MBBS batch of 2019 will not be covered under NExT, says Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya:
- Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has confirmed that the National Exit Test (NExT) will not be implemented for the 2019 MBBS batch. Instead, it will be applicable for the 2020 MBBS batch.
- During the inauguration of a critical care unit at AIIMS Raipur, the minister assured students that the government and the National Medical Commission (NMC) will prioritize clarity and avoid causing confusion.
- Responding to concerns about the potential stress on medical students, Mandaviya emphasized that the well-being of students is a priority and no student will be required to undergo unnecessary stress.
- He clarified that the 2019 batch will not be brought under NExT, but it will be implemented for the 2020 batch.
- Mandaviya further mentioned that a mock test for NExT will be conducted specifically for the final-year MBBS students from the 2019 batch by AIIMS Delhi, scheduled to take place on July 28.
- He also stated that while the final exam will not be considered as NExT, the registration for the degree will only be done after passing NExT, indicating that NExT will be equivalent to NEET.
- Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya, announced that the National Exit Test (NExT) will not be mandatory for the 2019 MBBS batch.
- Instead, it will be applicable to the 2020 batch, as he stated during an interaction with students at AIIMS Raipur while inaugurating a critical care unit. Mandaviya assured the students that decisions regarding NExT will be made with clarity in mind to avoid confusion among them.
- The recent guidelines issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) indicate that the NExT will serve multiple purposes, including being a qualifying exam for final-year MBBS students, a licensure exam for practicing modern medicine, a basis for merit-based admission to postgraduate courses, and a screening exam for foreign medical graduates seeking to practice in India.