USMLE Exam Dates 2021
USMLE Exam Dates 2021 - If you are planning to take the USMLE exam for practicing medicine in the US, please note that there are no specific exam dates of USMLE as such. Rather you have the option of choosing an eligibility period within which to take the exam. The USMLE exam would be administered within that period. That being said, the eligibility period cannot fall in the first week of January and on major holidays, even though the USMLE exam is available round the year. Once the USMLE applicant selects an eligibility period as per the Step (or Step component) they are appearing in, they will be issued scheduling permit along with an eligibility period. The candidate can use the scheduling permit to schedule the test through the relevant website.
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Go through the rest of the article to check USMLE 2021 exam dates for step 1, step 2 (CS & CK) and step 3.
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USMLE Eligibility Period 2021
Each step of the USMLE 2021 will have its own eligibility period, which will be issued at the time of registration along with a scheduling permit. The candidate after registration will be able to schedule an exam date (provided there are test dates available) using the permit. Each eligibility period will have a number of slots, but all slots may not be available as some of them may fill up.
Check the table below for USMLE eligibility periods for Step 1, Step 2(CK and CS) and Step 3:
USMLE Exam Dates 2021 - Eligibility Period
Eligibility period and scheduling test date
Step 1 and Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS
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USMLE Application Process and Fees
How to apply
$965 - Examination Fee + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the United States and Canada
Apply through ECFMG on IWA (Interactive Web Applications)
Step 2 CK
Step 2 CK$965 - Examination Fee + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the United States and Canada
Apply through ECFMG on IWA
Step 2 CS
$1,600 - Examination Fee
Apply through ECFMG on IWA
Apply through FSMB.
Score Reporting Schedule - Step 2 CS
Reporting Start Date
Reporting End Date
January 1 - January 25
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020
January 26 - March 28
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
March 29 - May 23*
June 24, 2020
July 22, 2020
May 24 - July 18
August 19, 2020
September 16, 2020
July 19 - September 12
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
September 13 - November 7
December 16, 2020
January 13, 2021
November 8 - December 31
February 3, 2021
February 24, 2021
*Step 2 CS exam is not administered from March 22 to March 30.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - USMLE Exam Dates 2021
Question: When will various steps of the USMLE 2021 exam be conducted?
USMLE doesn’t release any specific exam dates as such, rather the candidate has to schedule the exam date for the Step after registration and receipt of eligibility period.
Question: Is the USMLE exam conducted throughout the year?
The exam is administered round the year, but eligibility period cannot fall in the first week of January and on major holidays. `
Question: How does a candidate schedule a test date?
Upon registration, scheduling permit and eligibility period will be issued. The applicant can use the permit to schedule a test date.
Question: How are USMLE 2021 exam dates slotted?
Exam dates are slotted as per the eligibility period issued at the time of registration.
Questions related to USMLE
usmle approved medical colleges in india / Rajasthan
List of some of the Top Medical colleges approved by USMLE in India are given below
- AIIMS, New Delhi.
- Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore.
- Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad.
- Madras Medical College, Chennai.
- Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi.
- B.J Medical College, Pune.
- Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata.
- Rajendra Institute of Medical Science, Ranchi
- Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical college and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
- ACS Medical college and Hospital, Chennai
Hope this information will help you
which one is affordable n easy to pass n get a job usmle or plab ?
P l a b is professional linguistic assessment board that conduct the exam for getting licence to practice in UK for doctors.
USmle is a lisence examination for practicing in United States.
Respect of an importance of the exam plb is the tougher examination than USmle.
Examinations he not the examination for getting job but if the candidate is qualified in respective trade for which year she is appearing for exam then there is a great scope for job as a doctor in UK
Hope the helps.
is there any seat reservation in usmle exam just like there is seat reservation in neet UG for physically handicapped candidates. is there a low cut off for physically handicapped candidates in usmle exam compared to other students?
Yes even in USMLE there is reservation for Physically Disabled candidates. But unlike NEET UG, USMLE is not an entrance level examination but it is a licensing examination given by candidates who want to practice medicine in USA.
You can check out complete details regarding reservation for Physically Disabled candidates in USMLE from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
is it better to get a seat in AIIMS Delhi or is it better to crack usmle exam?
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a test for medical graduates who want to practice medicine in the USA. The screening test is conducted in three stages- Step 1, Step 2(Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Sciences) and Step 3. Conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the test is taken by those who want to pursue Residency programmes in USA.
AIIMS New Delhi was established in the year 1956 as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament. AIIMS Delhi has collaborated with various academic institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Michigan in the USA; University College London, Australia’s Deakin University, Monash University, George Institute of Global Health, Cologne University Germany, Erasmus University, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Delhi. The faculty strength at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi is 661 whereas the total student enrollment is 2841. Various UG, PG and doctoral courses are offered by the institute in the streams of medicine and allied sciences, sciences, pharmacy, arts, humanities and social sciences. As per NIRF rankings 2021, AIIMS Delhi has secured rank one in the medical category and 8th position in the research category.
As per the comparison only if you have interest to study abroad you can opt for this option, otherwise an opportunity to study at AIIMS will be a much better one over the other.
Hope it helps!!!
I got seat in AIIMS Delhi for pg. I also cleared usmle exam. which one should I opt?
First of all a very congratulations to you. In everyone's opinion, everybody will suggest you to go with AIIMS delhi without any single doubt.
As you know AIIMS DELHI is one of the best colleges in India for medical field and it is everyone's dream to study in AIIMS DELHI.
BEING a student of AIIMS is a very proud feeling because it is very hard to get admissions into AIIMS delhi. The competition is getting very high year by year and you have got this amazing opportunity to study in this medical college.
So without thinking for any other thing just go for it. Your life in pg course will be very amazing.
I hope you understand.