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About NExT 2023
NMC has released CBME regulations 2023 for NExT exam. As per the CBME guidelines, the NMC NExT exam for the 2023 MBBS admissions will be held in February 2028 .
Earlier, NMC cancelled the NExT mock test 2023 which was to be held on July 28. The registration fee was refunded to the candidates. The authority had conducted the NExT registrations for mock/practice test on July 10.
The National Exit Test, or NExT exam, is a national level entrance test conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. AIIMS, New Delhi. The NMC NExt exam will act as a replacement for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduates (NEET PG) and the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE).
NExT 2023 will be conducted in computer-based mode. The NExT official bulletin mentions essential details such as the application process, fees, exam centre eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and other important details. Eligible candidates will be able to fill out the NExT 2023 registration form on or before the deadline.
As per the NExT 2023 exam pattern, the NExT exam will be held in two steps - NExT Step 1 and NExT Step 2. Step 1 will be theory based carrying MCQ-type questions, while Step 2 will be a practical exam. A total of 540 questions will be asked in the NExT Step 1 paper. Aspirants need to obtain at least a minimum of 50% marks to pass NExT Step 1. Through NExt scores, admissions for PG medical courses will be granted, which will allow foreign medical graduates to practice medicine in India.
NExT 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Exit Test|
|Short Exam Name||NExT|
|Conducting Body||AIIMS New Delhi|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
NExT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates wishing to appear in NExT must meet the following eligibility criteria as set by the NMC. Check the below mentioned eligibility criteria for NExT 2023:
All undergraduate medical students with a valid MBBS degree are eligible.
Aspirants pursuing MBBS from an institution recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) are eligible.
All Foreign Medical Graduates who wish to register and practice medicine in India can appear in NExT exam.
Any person with a medical degree wishing to pursue PG in medicine or an academic course approved by NMC can apply.
NExT 2023 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Paytm
The NExT 2023 application form can be filled out using the steps mentioned below.
Basic Registration: Candidates will have to first complete the basic registration form by filling out personal information, uploading images of their photo, signature, left thumb impression, and generating their registration ID and password. The confirmation will be emailed to the applicant’s registered email. An Exam Unique Code (EUC) is generated afresh for any instance of exam in relation to NExT.
Filling NExT application form: The next step is to login using the registration ID and password and fill out the application form for NExT exam.
Payment of the application fee: After filling out the application form, candidates will now have to pay the application fee. The application form fee is Rs. 2000 (Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/EWS applicants). Persons with disabilities are exempt from exam fees.
|General, OBC||Online||Male, Female||₹ 2000|
|SC, EWS, ST||Online||Male, Female||₹ 1000|
NExT 2023 Exam Pattern
The NExT exam will be held in two phases: Step 1 and Step 2. Candidates must be familiar with the NExT exam for MBBS pattern. The step wise detailed NExT exam pattern PDF will include the number of questions, weightage, time duration and others. .
NExT Step 1 exam pattern
Candidates can check the Step 1 exam pattern of NMC NExT exam below.
No of questions
Medicine & allied subjects
Surgery & allied subjects
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
NExT Step 2 exam pattern
The NExT Paper 2 is practical/ viva voce examination that will be held after the completion of the internship. The exam will be objectively structured and clinical case based with simulated cases/ patients. Step 2 will be held in person /live and conducted by the respective state health universities / institutions. Candidates will be declared pass/fail based on the appropriate competence, which will be evaluated.
Distribution of subjects in NExT Step 2
A total of seven subjects will be determined in NExT step 2. These include:
Medicine and allied subjects
Surgery and allied subjects
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)
AIIMS Delhi released NExT mock/practice test details for all eligible candidates. However, the NExT mock test 2023 has been cancelled which was to be conducted on July 28. Aspirants needed to register for NExT mock/practise test on or before the last date. Mock test was introduced to make candidates familiar with the various aspects of the NExT Step 1 examination process. However, the sample test question papers in the NExT mock test were said to be not indicative of the actual process of the NExT Step I examination.
NExT 2023 Admit Card
The admit card for the NExt exam will be issued to all the aspirants who have submitted their application forms. The NExt admit card 2023 can be downloaded from the official website by using the registration ID and password.
The admit card for the NExT 2023 mock/practice test will be available online for all registered candidates. Aspirants must follow the instructions carefully as mentioned in the NExT prospectus to avoid rejection of their application for a mock/practice test. The conducting authority will not send the NExT admit card by email or post.
NExT 2023 Result
AIIMS Delhi will release the NExT result 2023 on its official website. The NExT 2023 result mentions the registration IDs of the candidates, scores obtained, and other details. Qualified candidates will be able to appear in the Step 2 practical/ viva voce examination.
In order to qualify for the NExT exam 2023, aspirants will have to score a minimum of 50% in the NExT Step 1 examination. Through NExT scores, aspirants will be eligible to practice medicine in India.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What are the passing marks for NExT?
Candidates must score at least 50% marks to qualify the NExT exam.
Question:What is the number of attempts in NExt exam?
There is no restriction on the number of attempts to appear in NExT.
Question:What is NExT 2023 conducted for?
The NExt exam will replace the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduates and the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination.
Question:What is the eligibility criteria of NExT exam?
All undergraduate medical aspirants pursuing MBBS, foreign medical graduates seeking to practise medicine in India are eligible for the NExT exam.
Question:Who will conduct NExT 2023 exam?
AIIMS Delhi will be responsible for conducting NExT exam.
Question:What is the NExT full form?
The full form for NExT is National Exit Test.
Question:When is NExT 2023 exam date?
The NExT mock or practice test was scheduled for July 28 which has been cancelled.