NEXT (National Exit Test) – Everything You Must Know

What is NEXT (National Exit Test)? 

Have you heard about NEXT (National Exit Test) exam ? Here is Everything You Must Know about NEXT. With the introduction of NEXT, all Medical Students Will Have To Pass this To Earn ‘Dr’ Tag. Now it is not easy for the student docs-to-be out there. The Union health ministry unveiled the draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 which suggests NEXT. The bill has been cleared by Parliament. 

Advantages and Effects of NEXT

This will create a level-playing field in medical education. As per sources NEXT would help to improve the quality of medical education in India. NEXT comprises of three tests. After exam results of students under their college name will be published public, so students can make an informed choice while selecting colleges.

NEXT expected to bring about standardization. Outcome of NEXT can be a parameter to determine the quality of that college. All medical students need to Clear NEXT in order to be recognized as Doctor. This is also made to ensure the quality of teachers. Each one need to clear the substitute three tests,. These are NEET for postgraduate admissions, recruitment for central health services and the foreign graduate medical examination.

NEXT (National Exit Test) Includes:

  • NEET for postgraduate admissions
  • Recruitment for central health services
  • Foreign graduate medical examination

Earlier National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test implemented for MBBS/BDS admission in the country by government. Now, this Common Exit Examination for MBBS level becomes qualifying exam for enrollment as medical practitioner or admissions to PG Medical Courses.  NEXT will be introduced to all medical educational institutions at the UG level.

Medical students or Doctors need to secure minimum score as prescribed in the uniform national exit test (NEXT). NEXT will also substitute the entrance examination at PG level. The Ministry has published the draft Bill on its website. You can submit suggestions and feedback as public via this website upto 6 January 2017.

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