Registration of NEET UG 2019 in November

NEET UG 2019- The online registration for the NEET Examination scheduled to be held on May 5, 2019, will commence on November 1, 2018, as per NDTV report. This is the first NEET to be owned by the newly formed examination conducting body, the National Testing Agency (NTA). The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till May this year.

The examination is conducted annually for admission to the MBBS/BDS courses in the country in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India, under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through the Act of Parliament, i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry, according to the report.

While forming the NTA, as a single body for conducting entrance examination in India, the Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar had plans to hold the medical exam, NEET, twice a year as a computer-based test. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare expressed concern on the additional pressure it would put on the medical aspirants if the examination is held twice a year, noted the report.

The upcoming edition of the NEET will be a single exam and will be held in pen and paper mode. The review will be conducted in the same pattern as it was held last year and in the same number of languages. Aadhaar will not be mandatory for NEET 2019 registration, added the report.

How to excel

Most students are aware of the fact that competitive exams are the deciding factor to transition into a prestigious degree college with a course of their choice. But at the same time cracking the 12th-grade board exam is equally essential, considering that the scores are going to stay with these students forever.  This makes the entire year of 12th grade one of the most stressful phases of a student’s life. If you are a student, balancing both the board exams and the competitive examinations can be a challenging task, says the report. This is amplified by the thought of planning a decent career. NDTV spoke Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Toppr who gave five essential tips that students should keep in mind to ace both board examinations and competitive examinations.

Prioritise instead of balancing

While you all might be thinking of showing some leniency towards board exams, remember that these scores will be considered for your MBA or a Master’s degree abroad as well. Moreover, the board exam curriculum creates the base of your competitive exam syllabus. This clearly shows that you must understand your board syllabus thoroughly to attain the desired rank in your competitive exam.

 Discover the standard parts and master them

Whether you are aspiring to become a biomedical engineer, metallurgist, food technician or a surgeon, entrance examinations usually have some common elements with subjects from your board exam. In this case, jot down the standard topics, start with studying your board exam subjects well. Wherever these common topics appear, practice both the formats in depth. This will save a lot of time and also help you in developing a profound knowledge about these topics.

Create a plan

Are you preparing for the upcoming JEE Main in January 2019? Pay as much attention as possible to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Ensure that you are studying from both perspectives – board and JEE. If possible, opt for an early date for JEE so that you have ample time to review the other subjects until your board examinations. If you are already confident about your board preparations, utilise the breaks between your board exams to continue studying for your competitive exam – like JEE and NEET exams which will be held in April and May.

Meanwhile, if the candidates are eyeing NEET 2019, focus on physics, chemistry, and biology until one and a half month before their board examination this is when they will start paying attention to the board subjects. Once their studies are over, they might as well shift back to NEET which is scheduled in early May 2019.

 Stop rote learning and clear your concepts

Competitive examinations like JEE and NEET are testing the candidates on their analytical, problem solving, and mathematical skills. There are very few theoretical questions asked. This indicates that rote learning will be of no help in cracking them. Students also have the advantage to subscribing to eLearning apps. Here they can watch videos repeatedly until they have a thorough understanding of the concepts. Some of the apps also give students them the opportunity to clarify their doubts instantly through live chats with academic experts.

Solve mock tests and previous years’ question papers to know where you stand

There is a common saying, “Practice makes perfect”. Once your concepts are clear, it’s time to get your hands on some mock tests and previous years’ papers of NEET, JEE and even your board exams. This will give you a reality check on the topics that you need to emphasise on. Moreover, such tests also let you manage your time and stress well. You need to wait to complete your entire syllabus first before you start taking mock tests. Once you finish a few topics, you can start solving the questions for these topics. This will give you a fair idea about the difficulty level of the examination.

Juggling between any competitive examination and a Board examination can be extremely stressful, notes the report and adds that while the list of tricks and guidelines might go on, the most crucial thing during this period is to stay calm and focused while studying instead of getting scared by the result. So be open to pushing their limits and give these examinations their best shot, adds the report.

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