Medical aspirants across the country have shown immense interest in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate (UG) exam, with over 21 lakh candidates registering for it this year. This marks a significant increase from the previous year, where 18 lakh 72 thousand students had applied for the examination.
The registration process for NEET UG 2023 was concluded by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on April 6, 2023. The exam is set to be conducted on May 7, 2023, and is expected to see over 20 lakh candidates taking the test.
Career Counseling Expert Parijat Mishra from ALLEN Career Institute shared that the increased participation could be attributed to various reasons, with the centralized admission system being one of the biggest factors. Mishra stated that earlier, admission was only given on MBBS seats, but now admissions are also done for dental courses, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Veterinary courses of AYUSH, paramedical, and nursing courses.
The NEET UG 2023 exam pattern remains the same as previous years, with the exam being conducted for a total of 720 marks. Each question carries 4 marks, and there is negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer. Questions will be based on Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
The exam will be held in a single shift between 2 PM and 5.20 PM in 13 languages, including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The exam city slip and admit cards are expected to be released by the end of April.
Medical aspirants have been preparing tirelessly for the NEET UG exam, with many seeking admission to the top medical colleges in the country. The NEET UG exam is one of the most competitive medical entrance exams in India, and securing a good rank in the exam is crucial for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field.
As the exam date approaches, students are advised to stay focused, calm, and well-prepared for the exam. The NEET UG exam is an opportunity for medical aspirants to showcase their knowledge and secure a bright future in the medical profession.