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 themselves. Every year the total number of seats offered is just a little above 66000 making NEET one of the most cutting edge examinations, that there is in the country. 

Before 2017 the options available in which aspirants could take up the exam were restricted to just English and Hindi causing a language barrier in a diversified land like India, it was announced in the year 2017 that students can write exams not only in English and Hindi but also in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, and Gujarati as well.

The 720 marks examination is based, on a total of 180 questions. It’s further broken to 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology. That students have to attempt before the clock beats you and your 3 hours are over. 

Unlike any other competitive examination, NEET demands a lot of practice, patience, consistency, and sacrifice. NEET not only will define which college you get placed. But also it shows, what are your odds of surviving what the future beholds for you. 

What makes NEET complex is the competition and the wide array of subjects the course has to offer and the very little time that is provided, for the same. Generally speaking, out of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, Physics is a difficult subject for most of the candidates. However, it is a subjective thing and, it is on the candidate to decide as each candidate is different and, so is their grasp on various 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 is laborious and rewarding. And, inevitably, the only portal to give a head start to your medical career. They only 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 stress of the D day ruin the efforts you have been putting in to pass with the flying colours you as a student desire.  

Anyone who has grasped everything that he/she has taught in the two years of college that is 11th and 12th respectively can crack NEET without much difficulty because the basics are already there all the candidate needs to do is keep on brushing up the basics until he/she becomes the master of their domain and tackle things as they come, untie the knot as they form. NEET not only exhausts students mentally. But also emotionally! So it becomes crucial for the candidate, to not lose their calm, as they see their life falling apart by giving up things that give momentarily happiness and blind you from seeing the bigger picture. Patience and consistency are the keys to cracking any competitive examination. And, is the case with NEET if a student is willing to do whatever it takes to convert the vision they have into reality and leave no stone unturned, no corner unexplored he/she is just a few obstacles away from earning themselves the honourable title of Doctor many wants.

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