Unlike other exams, the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET-UG) is one of the most illustrious yet precarious national examinations overseen by the National Testing Agency in the country. Formerly known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is undertaken by students willing to explore the profound branches of medicine and seek admission in undergraduate medical courses like MBBS and BDS in Government or Private medical and dental colleges spread across the country. From 2013 to 2018 the NEET examination was held by the Central Board of Secondary Education in alliance with Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd, it was only in the year 2019 that the administration rights were handed over, to the National Testing Agency. From 374,386 applicants appearing in the year 2015 to 1,410,755 applicants appearing in the year 2019 the reach and demand for NEET have nurtured itself. Every year the total number of seats offered is just a little above 66000 making NEET one of the most cut-throat examinations that there is in the country.
Unlike any other competitive examination, NEET demands a lot of practice, patience, consistency, and sacrifice. NEET not only would define which college you land in but also it elaborates, what are your odds of surviving and what the future beholds for you.
What makes NEET so competitive is the competition as well as the array of subjects the course has to offer and the very little time that it provides for the same. Generally speaking, out of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, Physics is one of the most complicated subjects for most of the candidates. However, it is a subjective matter and, it’s on the candidate to decide as each candidate is different and, so is their grasp on different kinds of subjects. For some Physics might be a piece of cake but Chemistry might be a nightmare and vice versa. Yet another reason, why people fail to crack the exam is that NEET, as laborious as it gets, is highly rewarding and inevitably the only portal to give a head start to your medical career. They just study for the sake of it and do not understand the process, the examples, and the scrutiny of the topic at hand. It’s also because of the pressure the ethnicity offloads on us why many lose the battle long before it begins, all we need is a nerve of steel and not let the immense pressure of the D day ruin the efforts you have been putting in to pass with the flying colours that you as a candidate desire.
The best advice for students would be that,
- DO NOT WASTE TIME. Time flies faster than we anticipate.
- Do not leave any stone unturned in your preparation.
- Time and time again keep revising and polishing your knowledge.
- Do not give in to peer pressure.
- You know where you stand in your preparation just, stay true to yourself and, you will reach where you see yourself.
- Focus on your weak areas and clear all the doubts you have.
- Talk to MBBS/BDS graduates, get to know their preparation story and journey.
- Do not isolate yourself so much that you end up in a hospital. Take good care of your body.
- Maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.
- Set realistic goals and step-by-step work on making it happen.