NEET exams are one of the most crucial exams in the life of a medical aspirant. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test commonly known as NEET was conducted by the Central Board for Secondary Education(CBSE) up till 2018. From 2019 onwards, NEET shall be conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency)
Formerly known as All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), NEET exams are the single entrance exams for students to get admissions into medical courses, dental courses in both private and government dental and medical colleges. NEET-UG(Undergraduate) which is a pen-paper test replaced the AIPMT in 2013 across all the states except Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as these 2 states do not participate in NEET. Every year 13 lakh students register to appear for exams, last year the NEET-UG was conducted on 6th May, 2018 and results were out by 4th June. NEET 2019 is being conducted on 5th May. The exam is carried out in various languages such as English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarathi etc.
Any student who is an Indian citizen, NRI or foreign candidate, PIO, OCI, with minimum age limit of 17 years as on 31st December, 2019 and a maximum of 25 years of age under the unreserved category with the following minimum aggregate marks in PCB stream for Class 12th – UR:50%,
OBC/SC/ST: 40%, PWD: 45% from a recognized board of education is eligible to take up NEET Exams.
Structure Of Exam Pattern
- It is a 3 hour exam and score ranges from a minimum of -180 to a maximum of +720. These exams test skills of students in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany.
- Paper consists of 720 marks maximum, 180 questions, question type being MCQs(Multiple choice questions). 4 marks are awarded to the correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer. No marks are deducted if the question is left unattempted
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- Answers are shaded in the OMR sheet given, you cannot shade more than one region
How to apply for NEET Exams?
Follow these steps to appear for NEET exams:
- Register on the official NEET website to access admission ticket
- Fill up the application form
- Upload the required documents
- Make the payment via prescribed modes
- Check for correctness of information entered and confirm the page
- Take a print out and keep it safely. This confirmation page is not to be sent to the board
- Hall tickets are usually released in the month of April via online mode
- Take a print, affix your photo, check for correctness and contact officials in case of difference in information
- Carry admit card in exam hall, failing which you will not be allowed to appear for exams
Students appearing for exams follow NEET syllabus which is prescribed by the Board. It covers all the topics covered in class 11 and 12 for Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. NTA releases mock papers based on NEET syllabus to be practiced by students to get an idea of the question paper pattern. It reduces anxiety amongst students and boosts their morale.
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