Supreme Court of India has ordered to conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission year 2016. With this judgement all other entrance exams for admission to government colleges, deemed universities, private medical colleges, minority and linguistic minority colleges, stand scrapped. Mahesh Sarma, Editor, Careers 360 writes here in this special column writes on “Why NEET 2016 is a great move and why it may not last long?”
Careers360 Editor’s Column:
I had sat through a briefer than brief discussion on the NEET judgement in a TV show. What stuck me was the focus on the opposition to a common entrance exam.
World over, students get admitted to a college based on a single test more or less. It is only in India that on an average an engineering/medical aspirant writes anything between 50 -100 entrance exams run by different institutions/ associations/ state governments.
Logically it makes eminent sense to conduct one entrance exam and allow institutions to devise an admission policy on the basis of the score earned. It saves lots of money, stress, energy and time. But 70 years down, we are nowhere near implementing such a solution. The opposition comes from three major sources.
a) State governments like Tamil Nadu who admit students based on their score in 10+2 board exams and have abolished entrance exams. The stated reason is that an entrance exam would discourage rural population who do not have access to coaching.
b) Minority institutions who have been allowed constitutional protection under19 (1) (g), 25, 26, 29(1) and 30 of the constitution. And, but for section 30 all other institutions too get the same level of protection. Both minority and non-minority institutions argued that their rights under these sections are violated.
c) Select private and deemed universities as well as central/INI institutions like JIPMER/AIIMS /KMC who conduct their own tests. They argued about their special needs.
The first argument does have some merit. But Tamil Nadu can circumvent the same by reserving say 50% of its 85% quota for rural students. And the best among them then could get admission based on the same NEET. In fact Maharashtra has home district wise, home university wise, caste wise, disability wise (multiple categories) quota to distribute its seats. It is doable.
The other two arguments are fundamentally banal. Nothing prevents a minority institution/central institution to admit its student of choice from its language/religion/caste from amongst those who qualified for NEET.
But what it would prevent is any back door entry; and by extension the ability to take donations or additional fees. Once NEET is in place, even within the minority, one can only admit a student who has scored highest in the exam. This would close the doors on the ability to generate black money. And that is the biggest elephant in the room.
One cannot also blame the institutions fully. The ridiculously low fees set by stupid fee regulation committees leave no space for these institutions to run their colleges professionally.
Will this judgement stand?
This order is an interim measure. It came because Justice Dave is hearing the petition. But the constitution bench would hear the issues in detail.
This is a great opportunity for the central govt. to come up with a regulation that satisfies issues of equity, excellence and non-discrimination, but still uses a common entrance exam. But considering the govt. we have it might be wishful thinking.
What the bench decides one can never be sure. The best legal brains that money can buy will be brought to bear and the full ammunition of the legal luminaries would be used to get a verdict that nullifies the common exam. Too much money is at stake.
What is the struggle of the 200 million youth of the country before Rs 8000-9000 crore of black money generated each year?
The battle has only begun. NEET would only work, if the state either funds all students/or allows colleges to charge what the market bears. Let us wait and see!
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Dear Durga, there are probabilities that questions will be repeated in NEET. But we do not know the number of questions. But the fact that the syllabus is defined and the questions can be asked within these topics alone, chances are that questions will be repeated. So we shall help you with the syllabus and preparation tips. You can also check the sample papers for practise.
The Syllabus for Physics Includes:
Physical World and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
Oscillation of waves
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Dual Nature of matter and radiation
Atoms and nuclei
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-physics/amp
Syllabus for Chemistry Includes:
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
State of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Some p-block Elements
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
D and F Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life
Chemistry Best Books:
NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi
Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at:
Syllabus for Biology includes:
Diversity in Living world
Structural Organization in Animal and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its applications
Ecology and Environment
Biology Best Books:
NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology
Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at:
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General Category: 562
General Category/PWD: 244
General Category: 533
General Category/PWD: 180
This is 2018 data and 2019 cut offs haven't been released yet. Cut offs change every year and are dependant on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified for the exam, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam.
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