FMGE – Eligibility, Purpose and Syllabus

An Over view of FMGE

1 Purpose of Examination : An Indian Citizen/Overseas Citizen of India possessing a Primary Medical qualification awarded by any Medical institution outside of India who is desirous of getting Provisional/ Permanent registration with State Medical Council needs to pass this exam to prove their knowledge .

2 Periodicity : Twice a year (June/December)

3 Pattern of Examination : MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) based with single correct response

4 No. of Questions : 300

5 Time allotted : 2 hrs and 30 min for each part i.e. total 5 hrs

6 Negative Marking : No

7 Syllabus : As indicated in this Information Bulletin which is prone to be changed at the discretion of the NBE

8 Mode of Conduct : Computer Based

9 Criteria for passing the : Score of 150 out of 300 marks examination examination

10 Fees : Rs. 5500/-

SYLLABUS of the MCI Screening (FMGE)

The Syllabus for the test shall comprise of subjects /knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. This exam is conducted to eradicate Quackery and hence it is advised that the students give a lot of importance to passing the MCI screening test to get the license to practice in India.

An extract of the syllabus is as follows:

(Kindly refer to MCI website for complete document)

Marks 100 ANATOMY

  1. General Anatomy : Basic tissues to body,Terminology&Nomenclature
  2. Elements of Anatomy : Osteology, Arthrology, Myology, Angiology, Neurology
  3. Regional Anatomy : Upper limb, Lower limb Thorax-including diaphragm Abdomen and Pelvis, Head, Neck Brain and Spinal cord
  4. Embryology : Development of individual organs and systems, Postnatal growth & development
  5. Histology : General Histology Microanatomy of individual organs & systems
  6. Human Genetics : Principles of Human genetics and Molecular biology
  7. Radiological Anatomy : Skiagrams, Special X-rays, Principles of imaging techniques.
  8. Surface Anatomy : In cadavers, in the living
  9. Sectional Anatomy :

Thorax, Abdomen, Head, Neck and Brain


  1. General Physiology
  2. Body fluids – Blood
  3. Nerve and Muscle
  4. Gastrointestinal Tract
  5. Kidney
  6. Skin and Body temperature
  7. Endocrine Glands
  8. Reproduction
  9. Cardiovascular System
  10. Respiratory System
  11. Central Nervous Systems
  12. Special Senses


  1. Cell and Sub-cellular structures
  2. Hydrogen Ion concentration Acid, Bases, Buffers, Handerson-Haselbach equation
  3. Isotopes and their Application
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
  6. Lipids
  7. Nuclear Acids
  8. Enzymes
  9. Vitamins
  10. Biological Oxidation
  11. Digestion and Absorption from GI Tract
  12. Intermediary Metabolism
  13. Carbohydrate Metabolism
  14. Lipid Metabolism
  15. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
  16. Purine and Primidine Metabolism
  17. Minerals
  18. Biochemical Genetics and Protein Biosynthesis
  19. Tissue Biochemistry
  20. Liver Functions
  21. Nutrition and Energy Metabolism


  1. Cell injury
  2. Inflammation and Repair
  3. Immunopathology
  4. Infectious diseases
  5. Circulatory disturbances
  6. Growth disturbances and Neoplasia
  7. Nutritional and other disorders
  8. Genetic disorder
  9. Haematology
  10. Cardiovascular Pathology
  11. Respiratory Pathology
  12. Pathology of Kidney and urinary Tract
  13. Hepato-Biliary Pathology
  14. Lymphoreticular System / Spleen
  15. Reproductive System (male & female)
  16. Diseases of the Breast
  17. Musculoskeletal System
  18. Endocrine pathology
  19. Neuropathology
  20. Dermato-Pathology
  21. Ocular Pathology


  1. General Microbiology
  2. Immunology
  3. Bacteriology
  4. General Virology
  5. Systemic Virology
  6. Mycology
  7. Parasitology
  8. Clinical / Applied Microbiology


  1. General Pharmacology
  2. Autonomic Nervous System
  3. Cardio-vascular System
  4. Diuretics
  5. Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
  6. Autocoids and related drugs
  7. Respiratory System
  8. Gastro-intestinal System
  9. Endocrine pharmacology
  10. Central Nervous System
  11. Psychopharmacology
  12. Drugs in Anaesthetic practice
  13. Chemotherapy
  14. Toxicology
  15. Clinical Pharmacology and Rational drug use


  1. Definitions
  2. Courts of India
  3. Court procedures
  4. Medical Certifications & medico-legal reports including dying declaration
  5. Death
  6. Changes after death
  7. Inquest by police, magistrate and coroner
  8. Identification
  9. Examination of mutilated human remains
  10. Medico-legal autopsies
  11. Mechanical injuries and wounds
  12. Examination of an injury case
  13. Injuries due to physical agents & their medico legal importance
  14. Asphyxial death
  15. Death due to malnutrition, neglect battered babies
  16. Dowry death
  17. Virginity, sexual offences, sexual perversions
  18. Legitimacy
  19. Pregnancy and delivery
  20. Infanticide
  21. Biological fluids
  22. Seminal stains
  23. Forensic Psychiatry
  24. Medical Jurisprudence
  25. Toxicology


