The National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination is also known as "NEET". It is a common entrance examination for the medical aspirants. NEET is conducted to determine the qualification or the eligibility of the students to get admission for MBBS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized medical colleges in India and abroad.
With the enforcement of the National Medical Council Act, 2019, from 2020 onwards, the NEET exam has become a mandatory entrance examination to get MBBS admissions to all the medical institutions. This includes the admissions to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry.
NEET examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA is an independent organization established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI). NTA takes care of all the NEET exam requirements, from student's registrations to conducting the examination, then the Result declaration.
NEET is the only medical entrance examination in India which makes it an important exam to get into any medical schools in India and abroad.
The Eligibility for appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test to be able to get into any medical institute in Indian and abroad is to have at least 50% marks in 12th in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and the candidate must be at least 17 years of age.
Eligibility Criteria differ for a different category.
NEET Exam is conducted by NTA. The question paper will have 180 questions that carry four marks each. The topics for the paper are taken from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to which Biology is divided into two sections that include Botany and Zoology.
The candidates must know that they have three hours to answer all the questions. The marking for the exam depends on their attempt. To every correct answer, four marks for each question will be given. In case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. If the candidate does not attempt any question, no marks will be allotted/deducted.
Being the only entrance examination in India, the competition can be high and tough. However, it all depends on the candidate's preparation.
Mentioned below are some of the benefits of NEET:
With NEET being the only medical entrance examination in India, it prevents the private medical colleges from conducting any entrance examination of its own. NEET also prevents private universities from admitting students who do not qualify to pursue Medical.
The NEET entrance exam helps the medical aspirants to pursue medical courses or MBBS from Abroad.
Qualifying NEET with high scores and secure a good rank in the All India Merit List enables the students to get a seat into the most prestigious medical college in the country.
The introduction of NEET exam helps in uniform admission to any medical college, admissions to medical universities is only through NEET qualification.
Qualifying NEET will also help the students acquire a medical seat abroad without giving any other entrance exam.