FMGE Important Dates 2020

A Brief Introduction on FMGE Important Dates 2020

Conducted by the National Board of Examination, Foreign Medical Graduate Exam or FMGE is held twice a year, usually in June and December.  The exam conducting body is also entrusted with the responsibility to release FMGE important dates 2020. 

However, this year owing to COVID-19, the important dates of FMGE June session have been postponed. Amidst the recent developments, it is anticipated that the screening test for foreign medical graduates will now be conducted in August-September. Consequently, aspirants should keep a close tab on the official website of FMGE for regular updates.

Here’s some necessary information pertaining to FMGE important dates from below!

Eligibility Criteria 

Before we discuss the FMGE important dates 2020, let’s glance through the essential eligibility criteria for FMGE.

  1. Candidates must either be an Overseas Citizen of India or an Indian national.

  2. Must have completed their primary qualification before or by 31st April 2020.

  3. Candidates must possess a medical qualification which is equivalent to an MBBS degree in the country they have pursued the degree in.

  4. Candidates must crack FMGE in a maximum of 3 attempts. If they fail to crack the same in their third attempt, they will not be considered eligible to get registered with the Medical Council of India.

  5. Candidates graduating from a few countries are not required to appear for FMGE 2020 to register with Medical Council India. Such an exemption is only applicable if they are deemed eligible to enrol as a medical practitioner in those countries.  The said countries are – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 

With that being said, let’s proceed to check out the tentative dates of FMGE 2020 June session. 

The exact exam schedule is anticipated to be released soon on the official website of NTA. Meanwhile, the table below offers valuable insight into the tentative FMGE important dates. Notably, these dates may be subject to change as this situation of pandemic develops.

FMGE 2020 Important Dates

Important Event

Important Information

Tentative date

Initiation of registration and application procedure

It will be conducted online. Candidates must register at  NBE’S official website.

June 2nd week

Completion of registration and submission of application

Beyond this date, no new registrations will be accepted.

June last week

Correction window

One cannot change information pertaining to these fields – name, gender, DOB, mobile number, email-ID, nationality, testing city.

July 1st week

Issuance of admit card

Admit cards will be released online. 

August 2nd week

Date of exam

The mode of this exam will be computer-based.

August 3rd week

Announcement of result

Candidates must secure at least 50% marks to qualify this exam.

September 3rd week


Being a licensing exam, FMGE does not follow the merit system. Also, qualified candidates will be awarded a Pass Certificate which will have to be collected from NBE’s office in person. 

Application Form FMGE 2020

Here are some essential pointers about FMGE 2020 application form.

  1. Application forms can be availed and filled online through the official website.

  2. The application form can be filled in June. (Check the list of FMGE 2020 important dates for a better idea)

  3. Candidates will have to provide personal and academic details in the FMGE application form.

  4. They are also required to attach signature, upload documents and passport size pictures with the form.

  5. Post submission candidates will not be allowed to correct the information shared in their application form.

  6. Candidates must take a printout of their application form to complete the process.  

Required Documents

These are the documents that candidates need to submit along with the FMGE 2020 application form.

  1. MBBS Pass Certificate

  2. MBBS pass certified by the embassy

  3. Passport

  4. Proof of address

  5. Mark sheets of class 10 and 12

  6. Internship certificate

  7. Result for ex-candidate 

  8. Passport size photographs

Make sure to check the updated list once the FMGE 2020 important dates are released online. 

This table offers an idea about the FMGE exam pattern 

Exam Pattern 

Mode of FMGE Examination 

FMGE Exam is conducted via online mode.

Question Type

Multiple choice questions.

Duration of Exam 

150 minutes for each section. 

Total questions 

300 questions.

Medium of question paper

Question paper is set in the English language.

Marking 

1 mark for every correct answer. However, there is no negative marking. 

Syllabus 

Mainly based on the MBBS curriculum.

Qualifying marks

50% marks, i.e. 150 out of 300.


One Step Closer to an Established Future!

FMGE 2020 is a crucial exam for medical graduates who intend to practice in India.  Since the exam is based on the scope of MBBS, aspirants should brush up their memory well. A thorough revision and timely practice will come in handy for aspirants and will help them crack this exam with ease. However, besides academic preparation, aspirants also need to have a keen eye on tracking all the latest updates pertaining to FMGE important dates 2020. This will make sure that interested candidates do not miss out on any important dates of FMGE June session and can streamline their preparation accordingly. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is it mandatory to clear FMGE to practice in India?

Yes, it is mandatory for individuals who have done their medical graduation from abroad to crack the FMGE exam. However, medical graduates who have availed their degree from a medical college in – Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and the US are exempt from this examination.

2. Is there any age limit for FMGE 2020 applicants?

There is no age limit for appearing in FMGE 2020. However, it must be noted that each candidate can attempt the exam only up to 3 times beyond which they will not be deemed eligible for registering with the Medical Council of India.

3. When will the FMGE Pass Certificates be released in 2020?

The pass certificate for FMGE 2020 will be released after the result of the said exam has been declared. As FMGE 2020 has been delayed due to COVID-19, one can expect a delay in the issuance of result and pass certificates as well.