Aspirants for the two competitive exams—JEE and NEET— can now have a moment of respite, with the HRD ministry on Sunday stating that fresh dates for the exams will be announced on May 5.

The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to put a check on the spread of the virus containing the COVID-19 spread.

The fresh dates will be announced by HRD Minsiter Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on May 5. This will put an end to uncertainty for the aspirants. The minister will also interact with students online the same day,” a senior ministry official said.

He had also mentioned that the Minister will also be talking to the students through an online session on the same day. It is expected that MHRD Minister Mr. Nishank will make the announcement during his webinar which is scheduled from 12 noon to 2 pm. This is been done to help students get some clarity about the competitive examination and to prepare for the same accordingly.

During his interaction with the students, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is expected to field their questions regarding college sessions and entrance examinations, according to sources.

As per the reports, the JEE and NEET exams are like to be conducted by the end of June.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had earlier deferred that the JEE Main Exam 2020 which was scheduled to be conducted on April 5,7,8 and 11 has been rescheduled to the last week of May. The NEET exam, which was supposed to be held on May 3, was also postponed due to the extension in the lockdown period.

Dr VK Paul, the Niti Aayog Member Health and chairman of MCI Board of Governors has ascertained that the government has made provisions to increase the number of MBBS seats in medical education by 2024. This agenda was taken with the idea of attaining the required number of specialist doctors, which is, in fact, five times more difficult to attain. Further, he added that over 80,000 PG medical seats will be added in the coming year of 2024 with the inclusive proposal of private sector healthcare providers.

According to Mr VK Paul, India will have additional 2,500 new hospitals in the coming five years and thereby creating about 25 lakh additional jobs. Thus by 2024, India will meet the WHO norms of having one doctor per thousand patients.

At the launch event of the certificate course on

“Specialist Training To Tackle The Burden of NCDs” organised by FICCI, Dr VK Paul said: “ with the improvement in the ease of doing business in the private healthcare sector, new players will enter the sector which will not only create new employment opportunities but also provide better healthcare services.”

FICCI in association with NITI Aayog has been working on identifying alternative methods to strengthen the number of specialized doctors in the country can be scaled up due to high burden diseases and conditions. In this regard, FCCI went ahead and partnered with Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) to launch the Diabetes Certificate Course for General Practitioners (GP). This initiative was taken considering WHO statistics of 69.2 million Indians who are suffering from diabetes in 2015 and there is no good number of endocrinologists to deliver them with this specialized care.

Appreciating on this government’s efforts towards health, (Hony) Brig Dr. Arvind Lal, Chairman of FICCI Health Services Committee & CMD, Dr Lal Path Labs said that we often quote the British, US, Cuban, Thai and Indonesian models of healthcare, but with Ayushman Bharat a new model has emerged from the soil of India.

Basically, FICCI-ECHO Diabetes Certification Course for GPs is a 20-week program that will be initially taken up as a pilot project to give training to 100 GPs on the management of diabetic patients.

A city-based private NEET coaching centre, Namakkal, Madras faced protest from students and their parents. Subsequently, a complaint has been filed against the centre alleging them for cheating by providing poor facilities to the students.  The case was registered under IPC Sections 267, 406, 420, 506 (1).

According to inside sources, the NEET coaching centre which was run by M Udhayakumar (36 years) was operating inside the campus of a private college. This centre which was offering NEET crash course had accommodated about 300 MBBS aspirants. They had charged Rs 46,000 from each student. Allegedly they took Rs 20,000 as the advanced payment.

When the students were approached they had claimed to have received poor quality food and facilities in the institute. Further, they claimed there were about 20 students in the same room.  The dissatisfaction had grown to a high level and nearly 200 students dropped the course and returned to their home town.  The parents also came up with the same issue and eventually, Velagoundampatty police station filed a complained against the NEET coaching centre. Thereafter police started its investigation regarding the matter.

