Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Test
FMGE - JUNE 2017

राष्ट्रीय परीक्षा बोर्ड
NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Format of FMG Screening Test
  • Is there a new testing format for FMGE?

    Yes, starting from June 2014 administration, FMGE has changed from a paper and pencil test to a computer-based test (CBT). This is not an Internet-based test, i.e. a candidate does not take the test over the Internet. Instead of reading the questions from a paper booklet and darkening the ovals in an answer sheet, a candidate will now read the questions on a computer screen and choose an answer by using a mouse to click on the appropriate option.

  • How is the computer-based format different from the paper and pencil format?

    The only difference is in the way the questions are presented, and how responses are recorded.

  • What does a computer-based test look like?

    A Demo exam will be made available on the NBE website http://www.nbe.edu.in to provide candidate with the look and feel, as well as functionality of the actual exam.

  • Can I take the exam from any computer?

    No, the candidate will have to take the exam on a pre-assigned workstation, at the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration & Scheduling.

  • What is the schedule of FMGE?

    The FMGE shall be held twice a year in the month of June and December. The dates for the examination shall be notified on NBE website based on the availability of the test centres.

  • Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for FMG Examination?

    No there is no restriction on number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant. However, a candidate can test only once in each testing window.

TEST DURATION & PATTERN
  • What is the duration of the exam?

    FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts.
    Part One: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (includes 15 minutes tutorial)
    Part Two: 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Candidates will also need to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the exam.

  • How many questions will there be?

    There will be a total of 300 questions, with 150 questions in each part.

  • Can I move back and forth between the questions?

    Yes, candidates will have the option to navigate between the questions via the Review Screen. However, a candidate will not be able to move between the 2 sections of the exam. Candidates are advised to make use of the Demo exam on NBE website http://www.nbe.edu.in to familiarize themselves with the navigation and functionality of the actual exam.
    A 15-minute tutorial will also be available prior to the start of the actual exam.

  • What type of questions will there be?

    The exam will only contain multiple choice questions, each with four (4) options and only one (1) correct response.

  • What is the syllabus / course on which the exam would be based?

    The exam will include all subjects taught during the MBBS course including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. Weightage will be given to each subject as indicated in the bulletin.

  • What is the 15-minute tutorial?

    The tutorial provides a series of screens that will orient you to the computer-based FMGE. This will give you an opportunity to try the various features, including how to navigate between questions, review them, select, de-select, change and mark responses etc. The tutorial has a total duration of 15 minutes and candidates are advised to go through it entirely before starting the actual test. At the end of the tutorial,
    candidates will be asked to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the test. For a similar preview, candidates can take a tour of Demo exam which will be available on NBE website at http://www.nbe.edu.in

  • What is the Demo Exam?

    The demo exam is a sample computer-based test that is intended to familiarize candidates with the navigation and functionality of the FMGE. It includes a tutorial on using the various features of the test like moving between screens, selecting, deselecting, marking and reviewing responses etc., as well as some sample questions which will allow candidates to try out these features. Note that these sample questions are not representative of the content of difficulty level of the actual exam.

REGISTRATION PROCESS
  • When will be the next FMGE conducted?

    The next FMGE will be conducted on 12th & 13th June, 2017

  • What are the timings for the testing sessions?

    FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts.
    Part One: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (includes 15 minutes tutorial)
    Part Two: 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM

  • Where will the test be conducted?

    The test will be conducted at selected test centres in 19 cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru,
    Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Coimbatore, Greater Noida, Guwahati, Gurugram,
    Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida,
    Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Where can I get the list of test centres for FMGE?

    The list of test centres is available on NBE website http://www.nbe.edu.in

  • Will I be able to select my preferred location for the exam?

    Yes, candidates will be able to select their preferred location for their test during the online registration and scheduling process. Availability will be based on a first come, first served basis, and only available options will be shown at the time of scheduling. Please note that no reschedule or cancellation will be allowed once your registration/scheduling is completed.

  • How do I apply for the exam?

    Candidates may register for the exam, online via http://www.nbe.edu.in from 13th April to 13th May 2017

  • What is the exam fee?

    The fee for FMGE is Rs. 5500/-

  • How do I pay for the exam?

    The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks of India or through net banking.

  • What is the last day for application?

    The online registration & scheduling window opens on 13th April, 2017 and closes on 13th May, 2017.

  • Can I use my friend’s email address when registering for FMGE?

    No, you need to use a valid and unique email address of your own.

  • Is there a restriction on what can be entered within the address fields during
    the online registration?

    Yes, you need to limit each address line to 30 characters including spaces. You may make use of address line 1, 2 and 3 in case of longer addresses. Special characters are acceptable.

  • What happens after I’ve submitted my online application?

    At the end of Registration, the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgement at the registered email id of the applicant. Admit card will be issued to candidate once the registration & scheduling has been successfully completed. Candidates may also log on to the FMGE website http://www.nbe.edu.in to download and print a copy of their Application form. The Admit Card will specify the Application Number / Testing ID of the Candidate.

  • If I have made any mistake(s) while registering for FMGE, can I make changes later to rectify?

