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Frequently Asked Questions about FMGE December 2017

Nov 11, 2017

PrepLadder takes the initiative to answer all the queries once for all, through this blog, with a view to acquaint you all the important insights of the information such as registration procedure, exam pattern etc.
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Most Frequently asked questions about FMGE

1. Is there a new testing format for FMGE ?

Yes, FMGE has currently introduced a CBT i.e Computer Based Examination instead of paper and pencil test. This change in the examination process has started from June,2014 administration. Inspite of reading on a paper booklet and answering by using a pencil/pen to darken the ovals on the answer sheet, candidates will have to read the questions on computer terminals and click on the correct answer at this time.

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

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

3. Can I take the exam from any computer ?

No, the candidate cannot take the exam on any computer. He/she will be assigned a workstation, at the test venue which is selected by him/ her at the time of registration.

4. What is the schedule of FMGE ?

The FMGE is conducted twice a year i.e in the month of June and December. According to the availability of the test centres, the dates of the examination are notified on the NBE website.

5. FMGE Examination - Is there any restriction on the number of attempts ?

No restriction is found regarding the number of attempts made by an applicant. Nevertheless, a candidate can make only one attempt in each testing workstation during the time of the exam.


1.What is the scheme of the exam ? The scheme of FMGE exam is as follows:
Commencement of session 7:30 AM 1:00 PM
Exam Starts 9:30 AM 3:00 PM
Exam Ends 12:00 PM 5:30 PM
There is a scheduled break between the two parts. Note: Candidates will also need to accept non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before beginning the exam.

2. How many questions will be there?

There will be a total of 300 questions, with 150 questions in each part. Must Read: How to Attempt 300 questions in 300 minutes for FMGE?

3. Can I navigate between the questions?

Yes, candidates will have the option to navigate between the questions via the Review Screen. However, a candidate is not allowed to navigate between the 2 sections of the exam.

4. What type of questions will there be?

You will find multiple choice questions, each with 4 options and 1 correct answer.

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

The exam will cover all the subjects taught during the MBBS course including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. Each subject will be given appropriate weightage as indicated in the bulletin.
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1. How will I get my admit card?

Admit card will be issued to the candidate once testing venue has been allotted to the candidate by NBE in the city chosen by the candidate during online registration. Admit cards will be released approximately 4 days before the exam.  Candidates will be informed through SMS alerts and Public Notice regarding availability of the admit card on their registered email ID. The admit card of the candidates should be downloaded from their registered email ID.

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

In case the registration website is facing issue for any reason, you are requested to close your internet browser and try again. You can register for the test any time between 30th October 2017 – 27th November 2017.

3. What are the timings to contact the NBE Candidate Care helpline?

The Frequently Asked Questions and online instructions provided on the website are designed to clear all your enquiries. Candidates are requested to make use of these tools to guide them through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case the candidates still face some issues, then they are free to contact NBE Candidate Care by the following means:
Helpline Number 1800111700 (Toll Free) 1800111800 (Toll Free)
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Phone support availability:

  • 30th October 2017 – 21st January 2017: 9:30AM to 5:30 PM from Monday to Saturday
  • 21st December 2017 (testing window): 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Please note that NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Sunday & Gazetted holidays. Stay tuned for more updates! Keep following PrepLadder..!!
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