottle (water dispenser will not be available, candidates will be provided bottled water)
- Personal hand sanitiser in a transparent bottle (up to 50 ml)
- Exam-related documents (Admit card, ID Card, etc.)
- Friends/ relatives accompanying the candidate will not be allowed into the examination hall
- Things that are banned inside the examination hall:
- Stationery items: books, notes, plastic pouches, geometry boxes, writing pads, eraser, pen, pencil, etc.
- Electronic devices: mobile phone, calculator, Bluetooth devices, earphones, microphones, smartwatch, etc.
- Eatables, beverages, water bottles, etc.
- Personal items: wallet, goggles, handbags, cap, belt, etc.
FMGE 2022 Exam Pattern
FMGE 2022 December session will be conducted in the online mode at designated centres decided by NBE. According to the FMGE 2022 exam pattern, the test paper will comprise two sections with 150 questions each. For solving each of these sections, candidates will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes. There is no provision of negative marking in the exam.
FMGE 2022 December Session Result
NBE will announce FMGE 2022 result on its official website, nbe.edu.in by December 30. The result comprises candidates’ roll number, marks obtained (out of 300) by them, and their qualifying status. Those who secure 50 percent out of the total marks of 300 are considered qualified in the exam and become eligible to get the provisional registration certificate by the National Medical Commission (NMC) or State Medical Council (SMC). Only the qualified candidates will be able to download the scorecard through user id and password.
Candidates who qualify the examination are issued the Pass Certificates for FMGE 2022. These certificates have to be collected in person from the office of NBE. Upon presentation of this certificate at the MCI, they will be issued the registration certificates and will be eligible to practice in India. Candidates have to carry the original documents and visit personally to collect the certificate.
FMGE 2022: Exam Centres
NBE has released the list of exam centres for FMGE 2022 December session along with the information brochure. The name of FMGE centres are as follows: