NEET: Students find second phase tougher, their worries increase
Teachers said that since NEET II was tougher than the phase I, students were not competing on a level field
MEDICAL ASPIRANTS, who appeared for the second phase of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, found the Physics and Chemistry papers tougher than expected.
Teachers said that since NEET II was tougher than the phase I, students were not competing on a level field.
Quotes of people’s about NEET phase II:
- Jaspreet Kaur, an aspirant from Andheri, said that the Physics and Chemistry papers were even tougher than the phase I of NEET.
- “The Biology paper was easier than Physics and Chemistry. The Chemistry paper, particularly Organic Chemistry, was tough. Very few questions were from the textbooks,” said Ankit Patel, from Borivli. He is expecting to score between 400 and 425. “It all depends on cut-offs now,” he said.
- “Students coming out of the exam centres did not look very hopeful,” said Rui Kapoor, Jaspreet’s mother.
- “Some students had cancelled their NEET I scores as they had expected to score better in the second phase. They may suffer as the question paper was tougher,” said Keyur Cholera, a teacher from Andheri.
The tough paper adds to the woes of medical aspirants in the state. Their future has been at stake since the Supreme Court made NEET compulsory for students seeking admission to medical and dental colleges.
Many medical aspirants in the state, who had prepared for the state common entrance test, had not applied for NEET. The CBSE then decided to hold a second phase of NEET for these students.
After several protests, the President passed an ordinance in May partially overturning the SC decision.
Now, admissions to government medical and dental colleges will be done through NEET and private colleges can admit students through the state common entrance test.
Source: Indian Express