How To Crack NEET 2021

When it comes to medical aspirants in India, the first obstacle to accomplish is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is a medical entrance test conducted nation-wide for medical aspirants to seek admissions to undergraduate medical courses in various private and government institutes in India. NEET has undergone several changes over the years. With the ever-increasing participation in NEET, clearing NEET is turning out to become all the more a challenge.
How to Crack NEET 2020
NEET is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). In addition to the diligent hard work,  the medical test necessitates the blend of right strategies and skills, in place to successfully clear it. NEET aspirants must ensure that their preparation is channelled in the right direction to crack NEET successfully with a good score. To know how to crack NEET, candidates can follow these important NEET preparation tips listed here.

Know the NEET Syllabus well:

NEET Exam comprises a detailed syllabus and is vast. It has 97 chapters to be covered. Aspirants must have a thorough comprehension of the NEET syllabus prescribed officially, even before starting to prepare for NEET. One must correlate the NEET syllabus and board syllabus. It can serve as a time-saver and would not have to be prepared exclusively for the common syllabus in both the exams. The surplus time, hence can be spent to learn and understand chapters that are not included in the board exam but in NEET. It should also be noted that one must prioritize important chapters and devote as much time possible on these. Few important concepts to focus on for NEET is as listed in the table:

Important topics to focus on NEET:

Physics Chemistry Biology
Mechanics, Modern Physics, SHM Waves Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry, Mole Concept, Morphology, Genetics, Physiology of Plants & Animals, Ecology & Environment, Cell, Reproduction, Biotechnology

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Get acquainted with the NEET Exam Pattern:

Before starting to prepare, get clarity on the NEET exam pattern. NEET question paper comprises questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology sections where each section has 45 questions, and each question is for 4 marks. Total marks of this medical test are 720, conducted in the offline mode for 180 minutes (3 hours). It is an objective question-based test with a negative marking scheme, where 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect response.

Subject Marks No. of Questions
Physics 180 45
Chemistry 180 45
Botany 180 45
Zoology 180 45
Total 720 180

Also Check: NEET Eligibility Criteria

Best Books for NEET:

The most essential component to prepare for any exam are books, the study material. Candidates must ensure to select the best and the right mix of books to prepare for NEET. As, you may be studying hard, but if not studied from the right source, your efforts can all go down the drain. NCERT is the best source and the holy grail for your NEET preparation. It is deemed that 75-80% of the questions appearing in NEET are picked from NCERT sources.

In addition, to cover the remaining 20-25%, students must refer to related books for NEET and practise from it as well to score a good rank. The market is swamped with tons of books to prepare for NEET, how to know which is the best book for NEET? Seek the help of seniors, teachers, faculty, experts, or mentors who can assist you in picking just the best book for NEET.

Tabulated are some books for all subjects which can assist you in your NEET preparation. 

Physics Chemistry Biology
Concepts of Physics

(H. C. Verma)

Physical Chemistry

(O. P. Tandon)

Objective Biology     



Problems in General Physics

(I. E. Irodov)

Concise Inorganic Chemistry

(J. D. Lee)


(Pradeep’s Publications)

Fundamentals of Physics

(Halliday, Resnick, & Walker)

Organic Chemistry

(Morrison & Boyd)

Trueman’s Biology

(Vol 1 & Vol 2)

Strategize Your Studying

Preparation without an effective timetable is as though one is disarmed. The value of time, especially in the academic life of a student is pivotal. The right time to start is now. While 11-14 hours of studying is suggested for NEET, long and continuous studying is something that must be avoided while preparing a planner. One must also ensure to establish realistic goals only, to boost confidence, and have a fulfilling learning session. Following the set timetable religiously with little breaks in between is the most effective way to plan and strategize in order to successfully cover the NEET syllabus.

Effectively Managing Time

The biggest obstacle an aspirant in the exam hall faces is the time limit in the NEET Exam. The setback from it can be overwhelming. NEET is carried out for 3 hours to crack 180 questions. In other words, one minute to solve one question. Hence, a good sense of time is indispensable when it comes to competitive exams especially. Hence, time and again, it is suggested to aspirants to take up mock tests/question papers in the ideal exam scenario with a 3-hour time frame. With this, one is not only training their mind, but are also pushing to improve levels of speed and accuracy – two of the most important aspects to successfully crack NEET. In doing so, one must also interpret the time-consuming sections and work on it. Practising sample papers, taking up mock tests, and resolving NEET previous years’ question paper must be the go-to.

Solve NEET Previous Years’ Question Paper

One must solve NEET sample papers and previous years’ NEET question papers as it is the best tool to prepare for NEET. Answering NEET test series and question papers renders a lucid conception about the exam pattern, pattern of questions, chapter-wise weightage, and the complexity of the questions from each of the four sections of NEET. In addition, practising from question papers also boosts confidence levels and improves analytical capabilities. Try to solve one NEET question paper every day to improve and have a well-practised hand.

Make Your Notes

Notes preparation is often an underrated practise and hence overlooked. However, preparing notes for NEET preparation provides a sense of security that all important topics are covered and are at the fingertips. These notes are extremely handy when it comes to last-minute studies and even otherwise. Revising from notes before exams are predominantly observed.  Ensure the notes are concise, and the NCERT terminologies are not fiddled with.

Focus on weaker Sections

Each and every student has strengths and weaknesses. Master your strengths and work doubly on weaker sections. In order to improve in the weaker areas, one must solve as many sample and previous years’ question papers and take up mock tests, as possible. It is the most effective and helpful means. To strengthen weak areas, seek help of teachers and mentors.

Indulge In Little Study Breaks

One cannot have the same concentration level and attention span throughout. Taking stipulated breaks in between the long study hours is a must. In your break time, you could go for a stroll, play your favourite game or have a small chat. It is suggested to avoid social media engagements.

Prioritize health

The key aspect for any being is maintaining good health. When it comes to a student’s life, it becomes all the more important to have a healthy lifestyle. It is a requisite to maintain physical and mental health. Following a healthy diet, active lifestyle, and getting a sound sleep must all be covered.

Also, candidates must refrain from any form of guesswork as NEET involves a negative marking scheme. For every incorrect response, 1 mark is deducted. It is suggested to skip the question in case the answer to the question is not known at all. Mere guessing will just make you lose marks.

You just read some tips to crack NEET. NEET aspirants, all set to participate in the upcoming test can make note of these and follow it to clear NEET.

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  1. Suhas Babu Modaliar

    Thanks to Byju Raveendran for establishing such an app for students to learn. I hope it makes the children yearn for knowledge. I found the information more than satisfying 🙂

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