NEET 2017: Health ministry introduces state-level common counselling

After CBSE conducted NEET UG last year, the Ministry in consultation with States and other stakeholders had issued advisory last year to the states to preferably conduct combined counselling for admission to MBBS courses for session 2016-17.

  • Common counselling for admission to medical courses at the under graduate and post graduate levels.
  • According to the amendments made in relevant regulations of MCI, the designated authority at the State/ UT level shall conduct common counselling for all medical education institutions in the state whether established by the Central Government, State Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Company, Minority Institutions or Corporation, read the official press release.

  • Students need not apply to multiple agencies for admission in the same state.

  • The ministry aimed that the move will help to bring transparency in the admission process and control the practice of capitation fee charged by private colleges.

  • All Deemed Universities shall also be part of common counselling for admission in common courses organized either by State Government or Central Government or through its agencies based on the marks obtained in NEET.

  • It is also clarified that the counselling for All India Quota seats at under graduate and post graduate level will continue to be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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NEET 2017 Important Dates To Remember!

Good News for NEET 2017 Students!!! Finally the await is over!!

NEET 2017 will be conducted on May 07, 2017. NEET Application Form has to be filled online and submitted by March 01, 2017. The application fee of Rs. 1400 for General Category and Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PH needs to be remitted.

The exam will be conducted in offline mode at 80 NEET Exam Centres across India. NEET Exam includes a total of 180 objective type questions. There are 4 sections which are Physics, Chemistry and Biology with an equal number of questions in each section. The duration of the NEET Exam is 3 hours. Negative marking is also applicable in the exam.

Let’s refresh again about NEET 2017.

What is new in NEET 2017?

In a preferably significant decision, Supreme court has re-introduced NEET as a single tier entrance exam from 2016 and replaced AIPMT as well as other State and University level medical entrance tests for admission to MBBS and BDS program to bring transparency and spare students the stress of appearing in multiple medical entrance exams. DGHS, Government of India manages 15% All India Quota seats and the remaining 85% seats are distributed among all the states.

NEET is a single stage exam which enables all aspiring and qualified candidates to seek admissions to MBBS/BDS programmes in around 355 medical and 300 dental colleges listed by MCI. NEET UG offers admission to MBBS/BDS programmes.

                            Important Dates For NEET 2017

Date of NEET UG May 07, 2017
Conducting Body CBSE
Mode of NEET UG Offline
Medium of NEET UG English, Hindi and Other Regional Languages
Duration of Exam 3 hours (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
Type and Number of Questions 180 Objective Type Questions
Sections Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Courses Offered MBBS and BDS
Seats Offered 52305 seats in total
Events Dates
Release of CBSE NEET 2017 Notification Jan 31, 2017
NEET 2017 Application Form will be available from Jan 31, 2017
Last date to register for NEET 2017 March 01, 2017
Last Date to submit Application Fee for NEET 2017 March 01, 2017
NEET 2017 Admit Card can be downloaded from April 15, 2017
NEET Exam is scheduled on May 07, 2017
NEET 2017 Result will be announced on June 08, 2017

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Tips on How to Prepare for Biology

Biology is the study of life and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. A great starting point while studying biology is to admire the perfection of nature and the principles of life.

TIP 1:

One of the difficult parts of studying biology is remembering the different terms. If you want to understand what you are studying, then you need to familiarize yourself with all the terms. The best way is to try and break down the complex words to identify their root.

It is suggested that whenever you come across unfamiliar words while studying biology you should take note of them, find it’s definition and take time to understand its roots.

TIP 2:

To follow a method of effective learning for biology, you must master the general concepts before being able to take on specific ones. For instance, you need to understand what factors recognize a mammal before starting the factors that identify primates.

It is also better to study the processes thoroughly before going to the next level. To speed up the memorization of the different processes and their relationship, Mind Maps are an effective educational resource for students as they help organize information in a very easy and visual way.

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All you need to know about the age, Aadhar card and other details with Regard to NEET 2017

There has been several statements regarding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 lately and a lot has changed about the examination since it replaced the All India Pre-Medical test (AIPMT) last year. This year, in all the seats of MBBS or BDS courses, admission will be done through NEET (UG) 2017. The test will be conducted to admit candidates to medical and dental colleges with the exception of those institutions which have been established through the Act of Parliament like AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry.

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How to Study for NEET 2017?

There is nothing extra ordinary that you have to do. The preparation for NEET should be the same as you do for AIPMT.

Students who are distressed about the change in the syllabus of NEET and their state CET. The best way is to follow books that are recommended like NCERT or AIPMT.

Tips for NEET – Subject Wise

Physics:- Apart from good books like HC Verma for physics, it is advisable to follow a coaching material as it especially designed for entrance preparation.

Take up problems that is related to theoretical physics to daily life. Your analytical skills will be tested in solving the questions.

For Chemistry & Biology:

Learn from NCERT books. These are suggested books for NEET.

NCERT books, practice tests, doubt removals, revising topics, solving questions every day, maintaining speed and accuracy, and regular coaching classes for the next 1 year are some of the important things which you need to follow to pass NEET 2017.

There will be a huge number of students who will apply for NEET 2017 as it will be the only to enter medical colleges. The competition will get difficult but the good thing is you will be eligible for admission in all colleges without worrying about multiple state medical entrances.

As a medical aspirant aiming for NEET 2017, don’t wait any more. Start your NEET preparation journey now!

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The Best Strategy to Help You Prepare for NEET

Everybody is busy gushing through their textbooks and guides, referring to notes, studying into the night, and sitting at their desk, sucking on pencils and trying to memorise all the formulae. You wouldn’t find anyone chatting with their friends or watching television. Isn’t it nice to see everyone busy? At this crucial time, it is important to have some tips to crack NEET 2017.

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NEET candidates have only 3 attempts

The National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) has introduced limitations to the number of times applicants can write the paper and the age limit of the candidates. Henceforth, candidates can write their papers only thrice and cannot be more than 25 years of age, which is quite an unexpected twist to the NEET exam which had no limits on the number times the aspirants can write the exam and the age limit.

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Kerala girl bags first rank in NEET 2017

S. Shabnam, from Thiruvananthapuram, has secured the 1st rank in this year’s medical PG NEET examination. She, who has a score of 1,248.50 out of 1,500 in the nation-wide examination has stated “hard work and consistency” as her success mantra. Nearly 1 lakh MBBS students have written the exam. 

Shabnam has completed her MBBS from Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. She wants to specialize in Cardiology. For a short duration she has worked in a cardiology wing in a private hospital.

She is currently doing her post-graduation in general medicine at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Examination and Research in Puducherry.

While sharing her tips and techniques on preparation for PG NEET Examination she said that she used to devote 12 hours a day for preparing. While preparing she realized that spending time with family and friends was the best way to get relieved from stress.

Shabnam says, Earlier, MD and DNB were two separate examinations. Previously students had to appear for two separate exams one in the state and the other at the national level to qualify for post-graduation, but today it has come under one single examination and therefore the questions pattern has also changed.

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