Difficult is a relative term, the same exam may be easy and difficult both for different set of students. Academically, difficulty of a question paper can be determined only when it is attempted. Various factors like the level of questions, number of question and pattern can change the absolute difficulty level. However, when it is asked whether a particular entrance exam is difficult or not, we are speaking of perception. Perceptions may not always give the real picture. If we talk about NEET as a Test is perceived difficult or not, undoubtedly everyone would agree it is a very challenging exam.
Let’s look into the reasons why NEET is perceived as a Difficult exam
|Marks in NEET 2020 (Out of 720)||All India Rank (AIR) in NEET 2020||Drop in NEET AIR||Average number of Ranks lost for every 1 mark less secured|
|700||90||10 marks less secured, AIR goes down by 80 ranks||8 All India Ranks|
|691||230||9 marks less secured, AIR goes down by 140 ranks||15 All India Ranks|
|680||676||11 marks less secured, AIR goes down by 446 ranks||41 All India Ranks|
|650||3812||30 marks less scored, AIR goes down by 3136 ranks||105 All India Ranks|
|630||8644||20 marks less scored, AIR goes down by 4832 ranks||242 All India Ranks|
|600||20417||30 marks less scored, AIR goes down by 9440 ranks||315 All India Ranks|
|551||47948||49 marks less scored, AIR goes down by 27531 ranks||562 All India Ranks|
|451||130369||100 marks less scored, AIR goes down by 82691 ranks||827 All India Ranks|
Thus, we can see every mark is very Important.
Apparently yes. But the actual difficulty depends on the actual paper. When Previous years NEET question papers are analysed, it is found that except physics (In 2020 it was also easy), the questions had been conceptual but easy (to moderate). Any student with a decent preparation could solve almost the entire question paper correctly. Then why students in so large number fail to secure good score?
Let us first understand that difficulty level of a question paper has very little to do with the actual rank achieved. The ranks are based on relative score, hence, if a paper is easy, its easy for all and similarly if it is difficult it is difficult for all.
Then how is the difference created? Apart from the academic preparedness, the difference comes in the competitive spirit, time management & exam temperament of a candidate. These traits can be achieved only through focused and dedicated preparation under the right guide.
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