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NEET 2022 Exam Pattern

The NEET 2022, as announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be held on the 17th of July, 2022. The exam is The last date to register for the exam was 20th May 2022. This year the exams have seen a rise of nearly 2.57 lakh registrations for the exam, breaching the 18 lakh mark. 

The latest update said that any corrections or changes to the NEET 2022 registrations can be made until the 27th of May, 2022. This window opened on the 24th of May, 2022. This allowed the registered candidates to edit and change their credentials. The exam is usually conducted in pen and paper mode between 14:00 hours and 17:20 hours. The NTA had confirmed the dates and the criteria on its official website long back. 

The exams have seen a record increase in aspirants, breaching the 18 lakh mark for the first time. The exam is a common entrance test for MBBS, AYUSH, nursing and veterinary schools. With the latest announcement, female candidates can now qualify for AFMS Medical Colleges via the NEET. The exam is conducted usually based on questions on Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with the combined syllabi of Class 11 and 12. These are generally Multiple Choice questions bearing 4 marks each. 

Let’s take a look at the key takeaways that will help us understand the exam pattern better:

1.  Marking Scheme

The total sum of marks for the entire exam in NEET 2022 is 720. The entire question paper consists of 180 questions. 

a) Correct answer: For each correct answer, a candidate is awarded +4 marks. Thus the total obtainable marks for all 180 questions is 720. 

b) Negative Marking: For each answer that is wrong, negative marking is levied. For each wrong answer, -1 is awarded to the candidate. 

c) No marks awarded: If a question is left blank then the candidate is awarded no marks.

2. Time Duration

The entire exam takes place for 3 hours and 20 minutes. It usually starts at 2 pm and the exam continues until 5:20 pm in the evening. The exam is mostly conducted offline in designated examination centres. These centres are finalized by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

3. Number of Questions 

The question paper consists of a total of 180 questions. These questions are divided into 3 sections, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Each section is discussed as follows:

  1. Physics: The Physics section is further divided into two sections. Section A and Section B. Section A consists of 35 compulsory questions, and Section B consists of 15 more questions from which the candidates have the choice to answer any 10. 

b) Chemistry: Similar to the Physics section, the Chemistry section is also divided into two more sections, Section A and Section B. Sections A has 35 compulsory questions. Section B has 15 questions, out of which the candidates are free to choose any 10 to answer.

c) Biology: This is the last and most weighted section in the entire paper. It consists of a total of 100 questions divided into two Sections: Botany and Zoology. Each of these sections, that is Botany and Zoology, is further divided into two sections, Section A and Section B. Similar to the trends in Physics and Chemistry. In Section A there are 35 compulsory questions. Section B consists of 15 questions out of which the candidates are free to choose 10 questions.

4. Mode of Examination

While there has been a lot of confusion and talks of the exam being online. The NEET board confirmed that the Examination will be held in pen and paper mode, which is offline. This means that the exams will be monitored better. This will also ensure a hassle-free experience and would mean that the exam does not get disrupted by a lack of internet connectivity.

The exam will now be available in bilingual test booklets with the choice of language from 13 different languages. This will allow the candidates to have freedom of language while giving examinations. It will also allow the candidates to understand and answer questions better, allowing them to have more scope for success. 

What you should knowDetailed overview
Total No. of Questions180
Total Obtainable Marks720
Marks for Each question4
Negative MarkingYes, -1 for each wrong answer
Total Duration 200 minutes

Table 1: Overview of exam details

SubjectSub-SectionSectionQuestions
PhysicsTotal in section45 out of 50 questions 
Section A35 (Compulsory)
Section B10 out of 15
ChemistryTotal in section45 out of  50 questions 
Section A35 (Compulsory)
Section B10 out of 15
BiologyTotal 90 out of 100 questions 
ZoologyTotal in section45 out 50 questions
Section A35 (Compulsory)
Section B10 out of 15
BotanyTotal in section45 out of 50 questions 
Section A35 (Compulsory)
Section B10 out of 15
Total Questions45 (Physics) + 45(Chemistry) + 90(Biology)

Table 2: Subject-wise questions breakdown

Figure 1: Marks Breakdown of Subjects in NEET 2022

The NEET examinations are becoming increasingly competitive in nature. With each passing year, there are more number of Registrations and more eligible and talented candidates. Hence, in foresight, it becomes extremely important to have a good idea of the Exam Pattern and the Exam syllabus.

With the ever-changing and updating list of Medical marvels it is indeed difficult to keep a track of these things. Thus, from the point of view of the candidate this becomes far easier when they are helped by Mentors or their teachers.


