MCI Screening Test

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE)

Conducted by National Board of Examination

This test is also known as Screening Test for Indian students who have a Foreign Medical Degree qualification.

The test is conducted twice every year – in June & December.

Students have to register online to appear for this test.

Electronic devices like mobile phones are not allowed inside the exam hall.

Citizens of India and OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) are eligible to appear for this test.

Students who clear this test become eligible to register themselves with Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and can practice.

If any false information is provided by any candidate in the form then students are permanently debarred from appearing in MCI Screening Test – so due care should be taken that all information being submitted is true.

It is extremely important that you should go through the Information Bulletin of MCI Screening Test carefully and complete the application form in full as incomplete application forms are rejected.

There is an application fee of Rs. 5,500/- which is non-refundable and non-transferrable. This fee is to be paid online via credit / debit card or internet banking.

Candidates should be careful in selecting the examination centre of their choice as the change of centre is not allowed later.

Examination fees is non-refundable if the student fails to appear for the test.

On the day of the examination it is important for the candidate to take with him with his Admit Card a valid ID proof like Aadhar Card, Driving License or Passport. The ID should be with photograph of the candidate.

It is very important that the MBBS abroad degree should be valid in the country from where the student has done MBBS from and it should be confirmed by Indian Embassy in that country. Other option is that the degree should be apostilled from the issuing country.

For benefit of students the National Board of Examination has a demo exam online and students can visit this website and familiarize themselves with the pattern of the MCI Screening Test. Access to the demo exam is possible with the ID which is issued after registering for FMGE.

Results are announced online and NBE does not entertain requests for re-evaluation or re-totalling.

Candidates who have done their MBBS and MD from USA, UK, Australia, Canada or New Zealand are exempted from MCI screening test and they can practice in India.

The MCI Screening test is a 300 Multiple Choice Question test conducted in English language. It is held in 2 different sessions of 150 questions each on the same day.

A candidate has to obtain 50% marks in the test to pass the exam.

MCI Screening Test can be attempted unlimited times.

On the day of the exam all students are required to submit their finger prints and digital image.

MCI Screening Test is conducted in nearly 40 locations in India like Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Lucknow etc. The entire list of the cities is mentioned in the FMGE Information bulletin.

Candidates are not allowed to take anything inside the examination hall. All items like papers, pencil, eraser are providing for free in the MCI Screening Test exam hall. Computers are also provided for and students do nothave to carry their computer or laptop.

CCTV cameras are installed in the MCI Screening Test examination hall.

Once the candidate registers online he/she has to submit the following self-attested copies to National Board of Examinations:

1. MBBS Degree duly certified by Indian Embassy or apostilled.
2. 2 passport size photos.
3. Address proof (aadhar card / passport)
4. Birth Certificate.
5. Passport copy.
6. 12th class certificate and marksheet.
7. Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI

Syllabus of MCI Screening Test for Students who have completed MBBS from abroad is as follows:


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
10. Applied Anatomy

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 Injuries of Lower Extremity
 Injuries of the Spine 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 of :
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
11. Care of new born
12. Medical termination of pregnancy
13. Family planning
14. Operative obstetrics
15. Post caesarian pregnancy
16. Pharmaco therapeutics in obstetrics
17. Safe motherhood
18. Maternal morbidity, and morality
19. Medico legal aspects
20. RCH
21. Current topics
22. Vaginal discharge
23. Menstrual disorder
24. Fertility, infertility
25. Endometriosis and allied states
26. Genital injuries and fistulae
27. Genital infections
28. Genital prolapse
29. Tumours
30. Carcinomia
31. Radiotherapy in gynaecology
32. Chemotherapy in gynaecology
33. Endoscopy
34. Diseases of breast
35. 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

Distribution of Marks in the MCI Screening Test for students who have done MBBS from abroad is as follows:

Clinical Subjects – 200 marks

Medicine 33 marks
Psychiatry 5 marks
Dermatology & STD 5 marks
Radiotherapy 5 marks
Microbiology 13 marks
General Surgery 32 marks
Anesthesiology 5 marks
Orthopedics 5 marks
Radiodiagnosis 5 marks
Pediatrics 15 marks
Opthalmology 15 marks
Otorhinolaryngology 15 marks
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 30 marks
Community Medicine 30 marks
TOTAL 200 marks

Pre & Para Clinical Subjects – 100 marks

Anatomy 17 marks
Physiology 17 marks
Biochemistry 17 marks
Pathology 13 marks
Microbiology 13 marks
Pharmacology 13 marks
Forensic Medicine 10 marks
TOTAL 100 marks


A candidate shall have to pass all the three papers in the same attempt. However there shall not be any restriction on the number of attempts to appear in the test.”

The candidate should have completed his MBBS from abroad at the same institute located abroad for the entire duration of the course from where he/she has obtained the degree.”