In next three years, NMC will start conducting National Exit Test (NEXT)

NEET Bulletin(New Delhi, Desk): A designated authority which will be responsible for the National Exit Test within specified regulatory framework to become operational within next 3 years as disclosed by NMC

According to the NMC Act, a common final year undergraduate medical examination, to be known as the NEXT, will be conducted to grant licence to practice medicine as medical practitioners and for enrollment in the State Register or the National Register.

“The National Exit Test shall be operational from the date of commencement of NMC Act, as may be appointed by the Central Government, notification through,” the Minister of Health and Family Welfare as told by Dr Harsh Vardhan on February 4, 2020.

Any individual with a foreign medical qualification will have to qualify the NEXT to obtain licence to practice medicine and for enrollment in the State Register or the National Register of the country.

This exam will also serve as the basis for admission to the postgraduate selected medical education in medical institutions which are governed under the provisions of this Act or under any other law for the time being in force.

The process of setting up the Commission NMC in place of the Medical Council of India for development and regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions is likely to be over in February this year, Health Ministry sources had told news agency in January.

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