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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2013

NEET UG Employment NewsA discussion for common entrance test for medical entrance exam across the country has started in the year 2012 and has taken a shape this year in the form of NEET UG 2013.

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The platform is made ready for the 2013 all over India medical and dental colleges’ entrance through the National eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET). Only AIIMS and JIPMER are not participating in this common entrance test. So the entrance procedures for these two colleges will be conducted just like last year and all other medical colleges’ entrance is only through NEET. So in this scenario if NEET is going to be conducted then students have to observe the difference in exam patterns comparing to EAMCET for a better preparation.

There are four sections in the EAMCET

In EAMCET medical entrance there are four sections covering botany, zoology, physics and chemistry with each subject having 40 questions totaling to 160 questions and 160 marks. There are no cutoff marks for each subject or negative marking. Students usually complete their botany and zoology paper in 1 hour, chemistry in 45 minutes and physics within 1 hour to 75 minutes. By getting 75 marks in biology and 35 in chemistry one can be sure about getting a seat.

Physics marks help in deciding the category of college in which one can achieve a seat. If one gets good marks in physics they can get a seat in Government College else in the A or B category depending on the physics marks one gets in the EAMCET. But just for admission into a college the marks scored in biology and chemistry are enough.

But in the NEET exam one cannot depend on two subjects for getting a score or can neglect a subject. Hence one has to be careful in preparation for their NEET entrance.

Three sections in NEET UG 2013

The MBBS entrance exam NEET is conducted on May 5th from morning 10 O’clock to 1 O’clock with 3 hours duration. There shall be a total of 180 questions. There shall be only three sections unlike EAMCET’S four sections. The sections are biology (botany & zoology), physics and chemistry. The number of questions under each section has yet to be announced.

In EAMCET usually students finish of their biology section in less time and use it for physics. Now priority for biology has been reduced from 50% to 33% so the remaining time can be used for chemistry. But physics has been increased from 25% to 33% and the time may not be sufficient for answering these questions. Hence one has to increase their speed in identifying the correct answers compared to EAMCET.

Similarly there is no negative marking in EAMCET so the students have made a habit of answering even for unknown questions. But in NEET there is negative marking like every correct answers gets 4 marks and every wrong answer gets a minus 1 mark. So if one starts answering unknown questions they may actually lose marks they have scored. So it is important to have clarity on the answers.
As there is an increase in the number of questions students have to increase their speed in answering and at the same time should also have accuracy on marking right answers as there is negative marking. This is only possible with thorough revision of the subjects.  As the number of questions is increasing, naturally the complexity of the question decreases. Hence one should keep this in mind for preparation.

NEET Cut-off marks in each subject

NEET- There is equal weightage given to all the three subjects in NEET entrance. There is also a cut-off for each subject and unlike in the past where one used to qualify even if they have got zero marks in one subject it is now not possible. Now one should surely cross the cut-off marks in all the three subjects to become eligible for a rank.

NEET Cut-off percentile

We know that NEET exam has cut-off marks for each subject. 50 is the cut-off percentile for general category students while 40 for SC, ST and OBC students and 45 percentile for the physically challenged candidates.  

There is a difference between percentage and percentile which the students should understand.
Percentile is not based on the marks a student gets but shows the position of the candidate in the competition.

For example if a candidate has got 80 percentile than it shows that there are 20% students who have got more marks than him and 80% students have got low marks.

So here if the cut-off percentile is 50 it has to be understood that if the students’ marks are taken in an ascending order the middle candidate marks are going to be the cut-off marks. If for instance 10 lakhs students have written the examination then in the ascending order of the marks 5 lakh candidate marks would be the cut-off. This mark …. depends on the complexity of the paper.

Cut-off marks for biology might be 40 to 45% while in physics and chemistry it may be around 25 to 30 percent.

Previously though the student has left off attempting a subject there is chance for getting the rank but now one has to give equal importance to all the subjects and qualify in all the three subjects crossing the cut-off marks to get a rank.

In EAMCET there is a 25% weightage given to the intermediate marks in determining the rank but in NEET there is no weightage to inter marks. All ranks and seats are based only on the marks obtained in NEET entrance.

Seat allotment to Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh students

As Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh are not in the national pool, all seats in the respective states shall be filled only with the local state students. So with this entrance the students don’t get any extra seats nor lose any in the seat allotment. Moreover in this new method the category –C seats shall be filled based on the NEET rank irrespective of any state reservations. This opens doors for our students to join in other states medical colleges under category-C seats on merit basis without paying any donation.

The MBBS seats of AFMC, Pune are also allotted based on the NEET ranking.

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