The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) informed that the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination for MBBS graduates who studied in foreign universities to secure licence to practise in India would be held on 4 December. The applications could be submitted until 11.55 pm on 29 September. Website – www.nbe.edu.in. In Kerala, there are exam centres in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur. The results would be published on 30 December.
An application fee of Rs 7080 could be paid online. The computer-based test would be held in two sessions of 150 minutes each, in the morning and in the afternoon. There would be 150 multiple-choice questions in each paper. Marks wouldn’t be deducted for the wrong answers. A candidate would pass the exam if he/she scores 150 marks out of 300. There wouldn’t be re-valuation or recounting of marks. The demo – test for practise would be available in the website from 20 November onwards.
Exception for 5 countries
Overseas Citizens of India too need to write the FMG examination to practise in India. However, those who have studied MBBS at countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States need not take the test. The Indian embassy where the candidate had studied must assure that the medical degree is tantamount to the eligibility to practice medicine in that country.
The applicants should acquire the medical degree within 31 October this year. The candidates need to submit the necessary documents to prove that they have completed the course and results have been published within this date. In certain cases, the eligibility certificate issued by the National Medical Commission/ Medical Council of India too should be submitted.