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It is brought to the notice of all Indian Citizens possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who are desirous to getting Provisional or Permanent Registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15th March,2002 that they shall have to qualify a Screening Test which will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act,1956 (as amended) and the Screening Test Regulations,2002, which has been notified in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India Extra-ordinary issue dated the 18th February,2002. The Amendment Act and the Screening Test Regulations are available for reference in the MCI Website : The Screening Test will be conducted twice a year as per the Schedule of Examination to be announced by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. There shall be three papers of Multiple choice questions in pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical medicine and its allied subjects including Obstetrics. & Gynaecology. The language of the test shall be English. The test for each paper will be of three hours duration. A candidate has to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in each paper separately for passing the Screening Test. A candidate may avail of maximum of 3 chances (actual appearance) and if he does not qualify in the 3rd chance/appearance in the test, such candidate will not be eligible for registration by the Council. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Screening Test unless:

1. he/she is a citizen of India and possesses any primary medical qualification, either whose name and the institution awarding it are included in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organisation; or which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned to be a recognised qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated;

2. he/she had obtained 'Eligibility Certificate' from the Medical Council of India as per the Eligibility Requirement for taking admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulations,2002'. This requirement shall not be necessary in respect of Indian citizens who have acquired the medical qualifications from foreign medical institutions or have obtained admission in foreign medical institution before 15th March,2002.

This press note is published for general information. Further details may be obtained directly from the office of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

DR. M. Sachdeva
Medical Council of India