Health Ministry is likely to go up for a National Exit Test ‘NEXT’
Key Points –
- National Exit Test (NEXT) will replace three tests – 1)NEET for postgraduate admissions 2) Recruitment for central health services 3)FMGE i.e foreign medical graduate examination.
- MBBS student will have to pass the NEXT to get the ‘Dr’ tag
After Central Government decided to adopt NEET for MBBS/BDS admission following by Supreme Court Order in April 2016, now Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is likely to go up for a Common Exit Examination.
The test would not only provide an exit point for MBBS courses, but proposal is going further that Admissions to PG Medical Courses would be on the basis of the merit of Exit Examination. It is also proposed that the test would replace foreign medical graduate examination (FMGE) exam as well as for CHS recruitment. The Bill also proposes for common counselling for UG and PG Medical admission.
As per the draft of the proposed Bill, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is planning to introduce a uniform national exit test (NEXT) to all medical educational institution at the under graduate level. The medical students in the country has to qualify in this examination for enrolment as medical practitioner and also for post graduate admission. They have to secure minimum score as prescribed in the uniform national exit test (NEXT) and NEXT would replace the entrance examination at post graduate level.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published the draft Bill on the official website and sought suggestions from the public .The suggestions and feedback must be furnished to the Ministry [email protected] by 6 January 2017.
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Is the Medical Entrance Tests i.e NEET Not Enough? MBBS Students Will Now Also Have To clear An Exit Exam To Become Doctors
Advice by Entrance Mantra’s team to all the medical students in India and Abroad – All the medical students should send your suggestions/feedback related to this draft because after all it will affect your future. Go through the entire draft that we are providing below. You can also download it from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website. You can also express your view in the comment section below.
Official Draft By Ministry of Health and Family Welfare over NEXT
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
This Ministry has prepared a draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to introduce among others Exit Examination for MBBS level, 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. A copy of the draft Bill is attached.
General Public is hereby requested to send suggestions/feedback in respect of the draft Bill. Suggestions may be furnished to [email protected] by 06.01.2017.
Joint Secretary, Medical Education
THE INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2016
A BILL further to amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh year of the Republic of India as follows:––
1. This Act may be called the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016.
Insertion of new section for section 10E.
2. After section 10D of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), the following section shall be inserted, namely:-
10E Exit Exam, Counselling for MBBS course and Post Graduate courses in medical colleges/institutions in India;-
(a) 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:
(b) NEXT would substitute the uniform entrance examination at post-graduate level provided for in section 10D of the Principal Act.
(c) 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.
Amendment in Section 13.
4. In section 13 of the principal Act, in clause 4(A), after the first para, the following shall be inserted, namely:-
“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”.
Amendment of section 14.
5. In section 14 of the principal Act, in the proviso to sub-section (1), the words “for the time being for the purposes of teaching, research or charitable work” shall be omitted.
Amendment in Section 15.
6. In section 15 of the principal Act, in clause (l), after the words “Schedules”, the following shall be inserted, namely:-
“and securing the minimum score as prescribed in the uniform national exit test (NEXT)”
Insertion of new section for section 20B.
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.
Amendment of Section 33
7. In section 33 of the Principal Act, after clause (mb), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
(mc) the designated authority and the manner of conducting of uniform national exit text (NEXT) to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level.
(md) the designated authority and the manner of conducting of uniform counseling to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level and post graduate level.