National Board of Examination for Medical Sciences (NBEMS) announced the FMGE screening test 2022 result for the June session today. As per reports, a total of 22,092 candidates registered for the exam, out of which, only 2,346 students passed. This amounts to a pass percentage of 10.61%.
Although the FMGE 2022 pass percentage is drastically low, a comparison with past-year performances will help to detect any improvement in the result.
The FMGE screening test is usually conducted in two sessions – June and December. Following is a table summarizing the pass percentages for 10 years i.e., 2013-2022 –
|FMGE Session||Pass Percentage|
|2014||4.93% (June) |
Following are the observations from FMGE past-year performances –
# The pass percentage usually hovered between 5-15 % and exceeded the limit only in a few sessions. The highest pass percentage was recorded in the March 2013 session, with a whopping 29.15%.
# Comparing the June-December sessions from 2017-2013 clearly implies that students usually performed well in the second session. Whether or not this holds true in 2022 will depend on the FMGE December 2022 exam.
# There is no clear upward or downward trend in pass percentage over the last 10 years for the same sessions. For example, the figure reported in December 2020 was 9.94%. The December 2021 pass percentage grew by a landslide, reporting a pass percentage of 23.91%.
# An inconsistent graph is also observed when comparing the performance of consecutive sessions. While the December 2021 session reported 23.91% as pass percentage, the June 2022 session reported 10.61%.
# Reasons for steep increase or decrease in the FMGE 2022 pass percentage graph can be attributed to number of registered candidates, difficulty-level of paper and external circumstances. An example of external disturbances can be the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a low pass percentage for FMGE December 2020 session i.e., 9.94%.
All those who passed the FMGE 2022 screening test will be awarded certificates in-person, by the competent authority, at a later stage. the exact date for certificate collection shall be notified by NBEMS, on the official website. After receiving this certificate, candidates will be able to practice medicine in India.