Earlier, Madras High Court had permitted to private matriculation schools to conduct summer break coaching for class XI and XII students who wish to sit for NEET exam.  A direction came from the justices N Kirubakaran and S S Sundar on Public Interest Litigation that Private Schools are no more allowed to take coaching classes during this summer breaks and if there is any violation noticed against this order, actions will be taken against them.

NEET Coaching Centres which was profiteering by collecting coaching fees have been stopped by an order issued by the director of matriculation. Students will no longer face any harassment or loss of money due to this path-breaking order.

With NEET UG 2019 right around the corner, it is time for you to not only boost up your preparations but also to stay motivated so that you achieve your medical career goals. As over 15 lakh candidates will be taking the national level medical entrance exam on May 5, you need to focus on specific topics now and revise smartly to maximise your score. Here are some quick NEET 2019 last minute suggestions that will help you study better and utilize your time in the final few days –

Revise All Concepts

Thoroughly revise your NCERT books and go through all the highlighted points. Invest adequate time during the final few days to revise the important concepts and formulae from all subjects. Take notes in a sheet and read it at regular intervals. This will help you save time, learn faster and improve your self-confidence.

Study All Important Topics

With only a few days left now, it is crucial that you know the most important topics and revise them the most to score the highest possible marks.

  • For Physics, the focus areas are Optics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics and Thermodynamics.
  • For Chemistry, focus more on General Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium, Mole Concept, Periodic Table, Coordination Chemistry, p, f block elements.
  • For Biology, devote ample time in revising Genetics, Ecology and Environment, Cell Biology, Basics of Biotechnology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Morphology and Physiology.

Focus On Your Strengths

During your NEET 2019 preparation, there must be some topics that you will find easier to understand and have a strong command over them. So, make sure to revise those particular topics more often and make your strengths even stronger. Avoid concepts that you may find confusing or harder to grasp. This is perhaps one of the best the NEET 2019 last minute suggestions to score the highest marks.

Brush Up On Graphs & Diagrams

Another crucial last-minute tip for NEET UG 2019 is studying with extra focus on utilizing graphs and diagrams, especially when you are revising in the last few days before the medical entrance exam.  Diagrams & graphs will enable you to revise quicker, remember certain points clearly and save time as well.

Keep Yourself Motivated

It is common among some NEET aspirants to lose motivation to study and stay focused during the final few days of preparation. It has been a long and hard journey. But when you are this close to your dream, it becomes crucial that your stay focused and strong. Remind yourself of your dream and why you started in the first place. Note down what this means for you, your future and your family. Make sure to get rid of all doubts and negative thoughts and develop a positive mindset.

Be Confident During The Exam

It is only normal to feel nervous and anxious when going for NEET 2019. But you have worked hard enough and sacrificed a lot to back up now. So make sure to stay confident during the exam. Attempt all biology questions first, then answer chemistry sections and finally attempt physics questions. You must read the question paper properly before answering and deal with your strong areas first.
NEET is undoubtedly a difficult examination and you need to master your time management skills to accurately answer as many questions as you can within the set time limit. So stay calm, be confident and have patience while taking the exam. You will definitely crack NEET 2019 and grab a medical seat of your own.

Good luck!

NEET 2019 entrance exam for MBBS/BDS saw a record registration of 15.19 lakh candidates as compared to 13.26 lakh for NEET last year. Invariably, two lakh more candidates are going to appear for the exam with a growth of 14.4% from the last year.

According to Government Officials, this sudden rise in number is owing to NEET becoming mandatory for those who want to pursue medical courses in foreign universities. Much to their surprise, the number of female candidates who have registered is 1.5 lakh which his more than male candidates. Similarly, the number of OBC candidates is about 1.42 lakh which is again more than unreserved category candidates.

Another factor behind the alarming rise in number is the Supreme Court order passed a day before the expiry of the deadline of online registration. The Apex Court had allowed medical aspirants above 25 years to appear for NEET 2019 and likewise, NTA extended the deadline till December 7, 2018. These candidates include about 5,444 i.e., 0.3% who applied for the exam. However, the court has specified that their admission to the medical college will be dependent on the final outcome of the case.

