Pune: The online examination of National Entrance cum Eligibility Test for Post-Graduation (NEET-PG) for medical students, which was conducted by the Central government across the country, went off smoothly on Sunday.
Medical students aspiring to pursue MS/MD and PG Diploma course are required to pass NEET-PG exam in order to be eligible to seek admission in government, unaided and private medical colleges.
While the students expressed that the questions were quite difficult as compared to previous years’ exams, negative marking system had tensed them more.
“The questions were framed in only one line, unlike the previous exams, which had more elaborative questions and hence were easy to understand and answer. While most of the questions were fact based, some had references from international journals. Therefore, they were difficult to attempt,” said a student on condition of anonymity.
Another student said, “We had negative marking for this exam, which made us quite tense. Also the paper was quite difficult, but it could be finished well within the time limit.”
This year, around 1.24 lakh students had enrolled for the NEET-PG exam for admission in the academic year 2018-19. There were a total of 131 centres alloted across the country to conduct this exam.
There are around 25,000 seats for MS/MD and PG Diploma courses in medical colleges across the country.
However, the Central government has also notified that around 5,000 seats are likely to be added if required, as like last year, around 5,800 seats were increased as per the requirement.