Screening test for INDIAN NATIONALS with FOREIGN MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS for practice in India

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In 2002, MCI has made screening test regulation 2002 for those who has primary medical qualification. MCI defined primary medical qualification means  a medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India which is a recognized qualification for enrollment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated and which is equivalent to MBBS in India; 

Purpose of screening test is to determine the eligibility to get registration with MCI and practice in India.
The National Board of Examination will conduct the screening test. it will be conducted twice in year. In January and June last week it will be conducted. information is available on

The test will be MCQ type with three papers one for pre-clinical, one for para-clinical and one for clinical. each has three hours examination.
Most important is that candidate can appear for three times to get clear examination. If he/she dose not able to clear in three times, he/she will not able to get register in any state medical council or MCI list.
He/she has to secure 50% minimum to get clear examination

Eligibility for test
He/she must be citizen of India or overseas citizen of india
The candidate should possess a primary medical qualification, which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned, to be a recognized qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated.
Cut-off date for obtaining the Primary Medical Qualification is on or before 31st May, 2015.
Candidate seeking provisional or permanent registration shall not have to qualify the Screening Test if he/she holds an Under Graduate medical qualification from Australia/ Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and the holder thereof has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification in Australia/Canada/ New Zealand/ United Kingdom/United States of America and has been recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country

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