FMGE Syllabus

FMGE Syllabus 2020: Download Latest Foreign Medical Graduates Examination Syllabus

FMGE syllabus 2020 is designed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). It is then published in the official information brochure of FMGE 2020 by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Aspirants of FMGE 2020 are advised to go through the syllabus at least once during the preparation phase. FMGE syllabus 2020 comprises of all the topics that were covered during the undergraduate medical degree course. The complete syllabus of FMGE 2020 can be downloaded in a PDF format using the link given below.

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FMGE Syllabus 2020 – Complete Details

Name of Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Exam Name Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) – Dec Session
Exam Level National Level
Category Entrance Exams
Sub-Category Medical Entrance Exams
Application Mode Online
Official Website www.nbe.edu.in

The syllabus of FMGE 2020 can broadly be divided into the following subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics,Radio-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Paediatrics, Medicine, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Medicine. The list of the topics included in each subject of the FMGE syllabus 2020 is given below.

Pre & Para Clinical Subjects

Name of the Subject Number Of Marks Duration of the Test
Anatomy 17 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 17
Pathology 13
Microbiology 13
Pharmacology 13
Forensic Medicine 10
Total 100 Marks

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Clinical Subjects

Name of the Subject Number Of Marks Duration of the Test
Medicine and Allied Subjects:

  • Medicine (33)
  • Psychiatry (5)
  • Dermatology and STD (5)
  • Radiotherapy (5)
48 2 Hours 30 Minutes
General Surgery and Allied Subjects:

  • General Surgery (32)
  • Anaesthesiology (5)
  • Orthopedics (5)
  • Radiodiagnosis (5)
47
Pediatrics 15
Ophthalmology 15
Otorhinolaryngology 15
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30
Community Medicine 30
Total2 200 Marks

FMGE syllabus 2020: Topic-wise

Anatomy

  • General Anatomy: Basic tissues to body, Terminology and Nomenclature
  • Elements of Anatomy: Osteology, Arthrology, Myology, Angiology, Neurology
  • Regional Anatomy: Upper limb, Lower limb Thorax-including diaphragm Abdomen and Pelvis, Head, Neck Brain and Spinal cord
  • Embryology: Development of individual organs and systems, postnatal growth & development
  • Histology: General Histology Microanatomy of individual organs & systems
  • Human Genetics: Principles of Human genetics and Molecular biology
  • Radiological Anatomy: Skiagrams, Special X-rays, Principles of imaging techniques.
  • Surface Anatomy: In cadavers, in the living
  • Sectional Anatomy: Thorax, Abdomen, Head, Neck and Brain

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Physiology

  • General Physiology
  • Body fluids – Blood
  • Nerve and Muscle
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Kidney
  • Skin and Body temperature
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Reproduction
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Central Nervous Systems
  • Special Senses

Biochemistry

  • Cell and Sub-cellular structures
  • Hydrogen Ion concentration Acid, Bases, Buffers, Handerson-Haselbach equation
  • Isotopes and their Application
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Nuclear Acids
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins
  • Biological Oxidation
  • Digestion and Absorption from GI Tract
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Purine and Primidine Metabolism
  • Minerals
  • Biochemical Genetics and Protein Biosynthesis
  • Tissue Biochemistry
  • Liver Functions
  • Nutrition and Energy Metabolism

Pathology

  • Cell injury
  • Inflammation and Repair
  • Immunopathology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Growth disturbances and Neoplasia
  • Nutritional and other disorders
  • Genetic disorder
  • Haematology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Respiratory Pathology
  • Pathology of Kidney and urinary Tract
  • Hepato-Biliary Pathology
  • Lymphoreticular System / Spleen
  • Reproductive System (male & female)
  • Diseases of the Breast
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermato-Pathology
  • Ocular Pathology

Microbiology

  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Bacteriology
  • General Virology
  • Systemic Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical / Applied Microbiology

Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Cardio-vascular System
  • Diuretics
  • Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
  • Autocoids and related drugs
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastro-intestinal System
  • Endocrine pharmacology
  • Central Nervous System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Drugs in Anaesthetic practice
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Rational drug use

Forensic medicine

  • Definitions
  • Courts of India
  • Court procedures
  • Medical Certifications & medico-legal reports including dying declaration
  • Death
  • Changes after death
  • Inquest by police, magistrate and coroner
  • Identification
  • Examination of mutilated human remains
  • Medico-legal autopsies
  • Mechanical injuries and wounds
  • Examination of an injury case
  • Injuries due to physical agents & their medico-legal importance
  • Asphyxial death
  • Death due to malnutrition, neglect battered babies
  • Dowry death
  • Virginity, sexual offences, sexual perversions
  • Legitimacy
  • Pregnancy and delivery
  • Infanticide
  • Biological fluids
  • Seminal stains
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Toxicology

