NMC Bill approved by the Cabinet to amend NEXT to unify all entrance procedures for medical courses


National Medical Commission Bill to amend NEXT (common MBBS exit exam).NEXT will be used for entrance into postgraduate medical courses, and act as a screening test for foreign medical graduates. The current Medical Council of India would be replaced by a National Medical Commission. The NMC will have four autonomous boards: Undergraduate Medical Education Board, Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, and Ethics and Medical Registration Board. It will also be responsible for regulating fees and all other charges for half the seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. The NMC Bill proposes to unify all entrance procedures for medical courses. NEXT, as well as NEET (the common entrance test for MBBS admissions) as well as admission counseling will now apply to AIIMS and other institutes .