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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


  1. olympak chatterjee olympak chatterjee Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    @ dr ks thakur, how can you so sure that exit test will not come? ug-neet came, so, pg-neet also come. What will happen to those who will not be able to clear the test?- the same thing will happen who not pass FMGE and who will not pass next exam. if you see all the developed country, they have their own license test. why should not have in India. by this way medical quality will improve in India. thanks to BJP GOVT. to think about this matter. thanks to modi.
    by olympak chatterjee.

  2. Dr. S. K. Thakur Dr. S. K. Thakur Monday, April 17, 2017

    I am sure this post-MBBS test will never come into force and even if by chance it does, it will further add to the misery of the already deteriorating medical education in India. If you look into the current trend of students opting for medical fields, it is evident that most are average or below-average students. This exit test will add to this adverse situation. Even the reservation policy of the government will be a big hurdle. What will happen to those who will not be able to clear the test? They have after all put in more than 5 years of time, labour, and more importantly money. How will the Indian Government, which has failed to control the rampant quackery that prevails in rural as well as urban areas, be able to prevent these qualified quacks from practising medicine?

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