NEET 2018: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination was concluded on Sunday, May 6, at various centres across the country. The students’ rate this year’s paper moderate to tough. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Soumya Chandra Das, a student of Belur High School said, “The paper was moderate, however, the Botany part was really tough to answer, and Physics, a quite lengthy.” Another student in Delhi said, “Questions in Botany are quite conceptual, without understanding the subject it is hard to answer.” He rated the overall paper moderate with Chemistry the easiest of all.”
Arjun Mohan, VP – Marketing and Teacher, BYJU’S said, “The question paper was of a moderate difficulty level and any student who had put in consistent hard-work should have done well in today’s examination. This year’s examination is in continuation with the trend of making questions more relevant to evaluating the aptitude for admission into the medical and dental course with a higher focus on deeper understanding of the concepts and application.”
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the examination every year for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses all over India, lakhs of candidates apply for admission in medical colleges. With tough competition and a vast syllabus, months of dedication, focus and hard work is required to excel in the same. Apart from Hindi and English, the board has conducted the examinations in languages like Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
However, the examination hit controversies in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, as most of the students got their allocated seats in other states. More than 2,000 candidates have to travel in states of Kerala and Karnataka, and some even to Rajasthan for the examination. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has made an announcement regarding the provision of Rs 1,000 monetary assistance along with the train fare to every NEET aspirant from the state who will travel to other states to appear for the exam.