The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill got the Presidential assent on 8th August 2019, facilitating way for extensive reform of medical education and the long-awaited replacement of Medical Council of India with a new regulator National Medical Commission (NMC). Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told that the NMC would be set up in six months and the proposed national exit test would be rolled out in three years.
“The final year MBBS exam will serve as the National Exit Test under the new NMC law. It will serve three purposes — licensiate exam for MBBS passouts; PG entrance; and entrance test for foreign medical graduates. Exit test will be objective type,” as briefed by Mr.Harsh Vardhan.