  1. Hemorrhage and shock
  2. Fluid, electrolyte and Acid balance, nutrition
  3. Skin tumours, burns, skin grafting
  4. Arterial diseases
  5. Venous diseases
  6. Lymphatic and Lymph nodes
  7. Wounds
  8. Specific and non-specific injections
  9. Tumors, Cysts, Ulcers and Sinuses and Fistulae
  10. Infections of Hand and Foot
  11. Diseases of muscle, tendons, bursae and fascia
  12. Hernia
  13. Umbilical granuloma, fistula, adenoma
  14. Abdominal Wall
  15. Face, Teeth, Gums, Mouth, Tongue, Salivary glands, Neck
  16. Thyroid Glands, Thyroglossal Tract and Endocrines
  17. Breast
  18. Sympathetic System
  19. Cranio-Cerebral injuries
  20. Brain, Nerves
  21. Genito-Urinary System
  22. Kidneys and Ureters
  23. Urinary Bladder
  24. Prostrate
  25. Urethra
  26. Penis, Testis and Scrotum
  27. Vasectomy and Recanalisation
  28. Cardiothoracis System
  29. Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum
  30. Spleen, Liver, Gall Bladder and bile ducts
  31. Pancreas
  32. Peritoneum
  33. Intestines, intestinal obstruction
  34. Appendix
  35. Rectum and Anal Canal


  1. Anatomy of upper airway
  2. Physiology of Respiration O2/CO2 transport. Methods of oxygen therapy.
  3. Pre-operative evaluation/pre-medication
  4. Anaesthetic agents, stages of Anaesthesia
  5. Principles and mechanism of administration of general anaesthetics, balanced Anaesthesia
  6. IPPV, Endotracheal Intubations
  7. Muscle Relaxants
  8. Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia
  9. Local Anesthesia
  10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation basic, use of simple ventilators
  11. Monitoring
  12. ICU, role of anaesthesiologist in ICU
  13. Shock
  14. Blood Transfusion and Fluid Electoral Balance
  15. Sites of respiratory obstruction and management of airway in an unconscious patient
  16. Poisoning
  17. Role of anaesthesiologist in acute and chronic relief.


  1. Traumatology • Injuries of bones and joints l Injuries of Lower Extremity • Injuries of the Spine l Vascular Injuries
  2. Cold Orthopedics
  3. Regional Conditions
  4. Neuro-Muscular Disorder
  5. Bone and Joint Tuberculosis
  6. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  1. Respiratory System
  2. Cardiovascular System
  3. Gastrointestinal System
  4. Obstetrics &Gynaecology
  5. Skeletal System
  6. Central Nervous System
  7. Excretory System


  1. Principles of Radiotherapy
  2. Principles of Chemotherapy
  3. Prevention and Early diagnosis of Cancer
  4. Principles of Nuclear medicine
  5. Common radiation reactions and management
  6. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in commonly seen cancers
  7. Radio-isotopes in diagnosis and therapy


  1. Vital statistics
  2. Neonatology
  3. Growth & Development
  4. Nutrition
  5. Infections
  6. Genetics
  7. Pediatric Emergencies
  8. Central Nervous System
  9. Gastrenterology
  10. Nephrology
  11. Endocrinology
  12. Respiratory System


  1. Clinical Methods in the practice of Medicine
  2. Common symptoms of disease
  3. Nutrition/Exposure to Physical & Chemical Agents
  4. Infections
  5. Haematology
  6. Respiratory System
  7. Cardio-Vascular System
  8. Gartro-Intestinal Tract
  9. Emergency Medicine
  10. Neurological System
  11. Nephrology & Urinary system connected to Tissue Disorders
  12. Endocrine System
  13. Geriatrics


Diagnosis and management of common ailments affecting the chest with special emphasis on management and prevention of Tuberculosis and National Tuberculosis Control Programme.


