7 Questions Medical Aspirants Frequently Ask about NEET

NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is an entrance examination that is conducted in India by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for students who aspire to study dental courses (BDS), medical courses (MBBS) and post-graduate medical courses (MS/MD) in private or government medical colleges in the country. Since this is a fresh step taken by the government, there’s a lot of chaos among the colleges with many taking stay orders against the exam and plenty of confusion among the students. This article answers some of the frequently asked questions asked by NEET candidates.

Where Can I Find NEET Application Form?

The most common question that many aspiring medical students ask is – ‘Where can I find NEET application form?’ You can find the application on the website www.aipmt.nic.in, fill it and submit it online. You can find guidelines about filling up the form under Clause 12 of Mode of Submission of Application Form as provided in the NEET Information Bulletin. After reading the bulletin carefully, keep all the required details ready to fill in the online form to avoid confusions or delays while filling the form.

If you need any assistance with filling the application for, you can seek assistance from the Facilitation Centres for application form submission during the working hours.

What Is the Syllabus to Be Followed for NEET?

The NEET question paper will be based on same syllabus that the Medical Council of India notified. You can find this under NEET Information Bulletin under Appendix X on the website www.neet.nic.in.  In simple words, there’s no change in syllabus or pattern of NEET and AIPMT.

Which Are the Institutions, Universities, and States Participating in NEET?

To fill up the medical seats under their control, the states that have given their consent to use the NEET merit list for MBBS/BDS admission are Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Manipur, Odisha, Meghalaya, Chandigarh, and Rajasthan. As for the institutes and universities, the University of Delhi, Hamdard University (Delhi), Banaras Hindu University (Uttar Pradesh), and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC Pune) have consented to the same.

Citing contention points like viability and effect on students with different education backgrounds, many colleges in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh have filed Supreme Court petitions to exempt from using the exam as an admission criteria.

Some colleges that are outside the purview of NEET are Jawarharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, and Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.

Against Which Seats Are Admissions Made Through NEET?

NEET is applicable for student admissions to All India Quota Seats, State Government Quota Seats (provided the state government has consented) and NRI, Management and Private Quota Seats in all private colleges and deemed universities.

What Will Be the Mode and Pattern of NEET?

NEET exam will be conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper test that candidates will have answer using ball point pens only. As for the pattern, the exam will have on paper with 180 objective questions (four choices with one correct answer). The subjects covered would be Biology (Botany and Zoology), Physics and Chemistry. The duration to solve this paper would be 3 hours.

How Should I Remit NEET Fee?

Candidates can remit fee for the NEET examination by paying online using debit card or credit card. Alternately, they can pay using e-Challan at the branches of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, and Syndicate Bank. For more details, they can refer to Clause 12 of Information Bulletin.

Is There Any NEET Helpline Number?

Even after getting answers to the most common questions medical aspirants have, they are more likely to get more and more doubts till they write the exam. This is why a helpline number is essential. If you have any doubt apart from the ones answered here, you can always seek help by calling these CBSE toll free helpline numbers – 18001 180 02, 011-22041807 and 011-22041808.

Now that you’ve got the answers to the most common questions ranging from ‘Where can I find NEET application form?’ to ‘Is there any NEET helpline number?’, discard your concerns and start preparing meticulously for the upcoming NEET examination.

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