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When you want to take an MCI screening exam, it is natural to feel like a deer in the headlights. The idea of taking a multiple choice computerized screening can be terrifying. Many people who want to take a test like this turn away because they feel it will be too much pressure. The truth is that no one likes to take any kind of test, especially if they are at risk of failing. Fear of failure is probably why many students avoid taking the MCI tests in the first place. MCI screening test or FMGE Exam is a mandatory test that the candidate needs to pass in order to qualify for getting admission to the MBBS program abroad. This test helps us in checking our level of Medical Knowledge and also helps to judge personal traits of a student related to health care like empathy, compassion, bedside manner, and a lot more. The MCI screening test is the most common hurdle students face before enrolling themselves in a medical college. It is essential to appear not only for shortlisting yourself but also for getting into a good college. The main aim of this article is to make you familiar with the procedures followed by the MCI and how you can be prepared before the exam.
PREPARE + PROSPER
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Before the student decides about MBBS abroad option, he/she thinks of the MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam as one of the barriers to deciding.
No worries! Let us talk about a few simple tips that would help you in clearing your FMGE exam or MCI Exam.
For any citizen from India who has completed the primary medical qualification from a medical institute located outside India, Foreign Medical Graduate Screening Exam (FMGE) is mandatory to acquire the licensure to practice in the country.
The FMGE consists of a single paper comprising 300 multiple choices questions, delivered in two parts, 150 minutes each, to be taken in a single day. Scoring a minimum of 50 % marks is required to clear this exam.
In spite of having secured top-notch Medical education abroad, one has to prepare for the exam with the same intensity shown during one’s medical school days as there is no room for contentment at this stage.
Know the Syllabus
It is very important to understand the syllabus in its depth. It is very important that you give each section and topic equal importance. You have to avoid selective study as it may cost you dearly. There is no shortcut for preparing for this exam, and you have to concentrate from the beginning.
Notes are your best friends.
There are many books and materials available on the internet. There is no comparison between self-study and the notes you prepare on your own. These notes will be handy at the time of preparation and revision. Start preparing the notes right from the 1st day of your graduation, keeping in mind the MCI exam.
Manage your weak areas
Every student has certain weak areas in the syllabus. The questions that you need to answer would be from every topic that you have studied during your graduation. If you miss out on the areas or topics that you are weak at, it would affect your final scoring in the MCI exam. Therefore it is very important to concentrate on each and every topic and more on the topics you are weak.
Revision is very essential.
It is quite natural and normal that you might forget certain points that you have studied. It is always good to revise the sections that you are weak in or the overall topics that are important for the exam.
Prepare for MCQs
When you start preparing for the exam, you first need to cover all the topics. The next step is to start preparing yourself for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that you need to solve during the exam.