NEET is one of the most competitive exams in the country and is intended for students looking to get into medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, and PG in both private and government medical colleges. The acronym NEET stands for National Entrance cum Eligibility Test. The Central Board of Secondary Education is in charge of governing the conduction of the exam across various sectors in the country with over 11 lakh applicants every year. The NEET exam is an offline based objective type question paper.
Until April 2016, we had the AIPMT exam which was taken as a measure to admit students into various medical courses in the country. AIPMT stood for All India Pre-Medical test. But on the date of April 28th, 2016, the supreme court of India converted the two exams of AIPMT into one exam, NEET. This reform was done 3 days before the AIPMT 2016, which created a lot of confusion for the students performing the exam that year.
For a student looking to appear for the NEET exam, there are certain steps the candidate needs to follow. Once the application form for the NEET exam has been released, candidates must submit the application form before the last date of the receipt of the application fee. Students must then download the NEET Admit card once it has been released. With the admit card students can appear for the NEET exam and give their best.
Statistics have shown that in 2016 that the number of students who have applied for NEET was 7.5 lakhs with 56,000 seats available to students. Of the 7.5 lakhs, only about 7.2 lakhs candidates actually wrote the exam. Whereas in 2017, with over 11.5 lakh students have applied for the exam with 55,000 vacancies only 11.2 lakh students actually appeared for the exam.
To write the NEET exam there are certain NEET Eligibility criteria which factor in deciding if you are eligible for the entrance to a medical course using your NEET score. Factors like Nationality, Age, Class 12 Marks/Qualification, Year of Passing and some other factors.
The NEET Syllabus pattern is divided into the 3 concerning subjects:
Biology (Botany & Zoology)
The syllabus is the common syllabus given out by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
With 180 MCQ questions and a time frame of 3 hours (180 minutes), gives candidates 1 minute to answer every question if divided equally.