4 Important Things You Need To Know About NEET 2019

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a highly competitive medical entrance exam taken by a large number of medical aspirants every year. Around 66,000 MBBS seats and 27,000 BDS seats in government and private colleges across the country are filled through NEET. This year, NEET will be conducted by the newly-formed National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 5. Here are some important things that every medical aspirant should know about NEET 2019 –

Increase in the number of candidates

This year, a record number of candidates will appear for NEET. As per NTA, 15.19 lakh candidates have registered for NEET 2019, which is around two lakh more than last year. In 2018, 13.26 lakh candidates had registered for the exam. NEET 2019 application process ended on December 7, 2018. One of the reasons why NEET exam registrations went up this year is that the Supreme Court allowed candidates above 25 years of age to register for the exam.

No age restriction (for now)

A day before the last date to register for NEET 2019, the Supreme Court allowed students above 25 years of age to appear for the exam. As per the SC order, the last date to register for the exam was extended by a week (to 7th December 2018). However, it was an interim order and the Court made it clear that the final admission will be based on the outcome of the case. It must be noted that CBSE had placed an age restriction for taking NEET, which was challenged in court by the affected students.

Exam to be conducted once

Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had announced that NEET will be held twice a year. However, upon recommendations of Health Ministry, the decision was rolled back. The Ministry also did away with the decision to conduct the exam in computer-based mode amid concerns that it will place the candidates from rural areas at a disadvantage. So, NEET 2019 will only be conducted once, in pen and paper mode.

Exam to be conducted in the afternoon

NEET 2019 will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. It’s a general belief that most students feel more attentive and fresh during the morning time. Therefore, the decision to conduct the exam in the afternoon has left them feeling perplexed. It is important for students to prepare themselves for the afternoon exam by practising mock tests during the afternoon. NEET coaching centres provide various mock tests that prove to be of great help.

With over 15 lakh candidates appearing for the exam, the competition for MBBS and BDS seats is expected to be more difficult this year. However, with the right preparation, you can crack the NEET exam and realize your dream of becoming a doctor.

Preparing for IIT JEE and NEET – Your Role As A Parent

In India, engineering and medical entrance exams are fiercely competitive. Every year, lakhs of students compete for a small number of seats in India’s top engineering and medical colleges. As the students are selected on the basis of their scores in entrance exams, a lot of importance is placed on the result of these exams. The pressure to succeed on students can sometimes be overwhelming. If not handled well, it can cause a lot of stress and can have a negative impact on a student’s physical and mental well being. They need to manage exam stress brings us to the important role parents play in alleviating fears and anxiety associated with entrance exams.

The support provided by parents during the exam preparation phase can be of great help to children. Many parents wrongly believe that enrolling their children for the coaching classes exonerates them from other responsibilities. The truth is, even the best coaching institute for IIT JEE preparation cannot step into the shoes of parents when it comes to providing emotional support to children.

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Here is how the parents can help children stay focused and stress-free while preparing for engineering and medical entrance exams –

Realistic Expectations

It’s natural to want your child to succeed in life. However, an acute desire to see your kids making it big can leave you disillusioned. As they say, your kids are not your second chance in life! Having unrealistic expectations from children can cause a great deal of discomfort to both parents and children. Moreover, it puts kids under unnecessary pressure. While it’s good to encourage children to do their best in entrance exams, but you, as a parent, must keep your expectations real.

Communicate

Communication is the essence of any relationship, and parent-child relationship is no exception! During the exam days, it becomes all the more important for the parent to communicate with their children. It’s important to tell your child that an entrance exam is not the make-or-break moment for them. Using phrases such as ‘it’s just another exam’ and ‘your life doesn’t depend on it’ can work wonders when it comes to relieving exam-related stress among children. Besides, communicating regularly will also keep you updated on the progress they are making in their curriculum.

Healthy Lifestyle

As children try to balance school and engineering/ medical coaching classes, they often tend to ignore their health. Many students stay up late at night to study for exams. This can leave them sleep-deprived and can have a negative impact on their performance in the exam. Proper sleep, healthy diet and regular exercise can make a world of difference as far as the health and well being of students is concerned.

Also, it is important for the parents to ensure that they choose a good coaching centre that provides the right guidance to the students. Reynott Academy in Jalandhar is a premier coaching centre that specializes in IIT JEE coaching and AIIMS/ NEET coaching.

11 Important Things Every Student Should Know about JEE and NEET Exams

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced major changes in the national level engineering and medical entrance exams. From 2019, candidates will be able to take the IIT JEE Main exam twice a year. The change has been introduced to make the examination system more student-friendly and minimize the incidents of paper leak. Here is everything you need to know about the new examination system-

Is it mandatory for the students to appear for JEE Main Exam twice a year?

