Post Graduate Medical Admissions India

NEXT Exit Exam is proposed to be held as uniform national exit test. It is suggested that NEXT will substitute uniform entrance examination at post graduate level. In other words, National Exit Test (NEXT) may replace National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG). In addition to NEXT, Exit Examination for MBBS level, new proposed amendment also has details of Combined Counselling for admission in UG level and PG level and reservation of upto 50% of the seats of Post Graduate Courses for Medical Officers.

NEXT Exit Exam

Answer to question in Lok Sabha on NEXT Exit Exam

Release Date: 26 Jan 2017 (approx)

Download official file here to know complete answer of the Government on NEXT Exit Exam.

This document says the following.

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes Exit Exam for MBBS pass out students, if so, the details thereof;

(b) the extent to which it is likely to help in addressing the concerns over the standard of medical colleges and quality of doctors;

(c) whether the Government proposes to have separate exam for foreign medical graduates and Indian medical graduates;

(d) if so, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the extent to which it is likely to help in ending Inspector Raj in the medical education sector?



(a) to (e): In the draft National Medical Commission Bill considered by NITI Aayog, an
Exit Exam has been provided for at the under graduate level. It is expected to help as a method for quality certification of graduating doctors. No separate exam for foreign graduate is provided for in the draft bill. Exit exam would be an outcome based quality control mechanism instead of focusing on verification of infrastructure.

Suggestion on Indian Medical council (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Release Date : 29/12/2016

Download official file here to know complete details of suggested changes.

Provided below are key highlights of document.

NEXT – Common exit exam for MBBS level.

  • There shall be conducted a uniform national exit test (NEXT) to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level through such designated authority in English and in such manner as may be prescribed and the designated authority shall ensure the conduct of uniform national exit test in the aforesaid manner.
  • NEXT would substitute the uniform entrance examination at post-graduate level provided for in section 10D of the Principal Act.

Common counseling for MBBS level and PG level admission

There shall be conducted a common counselling for admission of candidates to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level. Counselling for 15% All India Quota seats at undergraduate level and 50% All India Quota seats at postgraduate level shall be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services and for remaining seats including Private Colleges and Private/Deemed Universities at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level shall be conducted through such designated authority by the concerned State Governments/UTs.

Registration Of Provisional Or Permanent

Provide further that a person seeking provisional or permanent registration shall not have to qualify the Screening Test if he/she holds an Under Graduate medical qualification from any of the countries notified in this regard by Government of India and the holder thereof also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification and also recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country.

Reservation Of Seats In PG Courses

Upto 50% of the seats in Post Graduate Courses in Government Colleges may be reserved by the appropriate State Governments/UTs for Medical Officers in the Government services, who have served for at least three years in remote and difficult areas. After acquiring the PG Degree, the Medical Officers may further be required to serve for a period up to three years in remote and/or difficult areas by the State Governments/UTs concerned. Admissions to this quota would strictly be on the basis of NEXT merit list only.

What are your views on NEXT Exit Test? Share views on whether NEXT should be conducted or not.

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