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Advisory for students desirous of pursuing Medical Studies abroad.

Advisory/Information for students desirous of Pursuing Medical Studies abroad”


  • Since 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made mandatory for the students 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.
  • Beginning 2019, only those students who appear for 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).
  • 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.
  • It may be noted that the number of students, having medical degrees from Institutions abroad, appearing for FMGE in 2009 was 6170, which has increased to 21,351 in 2018. However, the pass percentage of students appearing for the FMGE has been very low, and continues to be below 20%. All Indian students desiring to undertake medical education abroad should take into account the above-mentioned information.
  • In case students need any clarification about any particular institution, they may contact Indian Mission in the country where they seek to take admission.
  • The students are also advised to visit official website of Medical Council of India ( constantly to know the list of accredited foreign medical institutions/universities for MBBS or equivalent courses; and other important useful information.