Medical Council of India

The FMGE - Screening Test has been introduced by the Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per the 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.”

  • The Examination is held twice a year at New Delhi .
  • The test is conducted in English language.
  • The exam consists of one paper.
  • There will be 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of single response type in the paper (Divided in two sittings of 150 questions 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 office of NBE. There is no provision for declaration of marks obtained or reevaluation / retotalling.
  • ihe applicants who qualify the Screening Test may apply to the Medical Council of India, New Delhi or to any State Medical Council for provisional registration / permanent registration.
  • There are no restrictions on number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.

Eligibility Criteria

The Applicant must meet/fulfill the following criteria :

  • He / She is a citizen of India .
  • Graduated medical school must be listed in WHO directory of medical schools.
  • Eligibility Certificate from the Medical Council of India
  • Applicants/Candidates may also refer to Screening Test Regulations and Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, Eligibility Certificate Regulations issued by Medical Council of India . The same may be referred to at or obtained from Secretary, Medical Council of India , Sector 8 Pocket 14, Dwarka, New Delhi. Telephone: 25367033, 25367035  Fax: 25367024.

Verification of Documents/Credential

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 (e.g. voters ID Card)
  • 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 Internship Certificate (if done abroad)
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI
  • Translated copies (in English / Hindi) to be furnished if the certificates are in language other than English / Hindi.
  • Equivalence Certificate : From Association of Indian Universities (for e done 10+2 abroad)

Medical Council of Canada

MCC is a non-profit organization. The Medical Council of Canada grants a qualification in medicine known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to graduate physicians who have satisfied the eligibility requirements and passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts I and II. The Medical Council registers candidates who have been granted the LMCC in the Canadian Medical Register.
For eligibility to sit the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I, graduates of medical schools outside Canada and the United States, referred to on this site as International Medical Graduates (IMGs), as well as graduates from U.S. Schools of Osteopathic Medicine must first pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination. IMGs with specialty certification in Canada or the U.S. may be granted an exemption from the Evaluating Examination.


PG Medicine Entrance Exams in India

  • ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Entrance Exam
  • PGI CHANDIGARH for Post Doctoral / Postgraduate (MD, MS) courses and Ph. D. programme
  • AIIMS - M.Sc, M.Biotechnology, B.Sc. Nursing
  • AIIMS Post Graduate - Post Doctoral Courses - All India Institute of Medical Sciences for Post Graduate / Post Doctoral Courses.
  • NIMHANS for Superspeciality Courses, PHd, Post Graduate (PG) Degree & Diploma Courses
  • NIPER-JEE National Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research (NIPER) NIPER Joint Entrance Examination – for M.S. (Pharm.), M.Pharm., M.Tech. (Pharm.); M.B.A. (Pharm.)
  • Kerala PG Dental Entrance Examination | Kerala PG medical Entrance Exam
  • COMEDK - PGET - Admission to Postgraduate Courses in Private, Medical & Dental Colleges of Karnataka through COMEDK Postgraduate Entrance Test
  • Manipal University MD, MS, PG Diploma and MDS courses
  • Maharashtra PGM-PGD-CET- Post Graduate Medical, PG Dental CET
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil University Pune All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test
  • DNB-CET 2009 NATBOARD DNB Super Specialty Common Entrance Test
  • CMC Vellore PG Medical Entrance Exam
  • AIPGMEE – All India Post Graduate Medical / Dental Entrance Examination for admission to MD/MS, PG Diploma and MDS courses in Medical and Dental Colleges in India
  • UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam
  • NATBOARD Screening Test - for Foreign Medical Qualifications
  • St. Johns PG Medical and M.Sc. Nursing Admisions | St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences.
  • JIPMER , PG Medical Admission
  • BHU PG Medical Entrance Test - for MD/MS - Anesthesiology, Community medicine,Dermatology & VD, General medicine, General surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology.
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune All India Post Graduate (PG) Medical Entrance Test.
  • M.Sc. Nursing - National Institute of Nursing PGI Chandigarh
  • Manipal MPET MAHE PG Medical Entrance Exam for MD/MS/PG DIploma
  • Himachal Pradesh University PG Medical Entrance Exam Postgraduate Degree & Diploma (MD/MS Allopathy) in Indira Gandhi Medical College , and MDS Course in H.P. Govt. Dental College , Shimla
  • SRMC PG Medical, Dental Admission Sri Ramchandra Medical College & Research Institute Post Graduate-Medicine, Dentistry – Clinical and non clinical
  • DBT-Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology and Life Sciences : Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore invites applications from Indian nationals for the award of “ DBT-Postdoctoral Fellowship ” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology.
  • DELHI UNIVERSITY - Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam
  • Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak PG Medical Entrance Exam

