Is FMGE replaced by Next?

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From 2022, FMGE & NEET-PG will be merged & replaced by NEXT: National Exit Test which will be a common exit exam for MBBS, Indian as well as Foreign Medical Graduates

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Will the next exam replace MCI?

From 2022, only the NEXT exam will be required to get the medical license and seat in the PG course. All this means the NEXT exam will replace, FMGE/MCI screening test and NEET PG Exam.

Is Next tougher than FMGE?

However, NExT is expected to be more difficult than FMGE. The primary explanation given is that FMGE assesses candidates' knowledge using conceptual questions. NExT, on the other hand, will be based on clinical questions. NExT is expected to be implemented by 2022.

Has next FMGE been replaced?

This apart, the licensing exam all such candidates must write to be registered in India, the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), will be replaced by the National Exit Test (NEXT).

Is FMGE replaced by next Quora?

Thanks for A2A. Yes, MCI Screening Test (officially known as Foreign Medical Graduate Exam) is being replaced by National Exit Test (NEXT).


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What is next and FMGE?


The NMC introduced the FMGE/ NEXT Exam for foreign medical graduates and it is a licensing test for students to practice in India. This exam is conducted for the applicants who have completed an MBBS degree from foreign medical universities.

Is FMGE exam Cancelled from 2023?

NExT is expected to be conducted from 2022. The main reason given for the change is that FMGE judges candidates' knowledge based on conceptual questions. But NExT will be based on clinical questions. So likely in 2023, FMGE will not be held.

What is the pass percentage of FMGE in 2021?

Only aspirants who secure minimum FMGE 2021 result pass percentage - 150 out of 300, can pass the test.

Can I practice without FMGE?

Without passing MCI sreening test, foreign MBBS degree is just a piece of paper. There cannot be MCI registration for foreign medical graduates without passing MCI screening FMGE. According to some reports, unsuccessful candidates sometimes start medical practice but this comes with a risk of getting caught.

Is FMGE 2021 tough?

FMGE is arguably a “tough” screening test that is necessary to get a license to practice medicine in India for medical graduates who complete their MBBS studies abroad. The National Board of Examination, or NBE, conducts this screening test twice every year, in June and December.

Which country has highest FMGE pass percentage?

According to some data the Philippines is the only country which produces the highest amount of FMGE passed students.

Which is tougher FMGE or NEET PG?

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination ( FMGE) is twice as much tough than NEET, as only 10.4 percent of the candidates appeared for FMGE qualified the exam in 2015 which relatively lower compared to NEET.

What if we fail in NExT exam in MBBS?

Parts of NExT Exam

NExT 1 is conducted for the final year medical students before the internship period. They have to qualify for the part 1 exam in order to commence their internship. If you fail to pass NExT 1 you are not eligible to participate in the internship program. NExT 1 is an online-based MCQs examination.

How many attempts do you get for FMGE?

How many Attempts do you Get for FMGE? All the candidates are provided with 3 attempts to qualify FMGE and if they are not able to clear the test in the three attempts, they will not be eligible to sign up with the Medical Council of India/State Medical Council.

What if I can't clear FMGE?

Options for FMGE/MCI failed medical graduates
  1. Cardiology.
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Radio Diagnosis.
  4. Oncology.
  5. Clinical Embryology and assisted conception.
  6. Dermatology.
  7. Orthopaedics.

Will next replace final year MBBS exam?

The NeXT will replace the final year undergraduate examination and will also be the basis for admission to postgraduate specialty courses, replacing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (PG).

Is FMGE and next same?

From 2022, FMGE & NEET-PG will be merged & replaced by NEXT: National Exit Test which will be a common exit exam for MBBS, Indian as well as Foreign Medical Graduates.

Can we give FMGE without eligibility certificate?

It is not permissible for the holder of a primary medical qualification to appear in the FMGE Screening Test without obtaining an Eligibility Certificate from National Medical Commission.

Which country does not need FMGE?

Clearing FMGE test is mandatory for all doctors who have earned their MBBS degree from a foreign country. Only those who earn their MBBS and post-graduate degrees from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US are exempted from this test.

Has next exam passed a bill?

The exam was introduced in the National Medical Commission Bill passed in 2019, and is expected to be implemented from December 2021. The NEXT exam is meant to serve as a screening test and intends to educate a new generation of young doctors in the country.

What is the pass mark for next exam?

An applicant will pass only if he/she obtains a minimum of 50% of marks in the examination. NBE will display results (pass/fail) for eligible candidates on their website and the office of NBE. There is no provision of review or re-totaling.