NMC issued NExT Exam guidelines, sparking protests by medical aspirants.
Eligibility for NExT Exam: Completion of III MBBS/Final MBBS from an approved medical college.
NExT Step 1 will be a Theory Examination with MCQ-based questions conducted online.
NExT Step 1 Syllabus covers subjects from III MBBS/Final MBBS, including Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, and Ophthalmology.
NExT Step 2 will be a Practical/Clinical and Viva Voce Exam evaluating practical skills, clinical decision-making, and communication skills.
NExT Step 2 Syllabus includes subjects like Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, and PMR.
Both steps of the NExT Exam must be cleared within 10 years of joining the MBBS Course.
NExT Step 1 exam will be held twice a year in May and November, while Step 2 will be held regularly twice a year.