Initially, the studies done in school and colleges were enough to crack any of the competitive examinations but now this is not the case. Nowadays, self-study and preparation for NEET examination go hand in hand. Along with the hard work of students, studying with the right techniques and approach is equally important.
NEET is a national-level medical entrance examination which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The medical aspirants aspiring to get admissions in medical courses must qualify for the entrance test.
The subjects for the NEET examination are Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. The total number of questions that are asked in the examination are 180 from each subject section that carry 730 marks. Students must study and revise class 11th and class 12th standard Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany books which follows the CBSE syllabus because the questions of NEET examination are based on it. The NEET examination also gives negative marks for wrong answers.
Before appearing for any competitive examination, the candidates must know the basic details of the examination which helps them to prepare for the examination.
Educational qualifications: The NEET aspirants must pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English separately. Candidates should score 50% aggregate in Biology, Physics and Chemistry for general category students.
Age Criteria: The minimum age to apply for NEET-UG IS 17 years for state and All India quota seats and the upper age limit is 25 years. Relaxation for ST, SC and OBC is 5 years.
Subjects and pattern: The subject for NEET UG examination are Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Zoology. The total number of MCQs are 180 with a time duration of 3 hours. For every correct answer, the candidate gets 4 marks and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
The NEET aspirants must focus on the following topics:
Physics: Optics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics
Biology: Genetics, Ecology & Environment, Cell Biology, Morphology, BASICS OF biotechnology, Reproduction, Reproduction, Physiology of Animals & Plants
Chemistry: General Organic Chemistry, Mole Concept, Periodic Table, Coronation Chemistry, Chemical Bonding
Below are given 7 tips for to crack NEET:
- Be familiar with the syllabus: The syllabus of NEET is quite vast. The candidates need to know the syllabus thoroughly to bring out the best output. Do not concentrate on the extra information and focus mainly on important topics. The NEET Examination covers the NCERT syllabus. The common chapters are a benefit as you will not need to prepare them separately.
- High-Quality Study Material: Selecting the right study material for NEET examination preparation is a bit tough, but one can take help of teachers and online expert assistance to choose the right one. One can also take the help of those students who already appeared in the NEET examination and see which book they referred to. Also, one should go through the interviews of various candidates who appeared in the NEET examination and try to absorb their preparation style and techniques. One needs to prepare their own study notes, solve previous year’s question papers and take mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. There are also lots of online learning resources that can help you to prepare well for your exam.
- Create a realistic time-table: Creating a time-table and following it religiously helps one to remain focused on one’s goals during one’s preparation for NEET examination. Also, since the syllabus for 2 years have to be completed, having a well-structured time-table will help to systematically organize your preparation for NEET. Make sure to adhere to this time-table strictly.
- Prepare your own notes while learning: Preparing one’s own study notes while learning helps to improvise memory skills. To crack NEET Examination with flying colors, jot down minor point-by-point notes on a diary and then revise it later. Whatever notes it may be, always write it legibly. This will be an advantage during your revision period and you can revise things very easily.
- Revise regularly– Keep revising the topics even though if you have mastered a particular topic, concept, chapter, or subject. Revision is very essential for your NEET preparation. While revising, make sure to identify important and weak areas so that you can focus on them later on. Also, revise the formulas and their derivations very well.
- Maintain a healthy diet: The candidates must follow a healthy diet consisting of pranic foods such as green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables, foods containing iron and vitamin B to help boost your brain by providing the nutrients it needs. Eating a proper healthy diet will help maintain a healthy body and mind as well.
- Practice Mock Tests: There are a total of 180 questions which comes in the NEET examination which needs to be completed in about 180 minutes. This means that students can devote a maximum of 1 minute per question. Practicing mock test will have in managing one’s time.