NEXT will be applicable finally from 2024?

The Union Health Ministry has stated about the NEXT exam according to the Act of NMC. The time limit has been increased till September of 2024. This has been ensured by the release of recent gazette under the removal of Difficulty Clause. 

The section 15 imparts the conduct of the final year exam that is known as NEXT for the MBBS students for the registration of practice medicine as well as medical courses admission and also short listing for the graduates those who have studied medicine in foreign countries. This exam should be operational within 3 years after the starting of NMC Act, 2019. The date is from 25th September, 2022. The final announcement has not been made. The rules and regulations of conducting this exam have not been framed yet and it is under process. As per the notification of gazette the frame of the exam is yet to be prepared and is under the section 59 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019. 

This exam details were passed in a bill in the year of 2019. This exam will be the substitute of NEET PG and FMGE examinations. This exam will be a licentiate exam and also a gateway for the postgraduate courses in MBBS. The final year students of MBBS have to complete their internships to get the license. The Foreign Medical Graduates have also to give this exam. 

It was said that this exam will be held from 2022 but was delayed by one year. The authority has stated about the less preparedness of this exam. The frameworks for this exam add the syllabus and also tell about the confusion about the conductance of the exam. Moreover, the candidates will also need some time for being habituated in the new system. The management as well as conductance of this exam also require some preparations. The NEET PG is conducted at one time in every year and the NEXT exam is for it’s replacement. 

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