The biggest dilemma faced by NEET aspirants prior to the exam is whether to join a coaching institute or prepare on their own. While both options serve right, it is up to you to decide the best suitable option. In this article, we shall compare self-study v/s signing up for a coaching center.
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- Creating your own study plan
If you are someone who likes to follow your own routine and go with the flow then, self-study might be the best option. Coaching institutes provide a fixed schedule and a study plan which will be followed for the next 6-12 months. This option is also favourable for the majority of the students.
- Time management
Coaching centers follow a predetermined timetable and usually move at a fast pace towards the end. With self-study, you can create your own deadlines and reach the study targets at your own pace.
- Study materials
Coaching centers provide their own study materials and notes. They will also follow all the standard books, such as NCERT. However, with self-study, you will have to do your research on the internet, speak with mentors and seniors to get access to the necessary materials.
- Doubt-clearing sessions
If you are facing difficulties in solving a problem or stuck somewhere in the syllabus, the mentors at the coaching institute can immediately resolve them. With self-study, you will have to look up for answers on the internet or seek help from friends and lecturers.
In coaching centers, you will be studying together with other NEET aspirants who are as ambitious and enthusiastic as you. This provides a competitive edge for your preparation. With self-study, you will be your own competition. Every day, you will need to be self motivated enough to top the previous day’s performance to beat yourself.
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