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.
WHO's Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, six regional offices and country offices. In carrying out its activities, WHO's secretariat focuses its work on the following six core functions:

  • Articulating consistent, ethical and evidence-based policy and advocacy positions;
  • Managing information by assessing trends and comparing performance; setting the agenda for, and stimulating research and development;
  • Catalysing change through technical and policy support, in ways that stimulate cooperation and action and help to build sustainable national and inter-country capacity;
  • Negotiating and sustaining national and global partnerships;
  • Setting, validating, monitoring and pursuing proper implementation of norms and standards;
  • Stimulating the development and testing of new technologies, tools and guidelines for disease control, risk reduction, health care management, and service delivery.

Activity Areas in India

In India, WHO provides technical assistance and collaborates with the Government of India and major stakeholders in health development efforts. It assists notably in Policy Development; Capacity Building and Advocacy. Technical assistance to the Government is provided through the following:

Core Programme Clusters

  • Communicable Diseases and Surveillance including Leprosy; Malaria; Filariasis; Tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS and International Health Regulations.
  • Evidence & Information for Policy including National Health Accounts; Policies; Medical Ethics; Information System; Burden of Diseases; Essential Drugs and Medicines; World Health Survey; Health Finance; Trade Agreements and Reform Issues.
  • Family and Community Health including Reproductive Health and Research; Child and Adolescent Health; Gender and Women Health; Immunization and Vaccine Development including Hepatitis B; Nursing and Midwifery; Nutrition and Development and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy).
  • Social Change and Non-Communicable Diseases including Cardiovascular Diseases; Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Disability, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation; Tobacco Control; Health Care for the Elderly; Prevention of Deafness; Prevention of Blindness; Health Promotion; Oral Health; Cancer; Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors Surveillance and other Non-Communicable Diseases.
  • ustainable Development and Healthy Environment including Chemical Safety; Emergency & Humanitarian Action; Food Safety; Health & Environment; Healthy Cities; Environmental Epidemiology and Water Sanitation.

Special Programmes
National Polio Surveillance Progranmme, Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Gujarat and Rajasthan, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, 3 by 5 for HIV / AIDS, Leprosy Elimination, Roll Back Malaria, Tobacco Free Initiative, Lymphatic Filariasis and Health Internetwork.
External Collaboration and Partnerships
Recently WHO has worked closely with the government on health issues in the aftermath of the tsunami, and for epidemic outbreaks like the Japanese Enciphilitis. WHO is also working with the MOH in the  pandemic preparedness plans for the Avian Influenza.


Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB)

Student need to pass the PLAB test before applying for registration in UK.
Summary of the PLAB test
The test is in two parts:
Part 1 is a computer-marked written examination consisting of extended matching questions (EMQs) and single best answer (SBA) questions. The paper contains 200 questions and may contain images. It lasts three hours. The proportion of SBA questions may vary from examination to examination but no more than 30% of the paper is composed of SBA questions. You can have an unlimited number of attempts but you must pass Part 1 within two years of the date of your IELTS certificate.
Part 2 is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). It takes the form of 14 clinical scenarios or ‘stations', a rest station and one or more pilot stations run for statistical purposes, where the marks do not count towards your result. Each station lasts five minutes. You must pass Part 2 within three years of passing Part 1. You can have four attempts at Part 2. If you fail at the fourth attempt you will have to retake IELTS (unless you are exempt) and both parts of the PLAB test.
You must be granted registration within three years of passing Part 2 of the test.


