Medical Students wanting to pursue post-graduate courses may get relief as Union Health Ministry has proposed to scrap off NEET-PG. According to Union Health Ministry, final MBBS examination would be the criteria for admission to MD and MS programmes.
As told to PTI by official sources, the above amendments have been updated in the revised draft National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which would be sent to the Cabinet soon. These changes have been made under the directives given by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). According to fresh amendments, admission into the PG programmes will be on the basis of the results of the National Exit Test (NEXT), which would be held as a common exam across the country. So the candidates need not appear in a separate exam after clearing the MBBS final exam for admission to PG courses.