40,000 take NEET test across State

The national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET) for centralised admissions to under graduate medical courses was held across exam centres in five districts in the State on Saturday.

The designated exam centres were at Bangalore, Mangalore, Gulbarga, Belgaum and Davanagere. The same test was conducted in the rest of the states on May 5, 2013, but deferred to May 18 in Karnataka, owing to the elections. In Bangalore, exams were conducted in 38 centres, where an approximate of 19,000 students appeared. More than 40,000 students are said to have written the exam across the State.

Students from the State board found the exam difficult, while those studying in CBSE syllabus found it easier. “Chemistry was difficult as most questions were from organic chemistry. Biology was also tough. Physics had no tricky questions,” said Sahiti, student of MES Kishore Kendra, Malleswaram, who felt that CBSE students had an advantage since questions were based on their syllabus.

Amrutha Varshini of KV Hebbal agreed that studying in CBSE helped her. “Majority of questions came from NCERT textbooks used in our Class 11 and Class 12. I attempted 123 out of 180 questions and am sure to top the list.”

Professors too felt that chemistry paper was tough. “The paper held on May 5 in other states had five tough questions. Whereas in Karnataka, it had 12 difficult questions,” G Sridhar, Managing Director of Ace Creative Learning, said.

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