No, it is not mandatory to sit for JEE Main twice a year. Candidates can choose to appear only once if they are satisfied with their scores in the first attempt. However, candidates can take this test again to improve their ranks (higher of the two scores will be considered for admissions).

Will NEET also be conducted twice?

No. NEET will be conducted only once in 2019. Although, the HRD Ministry had earlier announced that the NEET exam will also be conducted twice a year, it has now withdrawn its decision.

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Who will conduct JEE Main and NEET?

JEE Main and NEET will be conducted by the newly-established organization – National Testing Agency (NTA).

It must be noted that CBSE will no longer be the conducting body of JEE Main and NEET.

Will JEE Advanced also be held twice?

No. It will be held once only. IITs will continue to host the JEE Advanced exam.

Will JEE Main and NEET be conducted online or offline?

JEE Main will be a computer-based test. NEET, on the other hand, will be held in offline (pen and paper) mode.

How will the final scores be calculated in JEE Main?

The scores obtained by candidates in two sitting will be equated using standardisation techniques and psychometric methods. The higher of the two scores will be used for admissions.

Is there any change in the exam pattern and syllabus of JEE Main and NEET?

No. The exam pattern and syllabus of both the exams will remain the same.

Will the candidates be able to choose the date of JEE Main exam?

Yes. As per the latest changes, JEE Main will be conducted in multiple (eight) sittings. A candidate will be able to choose the date of the exam.

What other exams will be conducted by NTA?

Apart from JEE Main and NEET, NTA will conduct National Eligibility Test (NET), Common Management Admissions Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT).

When will the JEE Main exam be held?

JEE Main 2019 dates are as follows –

Phase 1 Phase 2
Application Form 1st Sept – 30th Sept 2018 8th Feb – 7th Mar 2019
Date of Exam 6th Jan – 20th Jan 2019* 6th Apr – 20th Apr 2019*
Result 31st Jan 2019 30th Apr 2019

*(eight sittings, candidates need to choose any one sitting)

When will NEET 2019 be held?

NEET 2019 will be held on 5th May 2019.

Events Dates
Application Form 1st Nov – 30th Nov 2018
Date of Exam 5th May 2019
Result 5th June 2019

What are test practice centres?

Test practice centres will be established by NTA for the benefit of rural students. These centres shall remain open on Saturdays and Sundays. Students from rural areas will be able to use this facility free of charge to prepare for entrance exams.

If you have any more doubts or queries related to the latest changes in JEE and NEET, you can contact the experts at Reynott Academy who would be happy to answer your questions.

Reynott Academy – One-Stop Destination for JEE and NEET Aspirants

A very warm welcome to the blog and news section of Reynott Academy – a premier coaching institute for Engineering, Medical and Foundation programs. This blog is the space where we give our readers the lowdown on India’s most prestigious entrance exams.

In India, medicine and engineering have always been the most sought-after career choices. A large number of students appear for NEET, IIT JEE Main/ Advanced and other competitive entrance exams to realize their dream of studying in top engineering and medical colleges across the country. With so many students vying for a small number of seats, the competition in these exams is, to put it mildly, fierce.

At Reynott Academy, we don’t just prepare our students for these highly competitive entrance exams, we also prepare them for their future by providing them opportunities for broader, deeper learning.

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Instead of looking at these exams as the be-all and end-all of a student’s life, we focus on providing the right guidance to our students and encourage them to pull out all the stops and give their best performance on the exam day.

Our classroom courses are designed to impart the knowledge and skills needed to crack the entrance exams. Apart from IIT JEE Main & Advanced, NEET and AIIMS Test preparation courses for Class XI and XII students, we also offer Foundation Courses to students studying in classes VIII-X.

However, at Reynott Academy, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond the classroom. We realize how important it is to forge deeper connections with our students and their parents. And for that, we need an effective communication channel that helps us connect with our readers.

Hence, this blog!

The Reynott Academy Blog is the platform where we….well, we do a lot of things here.

We share our knowledge with the readers, identify the learning needs of our students and help them stay motivated through the ups and downs of the preparation phase.

This blog is the place where we walk with our students on their journey to India’s top engineering and medical colleges, and also make their parents a part of this journey.

We know a lot is happening in the world of engineering and medical entrance exams, like the big changes in the IIT JEE Main and NEET exams announced by the Ministry of HRD recently. At Reynott Academy Blog, we cut all the brouhaha and provide you all the updates and information in an easy-to-grasp form.

Stay tuned as we strive to make the life of JEE and NEET aspirants a little easier!