Vagisha Kaushik|Sep 30, 2023
NExT exam regulations ‘shortly’; NMC directs medical colleges to announce MBBS completion date
NExT exam will replace NEET PG. The draft regulations said the exam will be split into 2 parts, theory and practical, which will be held in December, March.
NEW DELHI: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed the medical colleges to intimidate the MBBS course completion date to finalise the National Exit Test (NExt 2023) exam date. The commission had issued draft regulations last December for postgraduate, medical courses and license to practice medicine in India.
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In a letter addressed to the Director of Medical Education of all states, the NMC said: “The National Exit Test (NExt) regulations are likely to be finalized shortly and would be placed before the NMC in the next meeting to be scheduled in June 2023.”
In order to finalize the date of NExT exam, the MBBS course completion date is required, the commission said. Therefore, it has requested all DMEs to inform the likely date of MBBS course completion at all medical colleges in their respective state and union territories.
The draft regulation of NExT was issued in December 2022, which will replace the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET PG 2023). As per the guidelines, the exam will be held in two phases - theory and practicals. The NExT theory exam will be held in the second week of December, while the practical exam will be conducted in the second week of March.
The NExT exam will have six papers - medicine and allied disciplines, surgery and allied disciplines, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, applied aspects of all subjects covered under I MBBS and II MBBS, and applied aspects of all subjects covered under III MBBS /Final MBBS Part l. Students who have completed their third year of MBBS will be eligible to apply and appear for the NExt exam 2023.
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