NEET or National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is a national level entrance exam for medical courses like MBBS, BDS, PG in various government and private Medical Institutes across India. The exam is conducted every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE. Medical aspirants should have a proper preparation plan because the number of applicants in NEET Exam is much higher than the total number of seats offered.
Candidates can find innumerable NEET preparation books and NEET study material which offers the complete content to crack NEET Exam. Most aspirants think that having more number of NEET books and resources can increase the chances to crack NEET 2018. This is not true. For any competitive exam, it is more important to have a complete understanding of topics rather than just superficial knowledge of all the topics.
In the quest of finding a proper plan to prepare for NEET and the right study material, candidates often find themselves struggling with confusion resulting in failure despite their rigorous hard work and sincerity. Aspiring candidates preparing for NEET Exam 2018 should have a proper preparation plan for the examination which can help them to score well in the exam.
Here are some NEET Preparation tips which can help aspirants to prepare for the exam in a better way.
Know the exam pattern
Questions in NEET come from subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology & Botany). There are 45 questions from the 4 sections carrying 180 marks. Questions are of intermediate level based on 11th and 12th standard Physics, Chemistry and Biology books that follow the CBSE syllabus. MCQs are asked in the exam with 4 marks for each right answer and 1 mark deducted for every wrong answer.
Know the syllabus
NEET has a vast syllabus. Before preparing, aspirants should spend a good amount of time understanding the NEET syllabus. Candidates can compare the exam syllabus with their board syllabus and they can have some extra time to concentrate on the syllabus which is not covered. The important topics of NEET syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are mentioned below.
- Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Fluid Mechanics, Optics, Waves, Oscillation, Nuclear physics, Thermodynamics.
- Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Acid, and Bases, Mole Concept, Periodic table, Coordination Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
- Biology: Cell Biology, Ecology, and Environment, Morphology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Genetics, Basics of Biotechnology.
Good Study material
One of the most important elements for preparation of any competitive exam is good study material. Medical Aspirants should follow the right NEET books to prepare for the exam. Candidates can consult with NEET toppers or read NEET topper interviews and check which books they referred. They can follow NCERT books which is one of the best books for NEET Preparation. Here are some important NEET preparation books which candidates can follow while preparing for the exam.
|Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma||Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tandon||Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume – I and Volume – II|
|Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker||Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes||Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET|
|Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov||Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan||Books by T.L Rayar|
|The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. I (Mechanics. Radiation and Heat)||Organic Chemistry – MConcise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Leeorrison and Boyd||AC Dutta for Botany|
|The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II & Vol. II||Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee||
11th and 12th NCERT textbooks
Effective study plan
Time is priceless when NEET Preparation is considered. Setting goals can be used as a good strategy to help aspirants bring a positive change in their lives. Candidates should prepare a planned timetable for their exam preparation. They should not include long hours of the study period in their time table. Including little intervals between the study hours and preparing as per as the time table can help aspirants to cover all parts of the syllabus.
Practice weaker areas
It is possible that one can be strong in one subject and weak in another. Aspirants should not be discouraged by it. They should try to work hard more on the weaker sections to strengthen them. By solving more and more MCQs, candidates can find their weaker sections and dedicate more time to them, to be more accurate.
Practice Question Papers
Aspirants should practice NEET previous year’s question paper and NEET sample question paper. Solving question papers will help candidates to know the question pattern and difficulty level of the exam. They will also get familiar with the types of question and the question weightage. Solving more and more question paper will also increase the speed of the candidate.
One of the hardest challenges of NEET Exam is the time limitation. Candidates have to finish 180 questions in 3 hours. This means that they can dedicate only 1 minute for each question. Time management is an important skill that is required in any competitive exam. Aspirants can solve question paper using a stopwatch so that they can analyze their efficiency. Practicing more and more question papers can increase the speed and accuracy of a candidate.
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