Over 15 lakh students have applied for NEET-UG in 2020 and as the year passes by, this number is only increasing. Therefore, as a NEET aspirant, you can understand that the competition to grab the best medical seat in the country is high. It takes an immense amount of practice and dedication to ace NEET. In this article, we will explain the importance of solving practice tests/mock tests for your NEET preparation.
- Helps you get familiar with the paper
Mock tests are a great way of understanding the NEET question paper. Every year, when the National testing agency (NTA) releases the NEET syllabus, more marks are allotted to some chapters and fewer marks to some. Practising mock tests help you to get familiar with the NEET paper and you can comfortably answer the questions in the exam.
- Boosts your confidence level
‘Practice makes it perfect’. Taking mock tests every day helps you to improve your confidence level as you have gained enough practice. In this way, the NEET question paper won’t take you by any surprise on the examination day.
- Improves speed and accuracy
There are a total of 180 questions in the NEET paper (Chemistry, Physics- 45 questions each, Biology-90 questions) which requires you to get most of the questions right in the allotted time. The best way to do this at home is to take practice tests every day, which enhances your speed and accuracy.
- Self analyse your performance
Mock tests help you to gauge your own performance. Every time you take a practice test, they help you self analyse your strengths and weaknesses, which will be indicated by the marks that you score in the test. In order to get better at solving the questions, you have to take more and more mock tests.
- Time management
NEET requires you to answer all the questions within a span of 3 hours. Attempting as many mock tests as possible helps you to get the right answers, within the allotted time. Whenever you are taking a mock test, do not forget to time yourself. It might be hard to answer all the questions within the allotted time for the first time. But after enough practice, you will definitely be able to get the right answers within 3 hours.
- Helps you create a strategy
As you keep taking mock tests, you will understand how NEET works and identify your own abilities. Based upon this, you can change your study strategies to ace the exam. Mock tests prepare you for the exam in the best possible way. Therefore, practise them everyday without fail.