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The journey of becoming a successful doctor in India with NEET exam

Becoming a doctor is a dream of most of the students in India. They start looking for the right entrance exams immediately after completing 10th class. Students choose Science with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to meet the eligibility criteria of NEET exam– the only medical entrance exam across India for admission in medical and dental colleges in India. Students start preparation of the exam along with their regular school classes and join different coaching institutes in class 11 only. Successfully qualifying this exam is the first step in the journey of becoming a doctor in India. If you also want to become a doctor and looking for the right process, this article is for you.

About MBBS

To become a doctor in India, you need to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). This is an undergraduate course in medicine and surgery, the duration of which is five and a half years. Earlier there used to be many medical entrance exams for different colleges and states, but from 2017 onwards, after the order by the Honorable Supreme Court, NEET exam was made the only medical entrance exam all over India. Now the only exam in India is NEET for medical courses except AIIMS and JIPMER. Students who want to get admission to medical and dental colleges in India need to clear NEET, AIIMS or JIPMER.

Those who successfully clear this exam and get admission in a college of their choice need to complete MBBS in three phases. The first phase teaches you about pre-clinical subjects, the second phase includes training in the para-clinical subjects and the third phase comprises the main clinical course.

If you want to become a successful doctor in India, this blog can be extremely helpful to you. You just need to follow the mentioned steps and achieving your goal of becoming a doctor won’t be tough.

Step 1: Choose the right stream and subjects after 10th and Perform Well

If you have decided that you want to become a successful doctor, you need to opt for Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in class 11. Only the students who have passed 12th class with these subjects can apply for medical entrance exams like NEET.

Just choosing science with PCM will not make you a doctor. Every medical entrance exam has its own eligibility criteria in terms of minimum passing marks. Minimum passing marks to apply for NEET exam 2019 are 50%. Students passing 12th class with 50% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology can apply for the medical entrance exam.

Step 2: Applying for NEET exams

As NEET is the only medical entrance exam for admission in medical colleges all over India, students need to apply for this exam. All the details from the application process to the last date to apply for NEET exam, fees, exam pattern, result etc. are available on NEET official website. Students who want to appear for the exam should regularly visit the site to check application form and fill the same before the last date.

NEET 2019 Schedule: February Session

Online application starting October 1, 2018
Last date to fill online application October 10, 2018
Application correction window To be notified
Admit Card release date To be notified
NEET 2019 Examination start date February 3, 2019
Examination end date February 17, 2019
Release of official answer key To be notified
Declaration of results By the first week of March 2019


NEET 2019 Schedule: May Session

Online application start date Second week of March 2019
Last date to submit online application Last week of March 2019
Application correction window To be notified
Admit card release date To be notified
NEET 2019 Examination start date May 12, 2019
Examination end date May 26, 2019
Release of official answer key To be notified
Declaration of results By first week of June 2019


Step 3: Start Preparation of NEET exams

Don’t wait to fill NEET form to kick-start your preparation of medical entrance exam. Once you have decided that you want to take the exam to become a successful doctor in India, start your preparation immediately. Now it might be a selection of the right coaching institute, buying books for self-study or getting guidance from the teachers in your school.

Check NEET syllabus on its official website and buy the right study material. Majorly NEET syllabus covers topics from class 11 and 12 syllabi. So, even if you carefully read NCERT books and understand all the concepts, you can prepare for the exam.

Step 4: Practice for Revised NEET Exam Format

CBSE was the exam conducting body for NEET till 2018, but from 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the exam. NEET will be conducted twice a year now from a single admission process. As per the revised pattern, NEET will now be a completely computer-based test. So to prepare for an online test, you should also opt for the right platform.

The only way to get accustomed with the CBT pattern is to solve as many NEET mock tests as you can in an online format. You can easily find NEET test series online for practice. Eduwhere is one such platform that provides mock tests for this exam. The questions provided in these mock tests are presented by experienced educators and can help you for better. It won’t be just fruitful to strengthen your preparation but will also help you understand the NEET paper pattern and form your strategies accordingly.

Step 5: Counselling and admission to a medical college

After the announcement of NEET exam results, a merit list of the students with top All India Ranks (AIR) is prepared. They are then called for the counseling round by different medical and dental colleges, based on the course they have applied for. In the counseling process, students also need to book their seat by paying the admission fees which varies from INR 15 – 40 lacs in private medical colleges and somewhere around INR 30,000 to 90,000 in government colleges.

As the medical entrance exam will now be conducted in February instead of May, you now have a limited time left for NEET preparation. Utilize your every minute wisely to ace the exam and get a step closer to your dream of becoming a doctor. Don’t wait for NEET registration to begin to start your preparation. If you have made up your mind and decided to score high in NEET exam results, just start your preparation from today.

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