AIIMS likely to conduct National Exit Test (NExT) for MBBS student
The new two-part NExT will replace the existing final theory paper for MBBS students
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi is likely to conduct the National Exit Test (NExT) a two-part examination that will act as a qualifying test for granting registration to doctors as well as the basis for post-graduate admissions slated for later this year.
Teachers associated with different departments of AIIMS are currently working on developing multiple-choice questions for the first part of the test (or NExT 1), which will focus on assessing clinical learning,
According to sources, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has held meetings with AIIMS, although a final notification announcing the premier medical schools as the nodal agency for conducting the exam is still awaited.
The new two-part NExT will replace the existing final theory paper for MBBS students.
The first part (or NExT 1) will replace the university-level final examinations. NExT 1 will be the basis for provisional registration with medical councils, which is needed for the one-year mandatory internship.
This test will be a multiple choice paper with questions from medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ENT, and ophthalmology.