Bill for National Exit Test introduced in Lok Sabha – Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan introduced the bill that proposes National Exit Test (NEXT), a common final year MBBS examination, which will also serve as licentiate exam for entrance to postgraduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The bill provides for the setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and abolish of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
The Bill provides that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET, common counselling and NEXT shall also be applicable to institutes of national importance like AIIMS to have common standards in the country.
Accordingly, National Medical Commission will also regulate fees and all other charges for 50 percent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. The bill provides that the National Medical Commission will have four autonomous boards, under-graduate medical education board, post-graduate medical education board, medical assessment and rating board and ethics and medical registration board.