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Advisory/Information :  For Indian students desirous of pursuing Medical studies abroad


a) The Indian students who are interested in taking a medical qualification from China are required to clear the NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate) exam, which is the entry examination for undergraduate medical education in India, as a prerequisite to pursue medical education abroad.

b) Only those students who clear the NEET-UG for admission to undergraduate medical education in India will be eligible to appear for the screening test, namely, the Foreign Medical Graduates Exam (FMGE).

c) As per the IMC (Indian Medical Council) Act 1956, all students who acquire a medical qualification from countries outside India are required to clear the FMGE in order to practice in India. The exam is conducted by the National Board for Examination (NBE) twice (i.e. in June and December) every year.

d) It may be noted that the pass percentage of students appearing for the FMGE has been very low and continues to be below 20%. NBE has published a list of country-wise performance of Indian candidates in FMGE for the period 2015-2018 (which may please be viewed at FMGE_performance_report.pdf)

e) All medical students desiring to undertake medical education in China should take into account the above-mentioned information. The students are also advised to visit official website of Medical Council of India (https://www.mciindia.org) to know the list of accredited foreign medical institutions/universities for MBBS or equivalent courses and other important useful information.


10 March, 2020

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