Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country. (teaching hospital). The screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, such as countries belonging to the former Soviet Union,Ukraine, Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from the above countries have to take the MCI screening test. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools.

The legality of the test was challenged in the Indian courts  and was upheld by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. This test has generated controversy with accusations that it is unfair and lacks transparency—for example, not allowing examinees to retain their question paper after examination, or not showing the exact marks or answer sheet upon appeal for failure. An appeal petition filed under RTI India to reveal the marks of an appealing student was not granted. 

FMGE 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Frequency of Conduct

2 times a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



Mode of Application


Application Fee (General)

5500 Rs [Online]

Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

5 Hours

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FMGE 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

28 Jun, 2020 – 30 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Online

31 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

FMGE 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The FMGE application form 2020 of June session will be released by NBE . Separate FMGE application forms for the different sessions in June and December were available by the conducting authority. The application form of FMGE 2020 for June session will be provided in the online mode only. Candidates can check the procedure to fill out the FMGE 2020 application form mentioned below.

  • Candidates need to click on the registration link of FMGE 2020 which will be made available by NBE in order to register for the exam.
  • In the next step, all the necessary details pertaining to the application form of FMGE 2020 must be filled out by the candidates.
  • All the information provided in the FMGE 2020 application form must be correct, so candidates must thoroughly check the details before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button. 
  • The fee for application form of FMGE 2020 will be paid in the next step via Credit or Debit Card or net Banking only.
  • The candidates were required to check the confirmation box in order to ensure successful submission of FMGE application form 2020. Candidates successfully completing the application process of FMGE 2020 will receive a confirmation letter sent by NBE on their registered email IDs.

Application Fees






SC, General, OBC, ST



Female, Transgender, Male

₹ 5500

SC, General, OBC, ST



Female, Transgender, Male

₹ 5500


FMGE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) are required to fulfill the following eligibility criteria of FMGE 2020 in order to be able to appear in the examination. Candidates can check the FMGE 2020 eligibility criteria listed below:

  • The candidates applying to FMGE must be either an Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
  • The candidates should obtain the necessary primary medical qualification and must obtain their MBBS degree before the ascertained period for a particular session. The MBBS degree of the FMGs must be awarded by institutions included in the World Directory of Medical Schools as listed by World Health Organization (WHO) or an institution duly attested by the India embassy concerned for the candidates to be recognized as medical practitioners in India. 
  • All the FMGs are required to provide documents in support of the primary medical education from the foreign medical institution concerned.
  • Candidates with a postgraduate medical degree obtained in the countries of Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States of America need not appear in FMGE 2019 screening test as they can directly register with MCI/SMC. 