OMR Sheet and its Know-How

With OMR sheets being used to mark NEET exam answer sheets, It becomes very important to understand how to correctly use it. While the instructions are often provided on the sheet, itself, it is important to be prepared. Here are a few tips and important things you should know:

  1. Always use the pen provided at the Examination centers.
  2. Darken out your answer completely, and do not scribble on it. This will ensure the answer you have given to be registered by the Scanner.
  3. Do not chose multiple answers for the same question, unless specified.
  4. Do not cross or tick the answers. Always darken the circle completely.
  5. Make sure to write the Test booklet code on the OMR sheet.
  6. Use the designated sheets on the OMR for Rough work.

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7 Effective tips to help in your NEET 2022 preparation

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7 Effective tips to help in your NEET 2022 preparation

Now that the Registrations for NEET-UG 2022 are closed, aspirants have entered the most important phase of the examination. This is the time to start the final stage of preparation and clear concepts. This is the best time to begin all processes to prepare for NEET 2022.  This is the period of time when every aspirants must truly pull the reins, if they want to crack the NEET exam, 2022. We, at Parishrama, believe with the right kind of IMPETUS any preparation can be successful:

I – Important Topics

M – Mock Tests 

P – Patience

E – Emphasis

T – Thorough

U – Understand

S – Syllabus

  1. Important Topics to consider and concentrate on:

While all topics are equally important and one should not concentrate less on any one topic. However, it does help when you understand which topics carry more weightage. While the total number of questions is fixed at 180, the weightage of each topic may vary. It will help in preparation and give a sense of confidence about topics. All subjects; physics, chemistry and biology form an integral part of the exam pattern. Hence, it becomes very necessary to understand the topics which bear more weightage.

  1. Mock Tests and Solving Question Papers:

There is no  better way to prepare for an examination than actually giving mock tests. It is always advised to give as many exams, solve as many question papers as possible. It is advised to times oneself when giving the test. This will help gauge the overall performance, under pressure and time constraints. It is always fruitful to solve previous year papers, as this will give a good idea about the exam pattern. 

  1. Patience and allow ample time to rest:

This period of time can get particularly cumbersome and take a toll on one’s health. Thus, it becomes extremely important to give one’s self ample time to rest. It is advisable to create schedule that should be followed. This will not only help in catering to giving oneself enough rest, but also help prepare effectively and efficiently.

  1. Emphasis on Time Management

The importance of managing one’s time cannot be undermined. Being able to manage one’s time efficiently can help in preparation. It is always advisable to create a time schedule that will help track progress on each topic, from each subject. This will eventually help in understand one’s strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Thorough with the Topics:

Once the understanding and reading part of a particular topic, it is necessary that you are thorough with the topics. Take references from prescribed and NCERT books. This will help you be thorough with the explanations and topics. 

  1. Understand and conquer weaknesses:

This is the most important part of the preparation process. One needs to understand the weak links, or the lack of preparation in topics. This will help understand the topics which need to be revised. This can be done by revisiting the topics from NCERT as well as other prescribed text-books, simultaneously solving NEET questions from these topics

  1. Be Well-versed with the NEET Syllabus:

Preparation begins with understanding and figuring out what is in the NEET syllabus and how important it is. Without proper knowledge of syllabus it will be impossible to prepare. So, for beginners it is very important to know about the NEET syllabus and prepare for it. (Optional:  link to the Blog with NEET – UG syllabus)

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NEET Counselling 2022 – All Updates you need to know.

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NEET Counselling 2022 – All Updates you need to know.

In their journey to become a medical student, every aspirant must go through multiple stages. The last and probably the most significant one is the Counselling stage. This stage is where most aspirants understand and select their college and course of study. NEET Counselling is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Counselling has been made an online procedure since the inception of COVID, and aspirants can now choose their seats online. That is, they can choose from either MBBS/BDS based on their rank on the merit list. Here are some important facts and details that you should know about NEET Counselling 2022

1.  When does NEET Counselling for 2022 start?

The NEET exam is slated to be conducted on the 17th of July, and the registrations are currently open. The counseling begins roughly a month after the exam is conducted, in August. The counseling is done for only those candidates who have successfully cleared the examination. The Counselling dates are, however not announced yet. They are usually announced soon after the examination is conducted.

2. How long does the Counselling last?

NEET counseling can take up to 2-3 months, starting from eligibility status, to payment of fees. The entire process is very extravagant and each qualified candidate gets the opportunity to enroll in the course they desire. Online counseling takes place only in two rounds. 

3. What are AIQ and State Quota?

AIQ stands for All India quota. It accounts for about 15% of the seats in all the states. It is reserved for those students who have achieved exceptional rank in their exams. The State Quota accounts for the rest of the seats in each state, for every aspirant that has qualified. 

4. Which colleges come for Counselling?

NEET is a national examination, and colleges from all over the country come for counseling. Now that is the only single examination that is held for all medical colleges across the country. All colleges must select their candidates through this single counseling session. From renowned universities like Delhi University to private medical colleges, all come for counseling.

