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List of USMLE exam centres in India

Updated on 02 February, 2024

Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

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What is USMLE?

The United States Medical Licensing Examination, or USMLE, is an examination that people must pass to practice medicine in the United States. MBBS students in India can also take USMLE. They are eligible to appear for USMLE step 1 after successfully completing their second year.

The examination has three steps, and each step complements the other. They aim to thoroughly assess the medical practitioner’s skills, the basic science of medicine, understanding and applying medical knowledge and skills.

Thousands of international medical graduates take this exam every year.

The exam is sponsored by the regulatory bodies of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The examination committee of USMLE includes professors in the field of medicine, clinicians, and several public members. They volunteer to create, review and update the examination question papers and related materials. 

This article will give interested applicants details of USMLE exam centres in India.

How to Register?

Candidates applying for the USMLE exam must meet all eligibility requirements before registration. One of the most important criteria for Indian students is that they must be a graduate or a student of a medical school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

In the first and second steps, students registering for the exam can apply through NBME or ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). All candidates who pass through steps one and two can then register through FSMB.

Indian students need to apply through ECFMG since the other channel is for students in Canada and the US.


USMLE Exam Centres in India

Once the registration is complete, the candidate will receive a scheduling permit through which they can schedule their test date. Make sure to update the location to get a preferred exam center. USMLE test centers are located in different parts of the world.

While steps one and two are conducted at Prometric test centers worldwide, step three is conducted only in the United States.

Visit the Prometric website to reschedule an exam, take practice tests, or find a location nearest to you. Applicants from India can also check the website to find USMLE exam centers in India.

It should be mentioned here that the test center is subject to change without prior notice under certain circumstances.

Let’s get into the details of USMLE Prometric test centers in India.

Exam Centre


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., No. 15/7, 2nd Floor, Jagannathan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., Avenue 1, Street 20, Plot 1672, Road 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., 301-302 Abhijeet II, Mitha Khali Six Roads, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad 380 006


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., Maini Sadan, First floor, No. 38, Lavelle Road, 7th Cross Rd, Bangalore 560 001


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., Flat 1/C Sukh Sagar Building, 2/5 Sarat Bose Rd, Kolkata 7000 020


Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement, 119, 25-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad 211 001


Marwa House, Saki Vihar Road, Sakinaka, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 072

United States Education Foundation in India, 4-New Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 020


Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd., 2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower A, Gurgaon 122 002

New Delhi

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my USMLE center in India?

Applicants can schedule and reschedule their exam on the Prometric website for free 31 days before the exam date. They have to pay a fee if they want to change the USMLE test center.

ECFMG and FSMB have different processes regarding the change of the exam center. Check the website for updated information before requesting a change.

Also, before rescheduling the center, ensure the site is available.

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How to prepare for USMLE?

Practice materials and self-assessments are available online to help applicants prepare for USMLE. Furthermore, the USMLE website has a section called ‘Prepare for Your Exam,’ which offers resources related to the exam without any charge. Check the USMLE website for sample multiple-choice test questions step.

Free learning resources are also available on the NBME website.

What is the surcharge for USMLE test centers for international students?

In addition to the examination fee, USMLE applicants choosing testing regions outside the United States and Canada have to pay a surcharge of $185 for the first step and $210 for the second step of clinical knowledge. This applies to students applying through the ECFMG channel.

What are the general requirements for applying to USMLE?

Applicants not enrolled in a US or Canada medical school need to be a medical student officially enrolled in or a graduate of a medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. They must also meet the ECFMG eligibility requirements for steps one and two.

For step three, applicants need to secure the passing scores on step one and step two CK.

Mrinal Mandal

Study Abroad Expert

Mrinal Mandal is a study abroad expert with a passion for guiding students towards their international education goals. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering, earned in 2018. Since 2021, Mrinal has been working with upGrad Abroad, where he assists aspiring students in realizing their dreams of studying abroad. With his expertise and dedication, he empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of international education, making their aspirations a reality.

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