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NEET 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Over 15 lakh appear, cut-off likely to go higher than last year

NTA NEET 2019 Exam Analysis HIGHLIGHTS: The examination was concluded on May 5 across the country except for Bhubaneswar

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NTA NEET 2019 Exam Analysis HIGHLIGHTS: Check paper analysis, students’reactions

NEET 2019 Exam HIGHLIGHTS: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 was concluded on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The examination has been started from 2 pm.

Due to the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, NEET examination will not be conducted in Bhubaneswar today.

IN PICTURES | NTA conducts NEET 2019 for the first time, over 15 lakh appear for exam

Candidates need to be careful about the venue and reporting time. The NTA recently changed exam centres of many students citing Lok Sabha elections and ‘unavoidable circumstances’ as the reason. Thus, candidates need to download the admit card again from the official website, ntaneet.nic.in and check the exam venue.

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Admit card will have revised test venue, date and time of exam which is May 5, 2019 (2 pm to 5 pm for all). Reportedly, many students complained that they have been given the wrong exam date on the admit card. The same was later rectified.

Among the recent instructions released by NTA are reporting and gate closing time. Students need to report at test centres by noon and the gates will close at 1:30 pm. As per rules, no latecomers will be entertained.

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NEET 2019 Exam HIGHLIGHTS: Check analysis, students' reactions, other updates 

How was NEET paper, expert's take

NEET 2019 was conducted in the second half of today. Exam duration and the pattern of the exam did not pose any differences when compared to previous years except for the fact that in Biology the questions were shuffled across Botany and Zoology.

Exam was below expected levels of difficulty with respect to Physics; generally students were happy about the increase in the number theory based questions or simple application based numerical. Compared to 2018, 'Physics was a piece of cake', exclaimed a student.

One could say that Chemistry was also considered 'easy' - most questions were direct and not demanding complex understanding or calculations.

Biology takes the center stage with questions off-NCERT questions, slightly confusing match the following type questions and lengthy to read theory questions. Experts are sure that students would have had a tough time with Biology in NEET 2019.

- Paper analysis by Bhuvana Anilkumar, Head JEE & NEET exam, T.I.M.E.

South Western Railway requests HRD to re-conduct NEET

South Western Railway PRO: We will write to Ministry of HRD to re-conduct the NEET exam for students, who were travelling in the Hampi Express and missed their exam due to a delay in train reaching the destination, reported by ANI 

'Overall NEET 2019 was of moderate difficulty level with Physics being the most difficult,' says Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Educational Content, Toppr.com

Overall NEET 2019 was of moderate difficulty level with Physics being the most difficult of the three subjects while Biology was the easiest but lengthy. The expected cut off for today's exam is 130- 140.

Out of the total 45 questions in Physics, 9 were tricky, 25 of medium difficulty level and 7 were easy. In Chemistry, the questions related to chemical reactions were tricky. Out of the total of 45 questions in Chemistry, 7 were tricky, 20 were of medium difficulty level and 18 questions were easy. Biology section was the easiest but the lengthiest with 45 questions each from Botany and Zoology. Out of total 90 questions, 35 were easy, 45 of medium difficulty level and only 10 questions were difficult.

NEET 2019: Check expert's reactions

The overall level of the NEET examination was between easy to moderate level. Most of the questions were based on NCERT textbooks. There were no surprises in the exam. The pattern was similar to that of last years. No section was particularly difficult. There were almost 7-8 questions directly taken from previous year’s paper and NCERT textbook. The questions were direct. An aspirant who has studied from NCERT, will be able to score well in the exam. The expected general cut off for NEET qualified would vary between 125-135. But for admissions in colleges the cut off may vary 510-520.

On the whole, Physics section was easy, however, some students faced difficulty in Physics numericals. Chemistry section was of moderate difficulty level. Whereas Zoology and Botany were a mix of factual and easy conceptual questions with high weight-age given to Microbes in Human welfare in Botany and cell the unit of life having in Zoology respectively.

- Navin C Joshi, Academic head and VP (NEET and JEE) at Gradeup

On inquiry, the student told the constable he had forgotten to bring his photograph without which one cannot take the test. Understanding the situation, Saravankumar took Rs 40 from his pocket and handed it over to the anxious student to enable him take the photograph which he eventually took and attended the exam.

