Hyderabad: For first time admissions into all the medical courses would be done through the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Last year, admission convener quota seats of MBBS and BDS courses and Ayush courses were done through the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).
Close to one lakh candidates from Telangana state are likely to appear for the entrance test which is scheduled on May 7. About 11,35,104 candidates had registered for entrance across the country which is 41.42 per cent more than the last year’s number. The examination will have about 180 questions in Biology, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry each carrying four marks and one negative for each wrong answer.
According to coaching experts taking as many as grand test would help students to crack the NEET easily in three hours of examination time.
The NEET will have random questions from botany and zoology unlike EAMCET where botany and zoology had separate sections.
“Questions from 1 to 90 will have mixed questions from botany and zoology and students need to keep this in mind before attempting. There are chances that more questions can be asked for botany and less in zoology, vice-versa,” said D Sankara Rao, Dean, Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Kukatpally.
The coaching experts urged students to concentrate more on the National Council of Educational Research and Training books as majority questions would be asked from them.
For effective time management, the coaching experts advised students to begin examination with biology and zoology, later on chemistry and physics.
“Physics will be tough for students of BiPC and consumes more time for answering. To score well in the examination, this section needs to be answered at the end. If one can score close to 300 in the biology, the chances of getting overall good score will be more,” said M Shashidar Kumar, a coaching expert.