  1. History aspects and diagnosis & treatment of mental illness
  2. Conduction of Mental Status Examination
  3. Behavioral Sciences
  4. Different psychoses Clinical features, diagnosis and management
  5. Schizophrenia
  6. Mania and depression
  7. Anxiety disorders and hysteria
  8. Dementia
  9. Alcoholism
  10. Drug Abuse
  11. Psychiatric emergencies
  12. Clinical features, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
  13. Personality disorder


  1. Dermatological therapy
  2. Lichen Planus
  3. Diseases caused by Nutritional and Environmental Factors
  4. Infective Disorders
  5. Melanocytes, pigment metabolism and other disorders of Pigmentation
  6. Allergic Disorders
  7. Dermatitis and Eczema
  8. Vesiculobullous Diseases
  9. Alopecia and Hirsutism
  10. Structure and functions of Sebaceous glands and Disease
  11. Leprosy
  12. Psorasis
  13. STD


  1. Basic sciences – Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Elementary Optics, Diseases of the Eye
  2. Conjunctiva
  3. Cornea
  4. Sclera
  5. Uveal Tract
  6. Lens
  7. Vitreous
  8. Glaucoma
  9. Retina
  10. Optic Nerve
  11. Intra-Occular Tumors
  12. Squint
  13. Orbit
  14. Lacrimal System
  15. Lids
  16. Refractive Errors
  17. Injuries
  18. Ophthalmic Surgery
  19. Community Ophthalmology
  20. Miscellaneous


  1. Diseases of the Ear
  2. Diseases of Nose and Para Nasal sinuses
  3. Diseases of Nasopharynx
  4. Diseases of Trachea
  5. Oesophagus


  1. Anatomy of the Female reproductive Tract
  2. Physiology of conception
  3. Development of foetus and placenta
  4. Diagnosis of pregnancy
  5. Maternal changes in pregnancy
  6. Antenatal care
  7. Abnormal obstetrics
  8. Normal labour
  9. Normal puerparium
  10. Breast Feeding
  1. Care of new born
  2. Medical termination of pregnancy
  3. Family planning
  4. Operative obstetrics
  5. Post caesarian pregnancy
  6. Pharmaco therapeutics in obstetrics
  7. Safe motherhood
  8. Maternal morbidity and morality
  9. Medico legal aspects
  10. RCH
  11. Current topics
  12. Vaginal discharge
  13. Menstrual disorder
  14. Fertility, infertility
  15. Endometriosis and allied states
  16. Genital injuries and fistulae
  17. Genital infections
  18. Genital prolapse
  19. Tumours
  20. Carcinomia
  21. Radiotherapy in gynaecology
  22. Chemotherapy in gynaecology
  23. Endoscopy
  24. Diseases of breast
  25. Operative gynaecology


  1. Evaluation of Public Health and Concepts of Health
  2. Environment and Health
  3. Health Education
  4. Nutrition and Dietetics
  5. Occupational Health
  6. Medical Sociology and Community Mental Health
  7. Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  8. Basic Epidemiology
  9. Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  10. Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  11. Demography
  12. Reproductive and Child Health
  13. School Health
  14. Urban Health
  15. Health System in India
  16. Health Planning and Management including Disaster Management
  17. International Health

MCI / FMGE Screening Test Blue Print


        (i)                MEDICINE33
       (ii)               PSYCHIATRY5
       (iii)DERMATOLOGY & STD5
        (i)GENERAL SURGERY32
       (ii)               ANESTHESIOLOGY5
       (iii)             ORTHOPEDICS5
       (iv)             RADIODIAGNOSIS5

The address of the MCI is given below in case of need for any correspondence:


Aiwan-E-Galib Marg,

Kotla Road,

New Delhi-110002

There was a PRESS NOTE released by the MCI on the Eligibility Certificate for joining an MBBS course abroad and that is as follows:

“It is brought to the notice of Indian (citizens) students who are desirous of joining an Undergraduate Medical Course (equivalent to MBBS in India) in any Foreign Medical the Institution on or after the 15 March, 2002, that all such intending candidates shall have to approach the Medical Council of India, Aiwan-E-Galib Marg, Kotla Road, New Delhi-110002 for issue of Eligibility Certificate for getting admission to an Undergraduate Medical Course in any Foreign Medical Institution as per the provisions of “Eligibility Requirement for taking admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulations, 2002” which has been notified in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India Extra-ordinary issue dated the 18th February, 2002. The application form for issue of the Eligibility Certificate may be obtained from the Council office. The application form along with the details required therein may be submitted to the Council along with the demand draft in favor of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi, for the prescribed sum. It may be understood that Eligibility Certificate will be issued by the Council only to such candidates who fulfill the criteria of age of admission to the medical course and passing of qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent or higher qualification) with the required percentage of marks as prescribed in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997, copies of which are available in the Council office on payment of Rs.100/-. The relevant extracts from these Regulations are also available on the Council’s Website. A candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC has to produce a caste certificate from the competent authority. Only after necessary verification, if the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria, the Council shall issue Eligibility Certificate to the candidate certifying that he/she is eligible to join a medical institution outside India to obtain a primary medical qualification. No candidate who has obtained th admission in a Foreign Medical Institution on or after 15 March, 2002 shall be permitted to sit for the Screening Test, after obtaining the medical degree from abroad, for the purpose of his registration in India, unless he produces the Eligibility Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India. Further details may be obtained from the office of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi and also may be seen in the website of the Council – Sd/ DR. M. Sachdeva Secretary, Medical Council of India”

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