The gesture of the policeman won the appreciation of one and all at the exam venue, as reported by PTI

Cop's timely gesture helps student take NEET in Tamil Nadu

Timely help from a police constable helped a student appear for NEET Sunday after the latter arrived at the examination hall without his photograph. The constable P Saravanakumar, on security duty at the National Model School, a NEET exam centre, noticed a student looking helpless and wandering about aimlessly, as reported by PTI.

NEET 2019: Check the last year cut-off

Last year, the cut-off for the general category was (691-119), Other Backward Class was (118-96), Scheduled Class and Scheduled Tribe was (118-96).

How was Biology

The Biology teacher Amritanshu Mitra said, “The Biology paper was moreover moderate with most of the questions came from Human Psychology, Reproduction, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Ecology. Most of the questions were based on NCERT syllabus. There were 58 questions from the 12th standard and 35 from 11th standard.”

How was the Chemistry paper

According to Chemistry teacher Mahua Mukherjeee, "The Chemistry portion was moderate, and the questions asked from both 11th and 12th syllabus. The section had one or two conceptual based questions with most of them can be rated from moderate to easy." "The questions were mostly based on NCERT pattern, while some of the questions were out of syllabus."

How was the Phyics paper, check expert's reaction

Amritlal Goswami, the teacher of KV Kolkata rated the NEET paper average, saying, "The questions in Physics were more conceptual and application based. The Chemistry, Mathematics portion are easy to crack." "The Physics paper has 45 per cent questions from Quantum Mechanics and rest from the other part. About 45 per cent of the questions are easy, 35 per cent moderate and another 20 difficult," the teacher said.

NEET 2019: Check students reactions

Over 15 lakh students who had appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) on Sunday, May 5 found the paper moderate, with Physics most difficult. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Debarati Halder, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Kolkata said, "The paper was moderate, however, the Physics portion was really tough to answer." The student rated Chemistry and Mathematics the easiest of all. Another student Dattatreya Mukherjee said, "The Physics portion was tough and lengthy, however, the rest of the question was quite easy to answer."

NEET 2016, a report

1,71,329 applicants from the general category have qualified for the admissions in medical and dental colleges. More girls — 2,26,049 — qualified for admissions to medical and dental colleges than boys — 1,83,424. Of the nine transgendered applicants, four had qualified.

NEET 2017 cut-off

The qualifying percentage for the unreserved category was 50 per cent and the qualifying score as per qualification percentile (out of 720) was 131. For OBC/ SC/ ST category, it was 107 and the qualifying percentage was 40 per cent (107 percentile). Similarly, for physically challenged, it was 118.

Siddaramaiah criticises Modi, Piyush Goyal after 500 students miss NEET exam in Karnataka

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah criticised Indian Railways for their incapabilities saying, ""Mr. @narendramodi, You pat your own back for others' achievements but will you also take the responsibility for your cabinet min' incapabilities. Hundreds of students in Karnataka may not be able to take up NEET because of delay in the train services."

Over 500 miss NEET exam in Karnataka

Over 500 students appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Test) in Karnataka have missed the examination as the Hampi express delayed for over six hours on Sunday.The 16591- Hampi Express enroute to Bengaluru reached at 2:30 pm, an hour after the scheduled reporting time, 1:30 pm. As reported by News 18, over 500 students missed the examination

NEET 2018, a report

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country was conducted by CBSE in 136 cities as against 107 last year. "A total number of 13,26,725 students had registered for the exam, of whom 5,80,648 are males and 7,46,076 females and one transgender. The exam was conducted at 2,225 centres from across the country," a senior CBSE official said. The board established 43 new centres this year to accommodate the higher number of applications, as reported by PTI.

NEET 2016, a report

1,71,329 applicants from the general category have qualified for the admissions in medical and dental colleges. More girls — 2,26,049 — qualified for admissions to medical and dental colleges than boys — 1,83,424. Of the nine transgendered applicants, four had qualified.

Confidence is good. But overconfidence is a bane

If you believe you can, you will. Confidence is a great thing. It helps ward off anxiety and fear and instills immense positivity. With confidence, students can definitely take up challenges with more certainty and a positive mental attitude. Overconfidence, on the other hand, can be a menacing threat. It may restrict the thinking abilities of students. They may incline to take things for granted, overlook studying the question, feel no need to check their answers or see any point in revising.

