NEET is among the most prestigious medical entrance exams in India. With just a few months left for the examination, it is quite challenging for students to cover all the concepts included in the NEET syllabus thoroughly. However, a proper study plan designed as per the latest examination pattern can help the students to prepare all the important concepts in a shorter time duration. Given below are few useful tips that can assist the students in tackling multiple choice questions in NEET exam accurately.
1. Read the entire question carefully:
In most of the multiple choice questions, the options are designed in a very tricky and confusing manner. In most of the cases, all the given options seem to be correct in some aspect. Therefore, the students are advised to read the entire question very carefully. Try to accumulate all the information provided in the question effectively because in some of the cases you can easily evaluate the correct answers from the question itself. If you are muddled by the given options, then, give each option a true and false test. Instead of getting confused, consider all the possibilities and neglect the incorrect options. Hence, by this way, the most appropriate answer could be easily spotted.
2. Use stepwise approach to answer the conceptual questions:
Use stepwise approach to solve conceptual and complex questions. Several times Matching type Questions are asked where the students are required to find the mismatched or the correctly matched option.
Example: Which of the given pairs are matched incorrectly?
(a) gobar gas – Methanogens
(b) vinegar – Coliforms
(c) antibiotic – Streptomyces
(d) ethanol – Yeast
3. Memorize all the important definitions, common and scientific names:
Some of the questions asked in the NEET exam are entirely memory based, therefore, the students are advised to memorize the common names, scientific names, concepts and important definitions. Around 40% of questions asked in the NEET exam are application based. Therefore, the students need to focus more on the concepts along with its applications in order to score well in the examination.
Example: The two contiguous cell P and Q have turgor pressure of 8 atm and 3 atm, the osmotic pressure of 10 atm and 8atm, and the diffusion pr. deficit of 3 and 5 atm respectively. The resultant will be:
(a) Water movement from cell Q to P
(b) Water movement from cell P to Q
(c) Both P and Q are in Equilibrium
(d) There is No water movement
Explanation: The water movement will be from low to high D.P.D (P to Q)
4. Focus more on NCERT textbooks:
The students must primarily focus on reading NCERT textbooks. Several times the questions asked in NEET exam are taken directly from the NCERT textbooks. Initially avoid answering those questions for which you are not confident because your wrong answer will reduce your final score.
5. Utilize your time appropriately:
In order to utilize your time appropriately, divide the three hours of examination time as per your comfort among Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Initially, focus on attempting all easy questions and later on pick the difficult ones. By this way, your confidence will be elevated and you will also get more time to answer hard questions.
6. Avoid guesswork and practice question papers:
Practice previous years question papers and sample papers to get an idea on how to answer MCQ questions efficiently. Preparing at an early stage is what an MCQ exam requires. Avoid guesswork for negative marking questions as they might lower your final score.
These tips can be very helpful for students to answer difficult and brain teaser questions. Prior preparations and practice are mandatory aspects for any examination. Hence, to crack highly competitive examination like NEET, it is mandatory for students to prepare well and acquire the skills to tackle multiple choice questions effectively. Rather than just believing in guesswork, the aspirants can focus on the tips discussed below to tackle Multiple Choice Questions in NEET in the right manner.
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