Your Next Steps As A NEET 2024 Aspirant

Joanna Tresa

Last Updated: June 25, 2024
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The NEET-UG exam this year has stirred up a chaotic controversy which has taken a toll on over 24 lakh students who appeared for the exam. Recent commotion talks about paper leaks, unusually high scores, and handing of pre-marked question papers to students in Bihar and a few in Maharashtra. Over 2 lakh NEET-PG aspirants are facing a similar wrath after the centre decided to postpone the exam 10 hours before its start. With so many medical aspirants looking towards a bright and honest future, it definitely seems like dreams being shattered with barely any support to think about what’s next.

a student preparing for UPSC exam

Key Highlights of the NEET 2024 Controversy

  • The NEET-UG exam was conducted on May 5, and the results were to be declared on June 14. Surprisingly, the results were declared 10 days before the actual result date on June 4, which stirred uncertainty among the 24 lakh students who participated in the exam. 
  • More than 60 students bagged a perfect score of 720, which is unrealistic in itself. Several students who scored 718 and above fall under the same examination centre, which indicated some sort of discrepancy. 
  • An examination centre in Rajasthan allegedly handed out pre-marked question papers and later took it back. Students who opted to answer in Hindi were given English question papers.
  • A NEET 2024 aspirant took matters to social media, highlighting their perspective regarding this right from registration dates to students scoring perfect scores in a row. You can read more about it here
  • As for NEET-PG 2024, over 2 lakh PG aspirants were in a state of dilemma after the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the exam date has been cancelled just 10 hours before the actual time of the exam on June 23. Thousands of students were left with uncertainty because they had already faced multiple date changes since March 2024.
  • As per sources, the NEET 2024 counselling process is estimated to begin on July 6, 2024. Revised dates will be announced soon.

a group of students studying for NEET 2024

What NEET-PG Aspirants Can Do Next

We understand the turmoil of our PG aspirants who have already come halfway through their academic journey. Aspirants are not the only ones facing the after effects of this. Their families and loved ones who have been there throughout the process are equally feeling a mix of emotions. If you’re a NEET-PG aspirant reading this, here’s what you can do to make the next few days a little better and plan ahead:

Take That Much Needed Break You Deserve

You’ve burnt the midnight oil for a long time now. It’s time to check things out of your to-do list. So go watch that web series you’ve had in your list for a while, hit the road for a trip with friends or family, spend time with loved ones and give yourself the time to recover from the exam stress after tireless months of preparation. We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to make your break more fulfilling. 

Seek Help From a Mentor

There’s no need for a mentor at this point – said no one ever. You may have opted for NEET coaching during your exam preparation (online or offline), and it’s always great to have someone you look up to during this time of uncertainty. Listen to what they have to say about this situation, and seek advice or suggestions that’ll help you better prepare for the exam once the revised dates are out. At this point, it’s fair to say that you have more time to prepare for the exam in all authenticity and hard work – and that will surely pay off.

Keep a Plan B in Place

As a medico aspirant, having a Plan B is a smart thing to do. Regardless of the current situation, we all know how competitive the NEET exam is with lakhs of aspirants vying for a good rank in the country’s best institutes. If you’re not sure how to get started, Mentoria can help you discover career paths and navigate the journey by handholding you until you reach your goal. Our counsellors and support team are always on the forefront to give you a complete step-by-step approach that actually brings results. Besides career counselling, we help you shortlist alternate career options in the medical field, in case you no longer want to wait for an update but want to create opportunities for yourself. And believe it or not, there are so many options to choose from within the medical field. You’d be surprised by the number of alternatives you can explore. Reach out to us on with your concerns and queries to get quick resolutions and career assistance.

a student studying for his exam

What NEET-UG Aspirants Can Do Next

As a UG aspirant, you have wider options to explore. While NEET opens several doors of opportunities in the medical field, there’s still a variety of courses you can explore. Don’t be disheartened by the current situation or if you couldn’t ace the exam. You can still serve your people without a NEET score in the most fulfilling ways possible. Here are some paths you can explore:

If you’re unsure about deciding on an alternate career path, reach out to us anytime to get more clarity on the requirements, eligibility, admission process, entrance exams, and much more. Plus, we suggest you take our psychometric assessment and interpret your medical interests further along with some of the country’s best counsellors at Mentoria.

We Only Want The Best For You

There’s no undo button to this current situation, and our hearts and thoughts go out to each and every NEET 2024 aspirant. While it’s understandable to be in distress, it’s important to do a few quick reality checks from time to time because this isn’t your failure. So chin up and let’s make the best use of the time we have now! 

Mentoria is here to help you in every step of the way. If you need to seek expert advice on careers, explore alternate paths in medicine, or need clarity on your career goals, we’re only a phone call or an email away!