    If you make mistakes while entering your application data, you may log back in to the FMGE registration & scheduling website via http://www.nbe.edu.in and select “Edit Profile” to make changes to your personal details such as address or “Edit Application” to make changes to your application data such as educational information. For security reasons, editing of candidate’s full name and username will not be allowed. The ability to edit application profile and application details will be available until the end of the
    registration window i.e. until 11:59 PM IST on 13th May, 2017. Note that if you make any changes to your profile or application details, you will need to print and carry the most recent admit card with you to the test centre.

RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION
  • Can I change my preferred test location?

    No, you will not be allowed to change your test location once you have completed your online registration and scheduling process. Please select your preferred choices carefully based on the availability shown to you at the time of your scheduling.

  • Can I cancel the exam?

    No, under no circumstances will a cancellation / refund be allowed.

  • If I do not take my exam, will I be eligible for a refund?

    No, your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location.

TESTING DAY
  • What is the reporting time for the exam?

    Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ at 9:00 AM for Part One and 2:15 PM for Part Two (one hour prior to the start time). The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the exam start time. Candidate who fails to report to the reporting counter by the stipulated time as indicated above shall not be allowed to exam.

  • What do I need to bring to the test centre?

    Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following documents:

    • Printed copy of the Admit Card with photo pasted on it AND
    • Any one of the authorized photo IDs** (must be original and valid / non-expired):
      • PAN Card
      • Driving License
      • Voter ID
      • Passport
      • Aadhaar Card (with photograph)

    In case, any candidate reports to the test center with e-Aadhaar card as proof of identity, the e-Aadhaar card should be a good quality colour print out with clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar card. Decision of NBE in this regard shall be final.

    **The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the admit card. If name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned at the time of test (Marriage Certificate/Divorcee Decree/Legal Name Change Document).

    Please Note that:
    Issuance of admit card only confirms your successful registration for FMGE.
    It does not confirm your eligibility for FMGE. You are required to submit the prescribed documents to NBE through email at fmge.cc@natboard.edu.in latest by 5th June 2017 failing which your candidature for FMGE including the admit card shall stand cancelled and candidate will not be allowed to appear in the test. Fulfillment of the eligibility criteria is essential requirement for any candidate to appear in the test. Issuance of admit card does not confer any automatic right to the candidate to appear in the test or declaration of result or registration with SMC/MCI. The admit card shall be treated as null & void in case the candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed as per Para-2 of Information Bulletin.

  • Does the name appearing on the photo identification need to match the one shown on the admit card?

    The name on your photo identification must match your name as shown on you’re the Admit Card. If your name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned below at the time of the test:

    • Marriage Certificate
    • Divorce Decree
    • Legal Name Change Document
  • Where can I find directions for getting to my test centre?

    Maps and directions to each test centre will be available on the NBE website http://www.nbe.edu.in Candidates are advised to plan their travel accordingly and make allowance for traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • What happens during the security checks, identity verification and check-in?

    Candidates will need to produce their admit card and one valid and original ID for verification upon arrival at the test centre. Only registered candidates will be allowed into the test centre. Candidates will be frisked before entering the testing room to ensure that they are not carrying any prohibited items. A digital photo and fingerprint of all candidates will also be captured electronically as part of the check-in process.

  • Will there be any breaks during the exam?

    Yes, there will be a scheduled break between the 2 sections of the exam.

  • What will I be provided with during the exam?

    At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with pencils, eraser and rough/scratch paper. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as no other material will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the exam, candidates will have to hand over all the scratch paper and stationery back to the test centre administrator.

  • How do I know when the exam time has ended?

    There will be an on-screen timer on the top right corner of your screen which will count down from 2.5 hours in each session. Candidates are advised to check this timer regularly and allocate their time carefully. A pop-up window will appear before the test ends to alert candidates.

  • Will I be able to leave early if I finish the exam before the allocated exam time has ended?

    FMGE is divided into two parts of 150 questions each with time allocation of 150 minutes for each part. There is a scheduled break between the two parts. You can leave the test centre during the scheduled break. However, you will have to return to the test centre at the reporting time specified in the admit card to complete the second section of the exam.

RESULT
  • Result – (Pass/Fail) for eligible candidates shall be displayed on NBE website and at NBE Office notice board.

  • An applicant shall be declared as having ‘passed’ only if he/she obtain a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination.

OTHER INFORMATION
  • How will I get my admit card?

    You need to log in to the FMGE website via http://www.nbe.edu.in using your username & password and select “Download Admit Card” once the seat allotment has been done. Please refer to the above website for notifications.

  • In case the website does not work and I am unable to register myself, how should I register?

    If the registration website is not accessible for any reason, please close your internet browser and try again. You can register for the test any time between 13th April to 13th May, 2017.

  • What are the timings to contact the NBE Candidate Care helpline?

    The FAQs, Integratred Voice Response System and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools to guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available on phone and email.

    Phone: 0124-6771700 OR 1800 11 1700 (Toll Free)
    Webmail: Use Contact us form at http://www.nbe.edu.in

     

    Phone support availability:

    • Registration Phase: 13th April to 13th May, 2017 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Friday.
    • Pre-Testing Window: 14th May to 11th June 2017 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Friday
    • Testing Day: 12th & 13th June 2017 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    NBE Candidate Care will be closed on the following days:

    • 14th April, 2017 (Friday)
    • 1st May, 2017 (Monday)