Medical Entrance Exam – NEET 2018

Carve a Successful Career in Medical Field

India is one among the largely populated nations of the world. So it has also a large number of ailing and aging people around the world. As per various studies currently India is having only 6 doctors per 10000 people which is very low as per WHO (World Health Organization) standard. There must be one doctor upon 10 people to provide an effective healthcare facilities. The statistics shows that India is having a huge scarcity of doctors both in urban as well as in rural India. A large number of doctors’, nurses and physicians are required to make healthcare facilities accessible to millions of ailing people of India.

A student can make a good career for himself or herself by choosing to become a doctor. If one has interest and a commanding understanding in Biology, Physics and Chemistry then one can opt to become a doctor.

Today medicine has become one of the most promising career field. One can earn well as well as derive satisfaction and get respect in society by treating diseased and ailing people. The field of medicine has undergone a lot of development and over years various specializations have merged. This has further broadened the scope of medical career. Some of the major specialization which can be done after earning the degree of MBBS are as follows –

  • General surgery
  • General medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT(Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Psychiatry

Now-a-days in cities a large numbers of Super Specialtyhospitals are mushrooming at faster rate, which has further enhanced the chance of employment of doctors, nurseand medical practitioners. A medical student can also go for super specialization in various newly emerged medical fields like –

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardio surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Pediatrics surgery

In an era of globalization which has opened the boundariesof nations, a medical student can easily get an opportunity to work abroad and carveout an impressive career for himself or herself.

In order to become a doctor a student should first of all earn a graduationdegree of MBBS (Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery) and thereafter acquire an experience of minimum 2 to 3 years by working in hospital under senior doctor. Besides MBBS a student can also choose to study BDS (Bachelor of Dental Studies). Some other courses which a student can study to become a doctor are as follows –

  • Homoeopathic medicine
  • Ayurveda medicine
  • Unani medicine
  • Siddha medicine.

In medical field besides being a doctor a student can also make a good career by becoming anesthetics, nurse, optometry, physiotherapist, prosthetics, radiologist spectra etc.

Some other courses which a student can choose to do in a medical field are as follows-

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nursing
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Homoeopathy
  • Dentistry
  • Nutrition
  • Immunology
  • Forensic physiology and sciences
  • Hospital administration
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Nursing
  • Sports medicine
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Mobility science
  • Hearing, language and speech.

HOW TO GET ADMISSION IN MEDICAL COLLEGES

 In order to get admission in Medical colleges after 12th class a student should appear for the NEET exam (National Eligibility Entrance Test). As per the rulings of the Supreme Court the NEET has replaced the AIPMT from 2016 onwards. Now, a student wishing to get admission in undergraduate courses like MBBS or BDS in any medical college, whether government or private, should appear for the NEET 2018 exam. NEET exam is the only gateway for admission in any private or government medical college. No other college or institution is eligible to hold medical entrance exam except AIIMS and JIPMER.

About NEET

NEET is a common medical entrance exam for all medical colleges in India, whether government or private. It is a national level medical entrance exam in which more than 10 lakhs candidates appear every year. The CBSE is the statutory body which is responsible for the organization and conduction this exams. The CBSE conduct this exam every year in the month of May. This exam is held only for one time in a year.

Eligibility criteria

  • Student should have done 12th class or equivalent in Science subjects with combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from any recognized University or Board.
  • The minimum percentage of aggregate marks scored by General Category candidate should be at least 50%. While SC/ ST/ OBC category of candidates are required to have scored a minimum aggregate marks of 40%in the 12th class. The physically handicapped candidates of General Category should have scored a minimum aggregate marks of 45% in the 12th class.
  • If an applicantis appearing in the final year of the 12th class, is eligible to appear for the exam.
  • The minimum age limit for this exam is 17 years. While the maximum age limit for the general category candidate is 25 years and 30 years for candidates belonging to SC/ ST or physically handicapped categories.
  • An applicant for this exam should be an Indian citizen. Candidates belonging to OCI (Overseas citizens of India) category are also eligible to appear for this exam.

 HOW TO APPLY OR APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEET 2018 EXAM

 A candidate wishing to appear for this exam can apply through online mode only. There is no any other mode to apply for this exam.

A candidate should visit the official website of CBSE for NEET exam. Here he should click on the link for the NEET exam. There are two stages of the application process. In the first stage a candidate should get himself or herself registered first,by entering few basic details like name, address and one’s valid email ID. Upon entering these details candidate is given login ID and password on his email Id. By entering login credentials one can access the application form. A candidate should fill the application form with all necessary details along with the application form. Candidate should also submit the requisite application fee and scanned copies of the required documents. The application fee can be paid through credit or debit card or through e-challan.

SOME PREPARATION AND SUCCESS TIPS FOR NEET 2018 EXAMS 

The NEET is one of the toughest medical entrance exam on national level. It requires a high level of preparation on the part of students to crack this exam. The first step towards any preparation for competitive exams is the mental preparation. A candidate should be first of all mentally prepared for the hard-work, discipline endurance and stay-focused throughout the year. Besides a mental preparation a student also needs to have some strategy on his part to crack this tough exam.

Here below we are giving some tips for preparation of the NEET 2018 exam:

  • Develop understanding about the syllabus. A students should understand all topics of the syllabus before pondering over to prepare for the exam.
  • A student should identify his or her weak and strong areas in the syllabus and start preparing for the exams accordingly.
  • One should first of all strengthen upon his or her weak areas and then proceed to work in stronger areas.
  • In order to shorten the time period of preparation for the exam a student should identify the inter-related topics and prepare for them at once.
  • A student should collect all important materials related to exams and must keep himself or herself updated in every subjects.
  • A student should devise different strategies and methods to prepare for different subjects, for example, in Biology some of the questions are informative and so a student is required to collect as much information as possible. While in Physics and Chemistry questions are often conceptual and a student should try to build upon his basics first.
  • A student should revise everything frequently and must solve as many sample papers as possible before the exam.
  • A student should also learn to manage time in an examination hall. There are 180 questions to be solved in 180 minutes. Ideally a candidate should spend no more than 1 minute over any question. Besides student should first of all answer all those questions known to him and only thereafter take up difficult and intricate questions, if the time permits.
  • Student should prepare selectively first and there after go for holistic preparation. But remember every topic of the syllabus is important from the examination point of view so a student should try to cover every part of the syllabus.
  • Student should also try to estimate the level of competition for the exam by taking the ratio of success and failure rate.

 

EXAM PATTERN OF NEET 2018

 The NEET 2018 exam contains an objective type of questions. It is a pen and pencil based exam. It is conducted through offline mode. There are 180 questions in the exam, 45 questions for each subject. A student should answer all questions in 3 hours. This exam has scheme of negative marking.

The language of this exam is English, however after the directions of the Supreme Court regional languages are also included in the exam from the year 2017.