The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) that serves as an entrance exam for UG medical courses. While some students prepare throughout the year to score excellent marks in the NEET exam, this coveted medical entrance exam can also be prepared within the last 20 days. With the help of appropriate NTA NEET Study Material, smart efficient planning, efforts and determination it is possible to crack this exam.
With the NEET exam just around the corner, students are expected to prepare well enough and to give their best. Knowing that 20 days is not much time for preparation as NEET covers a vast syllabus, but even during the last 20 days, a candidate can achieve excellent marks in NEET with sheer effort and consistency. During this preparation always remember that strategic planning is crucial and the created study schedule must be followed thoroughly. Students with conceptual clarity of NEET syllabus and topics won’t face many difficulties while preparing in the last 20 days.
Tips to follow for preparing NTA NEET
Presenting a set of important tips to follow while preparing for NEET exams in a matter of 20 days.
Strategic schedule of time
Since there are not many days left for the NEET exam, students must know the importance of every minute and should put in double efforts for learning. Each and every minute should be spent wisely in preparation for NEET according to the study schedule. Strictly avoid wasting time and using social networking sites as distractions.
Set daily goals related to NEET study topics which can be achieved at the end of the day. Make a study schedule and equally divide time for each section like physics, chemistry and biology. The preparation of biology is highly important as it holds more weightage in the NEET exam. Also, don’t forget to keep track of the learnt chapters of the NEET syllabus. The equal time distribution would create balance learning which ensures easy and efficient covering of the NEET syllabus. In the last 20 days, remember to revise the learnt topics regularly and solve numericals consistently.
Know the learnt concepts perfectly
In the remaining few days before NEET exams, a student must be well aware of the learnt concepts and topics regarding different chapters in the syllabus. Since there are around 97 chapters in the NEET syllabus it is important to focus on the chapters that a student already has studied well. Before learning a new concept it is crucial to properly revise the concepts which are already known.
Students are suggested to concentrate on polishing their strengths rather than learning unknown topics. Try new topics only if they are highly correlated and important. Before this polish, the strengths of every topic make the concepts clear and solve all the doubts related to that learnt concept. Use NCERT books as study material since 80-85% of questions asked in the NEET exam are from these books. For the last few days rather than searching for different study material stick to NCERT books.
Effective revisions are crucial
Centralize more revision at this time and avoid learning new topics as it might cause confusion and waste of time. Extensive revisions are vital to memorize important concepts as it is going to be a deciding factor to achieve excellent marks in the NEET exam. Practice the learnt concepts, topics and chapters daily also regular revision must be conducted without any excuses.
As we all know that questions in NEET exams are based on conceptual clarity which can be achieved through revisions. The effective revision will help a student to recall the learnt concepts, facts, topics and chapters. During revising chapters it is important to study ideologies, images, figures, pie charts, formulas and different block diagrams. Revision gives self-confidence while solving question papers and it also reduces anxiety.
Solve previous year’s exam papers & mock tests
Prioritise solving maximum NEET question papers in the last few days. After every learnt concept and revision it is important to assess the studied topic, hence always solve exam papers from the previous year. Keep a target of solving at least one entire question per day. Usually, students don’t have enough to solve the entire paper, hence practising the solving of NEET question papers is necessary. It not only helps a student to know the probable exam question structure but also the awareness of time limits while solving question papers.
Talking about question papers, a student must also attempt different mock tests related to the learnt topics every day. This helps to attempt a variety of questions for scoring. Solving a question paper will help a student to understand the marking scheme, filling OMR sheet and the difficulty level of the NEET paper or other critical parameters. Students must also attempt computer-based mock tests. Further, a student can self examine the solved question paper and work on speed and accuracy. Always practise full-length mock tests and attempt only the questions with confident answers as negative marking is present in the NEET exam.
Improve speed and accuracy
Negative marking scheme in NEET exam leads to deduction of one mark for selecting every incorrect answer. Even if students are well prepared for the NEET exam they tend to lose marks and reduce their ranks due to silly mistakes. Hence in the last 20 days put efforts in improving speed and accuracy for solving NEET questions. Pay attention while filling the circles in OMR sheets and don’t fill wrong circles in a hurry.
Start with the biology section as this section doesn’t contain calculation, further choose the subject which is most comfortable to solve. Complete biology section within one hour and chemistry in 45 minutes so physics section can have more time for solving.
NEET has a fierce level of competition as each year lakhs of students attempt this exam. Hence the level of difficulty in the NEET exam is totally justified. Such entrance exams can be cracked with dedication and hard work. Students usually prepare 1-2 years to crack NEET and during the last 20 days remember to follow above mentioned tips.