58% of applicants fail Nepal doctors’ licence test

Nearly 58 per cent of the applicants have failed the country’s doctors’ licence test this year.

Nepal Medical Council, the regulatory agency of medical professionals, says 2,060 applicants attended the tests held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But, only, 863 people passed, according to the council registrar Dr Krishna Adhikari.

While 1,176 (57.68 per cent) failed, 21 were absent.

Among the MBBS graduates, the pass percentage is 43.4 per cent whereas, among the BDS graduates, it is 34.64 per cent.