A total of 174 centres across 12 cities in Gujarat have been set up for the examination. In Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, about 11,800 candidates appeared for the exam at 28 examination centres.
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As per the reports from Odisha, around 10,967 candidates appeared for the NEET examination in 16 centres in Bhubaneswar. This examination was conducted in a total 16 cities of the state.
The NEET (UG) – 2021 exam consists of one Question Paper containing 180 Multiple Choice Questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
As per the initial reactions from the candidates, who appeared for the examiantion, the exam was easy.
Rahul Singh, who appeared for the NEET exam at a centre in Rohini, said the “overall paper was easy”. He found the Physic part of the paper bit difficult while Biology was easy for him.
Prachi Singh, who appeared for the exam at a Govt School, on Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, ITO said the Biology part of the paper was the easiest one while she found Physics a bit difficult. She answered around 85 (out of 90) questions of Biology and attempted around 40 questions each in Physic and Chemistry.
“Biology questions were based on NCERT, Physics was of a high level. Chemistry was okay too but Physics was a bit difficult,” Singh said.
Another student, Ankit, said the Chemistry was moderately difficult while the paper was very easy. He is hopeful of clearing the exam.
Areef Ahmed, biology teacher at Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati said that most of the students were comfortable with the biology part of the NEET paper. He, however, opined that the chemistry portion was moderate and the physics part was very tough for the students. “The spirit of the exam was lacking in many students due to a delay due to the pandemic,” said Ahmed.
Dibyaprasad Satapathy, Dean (science), Sai International School Bhubaneswar, said the overall paper was moderate. “Biology was a little easy. Physics and chemistry papers were little but tough compared to last year. Physics and chemistry questions were lengthy and it was not smooth for the students to manage time while answering it. Physics was tough this time, while chemistry was easy compared to physics paper.”