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NEXT Exam: 12 States, 4 UTs Favour National Exit Test For Doctor Title

NEXT Exam: 12 States, 4 UTs Favour National Exit Test For Doctor Title

JAIPUR:  As many as 12 states and four Union Territories have favoured making it mandatory for medical students to clear the National Exit Test (NEXT) to get the ‘doctor’ title. Replying to an RTI query, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Punjab have favoured the conduct of the exam.

Union Territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar and Puducherry have also supported it.

Nine states — Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan,Telangana, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand — have said there is no need of conducting such a test.

A high-powered committee had last year proposed NEXT for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private colleges to address concerns over the standard of medical education in the country. These were based on the suggestions that stated

Passing the Common Licentiate Exam will be mandatory for license to practice and for registration in the Indian medical register. This examination shall also serve as the NEET for admission to the PG courses in Medical Educational Institutions.

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The move was part of wide-ranging reforms in the medical sector, including recommendations to scrap the Medical Council of India with a National Medical Commission (NMC) to oversee under-graduate and post-graduate education, accreditation and rating of colleges.

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Following the introduction of draft of Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016, the Union Health Ministry had asked the states if they favoured NEXT.

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Source: PTI
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  1. i m from nios boards. can i get admission in abroad for mbbs through this boards

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    Dr bhalerao suryabhan S July 9, 2017, 11:54 am

    First off get rid of corruption and political hierarchy and make health available to every one in country .it must be of one quality . Why all political , high level beaurocratic people have access to expensive medical treatment and poor is left to die on road. There are no roads in remote area for health personal to reach. No infrastructure at rural areas.

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    Dr Madhusmita Jena July 4, 2017, 6:15 pm

    The quality of medicaleducation has detiriated to a great extent over last two decades. A radical revamping is the need of the hour. If NEET has been introduced then NEXT should be imolemented at the earliest because the quality of MBBS especially from private medical colleges is pathetic.
    But then there is a possibility of the NEXT getting manipulated among the corrupt people. So the Health ministry must be directly under PM Mr Modi\’s supervision in order to get quality health care

  4. No need exit exam

  5. Education quality will not improve rather a new corrupt system will be geared. I guess we better what has been happening in the entrance exams , be it UG or PG and the levels of corruption budding private medical coolleges.
    Reform ur education delivery system right from the 1st prof MBBS. Exit exam is no need if dis simple step is taken and quality will be the best u can think off