More than 11 lakh candidates have appeared for NEET 2017 on May 7 in 104 cities across India. The number of applicants has increased substantially compared to last year, which was around six lakh, possibly owing to the SC ruling of overturning the age limit. On the exam day, each candidate undergoes different emotions. While some are pretty confident with their performance, some are anxious. After the exam, each test taker has a separate take on the exam difficulty level and test taking experience. Careers360 brings to you the student reactions of NEET 2017.
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The common view of the NEET 2017 students was that the difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate with Physics being calculation intensive and time consuming. Biology and Chemistry were on the easier lines. Those who had appeared last year unanimously agreed that NEET 2017 was much easier than that of last year.
Read the takes of NEET 2017 candidates below.
Riya -The paper was easy but it was very lengthy, especially Physics part. According to me, Biology and Chemistry were very easy, Physics was not that difficult but it was calculation intensive.
Karishma – The exam was tough for me. Biology was the easiest for me and Physics was toughest section for me. Right now I am not expecting any score but hoping to qualify. I have not targetted any college it, it will depend upon my rank.
Piyush – This was my first attempt of NEET. The paper was of average difficulty level. Am not too sure about my performance and whether I would be able to qualify or not. For me, Biology was the easiest subject and Chemistry was tough. I have attempted around 100 questions. I will try again next year in case I can’t succeed in NEET 2017.
Rashmi - I am quite confident about my performance and that I will be qualifying. I found Physics to be the toughest section and Biology had maximum questions. I am expecting to join SMS Medical College, Jaipur.
Devesh – For me the exam was very tough. Physics was the toughest section. Biology was given maximum weightage in the paper. Almost every topic in the syllabus was covered. I am expecting score of 180-185. I am targetting TMU, Moradabad.
Virendra Kumar – It is my second attempt of NEET. I got Code A of the question paper. For me, the paper was easier than last year. Biology section was similar to that of NEET 2016 Phase 2. Physics was easier but it was time consuming hence could not complete questions. I have attempted around 130 questions.
Mohammed Masood – This is my third NEET. I found Biology little difficult. Chemistry questions were completely from NCERT. Physics went well, similar to last year’s Phase 2. Compared to lasy year, the paper was much easier. I have attempted 82 in Biology, 35 in Chemistry, 18 in Physics. There were no mistakes in any question. I am expecting 450 to 460 score.
Mohammed Zubair – My Code was A. Chemistry and Biology questions were very easy. Physics was little difficult though. I had attempted both phases of NEET last year and this year the paper was much better. I have attempted around 150 questions. If I do not qualify this year, I will again appear next year.
Lucky - My strategy was to go through the questions properly and choose the right option. There were 180 questions to be solved in 180 minutes. Hence time was very crucial. I hope that I have attempted the right questions and got them correct. My preparation was quite good so I think that I will get a good rank.
Murtaza Ansari – This is my second NEET attempt as I took NEET last year as well. I am not very comfortable with the idea of single medical entrance test as state syllabus is easier and this year I got lesser time to prepare. I am also not in favour of the Supreme Court’s decision to remove age limit as students will keep wasting years for preparation unless there is an age limit. I am hoping to score well and take admission in King George’s Medical University, Lucknow.
Arvind Kumar - I had prepared for NEET in Kota for past one year and this is my first attempt. I have focussed on Biology subjects. I am targetting Government medical colleges in Delhi and I would also appear for AIIMS entrance exam. I think common counselling is an excellent decision and will be beneficial for all.
Zahid - I have prepared from Kota and this is my first attempt. I have prepared rigorously by studying over 12 hours a day. I am happy with the decision of common entrance exam.
NEET 2017 result will be declared on June 8, 2017. Admission to approximately 63,000 MBBS and BDS seats in all medical colleges of India, with the exception of AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS will take place through NEET 2017 scores. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) has been conducted by CBSE in over 2200 centres across India.
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