NEXT Exam: NMC Warns of Fake Notice Circulating Online

NEXT Exam: NMC Warns of Fake Notice Circulating Online

There has been a notice circulating online, that claims to be by the prestigious National Medical Commission (NMC). The Commission has busted it to be a fake document circulating online.

Claims of the Notice

This notice claims to have the updated syllabus as well as subject-wise marks distribution. Regarding that, the notice reads that the subjects and marks distribution will witness changes, which the candidates need to follow. 

The claim made by the notice is that the clinical subjects will have disproportionately more marks than pre and para-clinical disciplines. Taking of subjects, the notice reads that all the 19 subjects that make up the MCI curriculum will also be a part of the NEXT Exam syllabus.

Further, the fake notice lays down that there will be a total of 240 questions (MCQs), with 4 marks being awarded for every correct answer and a -1 mark for every incorrect one. There shall be no deductions for questions left blank.

Fake Claims Made

The National Medical Commission (NMC) debunked the notice, calling it ‘fake’. Mentioned below are the actual facts regarding the NEXT Exam.

  • The actual number of questions in this exam is 540, as earlier announced by the NMC earlier.
  • According to the latest genuine and authentic reports, the subjects that make up the syllabus of the NEXT Exam include Medical and Allied, Surgery and Allied, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology and not the 19 clinical, pre, and para clinical subjects.

The facts regarding the marking scheme and the December 2022 exam date is the only genuine aspect in this otherwise “fake” notice.

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