Indore: Over 24,000 aspirants appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) held at over 40 centres across the city on Sunday. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the exam, deployed more than 150 officials at the centres to keep a tight vigil on the exam process and prevent cheating by students. “The exam was conducted from 2pm to 5pm in offline mode for over 60,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats across the country,” a senior official said. The students were advised to reach exam centre hours before the exam. The exam was held amid tight security, as students were not even allowed to enter the examination hall wearing shoes or carry any kind of stationery with them.
They also had to follow proper dress code with half-sleeve clothes without any accessories. Metal detectors, laser scanners and other advance equipments were used to frisk the students in order to prevent them from using high tech devices for cheating. Meanwhile, most students claimed that the paper was easy but what troubled them was physics and chemistry while the biology section was quite easy in the paper.
After declaration of results for the single common entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India-approved colleges, the data will be passed on to the health ministry, which will coordinate the counseling with respective states for admissions.
Cut off will be decreased: Expert
According to the experts, NEET-2019 was easy to moderate with 180 questions based on the NCERT and only 10 questions were found tricky as interlinking two topics. It was slightly easier than the last year’s papers. Most questions were not time consuming. There were similarities between weightage of marks in this paper and the 12th standard syllabus. Expert said, physics section was the toughest part as it was bit lengthy. Biology was easier but questions were tricky. The chemistry section was adequate and easier when compared it with the last year’s paper. As per the paper’s pattern, it seems that the cut off will be decreased from the last year’s cut off.