5. What happens after Counselling?

Once a candidate has selected their choice of study that is choose a BDS seat or an MBBS seat, they have completed the counseling process. The choice of seat, however, is not an exercise of free will. A candidate must secure a commendable position on the merit list. Only then they will be eligible to choose from state quota seats or, AQI seats.

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NEET Syllabus 2022 pdf Download | Parishrama NEET Academy

NEET syllabus 2022 pdf download for Physics, Chemistry and Biology

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a nationwide examination conducted for medical students. Every aspirant who takes

his examination needs to be well versed in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The syllabus and the question paper pattern are set by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA decides and chooses important topics from the class 11 and 12 syllabi.

The full syllabus is available for download from the Parishrama NEET Academy website. Some important topics that one can focus on for NEET examinations are discussed here: 

1. Physics:

The important topics in the NEET syllabus for Physics include Units and Measurements, Motion in One Dimension, Vectors, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Optics, Heat and Its Transfer, etc. These are some of the very important topics that have made frequent appearances in NEET questions papers. The complete syllabus can be downloaded from Parishrama’s Website. 

2. Chemistry:

The NEET syllabus for Chemistry is far more vast and inclusive of both Class 11 and 12 syllabi. While preparing for NEET 2022 one should not downplay the importance of Chemistry. Chemistry accounts for roughly one-fourth of the total marks in the NEET examination. It accounts for about 180 marks out of the total 720 and has about 50 questions.

3. Biology:

Biology, is essentially what the entire NEET exam revolves around. It is further divided into two parts, Zoology and Botany. Each subject accounts for 180 marks. Thus, Biology gauges for a total of 360 marks. This accounts for a whopping 50% of the total marks of the examination. 

An understanding of the NEET exam syllabus is often not enough to crack the exam. The exam pattern changes frequently, and it becomes necessary to understand which topics bear higher weightage. The National Medical Commission changes the syllabus and pattern depending on multiple scenarios and whenever it deems fit. Hence, it becomes necessary to understand the overall pattern and syllabus when it comes to preparing for the examinations.

The following tables gives a chapter-wise breakdown of the the syllabus of each of the subjects:

NEET 2022 Physics Chapter-wise Syllabus Breakdown

TopicAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Centre of Mass21.9%
Gravitation 23.1%
Kinematics22.9%
Laws of Motion
4
6.8%
Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids33.4%
Oscillations23.3%
Rotational Motion11.1%
Motion of Rigid Body36.9%
Units and Measurements12.2%
Waves23.8%
Work, Energy, Power13.8%
Kinetic Theory 12.2%
Properties of Bulk Matter13.2%
Thermal Properties of Matter12.4%
Thermodynamics36.9%
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism25.7%
Electric Charges & Fields32.2%
Electromagnetic Waves11.1%
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance22.2%
Electrostatics23.3%
Alternating Currents15.9%
Current Electricity22.1%
Electromagnetic Induction16.1%
Semiconductor Electronics:34.87%
Atoms and Nuclei24.8%
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter24.3%
Ray Optics and Optical Matter25.2%
Wave Optics24.0%
NEET 2022 Chemistry Chapter-Wise Syllabus Breakdown
TopicsAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Botany
Plant Diversity712.7%
Plant Anatomy34.4%
Morphology of Flowering Plants57.4%
Cell Structure & Function610.2%
Bio-Molecule33.1%
Plant Physiology912.9%
Plant Reproduction69.2%
Genetics and Evolution1624.3%
Ecology and Environment1116.4^
Zoology
Animal Kingdom310.2%
Structural Organization in Animals 24.8%
Human Physiology1445.8%
Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health618.2%
Origin & Evolution410.5%
Animal Husbandry13.1%
Biology and Human Welfare12.9%
Human Health and Diseases39.011%
NEET 2022 Chemistry Chapter-wise Syllabus Breakdown
TopicAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Bonding49.1%
p-Block26.9%
Periodic Table and Periodicity23.8%
Hydrogen 12.4%
s-Block13.3%
Coordination Compounds36.1%
d-Blocks & f-Blocks13.9%
Metallurgy22.2%
Quantitative Analysis11.8%
Organic Chemistry
Hydrocarbons24.42%
General Organic Chemistry25.2%
Haloalkane12.4%
Aldehydes22.9%
Polymer11.7%
Alkyl Halides, Alcohol and Ethers34.2%
Aromatic Compounds26.1%
Biomolecules24.2%
Carbonyl Compounds34.3%
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen12.78%
Chemistry in Everyday Life22.8%
Environmental Chemistry13.1%
IUPAC & Isomerism24.2%%
Practical Organic Chemistry32.1%
Physical Chemistry
Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry25.2%
Chemical Equilibrium13.4%
Ionic Equilibrium24.1%
Red-ox Reactions12.2%
Gaseous State13.2%
Mole Concept25.4%
Thermodynamics and Thermo-Chemistry13.1%
Chemical Kinetics24.2%
Solid State23.1%
Solution & Colligative Properties13.2%
Surface Chemistry24.2%
Electrochemistry13.1%

