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NEET : The Only, Apex Medical Entrance Exam

Supreme Court has finally put all speculations and confusions of students, appearing for medical entrance exam, to rest by declaring NEET as only exam for entry to all MBBS and BDS seats in India. Around a lot of perplexing comments and rumors, medical aspirants are in doldrums. We are here to help the aspirants to clear the air build around NEET.

What is NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test)?

NEET will be an objective question based entrance test for admission into MBBS, BDS& PG seats across the country. The NEET exam pattern test will be of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany& Zoology)

NEET 2016 – Round 2 is going to be conducted on 24th July 2016. The second round is basically meant for students who were focused only on state level entrance exams like the Kerala Medical Entrance (KEAM 2016),Karnataka CET,UPCMET, MP DMAT , many more and exams of deemed & private medical universities like Manipal (MUO-ET 2016), Sri Balaji Viyapeeth University,

Puducherry & SRM University Tamilnadu. For all such students, the opportunity will be given to apply for NEET again and take the exam on 24th July 2016.


What it would be like without state exams?

So for now, state exams like the Karnataka CET, Maharashtra MHTCET, COMEDK, AMCEAT Kerala Entrance, WB JEE, Manipal entrance, VIT entrance, etc., stands defunct. In their absence there are certain factors which will over power the scenario.

NEET vs State exams

MHTCET– Government of Maharashtra, State Common Entrance Test have different pattern of exam. Aspirants accustomed to that level of preparation will find it challenging to move towards CBSE based pattern including syllabus of both 11th and 12th class.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on 12th  class
Syllabus only
Exam pattern Difficult Relatively easy
Questions  Each chapter is not covered and may come out of NCERT books Every chapter is covered
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 200
Duration of Exam 3 hours 1 and half hours


AP EMCEAT conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education based on similar syllabus, is slightly different in terms of difficulty level and exam pattern.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on both 11 and  12th  class Syllabus
Exam pattern CBSE based State board pattern based
Level Difficult Relatively easy
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 160
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours


COMEDK Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka, also stand strikingly different from NEET. It majorly focuses on Class 12 syllabus only. So students, now preparing for NEET may find it difficult to jump back to 11 class syllabus for preparation.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on 12th  classSyllabus only
Exam pattern CBSE based State board pattern based
Level Difficult Relatively easy
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 240
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours


Though there is some difference, but broadly NEET is based on similar patterns & syllabus. Moreover each of the states will have their separate merit list based on which the students would be admitted to the state colleges. In nutshell, they would be competing against their state students who are in the same boat. So, all of them would score less in the syllabus which does not pertain to their state. Looking at all the given changes introduced through NEET , it can be said that NEET in medical and JEE in Engineering are more or less on the same lines fundamentally pertaining to the admission window open to students from different states around the country.
Students will have to put extra efforts to make it to their dream medical colleges. It is advisable to students not to pay much attention to the perplexity build around NEET and AIPMT. Focus on the preparation and do well in the upcoming NEET exam.
Things you should keep in mind while appearing for NEET:
1. Cover NCERT syllabus
2. Revise thoroughly.
3. Focus on both 11 and 12 class syllabus
4.Be at the venue before time, to avoid delay due to checking
5.Dress code for NEET:


NEET Dress code
Aspirants are advised to remain focused on preparations and follow above mentioned suggestions to make NEET a successful milestone to journey towards your dream medical college.

Supreme Court Rules that Admission to Medical Colleges will be Through NEET Only

The Supreme court ruled that admission to the medical and dental programs will be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) only. No state can hold any private medical test.

Students who sat for NEET Phase 1 will be permitted to appear for NEET Phase 2.

The Supreme Court has permitted those students who appeared in the first phase of NEET on May 1, 2016 to sit for the second phase to be conducted on July 24, 2016.

Earlier only those candidates were allowed to sit for NEET Phase 2 who had not appeared for the first phase of the exam.

Important Dates:

  • First phase of NEET: May 1, 2016
  • Second phase of NEET: July 24, 2016
  • Declaration of final result of students shortlisted for medical courses (All India Medical/Dental Entrance Test): August 17, 2016
  • Last date to complete procedures for entrance in medical colleges: September 30, 2016.
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