NEET To Be Replaced By NExT For MBBS StudentThangaraja Palaniappan (Author) Published Date : Nov 10, 2022 10:38 IST
The NEET exam is conducted yearly for postgraduate medical courses. As we all know, admission is made based on this score. Instead of this examination, the central government has decided to conduct a common examination called 'NExT' (National Exit Test).
MBBS Final year students have to write this National Exit Test. This exam is usually conducted for students to get a license to practice medicine, to go to postgraduate medical courses based on merit, and to qualify medical students abroad to practice MBBS in India as per National Medical Commission Act.
While this Act came into force last year, 2020, time was given till September 2024 to conduct this examination. The National Medical Commission (NMC) is understood to have informed the Union Health Ministry in a meeting held on Monday that it aims to hold the National Exit Test (NExT) in December 2023, official sources stated on Wednesday.
MBBS students from the 2019–2020 batch will be required to take the test if it's held in December 2023. According to them, the exam's results will also be used for the 2024–2025 class's entrance to postgraduate medical programmes.