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MBBS Exit Exam

Exit exam (MCI Screening Test, also known as FMGE-Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) is expected to be one common exam for all medical graduates (Indian Medical Graduates and Foreign Medical Graduates also) from December 2016, this exam will be known as NEET-PG.

FMGE/MCI Screening Test : FMGE, a screening test recognized by the MCI, was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students holding medical degrees from other countries and intending to practice medicine in India. The health ministry is now considering using FMGE as a benchmark for all MBBS doctors and this will be called as Exit Exam.

Exit Exam : Exit exam is an exam for all medical graduates (Indian and Foreign), it is proposed many time but could not convert into decision so far. Purpose of this exam is to check eligibility of all medical graduates and considering their profile for practice in India. Status of this exam is still proposed only.

NEET – PG : The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India Basis and utilizing existing healthcare infrastructure for capacity building. National Board of Examinations conducts entry and exit examinations at Postgraduate and Post Doctoral level and licensing examinations as Screening Test for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications. NEET-PG is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses under ambit of Post Graduate Medical Regulations notified by Medical Council of India with approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified National Board of Examinations for conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduate courses.

Now centre is planning for this exam, this will be a common exam for all medical graduate, if this proposal is accepted by respective departments and central government, NEET – PG will replace FMGE/MCI Screening Test. As per the proposed NEET PG, it will be mandatory for all medical graduates to appear in this exam if they wish to practice in India or if they wish to pursue Post Graduation in India. More information will be available, once this proposal is approved and accepted.

Expected Effects of the new rules and policies (based on the news and articles)

  • All Indian Medical Graduates (Government or private medical college) will have to appear NEET-PG for practicing in India
  • All Indian Medical Graduates (Government or private medical college) will have to appear NEET-PG for PG Admission in India
  • All Foreign Medical Graduates (Passed out from any country, subject to eligibility fulfilment norms) will have to appear NEET-PG for practicing in India
  • All Foreign Medical Graduates (Passed out from any country, subject to eligibility fulfilment norms) will have to appear NEET-PG for PG Admission in India
  • There will be common exam for all medical graduates (Indian and Foreign), common merit will be prepared and admissions in PG will be based on merit. Those who qualify will be able to practice in India.

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