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 FMGE Screening test has been introduced by the Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per regulations, “ An Indian citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act.”
As per Government discussions and different Articles published in different National Newspapers, students presently studying in Indian Medical Colleges will also have to clear the same exam before getting National Registration to practice as a Doctor in India.
Students, studying in India and passing from the year 2017 may have to sit for this exam in India.
Details of MCI Screening Test:
The Examination is held twice a year at New Delhi.
The test is conducted in English language.
The exam consist of one paper.
There will be 300 multiple choice question (MCQ) of single response type in the paper (divided in two sittings of 150 qs each). There is no negative marking.
An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 50% of marks in the examination.
Results (pass/fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed at the website and the office of NBE. There is no provision of review or retotalling.
The applicants who qualify the Screening Test may apply to the Medical Council of India, New Delhi or to any State Medical Council for provisional/permanent registration.
There are no restrictions on number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.
The applicant must meet/fulfill the following criteria
He/she is a citizen of India
Possesses primary medical qualifications that are recognized by the Government of that country issuing that qualification and the holder of that qualification is entitled for practice in that country. The said medical school must be listed in the WHO directory of medical schools.
From 15.03.2002 and onwards all students are required to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from MCI to study MBBS abroad. But students who has taken admission in Foreign medical college after 15.05.2013, will not require any Eligibility Certificate, till any further notification by MCI Applicants may also refer to Screening Test Regulations on Graduate Medical education, Eligibility Certificate Regulations issued by MCI. The same may be referred to www.mciindia.org or obtained from Secretary, Medical Council of India, Sector - 8, Pocket -14, Dwarka, New Delhi, Telephone - 25367033, 25367035, Fax: 25367024
VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS / CREDENTIALS Applicants are required to submit attested (self attested and by Gazetted Officer) copies of :
Proof of Date of Birth
Copy of Passport of the Applicant / Nationality Proof
10 + 2 passing certificate issued by the respective Board of Examination
10 + 2 mark sheet issued by the respective Board of Examination
Certificate of passing Primary Medical Qualification i.e. MBBS or equivalent or equivalent degree certificate with mark sheet. Candidates are required to submit copies of degrees, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer and self certified. The degrees should be attested either by the Embassy of India or should be Apostilled by the appropriate authority. For details regarding Apostilled documents, candidates may refer to the website of Ministry of External Affairs www.meaindia.nic.in
Internship Certificate (if done abroad) Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI for candidates joined on or after 15.03.2009 till 14.05.2013
Translated copies (in English / Hindi) to be furnished if the Certificates are in language other than English or Hindi. Equivalent Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (for candidates who have done 10+2 from abroad.
HOW TO CLEAR MCI SCREENING TEST IN THE 1ST CHANCE. Students studying in China will always have the advantage to clear MCI test in the 1st attempt. This is because
1. Syllabus is China is exactly similar to India. Even you have to buy the books from India. The same Indian author's books which are followed in Indian Medical Colleges are taught in China.. like B. D. Chaurasiya, K. D. Tripathi, Panikar, A. K. Jain, I. B. Singh etc. So you will have to study nothing extra for the MCI test.
2. The MCI test questions are of 2 sets... One set depends on the practical aspect, hospital case study. Any one can score 75% marks in this set of questions. But another set of questions is based on the theory part which you will study in the 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year. Now when you will reach 5th year of your course, its obvious that you will forget the details of 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year, specially definitions, measurements, drug calculation etc etc. Suppose you scored 85-90% in History in Class 10 exam, but you wont be able to ans a single qs of history now. The same thing may happen when you will reach 5th year. So wht will you do.... You will just study once more the text books of 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year in the final 3 - 4 months of 5th year.
Plus we are having a tie up with a few reputed coaching institues in India who specialize in MCI test coaching. They will provide you online coaching and will conduct online mock test with a set of 5000 questions. This will help you to understand the pattern of question and secondly in which subject you are still weak a bit. These coaching centers generally charge Rs 15000 - 20000 for the whole 4 months of coaching online. You will be able to do all these things while you are in China only.
While being in China if you make a target of scoring minimum 70% marks in all the semester exams, then you will surely clear MCI test in once chance. Just remember to study the text books once more in the final 3 months.