Medical is the study or practice of medicine. It covers a wide range of health care practices which include prevention and treatment of illness to maintain and restore health. Medical is one of the professions which has the most stable future because there is no dearth of clients who want to get well or look well. No other profession commands such profit and respect as the medical profession.
Medical education is education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner; either the initial training to become a physician (i.e., medical school and internship), or additional training thereafter (e.g., residency, fellowship and continuing medical education).
Medical education and training varies considerably across the world. Various teaching methodologies have been utilised in medical education, which is an active area of educational research.
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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, which is in short called as NEET. This is a National Entrance Examination which offers the student admission in various Medical and Dental Colleges. The NEET replaced AIPMT, which was earlier proposed by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and MCI (Medical Council of India). The Exam offers an approx. of 90,000 seats (approx) in MBBS and BDS Colleges in India. Earlier, the CBSE was the conducting body of the NEET Exam, but now, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Entrance Exam. The Exam is conducted in the month of May every year.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance test, for students who wish to apply for medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, are led by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET-UG has replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all other individual medical entrance exams led by states or colleges themselves.
NEET is to be conducted in two stages. The first stage in May and the second in July. The result will be published in August for the both stages. Medical aspirants are left puzzled by the sudden change in the examination system.
All you need to know about NEET 2017”
1. The benefits of a common entrance test:
NEET would prevent Private Medical Colleges and Deemed Universities from holding their own set of entrance tests. Also it could prevent on rigging the rankings to get people who don’t deserve to become Doctor’s into the system.
2. Reduced pressure:
Fewer entrance tests for admission into medical colleges will reduce the pressure of the students who is in anxiety while preparing for various tests and covering different syllabuses. With the help of NEET they can focus on a single exam pattern or syllabus. It also makes the aspirants more confident and determined.
3. Students will get more time:
Students were required to solve 200 questions in 3 hours, in AIPMT Prelims Test. Whereas in NEET, they are required to solve only 180 questions in the same duration. This gives them more time to think and concentrate which will translate to be a plus point for the aspirants. They will be less anxious about missing out questions and from the extra time they will get the chance to look back the paper thoroughly. They stand a better chance to score better.
4. Equal opportunity:
Aspirants will have reasonable opportunity to secure seat in any medical college in any state. They could get seat into the most prestigious college in the nation by appearing NEET exam. From that result, it will figure out where the student’s stand against all the competition and race for the seat.
5. NEET doesn’t affect reservations:
States can apply their old reservation system as mandated by their state governments. eg: Nearly 69% of medical seats in Tamil Nadu were in the reserved category but based on Class 12 marks. Now the rankings will be based on NEET scores but the reservations remain at 69%.
6. Fair and transparent method:
The state and independent entrances exams have hardly been fair or transparent. There were multiple episodes of paper leaks and scams from various state entrances and private medical colleges. NEET will prevent repetition of such incidents
7. No more seats blocking scams:
This is one of the most common aspect of medical education. It happens more in the states which have the countless number of private medical colleges. So, as a NEET aspirants you don’t need to worry. In order to this common entrance test for medical education, there will be no back office corruption and no taking of hefty donations to secure seats. Getting admission in a prestigious medical college is totally depend on your NEET Score.
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)
Qualifying Marks in Class XII exam
Number of Questions
NEET Exam Syllabus
Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class 11th & 12th
Purpose of examination
Admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)
The NTA has announced the exam dates for the NEET 2020 examination. Candidates can check the table below to know about all the important dates of NEET 2020.
|Application form release||1st week of November 2019|
|Submission of application form||Last week of November 2019|
|Application form correction starts||3rd week of January 2020|
|Last date for correction in the application form||Last week of January 2020|
|NEET (UG) Admit Card||3rd week of April 2020|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||1st week of May 2020|
|Answer key||2nd week of May 2020|
|Result announcement||1st week of June 2020|
|Counselling date||2nd week of June 2020|
The NEET PG 2020 entrance examination will be administered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The application process for NEET PG 2020 has started. The mode of conducting NEET PG 2020 is online only. NEET PG is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission to postgraduate medical courses in the country. NEET PG 2020 offers admissions to Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses in the country. NEET PG is the entrance test to be used for admissions to 50% of All India Quota seats and 50% State Quota seats (all the seats in case of Jammu and Kashmir state), seats in Central and Deemed Universities and Armed Forces Medical Services institutions.
Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have an MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized from MCI and must possess permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification.
Internship: Candidates should complete one year of internship on or before 31 March 2020.
All India 50% Quota Seats: Candidates, those studied/qualified MBBS degree from J & K are not eligible for 50% AIQ.
If these candidates submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that they were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from medical colleges of above states, then they are eligible to participate in All India 50% quota counseling.