National Exit Test is the Licensing Medical Examination introduced by the National Medical Commission Bill 2019. According to the reports the law was in sighted to replace the Screening Test, NEET-PG, and Prof exam of the University. In January 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also introduced the draft National Dental Commission Bill that also called for a National Exit Test after BDS for dentists in India. It is a single-window examination that is to be implemented by 2022. It is a mandatory examination for Indian students as well as Foreign students. It will also set a standard for the medical practitioners in India.
Phases of Next Exam
- NExT 1 is conducted for the final year medical students before the internship period. They have to qualify for the part 1 exam in order to commence their internship. If you fail to pass NExT 1 you are not eligible to participate in the internship program.
- NExT 1 is an online-based MCQs examination.
- It is an objective type of exam.
- Previously students were required to appear for NEET – PG but now onwards have to sit for one common exam i.e., NExT.
- NExT 1 is valid for 2-3 years.
- NExT 1 is also known as Prof IV part 1.
- The marks acquired in NExT 1 are taken into account for PG ranking in Counseling. You get a PG seat with marks of NExt 1 and you get your license both after passing NExT 2.
The distribution of NExT 1 Question Paper
- Problem Solving questions – 60%
- Comprehension and analysis – 30%
- Recall – 10%
- Applied Basics Sciences – 10%
- Preventive and Public Health – 10%
- NExT 2 is appeared by those students who have qualified NExT 1. It is a pass or fails exam that includes a Practical exam to judge the basic practical knowledge of the students.
- In order to practice as a doctor in India, you have to qualify for the NExT 2. After passing NExT 1 you can start your internship for 12 months.
- After passing this exam you will get the license
- NExT 2 also known as Prof IV part 2.
NExT Exam Pattern
NExT is an All India Concurrent Online Exam conducted for the medical students of India and Abroad. There is a schedule of NExT i.e., National Exit Test, as per reports the number of questions, time duration of exam, subjects are pre-defined in the NMC Bill.
In the NExT 1 exam, you will get in a total of 540 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with a time duration of 13.5 hours. For 3 days the schedule of the exam is of 3 hours in Pre-Lunch and 1.5 hours in Post-Lunch every day.
|Days||Subjects||Schedule||Time||NO of MCQs|
|1||Medical Allied||Pre – Lunch||3hrs||120|
|1||Paediatrics||Post – Lunch||1.5hrs||60|
|2||Surgery & Allied||Pre – Lunch||3hrs||120|
|2||ENT||Post – Lunch||1.5hrs||60|
|3||Obstetrics and Gunaecology||Pre – Lunch||3hrs||120|
|3||Opthalmology||Post – Lunch||1.5hrs||60|
NExT 2 is a practical based examination that will be conducted by the respected University.