FMGE 2020 Syllabus


Anatomy: Unit 01

General anatomy

Anatomy: Unit 02

Elements of anatomy

Anatomy: Unit 03

Regional anatomy

Anatomy: Unit 04


Anatomy: Unit 05

Histology organs and systems

Anatomy: Unit 06

Human genetics

Anatomy: Unit 07

Radiological anatomy

Anatomy: Unit 08

Surface anatomy

Anatomy: Unit 09

Sectional anatomy


Physiology: Unit 01

General physiology

Physiology: Unit 02

Body fluids – blood

Physiology: Unit 03

Nerve and muscle

Physiology: Unit 04

Gastrointestinal tract

Physiology: Unit 05


Physiology: Unit 06

Skin and body temperature

Physiology: Unit 07

Endocrine glands

Physiology: Unit 08


Physiology: Unit 09

Cardiovascular system

Physiology: Unit 10

Respiratory system

Physiology: Unit 11

Central nervous systems

Physiology: Unit 12

Special senses


Biochemistry: Unit 01

Cell and sub-cellular structures

Biochemistry: Unit 02

Hydrogen ion concentration acid, bases, buffers, henderson-hasselbalch equation

Biochemistry: Unit 03

Isotopes and their application

Biochemistry: Unit 04


Biochemistry: Unit 05

Amino acids, peptides and proteins

Biochemistry: Unit 06


Biochemistry: Unit 07

Nuclear acids

Biochemistry: Unit 08


Biochemistry: Unit 09


Biochemistry: Unit 10

Biological oxidation

Biochemistry: Unit 11

Digestion and absorption from gi tract

Biochemistry: Unit 12

Intermediary metabolism

Biochemistry: Unit 13

Carbohydrate metabolism

Biochemistry: Unit 14

Lipid metabolism

Biochemistry: Unit 15

Protein and amino acid metabolism

Biochemistry: Unit 16

Purine and primidine metabolism

Biochemistry: Unit 17


Biochemistry: Unit 18

Biochemical genetics and protein biosynthesis

Biochemistry: Unit 19

Tissue biochemistry

Biochemistry: Unit 20

Liver functions

Biochemistry: Unit 21

Nutrition and energy metabolism


Pathology: Unit 01

Cell injury

Pathology: Unit 02

Inflammation and repair

Pathology: Unit 03


Pathology: Unit 04

Infectious diseases

Pathology: Unit 05

Circulatory disturbances

Pathology: Unit 06

Growth disturbances and neoplasia

Pathology: Unit 07

Nutritional and other disorders

Pathology: Unit 08

Genetic disorder

Pathology: Unit 09


Pathology: Unit 10

Cardiovascular pathology

Pathology: Unit 11

Respiratory pathology

Pathology: Unit 12

Pathology of kidney and urinary tract

Pathology: Unit 13

Hepato-biliary pathology

Pathology: Unit 14

Lymphoreticular system / spleen

Pathology: Unit 15

Reproductive system (male & female)

