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12 states, 4 union territories favour exit test for MBBS students

New Delhi: Twelve states and four union territories have favoured making it mandatory for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges to clear the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) to get the ‘doctor’ title.

Replying to an RTI query, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Punjab have favoured the conduct of the exam.

Union Territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry have also supported it.

Nine states — Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand — have said there is no need for conducting such a test, reports India.com.

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