Being informed about the Syllabus can go a long way in helping one prepare for NEET 2022. However, the best way would be to solve as many questions and understand the question pattern. You can find new questions posted regularly on the Parishrama website. These Questions are based on the latest NEET 2022 syllabus, and have been curated from multiple sample papers to help you prepare!

Download the NEET 2022 syllabus PDF

NEET 2022 Syllabus download

Download Full NEET Syllabus 2022

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NEET Syllabus 2022 pdf Download | Parishrama NEET Academy

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NEET Syllabus 2022 pdf Download | Parishrama NEET Academy

NEET syllabus 2022 pdf download for Physics, Chemistry and Biology

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a nationwide examination conducted for medical students. Every aspirant who takes

his examination needs to be well versed in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The syllabus and the question paper pattern are set by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA decides and chooses important topics from the class 11 and 12 syllabi.

The full syllabus is available for download from the Parishrama NEET Academy website. Some important topics that one can focus on for NEET examinations are discussed here: 

1. Physics:

The important topics in the NEET syllabus for Physics include Units and Measurements, Motion in One Dimension, Vectors, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Optics, Heat and Its Transfer, etc. These are some of the very important topics that have made frequent appearances in NEET questions papers. The complete syllabus can be downloaded from Parishrama’s Website. 

2. Chemistry:

The NEET syllabus for Chemistry is far more vast and inclusive of both Class 11 and 12 syllabi. While preparing for NEET 2022 one should not downplay the importance of Chemistry. Chemistry accounts for roughly one-fourth of the total marks in the NEET examination. It accounts for about 180 marks out of the total 720 and has about 50 questions.

3. Biology:

Biology, is essentially what the entire NEET exam revolves around. It is further divided into two parts, Zoology and Botany. Each subject accounts for 180 marks. Thus, Biology gauges for a total of 360 marks. This accounts for a whopping 50% of the total marks of the examination. 

An understanding of the NEET exam syllabus is often not enough to crack the exam. The exam pattern changes frequently, and it becomes necessary to understand which topics bear higher weightage. The National Medical Commission changes the syllabus and pattern depending on multiple scenarios and whenever it deems fit. Hence, it becomes necessary to understand the overall pattern and syllabus when it comes to preparing for the examinations.

The following tables gives a chapter-wise breakdown of the the syllabus of each of the subjects:

NEET 2022 Physics Chapter-wise Syllabus Breakdown

TopicAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Centre of Mass21.9%
Gravitation 23.1%
Kinematics22.9%
Laws of Motion
4
6.8%
Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids33.4%
Oscillations23.3%
Rotational Motion11.1%
Motion of Rigid Body36.9%
Units and Measurements12.2%
Waves23.8%
Work, Energy, Power13.8%
Kinetic Theory 12.2%
Properties of Bulk Matter13.2%
Thermal Properties of Matter12.4%
Thermodynamics36.9%
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism25.7%
Electric Charges & Fields32.2%
Electromagnetic Waves11.1%
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance22.2%
Electrostatics23.3%
Alternating Currents15.9%
Current Electricity22.1%
Electromagnetic Induction16.1%
Semiconductor Electronics:34.87%
Atoms and Nuclei24.8%
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter24.3%
Ray Optics and Optical Matter25.2%
Wave Optics24.0%
NEET 2022 Chemistry Chapter-Wise Syllabus Breakdown
TopicsAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Botany
Plant Diversity712.7%
Plant Anatomy34.4%
Morphology of Flowering Plants57.4%
Cell Structure & Function610.2%
Bio-Molecule33.1%
Plant Physiology912.9%
Plant Reproduction69.2%
Genetics and Evolution1624.3%
Ecology and Environment1116.4^
Zoology
Animal Kingdom310.2%
Structural Organization in Animals 24.8%
Human Physiology1445.8%
Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health618.2%
Origin & Evolution410.5%
Animal Husbandry13.1%
Biology and Human Welfare12.9%
Human Health and Diseases39.011%
NEET 2022 Chemistry Chapter-wise Syllabus Breakdown
TopicAverage Number of Questions Each YearWeightage (Average of past 5 years)
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Bonding49.1%
p-Block26.9%
Periodic Table and Periodicity23.8%
Hydrogen 12.4%
s-Block13.3%
Coordination Compounds36.1%
d-Blocks & f-Blocks13.9%
Metallurgy22.2%
Quantitative Analysis11.8%
Organic Chemistry
Hydrocarbons24.42%
General Organic Chemistry25.2%
Haloalkane12.4%
Aldehydes22.9%
Polymer11.7%
Alkyl Halides, Alcohol and Ethers34.2%
Aromatic Compounds26.1%
Biomolecules24.2%
Carbonyl Compounds34.3%
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen12.78%
Chemistry in Everyday Life22.8%
Environmental Chemistry13.1%
IUPAC & Isomerism24.2%%
Practical Organic Chemistry32.1%
Physical Chemistry
Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry25.2%
Chemical Equilibrium13.4%
Ionic Equilibrium24.1%
Red-ox Reactions12.2%
Gaseous State13.2%
Mole Concept25.4%
Thermodynamics and Thermo-Chemistry13.1%
Chemical Kinetics24.2%
Solid State23.1%
Solution & Colligative Properties13.2%
Surface Chemistry24.2%
Electrochemistry13.1%

