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NExT mock test on July 28; registration closes on July 10

NExT mock test on July 28; registration closes on July 10 : AIIMS-New Delhi officials have announced the upcoming mock test for the National Exit Test (NExT), which is a common examination for MBBS students in India. The mock test, scheduled for July 28, is specifically designed for final-year students pursuing MBBS courses across the country. Approximately 100,000 students are expected to participate, and multiple centres will conduct the test throughout India.

NExT mock test

Test Paper Details:

While the actual NExT will consist of six theory papers, the mock test will only include two papers. The duration of each paper will be 3 and 3.5 hours, respectively. The first paper will cover medicine and allied subjects with 120 questions, while the second paper will focus on surgery and allied subjects with 140 questions. Students will receive one mark for each correct answer and face a deduction of -1/4 for every incorrect response.

The primary objective of the mock test is to familiarize students with the test format. However, officials stress that relying solely on memorizing previous years’ questions or using question banks will not be sufficient preparation.

The registration for the mock test is open until July 10, with different fees based on the category. General and OBC students are required to pay Rs 2,000, SC/ST/EWS students need to pay Rs 1,000, and there is no fee for persons with disabilities. The registration fee covers various expenses such as test center arrangements, invigilators, travel costs for staff, control room monitoring, and other logistical requirements.

As per the NMC regulations for NExT in 2023, students have the opportunity to improve their scores in NExT Step 1 through unlimited attempts after completing NExT Step 2. However, it is important to note that students cannot appear for NExT Step 1 to enhance their scores until they have completed NExT Step 2.