NEET is National Eligibility and Entrance Test which is held every year for students to seek admission into MBBS/BDS courses in India.(except AIIMS & JIPMER). All seats (MBBS/BDS) of any medical/dental college are filled by the score of NEET examination only.

NEET 2017 can be written in 8 regional languages including English, Tamil, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu.


Why NEET??

The NEET is necessary for the following reasons: One, multiple examinations are often held on overlapping dates; there is rampant malpractice in admissions where merit is of little consequence; and the abysmally poor standards of knowledge, particularly in science subjects, are largely reflective of the poor standards of the high school education system in the country.


ELIGIBILITY

The NEET exam eligibility are

•   Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG)

•   He/She has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S. /B.D.S. course.

•   The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats in Medical/Dental Colleges run by the Union of India, State Government, Municipal and other local authorities in India except in the State of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination.

•   Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes.

•   The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

•   In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% for General Candidates.

•   Further, for persons for locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.

•   Those who are appearing Class XII examination in 2015 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.


How will you crack NEET?

•   Know the syllabus of the examination well: The very first thing that candidates should know is the complete syllabus of the particular exam. Since we know NEET exam covers NCERT syllabus as well. You can compare the syllabus with your Board exam syllabus. It is beneficial for you if there are common chapters as you will not need to prepare them separately. This will give you ample time to concentrate on the parts of the syllabus that are not covered.

•   Make a schedule of study for the week: Until and unless you make a complete and thorough schedule of the way you want to study, you will not be able to complete the syllabus. Plan for the week in advance. Figure out chapters that you need to prepare from the beginning and chapters that will need only revision. Working in this manner will help you cover all parts of the syllabus uniformly. Allot time for each segment and try and maintain that.

•   Work on weaker areas: It might happen that you are very strong in one subject and weak in the other. Do not feel disheartened by the same. Try and work hard more on the weaker areas to strengthen them. If required, take help from a friend or senior or take extra classes for the subject. This will help in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.

•   Practice mock test papers: One of the greatest hurdles of the NEET-UG examination is the time limitation. Candidates have to finish 180 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours). It means they can give a maximum of 1 minute per question. Time management is a mandatory skill that is required for this exam. While practicing at home, make sure that you keep the time limitation in mind. Try to solve the questions in lesser time so that you have some time for final revision as well.

•   Do not fall for guesswork: Many candidates have the tendency of applying guesswork to questions they don't know. However, it might prove risky in this case as there is negative marking for a wrong answer. It is recommended to leave a question completely if you do not know the right answer