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National Medical Commission (NMC)

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  • March 11, 2022
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National Medical Commission (NMC)

Part of: Prelims and GS-II Health

Context:  National Medical Commission (NMC) recently removed the upper age limit for appearing in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) [NEET-UG].

National Medical Commission (NMC)

  • National Medical Commission (NMC) is an Indian regulatory body of 33 members which regulates medical education and medical professionals. 
  • It replaced the Medical Council of India on 25 September 2020.
  • The Commission grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice and assesses the medical infrastructure in India.

About National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

  • It is an all-India pre-medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.
  • The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

News Source: TH

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