National Eligibility -cum-Entrance test: The Prologue

National Eligibility –Cum –Entrance test 2013 : THE PROLOGUE

As Proposed By the Ministry Of Human Resource, The National Eligibility cum entrance test(NEET) Is all set to replace The Individual medical entrances(Eg:AFMC,UPCPMT,D-PMT,R-PMT,H-PMT,JK-cet Etc.)As the students attempt to adapt To the redesigned concept , their Minds are already Full Of apprehensions and Confusions regarding The Unified pattern. So Heres a Quick Update on The same.

NEET-The Pattern
1) Total Number of questions: 180
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Biology 90

2) Duration Of the exam: 3hours(180 Minutes)
3) Negative Marking: -1/4

A total of 271 MBBS colleges have been listed by MCI, which will fall under the aegis of NEET 2013. These colleges will offer a total of 31,000 MBBS seats across India. The declared date for NEET 2013 is May 5 and the exam will be conducted by CBSE.

Qualifying Criteria: Qualifying Criterion has been changed from 50%of absolute marks in NEET to 50 Percentile in NEET to ensure that no seats remain unfilled.
Age eligibility: a) Minimum 17years at the time of admission
b) Upper age limit relaxed by 5years for SC/ST/OBC

No Of Attempts: A maximum of Three attempts

Paper Evaluation:
1. Marks in Biology section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
2. Marks in Chemistry section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
3. Marks in Physics section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
4. Total number of negative responses (Fewer negative responses will be placed higher in the rank)
5. Date of birth (older person will be placed higher in the rank).

NEET: Tentative Dates
A) Online Registration starts from: 1 dec’2012
B) Last date of receipt of confirmation page of
Online application form without late fee : 10 Jan 2013(Normal areas)
25 Jan 2013(remote areas)
C) Schedule for on-line submission of application with first late fee: Jan 10 To Jan 15, 2013
D) Last date of receipt of confirmation page of online application in CBSE with late fee : For Normal Areas: Jan 25, 2013
For Remote Areas: Feb 05, 2013
E) Schedule for on-line submission of application with second late fee :Jan 16-31st 2013
F) Last date of receipt of confirmation page of online application in CBSE With 2nd late fee: 10th Feb 2013
G) Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website : 15th -30th April
H) Date Of exam: 5th may
I) Result: 2nd week Of June

The Matter, Manner, Method: NEET 2013
1) As the Exam Is being conducted by CBSE, a thorough acquaintance with the NCERT’s is a Must. There must be ample emphasis On the Language and diagrams In the NCERT as most of the answers are NCERT picked lines.

2) You will have to answer 180 questions in three hours, so take mock tests in order to learn time management. A student will be required to solve each question in a minute’s time, so regular practice of at least 15-20 full length tests before taking the actual exam will prove beneficial.

3) NEET V/s CBSE: On closer Inspection Of the NEET syllabus, one would notice significant deviations from the CBSE core syllabus. A number add on topics (Which wont be found in our NCERT bibles) have been included in the NEET syllabus.These topics are Immensely Important(As well as SCORING) They must not be left out in any case. For example:
a)The domains of life by woese
b)Biological concept of species by mayr
c) 2nd and 3rd law of thermodynamics

4) Going through the previous year’s AIPMT exam papers will help, as NEET is expected to be of the same difficulty level.

5) Since there are 180 questions, swiftness would work to ones advantage. Its far more better to Cram up the formulas rather than sit and derive them. Students who do not need to face Boards, Should totally ignore the derivations.

6) Prescribed topics

Physics: Work, energy and power; gravitation; properties of bulk matter; thermodynamics; behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory; oscillations and waves; electrostatics; current electricity; magnetic effects of current and magnetism; electromagnetic induction and alternating currents; optics

Chemistry: Structure of atom; chemical bonding and molecular structure; equilibrium; organic chemistry – some basic principles and techniques; hydrocarbons; coordination compounds; biomolecules; polymers; surface chemistry

Biology: Structural organisation in animals and plants; cell structure and function; human physiology; genetics and evolution; biology and human welfare; biotechnology and its applications; ecology and environment

Also, the right dose of mental guidance is of utmost importance for students. A positive attitude and a calm disposition will definitely help you develop a stress free study environment. Panicking is never a solution; it just hampers the aspirant’s overall performance. So, let go of your worries and adopt a practical stance. React wisely to the amendments not just today, but also in the future.
The NEET aspirants must all be mentally prepared, they belong to the Guinea pig generation.The exam paper might be totally contrary to what is expected,But that shouldn’t be a reason to worry. Even if it’s a surprising(Or shocking) Paper,Just remember That its equally perplexing for All of them. Its Your patience and ability to handle emergencies,that’ll help you get closer to your doctor dreams.


For NEET Biology ,Refer to handbook of biology and Biology@Fingertips by Rahul Chawla.

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10 Responses to National Eligibility -cum-Entrance test: The Prologue

  1. kazmi fatima says:

    For chem. NCERT is enough or we have refer other books..?
    if other books are to be referred then please tell the name of the book ..??

  2. sayali says:

    plzzz tell me the reference books for biology

  3. For AIIMS is biology@fingertips and Handbook enough in bio?

  4. Anshika says:

    Thank You so much for this beneficial information!

  5. ashu says:

    Please tell me the reference books for physics.


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