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National Medical Commission Bill 2019 got President’s assent

Published on August 09, 2019
Current context: President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill on 9th August 2019.
National Medical Commission Bill 2019 got President’s assent 
  • The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 1st August 2019 and by Lok Sabha on 29th July 2019.
  • The 63-year-old Medical Commission of India has been alleged with corruption charges.
  • The bill contains the provision of setting up of a National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of the Medical Council of India for regulating medical education, professionals and institutions in India.
  • The bill seeks to establish a National Exit Test (NEXT), a common MBBS exam for admission to PG courses and obtaining a license.
  • Also, MBBS pass out students from foreign countries have to clear the exit exam to be eligible to practice in India.
  • The new commission set up under the bill has the power to determine fees in 50% private medical college seats.
  • Under the bill, the advice given by the states to the NMC is not bidding on it and also the centre can override any suggestion of the NMC.


Q.1 The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 seeks to establish which common test for MBBS students to take admission in PG courses?
a. National Medical Exam
b. National Medical Exit Test
c. National Exit Test
d. National Final Medical Test

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