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NEET 2019 analysis : What students said after the exam

Palak Verma, 19, was brimming with confidence after the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday. NEET is the gateway to MBBS and BDS seats in the country.

education Updated: May 05, 2019 22:00 IST
HT correspondents
HT correspondents
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Bhopal
A guard checks NEET aspirant during entrance to NEET exam centre at Carmel convent school in Bhopal on Sunday.
A guard checks NEET aspirant during entrance to NEET exam centre at Carmel convent school in Bhopal on Sunday.( Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)
         

Palak Verma, 19, was brimming with confidence after the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday.

“Overall, it was a good test, but the Physics section was challenging. It made me rethink before I decided the answer each of the 45 questions of this section,” said Palak, after coming out of the examination hall. She took the test for the first time.

“Some of the questions were confusing and time taking, but I could attempt all,” she added.

NEET is the gateway to MBBS and BDS seats in the country.

“I took quick decisions on Botany questions, but the chemistry section was a bit tough,” said Kajal Sharma, another aspirant, who took the test in Lucknow.

The fear of negative marking made candidates calculate for each answer they wrote. “In NEET, every mark counts. Hence I worked twice or thrice on each answer that I was not sure of,” said Iram Idris, another candidate.

As most of the centres were set up on the outskirts of Lucknow, most of the candidates started queuing up there in the morning and awaited entry. The test was scheduled from 2 pm to 5 pm.

“The centre was 10 km away from the city, so we decided to reach at 10.30 am,” said RK Sharma, father of another aspirant.

However, many candidates reached just before the closure of entry and were seen arguing with the staff at the examination centre. Many who reached in traditional attire also had a long wait for entry. Such candidates were advised to come before 12 so that the checking could be done and entry could be facilitated in time. But many reached late.

NEET aspirants in Bhopal found the paper easy to moderate

An aspirant Kanika Ojha said, “I found the chemistry and biology sections very easy. The numerical questions from Physics were a bit tough and complicated.”

Another aspirant Sneha Gyani said, “I am happy with paper as I found direct questions from NCERT books and previous years’ question papers. I found a few numerical questions from Chemistry section a bit complicated but the overall paper was an easy one.”

Jayant Bakoria said, “I got enough time to solve physics as I completed my chemistry section in just 35 minutes and biology section in the next 50 minutes. There was no surprise element in the paper.”

(With inputs from Gaurav Saigal from Lucknow and Shruti Tomar in Bhopal)