As per the state-wise data, Maharashtra has registered the highest number of test takers with about     2, 19,883 candidates. This is followed by UP, then Tamil Nadu and the third place is Rajasthan followed by Bihar. City-wise, Delhi is the top choice for exam centre with about 56,683 candidates appearing for the NEET 2019.

States

Number of Registration

Maharashtra

2,19,883

UP

1,57,669
Tamil Nadu

1,40,385

Rajasthan

99,711

Bihar

84,443

 

This will obviously raise the standards of the NEET 2019 exam. So study hard to compete with the growing number of applicants to secure a seat in the preferred medical college. The agenda for the D- Day should be to stay focussed and keep up your confidence.

 

Appearing for NEET 2019? Then you need to know that are certain barred items in NEET 2019 that you are prohibited from carrying into the examination hall under any circumstances. All NEET 2019 candidates will have to go through compulsory and extensive compulsory frisking with advanced metal detectors right before they enter the centre.

However, the NTA has announced that in the case of female candidates proper measures will be taken for careful and sensitive frisking. The NTA will also issue detailed instructions accordingly to the authorities at the Examination Centres regarding the issue.

It is important that you don’t carry these barred items in NEET 2019 to the Examination Centre:

  • Stationery items like pen, papers, printed textual material, bits of papers, pencil box, writing pad, scale, eraser, pen drives, calculator, electronic pen etc
  • Gadgets & devices like Mobile Phones, Earphones, Health Band, Pager, Microphone, Bluetooth devices etc
  • Other items like cap/hat, goggles, wallet, handbags, belt etc
  • Any wrist watch, smartwatch, bracelet, camera and other similar items
  • Any ornaments
  • Any eatable items, home-cooked or packaged, opened or in a container, water bottle etc.
  • Any communication device like a camera, microchip, Bluetooth headset etc.

The examination centres will not take any responsibility for keeping any articles/items. Action will be taken against candidates found carrying any barred items as it will be regarded as use of unfair means. So act smart and avoid carrying any items mentioned in the list to the examination hall.

Good luck!

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has promised in its manifesto for Lok Sabha Election that there will be scrapping of NEET for medical admissions and ushering in quota in the private sector. DMK chief MK Stalin emphasised this while unveiling the salient features of the party’s manifesto.

Over the past few years, major political parties and students had raised opposition to NEET in Tamil Nadu which took a turn of emotive overtones.  In due regard, Stalin stated that steps would be taken for implementing reservation in the private sector. It was added that party will also waiver of all educational loans taken by students.

Besides, promises related to medical aspirants preparing for NEET, they also stated to reintroduce old pension scheme for both central and state government employees.  The party has also promised to regulate the prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas. The DMK is contesting 20 sets in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to its allies. The state goes to polls in a single phase on April 18, 2019.

 

Medical aspirants will soon have another reason to rejoice as NEET scores may possibly have a validity of 3 years instead of just one with the centre in consultation making excellent progress with the MCI.

Recently, a senior representative from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed & reported that the Health Ministry has given clearance to a proposal from the MCI-BoG regarding the extension of NEET score validity to three years.

As of now, the validity of NEET scores is only a year. But as the medical entrance test has become compulsory for medical studies abroad, any student wishing to pursue MBBS, whether from India or any foreign country, will be required to appear for NEET over and over again. It has been reported that the Medical Council of India Board of Governors proposal is highly favored not only by the MCI but also by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A senior official from the Health Ministry stated “This is being done to help students who might be living outside India and are willing to come back after becoming doctors. This will save students the hassle of taking NEET all over again if for some reason they can’t join a medical college in the year they appear for NEET.”

RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, one of the top medical colleges in Karnataka will now become a part of Tamil Nadu based Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute (Deemed to be University). This will lead to a huge fall precisely 250 seats in Karnataka MBBS pool along with more than 100 PG medical seats.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a notification confirming that the Medical College which is located in the city will become a constituent college of Dr. MGR Institute from the academic year 2019-20. Further, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) was asked by UGC to disaffiliate the college from its ambit.

According to official sources, the UGC in its notification mentioned that after it obtained the application from Tamil Nadu varsity, the UGC’s Expert Committee consisting of MCI nominee had scrutinized the application and placed before the commission. The commission accordingly approved the recommendation after much consideration of the committee report.

Dr. Naveen S, Principal of RajaRajeswari Medical College gladly stated:  “It is a big boost for us….when we become a part of a deemed university, our research work will improve, funding will be more and it will result in the overall growth for our institution. As of now, we get our funding from RGUHS, but that is very less.

The medical students enrolled in the RajaRajeswari Medical College prior to its inclusion under Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute will receive degrees from the RGUHS and those after its disaffiliation from RGUHS will be awarded degrees by MGR University.

NEET 2019 result will be declared in the first week of June 2019. After the declaration of NEET result, the counselling will start through online mode. The Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee will start the NEET 2019 counselling around second week of June 2019. The candidates must register online with the DGHS as soon as the NEET 2019 counselling starts. This NEET counselling will be conducted for the 15% of the total seats of all the government colleges (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir state) also known as 15% All India Quota seats, all the seats of Central and Deemed Universities, seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats available at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune.

The counselling of NEET 2019 for the remaining 85% State Quota seats of government colleges and all the private colleges will be conducted by the respective state authorities. Each state will release its own merit list, schedule and application form. Domicile rules will also be applied by states as per their policies. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges is also conducted by concerned State Counselling Authorities. The details and schedule of counselling is made available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directories of States.

Candidates are advised to get in touch with the respective counselling authorities and institutions concerned for state counselling details.

You can find below the counselling procedure of NEET 2019 for States for your better understanding:-

1. Registration:-

All candidates must do registration by logging in the official website. Without the registration candidates won’t be able to fill the college and course choice. On completion of the registration process, a unique User ID and Password will be generated and sent to candidates in their registered email ID and Mobile Number. With this ID and Password the candidates will be able to proceed further in the process of admission.

2. Submission of Choice & Locking:-

Herein the candidates get to fill the choices of course and colleges according to their preferences.  The candidates must click the Save button to lock their filled choices. Without saving the filled choices, the choices are not considered as locked choices. Candidates are also advised not to forget their filled up preferences.

3. Seat Allotment Result:

Within few days of choice locking, the seat allotment results would be declared by the authority.  This allotment will be as per the candidate’s filled choices. Candidates receive a SMS or Email regarding allotment of course and college.

4. Modify and Lock:

Those candidates who are not satisfied with the allotted seats can now modify their choices. They have to login with their credentials and modify their choices in the official website. After the process is done the candidates must lock their choices again.

5. Reporting to Allotted College:

As soon as the seats are allotted to candidates, they immediately have to report to the allotted college to confirm the seat.  Candidates then pay the initial fee to confirm their seat and complete their admission formalities. If they reach the allotted college after the given time period, then automatically the seat will get transferred to the next candidates.

6. Second Round of Counselling:

If the candidates are not satisfied with the allotment of seats, they are free to attend the next round of counselling. Candidates those will be allotted seats in the second round of 15% All India Quota counselling are not allowed to vacant the seat.

Admission 2019: Documents to be submitted for Counselling

-Mark Sheets

-10th & 12th Pass Certificate

-NEET 2019 Admit Card

-NEET 2019 Rank Card/Letter

-Category Certificate (If Applicable)

-Birth Certificate

-8 Passport Size Photos

-Identity Proof

-Provisional Allotment Letter

NEET 2019 Counselling Calendar:

Further, latest news and updates of counselling will be available in our website soon. All the candidates are advised to keep a constant eye on the same without a miss.