Exams in life are inevitable and unavoidable. A sense of anxiousness is natural.
But with the right preparation and personal determination, success in them is always within reach.
Even more so if the scale of the exams is at the national level and into respected courses of medicine and engineering like NEET & JEE respectively.
Because the outcomes from these exams shape the future of our country, gear up to do your finest and be the best doctor or engineer with the help of these best practices from successful students.
Let us first discuss NEET(UG)…..
What is NEET(UG) Exam?
The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) is an All India exam for students who are interested in
doing undergraduate in medical- MBBS and dental-BDS courses in both government and private colleges
The minimum age to apply for NEET is 17 years and the upper limit of 25 years for General Category and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC.
This year 2020, the upper limit of the age is relaxed but is still awaiting the Supreme Court orders. Hence the admission through NEET above the mention upper limit is subjected to orders from the Supreme court.
Students who have passed or in the final year of 12th or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as major subjects from the recognized Indian University.
Now after the clarification of one’s eligibility to attend NEET, let get right into the preparation procedures.
There is no procedure per se since every student has his/her own quirks. But here we discuss the most successful strategies that have been useful to the previous students to crack NEET.
You can think of it as a guide to walk on a difficult path, but do not hesitate to mold these tips to suit your mentality.
Now, finally the question the question arises…
How To Crack NEET In First Attempt?
1. Know The Syllabus
The foremost detail to start preparation is having clarity on what constitutes the NEET examination paper.
This helps the students to garner a detailed understanding of the topics they have already covered. And in retrospect, on what chapter or topic they have to start.
Clarity on the starting line can act as a great confidence booster and defines the attitude and aptitude of the students for the race further.
The most common and important topics subject-wise are mentioned below:
Physics: Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Optics & Nuclear Physics.
Chemistry: Periodic Table, Organic Chemistry, and Mole Concept.
Biology: Physiology of Plants and Animals, Ecology & Environment, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Reproduction.
Tip: Train your brain to remember the scientific names. You can achieve this through meditation.
2. Analyze The Weightage Of Marks
From the analysis of the previous year’s papers, a rough estimation of the weightage of different chapters has been listed below.
This doesn’t mean to concentrate on the most important chapters but to help in preparing a study schedule depending on this information.
A help to last-minute revision can be decided with the help of the below charts.
3. Learn from Relative and Best Books – Study Material
There are a multitude of options available in the market to study for the NEET exam.
And this might generate a mild confusion on what to refer to for the best results.
To help with choosing the right material, we compiled a list of books that have been quite useful for the previous batch of students in preparation.
Apart from the NCERT books that are regarded by default as the best source of information for NEET, listed below are subject-wise book references:
- Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
- Objective Physics by DC Pandey
- Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
- Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
- Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
- Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
- Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tandon
- Dinesh Chemistry Guide
- Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
- Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan
- Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- AC Dutta for Botany
- Objective Botany by Ansari
- Pradeep Guide on Biology
- Books by T.L Rayar
- GRB Bathla publications for Biology
These books cover almost the entire syllabus. Choose the books that best suit your understanding, since knowledge is useless unless you understand the application.
And this is the mindset you have to carry throughout the professional learning course.
4. Ultimate Study Schedule to Crack NEET
A time table can help you bring order to your schedule and in turn reduce your nerves and anxiety.
This will surely have an impact indirectly on your performance during the exam.
No amount of studying can replace confidence and preparation.
You will be able to assess your strengths and weaknesses and work on them diligently to be thoroughly prepared on all fronts for the examination.
Some useful tips for time table preparation:
- Give yourself enough rest period in your time table, since a healthy body means a healthy mind.
- Prioritize your hours to strengthen your weaker subjects. Since it is a mark of intelligence to leave no stone unturned in the preparation for the exam.
- If you miss a schedule in your time table, do not be determined to complete it since it would jeopardize your entire time table.
- Make an exception for the incomplete syllabus during break time maturely.
5. In Retrospect Question Papers
Competitive exams are all about time management. However intelligent and knowledgeable you maybe, if you fail to use it at the time of the examination it would be a pity.
The only alternative to avoid such an outcome is to practice and do so in a strict time table.
Write mock tests to get the feel of the examination. And even in practice papers follow the routine of the examination, so it helps you manage your time better.
And also helps realize the chapters or subjects where you are lacking preparation or understanding as you take more time to derive a solution with them.
It is a proven technique of success to practice at least 10 years of previous papers to acquire an acute understanding and workings of the real-time examination.
6. Strategy For Making Notes
Even with all the preparation, you still need a confidence booster in the form of last minute revision.
Covering the entire syllabus during the 11th hour is next to impossible, and that is why you need a summary of the important parts of all the subjects to go through quickly.
You can achieve this by simultaneously preparing notes while you are studying based on the weightage of chapters and subjects that are important for the exam.
Motivation Talk for Upcoming Doctors!!
The above processes guarantee that you are battle-ready for the exam and perform indefinitely better than if you have not followed these procedures.
There is a great line in the comics of Batman, where he says, “One can find a man stronger than oneself and smarter but you are the only one who can be the most and best prepared”.
In spite of all these, confidence and determination are key factors that gauge your success.
Hoping the above tips to be of use to you and wishing you “All the Best”. Adios!!!