Gearing up for NEET-II: Coaching institutes offer crash course to aspirants — some free, others for a price

At IIT Prashikshan Kendra, two new batches are being opened up for medical students that will provide coaching free of cost for aspirants.

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published:May 11, 2016 2:18 am
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Even as the Supreme Court has made it clear that National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) will be the only option for students to get admission into medical/engineering colleges, now coaching classes have introduced crash courses, promising to help students crack NEET-II. While few are offering it for free, others are charging anything between Rs 20,000 and Rs 70,000 for the two-month crash course.

At IIT Prashikshan Kendra, two new batches are being opened up for medical students that will provide coaching free of cost for aspirants. “However, we will be able to take in only 80 students and so, will take only meritorius students. The coaching will cover test series and tips on scoring,” said Durgesh Mangeshkar, owner of the institute. He added that some coaching institutes in Pune are offering crash courses ranging from Rs 20,000 and Rs 40,000.

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At Deodhar Classes, the owner, Sandeep Deodhar, said the crash courses are being introduced but only for existing students, which will be free of cost. “There have been many queries but we have limited teachers and our batches for next year have also started. Hence, we will provide crash course only to our existing students. The other students can come for our test series which will start from May 15 and will be chargeable,” he said.

However, other coaching institutes ruled out free coaching.

Dev Jha, who runs Jha medical education services at Deccan, said the classes have begun since Tuesday for existing students. “There is barely any time left as we have to finish the entire syllabus of CBSE XI and XII in two months. Our students will only pay the base charges, which would be around Rs 10,000. However, for new students, the cost would be between Rs 25,000 and Rs 65,000, depending on the size of the batch,” he said.

At Aakash Institute, director Aakash Chaudhry said, across India, a two-month crash course will start from May 16 besides a test-cum-discussion series. He said while the cost varies from city to city, it would be between Rs 8000 and Rs 20,000.

Staffers at another coaching class said the crash course would begin from mid-May and have a capacity of 60 students. “The fees for inhouse students would be Rs 30,000 while new admissions would be Rs 40,000,” she said.

Harish Butle, who runs DEEPER that conducts mock tests, said soon both online and offline mock tests would be available, although for a charge.

Meanwhile, students who are already burdened by the SC decision, said that they now have to study for additional two months. “A last-minute exam has been introduced and we have to study hard in two months to crack it. We are already nervous as there is a vast difference in syllabus and marking system. Compounding to that, our parents have to spend so much money, first on CET classes and now, crash courses. If we don’t manage to clear the exam, it would be a waste,” said Saloni Shah, a MBBS aspirant.

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    Sikander Singh
    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
    I took coaching for NEET from Aakash Insute. They really helped me to develop my skills . There study material is amazing.
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      S prarthana
      May 16, 2016 at 7:54 am
      The students I'll face the problem who r not studied in english medium in which inspired to become doctor
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        MOpinion FromAvailableInfo
        May 13, 2016 at 5:17 am
        I want the extra 2 months to study more :)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I dint do well in exam till now.. I hope to perform in this new;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So state students.. dont cause trouble because your syllabus is different..
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          May 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm
          I have got 120 marks in pat so will I clear it and I am general category
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            May 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm
            Please reply fast to my question
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            May 11, 2016 at 4:28 am
            Neet is only for medical and not engineering😛😛😛
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              sourabh kapoor
              May 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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