The NEET exam is one of the essential medical entrance exams that are being conducted in India every year. And it is also one of the hardest one to crack. The exam is conducted by the NTA who is also known as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and any of the students who are willing to get admitted in any of the undergraduate examinations for pursuing MBBS, Ayush or BDS need to appear for this examination. The NEET examination has been made mandatory by the Government of Indian for any students who are willing to undertake any medical courses in India or abroad.
Apart from being the hardest test, the NEET examination is the only medical entrance exam test option for the students who are looking forward to undertaking admission in any medical college or institutions for pursuing their medical courses. And out of all the students who appear for the exams, only 45% of students can successfully make through the examination every year. So, the students who are willing to undertake the examination need to have a robust preparation for cracking the examination. And if they can’t crack the examination, they have two choices, which is either to reappear for the test by waiting for one year while they prepare themselves or drop the dream of becoming a medical student.
So, here we have come up with a few tips that will help you understand better about the various procedures of NEET examination so that you can prepare for the best.
A few changes made in NEET recently
As per the new rules and regulation that has been circulated by the HRD, there are few changes made to the rules and regulations of the National Test Agency. Such as, the examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency from this year onwards. And the examination will be held only once a year. This year, the examination will be conducted on the 5th of June, 2019, therefore one can expect the NEET admit card to be available at least two weeks before that. But there have been no changes made to the question formats, syllabus, fees, and the languages.
The number of candidates who will appear for the examination
As per the reports of last years, around 13.26 lakhs students from over 778 colleges have appeared for the examination out of which 90,000 students have successfully made it through including MBBS and BDS. The exam was conducted across 136 different cities of Indian in more than 11 languages.
Eligibility criteria for applying for the test
There are a few essential things that you should know about the NEET examination before you apply for the examination. The essential parts of the examination remain in the:
- NEET eligibility criteria test
- NEET 2019 pattern
- NEET Exam syllabus 2019
Before you apply for the test, it is essential that you have thoroughly gone through these three because these three are the essential aspects of the examination which you can’t afford to miss. The eligibility criteria for the students who can appear for the examination have been dived into five different parts which are the:
- NEET Eligibility Marks 2019
- Required NEET Qualification
- NEET Age Limit
- Nationality & Citizenship
- NEET Attempt Limit
It is essential that you fall under the five categories mentioned above if you want to crack the examination successfully.
The pattern of the examination has remained unchanged for years now. The entrance test will be conducted in one single paper which will consist of 180 objective based questions. The question paper will cover three essential subjects which are Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. The biology section will consist of Botany as well as Zoology. The only mode for appearing for the test is through offline mode. The total marks for the examination are 720 including all the three subjects. Each of the three subjects consists of 240 marks each. The candidate will get four marks for every successful attempt and will be deducted one mark for each wrong answer.