NExT 2023: Registration (started), Mock Test Date (July 28), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Syllabus

NExT mock exam 2023 registration has been commenced online from June 28th, 2023. The last date to complete the online registration for NExT (National Exit Test) mock exam is July 10. Interested and eligible applicants can register and submit the NExT Step 1 mock exam application form by visiting the official website link.

The NExT Mock exam is going to be held on July 28, 2023, by AIIMS, Delhi. It is a computer-based test conducted to bring uniformity in the cumulative evaluation in Indiaconcerning the minimum common standards of education and practice of a medical graduate.

The NMC NExT exam serves as a Licentiate exam for MBBS students.In the upcoming year, the exam will be conducted in two sessions i.e., May/ November, and is also going to replace FMGE & NEET PG exam from the year 2024. The test is held in two steps – Step I (Theory) & step 2 (practical or clinical/ viva voce). Applicants will have to qualify the Step 1 and accomplish an internship to be eligible for Step 2.

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Candidates must note that the NMC NExT exam has become a single gateway to gettinga license and practicing medicine across the country and does not applyto 2019 batch students. Candidates can check the complete details regarding NMC NExT 2023 from the article below.

NExT 2023 Mock Exam dates

 The official dates for NExT have been announced by the authority. Candidates can check the complete schedule for the exam below.

NExT online registration dateJune 28, 2023
Last date for NExT registrationJuly 10, 2023
Status of basic registration & editing of rejected imagesJuly 11, 2023, to July 12th, 2023 till 5 PM
The Final status of registration and basic candidate information acceptanceJuly 13, 2023
Generation of EUC -Exam Unique CodeJune 28, 2023,toJuly 14, 2023 (5 pm)
Application completion whose EUC has been generatedJune 28, 2023,toJuly 14, 2023 (5 pm)
Document submission dateJune 28, 2023,toJuly 21,2023 (5 pm)
Availability of admit cardJuly 21, 2023
Date for NExT Mock/ PracticeJuly 28, 2023
Announcement of ResultTBA

NExT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they satisfy the NMC NExT Eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The NExT exam is valid for the 2020 Batch onwards. Some of the eligibility norms for the NExT exam are as follows:

Candidates who have undergraduate medical degrees will be eligible forthe NExT exam.

Candidates must have a MBBS degree witha minimum of 50% marksfrom medical colleges approved by NMC.

Candidates in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Candidates have to clearNExT paper 1 and then complete a 12-month internship to become eligible for NExT paper 2.

NExT Application Form 2023

The online registration for NExT 2023 Mock/ Practice test has been opened from 28th June 2023. Interested and eligible candidates can apply till July 10, 2023.

The registration process is divided into three stages i.e., Online registration and entering basic information, Generation of Exam UniqueCode & completion of application.

To apply for the exam, candidates need to visit the NExT exam official website and click on the Registration form.

Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully provided on the screen.

After that, fill out the application form that appeared on the screen, provide your basic details including personal, contact, and address, etc.

Upload the scanned documents like a photograph, signature, category certificate,thumb impression, etc. as per the prescribed format.

Make the payment of the application fee as per category.

Take the printout of the application form for further use.

NExT Application Fee 2023

Candidate should pay the application fee online using debit card/ credit card & net banking payment gateways.

Candidates from the general & OBC category will have to pay Rs 2000.-. For ST/ SC/ EWS candidates, the application fee is Rs 1000/-. PWD candidates are exempted from the application fee.

NExT Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates can check the NExT 2023 exam pattern details from the section below.

Mode of examOnline (Computer-based test)
Exam shifts2 shifts
Duration of exam3 hours- for paper 1 3 ½ hours – for Paper 2
Number of questionsMultiple-choice type questions
Total number of questions120 questions- paper 1 140 questions -paper 2
Marking criteria+1 for each correct answer -1/4 for each negative answer

NExT Syllabus 2023

Understanding of exam syllabus is important for better preparation. The NMC NExTsyllabus comprises various subjects for both papers. The exam will be held in two steps- Theory & Practical. Candidates can check the subjects covered in the NEXT syllabus for papers 1 & 2 from the table below.

Paper -1Medicine & allied subjects, Pediatrics and Ophthalmology, Surgery & allied subjects, Otorhinolaryngology, and Obstetrics &Gynecology
Paper -2obstetrics and gynecology and Otorhinolaryngology, Surgery and allied subjects, including applied aspects these subjects covered inthe I, II, and III MBBS programme

NExT Admit Card 2024

Candidates who registered successfully for the exam will be able to download the admit card from the official website of NMC NExT. The authority will release the NExT Hall ticket 2023 for mock/ practice test on 21st July 2023. The admit card will be available in online mode only.

The admit card will comprise the details related to the exam such as the candidate’s name, roll number, exam timing, exam venue, etc. Candidates must bring the admit card with them while appearing for the NExTmock test. The authority will not allow any candidate to sit in the exam without a valid admit card and ID proof.

NExT Exam Result 2023

The official date for the NExT 2023 result has not been announced yet. However, it is expected that the NExTscorecard 2023 for practice /mock test will be available from July / August 2023. The result will be announced separately for computer- based test& practical or clinical/ viva voce.

Candidates who are going to appear in the exam will be allowed to check results online on the official website. Candidates are advised to download their scorecards for future usage.

NExT Cutoff 2023

The NExTcutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to achieve to qualify for the exam. The qualifying criteria for both exams- NExT 1 and NExT2are different. The cutoff marks for NExT 1, will be 50% and for NExT Step 2 the passing criteria will be a satisfactory demonstration of skills which will be assessed and declared as a Pass /Fail result.


Which MBBS batch is applicable for NExT Exam?

The NExTexam will be applicable for the 2020batch onwards.

Is there any limit on the number of attempts for NExT?

No, there is no such limitation on the number of attempts in the exam.

What is the last date for NExT Application form 2023 submission?

The closing date for application submission is July 10,2023.

What is the NExT mock test 2023 date?

The NExT mock test is going to be held on July 28.

How long the NExT score will be valid?

The NExT score will be valid for five years.

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