National Exit Test - IE - 04/01/23

Recently, the National Medical Commission (NMC) issued the proposed draft regulations related to the National Exit Test (NExT).
->Objective of the Regulation ;
-To provide consistency across the nation in the summative evaluation with regard to the minimum common standards of education and training for a medical graduate.
-The objective of the NExT is to improve the quality of healthcare in India by ensuring that all doctors have a minimum level of competency and knowledge before they begin practicing medicine.

->National Exit Test:
-The NExT is a medical licensing exam that is designed to assess the competency of medical graduates.
-Students who received their medical degrees from NMC approved medical institutions and overseas students also will have to qualify the National Exit Test.
-To register for medical practice in India, they must pass the NExT test.
-This centralized common exam will be conducted by a body formed by the commission for this purpose.

->Who is Eligible to Appear in the NExT:
All the students who have completed the final MBBS course from a Commission-recognised medical college would be eligible to appear in the exam.
There is no restriction in the number of attempts provided that the candidate passes both the steps within 10 years of joining MBBS.
Just by clearing the NExT exam the foreign medical graduates will get licentiate to become practicing doctors.

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