Formerly known as the All India Pre-Medical Test or AIPMT, NEET is the qualifying test for BDS and MBBS programs in India. Students across the country register for the exam to gain entry into the most renowned Indian medical and dental colleges. The exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). NTA is an independent and self-sustaining testing organization that facilitates one of the most competitive exams in the country, where millions of students prove their mettle to qualify for one of the 90000 seats in MBBS and BDS. The exam is conducted once a year. Before the NTA, the test was conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Candidates are eligible to take the test only if they have passed physics, chemistry, and biotechnology/biology, as compulsory subjects in class 10 and class 12. The candidate can sit for the exam only if they have passed their 12th class examination with at least 50% marks. The score is relaxed at 40% for students belonging to ST/SC/OBC. The upper age limit for the general category is 25 years, while the same is fixed at 30 years for candidates belonging to reserved categories.
NTA conducts NEET in 11 languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Odia, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, and Assamese. For the uninitiated, students can apply online by filling the form on the website. When submitting the form, you will be asked to upload required documents and make payment via net banking or credit/debit card. A confirmation page will be shown on successful remittance of fee. Note that you are allowed to submit only one application form. NEET is of utter importance to every medical aspirant, and many struggle with multitude of issues right from form submission to results and other technical problems. NTA has enabled different communication channels to provide students with ample assistance so the entire process stays hurdle-free.
Dial the Helpdesk
One of the best and quickest ways to get help from the National Testing Agency is by dialing the helpline number. NTA has facilitated several phone lines so that the masses can contact them directly. Students can dial 0120-6895200 or 011-40759000 to enquire or seek assistance regarding the process or the results. The helpline is operational from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Students can also access the helpline numbers on the official website of NTA.
Write an Email
Another way to seek assistance from NTA is by writing an email to the support team. Students who have already registered for NEET, or students who are planning to do so, can write to the department on issues pertaining exams, payment or results. NTA can be reached via [email protected]. Students who have already registered and are facing any technical issues on the portal will have to mention their credentials for quick assistance. The emails are promptly replied to within 24-48 hours.
Log on to Social Media
Everybody is on social media. The influential and renowned organizations, businesses or institutions, maintain active presence on social media to manage direct contact with all the stakeholders. Same is the case with NTA. Students who are active on social media can use the same platforms for query-resolution or quick assistance. NTA can be reached on Facebook and Twitter. Students can send a message or tag the agency to seek quick help.