According to a new proposed amendment, in addition to NEXT, Exit Examination for MBBS level, combined counselling for admission in UG and PG levels and reservation of upto 50% of the seats of PG courses for Medical Officers will be introduced.
NEXT, if it is held will substitute three tests. These include (1) NEET PG which is currently conducted for postgraduate admissions, (2) Recruitment exam for Central Health Services, (3) Foreign Graduate Medical Examination (FMGE).
Government officials have presented another key point in favour of NEXT stating that it will act as an indicator for colleges. In other words, if a large number of students from a particular college clear NEXT then it will mean that the concerned college has good educational standards.