NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test):

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) from government or private medical colleges in India.

Syllabus for NEET is based on XI & XII CBSE course

  • My suggestions for cracking NEET :
    • You need to get well acquainted with NEET syllabus. Begin from NCERT book itself. NCERT has an easy and direct approach which will help in building a strong conceptual base.
    • Every concept given in the text book should be understood properly under the guidance of experienced lecturer .
    • Take the guidance from such teacher who have experience of teaching objective questions, as the study of subjective and objective questions is different.
    • Completion of course within a single year is necessary as the huge course require many revisions which  can be done in the second year.
    • Practice the diagram and all logical questions given in the text book. Clear you concepts by using well known reference books.
    • Botany & Zoology should be remembered with equal attention. The concepts of Botany require more understanding hence they should be revised again and again.
  • Continuously analyze your performance by giving class tests promptly. Focus on weaknesses, get it again understood from the teacher.
  • Regular tests will increase your speed which is greatly needed for solving the complete paper in given time.
  • NEET is bound to get tougher each year with the growing competition so it is a good idea for aspirants to use every second and start their preparations after taking admission in XI class.
  • Planning is necessary and do it under the guidance of teacher. Every day the written record of the studies completed should be kept.
  • Only making the plan won’t work unless you abide by it. Take the help of parents to make it possible.
  • Get all your doubts cleared from experts. Focus on topics that seem important from exam point of view rather than mugging up the whole syllabus. Previous year papers will also aid you to get a better understanding of how questions are asked in the examination.
  • With so much study material available these days, aspirants become confused. There is no need for you to stress about the choosing the right requisites. After you have a command on NCERT questions, you can move on to books referred by toppers or important notes from your coaching. Notes shouldn’t be lengthy and tedious.
  • Fitness is the pre-requisite for the best performance. I always tell about proper nutrition, exercise, meditation so that students can avoid mental and physical fatigue. They should take short period of break for rejuvenating  their spirits after a long period of study.  The fresh mind will retain more information.
  • Your company also has a significant impact on your preparation. Surround yourself with people who inspire and motivate you. Being around peers who are determined and dedicated towards their goals will further assist you in reaching your potential. Give special attention to be around people who are optimistic as they will boost your morale even when the days seem dull and hope seems just beyond your reach.
  • Medical profession is considered as noblest as you can help the needy persons and can serve for the nation in best way.
  • After taking basic degree of MBBS, a vast range of career options will open for you ……

There are 59 different types of doctors and their specializations-

Eg. Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, Dermatologist, Immunologist , Intensivist,  Nephrologist, Neurosurgeon, Oncologist, Ophthalmologist, Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist, Parasitologist, Pathologist, Pediatrician, Physiatrist, Plastic Surgeon,  Sports Medicine Specialist, Surgeon, Anasthesiologist , Allergist, etc.

KVPY, IISER entrance, NEST, ICAR,  etc. are the exams conducted on CBSE (XI, XII) syllabus and their detail information can be obtained from their respective websites.

KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) :

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students forpursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

Students who will clear KVPY written exam and interview will be eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

This exam is conducted to identify the students with talented aptitude for research and  to develop a best scientific mind for research and development in country.

The exam can be given from XI std. upto 1st year. The syllabus is based on CBSE XI & XII curriculum. This exam is somewhat different than that of NEET as great understanding of every concept is required.

The study can be done by using good reference books giving explanation about every concept. The guidance from  expert of the subject is absolutely required for completing huge course of XI & XII as early as possible.

1) Stream SA – Students enrolled in class XI are eligible for SA which is normally conducted in the month of November. Students should complete the course of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths  of CBSE XI & XII. The time permitted is  only up to the November of his/her XI std. The exam is of 100 marks, each subject carries 25 marks.



Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total questions 80

2) Stream SB/SX-  Students enrolled in class XII can give this exam. Syllabus is same. Only the level of questions is higher than that of SA.

Out of four subjects In SB/SX, candidates are required to answer any THREE of four subjects (Phy, Chem, Bio, Maths) in Part I and any TWO of four subjects in Part II.

Pattern for  SX/SB stream:



Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40
Total questions 90

The exam is of 100 marks.

NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) :

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER)Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS were set up by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007.

Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country.

IISER (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) :

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) conduct an entrance exam in order to provide admission to candidates in five-year long BS-MS dual degree programme offered by them.

On the basis of a candidate’s score in IISER entrance exam (also known as IISER aptitude test), he/she can secure admission at IISER located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, or Tirupati:

Candidates who have cleared their Class XII in Science stream are eligible to apply for IISER entrance exam 2018.

IISER entrance exam pattern  :   

Multiple-choice questions in four subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with equal weightage. A total of 60 questions, 15 questions in each subject. Duration is of 180 minutes i.e. 3 hours. +3 marks for each correct response, 0 for each no response and -1 for each wrong response.

IISC (Indian Institute of Science) , Bangolre: 

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public university which offers education in the area of science & research. The university didn’t conduct any entrance exam to get admission into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programme. The admission into these courses will be based on JEE Main, KVPY (SA or SX), GATE, NEET, JAM, etc.

If you have a rank below 300–250 in SA or SX stream(of KVPY), then you can get admission in IISc for UG. With the help of high ranks in JEE and NEET also you can get admission in IISC but it is very difficult hence better for you to prepare for KVPY from XI only.

ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research): 

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducts All India Entrance Examination to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in agriculture and allied sciences.

ICAR conducts All India Entrance Examination for admission (AIEEA) to fill 15% seats in Bachelor’s degree programmes. Apart from that, on the basis of AIEEA UG aspirants are awarded “National Talent Scholarships in agriculture & allied science subjects (other than veterinary science) in agricultural universities and 15% seats in dairy technology at NDRI Karnal.”