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2-Year Plan To Prepare For NEET 2023

Are you one such student who believes in early preparation for any test? That is a great thought! It only comes with loads of benefits. With proper guidance and effective strategy, you are sure to crack NEET 2023.

The one common streak witnessed in all successful people is the knack of planning and its timely execution. In this article, we break down the 2-year approach in detail for you to prepare for the country’s biggest entrance test, NEET.

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Preparation Strategy For NEET 2023

If you have just cleared class 10 exams and are eyeing to become healthcare professionals, you must be aware of each and every aspect that goes behind its successful preparation. Ask yourself these questions provided below. Keep these pointers in mind while planning:

1. Do I Need Guidance?

This is the right stage to identify if you require help to crack NEET or it is something you can crack by self-studies. Guidance must be sought at the right stage. Once you have an answer to this question, get started with your preparation.

See: How Do I Know If I need Coaching for NEET?

2. Should I Start early?

Yes. One of the most common FAQs on NEET is – “what is the best time to start preparing for NEET?”. The answer to this question is – the ideal time for NEET preparation is a few days after one has appeared for class 10 exams. A complete 2-year duration, with thorough dedication to crack NEET, can assure you the best results.

3. Devise a customized study plan

Centre and customize yourself around a study plan that assists you in reaching your goal as opposed to framing an unrealistic one. Your plan must support your schedule and learning pace. Customize it considering the following pointers –

  • Curriculum to be covered, it’s effective segregation
  • Availability of time
  • Difficulty level
  • Prioritizing topics
  • Performance metric and analyzer

3. Syllabus and exam pattern knowledge

Students taking up NEET must be well aware of the syllabus of NEET 2023 as well as the format of the NEET paper. With ample time in hand, analyse and examine these aspects of the paper thoroughly to chalk out an effective plan for 2 years.

To start off, NEET covers class 11 and class 12 syllabus of NCERT. A detailed list of chapters are as provided below:

NEET Syllabus – Physics

Class 11th Syllabus Class 12th Syllabus
Physical world and measurement Electro statistics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy, and Power Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Motion of systems of particles and rigid body Electromagnetic waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and wave

NEET Syllabus – Chemistry

Class 11th Syllabus Class 12th Syllabus
Some basic concepts of Chemistry Solid state
Structure of atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium P Block elements
Redox reactions D and F block elements
Hydrogen Coordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental chemistry Biomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in everyday life

NEET Syllabus – Biology

Class 11th Syllabus Class 12th Syllabus
Diversity in the Living World Reproduction
Structural organization – Plants and Animals Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its applications
Human physiology Ecology and environment

Exam format of NEET is as follows:

NEET Exam Pattern
Number of Questions 200 questions (MCQs) out of which 180 must be answered
Total Marks 720
Exam Mode Offline mode only (pen and paper test)
Type of questions Objective type questions with 4 options and 1 correct answer
Duration of Exam 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Language The question paper is asked in 13 languages English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
Marking Scheme 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

4. Approach in class 11 towards NEET 2023

Students aiming to crack NEET and are at class 11, are highly suggested focussing on building concepts at this stage. Equally, divide your time between all subjects and thoroughly ensure the basics are clear. Conceptual clarity is a must for cracking NEET. This enables advanced information on topics to be well understood which would be further covered in class 12.

Additionally, make note of the following points:

  • NCERT should be mastered for NEET, make it your go-to
  • Start preparing concisely and to the point notes. Use flashcards, spider grams, infographics to make learning interesting and fun
  • Assemble NEET material for both classes 11 and 12 – a blueprint/weightage of chapters, syllabus copy, notes, textbooks, study material, etc
  • Decide on seeking assistance in the form of coaching for NEET
  • Get hold of study material of NEET from reliable sources/printed notes or any modules to strengthen the core
  • Plan to study on weekdays and reserve weekends for revisions and practice tests/question paper resolving
  • Weekly/monthly assessments to analyse progress
  • Do not step back from seeking assistance for clearing doubts or gaining conceptual clarity
  • Occasionally indulge in extracurricular activities. Take care of self

More: NEET Study Tips For Class 11 aspirants

5. Selection of books

Studying from the right source is as important as devoting time to study. NCERT must be your base. 75-80% of the question paper has questions appearing either directly or indirectly from NCERT. For a few questions which are still inclined to NCERT while being beyond its scope, refer to the related sources, which are as provided below.

  • NCERT (Textbook) Physics – Class 11 & 12
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics by Pramod Agarwal (For practising problems in mechanics and rotational dynamics)
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker (For optics, waves and electromagnetism)
  • D. C. Pandey Objective Physics
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
Chemistry Physical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Physical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • NCERT (Textbook) Chemistry – Class 11 & 12

Organic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

(For reaction mechanisms)

  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry Objective by Arihant (for practising problems)
  • NCERT (Textbook) Chemistry – Class 11 & 12

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry (For Chemical Bonding, Atomic Structure and Coordination Chemistry)
  • Trueman’s Biology – Vol 1 and Vol 2
  • Dinesh Objective Biology
  • SC Verma Biology books
  • Biology Books by Pradeep’s Publications
  • NCERT (Textbook) Biology – Class 11 & 12
  • Biology by GRB Bathla’s Publications

6. E-learning for NEET 2023

In addition, make use of technology to prepare for NEET. There are innumerable options to effectively prepare for NEET.

  • Conceptual clarity – to understand concepts clearly, make use of online platforms offering doubt solving sessions. Watch video tutorials for a long-lasting impact
  • Revisions – the best active recalling resource has to be Flashcards. It is an effective recalling/memorization tool
  • Time table – install various apps to frame lucrative plans, which timely reminds you of your next step in the routine
  • Practice tests – schedule weekly/daily plans to solve and practise tests
  • Readily accessible online mock tests provide a detailed summary of your performance based on different metrics once it is taken. Subscribe to such channels to enhance performance
  • Use spider grams, flowcharts, etc. to understand complicated topics. Refer to various tools/options enabling easier remembrance of diagrams/figures
  • Look for portals providing question banks to solve questions from a range of topics every day

Note: While using e-learning options/portal, ensure content and syllabus used is updated and prescribed by the NTA (National Testing Agency), the regulatory body for NEET.

Things to avoid while preparing for NEET 2023

  • Do not mistake/undervalue NCERT for its simplicity. It is the base for questions of NEET to be framed
  • Particularly, when one has 2 years in hand, it seems like there is a lot of time in hand. That is only far from the truth. Once you get hold of the syllabus and an idea of the complexity of NEET, you will start sensing its seriousness. Without any delay, start preparing now. There is a lot to catch up on.
  • Do not multitask. Focus on one aspect of preparing at a time
  • Avoid referring to too many sources for the same bit of information
  • Refrain from prioritizing one subject for NEET, which usually is Biology for its ease. Physics and Chemistry hold equal weightage
  • Do not get bogged down if consistently scoring low at those mock tests

All in all, one must stay motivated all through the journey. Remember, consistency is key. With sheer dedication, the right approach and proper guidance, you are sure to emerge victoriously.


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