NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the ultimate stepping stone toward your dream of joining a prestigious medical college.
It is extremely important not only to pass the NEET exam but to secure a good rank to get admission into the top government and private college in India. Every year lakhs of students appear for the NEET exam hoping to get admission into their dream college but only some achieve this dream.
Preparing for NEET can be both exciting and challenging. It requires immense dedication and hard work to crack NEET but even though it might seem tough for upcoming NEET exam 2024, it is not impossible to score well in the exam with the right guidance.
So, whether it is your first attempt or not if you are looking for a helping hand, you have come to the right place. This article will act as a extensive guide to all your NEET-related queries. So, let’s begin our venture toward your NEET success.
Why NEET Is So Important?
NEET is the only qualifying entrance exam for medical aspirants to get admission into the top government and private colleges in India such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on an annual basis for MBBS, dental, AYUSH, and nursing courses.
NEET Eligibility Criteria:
The candidates who comply with the following eligibility criteria can apply for NEET exam.
Age Limit: The candidate must be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. There is no upper age limit.
Educational Qualification: Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with the minimum aggregate score of 50% for General candidates (45% for PWD, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) are eligible.
Nationality: The candidates must be an Indian citizen, or NRI, or person with Indian origin, or an overseas citizen of India.
How to Register for NEET?
To apply for the NEET exam, follow the below steps-
- Visit the NTA official website – neet.nta.nic.in.
- Click on the NTA NEET registration link.
- Generate Login credentials.
- Fill in the NEET exam application.
- Pay the application fee and submit the form.
- Take a printout for future reference.
NEET Exam Pattern
The NEET exam follows the below pattern for all of its courses:
Mode of Exam: Offline mode (pen and paper-based)
Duration of the exam: 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Number of Questions in the Exam: 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Subject and Marks Distribution: The exam consists of 4 sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with each section consisting of 45 questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Language of Exam: The exam will be conducted in 11 languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
The syllabus of the NEET exam revolves around the NCERT syllabus of the 11th and 12th classes. Following are the units comprised in the NEET exam.
NEET Syllabus for Physics
NEET Syllabus for Chemistry
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Environmental Chemistry||Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life|
Biology NEET Syllabus
Best Preparation Tips for NEET Examination
Preparing for the NEET exam requires a well-rounded approach.
- Understand the Exam Structure
Familiarizing yourself with the exam pattern will give direction and a head start to you preparation. It will help you understand what should be your focus of study.
- Plan A Strategy
Planning a realistic strategy and scheduling your time will help you prepare for your exam in efficient and organized manner.
- Prepare Notes from the Beginning
Start preparing notes in your own word from the beginning of the session so that you can get a deeper understanding of the concepts and by the time you are done, you can also use them to revise.
- Attempt Previous Papers
Attempting previous years’ papers will help you understand the trend of question asked in NEET while also giving you an insight into the exam format.
- Practice Sample Papers and Mock Tests
Practice makes you perfect! Solving sample papers and mock test will clear your concepts while preparing you for the actual exam by familiarizing you with the exam pattern.
- Follow Trust Worthy Resources
Don’t go through many books rather, follow a few trustworthy resources and NEET books and perfect them throughout your preparation for NEET UG exam. Especially avoid referring new books at the later phase to avoid confusion.
- Stay Updated
Always stay updated regarding the latest changes and news on the NEET exam, to avoid any last time complication.
Consistent efforts, perseverance and confidence are the key to success in the NEET exam. With these tips and well-structured preparation, you will efficiently find your way into your dream college and course.
All the Very Best!
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