Pathology: Unit 16

Diseases of the breast

Pathology: Unit 17

Musculoskeletal system

Pathology: Unit 18

Endocrine pathology

Pathology: Unit 19


Pathology: Unit 20


Pathology: Unit 21

Ocular pathology


Microbiology: Unit 01

General microbiology

Microbiology: Unit 02


Microbiology: Unit 03


Microbiology: Unit 04

General virology

Microbiology: Unit 05

Systemic virology

Microbiology: Unit 06


Microbiology: Unit 07


Microbiology: Unit 08

Clinical / applied microbiology


Pharmacology: Unit 01

General pharmacology

Pharmacology: Unit 02

Autonomic nervous system

Pharmacology: Unit 03

Cardio-vascular system

Pharmacology: Unit 04


Pharmacology: Unit 05

Drugs affecting blood and blood formation

Pharmacology: Unit 06

Autocoids and related drugs

Pharmacology: Unit 07

Respiratory system

Pharmacology: Unit 08

Gastro-intestinal system

Pharmacology: Unit 09

Endocrine pharmacology

Pharmacology: Unit 10

Central nervous system

Pharmacology: Unit 11


Pharmacology: Unit 12

Drugs in anaesthetic practice

Pharmacology: Unit 13


Pharmacology: Unit 14


Pharmacology: Unit 15

Clinical pharmacology and rational drug use

Forensic medicine

Forensic medicine: Unit 01


Forensic medicine: Unit 02

Courts of india

Forensic medicine: Unit 03

Court procedures

Forensic medicine: Unit 04

Medical certifications & medico-legal reports including dying declaration

Forensic medicine: Unit 05


Forensic medicine: Unit 06

Changes after death

Forensic medicine: Unit 07

Inquest by police, magistrate and coroner

Forensic medicine: Unit 08


Forensic medicine: Unit 09

Examination of mutilated human remains

Forensic medicine: Unit 10

Medico-legal autopsies

Forensic medicine: Unit 11

Mechanical injuries and wounds

Forensic medicine: Unit 12

Examination of an injury case

Forensic medicine: Unit 13

Injuries due to physical agents & their medico legal importance

Forensic medicine: Unit 14

Asphyxial death

Forensic medicine: Unit 15

Death due to malnutrition, neglect battered babies

Forensic medicine: Unit 16

Dowry death

Forensic medicine: Unit 17

Virginity, sexual offences, sexual perversions

Forensic medicine: Unit 18


Forensic medicine: Unit 19

Pregnancy and delivery

Forensic medicine: Unit 20


Forensic medicine: Unit 21

Biological fluids

Forensic medicine: Unit 22

Seminal stains

Forensic medicine: Unit 23

Forensic psychiatry

Forensic medicine: Unit 24

Medical jurisprudence

Forensic medicine: Unit 25


General surgery

General surgery: Unit 01

Hemorrhage and shock

General surgery: Unit 02

Fluid, electrolyte and acid balance, nutrition

General surgery: Unit 03

Skin tumours, burns, skin grafting

General surgery: Unit 04

Arterial diseases

General surgery: Unit 05

Venous diseases

General surgery: Unit 06

Lymphatic and lymph nodes

General surgery: Unit 07


General surgery: Unit 08

Specific and non-specific injections

General surgery: Unit 09

Tumors, cysts, ulcers and sinuses and fistulae

General surgery: Unit 10

Infections of hand and foot

General surgery: Unit 11

Diseases of muscle, tendons, bursae and fascia

General surgery: Unit 12


General surgery: Unit 13

Umbilical granuloma, fistula, adenoma

General surgery: Unit 14

Abdominal wall

General surgery: Unit 15

Face, teeth, gums, mouth, tongue, salivary glands, neck

General surgery: Unit 16

Thyroid glands, thyroglossal tract and endocrines

General surgery: Unit 17


General surgery: Unit 18

Sympathetic system

General surgery: Unit 19

Cranio-cerebral injuries

General surgery: Unit 20

Brain, nerves

General surgery: Unit 21

Genito-urinary system

General surgery: Unit 22

Kidneys and ureters

General surgery: Unit 23

Urinary bladder

General surgery: Unit 24


General surgery: Unit 25


General surgery: Unit 26

Penis, testis and scrotum

General surgery: Unit 27

Vasectomy and recanalisation

General surgery: Unit 28

Cardiothoracis system

General surgery: Unit 29

Oesophagus, stomach and duodenum

General surgery: Unit 30

Spleen, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts

General surgery: Unit 31


General surgery: Unit 32


General surgery: Unit 33

Intestines, intestinal obstruction

General surgery: Unit 34


General surgery: Unit 35

Rectum and anal canal


Anesthesia: Unit 01

Anatomy of upper airway

Anesthesia: Unit 02

Physiology of respiration O2/CO2 transport. Methods of oxygen therapy.

Anesthesia: Unit 03

Pre-operative evaluation/pre-medication

Anesthesia: Unit 04

Anaesthetic agents, stages of anaesthesia

Anesthesia: Unit 05

Principles and mechanism of administration of general anaesthetics, Balanced anaesthesia

Anesthesia: Unit 06

Ippv, endotracheal intubations

Anesthesia: Unit 07

Muscle relaxants

Anesthesia: Unit 08

Spinal/epidural anesthesia

Anesthesia: Unit 09

Local anesthesia

Anesthesia: Unit 10

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation basic, use of simple ventilators

Anesthesia: Unit 11


Anesthesia: Unit 12

ICU, role of anaesthesiologist in icu

Anesthesia: Unit 13


Anesthesia: Unit 14

Blood transfusion and fluid electoral balance

Anesthesia: Unit 15

Sites of respiratory obstruction and management of airway in an Unconscious patient

Anesthesia: Unit 16


Anesthesia: Unit 17

Role of anaesthesiologist in acute and chronic relief


Orthopedics: Unit 01

Traumatology injuries of bones and joints linjuries of lower extremity

Orthopedics: Unit 02

Traumatology Injuries of the spine lvascular injuries

Orthopedics: Unit 03

Cold orthopedics

Orthopedics: Unit 04

Regional conditions

Orthopedics: Unit 05

Neuro-muscular disorder

Orthopedics: Unit 06

Bone and joint tuberculosis

Orthopedics: Unit 07

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Radio- diagnosis

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 01

Respiratory system

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 02

Cardiovascular system

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 03

Gastrointestinal system

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 04

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 05

Skeletal system

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 06

Central nervous system

Radio- diagnosis: Unit 07

Excretory system


Radiotherapy: Unit 01

Principles of radiotherapy

Radiotherapy: Unit 02

Principles of chemotherapy

Radiotherapy: Unit 03

Prevention and early diagnosis of cancer

Radiotherapy: Unit 04

Principles of nuclear medicine

Radiotherapy: Unit 05

Common radiation reactions and management

Radiotherapy: Unit 06

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in commonly seen cancers

Radiotherapy: Unit 07

Radio-isotopes in diagnosis and therapy


Paediatrics: Unit 01

Vital statistics

Paediatrics: Unit 02


Paediatrics: Unit 03

Growth & development

Paediatrics: Unit 04


Paediatrics: Unit 05


Paediatrics: Unit 06


Paediatrics: Unit 07

Pediatric emergencies

Paediatrics: Unit 08

Central nervous system

Paediatrics: Unit 09


Paediatrics: Unit 10


Paediatrics: Unit 11


Paediatrics: Unit 12

Respiratory system


Medicine: Unit 01

Clinical methods in the practice of medicine

Medicine: Unit 02

Common symptoms of disease

Medicine: Unit 03

Nutrition/exposure to physical & chemical agents

Medicine: Unit 04


Medicine: Unit 05


Medicine: Unit 06

Respiratory system

Medicine: Unit 07

Cardio-vascular system

Medicine: Unit 08

Gartro-intestinal tract

Medicine: Unit 09

Emergency Medicine

Medicine: Unit 10

Neurological system

Medicine: Unit 11

Nephrology & urinary system connected to tissue disorders

Medicine: Unit 12

Endocrine system

Medicine: Unit 13


Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases


Psychiatry: Unit 01

History aspects and diagnosis & treatment of mental illness

Psychiatry: Unit 02

Conduction of mental status examination

Psychiatry: Unit 03

Behavioral sciences

Psychiatry: Unit 04

Different psychoses clinical features, diagnosis and management of : Schizophrenia, Mania and depression,Anxiety disorders and hysteria, Dementia, Alcoholism, Drug abuse,Psychiatric emergencies

