Facts All Medical Aspirants Must Know About NEET

The NEET or National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is a national level entrance examination for aspirants wishful to be a doctor and study medicine.

The examination is of 3 categories:

  • Undergraduate

  • Graduate

  • Postgraduate

So far, not any national level examination has been in news bulletin as much as the NEETs. You can say that it is one of the most controversial examinations as yet. In the year 2013, the NEET was crushed from conducting all types of combined medical entrance tests but well along was reinstated to its former position in the year 2016.

Everything you need to know about NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test)
At the moment, NEET is the national level medical entrance examination, held every single year to provide admission to the students for MBBS and BDS courses in the universities of their choice. It’s known as one of the toughest tests in the country. So, here are some of the most significant facts you should know about NEET - right now.

  • At the moment, NEET has substituted AIPMT and State Level Exams. Before it came into existence, there were more than a few state level exams as well as a national level exam known as AIPMT that was the most noticeable doorway of taking admittance in worth mentioning universities for MBBS and BDS. However, far along, the examination format encountered several concerns, which impelled CBSE to change the pattern at the end. As follows, it replaced all the tests with one combined examination called NEET.

  • However, there are more than a few Medical Institutes in India that have taken Stay Orders from the Court of law. These colleges have been conducting ‘Private Entrance Tests’ for Admittances to the MBBS and BDS Courses.

  • Although a small number of colleges have a complaint against this step of CBSE and have determined to take a stay against this judgment, maximum medical colleges have applauded this initiative and received it with open arms. So now, you don’t need to recall the application dates of numerous entrance examinations. All you need to recall is NEET application form date and carry on in view of that. So, keep a close eye on that and relish a delightful experience.

  • National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is not an exam for which you can prepare in a month or two and expect outstanding results. It won’t work like that. The syllabus of NEET is so wide-ranging that it’s nearly impossible to complete it in a couple of months. Not like any other exam; you cannot clear NEET by learning and remembering answers. The preparation for this test calls for having clear conceptions, theories and loads of practice. Not one person knows what kind of questions will be asked in the question paper. So instead of doing the estimation and guesswork, concentrate on practicing quite a lot of questions. It will not just increase your speed but would also help you acquire self-confidence. And that is something you’ll need a lot all through your NEET test.

  • The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test takes account of 180 objective type questions: 45 questions for each segment including Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Botany + Zoology). The overall period of the examination is 180 minutes. With each right answer, the applicant earns 4 marks. Moreover, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for every single wrong answer. No marks will be assigned to the questions with unmarked answers.

  • The maximum age to apply for NEET is 25 years for General applicants and 30 years for the candidates belonging to reserved category.

  • The marks gained in the Higher Secondary Board Examinations by the students are taken into account only for setting the eligibility to seek out admission into a Medical University. The Board Marks are not counted in the ‘cut off’ scores for admittance into the Medical/Dental College.


So, if studying any Graduate Medical Course, Post Graduate Courses or Dental Course is your dream, then you’ll have to appear for the NEET Exam. And now you must have acquired a fair impression of what is NEET all about, and what type of preparation you need to begin with. So, be all set!

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