The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for UG, 2018 was held on the 6th of May, 2018. NEET is a single stage and an objective type test. The test is organised by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India. India’s Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The NEET is mandatory for all institutions except for AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
|Number of Candidates Applied for NEET||13,26,725|
|Number of Candidates Appeared||12,69,922|
|Number of Cities the Exam was held||136|
|Number of Exam Centres in India||2,255|
The NEET Exam is conducted in 11 Regional Languages at the moment; however, 76.96% of students undertook the test in English and 11.04% in Hindi. Most popular among the other regional languages were Gujarati (4.31%), Bengali (3.02%) and Kannada (2.06%).
The NEET Exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen – paper based mode only. The Students will be provided with an OMR sheet on which they are expected to fill in their answers. The Aspirant will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and will be redacted 1 mark for every wrong one.
The questions will be based on XI STD and XII STD syllabus assigned by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
Each Subject will carry 45 questions dedicated to them, totalling to 180 questions. A NEET aspirant has an opportunity of scoring upto 720 marks. The student will be provided 3 Hours to complete the paper. NEET 2018 was held at 2,255 centres across 136 cities in India.
Cracking NEET is only the first step in achieving your goal to become a Doctor. There are 476 institutions that offer MBBS and 309 institutions that offer BDS Courses in India. These institutions accommodate a total of 68,028 MBBS seats and 27,148 BDS seats. This means that there are 8 qualified candidates for each medical seat available in India.
The competition to get placed at decent medical institution is at an all-time high and is only expected to increase in the future. It is vital to understand the importance and the impact of the NEET score on the institution that your learn and the quality of education that you have access to in the UG stage.
If you understand the importance of NEET, work hard and start early, cracking NEET is a piece of cake. For any guidance and assistance for cracking NEET, get in touch with our experts now!