Being informed about the Syllabus can go a long way in helping one prepare for NEET 2022. However, the best way would be to solve as many questions and understand the question pattern. You can find new questions posted regularly on the Parishrama website. These Questions are based on the latest NEET 2022 syllabus, and have been curated from multiple sample papers to help you prepare!

Download the NEET 2022 syllabus PDF

NEET 2022 Syllabus download

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What are the Pros of a single NEET exam?

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What are the Pros of a single NEET exam?

In the wake of 2013, Indian medical students saw a revolutionary change. It changed the way they obtained a medical seat in the premier medical colleges of India. The two-tier examination was replaced by a single NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam. In more ways than one, this decision proved to be fruitful for the aspirants and the medical colleges. Now that it has been close to a decade since exams are conducted in this format, let us take a look at how things have changed and why a single NEET exam has proved to be a welcome decision:

1. Easier method of application:

A single NEET exam means that students no longer need to check their eligibility for multiple exams such as AIPMT Prelims followed by AIPMT Mains. This means that the students have a hassle-free way of finding their eligibility. It will lead to the students having more time to prepare for the exams. Moreover, students do not have to apply and study for two different examinations and can focus their attention on a single syllabus.

2. No barriers to Age limit:

The single NEET exam has seen multiple changes and reforms over its ten-year period. One major reform that was announced this year, for NEET-UG 2022 was the removal of any age restriction for the applicants. This is in line with the age-old saying that, ‘Education has no age.’ This will encourage more aspirants to enroll themselves. However, the minimum age to be eligible for admission is still 17 years.

3. No barriers to the Number of Attempts:

The National Testing Agency(NTA), very recently, lifted restrictions on the number of attempts that would limit students from realizing their dreams. This is yet another welcome change in the right direction. It will allow the aspirant to have multiple attempts to have the career of their dreams.

4.  Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are similar to what it was previously. In this sense, every student must have passed their class 12th examination with pure science, that is Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. They must have also completed a certain number of hours giving practice tests. 

5.  Eligibility of NRI’s (Non-Resident Indians)

The eligibility criteria for NRIs have been made less strict. NRI’s can now apply for NRI scholarships as well. This will enable more NRI and Indian-origin students living abroad to pursue world-call medical education from the best Indian medical colleges.

6.  All India Quota Seats and State Quota:

With the introduction of a single examination, NEET, all the medical seats throughout the country were categorized into two merit lists. The major portion of the seats was under the State quota (85%) and a smaller portion was under the All India Quota (15%). This method of selection ensured equal opportunities for all candidates, from every section of society. 

A single exam, in the form of NEET, has seen positive impacts in multiple sections of society. Especially with the minimum age down to 17 years and, no upper age limit, NEET has seen an astronomical rise in the number of registrations. Students and aspirants from multiple sections of society are now applying for the examination. Applicants are now free to give the test in languages they are comfortable with. This has given opportunities to more aspirants to apply. This was previously restricted and aspirants were allowed to choose their language only at the time of admission.

YearNEET RegistrationsCandidates Present for examCandidates absent from the examTrend
(in percentage)
201711388901025001113889N/A
20181326725119405313267216.5
20191519375141075510862014.5
2020159743513669452304905.1
202116147771544275705021.1

At Parishrama, we offer to counsel our students to help them make better decisions to give flight to their medical dreams. It becomes a very important aspect of every medical aspirants’ journey to understand what is best for them, thus through our counseling, we help every aspirant attain unparalleled success.

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Government Medical Colleges vs Private Medical Colleges – What type NEET Scholarship do they offer?

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Government Medical Colleges vs Private Medical Colleges – What type NEET Scholarship do they offer?

