FMGE - Exam Pattern

Foreign Medical Graduates Examination

Computer Based Test

FMGE 2021 Exam Pattern - Paper details, Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - January 08 2021 by Bhumika Singh

FMGE 2021 Exam pattern is released by the National Board of Examination. The FMGE 2021 exam is conducted twice a year - June and December.  FMGE 2021 Exam pattern remains the same for both the session. FMGE 2021 is a screening test for the Indian / Overseas students who wish to get provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India (MCI) or any State Medical Council. FMGE 2021 is conducted by the National Board of examination. Candidates can go through the article to have all the information regarding the FMGE Exam Pattern 2021.

FMGE 2021 Exam Pattern

The applicant needs to check the FMGE exam pattern 2021 before they start preparing for the exam. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper, and mode of the examination are given below:
Scheme of FMGE 2021 Examination
  • The FMGE examination will be conducted in an online mode only.
  • The examination will be held in English medium only.
  • There will be 300 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • All the questions in the FMGE question paper will have equal weightage.
  • One mark will be given for every right answer.
  • No marks will be awarded/ deducted for incorrect answers.
  • The examination will be conducted in two phases – Part A and Part B
  • The candidate will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt each section
  • According to the exam pattern of FMGE 2021, a candidate needs to score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the examination to qualify.

Given below is the Exam Pattern of FMGE 2021:

Exam pattern for FMGE 2021 Screening test
Type of questionsMCQ(Multiple Choice Question)
Total no of question300
Marking Scheme

(+1) for every right answer

There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer

DurationFMGE  2021 is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with a time allocation of 150 minutes for each part.

FMGE 2021 Section-Wise Distribution Of marks

The subject-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each subject is given below in a table:

For Pre and Para Clinical Subjects:
Distribution of Marks section-wise for FMGE 2021
Forensic Medicine10
For Clinical Subjects:
Medicine and Allied Subjects
Dermatology and STD5
General Surgery and Allied Subjects
General Surgery32
Obstetrics & Gynaecology30
Community Medicine30

Important Instruction for FMGE 2021

Candidates appearing for FMGE Screening Test must be aware of the FMGE Exam Pattern 2021. Interested candidates appearing for FMGE 2021, must make his or her preparation strategy based on the exam pattern. Here are some important instructions for candidates appearing for FMGE 2021.

  • Candidates are advised to start with easier section as it takes less time. 
  • Applicants are advised to divide the topics into three parts depending on their level of prepartion of the topics as:
  1. Best preparation
  2. Good preparation
  3. Need more preparation

Dividing topics as per strength will help aspirant to strategize their preparation in a monotonous manner.

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Form Start Date:

16 Apr 2021

Form End Date:

06 May 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 06 May 2021
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