Psychiatry: Unit 05

Clinical features, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders of: Childhood and adolescence, Personality disorder

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 01

Dermatological therapy

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 02

Lichen planus

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 03

Diseases caused by nutritional and environmental factors

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 04

Infective disorders

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 05

Melanocytes, pigment metabolism and other disorders of pigmentation

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 06

Allergic disorders

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 07

Dermatitis and eczema

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 08

Vesiculobullous diseases

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 09

Alopecia and hirsutism

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 10

Structure and functions of sebaceous glands and disease

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 11


Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 12


Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases: Unit 13



Ophthalmology: Unit 01

Basic sciences – anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, elementary Optics, diseases of the eye

Ophthalmology: Unit 02


Ophthalmology: Unit 03


Ophthalmology: Unit 04


Ophthalmology: Unit 05

Uveal tract

Ophthalmology: Unit 06


Ophthalmology: Unit 07


Ophthalmology: Unit 08


Ophthalmology: Unit 09


Ophthalmology: Unit 10

Optic nerve

Ophthalmology: Unit 11

Intra-occular tumors

Ophthalmology: Unit 12


Ophthalmology: Unit 13


Ophthalmology: Unit 14

Lacrimal system

Ophthalmology: Unit 15


Ophthalmology: Unit 16

Refractive errors

Ophthalmology: Unit 17


Ophthalmology: Unit 18

Ophthalmic surgery

Ophthalmology: Unit 19

Community ophthalmology

Ophthalmology: Unit 20



Otorhinolaryngology: Unit 01

Diseases of the ear

Otorhinolaryngology: Unit 02

Diseases of nose and para nasal sinuses

Otorhinolaryngology: Unit 03

Diseases of nasopharynx

Otorhinolaryngology: Unit 04

Diseases of trachea

Otorhinolaryngology: Unit 05


Obstetrics and gynecology

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 01

Anatomy of the female reproductive tract

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 02

Physiology of conception

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 03

Development of foetus and placenta

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 04

Diagnosis of pregnancy

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 05

Maternal changes in pregnancy

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 06

Antenatal care

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 07

Abnormal obstetrics

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 08

Normal labour

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 09

Normal puerparium

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 10

Breast feeding

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 11

Care of new born

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 12

Medical termination of pregnancy

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 13

Family planning

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 14

Operative obstetrics

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 15

Post caesarian pregnancy

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 16

Pharmaco therapeutics in obstetrics

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 17

Safe motherhood

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 18

Maternal morbidity and morality

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 19

Medico legal aspects

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 20


Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 21

Current topics

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 22

Vaginal discharge

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 23

Menstrual disorder

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 24

Fertility, infertility

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 25

Endometriosis and allied states

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 26

Genital injuries and fistulae

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 27

Genital infections

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 28

Genital prolapse

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 29


Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 30


Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 31

Radiotherapy in gynaecology

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 32

Chemotherapy in gynaecology

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 33


Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 34

Diseases of breast

Obstetrics and gynecology: Unit 35

Operative gynaecology

Community medicine

Community medicine: Unit 01

Evaluation of public health and concepts of health

Community medicine: Unit 02

Occupational health

Community medicine: Unit 03

Environment and health

Community medicine: Unit 04

Health education

Community medicine: Unit 05

Nutrition and dietetics

Community medicine: Unit 06

Medical sociology and community mental health

Community medicine: Unit 07

Fundamentals of biostatistics

Community medicine: Unit 08

Basic epidemiology

Community medicine: Unit 09

Epidemiology of specific diseases

Community medicine: Unit 10

Communicable and non-communicable diseases

Community medicine: Unit 11


Community medicine: Unit 12

Reproductive and child health

Community medicine: Unit 13

School health

Community medicine: Unit 14

Urban health

Community medicine: Unit 15

Health system in india

Community medicine: Unit 16

Health planning and management including disaster management

Community medicine: Unit 17

International health