The exam pattern for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is likely to change as National Testing Agency (NTA) would take the responsibility of conducting NEET. As per the reports, NTA would conduct the NEET examination from 2019. NTA might make changes in the NEET exam pattern. Now, would the decision of NTA to conduct the NEET actually help lakhs of students seeking medical admissions?
The most important benefit of the National Testing Agency conducting the examination is that NEET would be conducted twice a year. So, medical aspirants would get two chances in a year to appear in the NEET examination. Conducting the national level medical entrance twice a year would help the students prepare better. Also, students would not be required to waste a year to appear for the next chance.
National Testing Agency to conduct NEET twice a year
Every year, lakhs of medical aspirants appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses. As NEET is a national level examination, the difficulty level is high and not all candidates succeed in the first attempt.
Many students drop a year for the preparation of NEET. Also, the NEET is conducted a few days after the class 12 board exams and students get very less time for the preparation. Now, twice a year model will help the students pace their preparation for NEET 2018 and appear in the next attempt without wasting a year. The NEET 2018 exam pattern might also be changed by the National Testing Agency.
National Testing Agency might Revise the NEET Syllabus
There is also a possibility of the revision of NEET curriculum by the National Testing Agency. At present, the syllabus of NEET is aligned with the syllabus of class 11 and class 12. Therefore, the students of various state education boards find the NEET-exam tougher because of disparity in the syllabus. NTA would streamline the syllabus and align the curriculum better than at present. This will benefit the state board students as the syllabus of NEET would be better aligned with their class 11 and class 12 syllabus.
The Ministry of HRD has asked all the state boards to coordinate with each other to make the syllabus uniform for higher secondary classes across the country. The uniformity in the curriculum of state boards and central boards like CBSE would further help NTA to streamline the syllabus for NEET. NTA might change the NEET exam pattern to make it easy for students to attempt the paper. This would also help the students preparing for JEE main as NTA would also conduct the national level engineering entrance exam.