CBSE AIPMT/NEET Exam Pattern (2014)
Are you contemplating to aspire for seeking admission in MBBS and BDS courses in government or private medical colleges in India? Here, the NEET exam – the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (or NEET-UG) – is a qualifying medical entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the prospective students. The exam is carried out by the MCI (Medical Council of India).
The All India Pre-Medical/Dental Examination (AIPMT) exam in 2013 has been replaced by the NEET exam for admission to medical colleges. Though, the first NEET medical entrance exam was held on May 5, 2013; due to some reasons the NEET exam for 2014 was withheld by the Supreme Court. Now, the medical entrance exam to be carried out by CBSE in 2014 will be the AIPMT exam.
NEET/AIPMT Exam Pattern
As notified by the MCI for the NEET-UG exam in 2013, the pattern for AIPMT 2014 is the same. The exam will be based on the following pattern:
• It will be an offline test with Pen and Paper.
• The duration of the exam will be 3 hours — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• The exam will consist of a total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions which will have 4 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each section will have 45 questions.
• With negative marking, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
The syllabus for NEET/AIPMT medical entrance exam covers the Class XI and Class XII NCERT textbook syllabus prescribed by CBSE. With the NEET syllabus being quite vast, students appearing for the exam should get their fundamental and conceptual knowledge of all subjects right.
• The syllabus of Physics and Chemistry needs to be studied thoroughly along with special attention on numerical problems. The Question paper contains nearly 70 percent and 50 percent problems (numerical) from Physics and Chemistry respectively.
• Questions more frequently asked from the topics comparing to other topics include mechanics, electrodynamics and modern physics from the Physics syllabus.
• In Chemistry questions from all three topics physical, organic and inorganic chemistry are frequently asked.
• In the Botany and Zoology sections, the topics from which questions are generally covered include the living world, structural organs in plant and animal, reproduction, ecology, plant physiology, animal physiology, and biotechnology.
On the whole, the 2014 NEET/AIPMT exam pattern and syllabus will remain unchanged from last year. Students seeking to appear for the medical entrance exam should be well versed with the NEET exam pattern and should study the NEET syllabus comprehensively.