With the approval of the Supreme Court to put an end to the state level medical entrance examinations, the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for making a career in medicine seems to lay a few steps ahead. However, it is hard to deny that the decision has confounded the minds of the students that have been preparing for the entrance examinations with a different viewpoint in mind. However, they have to get a clear idea about the examination and its components instead of getting prepossessed with clueless ideas and vision.

 NEET Examination at a glance

 NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a qualifying entrance test conducted pan-India for students aspiring to pursue any medical courses at the graduate level like MBBS and BDS and also for some postgraduate courses in few selected medical colleges in India. For the graduate level courses, students passing out of grade XII School or equivalent from the Science Stream (with PCB combination) can appear for this test.

NEET  2017 Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern of NEET 2017 exam is mentioned below:

  • Exam Mode: The NEET will be conducted on 7th May 2017 through pen & paper mode.
  • No. & Type of Question: In NEET exam pattern there will be 180 objective type questions will be asked.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the entrance exam will be three hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for incorrect response.

Paper and Marking Criteria

  • Unraveling the examination

There are 4 sections of 45 questions each, with individual sections dedicated to testing the skills of the students in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology respectively. The paper carries 4 marks to each correct answer, totaling to 720 marks in all.

Result of the NEET entrance examination

According to the Supreme Court, the level of this examination will be higher than the combined medical entrance examinations that were conducted separately.  The candidates that are keen to establish a career in the field of medicine can now prepare for a single examination or NEET regardless of the state level syllabus that they have followed for establishing their aim. However, the differences in the syllabus of this entrance examination when compared with those that were held at the state level and for the private medical colleges will not be an issue of concern for the students. Therefore these online prep tests prepare the students holistically, which not only enhances their knowledge but also gives them an idea of what the real time exams are like.

Things to remember

The students that have been left in a confused state of mind with the introduction of this single medical entrance test can now breathe free and move ahead with their preparations. In states such as Tamilnadu, wherein there was no entrance examination for taking admission into a medical course might encounter little difficulties with the subjects and the contents of the examination. The crux is that no major changes have taken place as far as the syllabus of the medical and dental entrance examinations are concerned and the students can set to make a comeback with their aims of achieving the best.

Wish You Good Luck and Happy Learning!!

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