FMGE Eligibility Criteria 2020

FMGE stands for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. This examination will be conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) which has been established in the year 1975 by the Government of India. The NBE being the deciding authority determines the  FMGE 2020 eligibility criteria for Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs). The eligibility criteria for  FMGE 2020 are a set of rules and conditions that the aspirants need to full-fill, in order to be eligible for the screening test that will be conducted by the respective authorities. The conditions here involve various basic information, like the - nationality, qualification, internship and many more. Candidates who fail to fulfil all the required criteria will not be allowed to take up the exams.  


The screening test conducted by the authorities is for obtaining the provisional or permanent registration certificate from Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) for the FMGE for Indian nationals or OCIs. The screening test is conducted by the NBE twice every year. The following article will explain in detail all the information regarding the FMGE 2020 Eligibility Criteria in detail for the benefit of all the interested aspirants. 


FMGE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the tests, medical students are advised to go through the various requirements as mentioned for the eligibility for the FMGE exam 2020. Here is given a list of all the required eligibility criteria as mentioned by the NBE for the reference of the aspirants. The candidates who fail to fulfil the below-mentioned criteria will not be allowed to take up the screening test. 

  • The foreign medical students hoping to apply must compulsorily be a  citizen of India or should be Overseas Citizens of India.

  • The candidates must hold a primary medical qualification from any recognized institution. However, this institution must be confirmed by the concerned Indian Embassy of that country.

  • Also, it is important that the aspirants must submit the required documents as the proof to support the fact that they have successfully completed and are qualified in the final examination of Primary Medical examination on or before the specified date.

  • Candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate, as well as their post graduation in respective medical qualifying exams from a set of countries, are not required to appear for the FMGE screening tests to obtain the provisional or permanent registration certificate. Aspirants from these countries can directly apply and register with the MCI or SMC for the certificate and continue their further practice in India. The countries from which the aspirants do not need to take up the screening process are as follows :

    • Australia

    • Canada

    • New Zealand

    • United States of America

    • United Kingdom

Fmge Eligibility Criteria 2020 - How Are The Candidates Deemed Ineligible?

The following are the various scenarios in which an aspirant is deemed ineligible to take up the screening test. 

  • Candidates who do not provide the necessary documents before within the stipulated time are not eligible for the FMGE screening test. Once the application form of FMGE 2020 is filled, aspirants must send all the said documents as proof of eligibility to the respective authority. In cases of failing to do the same, the respective candidate’s application will be duly rejected. 

  • In case if found submission of any wrong documents or incorrect details by the aspirants at any stage of admission, it will not be taken into account for the FMGE 2020 session by the authorities. 

  • If the aspirants send their primary medical qualification degree, after the last date, then the candidate will not be considered eligible for the screening as per the eligibility criteria of the NBE.


FMGE Application Form 2020

The concerned authorities will start receiving the FMGE Admission Form 2020 for a stipulated period of time (as declared by the NBE), only in online mode. The candidates who want to be a part of the FMGE 2020 screening test, must provide all the necessary documents to prove their eligibility along with paying the necessary amount of application charges in order to appear for the exam. Filling of FMGE application form includes steps like - registration, login, filling personal and academic details. After that, the necessary application fee must be paid and printouts of the same needs to be taken for further use.


Candidates who wish to be eligible and appear for the FMGE 2020 must get them registered by paying the requisite amount of application fees in order to appear for the exam. Filling of FMGE application form comprises steps like registration, login, filling personal and academic details, paying the application fee and taking printouts of it.