The National Medical Commission (NMC) has withdrawn the decision to reduce the passing marks in MBBS subjects consisting of two papers to 40 percent. The Commission has said that amendment in the Curriculum Based Medical Education (CBME) guidelines is not possible. NMC had issued the notification of amendment in CBME guidelines in the month of September. According to the amendment, the passing marks in subjects having two papers in MBBS was reduced from 50 percent to 40 percent. “To pass in subjects having two papers, a student will have to obtain a minimum of 40 per cent marks in aggregate (both papers together),” the amendment said.
Referring to the new amendment, in the new notice issued this week, the Commission said, “After careful consideration of this subject, it has been decided that retrospective effect is not possible in this regard.”
NMC had notified CBME Guidelines 2023 on August 1. New rules for MBBS curriculum, admission process and academic calendar were mentioned in the guidelines.
Earlier, to pass any one subject in MBBS, a student had to score 50 percent marks separately in both theory and practical in the examination conducted by the university. But after the amendment, MBBS students have to obtain 50 percent aggregate marks. The ratio of practical and theory in university exam should be 60:40 or 40:60.
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Many changes in MBBS studies from next year
MBBS students taking admission in MMBBS from 2024-29 batch will have to face changes in studies. NMC (National Medical Council) has issued new guidelines regarding MBBS studies. Under this, now 21 subjects will be taught in MBBS instead of 24. Under this, the subjects of TB and Chest, PMR and Emergency Medicine have been abolished.
According to the new rule, there will not be more than 150 MBBS seats in new medical colleges starting from the 2024-25 academic session.
Must pass MBBS in maximum 10 years
Till now there was no time limit for passing MBBS first year, so its time limit has been fixed in the new NMC guidelines. According to the new guidelines, MBBS first year will have to be passed in a maximum of 4 years, whereas earlier there was no limit on the number of years to pass it. An MBBS student will have to complete MBBS studies in a maximum of 10 years. Otherwise NMC will let his dream of becoming a doctor remain a dream.