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NEET aspirants may require 10-15 percent more marks for admission compared to 2017

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

 National Eligibility cum entrance Test NEET 2018 was held across the country in 136 cities through 2255 examination Centres. Around 13.2 lakh students appeared for the examination and answer keys were published by different agencies. Parents and students are anxious about the outcome of the result and ranking benchmarks. NEET 2018 was comparatively easy when compared to previous three NEET question papers. Of the total 180 questions, biology questions were comparatively easy and Chemistry was moderate and Physics questions were tough and time consuming. Each question carries four marks and there is negative marking system for wrong answers. Total marks for the NEET is 720 of which fifty percent will be from Biology and 25 percent will be from Chemistry and Physics each. Of the total 180 questions 170 questions were moderately answerable by a bright student while 10 questions were tricky in nature. An average student can answer up to 110 questions without losing much negative marks. Examination pattern and easy nature of the questions predict that maximum score will be around 700. Eligibility criteria will be fixed based on 40 percentile of student’s performance. Compared to previous year minimum eligibility will be around 130 plus. Since the questions were comparatively easy when compared to last year, we can expect up to 10-12 percent increase in NEET marks among students. This will surely reflect in the admission process.

NEET envisages admission to 66000 MBBS and BDS seats across the country. Admission to allied health and Agriculture degree courses in Kerala will be through NEET. The courses include Ayurveda, Homeo, Sidha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary Science and Fisheries. With the emergence of NEET there will be substantial shift in rank position for allied health and Agriculture courses. Selection for MBBS and BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BSc (Agriculture), BSc (Forestry), BVSC&AH and BFSc programmes will be through NEET rank list.
Medical Counselling committee will make Centralised online allocation process for Medical and Dental seats for Government, Deemed, Private, ESI and Armed forces Medical Colleges in the Country. Commissioner for Entrance examinations, Kerala will prepare a rank list based on NEET marks and facilitate admission process in the State. Probable prediction of NEET marks suggest that required ranks for getting MBBS in Government Medical colleges in the state may be beyond 600 marks. Those above 500 marks will be eligible for Swasraya merit seats and those aspiring for management seats may require minimum 380 -400 marks. 5-10 percent variation can be expected depending upon the trends across the country including increase in seats. Deemed and private Colleges under merit quota outside the State require minimum 450 marks. Students aspiring for Dental seats may require 15-20 percent more marks when compared to 2017 last ranks. This will reflect in allied health and agriculture courses in the State.
While opting for online counselling process, parents and students are required to assess fee structure, last year rank position and the changing trends including the appropriate guidelines and deadlines issued by MCC. Those aspiring for Medical education in non English speaking countries like China, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Philippines, etc require NEET eligibility.
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