The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 has been scheduled for May 5. This is the first time when NEET examination is being conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) that has replaced the competitive exams related functions of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The online application process for NEET 2019 for admission to the undergraduate (UG) courses like MBBS have begun from November 1, 2019. With so many changes pertaining to medical education, it is expected that admissions for MBBS, quality of medical education and NEET exam is going to be more much- more transparent this year.
“The formation of NTA is a welcome move for medical colleges and MBBS aspirants. There have been instances in the past where things did not go too well as far as NEET examination and admissions to medical education is concerned. Amendments made by the Government of India looks promising and I am certain that there is a lot more in the bag for medical fraternity,” said President of MCI recognised Texila American University based in Caribbean, Saju Bhaskar.
In a move to help students, NTA has uploaded expert lectures for NEET UG to prepare candidates for this crucial examination. These videos have been created by IIT Professors and subject – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
“Students will have to prepare really well for NEET examination as over 7,000 new registrations will add to NEET since the examination has been mandated for overseas MBBS aspirants. Further, in a move to support the Government in preparing students for NEET, Texila Academy, an exclusive platform for NEET preparations, will be rolling out free study material and unveiling digital classrooms for NEET aspirants. The study material will be chalked down by experts in the field and we will promote it through digital platforms,” adds Mr. Bhaskar.
The NEET UG- 2019 shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This will be a single exam in pen- and- paper mode. The duration of paper would be three hours.