NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a medical entrance test for aspirants seeking admittance into medical institutions to study courses such as MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BUMS etc in both government and private medical institutes across the country. The exam is conducted by NTA (National testing Agency) under the guidelines of the Directorate General of Health Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Formerly known as AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test), NEET is now the single level entrance exam for entry into medical colleges even replacing the tests that were carried out state-wise which was the main aim of NEET.
Here we bring to you 5 benefits of being a NEET aspirant:
1. Multiple Entrance Tests Scrapped
With NEET, students can just rest assured about the jitters of appearing at other, multiple entrance tests that were carried out before NEET became the single entrance exam across India. With NEET, students can streamline all their focus and attention towards this test to qualify and hence get admitted to medical colleges thereby curtailing the pressure to an extent
2. Reduced number of questions
NEET is a 3-hour long pen-paper test with 180 questions, whereas earlier students who appeared at the AIPMT Prelims Test had to solve 200 questions within a duration of 3 hours. This pattern of 1 question in 1 minute gives enough time for students to tackle them rather than 200 questions. Consequently, candidates get time to think, reflect on options, and pick the correct answer because of the reduced anxiety and fear of missing out on questions and hence attempting all questions. This way a better score can be expected.
3. Contentment of equality
Candidates have a reason to rejoice as with NEET they get a fair chance of securing a seat in medical institutes across different states. Depending upon their ranks, they can get admitted to the most esteemed and desired colleges of the country by just taking up this pen-paper test.
4. No influence of reservations
NEET has no impact on the reservations. Individual states are eligible to apply the previously followed reservation system as instructed by their respective state officials. For instance, close to 69 percent of the seats in the state of Tamil Nadu were under the reserved category, but on the basis of marks secured in class 12. But henceforth, NEET rankings will be on the basis of scores while the reservation still is at 69 percent.
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5. Ensures filtration with no scope of scams
Earlier, there were many instances of papers getting leaked, hence reducing the transparency level. Also, the scams from different state entrances and private medical institutes wherein back-office corruption and heavy donations was a common practice is now abolished with NEET. Hence, students can rest assured about the scope of equal opportunities being provided as getting a seat into top colleges is totally dependent on your performance at NEET.
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