Medical Council of India (MCI) which is also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in India. MCI Examination is compulsory for those Indian students who have pursued MBBS from abroad. The MCI Screening Test was first brought in the year 2002 for the Indian students who have attained a degree of medicine from the country other than India such as Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, China, Bangladesh, Barbados, Philippines, Caribbean countries etc. The Medical Schools should have been listed in the WHO International Directory of Medical Schools.
KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR MCI SCREENING TEST
MCI Screening Test is conducted twice in a year.
The Medium of Instruction is English.
There is a total number of 300 MCQs which are further divided into 2 sections.Each section is of 150 marks.
In MCI Screening Test, there is no negative marking.
A candidate who has acquired 50% marks in MBBS degree is eligible to give this examination.
There are no bars on the number of attempts for MCI Screening Test.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA BEFORE FILLING THE APPLICATION FORMS
Nationality: Candidates should be an Indian/Non-resident of India (NRI).
Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have the essential medicinal capability which will be endorsed by the Indian Embassy, to be perceived capability from the restorative professional in the nation.
Cutoff Date: The cut-off date for acquiring the Primary Medical Qualification must be at the very latest a week ago of November 2020.
Candidates who are looking for temporary enlistment won’t need to qualify the screening test; they hold under graduation medical test from Canada/New Zealand/US of America will be perceived for enrolment as a medicinal specialist in India.
Narrative/verification proof: It is necessary to give narrative proof having breezed through the last assessment for essential medical capabilities at the latest the cut-off date.
WHY DO STUDENTS NEED TO CLEAR MCI SCREENING TEST WHO HAVE FINISHED MBBS FROM ABROAD?
It is compulsory to give MCI examination for those students who complete their MBBS from abroad and want to practice further from India so that they can start their professional life in India also.
This exam is not about to study each and everything study material of MBBS. This test is taken to check that your familiar with core data or not.
After clearing the MCI screening test, the students need to carry out 1 year of internship to fulfill eligibility criteria.
There is no bar on the number of times to attempt the examination. The minimum eligibility criteria to pass the screening test is only 50% marks.
Candidate should pay the fees through online modes like debit cards, credit cards, and net banking.
The application fees will be 5500.
Application fees will be non-refundable.
MCI EXAM PATTERN
The exam will be conducted by online mode only.
Questions will be Multiple Choice questions only.
150 minutes given to each section.
A total of 300 questions will be asked in the exams.
The question paper asked in the English language only.
No negative marking for incorrect answers.