Foreign Medical Graduate Examination also known as MCI Screening test for June 2018 session result is declared and the passing percentage is jumped to 26% from less than 10 percent previously. This is the highest passing rate of FMGE seen in past several year.
In June 2014 the passing percentage of FMGE exam was just just 4%. Since then many allegations have been leveled on the exam conducting body (National Board of examinations). AIFMGA (All India Foreign Medical Graduate Association also filed many court cases for the same. In 2017 the new governing body of NBE suspended then Executive Director Dr Bipin Batra for his illegal appointment and alleged role in NEET PG Scam.
The Passing percentage of the FMGE exam have increased drastically under the new governing body of NBE. It was alleged that earlier NBE use to conduct FMGE exam on the lines of NEET PG exam, however as per the Supreme court guidelines the FMGE/ MCI screening exam must be of MBBS exit level only.
Experts also opine that this hike in passing percentage might be temporary till the time NMC bill is passed as Foreign medical graduates have long been demanding for Common exit exam, that is NEXT. But due to pressure from MCI/ IMA and Indian medical students the same was dropped from the NMC Bill later on.