NEXT Exam (National Exit Test) – The National Exit Examination Test is a recently proposed amendment at both houses of Parliament in the NMC Bill 2019. NEXT exam would be the India level entrance examination for the UG and PG level medical education. National Exit Test (NEXT) will provide some regulation on medical education and may cause some changes. Once the NEXT exam is implemented, how it will be affecting the current regulations and can get more latest details about NEXT exam from here.
What is NMC Bill 2019?
The National Medical Commission is replaced instead of the Medical Council of India after the decision has been approved by the President of India it was to be proposed as the final bill.
Function of NMC
- National Medical Commission would be changed in the regulation of the medical education system and practices.
- NMC shall provide high quality and adequate medical professionals across the country.
- National Medical Commission will also regulate the determination of fees of 50% private medical colleges and deemed universities.
What is NEXT?
National Exit Test is the upcoming test level medical examination proposed by the NMC Bill 2019. NEXT exam will be conducted to the final year candidates of the students who are pursuing the MBBS course. This exam shall conduct to all the students who are enrolled in the MBBS course across India at final year MBBS i.e., 4th year of study. NEXT serves as a screening test for the doctors with foreign medical qualification to practice in India. NEXT is also designed to express the basic skill and overall performance of medical students.
Latest Reconstituted Amendments
The Health Ministry has canceled the NEET PG for the postgraduate admission of the medical courses like MD / MS. According to the NMC Bill 2019, the result of NEXT will be a gateway for the PG level medical courses.
The bridge courses for the medical students under the AYUSH courses such as the Ayurveda, Yunani, Homeopathy, Siddha has been canceled by the Health Ministry. Hence, the NMC will not provide access to practice medicine via the NEXT for the AYUSH students.
Advantages of NEXT Exam
NEXT exam has the salient features we had mentioned below.
- The NEXT exam is the common entrance examination for all the undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.
- There is no need the separate entrance examination for the postgraduate medical course like NEET PG once the NEXT exam is implemented.
- The licentiate examination for conduct for all the MBBS students to get the necessary license to practice the medicine.
- NEXT exam is compulsory for the Indian students who are graduated in a foreign country should need to get the licentiate to service in India.
- There is only one common entrance examination for all the medical colleges including the AIIMS and JIPMER.
Disadvantages of NEXT Exam
- In the view of experts and doctors, The NEXT exam is the nothing but additional suffer to the MBBS final year students to get their graduation.
- If the students are not qualifying the NEXT exam, all the theory exams, viva, and practical examination is wasted.
- Previously, students studied the 4.5 years of theory studies at the medical colleges and the remaining one-year studies would be the practices of medicine in the hospital. The medical institution conducted the examination as per the rule and norms for the students to get gain their knowledge theoretically and practically the medical field. As many of the experienced doctor’s say about which will destroy the medical education system.
Why NEXT will be implemented?
Every year there are approximately more than 50,000 MBBS graduates are raised all over India. From there, some of them are not being qualified with enough knowledge and practices. So, from the NEXT exam, there are deserving students are get qualified and well-practiced in the medical sector.
No doctors are willing to serve the medical services in the rural/urban areas across the country. There are some amount of people will be died due to insufficient medical facilities in their city. To secure the human from the illness and other diseases it will promote the MBBS graduate should work in a 3 year in the rural/urban cities. PG students also should work for 3 years in the rural area (or) medical facility is not available in the city.
When it will be implemented?
After the official approval from the government approximately the NEXT exam will be implemented into three years. So, don’t need to bother about the official announcement of the NEXT exam. Currently, focus on your studies to prepare well for the upcoming examination.
Note: It is all above-mentioned information is based on the NMC Bill 2019, It may be expected implemented after the official announcement from the government.