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Frequently Asked Questions related to FMGE

Apr 17, 2017

Currently, FMGE has changed its exam presentation from paper-pencil/pen to computer based test (CBT). Therefore, FMGE aspirants may have profusion of queries in his/her mind related to this CBT exam. We are often asked questions regarding this exam. In this blog, we are providing you with some most common asked questions along with their answers.

Format of FMG Screening Test

1. Is there a new testing format for FMGE?

Yes, FMGE has currently introduced a Computer Based Examination (CBT) instead of paper and pencil test. This change in the examination process started from june, 2014 administration. Inspite of reading on a paper booklet and answering by using a pencil/pen to darken the ovals on answer sheet, candidates will have to read the questions on computer terminals and clicks 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 observed on the presentation of the questions.

3. What does a computer-based test look like?

A demo test will be available on the NBE website http://www.fmge.nbe.gov.in/ for the candidates to get familiarized with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based test. Also read : Importance of Online Mock Tests for FMGE.

4. Can I take the exam from any computer?

No, a candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned computer at the test venue which is  selected by him/her  at the  registration & scheduling  time.

5. What is the schedule of FMGE?

The FMGE is conducted twice a year i.e in the month of June and December. Based on the accessibility of the test centres, a notification is made on NBE website regarding  the dates for this examination.

6. Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for FMG Examination?

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


1. What is the duration of the exam?

FMGE consists of two parts which contain total of 150 questions. The time allotment for each part is 150 minutes including a scheduled break in between these two parts. Scheduled time two parts: Part I: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (including 15 minutes tutorial). Part II: 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM. Before starting of the examination, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will be acknowledged from each candidate.

2. How many questions will there be?

Total number of questions will be 300 with 150 questions for each part. Also Read : How to Attempt 300 Questions in 300 Minutes for FMGE ?

3. Can I move back and forth between the questions?

Yes, there will be a option to navigate between the questions through the Review Screen.  But, it will not be possible to move in between the two sections of the test. Candidates are suggested to visit on NBE website http://www.fmge.nbe.gov.in for a sample test to get familiar with  the navigation and functionality of the actual test. Also, a 15 minutes tutorial will be available before the initiation of exam.

4. What type of questions will there be?

Questions will be purely multiple choice with four options including one correct answer.

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

The syllabus will cover all the subjects of MBBS course including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical studies. Each subject will carry approximate weightage as given  in the bulletin. Also Read : Important topics for FMGE.

6. What is the 15-minute tutorial?

The 15-minute tutorial provides a series of screens that will make you learn about the computer-based FMGE as well as the navigation system  between questions, review, select, de-select, change and mark responses etc. The total duration of the tutorial is 15 minutes. Before starting of the actual test, candidates are suggested to go through it. At the end of the tutorial, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will be acknowledged from each candidate prior to the actual exam. Also, candidates can visit on NBE website at http://www.fmge.nbe.gov.in/ to go through the Demo exam. Also Read: Preparing for FMG Exam : Memory Hacks to Remember All 19 Subjects

7. What is the Demo Exam?

A demo test defines the sample computer-based test. This test is used to make acquainted the candidates with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based test. This test consists of a tutorial about the various features of the test, for instance, moving between screens, selecting, deselecting, marking and reviewing responses etc., along with some sample questions.  Besides, these sample questions do not represent the content of difficulty level of the actual exam. More Updates will follow. Keep following PrepLadderǃǃ
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