FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2019

Zemima Khan Updated On: 01 Oct, 2019 16:30 IST

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FMGE 2019 Eligibility Criteria (December)

Candidates applying for Foreign Graduates Medical Examination (FMGE) must first check the eligibility criteria so that they will understand the exact guidelines and procedures of the entrance exam. The National Board of Education (NBE) prescribes the eligibility criteria for the  Indian citizen or Overseas citizen of India who has passed a primary medical degree from abroad. This exam is mainly conducted for the applicants who wish to start practising in India. 

Only if these Overseas candidates clear FMGE, then they would be eligible to register under the  Medical Council of India or the State Medical Council. FMGE is conducted twice a year, i.e., June & December. Aspirants can appear for either June or December session of FMGE exam. Candidates who fail to clear the exam in one session can aspire for the next session of the FMGE exam. There is no limit on the number of attempts that a candidate can appear for FMGE. 

FMGE 2019 Detailed Eligibility Criteria (December)

The applicants of FMGE 2019 (December) must know the NBE prescribed eligibility criteria. The has brought you here with the required eligibility criteria for the Overseas candidates or Indian candidates. 


The applicant must be a citizen of India or Overseas and they must have some minimum medical qualification, confirmed by the Indian Embassy. 

Academic Qualification:

  • Candidates must hold a recognised qualification for enrollment as a medical practitioner.  

  • Candidates must provide the evidence in support of the passing the final examination for such primary medical qualification. Candidates must have the primary medical qualification on or before the cut-off date. 

  • Applicants who have UG & PG medical degree from Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America are exempted from FMGE examination. These applicants must also note that they should have been registered as medical practitioners in that particular country. 

  • Candidates can check the Screening Test Regulation, Eligibility Certificate Regulation and Regulation on Graduate Medical Education issued by the MCI (Medical Council of India).

The FMGE is a screening test for the Indian or Overseas candidates who wish to get provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council. Candidates of FMGE can appear for this exam as many times as they want. But they will have to meet all the eligibility criteria of the FMGE 2019 (December).

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