From 2018 onwards, NEET is mandatory for Foreign Institutions who wish to take admission in MBBS/ BDS courses. The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA).
NEET is mandatory for students who wish to study in foreign institutions.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently decided on the matter. According to the sources, this step is taken to ensure quality of students obtaining degree from foreign institutions. In the notification, it was also announced that students from open schools and private candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.
Previously any student after passing the 10+2 exam with at least 50% marks could go to any foreign country for MBBS/BDS degree. Once they return back to India, they need to appear for a separate exam to get clearance for practicing in India. But the statistics shows that less than 25% of returning students were able to clear the exam. To stop this trend, NEET has been made mandatory from this year.
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NEET is the national level entrance examination for medical degrees. Previously there were as many as 25 different entrance examinations. NEET was introduced to replace all the different examinations for one combined exam. It was introduced by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt, of India and Medical Council of India (MCI).
This single phase exam writes the fate of medical aspirants in India. It is for admission in both the undergraduate degree like MBBS/BDS and postgraduate degree like MS, MD etc. After the recent announcement, it has become the only option for studying medical curses, be it within the country or overseas.
Naturally, the exam is very competitive and tough. However with proper study plan and effort students can excel in the exam. Expert say there are certain steps must be taken during preparation to ensure the success.
First off all students need a proper study plan. The ideal study plan should be flexible yet comprehensive. More focus is to be given on weak areas. But more importantly, all the topics need to be covered. It is too important exam to have the luxury of leaving any subject.
Good study materials is another important aspect. The study materials should cover the entire syllabus. Generally the NCERT study books are the best option available. These books cover all the topics in details.
The next important thing is giving the mock test. It could be the single most important factor in the preparation. Mock tests not only help the students to judge and strengthen their grasp of the subject, but these tests also prepare them mentally for the actual day of exam. Students need to go through the previous year question papers and other mock tests as available.
Without a doubt, NEET was a very important exam previously. But with the recent announcement, it has become more important to the students. However, by following a planned and discipline approach, students still can crack the all important exam.