NMC Update: NExT Exam Deferred and Mock Test Cancelled
According to the latest notification released by the National Medical Commission (NMC), the National Exit Exam (NExT) has been deferred until further notice from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The notification released by NMC stated, “All the stakeholders are hereby informed that the National Exit Test (NEXT) examination is deferred on the advice of the Ministry, dated 11.07.2023, till further directions from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Dr. Pulkesh Kumar) Secretary, NMC.”
Deferring the NExT exam created a lot of confusion in the minds of students regarding the upcoming changes, mock/practice tests, rescheduling of mock exams, mock exam paid fees, refunds, and much more.
In reference to the above news, AIIMS released a notification on 18th July 2023, confirming the cancellation of the NExT mock/practice test which was scheduled for 28th July 2023. The notification released by the AIIMS stated, “It is hereby informed that as per the communication received from NMC and the decision of the competent authority, the Mock/Practical Test of the National Exit Test (NExT) scheduled to be held on 28th July 2023 stands cancelled.”
The notification stated above was also released by AIIMS in reference to its previous NExT mock test notice stating “In reference to Notice No. 124/2023 dated 26th June 2023, the online applications were invited from 28th June 2023 for Mock/ Practice National Exit Test (NExT) on behalf of the National Medical Commission (NMC) from Final Year students pursuing MBBS courses in Medical Colleges/Institutes in India.”
The application fee for the mock test was fixed at Rs. 2000 for the General and OBC category candidates, whereas, for SC, ST, and EWS candidates, the application fee was Rs. 1000. No application fee was charged from the PwD candidates who registered for the mock test.
After cancelling the NExT mock/practice test, AIIMS initiated the refund process for the candidates who had registered and paid the fees. Also, the AIIMS notified that the registration cost will be returned in due course to the appropriate account from which payment has been made.
AIIMS confirmed the refund process through another notification stating “The refund process of registration fees of candidates who have registered and paid fees for the Mock/Practice National Exit Test (NExT) has been initiated, and the registration fee will be refunded in due course of time in the respective account from which payment was made.”
The notification released by AIIMS on its official website cleared all the confusion and questions regarding the Mock Test.
We’ll keep you updated with the upcoming NMC guidelines or news regarding the NExT exam and the AIIMS NExT mock test.