The National Entrance cum Eligibility Test popularly called NEET exam will go through some major changes from the year 2019. The exam is a national level medical entrance exam through which candidates can enroll into MBBS/BDS courses offered by the majority of colleges/universities in the country. Earlier the entrance exam was conducted annually by the CBSE but now this responsibility has been given to the National Testing Agency (NTA). From 2019 onwards, NTA will organize the NEET UG exam.
Not only this, the exam will be held in two sessions a year. That simply means that the NEET UG exam will be organized twice a year. This news came as a blessing to the students who failed to qualify the NEET exam by a few marks. Those candidates can now appear for the other session.
Highlights of the Major Changes in NEET UG examination
- The exam will be held twice a year from 2019 onwards.
- CBSE is not the NEET conducting authority anymore. NTA has replaced the CBSE.
- Students need not wait for a year to take the exam. No need to drop a year for NEET anymore.
- Candidates will have the choice to appear for the exam either in February session or in May session.
- Candidates will have the option to choose the result in which they have performed better.
NEET Exam Pattern
There are no changes in the exam pattern. The exam pattern of NEET remains same as mentioned-
- Exam Mode: Offline (Pen and Paper based)
- Duration: Three Hours
- Exam Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi and Telugu
- Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
- Types of Questions: Objective (MCQs)
- Marking Scheme: +4 marks will be awarded for the right answer
- Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
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NEET syllabus – What and How to prepare?
Students need not fret about the NEET syllabus. As per the authorities, so far the syllabus for NEET will remain the same i.e. curriculum of class 11th and 12th. Candidates can prepare for the NEET exam with the help of the relevant NCERT books. Here are some shot tips to prepare for the exam-
- Start the preparation with the NCERTs and then refer other books.
- Prepare a practical time table with achievable goals. Follow it regularly.
- Join a test series to simulate the environment of the exam.
- Solve and practice mock papers on a regular basis.
- Don’t neglect the revision aspect of the exam preparation.
- Avoid mugging up the topics. Analyze it and apply reasoning to understand the concept behind it.
- Avoid spending unnecessary time on social media.