India is known to organize tough competitive exams in any discipline of education. When it comes to entrance tests, there is a high level of competency and cutthroat competition. For students, these exams can be horrid nightmares if their actions are inadvertent.
NEET exam is no different from any other competitive exam in the nation in terms of its difficulty level. Cracking NEET in the first attempt is not easy. However, it is possible to pass this exam with proper mentorship, sheer dedication, hard work. And last but not least- with a robust preparation plan.
Many students who are preparing for this exam might have encountered this thought- whether they will be able to crack NEET in the first attempt?
Well, passing this exam is not something unachievable. The success mantra for such competitive tests is to maintain consistency in preparation and accuracy while attempting the questions.
Before starting the preparation of NEET 2022, one must know its essentials.
So, in this article, we will provide students with some best study tips to pass NEET in their first attempt.
Check out the latest NEET exam paper pattern and syllabus
A NEET aspirant must consider knowing the latest NEET exam paper pattern and syllabus. Students must know these basic rules to carve a plan as per the exam syllabus.
- In Physics, the Class 11 syllabus covers chapters- Physical World and Measurement, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Energy, Work and Power, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves, etc. Class 12 syllabus covers chapters- Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Magnetism and Current, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, etc.
- Class 11 Chemistry includes chapters- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, s-block and p-block elements, Organic Chemistry, etc. Class 12 Chemistry covers topics- Solid State, Electrochemistry, Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, p-block, d-block and f-block elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloarenes and Haloalkanes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Carboxylic Acids, Aldehydes and Ketones, Polymers, Biomolecules, etc.
- Biology of Class 11 consists of chapters- Diversity in the Living World, Structural Organisation- Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant and Human Physiology. Class 12 Biology includes chapters- Reproduction, Biology and Human Welfare, Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology and Environment.
Make a study timetable for NEET
NEET aspirants should make a timetable to manage their studies well. With a proper plan, students can easily cover the entire syllabus of NEET on time.
Here’s how to create a timetable for NEET.
- Firstly, refer to the NEET syllabus prescribed by NTA.
- Mark important keywords or points.
- Make a timeline of the examination, events, significant dates and revision time.
- Begin with important chapters and chalk out a NEET calendar with the help of a detailed syllabus.
- Write down the topics and sub-topics completed in a day.
- Break down the vast syllabus of NEET into small modules.
- Use a scheduler or planner for the same purpose.
- A serious NEET aspirant must devote at least 10 to 12 hours a day before the 12th board examinations.
- Once the board examinations are over, try to dedicate 13 to 15 hours each day.
Points to keep in mind while making the NEET timetable
While making the NEET timetable, one should consider his strengths and weaknesses by analyzing his performance in mock tests.
Consider the points given below at the time of making a timetable for NEET.
- Students must build a habit of starting their day early in the morning.
- Study for at least 2 to 3 hours in the morning as it is considered the best time for studying.
- Take a short break after studying for 2 to 3 hours.
- Restart with the studies.
- Have breakfast and take some rest.
- Study till lunchtime.
- Take rest for 1 hour and have lunch.
- Resume studies for the next 3 to 4 hours.
- After this, take a short break and involve in extracurricular activities. Have tea or snacks.
- Study for 1 to 2 hours.
- Have a good night sleep, followed by having dinner. Make sure to sleep for 7 to 8 hours each day. Study for 9 to 10 hours and indulge in some recreational activities besides studying. Also, try to avoid all kinds of distractions while studying.
Prepare important topics thoroughly
Get hold of crucial topics in all subjects- Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Jot down topics in their decreasing order of weightage and prepare concepts accordingly. Focus on this step, it is crucial to pay attention to high-weightage topics as released by last years’ trends.
Choose best resources
For NEET, NCERT books for all subjects are a must to consider. However, many students buy numerous reference books and try to solve them throughout the year. Reading various books don’t clarify the doubts of students rather ends up them in confusion. Therefore, it is necessary to stick to one book that is the NCERT. Once having a grip on these books, students can refer to other books to solidify their concepts.
Practise NEET sample question paper
It is significant to practise NEET sample question papers, previous years’ papers and mock tests to analyse performance. If students are done with reading and understanding chapters, then they should start practising sample papers.
Improve time management skills
Competitive entrance exams like NEET are all about time management. A situation might occur when the brightest students can fail to clear the exam due to improper time management skills. To complete exams on time, students can use shortcuts to memorize chemical reactions, formulas, crucial tables, diagrams and labellings. While studying, aspirants can make their own shortcuts to remember things.
Take assistance from teachers
When it comes to building a base for learning concepts, it is necessary to maintain transparency. For this, students can seek help from their teachers, mentors or seniors who could guide them throughout their preparation journey. If aspirants who can’t afford to study in coaching centres can take help from online study materials that are available for free on the internet.
Avoid guesswork practise in the main exam or mock tests. As NEET has negative marking, students should attempt those questions only whose answers are clear in their mind.