FMGE Exam Pattern

FMGE Exam Pattern 2020 (Released) – Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme

FMGE Exam Pattern 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the FMGE 2020 exam pattern along with information brochure on 7th July 2020. The exam pattern of FMGE has been released to familiarise medical graduates with the types of questions, the structure of questions asked, marking scheme and that really helps aspirants to build a solid exam strategy. There are some major changes as per the information bulletin. NBE will be conducting the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), on 31st August 2020. The authority will conduct the FMGE for the June session 2020 for Indian and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) who are seeking registration certificates from the Medical Council of India.

IMPORTANT: FMGE 2020 application form released; candidates can apply till June 22!

FMGE Application Form 2020 – Important dates

Applicants can go through the important dates from the table below because with the help of FMGE important dates for June session candidates can track over crucial events.

FMGE Important dates 2020 (June session)



Release of information brochure

July 7, 2020 – Released

Online registration starts

July 8, 2020, from 3:00 PM onwards – Started

Last date to fill the application form

July 22, 2020, 11:55 PM

Edit window July 23 to 25, 2020
Final edit window for photograph, signature and left-hand impression August 10 to 12, 2020
Last date for submission of documents August 20, 2020

Admit card to be available from

August 24, 2020

Examination date

August 31, 2020 – Announced

Declaration of result

September 20, 2020

Direct Link to Download FMGE Admit Card

FMGE Exam Pattern 2020

Aspiring applicants can go through the table to know the overview exam pattern of FMGE for the June session, below.

FMGE paper pattern 2020


FMGE exam pattern

FMGE (June session) exam date

August 31, 2020


Biannually – June and December

Mode of exam

Computer-based test

Medium of exam


Number of paper

Two-Part A and Part B

Type of questions

Objective type

Total questions

300 multiple-choice questions

Time allotted

2 hours 30 minutes for each part

Marking scheme

1 mark for every correct response

No negative marking


Based on MBBS curriculum

Qualifying marks

150 marks out of 300


FMGE 2020: Scheme of the Examination

  • The examination will be conducted in an online mode
  • Medium of the examination will be English
  • Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of 300 multiple choice questions
  • All the questions in FMGE question paper will have equal weightage
  • One mark would be awarded for every correct answer
  • No marks will be awarded/ deducted for incorrect answers
  • The examination will be conducted in two phases – Part A and Part B
  • Candidate will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt each section
  • According to the exam pattern of FMGE 2020, a candidate needs to score at least 50% marks in the examination to qualify it

FMGE Exam Pattern 2020: Subject-wise Distribution of Marks

As mentioned earlier, FMGE exam pattern 2020 suggests that the examination will be conducted in two sessions. The question paper for both these sections will comprise of different subjects. The first section of the FMGE 2020 exam will comprise of questions on pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects. The distribution of marks for each of these subjects is given in the table below.

Pre and Para Clinical Subjects

Subject Number of questions asked/ Total marks
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 17
Pathology 13
Microbiology 13
Pharmacology 13
Forensic Medicine 10
Total 100

The next section of FMGE 2020 exam will have questions on paraclinical subjects. The distribution of marks for each of these subjects is given in the table below.

Clinical Subjects

Subject Number of questions asked/ Total marks
Medicine and allied subjects Medicine 33
Psychiatry 5
Dermatology and STD 5
Radiotherapy 5
General Surgery and allied subjects General Surgery 32
Anaesthesiology 5
Orthopaedics 5
Radiodiagnosis 5
Paediatrics 15
Ophthalmology 15
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30
Community Medicine 30
Total 200

FMGE Exam Pattern 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Will there be negative marking in FMGE 2020?

A. No, there will not be any negative marking for the incorrect answers in FMGE 2020.

Q. How many questions will be there in the examination?

A. According to the exam pattern of FMGE 2020, there will be a total of 300 questions in the examination. These will be divided into two sections, Part A and Part B.

Q. Is it necessary to pass individually in each section to qualify FMGE?

A. No. FMGE exam pattern 2020 nowhere states that both sections need to be qualified separately.

Q. How many marks are required to qualify FMGE?

A. The qualifying marks according to the FMGE exam pattern are 50% or more. Candidates need to score 150 marks or more to qualify FMGE 2020 exam.

Q. How much time will I get to solve each section?

A. Candidates will get 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt each section of the FMGE 2020 June session.

Q. What will be the total marks for FMGE 2020?

A. The total marks of FMGE 2020 will be 300. There will be 300 questions in the examination, each question will have a weightage of 1 mark.

Q. Is it necessary to attempt all the questions in FMGE 2020?

A. No, it is not mandatory to solve all the questions as per the FMGE exam pattern 2020. However, because there is no negative marking in the examination, they are advised to solve as many questions as they can.

Q. Will there be any subjective type questions in FMGE 2020?

A. No. The exam pattern of FMGE 2020 clearly states that the question paper will only have multiple choice/objective types questions.