FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2023, Qualification – Check Category Wise Eligibility Here

FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2023 has been provided below. FMGE is referred to as a Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Exam, and it’s a national level entrance examination. FMGE 2023 Exam is conducted two times in one year, i.e., in June and December. This test is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBA). This exam allows the Indian nationals with foreign medical qualifications to practice in India.

FMGE 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must meet/fulfil the following criteria:

He / She is a citizen of India or Overseas Citizen of India.

The candidate should possess a primary medical qualification, which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned, to be a recognized qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated.

The result of final examination for the said primary medical qualification should have been declared on or before 31st October.

Candidates must note that it is mandatory for them to submit proof /documentary evidence that clearly establishes that the result of the final examination for such a primary medical qualification was declared on or before the cut-off date i.e. 31st October. The document submitted must confirm that the candidate has successfully completed all required courses of the primary medical courses with eligible results as per requirement of the institution concerned.

In the event that the proof / documentary evidence submitted by the candidate does not clearly establish that the result of the final examination of his primary medical qualification was not declared on or before 31st October 2021, the candidature shall be cancelled and the candidate shall be declared as ineligible.

Candidates who fail to submit the documents as prescribed in the Information Bulletin for FMGE will not be allowed to appear in the examination and would be declared ineligible to appear.

Candidates are therefore advised to apply for FMGE only if they possess with them all the documents required to apply for the examination, including the Eligibility Certificate (if applicable) and the Provisional Pass Certificate/Degree Certificate of their Primary Medical Qualification.

Candidate seeking provisional or permanent registration in India shall not have to qualify the Screening Test if he/she holds an Under Graduate medical qualification from Australia/Canada/ New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and the holder thereof has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical
qualification in Australia/Canada/New Zealand/ United Kingdom/United States of America and has been recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country.

Eligibility of candidates who have been issued admit cards for the examination shall be purely provisional and if ineligibility is detected at any stage of FMGE, the candidature shall be cancelled even if the result has been declared and/or the Pass Certificate has been issued.


Applicants/Candidates may also refer to Screening test regulations and laws on Graduate Medical Education, Eligibility Certificate rules issued by Medical Council of India.
The same is also referred to at or obtained from Secretary, Medical Council of India, Sector-8 Pocket-14, Dwarka,
New Delhi.
Telephone: 25367033, 25367035,
Fax: 25367024.


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