MCI Screening Test which is generally known as FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) Exam is a license based examination which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India.
1. This exam is important for the students who want to practice medicine in India after completing his MBBS from Abroad.
2. The MCI Screening test was introduced in 2002 for the students who have completed their medical degree outside India and are eligible to practice in India.
3. This examination qualifies a student to practice medicine in India.
4. Only the Students who have studied medical from a MCI approved medical university in abroad are eligible for MCI Screening Test.
5. Every year many Students from India go to abroad for their MBBS study. Some of the countries that offer MBBS to Indian students are China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, USA, Nepal, Ukraine, Russia, etc. Indian candidates holding medical degrees from any country have to clear the MCI Screening Test.
6. The medical universities must be listed in the international directory of medical schools and recognized by World Health Organization.
7. This test was challenged in the Indian courts but was upheld by the supreme court of India and was considered as transparent with fair policies.
This examination is held twice a year in the month of June and December.
The medical council of India recognizes medical qualifications and gives recognition to medical schools. It also grants registration to medical practitioners and manages the medical practice in India.
In future, it is believed by the planning commission that Medical Council of India will be replaced with National Medical Commission (NMC). This decision has been approved by many states of India and need approval by the prime minister of India.
This exam is mandatory for Indian or overseas medical students having the medical (MBBS) qualification from any MCI recognized university in Abroad. FMGE application forms are made available for the candidates two times in a year in the month of December and June.
The National Board of Examination has declared the date of MCI Screening Test which is going to be held on 28th June, 2019. It is going to be held in various centers all over India.
All of the information regarding this test such as eligibility criteria, course curriculum, fee structure, date of examination, etc will be available on the website of NBE i.e., www.natboard.edu.in . Application forms can be submitted online through the same website.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established in 1934 under the Medical Council Act, 1933. This act was reconstituted in 1956 that replaced the earlier one. This council is functioning under the board of Governors.
MCI performs various functions in the field of medical education for students as well as professionals.
Here are some of the functions of MCI:
1. It establishes and maintains uniform standards for undergraduate medical students.
2. It regulates PG medical education in medical colleges.
3. It recognizes medical qualifications of India as well as qualifications from Abroad.
4. It recognizes medical colleges of India as well as Abroad.
5. It registers doctors with medical qualification.
6. It maintains a directory of all registered doctors.
The students have to submit the following self-attested documents along with the copy of acknowledgement.
• Copy of MBBS Degree
• Copy of MBBS Degree certified by the Embassy
• Address Proof (Voter Card/Passport/Driving License)
• Two passport size photographs
• Copy of Date of Birth Proof (Birth certificate/10th marksheet)
• Copy of Passport ( Including Front and Last page)
• Copy of 12th passing certificate and mark sheet
• Copy of Internship Certificate (Done in abroad)
• Copy of Eligibility Certificate
• The application fee for MCI Screening Test is Rs. 5500/-.
• Candidates can submit the FMGE exam application fee online.
• The application fee is not refundable in any circumstances.
Only those candidates who fulfill the complete eligibility criteria are able to sit in the exam.
• Candidate should be the citizen of India.
• Candidate must have the medical qualification which is approved by the Indian Embassy.
• Date of obtaining the medical qualification is on or before 31st May 2019.
• It is necessary to provide all the proof and documents required in support of the candidate having passed the final examination.
• Candidates who have MBBS Degree from Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and want to have provisional or permanent registration are exempted to give the MCI Screening Test.
Here are some points on pattern of the examination:
• Mode of exam: The exam will be taken through online mode.
• Questions Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
• Number of Questions: 300 questions
• Language of Exam: The question paper will be in English medium.
• Negative Marking: No negative marking.
• Duration of the examination: The examination will be divided into two parts of 150 questions each with time allocation of 150 minutes for each part that means 1 minute per question.
• Attempts: There is no limit for attempts.
• Make a proper schedule before proceeding to prepare for the exam.
• You must aware of the complete syllabus.
• Always study from the books of best authors.
• Always do revision after studying for the exam.
• Maintain a good health to study hard.
Candidates can get their admit cards online and can take a print copy of the same. To print a admit card the candidate have to login to their profile using username and password.
Candidates are advised to make sure that all the information on admit card is correct.
Candidates have to bring a photo ID proof along with the admit card.
The Id proof can be:
• PAN Card
• Voter Id
• Driving License
• Aadhaar Card
The result will be declared through online mode. It will also be available at the NBE Office notice board. The MCI Exam results will be declared by 31st July 2019.
The candidates are considered as pass on scoring minimum of 150 marks out of 300.
The delivery of original copy of the result shall be available after the declaration of result.