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Merger of National Exit Exam with Final year MBBS Exam
In a major development that would affect the doctors nationwide, the Rajya Sabha Committee decides merger of National Exit Exam with Final Year MBBS Exam.
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There was a debate brewing around the proposal of a common exit exam after MBBS. The committee has presented its recommendations:
- The Committee merged the National Licentiate Exam/NLE/Exit Exam with Final Year MBBS Exam and that its state level conduction.
- It stipulated that the Exam will be short question based. Also, it will be of the same level as the current final professional theory Exam.
- It separated PG NEET Exam from NLE. Seems like, it believes that one cannot treat with equivalence, a qualifying exam and a rating one.
- Further, it mentions that Medicos from Institutions on which NMC Bill is not applicable, will need to clear the national Licentiate Exam. Institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER etc fall in this bracket.
What it means?
The National Medical Commission Bill brought the National Licentiate Examination into existence in the Clause 15.
The Clause 15 became a major source of disagreement between the Doctors and the government, sometimes manifesting as street protests.
The Doctors opposed an additional Exam for practicing, while the government justified the move citing Uniformity in Medical Services across the nation.
With the announcement of merger of National Exit Exam with Final Year MBBS Exam, the committee shared some observations.
It admitted that NLE will create additional stress for the students. This holds especially for those who belong to weaker sections of society and states.
It mandates that the common test be conducted at the State level which will get integrated nationwide as the system strengthens.
In addition, the committee feels that combining the Licentiate Exam with the PG Entrance would make the students focus on the entrance test only. Gaining knowledge during their UG Years and Internship will take a back seat.
Hence, the existence of PG NEET continues till a mechanism involves that protects all interests.
Further, any State University/State Health university or any other suitable agency shall conduct the common final year MBBS examination.
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