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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Tejas Ghetia

Tejas Ghetia is a doctor by trade and a writer by heart. An introvert atheist. Having virtues of silence and observance. Enjoying each day with his full consciousness. Befriended with books and movies.Liberating himself with his adventures of literary and philosophical type! Captivated by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Osho, Kahlil Gibran, Richard Dawkins, Kafka, JKR etc.

24 Responses

  1. dr Hiba says:

    Which books I should refers for this viva I m a Pakistani student… n viva will be in german or English

  2. khalid hussain says:

    I am Cuban graduated medical doctor , is it compulsory for me to present in exam or Cuba degree is acceptable .

  3. Juan Fernández says:

    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?

  4. Dr.Arun Gopal Yadav Avula says:

    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,

  5. marine says:

    how tough is the exam sir?

  6. ruxana says:

    i want to ask about preparation courses.. Should we do preparation course or can we prepare without it as well?

  7. Semeen Shaikh says:

    Hello Dr. Tejas, thank u for you help through your website

    I would like to know if it’s possible that can I after clearing Fachsprachprufung, directly target for Approbation, without taking Berufserlaubnis…

    is having a Berufserlaubnis compulsory?

  8. nina says:

    hello sir
    can you please tell us about what books should we use in order to prepare for this exam ?

  9. Anshu Patel says:

    I study from Philipines but i am Indian citizen .
    should i have to give Kenntnisprüfung?

  10. Chandan says:

    Is this gonna be too difficult? Do we get some kinda coaching for this in any institutes so that we can rest assured to pass this and start pg?

  11. Altamas says:

    Sir, it seems like you have done MBBS in India. I wanted to ask that how difficult is it to transform your whole medical learning from english to german. I mean I saw some medical terms…and even the bones have different names in german. So is it possible for a student who has done MBBS in india (in english language) to become so fluent in medical german that he can understand the complex pathology of diaeases.

    • yes it is possible. It takes few years but it is possible.
      Even after 4 years, sometimes I encounter some words that I need to pronounce it loud, just to understand und learn the pronouncement.
      But I can understand all medical words and what is written there. I think it took less than a year of working in hospital, to understand all medical terms.

  12. Tijo says:

    How many times I can attend the Kenntnisprüfung?

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