MBBS final exam enough for admission to PG Courses, says Health Ministry

Health Ministry proposes to scrap NEET PG – The Union Health Ministry has proposed to scrap away NEET PG which is conducted for Admission to PG (MD and MS) Courses and suggested to consider the final MBBS examination for admission to these programs. If the proposal gets a nod from the cabinet, it would be great relief to medical students wanting to pursue post-graduate courses.


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As per the official source, the directions has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to incorporate an amendment in the revised draft National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which would be sent to the Cabinet soon.


“According to the amendments made in the fresh NMC Bill, entry into the PG programs will be on the basis of the results of the National Exit Test (NEXT), which would be held as a common exam across the country, so the candidates would not have to appear in a separate exam after clearing the MBBS final exam for admission to PG courses,” the source explained.


Even students would not be required to appear for a separate exam to obtain a license to practice after completing MBBS. However for admission to AIIMS PG Courses, clearing a separate exam will remain mandatory and the National level entrance exam (NEET Super Specialist) for admission to DM/MCH will also remain mandatory, added the official source.


The NMC Bill was introduced in Parliament in December 2017, but lapsed with the ending of the 16th Lok Sabha tenure