NMC: Over 71 Percent Students Fail to Clear Licensing Exam

According to NMC Chairman Dharma Kanta Baskota, usually, only 20 to 25 percent of students who write the exam secure pass marks!
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NMC: Over 71 Percent Students Fail to Clear Licensing Exam

In an alarming declaration made by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC), more than 71 percent of medical students in Nepal failed their licensing examination held on August 11, 2018.

This appalling percentage includes aspiring doctors and dentists who passed MBBS and BDS examinations from Nepal medical institutions and other countries.

Their failure in this examination bars them from practicing medicine in Nepal, as of now.

Students Performance in NMC Licensing Examination:
Following are the statistics:

  • 912 MBBS and BDS applied for the examination conducted out of 903 who appeared for the exam
  • Only 262 persons passed the examination which resulted in a 29 percent success rate
  • According to NMC Chairman Dharma Kanta Baskota, usually, only 20 to 25 percent of students who write the exam secure pass marks
  • More than 60 percent of the applicants are students who had failed to succeed in their previous attempt
  • NMC permits the aspirants to make innumerable attempts until they pass the exam
  • Out of the 903 applicants who wrote their exam, 500 students were re-attempting their exam
  • 150 students were fresh Nepali graduates while the remaining 350 were fresh graduates from other countries
  • According to Baskota, usually, over 80 percent of foreign medical students fail their licensing exams, whereas 80 percent of the Nepali medical students pass their exam

About NMC:
NMC is a statutory Nepali body that governs medical education and regulates the registration of doctors in Nepal. The results of the NMA-conducted exams are published on the same day as the examination. These exams are conducted at an interval of every four months.

Conclusion:
We hope that the new Nepal medical education reforms will be able to provide quality education to these students and gradually improve their performance in the field.

August 13, 2018 |

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