NEET 2019: What to do Hours before exam

Students should sleep well the night before the exam. Good sleep not only stimulates the memory but also tends to increase the attention span. Since NEET UG 2019 is going to be conducted in the afternoon, students are advised to eat light before the exam. They should also avoid reading at least two hours before the exam to help refresh the mind.

12 lakh appeared in NEET 2017

Nearly 12 lakh students appeared in the NEET 2017 of which about 10.5 lakh students have given the exam in either Hindi or English while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students have appeared in eight vernacular languages.

NEET 2017 results: Navdeep Singh tops exam

Punjab’s Navdeep Singh has scored the AIR 1 rank this year with a total score of 697 marks. This year, 611539 have qualified the medical entrance examination which was held on May 7. Of these, 266221 were male aspirants while 345313 are females. Eight transgenders sat for the exam out of which five have qualified the NEET 2017.

NEET UG 2019: Check Biology syllabus

1. Diversity in Living world

2. Structural organisation in animals and plants

3. Cell structure and function

4. Plant physiology

5. Human physiology

6. Reproduction

7. Genetics and evolution

8. Biology and Human welfare

9. Biotechnology and its applications

10. Ecology and environment.

NEET UG 2019: Paper pattern

The NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry and biology.

The NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry and biology.Of the total 180 questions, 90 would be from biology and 45 each from physics and chemistry. Preparation syllabus includes the whole of Class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. Every correct answer would fetch you plus four marks and every incorrect answer results in a negative mark. Questions that are not attempted do not have any penalty marks. So, choose your battles wisely, if you do not know a question for sure, do not mark it.

Coordinate with the clock

Competitive exams are all about time management. Even after knowing correct answers to all the questions, there is a chance that a student might not be able to solve them in the assigned time. It is, thus, imperative for students to keep an eye over their watch so that they do not spend more time than planned on any question.

How to attempt for better score in NEET 2019

Often due to anxiety and in pressure to complete the paper in time, students tend to rush through the questions, overlooking essential information. They should instead carefully go through the question paper. A thorough and meticulous reading of the questions can help them register the key information, thereby enabling them to focus on what is asked and ignore extraneous information and proceed directly to determining the correct answer. Special focus should be given on the words NOT, INCORRECT, CORRECT etc. while answering the question with best-suited option.

NEET 2019: How to mark attendance

Candidates must enter the required details in the test booklet, attendance sheet and OMR answer sheet. They should place their signature (in legible running hand) and left-hand thumb Impression twice and paste the Photograph at the appropriate place in the Attendance Sheet. They also need to place their signature (in legible running hand) and Left Hand Thumb Impression on Side-2 of the OMR Answer Sheet. They should ensure that their Left-Hand Thumb Impression is clear and not smudged.

NEET 2019: Check Test Booklet

Candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet code printed on Side–2 of the Answer sheet is the same as printed on Test Booklet and ensure that the Test Booklet contains as many numbers of pages as written on the top of the cover page of the Test Booklet.

NEET 2019: Banned items

Candidates are not allowed to carry instrument/ geometry/ pencil box, handbag, purse, any kind of paper/ stationery/
textual material (printed or written material), eatables and water (loose or packed), mobile phone/ earphone/ microphone/ pager, calculator, DocuPen, slide rules, log tables, camera, tape recorder, to wear/carry any type of watch including electronic watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the examination hall/room.

NEET 2019: Documents to carry

Candidates need to carry a copy of admit card in form of an A4 sized coloured pint out, at least two passport-sized pictures as uploaded on the application form and a valid photo id proof which can include Aadhaar, PAN, voter ID etc. Students belonging to PwD category who wish to avail benefits need to carry a certificate too.

NTA NEET 2019 Exam Analysis HIGHLIGHTS: Check paper analysis, students'reactions

NEET 2019 Exam HIGHLIGHTS: Candidates must enter the required details in the test booklet, attendance sheet and OMR answer sheet. They should place their signature (in legible running hand) and left-hand thumb Impression twice and paste the Photograph at the appropriate place in the Attendance Sheet.

They also need to place their signature (in legible running hand) and Left Hand Thumb Impression on Side-2 of the OMR Answer Sheet. They should ensure that their Left-Hand Thumb Impression is clear and not smudged.