Confused about NEXT exam? Find every detail here

The Government of India passed an NMC Bill in 2019. According to that, every MBBS graduate needs to appear for an exit examination. This exam will be held at a national level and will be called the National Exit Test(NEXT). The government has brought this exam with an aim to standardize medical education. This exam will be held in online mode and after clearing this examination, the student will get the license to practice as a doctor. 


Those who want to pursue postgraduation need to qualify in the NEXT examination. The students who have completed their medical studies abroad are required to appear for this examination. The main purpose of this exam is to test the skill set of the graduates. Everything the MBBS graduates have learned in the course and internship will be examined. 


The NEXT exam will be held in two parts, NEXT-1 and NEXT-2.

The first part of the examination will be held 15 to 30 days after appearing for the university’s final examination. The qualified students need to intern for 10 months. Then, the second part of the examination will be held after completing the internship.


The NEXT examination will negate the need for three examinations. These includes 

  • NEET-PG( exam for PG admissions)
  • Recruitment exam for Central Health Services
  • Foreign Graduate Medical Examination (FMGE)


Implementation of NEXT examination will surely change the view of medical exams. Here’s every detail you might want to read about this exam.