New Delhi: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Post-Graduate (NEET-PG) scheduled for April-May next year may be such a final examination as admission to PG medical courses thereafter will be based on the results of the National Exit Test for the final examination. -year MBBS students, officials have said.
The National Medical Commission (NMC), in a high-level meeting held on Monday, told the Union Health Ministry that it intends to conduct the National Exit Test (NEXT) in December 2023, official sources said on Wednesday.
MBBS students of 2019-2020 batch will have to appear for the exam, if conducted in December 2023. He said the result of the examination would also be used for admission to postgraduate medical courses of 2024-2025 batch.
As per the NMC Act, NEXT serves as a common qualifying final year MBBS examination, a licensure examination for practicing modern medicine and merit-based admission to postgraduate courses and a screening test for foreign medical graduates wishing to practice in India. will work in
The government had in September invoked the relevant provisions of the NMC Act to extend the deadline for conducting NExT till September 2024.
As per the law, the commission was to conduct a common final year undergraduate medical examination, NEXT, as specified by the rules, within three years of its coming into force.
The Act came into force in September 2020.
Sources said the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi may conduct the exam instead of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), but a decision on the matter is yet to be taken.
NBEMS has been conducting NEET-PG and NEET-Superspecialty in multiple choice question format till now.
Officials said that while conducting NEET requires preparation like modalities, syllabus, type and pattern of the exam, students have to give enough time to prepare for it.
Mock tests have to be done before the main exam.
The importance of NExT lies in the fact that it will be the same for all, whether trained in India or in any part of the world, and hence it will solve the problem of mutual recognition of foreign medical graduates, the officials said.
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