The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMILE)

The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a single, three-step exam for medical licensure in the United States.
The USMLE provides a common system to evaluate applicants for medical licensure.
The United States Medical Licensing Examination is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
The USMLE is governed by a committee consisting of representatives of FSMB, NBME, ECFMG and the American public. To be certified by ECFMG, international medical graduates must, among other requirements, pass a medical science examination.
Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination™ (USMLE) are the exams currently administered that meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG certification.
To meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG certification, you must pass both Step 1 and Step 2.
Step 1 is the basic medical science component of the medical science examination.
Step 2 is the clinical science component of the medical science examination. To be eligible for Step 1 and Step 2, you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside of the United States and Canada that is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam. In addition, the "Graduation Years" in IMED for your medical school must be listed as "Current" at the time you apply and at the time you take the exam.
Student should get certificate current enrollment status on the application. The official must have signed the application within four months of its receipt by ECFMG.
As soon as you graduate and receive your medical diploma, you must send two photocopies of your medical diploma and one full-face photograph to ECFMG (see Provision of Credentials and Translations).
The photograph must be current; A photocopy of a photograph is not acceptable.
For Step 1, should complete at least two years of medical school, means that you must have completed the basic medical science component of the medical school curriculum by the beginning of your eligibility period for Step 1.
In addition to being currently enrolled as described above, to be eligible for Step 2, you must be within twelve months of completion of the full didactic curriculum by the beginning of your eligibility period for Step 2.
ECFMG reserves the right to re-verify with the medical school the eligibility of medical school students who are registered for Step 1 and Step 2.
If ECFMG requests re-verification of your student status with your medical school, ECFMG will release your score report for the USMLE Step 1 and / or Step 2 only after re-verification of your status has been received by ECFMG.
Step 1 and Step 2 CK
The Practice Session is a maximum of 3.5 hours and is divided into three 1-hour blocks of 46-50 multiple-choice test items each. When you complete the session, you will receive a printed percent correct score.
Step 3
The practice session is a maximum of 4 hours and includes five blocks that vary in number of multiple-choice test items and three Premium® Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS). All of the test items and Premium cases used in the Practice Session are drawn from the Step 3 practice items on the USMLE website or on the USMLE Orientation CD. When you complete the session, you will receive a printed percent correct score for the multiple-choice items and feedback on the Premium CCS cases.
You can take Step 1 and Step 2 in either order, provided that you meet the respective eligibility requirements for these exams. However, before applying for Step 3, you must have received official notification that you have passed both Step 1 and Step 2.
For descriptive information about the content of Step 1 and Step 2, refer to The Three Steps of the USMLE on page 2 and Examination Content on page 6 of the USMLE Bulletin of Information. For information on the format of these exams, refer to Format of the Exams in this publication and to Test Lengths and Formats on page 9 of the USMLE Bulletin of Information. Sample test materials for Step 1 / Step 2 are available on this website, the USMLE CD and on the USMLE website at


UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental Schools.
The test is run by the UKCAT Consortium in partnership with Pearson VUE, a global leader in computer-based testing and part of Pearson plc. It is delivered on computer worldwide through Pearson VUE's high street centres.
The test helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes.
The test assesses a range of mental abilities identified by university Medical and Dental Schools as important. There is no curriculum content as the test examines innate skills.  Each subtest is in a multiple-choice format and is separately timed.There are two versions of UKCAT: the standard UKCAT and the UKCATSEN (Special Educational Needs). The UKCATSEN is a longer version of the UKCAT intended for candidates who require additional time due to a documented medical condition or disability.  The timings of the two tests are detailed below:



Standard Test Time

Extended Test Time

Verbal Reasoning

44 items

22 minutes

28 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning

36 items

23 minutes

29 minutes

Abstract Reasoning

65 items

16 minutes

20 minutes

Decision Analysis

26 items

32 minutes

40 minutes

Situational Judgement Test

60 items

27 minutes

33 minutes

*13 scenerios (each consisting of between 4 and 6 potential response options to rate)

There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. 
Marking of the four cognitive sections is based on the transformation of raw scores (the number of items answered correctly). As the number of items varies between the four cognitive sections it is not possible to make a direct comparison of the raw scores. Raw scores are therefore converted to scale scores that share a common range from 300 to 900. A total scale score is generated by summing individual scale scores of the four cognitive sections. The total scale score ranges from 1200 to 3600
Test result copy will be given just after finishing the exam.
Candidates intending to apply in 2012 for entry to a relevant course in a UKCAT University in 2013 (or for deferred entry in 2014) are required to sit the UKCAT by the 5th October 2012 deadline.
List of universities approving the scores is given in ukcat website.

Student can take the test once in any test cycle.  If the application to medical school is not successful and re-apply the following year, he will be required to take the UKCAT again.
Candidates should familiarise themselves with the onscreen test format so that they know how to move the mouse, answer questions and move through the test.
The practice tests include an on-screen calculator which will be the same as the one you will be presented during testing. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this.


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