The NMC introduced the FMGE/ NEXT Exam for foreign medical graduates and it is a licensing test for students to practice in India. This exam is conducted for the applicants who have completed an MBBS degree from foreign medical universities.
It is a centralized common exam for all medical graduates, applicants need to qualify to practice or join the postgraduate program in medicine. The main to conduct the examination is to meet the following needs,
The NMC is proposed to replace the FMGE exam & NEET PG with the National Exit Test (NEXT Exam) and it will count as the qualifying final exam for MBBS students. Applicants need to get a good NEXT Exam Score which is used for MD or MS Admission or other postgraduate medical courses. Basically, it is the most important examination for Indian applicants as well as foreign medical students.
(National Exit Test)
NBE (National Board of Examination)
Paper 1 (Theory)
Paper 2 (Practical)
Computer Based Test
Whether you are an Indian Medical Student or Foreign Medical Student, you just need to meet the below FMGE/NEXT Exam Eligibility to take the examination. If any of the students fail to meet the below-mentioned criteria, then they are not eligible to take the exam.
The NEXT Exam Application Process is still in the proposal, as it is proposed by the NBE that the FMGE exam will be replaced by the NEXT exam. So we have mentioned the FMGE Exam Application Process which is almost similar to the proposed NEXT Examination.Students who seek to study MBBS Abroad and then practice in India need to keep in mind the points mentioned below:
Students can check the regular updates by visiting the official website of NBE www.natboard.edu.in or they can also Contact Us for further updates.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has proposed the NEXT Exam Centers for students. As per the sources the test centers are held in over 40 cities in the country. Applicants can choose the exam center according to their convenience and preference while applying for the NEXT Examination.
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The NEXT Exam Syllabus includes all the subjects that appear during the MBBS program. Basically, the NEXT Exam is conducted in two phases NEXT-1 and NEXT-2, the NEXT-1 is an online test and NEXT-2 is a practical exam. As per the proposal which was discussed by the National Medical Commission the complete NEXT examination syllabus is mentioned below.
The NEXT Exam Pattern for the examination is still in the proposal and NBE will declare the final pattern soon. It is suggested that the test is conducted in two phases NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. The NEXT-1 phase is totally MCQs based questions while the NEXT-2 covers the Oral and Practical based questions. Check below the proposed exam pattern for the examination. The official announcement about the NEXT pattern will be declared by the NMC, NBE, or NTA soon.
Conducted for final year aspirants.
It is an online-based MCQs examination.
Valid up to next 2-3 years.
The Next-1 score is used for PG Admission.
If you fail the Next -1, you are not eligible to participate in the internship program.
You can re-appear for the examination.
Who qualifies the NEXT-1 can appear for NEXT-2.
It is a Practical exam to check the basic practical knowledge.
After passing the examination you will get the license to practice in India or you can apply for a postgraduate program in medicine.
|Points||NEXT EXAM||NEET PG EXAM|
|Paper Parts||Conducted in 2 parts: NEXT-1 and NEXT-2||Conducted only once after the internship|
|Exam Type||NEXT-1 MCQ’s NEXT-2 Oral & Practical||MCQ’s|
|Time Duration||3 Days||1 Day|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|Total Questions||540||200 from 2021 onwards|
|Valid Up to||3 Years||Only for 2 Years|