How to crack NEET 2018?

How to Crack NEET

When it comes to medical aspirants in India, the first obstacle to accomplish is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is a national level medical entrance exam for MBBS and BDS courses in different government and private colleges across the country. The exam has been through a lot of changes in the past years and the chance of clearing NEET has become a bit difficult.


NEET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam does not only require hard work but also the right skills and techniques to crack it. Medical aspirants should make sure that their preparation is headed in the right direction if they wish to crack NEET. To know how to crack NEET, aspirants can go through these important NEET preparation tips mentioned below.


Know the NEET Syllabus well:


NEET Exam consists of a vast syllabus. Before preparing for the exam, aspirants should have the complete knowledge of the officially prescribed NEET Syllabus. Candidates should compare the NEET syllabus with their board syllabus. This can save their time as they would not need to prepare separately for the common chapters in both the exam. Candidates use this extra time to prepare those chapters which are not covered in their board syllabus. Aspirants should dedicate extra time to the important topics in the exam. Some important topic to focus for NEET is mentioned in the table below.

Important topics to focus on NEET:




Chemical Bonding, Organic Chemistry, Mole Concept, Coordination Chemistry, Periodic Table

Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Mechanics

Genetics, Cell, Morphology, Physiology of Plants & Animals, Reproduction, Ecology & Environment, Biotechnology,


Know the NEET Exam Pattern:


Candidates should have a clear idea about the NEET exam pattern before preparing for the exam. Questions in the exam come from the subjects Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, and Botany. The question paper will contain 45 questions from each section carrying a total of 720 marks with a time duration of 3 hours. Multiple choice questions are asked in NEET with 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark deducted for an incorrect answer.


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Best Books for NEET:


Books are the most important element to prepare for any exam. Aspirants should prepare from the best NEET books for the examination. NCERT is the best NEET preparation books for the exam because 75% of the questions in NEET Exam come from NCERT Textbooks. Aspirants can also prepare from different comprehensive books for the exam. Candidates should choose the right NEET book to prepare for the exam as the market is flooded with millions of NEET preparation books. They can take help from their teachers and mentors who can help them to choose the best book for NEET.

Here are some NEET books which candidates can follow to prepare for the exam:




Fundamentals of Physics (Halliday, Resnick, & Walker)

Organic Chemistry (Morrison & Boyd)

Trueman’s Biology (Vol 1 & Vol 2)

Concepts of Physics (H. C. Verma)

Concise Inorganic Chemistry (J. D. Lee)

Biology (Pradeep’s Publications)

Problems in General Physics (I. E. Irodov)

Physical Chemistry (O. P. Tandon)

Objective Biology      (Dinesh)


Make proper study strategy:


Candidates should prepare a good timetable for their exam preparation. Time is priceless and aspirants should make the full use of it. They should not include long hours of study period in their timetable. Candidates can set daily goals which can bring a positive energy in them. Preparing as per the timetable and including small breaks between the study time can help candidates to cover all section of the NEET syllabus.


Time Management:

The time limitation is one of the greatest challenges in NEET Exam. Aspirants need to finish 180 questions within a time duration of 3 hours. This means that they will get only 1 minute for each question. Time management is a very important skill necessary for entrance exams like NEET. While practicing for the exam, candidates should make sure that they keep the time limitation in their mind. This can help them to analyze in which section they are spending their time, and work on those sections accordingly. Solving NEET previous year’s question paper and NEET mock paper can help students to increase their speed.

Practice NEET Previous Year’s Question Paper:

Candidates should thoroughly practice previous year’s NEET question paper and NEET sample papers. By solving NEET question papers and test series, candidates can get a clear idea about the question pattern, the difficulty level of the questions, and weightage of questions from each section. Solving question papers will also give them a positive energy and improve their confidence in writing. Candidates should solve at least one NEET question paper daily to increase their speed and accuracy.


Prepare Notes:


One of the best ways to improve memory skill is to jot down notes while preparing. During NEET preparation, candidates should write down all the important points in a diary or notepad. These notes can be useful for revision before the examination. Candidates should write these notes clearly so that they do not face any confusion during their revision.


Work on weaker Sections:


Every student has their strong and weak areas. Candidates should not get discouraged by this. They should spend more time on their weaker sections to strengthen them. Practicing mock tests and solving previous year’s question paper can help them improve their weaker sections. They can also take help from their teachers and friends if they face any conceptual problem while preparing for NEET.


Take Study Breaks:


Aspirants must realize that they cannot maintain the same level of concentration without taking a break. But they should not take the break for a long period of time. Aspirants can take a break in the form of having a chat with a friend or family, a 10-minute walk, or a small nap.


Take care of health:


Good health is the most important thing for a student. It is very important that students take good care of their health, both mentally and physically. Candidates should follow a healthy diet and have proper sleep every day. They should avoid all kind of junk and oily food before the exam which can make them unwell.


Avoid guesswork:


Most candidates have the tendency of making guesswork for solving questions they don’t know. Candidates should be aware that there is negative marking for an incorrect answer. For every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. So it is advised to all aspirants to leave the question unmarked if they don’t know.


These were some essential tips on how to crack NEET Exam. Medical aspirants can follow these tips while preparing for the examination. Aspirants should work hard with dedication if they want to secure good marks in NEET. Stay tuned with Byju’s to get the latest notification on Byju’s. Know the NEET Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cutoffs, Eligibility, Preparation Tips and other NEET exam details at Byju’s.


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