Akash Institute NEET 2013 – Aakash Press Release

NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) has been proposed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India and Medical Council of India (MCI) for Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Medical Courses like MBBS, BDS etc. and Post Graduate (NEET-PG) Medical Courses like M.S., M.D. etc. NEET-UG implies that there will be one entrance test for all the medical aspirants across the country which all the medical and dental colleges in government and private sectors countrywide have to comply with and allot seats in MBBS and BDS courses to students based on merit secured in NEET from the next academic year (2013-14); currently, India has 271 Medical Colleges (138 Govt. Colleges + 133 Private Colleges), offering a total of over 31,000 MBBS seats. After facing quite a no. of roadblocks for a long period, gazette has been passed finally in favour of the NEET for the MBBS and BDS and the date for the 1st exam is out, as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made the official announcement on 12th September 2012. The 1st NEET will be held on 5th May 2013 and the application forms shall be available in 2nd week of November 2012. A maximum of 10 – 11 Lac students may appear in the first NEET to be held in May, 2013.

NEET Pattern – Proposed
The total number of questions proposed by the exam conducting body shall be a total of 180 questions. Out of which 45 questions each will be there from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology respectively. The duration given for test will be of 3 hours. There will be 1/4th negative marking.

Impact of NEET
NEET shall replace:
• All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT – the national level medical entrance test for MBBS courses), which till 2012 will be used for admissions into 15% seats of all government medical colleges except that of in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
• All individual MBBS entrance exams, which are being organized individually by state or colleges themselves (e.g. AFMC, OJEE, EAMCET, Delhi-PMT, UP-CPMT, UT-PMT, R-PMT, HR-PMT, WB-JEE, JK-CET etc.).
• The government is yet to take a decision on adopting NEET for admission to other allied medical courses viz. veterinary, agriculture, horticulture, nursing courses etc.

Benefits of NEET:
• One common examination for admission into almost all of the MBBS colleges in India.
• No need to apply for several entrance examinations.
• The students will be free and relaxed after appearing in only one exam.
• Stress-level will be considerably reduced which otherwise used to be there due to various entrance examinations spread over a period of three months (April-May-June).
• Substantial financial savings for parents.

Suggestions for NEET Preparation:
• As the exam is being conducted by CBSE therefore thorough reading of NCERT is a must. The content of NCERT books should be read completely and figures given should be understood minutely. Student must solve the exercises given in the NCERT.
• NEET will have 180 questions with 3 hours time, so accordingly time management practice should be done by writing mock tests. A student would be required to solve each question in a minute’s time, so a practice of atleast 15-20 full length tests before taking the actual exam would prove to be most beneficial.
• There are some differences in the CBSE syllabus for class XI and XII compared to NEET. A close comparison of syllabus must be done.
• Going through the previous year AIPMT exam papers will help as it is expected to be of the same level



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