Q. Is there a new testing format for FMGE?
Yes, starting from the June 2014 administration, the 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.
Q. 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.
Q. What does a computer-based exam look like?
A Demo exam will be made available on the NBE website http://www.fmge.nbe.gov.in/ to provide candidates with the look and feel, as well as functionality of the actual exam.
Q. Can I take the exam from any computer?
No, a candidate will have to exam on a pre-assigned workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration & Scheduling.
Q. What is The Schedule of FMG Examination?
The FMGE Examination shall be held twice a year in the months of June and December. The dates for the examination shall be notified on NBE website based on the availability of the test centres.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. What is the syllabus / course on which the exam would be based?
The exam will include all subjects taught during the MBBS course including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weight age will be given to each subject as indicated in the bulletin.