In the modern era, education has been pretty much standardized. The quality of medical education offered in, both Government and Private Medical Colleges is mandated by the Medical Council of India (MCI). This ensures that the quality of education is not tampered with. However, one aspect that does vary is their annual tuition fees. It is common knowledge and pretty much goes without saying the sheer difference between their tuition fees.

In retrospect, however, the price of Medical Education has always been exceptionally higher than any other field of study. Once an aspirant has cleared their medical entrance examination, they are hit with the harsh realization of the immense cost they have to bear to pursue the career of their dreams. And, aspirants who belong to low-income groups are left with little or no hope. Thus, the All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST) is held by the National Board of Examination was introduced. This examination gives the aspirants, who have low family income, an opportunity to pursue the career of their dreams. The Human Resources Development Ministry’s Department of Higher Education also offers scholarships, called the Central Sector Scheme for Top Colleges and Universities Students. These are two government-recognized Scholarships that are offered to underprivileged aspirants whose annual family income falls below a certain limit. 

All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST)

The AIPMST is the biggest Scholarship examination in India. It provides the qualified aspirants with a platform, an opportunity to pursue their Medical Dreams. The AIPMST is an exam conducted with all Medical College boards in unison and is unrelated to any State of quotas or reservations. This ensures a smooth as well as a reliable and fair examination for all aspirants. This Scholarship is offered for aspirants admitted to Government as well as Private Medical colleges. The percentage and extent of Scholarships however differ. 

Central Sector Scheme for Top Colleges and Universities Students

The Central Sector Scheme for Top Colleges and Universities Students is also one such Scholarship offered to students who are not able to overcome the sky-high tuition fees. In order to apply for this scholarship, an aspirant must have:

  1. More than 80% marks in their 12th  
  2. Family’s annual income must be less than 8LPA.
  3. They have also reserved 50% of their 80000 odd seats for girls which is a welcome sign for the female aspirants.

Multiple other Scholarships that are government-recognized are given to aid Medical students.

Dr. Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical Students: 

This scholarship was realized to offer financial assistance to the economically weaker sections of the society, to those who cannot afford the astronomical tuition fees. 

In order to be eligible for this Scholarship, a student must:

1. Have completed their 12th examination with at least 55% marks.

2. Must appear for the NEET exam and submit proof of their rank obtained.\

3. The income of the family of the aspirant must be less than 6 lakhs per annum.

All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination

AIYSEE or All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination was realized to help those who have are unable to pay the Medical tuition fees.

The eligibility criteria to attain the Scholarship are as follows:

1. Students must have passed or appeared in their 12th examination

2. They must also provide a Rank card as proof that they are appearing for the NEET examination.

3. The students must apply in February.

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test

The NEST conducted by the SEMCI and the Students’ Unity Foundation of India was realized to help medical aspirants across the country. This scholarship can be availed in 65 major cities across the country.

The key eligibility criteria for the NEST are:

1. Students must be studying MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BHMS.

2. Students must have obtained minimum qualifying marks in their 12th examination.

3. Students in senior years are also eligible to apply.

Vahani Scholarship:

The Vahani Scholarship offered by the Vahani Foundation, a non-profit organization is one of the biggest scholarships. They offer up to 100% scholarship with accommodation and laptops to the aspirants who come from low-income families. 

However, they offer this only a handful of exceptional Medical aspirants and the total number of seats is limited to 20.

 The particulars, however, differ. Some offer payment of complete tuition fees and accommodation, others offer only a percentage of the tuition fees. These scholarships are given to talented students and those who are truly remarkable, academically, but are unable to pay their medical tuition fees. These Scholarships will give the brightest minds in the country, an opportunity to live and realize their dreams.

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Brain Drain of Indian Medical Students

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Brain Drain of Indian Medical Students

The war waging between Ukraine and Russia has shed light on multiple things that are wrong with the world we live in. One particular aspect that has gained everybody’s interest is the number of graduates from India who were stranded in Ukraine. Furthermore, the staggering percentage of Medical students from these graduates, shed light upon the Medical Brain Drain happening in our country. The second most populous country in the world should, ideally, have the best healthcare and the best provisions for healthcare. And, we do not live in an ideal world, we live in a world where approximately 20,000 to 25,000 Indian Medical Students choose to study Medicine abroad. This is a staggering 50% of the total Medical graduates the country produces every year. The obvious question that comes to one’s mind is – “Why?”.

