The NEET is a medical entrance test for all candidates who aspire to pursue a medical career. As a result, if you want to pursue an undergraduate degree in medicine after Class 12, you must clear NEET. This highly competitive test is conducted annually by the NTA (National Testing Agency) in the offline mode (pen and paper test).
While lakhs of students register to participate in NEET and take the test, only a part of them manage to secure a seat and make it to the NEET counselling process. This is due to the limited number of seats available. In this article, aspirants get answers to the most commonly asked questions on NEET.
What type of questions are asked in the NEET?
Response: The NEET asks objective-type questions – MCQs (Multiple choice questions). A total of 180 questions out of 200 are to be answered. The maximum mark that can be scored in this test is 720.
Is the NEET tough?
Response: The NEET certainly is a challenging examination given the subjects involved, the vastness of the syllabus, the time span in which each question is to be answered, the difficulty level of the paper, etc. Through NEET, a limited number of seats can be filled compared to the number of applications received, thus ensuring meritorious candidates make it through. Having said that, over the years, we have also witnessed candidates scoring 720 out of 720. So, it all comes down to the preparation of candidates.
How many times can a candidate appear for the NEET?
Response: While earlier, there was a limit on the number of times a candidate could take NEET, there is no such restriction now. A candidate can now appear for the examination as many times, provided the minimum age criteria of 17 years is met.
Are NEET questions repeated?
Response: Usually, previous years’ questions do not reappear in the question paper. However, the concepts on which questions are asked are repeated, as the syllabus over the years has more or less remained the same. Candidates can go through the important chapters and questions to get an idea of recurring concepts.
Why are there 200 questions in the NEET now? Do I have to answer all of them?
Response: 200 questions were given to strike a balance in reducing the syllabus on different boards (a concern that was raised earlier due to insufficient preparation time after the exam date announcement). One only has to answer 180 questions. In each subject – Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology – Section A and Section B are provided, and 35+10 questions must be respectively answered from these sections.
What are the minimum marks required in the NEET for MBBS?
Response: It depends on the NEET cut-off released for that particular year. Every year, the NTA releases the cut-off marks for NEET, which vary based on different factors, such as the number of participating candidates, difficulty level, etc. The minimum qualifying percentile for candidates belonging to the general category is 50 percentile, and for the unreserved category, it is 40 percentile.These are some commonly asked questions on NEET 2023 and their responses. For NEET exam details and other related content, subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube Channel.