The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is the examination conducted for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate MBBS/BDS courses all over India. It’s conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam is mainly based on three subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 180 multiple choice questions and a time limit of 3 hours. A correct answer fetches 4 marks while deducting 1 mark for a wrong answer.
Strategy for Preparing for NEET in 10 days
Inorder to prepare for the exam you need to know the syllabus which is going to shape your preparation. And hence for reference we have provided a link of the syllabus here. Now let’s divide the preparation into smartly segregated topics to prepare better. Is only knowing the important chapters enough to crack NEET with roughly less than a month left? definitely not, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg and but that’s enough to get started. Listed below are the important chapters and topics from each subject:
- Principles of inheritance and variation
- Cell – the unit of life
- Biological classification
- Morphology of flowering plants
- Sexual reproduction of flowering plants
- Plant kingdom
- Human health and disease
- Human Reproduction
- Environmental issues
- Chemical co-ordination and integration
- Digestion and absorption
- Human Physiology
- Ray optics, Wave optics
- Semiconductors and communication system
- Photoelectric effect and electromagnetic waves
- Rotional motion
- Current electricity
- Laws of motion
- Waves and sounds
- Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
- Magnetic effects of current
- 1D and 2D
- Kinetic theory of gases and radiation
- Chemical bonding and molecular structure
- General organic chemistry
- p Block elements
- Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes (Hydrocarbons)
- Atomic Structure
- Carbonyl compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones)
- Classification of elements and Periodicity in properties
- Ionic Equilibrium
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- d and f block elements
Now that we’ve listed out the important topics its time to look at the preparation strategy
- Try and solve all the mock tests available online and also put yourself through exam like conditions like solving the mock test in the morning within the stipulated time of 3 hours. Also make sure you attempt a test on a daily basis. Doing this will ensure you don’t panic in the exam hall as well as helps you in retaining answers in a better manner.
- Time management is key to acing an exam as it will help you make better decisions as well as help you attempt the entire questionnaire. Skip the time consuming questions and attempt the sure one’s first. You can always come back to these questions later on once you are done with the sure questions.
- A day or two prior to the exam you should go with your strengths rather than the unsure topics as you would not get enough time to prepare for new ones.
- Skip all derivations, formulas are sufficient.
- Chemistry is a bet for scoring better in multiple choice questions, organic and inorganic are comparatively easier.
- In Physics make sure you go through the following topics Heat and Thermodynamics, Properties of Matter, Optics, Electronics, Semiconductor devices.
- NCERT books are recommended for preparing for Biology for NEET.
- Solve all the NEET papers of the previous years as it will help you get a better idea of the types of questions asked as well as the topics they’re asked from.
- Make footnotes of formula sheet for Physics, equations of Chemistry and keywords for Biology
The best way to tackle pre-exam jitters is to avoid stressing or over exerting in the process to cover the entire syllabus. Concentrate more on brushing up and revising the chapters which you’ve studied thoroughly. Include fruits in your diet as they are a good source of antioxidants. Take good care of your sleeping pattern as it helps in maintaining a good mental state which will help you stay calm under stress.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
Norman Vincent Peale
Always remember success is not determined by merit. Don’t be too harsh on yourself with handling failure. This is the time which demands your cent percent of your time, focus, energy and dedication so don’t lose sight of the larger picture.
All the best!!