The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is now the only entrance exam for medical and dental courses in the country. This makes it the most competitive medical entrance exam yet. In 2016, the government had decided with the Supreme Court to replace all state pre-medical tests with NEET (previously known as All India Pre Medical Test or AIPMT). This decision was taken with the intention to bring all medical colleges in the country under the purview of one single entrance exam. This change was brought about in 2016 and was also executed in that same year, although NEET 2016 was held in two phases as a result of the change. From this year onwards, NEET will be held in only one phase.
NEET is administered by the Central Board of School Education and so it is inevitable that the NEET syllabus is also taken from the CBSE 11th and 12th syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. While Physics and Chemistry syllabi are somewhat similar in both JEE Main and NEET, it is just a little bit tougher in JEE Main. This is one of the reasons why we see many students preparing for and appearing in both the exams.
In NEET, Biology carries the maximum marks with 360 out of a total of 720. It also happens to be the easiest subject to score in NEET because there is no room for tricky or complex questions. In Chemistry, it is highly scoring although a lot of students falter here as they tend to focus more on Physics during their preparation. Actually, Chemistry is a very scoring subject once you have the basics down to a T. For Physics, the trick is to learn the formulas thoroughly. The key thing to note here is that remembering formulas does not mean mugging them up. Make an effort to understand how the formulas are derived. Once you get that, you will find it easier to not only remember them but also to apply them.
Neet 2016 Paper Analysis by Embibe will help you see the solutions and also a complete analysis of the paper. This will give an in-depth insight into the trends of the questions set by CBSE in NEET, not just in the previous years and this year, but also in the years to come.
For those of you who appeared in this year’s exam, you can even check Jee Advanced Answer Key right here right now!
NEET is one of the toughest exams for undergraduate admissions in medical and dental courses in medical institutes in the country. There is no surprise, therefore, that it is a very feared exam. Many students are intimidated by the mere mention of the name of the exam. However, it is observed that AIIMS is far tougher than NEET. If you know the basics well in all the important chapters of NEET, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to crack NEET and land in some of the top medical institutes in the country!