NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is previously known as AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test). It is the common entrance exam for students who are seeking admission in medical and dental courses in the hopes to get into some of the top medical colleges in the country. The government, along with the Supreme Court, had passed the decision of replacing all the state PMTs with NEET in the year 2016.
2017 onward, none of the states will have their own entrance exams and all the students will prepare for and apply through NEET. This has brought all the colleges under the ambit of one single exam which means there will be an increased number of seats. However, this also means that the students will be competing on a pan India level hence it will be more challenging.
NEET 2016 was conducted in 2 phases because of the decision by the Supreme Court. However, in 2017, there will only be one single exam for all aspirants.
The NEET is administered by the CBSE board and its syllabus is inclusive of the CBSE 10+2 syllabus.
Counselling is the process where the students are allocated seats in their respective colleges (the ones which they are eligible for). There will be three rounds of counselling, and students will have to opt for state counselling in 85% quota or all India counselling for 15% seats. Make sure you check the NEET 2017 eligibility for the respective quotas.
Register yourself online for counselling, by logging in with your username and password. Fill the basic details and participate in the counselling.
Now, candidates have to select the medical/dental colleges & courses as per their preference. After final selection, candidates have to click on “Save” button & lock their choices. It is necessary to lock the choices.
After result announcement, candidates have to report in the allotted college and confirm their seat by paying the course fee. In case, the candidate failed to report in the allotted college at the given time frame the seats will be given to the next candidate.
It is mandatory to fulfil all the norms and eligibility criteria for NEET in order to appear for it and to get through the process. The next important and crucial thing for you to do is to remember without fail to carry the NEET Admit Card else you will not be allowed to enter the hall, let alone sit and write the exam!
While many say that NEET is tough, it is easy to hack and crack. By studying the previous years’ papers, one can figure out the algorithm and prepare for it the smart way, not the hard way! NEET is just another exam, and in the end, it is not invincible. So, chin up, back straight and be one your way to tackling this exam methodically with the aim to not just clear it but to crack it and be one of the few to get into their dream college.
All the best with your preparations and we hope you come out with flying colours!