General surgery

  • Hemorrhage and shock
  • Fluid, electrolyte and Acid balance, nutrition
  • Skin tumours, burns, skin grafting
  • Arterial diseases
  • Venous diseases
  • Lymphatic and Lymph nodes
  • Wounds
  • Specific and non-specific injections
  • Tumors, Cysts, Ulcers and Sinuses and Fistulae
  • Infections of Hand and Foot
  • Diseases of muscle, tendons, bursae and fascia
  • Hernia
  • Umbilical granuloma, fistula, adenoma
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Face, Teeth, Gums, Mouth, Tongue, Salivary glands, Neck
  • Thyroid Glands, Thyroglossal Tract and Endocrines
  • Breast
  • Sympathetic System
  • Cranio-Cerebral injuries
  • Brain, Nerves
  • Genito-Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Ureters
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Prostrate
  • Urethra
  • Penis, Testis and Scrotum
  • Vasectomy and Recanalisation
  • Cardiothoracis System
  • Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum
  • Spleen, Liver, Gall Bladder and bile ducts
  • Pancreas
  • Peritoneum
  • Intestines, intestinal obstruction
  • Appendix
  • Rectum and Anal Canal

Anesthesia

  • Anatomy of upper airway
  • Physiology of Respiration O2/CO2 transport. Methods of oxygen therapy.
  • Pre-operative evaluation/pre-medication
  • Anaesthetic agents, stages of Anaesthesia
  • Principles and mechanism of administration of general anaesthetics, balanced Anaesthesia
  • IPPV, Endotracheal Intubations
  • Muscle Relaxants 8. Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation basic, use of simple ventilators
  • Monitoring
  • ICU, the role of anaesthesiologist in ICU
  • Shock
  • Blood Transfusion and Fluid Electoral Balance
  • Sites of respiratory obstruction and management of the airway in an unconscious patient
  • Poisoning
  • Role of anaesthesiologist in acute and chronic relief

Orthopedics

  • Traumatology
  • Injuries of bones and joints Injuries of Lower Extremity
  • Injuries of the Spine Vascular Injuries
  • Cold Orthopedics
  • Regional Conditions
  • Neuro-Muscular Disorder
  • Bone and Joint Tuberculosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Radiodiagnosis

  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Skeletal System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Excretory System

Radiotherapy

  • Principles of Radiotherapy
  • Principles of Chemotherapy
  • Prevention and Early diagnosis of Cancer
  • Principles of Nuclear medicine
  • Common radiation reactions and management
  • Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in commonly seen cancers
  • Radio-isotopes in diagnosis and therapy

Paediatrics

  • Vital statistics
  • Neonatology
  • Growth & Development
  • Nutrition
  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Central Nervous System
  • Gastrenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Respiratory System

Medicine

  • Clinical Methods in the practice of Medicine
  • Common symptoms of a disease
  • Nutrition/Exposure to Physical & Chemical Agents
  • Infections
  • Haematology
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardio-Vascular System
  • Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurological System
  • Nephrology & Urinary system connected to Tissue Disorders
  • Endocrine System
  • Geriatrics

Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases

Diagnosis and management of common ailments affecting the chest with special emphasis on management and prevention of Tuberculosis and National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

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Psychiatry

  • History aspects and diagnosis & treatment of mental illness
  • Conduction of Mental Status Examination
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Different psychoses Clinical features, diagnosis and management of:
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mania and depression
  • Anxiety disorders and hysteria 8. Dementia
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Abuse
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Clinical features, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence
  • Personality disorder

Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases

  • Dermatological therapy
  • Lichen Planus
  • Diseases caused by Nutritional and Environmental Factors
  • Infective Disorders
  • Melanocytes, pigment metabolism and other disorders of Pigmentation
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases
  • Alopecia and Hirsutism
  • Structure and functions of Sebaceous glands and Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Psoriasis
  • STD

Ophthalmology

  • Basic sciences – Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Elementary Optics, Diseases of the Eye
  • Conjunctiva
  • Cornea
  • Sclera
  • Uveal Tract
  • Lens
  • Vitreous
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina
  • Optic Nerve
  • Intra-Occular Tumors
  • Squint
  • Orbit
  • Lacrimal System
  • Lids
  • Refractive Errors
  • Injuries
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Miscellaneous

Otorhinolaryngology

  • Diseases of the Ear
  • Diseases of Nose and Para Nasal sinuses
  • Diseases of Nasopharynx
  • Diseases of Trachea
  • Oesophagus

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • Anatomy of the Female Reproductive Tract
  • Physiology of conception
  • Development of foetus and placenta
  • Diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Maternal changes in pregnancy
  • Antenatal care
  • Abnormal obstetrics
  • Normal labour
  • Normal puerperium
  • Breast Feeding
  • Care of newborn
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
  • Family planning
  • Operative obstetrics
  • Post caesarian pregnancy
  • Pharmaco therapeutics in obstetrics
  • Safe motherhood
  • Maternal morbidity and morality
  • Medico-legal aspects
  • RCH
  • Current topics
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Fertility, infertility
  • Endometriosis and allied states
  • Genital injuries and fistulae
  • Genital infections
  • Genital prolapse
  • Tumours
  • Carcinomia
  • Radiotherapy in gynaecology
  • Chemotherapy in gynaecology
  • Endoscopy
  • Diseases of breast
  • Operative gynaecology

Community medicine

  • Evaluation of Public Health and Concepts of Health
  • Environment and Health
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Health
  • Medical Sociology and Community Mental Health
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Demography
  • Reproductive and Child Health
  • School Health
  • Urban Health
  • Health System in India
  • Health Planning and Management including Disaster Management
  • International Health