Nearly 40,000 students belonging to Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh will appear for single shift National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam (NEET) to get admissions in around 2,500 MBBS seats in these areas.
In Punjab, the NEET centres have been placed in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bathinda while Shimla and Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, and Faridabad, Gurgaon in Haryana
Chandigarh on the other hand is a common centre opted by students of these neighbouring states.
CBSE’s regional officer Joseph Emmanuel said that nearly 18,000 students will sit for NEET in Chandigarh alone.
The students have been called in two slots before the exam that starts at 10am on Sunday to manage rush of students.
One group of students has been asked to enter examination centres between 7.30 am to 8.30 am and second group from 8.30am to 9.30am in order.
Dr Arvind Goyal, a NEET trainer said that the students should attempt all the questions carefully and should not rely on the guess work.
“Those who have really worked hard for last two years will surely perform well, he added
Exam day tips
■ Sleep well at night for at least for 8 hours as last minute studies don’t help.
■ Have a good breakfast before the exam since it gives more energy during exams.
■ Follow the dress code rigidly as per the CBSE instructions.
■ NEET has three sections- Biology that comprises 50% of the exam, 25% each of physics and chemistry. Students are advised to attempt biology followed by chemistry and physics for better time management.
■ During exam, keep on assessing your speed after 10-15 questions.
■ Mark your answers on the OMR sheets side by side and don’t leave them towards the end.
■ Don’t panic if you get difficult questions right in the beginning of the paper; easy ones are sure to follow.
■ Toilet facility in the exam centre is not allowed after 12.30pm.