“90% of NCERT and state boards’ syllabus is same,” says Brajesh Maheswari of ALLEN Career Institute
The introduction of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the year 2016 attracted mixed reactions from medical aspirants across the country. While a section of the aspirants welcomed it as a transparent move, others, especially, those who come from state boards are still uncertain whether they are ready to compete on a national level, which follows a different curriculum. The clarification by the authorities that NEET syllabus has been compiled after the review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE has not completely removed the perception of NEET being CBSE oriented. In fact, the majority of the state-level students are facing a challenge on which strategies to adapt while preparing for the medical entrance exam and are unsure of how they would cope with a changed curriculum.
To bring clarity on all the major questions that students might be facing at this point, Careers360 brings an exclusive interview with Brajesh Maheshwari, Director, ALLEN Career Institute who clarifies doubts regarding the change in syllabus. The Director also offers some effective preparation quick tips to boost the confidence level of aspirants during the NEET 2019 preparation.
Read below the interview excerpts:
Careers360: How does the implementation of NEET benefit candidates? Please share your insights.
Brajesh Maheswri: Implementation of NEET exam has provided a common platform for various medical exams. This has certainly helped candidates to focus on a national curriculum, unlike AIPMT, where candidates had to appear for number of exams with different programmes of study. Now, as all the colleges are under one umbrella, the chances of obtaining admission to MBBS course for deserving candidates are extremely high.
Careers360: How an aspirant who is re-appearing in NEET 2019 should strategize their exam preparation?
Brajesh Maheswari: As all the medical aspirants across the country will be competing with each other for a hand full of seats, the competition has become fierce. The main emphasis should be on a quick revision of the syllabus. Whatever books or notes, a student has been reading, same should be continued. There is no need to buy new books. Take as many mock tests possible to check your preparation level and areas where you are lacking. It is also important to solve sample papers and last year’s question paper to test time management and problem solving skills.
I would also like to add that a common national level examination is not only a battle of knowledge but it is also recognized as a battle of nerves; only confident candidates can score high in this examination.
Careers360: How challenging would it be to appear in NEET 2019, for the candidates who are from State Boards?
Brajesh Maheswari: No doubt, it is a tough fight for those candidates who are from State Boards and have only focused on the respective syllabi. For such candidates, the preparation has to be systematic and tailor made because henceforth, they have to follow the NCERT curriculum, a little different to what they were reading in the past 2 years.
Careers360: What should be the preparation strategy for candidates who were only focused on state-level exams earlier?
Brajesh Maheswari: I would like to recommend the following preparation strategy for state board students
Focus on the question-based study.
Brush up all the important formulas and derivations.
Carefully observe all the figures in the Biology textbook and make an image of the same in your mind.
To understand the basic concept of the question, read the important derivation carefully.
Do not waste time writing the theoretical statement on paper again and again. Rather one must learn to understand the logic behind it.
Practice and solve as many questions as you can. Try to understand the logic behind the questions you have attempted wrong.
Proper time management and developing a strong problem-solving strategy with accuracy is required to score more in the NEET 2019 exam.
Careers360: The state board syllabus is quite different from NCERT or that prescribed by CBSE. To what extent is NEET justified for those who have appeared their 10+2 exam through state boards?
Brajesh Maheswari: NEET has streamlined the process of admission by saving medical aspirants from taking a number of medical entrances. The competition is tough for all candidates irrespective of their boards. Hence, candidates must not worry as more than 90% of NCERT and state boards’ syllabus is same.
Careers360: Any messages which you would like to share with NEET 2019 aspirants who are appearing for the first time.
Brajesh Maheswari: Practicing more and more questions improve the speed and accuracy for the exam. Practice previous year medical entrance exam questions as these questions provide the exact idea of the exam pattern. While attempting the paper, the aspirants should attempt Physics in the last after Chemistry and Biology. Also, NEET exam has a negative marking of -1 mark for each incorrect response; candidates are advised not to attempt those questions in which they are not confident enough.
The official NEET admit card 2019 date has been fixed as April 15, when aspirant will be able to download the admit card online. A candidate will be allowed entry inside the exam venue only upon display of the admit card; NEET 2019 exam is slated to be conducted in offline mode on May 5. The result of the exam will be declared on June 5.
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Questions related to NEET
is neet necessary fot opt bsc phychology
NEET is not compulsory to pursue BSc. Psychology course after 10+2. Some of well reputed colleges or universities offer the admission through entrance examination conducted by concerned institute. In fact, you don't even need to appear NEET for the course. You can go for the entrance exams conducted by some of the top institutes in India offering the BSc. Psychology course.
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i scored 70.2% in class 12 and appearing for neet will i be able to study in canada with these less marks
You must have passed out a minimum of 10+2 exam from the recognized board of study and with the mandatory subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology which you have already done as per what you have said in your question
You will be required to qualify the Medical college admission test (MCAT) which is the medical entrance exam of the country and is mandatory in nature.
The English language proficiency would also be tested in Canada thus candidate has to qualify the TOEFL or the IELTS exam with the minimum score of 90 out of 100.
So before applying do look into all these things and if you fit the criteria you can go to Canada to study medicine.
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how can I roll neet preparation for career 360 and during payment user name must be alpha numericals please give eg for alpha numerical
In alphabets use any alphabet from a to z both in upper and lower case and along with that use numericals and common symbols such as #@* and &
For example Sarthak@4040
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Sir I have no right hand and I am left handed should I eligible to apply for neet
under Physical Disability, locomotor disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment and Speech and Language disability are the conditions eligible for PWD reservation. Now your Locomotor disability should not exceed 70% for being able to claim PWD reservation Loss of right hand mounts to 50% disability. And so you are technically eligible for appearing in NEET as right hand is not your dominant hand as per what you have said in your question and also claiming PWD reservation. Now, this is the general information .medical counselling keeps making changes over the years regarding PWD reservation And so we would suggest you to reach out to NTA at their helpdesk at:
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from general category I have scored 99 marks in biology, 37 in chemistry & 36 in my 12 board exam will i face any problem in neet counseling or in admission process?
Abhishek, to be eligible for NEET, you should have completed your 12th, passed in all subjects and secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. This 50% is inclusive of the Theory and Practical marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology collectively. You needn't score 50% in Physics, 50% in Chemistry and 50% in Biology separately. You need an aggregate of 50% or 40% depending on your Category as an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you should also have studied English as one of the core subjects in your 12th. If your marks are both Theory and Practicals combined and your over all result is Pass in each subject and as well overall, then you are eligible for NEET. Or else unfortunately you are not eligible and you may have to reappear for those subjects which you haven't passed.