MBBS and BDS courses, then National Qualification Entrance Exam (NEET-UG) Ride your radar. This is the first year the National Testing Agency (NTA) will run this test. Until 2018, NEET was conducted by the Central Secondary Education Board (CBSE). The NTA has experience in conducting other large-scale competitive exams such as the Joint Entrance Exam, JEE Main, and UGCNET.
Exam Overview: NEET is a 3-hour exam consisting of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Of the 180 questions, 90 are from biology and 45 are from physics and chemistry. The preparatory curriculum consists of the entire 11th and 12th standard NCERT textbooks for each subject.
All correct answers give you a plus 4 points, and all wrong answers give you a negative score. There are no penalty points for questions that are not attended. Every question you try, or pass will affect you. Therefore, choose your battle wisely. If you are not sure about your question, do not mark it.
Studying physics, chemistry, and biology to solve problems is not enough to prepare for NEET. Enrolling in the most popular medical schools requires a strong and strategic preparatory plan. Here are some clever hacks to help you get better prepared:
The smartest step now is to solve the surveys of the last few years. You cannot complete the preparation for the competition exam without solving the previous challenges.
These often serve as good guides to popular topics and question patterns. It’s best to practice the latest work first and then go in the opposite direction (try 2021, 2020, work first, then 2019, 2018, etc.). This is because the NEET / AIPMT pattern (as mentioned above) has changed over the years and the work of the last five years gives a good understanding of what to expect.
Make your own strategy
Based on your understanding of the work of the last few years, you can identify the most frequently asked chapters / units in all subjects. Write them down and keep revising them. Make sure you understand the basics of NCERT correctly, especially on these topics. For example, from a biology perspective, genetics and evolution are one of the most important units for NEET. Equally important topics in physics are kinetics, electricity, and magnetism, and in chemistry are chemical bonds, state of matter, coordination chemistry and general organic chemistry. If you prepare thoroughly for such a chapter, you have a chance to get a higher score.
Tips for chemistry and physics
Make a point of starting with the obvious suspects — atomic structure and thermodynamics. Why are these themes chosen? Atomic Structure was taught in 11th grade Chemistry and is reviewed again at the conclusion of 12th grade Physics as the Atoms and Nuclei chapter. Thermodynamics is another subject that is addressed in both Chemistry and Physics, but in slightly different ways. Take extreme caution when it comes to work sign convention. The convention employed in Chemistry is diametrically opposed to that utilised in Physics. Many pupils are perplexed by this. How do we solve this? Make a cheat sheet while you’re preparing. This would be useful in all numerical-based problems across various courses.
Make NCERT your best friend
Make sure to cover the NCERT fundamentals as well as the Exemplar questions, which will assist you grasp the nature of the problems offered in the test. Answer using the elimination procedure. To save time, skip specific processes and if you are confident, use shortcuts. In the event of a match-the-question question, match what you are certain of and see whether it already discloses the solutions to the other questions. You’d also save time by not having to match every single item in the database. Be diligent with the facts from NCERT books, since there will be a lot of direct questions that are either direct theory based or a direct application of a formula.
Other tips for the paper
You know the answer without a doubt – excellent! You have earned 4 points for your kitten!
You’re completely blank – don’t even try. Why would you want to take a chance with a one-in-four (25%) chance of getting it right?! We cannot emphasise this enough: a single bad mark may knock you down many hundred levels.
You think you know what the answer is but aren’t sure – This is a typical occurrence on a biology multiple choice exam. In such a circumstance, read the question very carefully and begin by removing the most implausible of the four alternatives, continuing until you are left with one.
However, if you are unable to choose between two possibilities, it indicates you now have a one in two chance (50 percent likelihood) of getting it right. Either make a decision based on your judgement or, in an ideal world, do not attempt it since the risk is just not worth it.
Keep in mind that theoretical topics such as classification, taxonomy, and scientific names of plants and animals should be reviewed again closer to the exam date. This exercise will keep these terms fresh in your mind and may result in easy grades.
Lastly, create a study strategy that will allow you to finish the syllabus while also allowing you time for review. The most essential thing to remember is to play to your own strengths. Negative marking is your most formidable adversary in competitive tests. You should only tackle questions that you are certain about; a few marks here and there might mean hundreds of rankings in competitive tests of this nature.
Do not give up hope and work hard and follow all the tips mentioned above. Students will for sure give their best, they just must keep a good presence of mind and do hard work.