It is highly expected that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET PG) exam will be replaced by the National Exit Test (NEXT) in 2023. However, it is not yet confirmed by the official authority including National Medical Commission (NMC) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. Meanwhile, NBE has also released the tentative exam date of NEET PG 2023.
“NExT Examination will be conducted in 2023 in association with AIIMS (New Delhi) under supervision of NMC. Mock tests will be set up. The National Medical Commission (NMC) should issue prospectus soon- shared on Twitter by Dr. (Prof.) Ashish Mahendra(Education Counsellor).”
NEXT 2023 might be essential to clear for MBBS students to practice medicine in India and to get enrolled in PG medical courses. All details including NEXT 2023 eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, syllabus are expected to release soon.
Disclaimer: This article is based on information shared by various websites and on social media. We’ll update this article with relevant information soon the official notification for NEXT 2023 is released.
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What’s New about NEXT 2023?
There is a chance that NEXT will be implemented from 2024 onwards as the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences has released the tentative calendar of the exams to be conducted in 2022 and 2023. Have a look at the calendar first:
|Exam Name||Exam Date (Tentative)|
|Date of DNB/DrNB Final Practical Examination – June 2022||October/November 2022|
|Date of Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) December 2022||4th December 2022|
|Date of Foreign Dental Screening Test (FDST) 2022||4th December 2022|
|Date of Formative Assessment Test (FAT) 2022||10th December 2022|
|Date of DNB/DrNB Final Theory Examination – December 2022||21st, 22nd, 23rd and24th December 2022|
|Date of NEET-MDS 2023||8th January 2023|
|Date of Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) 2022||20th January 2023|
|Date of FNB Exit Examination 2022||February/March 2023|
|Date of DNB/DrNB Final Practical Examination – December 2022||Feb/March/April 2023|
|Date of NEET-PG 2023||5th March 2023|
Here, you can see that NEET PG 2023 will be held on 5th March 2023. So the chance of conducting NEXT exam 2023 is almost not possible.
However, this is a tentative calendar and nothing can be predicted at this time.
NEXT 2023 Quick Overview
NEXT 2023 may replace Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET PG) in 2023. However, the official notice is yet to release in this regard.
|Exam Name||NEXT 2023|
|Full Form||National Exit Test 2023|
|Exam Conducting Authority (tentative)||National Medical Commission (NMC) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi|
|Exam Will Start from||Expected from 2023 onwards, however there is no official confirmation yet.|
|Purpose||Providing license to MBBS students for practicing in Indian Students can get admission to postgraduate medical programmes through NEXT exam 2023.|
|NEXT 2023 Prospectus||To be released|
|NEXT official website||To be released|
NEXT 2023 Exam Date
The exact date for filling NEXT 2023 application form, last date to apply, releasing admit card, conducting exam, and releasing result is yet to be notified officially.
|NEXT 2023 Events||Respective Dates|
|Date of releasing NEXT application form||Will be notified soon|
|Last date to apply for NEXT exam 2023||Will be notified soon|
|NEXT 2023 admit card will release by||Will be notified soon|
|NEXT 2023 exam date||Will be notified soon|
|Date of result||Will be notified soon|
What is NEXT Exam?
NEXT exam will be conducted in order to provide license to MBBS final year students for practicing medicine in India after completion of the course and admission to postgraduate medial programmes in medical colleges of India.
- MBBS final year students can take this exam to get license for practicing medicine in India.
- NEXT exam might replace the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) in 2023.
- NEXT exam might replace the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET PG) in 2023.
- It will be a common and national level test which will remove burden of students for taking multiple entrance exams.
- NEXT 2023 official notification and prospectus is yet to release where you will find information relating to its application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc.
It allows MBBS students to get license for practicing medicine in India. Alternatively, students can also get admission to postgraduate medical courses through NEXT.
Not sure, as NEET PG 2023 exam date has been released by NBE.