Those students aspiring to make a career in medical science have to appear for a common national level medical entrance test, called NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate) from 2013. The single medical entrance test will replace the national and state level entrance tests for MBBS and BDS courses. This brings relief to millions of aspirants appearing for multiple medical entrance tests or Pre-medical tests (PMT) resulting in clash of dates and confusion.
As per the new guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India, AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test), AIIMS, BHU, AFMC and all state level PMTs have been merged into common entrance medical test, NEET-UG. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has entrusted the responsibility of holding the NEET-UG to CBSE.
NEET-UG will come out with its own ranking on national as well as state level. Since millions of students will be competing with each other on a common platform, you need to answer maximum questions correctly to appear in the merit list and get admission into the top most medical colleges of India, though there will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks.
A career in the field of medical science has always been a lucrative profession for many of us. Becoming a successful doctor or surgeon takes years of practice and prolong training than most other jobs. Those in medical profession command high respect among the masses as they work towards maintaining healthcare by improving medical standards and its quality.
To make a career in the field of medical science you need to have a strong hold on the parent subject i.e. Biology - zoology and botany, which would form the core component in the common entrance test, along with Physics and Chemistry. The question paper will consist of total 250 objective-type questions.
You should be particularly well aware of the biological terms as that would determine your ranking in the merit list. Regular study, consistent revision and trying to co-relate to the subject will help you remain updated.