"Delhi HC in a hearing has said that 50% of marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Science) are mandatory to appear in FMGE."
Delhi HC, in a hearing, has said that 50% of marks in Science are mandatory to appear in FMGE. While hearing a plea where the petitioner got only 47.83% marks in Science, including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, the Delhi High Court has said that as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, a foreign qualified MBBS doctor must have a minimum of 50% marks in Science in the intermediate exam to sit in the screening test. Later, officials will register him in India.
Moreover, the petitioner had challenged an email sent to him by the National Medical Commission (NMC), in which NMC had rejected the application of the petitioner seeking permission to appear in the screening test conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in Medical Sciences.
Justice Kameswar Rao observed, “It is clear that given the provisions of the IMC Act, 1956, with the regulations made thereunder, the petitioner should be eligible for admission to an MBBS course in India, i.e., he should have got 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology took together for him to get the Eligibility Certificate to sit in the Screening Test.”
“The petitioner, admittedly having only 47.83% marks in the three subjects, was ineligible for admission to an MBBS course in India. As such, he could not have got the Eligibility Certificate to enable him to sit in the Screening Test”, said Delhi HC Justice.