Well, there seems to be a very clear answer to this dilemma. India’s largest singular examination, the NEET exam, sees nearly 15 lakh students enrol for medical education. However, the number of seats reserved for them is a meagre 90675, not even 10% of the students get the opportunity to study MBBS or BDS, the course of their dreams. The other 14 lakh aspirants who hadn’t qualified are left with no other option except foraging to other countries in search of their dream from Foreign Medical institutions. The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has unearthed multiple loopholes, this one in particular about Medical education has caused a stir amongst citizens. Medical Education in India is on par with what is offered all over the globe and is oftentimes considered to be one of the best. However, the lack of infrastructure and the number of Medical Institutes in India is what has let us down. This was especially highlighted in a recent Press conference with our Honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. In his press conference, he urged the private Medical colleges to widen their scope and allow more students to graduate from under their institutions. It is also worthwhile to note that the total number of seats for MBBS students has now risen from close to 80,000 to nearly 1.5 lakh. The number has doubled ever since NEET exams were introduced. This is a positive sign for what is to come.

One other aspect that drove Medical Aspirants out of the country is the tuition fees of the Medical seats for students who have not achieved Scholarship. Non-payable Medical seats are what we train our aspirants for. To aim for the highest and not be content with what they already have. For students who have not achieved the cut off for obtaining Scholarships, their family income leaves them no other choice except to pursue their careers elsewhere, outside the country. The medical courses are far less expensive, and the flexible working policy allows them to take care of their expenses. This flexibility and the opportunity to ear for themselves makes it a more feasible option for our students to pursue their Medical dreams outside the country causing an inadvertent Brain Drain. The urge, from our Honorable Prime Minister, may see bold steps from multiple educational institutions to widen their scope and infrastructure to allow homegrown Medical Graduates to bloom. This may, in a few years, lead to fewer Medical aspirants flooding to foreign countries.

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What is NEET PG Eligibility?

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What is NEET PG Eligibility?

It is a common misconception amongst most aspirants and the general fol that once they have qualified for NEET exams and obtained their MBBS degree, their journey of becoming a Medical Practitioner ends. The truth is that NEET exams and obtaining an MBBS degree are the first stepping stone for those who want to become a Medical Practitioner or Healthcare Professional. Once an aspirant has completed their MBBS, BDS or any relevant degree, they need to choose their area of specialization. This is where most of the confusion begins. Essentially the term Medicine is very generalized and most people seem to underestimate the sheer depth of knowledge and study required to practice medicine. To elaborate, the study of medicine is widespread, that is, there are different PG degrees with different cut off marks and multiple difficulty levels. Hence, it becomes necessary for an aspirant to understand what their NEET PG eligibility is. To put it simply, NEET PG eligibility defines the credentials an aspirant must have to make it into the premiere Medical Institutions in India. For starters, NEET PG cut off would be their first stepping stone.

A candidate must possess the appropriate credentials or certifications which would make them eligible to appear for the NEET PG examination. The possession of the MBBS or BDS certification is a must. Only if this certificate, issued by the Medical Institution, is present with the candidate they will be eligible to appear for the NEET PG examination. One more aspect that is often-times neglected is the need for the Medical Institution to be recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Furthermore, multiple aspects come into the picture. Screening tests are held by Medical Institutes, to grade a candidate’s knowledge and if they should be offered a seat in the institution. This is followed by a temporary registration when they will be offered a registration certificate. This will help the aspirant keep a track of the status of their application and serve as a document of proof. Once an aspirant has cleared the examination. They will have the opportunity to choose between two fields of study. These are MD or Doctor of Medicine and MS or Master of Surgery. The former is for an aspirant who wants to practise as a Physician. The latter, MS, is for those aspirants who want to practise as Surgeon. 

An aspirant’s NEET Eligibility is not only defined by their marks or their position in the merit list. It also requires the aspirant to be extremely dedicated and maintain a disciplined lifestyle. As a PG student, in the field of Medicine, this forms a very important part of an aspirant’s lifestyle as it defines multiple aspects of their personality and, as said above, their dedication. We, at Parishrama, inculcate this very behaviour in our aspirants. We help build an environment that makes our aspirants dedicated. Postgraduate studies in most other disciplines are characterized by less theoretical and more practical knowledge sharing. However, Medicine is the only discipline wherein the theoretical and practical aspects of learning become exponentially more vast.

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Upacharitavya – A brief history of the NEET exam’s evolution

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Upacharitavya – A brief history of the NEET exam’s evolution

Medicine and India have always been synonymous. From, the dawn of time, as early as 800 B.C.E., Indians or Indian civilizations have been known for their medicinal practices. Regarded as one of the few early civilizations, along with the Chinese, Greek and Middle Eastern Civilizations, India has long been known to have the sacred knowledge to cure diseases. Modern-day medical practices have definitely changed and, the way practitioners go about their business has evolved. A piece of trivia for the young medical aspirants out there; The curriculum of ancient medicine in India included the requirement of the knowledge of distillation, cooking, horticulture, metallurgy, sugar manufacturing, compounding of metals, etc. This tells you how much the ancient man had to know before they are certified at practising Upacharitavya (Medicine). The staggering similarity is what’s worth noticing. These skills helped the practitioners, in the primaeval times, to formulate medicines of their own and treat their patients. 

