What is Kenntnisprüfung?

Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf


Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart

Infoblatt Kenntnisprufung

 Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung = Kenntnisprüfung = Medical Knowledge Test

After your application for Approbation… (For non-EU people) All documents are verified by Gutachter… He/she will check your documents and compare your studies with German medical study requirements… If your study is compatible, there is no need to appear for this exam, and you will receive Approbation…. If it’s not compatible, it will be required to clear this exam, only after that Approbation can be received… (Almost all medical graduates from India, requires to give this exam…)

Kenntnisprüfung is medical examination viva in German…
Internal medicine, surgery, pharmacology, radiology and any other medical questions asked…
That needs to be cleared within 18 months of application of Berufserlaubnis/Approbation… (If started working, before the Berufserlaubis expires)
One can appear maximum 3 times for this exam…

Required German knowledge and fees according to different states can be found on this link (click here).


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  2. Juan Fernández

    What if I want to become a pathologist? Should I study pharmacology usw too? In what dates can I take this exam: all along the year or at specific periods? And how do students prepare themselvs for this exam?

  3. Dr.Arun Gopal Yadav Avula

    Hello Dr. Thejas sir,

    Leaving one more question. Sir I have heard that if someone works on a Berufserlaubnis in Bayern, the period he/she works shall not be considered for Weiterbildung in Bayern and also anywhere else. Is it true sir? And also all the Aerztekrammer are asking for a certificate showing no. of stunden in each Fach in Medicine. How does it look like ? If possible can you please post some pic of it sir?
    Thanking you in advance,
    The help that you are doing through this website and Videos is commendable. If possible I want to meet you sir in Germany when I reach there and say Thanks to you.

    Yours sincerely,

    1. — It is true. Only after Approbation, Weiterbildung starts.

      — It is given mostly with a transcript. Most of the colleges and universities have their own format for that. They give a letter, on which all hours and terms spent in Medical School are mentioned. More like an Internship Certificate, but it is for clinical terms that you have attended during your medical years along with total hours spent in all subjects.

      But many offices, now ask for curriculum too. One does not require to translate curriculum. https://www.tnmgrmu.ac.in/images/Syllabus-and-curriculam/syllabus-and-regulations-medical/MCI-REGULATIONS-17032015.pdf

      —Sure, just mail me when you are in Germany.

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