The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET (UG)), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical and dental colleges in India.
The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prior to 2019, the test was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in partnership with Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd headquartered in the US.
NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. However, many colleges and institutes had taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses.
NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India. In 2018, around 80% of the candidates wrote NEET-UG in English, 11% in Hindi, 4.31% in Gujarati, 3% in Bengali and 1.86% in Tamil.
After the enactment of NMC Act 2019 in September 2019, NEET-UG became common all India entrance test for admissions to medical colleges in India including the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) which until then conducted separate entrances
Preparations for the engineering/medical entrance exams should be started from the beginning of the high school education, i.e., from class 9th. At this stage, students are mature enough to realise their interests and abilities based on which they can decide their career path.
Generally, students prepare for two years during Class XI and XII before appearing for NEET. When preparing for NEET, it is advisable to follow a chronological order of topics in the syllabus. Topics that are dependent on each other will help you remember the concepts better.
If you are a medical aspirant studying in Class 10 and wondering how to start preparing for NEET from Class 10, you are at the right place. Securing a very good rank in exams like NEET needs one to prepare seriously right from the beginning. Although the Class 10 syllabus is not included in NEET, it forms the foundation for what you are going to study in your Class 11 and 12. Having a strong foundation in your Class 10 syllabus will definitely help you understand the concepts and topics of Class 11 and 12 syllabus upon which the NEET syllabus is based. In this article, we will give detailed information about how to start preparing for NEET from Class 10. Read on to find out.