In old scriptures such as the Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Medicine, there are well-documented texts that thoroughly describe the act of performing surgeries, treating wounds and transplantations. These scriptures also included creating and formulating medicines that are, in the modern-day, termed Ayurvedic medicine. In a country that is almost always associated with diffidence and overall lack of technological advancements, one can only imagine the amount of rich heritage we possess, considering we are credited as one of the first civilizations to practice Medicine. It is needless to say, we have come a long way, especially in this regard. What India has accomplished in this sector is unparalleled, and quite fascinating. In recent history, Governmental reforms have changed the previous method of having a separate exam for every college to streamline it to a single All India examination now. It has allowed aspirants from all sectors of society to have equal opportunities in premiere Indian Colleges. 

Medicine, as a discipline, has grown in more ways than one yet, the core essence remains the same. One aspect of primaeval medical education is, having a very disciplined lifestyle. A lifestyle that required the students to live away from their families, with their mentors. This enabled the students to understand their mentor’s lifestyle and hence be able to learn every aspect of their teachings. In history books, these places are known as ‘Gurukuls’ and, the teachers are called ‘Gurus’. This period or Ashrama was known as the ‘Brahmacharya Ashrama’. During this period the pupils were meant to learn and acquire knowledge from their “Gurus”. We, at Parishrama, share a similar ideology. We have a strong belief in this exact method of education. With our multiple teaching programs, we have infused the archaic lifestyles and modern methods of teaching to allow the aspirants to learn and undoubtedly crack the examinations with ease. In the larger scheme of things, we at Parishrama believe in helping every single aspirant to achieve their dream of being a Medical Practitioner. These archaic methods of teaching have proven to be effective and fruitful as it teaches academics and fosters a disciplined way of life in them, which is necessary for being a successful Healthcare Professional. At Parishrama we help inculcate these ideals and materialize your dreams.

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Which is the right place to start your NEET exam preparations?

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Which is the right place to start your NEET exam preparations?

NEET exams are, in all terms, one of the largest single entrance exams in the world. The past year had seen close to 1.5 million registrations, and it is predicted that the number is set to go up further. And, with an increasing number of Registrations, one can only think that the chances of cracking the exam for a single individual will decrease. It becomes that much tougher to get through and be eligible for the 15% reserved for All India Quota (AIQ) seats. Hence, it becomes necessary to prepare. Although it might seem easy to say, preparation for exams in the right way is far from easy. We, at Parishrama, offer you that kind of guidance. We not only have tailor-made courses that are bound to give you success, in the exams but also give you the edge over your peers, international graduates and Indian NRI’s. 

While one can argue, that there are multiple ways to prepare for NEET examinations, there is only one way to be a winner. It is common for most of us to discredit the work that comes along with giving the exams. And, this is exactly what separates the winners from the rest of the crowd. There are multiple centres, academies and coaching centres that provide great coaching for NEET, but will they make you a winner? Maybe, maybe not. Yes, study materials, tests, and lectures are important, but we at Parishrama give you something unrivalled. The way we teach, we bring out the winner in you. We help you believe and materialize your dreams. With the Parishrama NEET Long Term Course, we aim at delivering NEET coaching of the highest pedigree, from the most knowledgeable and leading educationists in Bangalore. It comes complete with a hand-crafted breakdown of your time with us, which will ensure that you can manage your time effectively whilst preparing for one of the biggest eligibility tests in the country. 

There are many good NEET training and coaching institutes that offer NEET preparation in their special ways. These coaching centers will give you and make you exam ready and maybe even help you crack the exams with ease.  However, as an aspirant, it becomes important that you brace yourselves for more than just the exam. Once, you have successfully cracked the exam and become eligible to be enrolled in premiere Indian Colleges, the hustle gets bigger. In the modern-day, being a Medical Practitioner is not easy. Most blogs and professionals from multiple fields put Medicine as one of the most difficult professions. And, as an aspirant, you need to be mentally prepared for what is to come. As, we said earlier, at Parishrama, we are keen on delivering you the NEET coaching you deserve. In addition to the aforementioned NEET Long Term Program, which comes complete with Hostel Services, we also have the NEET Postal Graduates, for aspirants who are looking for guidance and stellar lectures that will never fail to make you crave for more. 

With the NEET exam is getting more recognition and more aspirants becoming aware of the exams, the exam to qualify will get tougher and so will the journey that comes after you crack the exam. We, at Parishrama, want to offer you the ability to cope with what comes with cracking the NEET exams. We offer you a way of life, the Parishrama way of life. Learn more about the way of life we offer at: https://parishramaneetacademy.com/about-us/

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