National Exit Test NEXT Fact Check

Q&A What is NEXT? Will it replace NEET?

The highlight of the Bill is laying down uniform national standards in medical education by proposing that the final year MBBS exam be treated as an entrance test for PG and a screening test for students who graduated in medicine from foreign countries.

NEXT Full Form: National Exit Test

Union cabinet on 2019 July 17 Wednesday approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which replace 63 Year Medical Council of India (MCI)

The NMC Bill proposes a common final year MBBS exam, to be known as National Exit Test (NEXT), for admission to post-graduate medical courses and for obtaining license to practice medicine. It would also act as a screening test for foreign medical graduates, official sources said.

The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 proposes to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

Now What is National Exit Test NEXT Fact Check

Medical Graduate from Abroad need to clear NEXT replacing FMGE to Practice in India. Don’t panic no update for immediately replacement of FMGE.

National Exit Test (NEXT) Common entrance exam

  • MBBS Students for Indian Medical College – Final year MBBS candidates who desirous for Post Graduate courses

  • MBBS Students pass-out from foreign medical colleges (MBBS in Bangladesh) – Licensing exam to practice in India.

  • NEXT will act as multipurpose solution single exam, now medical graduate don’t need to seat for separate examination.

  • Student can appear NEXT twice a year.

  • NEXT will be online Computer Based examination. Which will be held twice a year in the month of June/July and Nov/December.

According to the amendments in the fresh NMC Bill, entry into the PG programmes will be on the basis of the results of the National Exit Test, which would be held as a common exam across the country. So the candidates would not have to appear in a separate exam after clearing the MBBS final exam for admission to PG courses. Abolishing Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE).

Salient Features of Bill:

Common final year MBBS Exams (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) will be known as National Exit Test (NEXT) which would serve as Licentiate Exam, for entrance to Post Graduate (PG) medical course and as screening test of foreign medical graduates.

It provides that National Entrance Test i.e. NEET, Common Counseling, NEXT will also be applicable to Institutes of National Importance (INIs) such as AIIMS to have common standards in country.