Centre mulls exit exam for MBBS students; new body to replace MCI
None, 27 Jul 2016, #NEET PG

The Centre is planning to make an exit exam mandatory for MBBS students passing out of government and private medical colleges to practice medicine across India. Following suggestions from a committee headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya, the government could use the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation (NEET PG), which was previously known as AIPGMEE, as an exit exam for practising medicine as well as for admission to postgraduate medical courses.

The health ministry is also considering replacing the screening test for foreign medical graduates-Foreign Graduates Medical Exam (FMGE) with NEET PG, effectively making it the only test that MBBS graduates need to take to continue in the field of medicine – as a practitioner or as a PG student.

The exit exam is, however, being proposed from the next academic session as implementing the exam would require an amendment to the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act. “A notification can be issued making NEET-PG the exit examination for MBBS students, but the decision can be challenged in court. We are in the process of making changes in the Indian Medical Council Act on priority as per instructions of the Prime Minister’s Office. It is currently with the NITI Aayog. Once it comes to us, we will consider incorporating the exit examination provision,” a source at the health ministry was quoted as saying to the English daily, Indian Express.


Apart from suggesting an exit exam, the Panagariya led committee has also recommended scraping the existing Medical Council of India (MCI) and replacing it with the National Medical Commission (NMC). Once constituted, the NMC will take over all responsibilities of the MCI and will have four autonomous boards to oversee under-graduate and post-graduate education, accreditation and rating of colleges, medical register and ethics. Read the full story here.


One of the important elements of the NMC would be that, unlike in the case of MCI where members were elected to the body, the NMC members would be selected by a high-powered search-cum-selection committee. The commission will have around 20 members representing professions like economics, law and management, though, representatives from the medical profession will feature predominantly in the body.


Further, a Medical Advisory Council (MAC) with members from state medical colleges has also been suggested by the panel. While the NMC will also be a part of the council, its role will be advisory.


First published on: July 27, 2016


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i passed mbbs in 2016.... but have marked it as 2017 in the required field.... i noticed the mistake only after taking the print out.... is it possible to edit the mistake ??

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
You can make corrections during the correction window. NBE will open its correction wimdow from December 7th and so you can correct this error during that period.

i uploaded my photo in neet pg form with date and name mentioned on it but on the final page after confirmation of payment that window is showing my signature photo in place of photo ..what to do ?? pls help ..will my form be rejected ??

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Kunal, unfortunately, you cannot make changes to your photograph and signature even during the correction window. There must have been a mistake somewhere. Please write to them at their helpdesk: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . You may have to wait for 24--48 hours before you can hear from them.


i am neet pg aspirant. my dad had applied for ews certificate at collector office. The office assumed that i am below 18 yrs of age and issued certificate with my fathers photo. When we came to know of the mistake they rectified it by pasting my photo and issuing a stamp over it. will it cause prob

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

It should not cause any problem because they have pasted your photo above it and also put the official stamp over it . Until something is not right nobody can put their stamp over it but there must be some signing authority so I would suggest you to attest your form from them . Otherwise having stamp is also says your form is attested. So I don't think so that should cause any problem .

I hope this was helpful

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do we need to submit/ upload ews certi during registration?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Hello there!


No , for filling the neet pg application fee you don't need to upload your ews certificate or your caste certificate but yes it will be checked during counselling so if you don't have ews certificate get it made before the neet pg counselling, actually only three documents are there which needs to be uploaded while filling neet pg application form which are listed below :-

  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature
  • Left-hand thumb impression

You should follow below steps to fill the neet pg application form :-

  • First do the NEET PG online registration
  • Then fill  the NEET PG application form
  • Now select NEET PG exam city
  • Uploading of images of your photo, sign and thumbprint
  • Do the payment of NEET PG application fee
  • Take the printout of confirmation page

For detailed information go through https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-pg-application-form



I belonged to creamy layer obc, and i have selected obc as category in neet pg 2020,. Is it okay to be given and if not how do i change it?Please help......

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Unfortunately, you cannot change your Category even during the correction window. You may have to re-register with a new email id, mobile no# and fill in the application form again. This means a new payment altogether. But to be clear on this, can you please write to the helpdesk at: [email protected]  to clarify with them if OBC Creamy layer comes under General Category?

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