NEET 2020 has been conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) across the country on 13th September 2020, results for the same have been announced on 16th October 2020. An estimated 15.97 lakh candidates appeared for the examination across 2500+ exam centres. NEET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 12th September 2021.
NEET or National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is a medical entrance test for medical aspirants seeking admission in medical/dental colleges. This coveted exam is a single entrance examination with 180 objective type questions asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) sections with the major syllabus from NCERT class 11 & class 12.
NEET – Strategy to prepare for Medical Entrance exam
The last few months of the NEET Exam truly tests a students’ calibre and determines the true worth of their potential. Now, to be a part of this elite group who gets a seat in these coveted medical colleges of the country, it is not merely enough to study and solve the problems in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. It has become extremely necessary to retain everything you’ve studied. So, it is quite important that you build a strong strategic plan for the preparation before appearing in NEET. To ease your job a little, you can follow this strategy to prepare for NEET Exam.
Acquaint Yourself Completely With the Syllabus
Before going to a war, one must keep their armour ready. The same goes for NEET preparation. The very first thing you should keep in mind is to go through the NEET syllabus required for the exam preparation. Try to cover all the topics in time and focus on all three subjects, viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Make it a point to study strictly according to the syllabus, thereby saving your precious time. Also, make use of good competitive books which consist of higher-order questions.
Build a Full Proof Study Strategy
You must formulate a strategic hassle-free study plan which will allow you to complete your syllabus in time such that you have sufficient time for rest. Schedule all your breaks, sleep cycle and study hours in this timetable and make sure you stick to it. Set short goals and include them as part of your schedule. The goals you set can be on a daily or weekly basis, depending on your comfort zone and optimal productivity.
It is advised to formulate a study plan which allows you to cover the entire syllabus and to take practice tests within the suitable time limit. Also, make it a rule to prepare notes and mark the important topics which carry more weight-age in the exam. Make short-term goals and divide your syllabus into parts and aim to finish off a particular topic in the allotted time. Plan in advance for the upcoming week and the topics you need to cover in it.
Focus On Your Weaker Areas
The best method to overcome your fear is to face it. To get over your fear of a particular topic is to prepare it first before preparing anything else. It might sound hard, but this way you will feel more confident after the topic is done. The second method is to divide your day in such a way that half of the time you study something which you think is easier for you and the other half must be dedicated to rather tough topics.
To judge your performance level, take tests, a lot of them. Allocate a particular time of the day to practice random problems and previous years’ question papers. This will help you brush up your concepts. Do not forget to attempt NEET sample papers on a regular basis. If possible, join a test series, which will help you to determine your position among other aspirants. Undertaking these tests will help you manage time and pressure during the actual examination, and it gives you a quick insight into your performance.
Since the NEET 2021 will be of 3-hour duration, therefore, while taking mock you should give yourself a time of 2.5 hours to finish the test. This will improve your speed and boost your confidence during the actual examination. Therefore, you should set conditions like the actual exam situation with no distractions.
Make Right Choices
Choose your study material and books wisely, as they are going to get you through NEET. Any choice of misleading study material will simply waste your time and demotivate you. So be very specific and choose the right thing for you. Studying NCERT textbooks for all three subjects is a must.
Physics: For preparing Physics, candidates can also refer to competition based books and books which involve higher-order thinking like Concepts of Physics by HC Verma, DC Pandey (for numerical questions) etc.
Chemistry: For Chemistry, you can refer to Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tondon; Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee (for practice) and also books of Arihant Publications; Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes; Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan; Organic Chemistry – Morrison and Boyd.
Biology: Biology sections which consist of half of the questions of NEET exam should be studied thoroughly and preferably through good competition books such as Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Volume – I and Volume – II; 11th and 12th NCERT textbooks; books by T.L Rayar etc.
BYJU’S–The Learning App: Instead of studying from books, you can download BYJU’S– The Learning App. The app contains, videos, study material, and courses that will help the students to prepare for NEET Exam in a more interactive way.
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Maintain Proper Health and be Optimistic
A sound mind lies in a sound body. Make sure you take enough breaks (scheduled and not random) and maintain a regular sleep cycle. Since your brain is doing most of the hard work here, you should give it sufficient time to recuperate. Sometimes you will notice that revisiting difficult questions after a break becomes less strenuous. Sufficient rest also helps you stay positive, focused and motivated.
BYJU’S provides a wide range of medical courses that will ease the process of your NEET preparation. Stay tuned with BYJU’S to get the latest notification and NEET Exam details along with NEET syllabus, results, NEET Books etc.
Recommended Question Papers for NEET Exam:
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