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What is MCI Screening Test?

Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country. The screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, such as countries belonging to the former Soviet Union, Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from any country have to take the MCI screening test. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools.

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The legality of the test was challenged in the Indian courts and was upheld by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. This test has generated controversy with accusations that it is unfair and lacks transparency – for example, not allowing examinees to retain their question paper after examination, or not showing the exact marks or answer sheet upon appeal for failure. An appeal petition filed under RTI India to reveal the marks of an appealing student was not granted. This examination is held twice in year in June and December on the third Monday and Tuesday of the month.

Every student having a degree from MCI recognized medical university from abroad need to give a licensing test (unlike those who pass from India) which is named as FMGE exam or a MCI Screening Test. The MCI screening test for foreign medical graduates is conducted annually twice in June and December. The students return back on completion of MBBS course in the month of June every year and generally go through the crash course for MCI screening test up to September. They prepare from the next 2 months on their own and give their first attempt in December. The exam is conducted by NBE and one can check the website of FMGE.

Every year, around 10,000 students from India decide to go abroad to study MBBS in various MCI approved universities in different countries such as MBBS in China, MBBS in Russia or MBBS in Kyrgyzstan etc. That is the almost equivalent to the number of Government Medical Seats in India!

Before the student decides about MBBS abroad option, everyone thinks of the MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam as one of the barriers to decide. definitely in the absence of the coaching or constant preparation for this exam it would be a big obstacle in the dream to become a doctor. For such a large chunk of students, one needs to have a clear solution to MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam Coaching.

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