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10 Facts All MBBS Aspirants Must Know about NEET 2016

... Harkirishna Mude

Past few weeks and days has been a roller coaster ride for all the stakeholders of medical profession in general and for the aspiring students in particular. There were lots of confusion with respect to the applicability of the Supreme Court order and its impact on students. Eventually the Supreme Court stayed firm on its decision but took a considerate view of the difficulties faced by the students and tried to accommodate their interests. With the latest decision of the Supreme Court delivered on the evening of 9th May more clarity has emerged and students can finally start to chalk out their plan for the exam. Here is a list of some of the important points that students need to make note of and accordingly plan their next step.

1. All students are eligible to appear for NEET 2016-Phase II scheduled to be held on 24th July. This includes Students

  • Who applied for NEET Phase I but failed to appear for the Exam
  • Who applied for NEET Phase I and appeared for the Exam
  • Who didn’t apply for the NEET Phase I Exam

2. Those students who took NEET Phase I on 1st of May and are happy with their performance may opt not to appear for the Phase II exam. The merit rank will be calculated together for both the phases and students will be eligible for admissions accordingly.

3. Henceforth, admissions to all types of Medical Colleges would be through one and only NEET. This includes Central Govt run Medical Colleges, State Govt run Medical Colleges, Private Medical Colleges and Medical Colleges run by Deemed Universities and Minority institutions. The Supreme Court has not provided any exceptions to any particular entity.

4. The Supreme Court judgement, as of now, deals only with the admission test for various Medical institutions. This means that the state specific reservation quota of seats stay as it is. It should be noted that each state has its own specific quota requirements. Tamil Nadu has 69 per cent reservation which is protected by the 9th Schedule of the Constitution, Maharashtra 52 per cent while Karnataka, AP and TS have 50 per cent.

5. The Supreme Court judgement, does not talk about domicile based quota of seats in State run medical colleges. As things stand, all domicile based quota in State medical colleges will remain. Using the same NEET exam two separate All India Merit list and State-wise Merit List will be prepared.

6. Post the latest judgement all the 52715 MBBS seats in the country spread across 412 Colleges have come under the purview of NEET.

7. Application notification for NEET Phase II has not been issued till now and is expected to be issued soon. Results for both NEET Phase 1 and NEET Phase 2 will be declared on August 17th 2016. All admission formalities will be completed by 30th of Sep.

8. The syllabus for the NEET Phase 2 exam will be the same as it was for the Phase 1 exam. NEET follows the NCERT syllabus which is not very different from the syllabus followed by various other boards and the state Boards. Almost 85 to 90 per cent of syllabus across various boards is common.

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9. The exam pattern would be the same for NEET Phase 2 exam as it was for the NEET Phase I exam. Students who didn’t apply and prepare for the NEET Phase I are advised to go through the exam patter by review NEET Phase I and previous years NEET and AIPMT questions.

10. The NEET exam comprises of 180 objective type questions, 45 questions for each section Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany + Zoology). The total duration of the exam is 180 minutes. With every correct answer, the candidate will earn 4 marks and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.No marks will be allotted for unmarked answers.

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