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Every year the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts its renowned, pan-India exam called National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for all the medical aspirants. It is a competitive test to be conducted to select candidates for MBBS and BDS undergraduate courses all over India. Lakhs of students from across the country apply for this exam each year in the hope to get a seat in the most prestigious medical institutes of the country.
NEET covers questions from areas of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany. The exam is of 720 marks with 180 questions from each subject. The exam is three hours long and the syllabus of this exam is an extension of the class 11th and 12th CBSE curriculum. As such, it is important for all medical aspirants to pay complete attention to all these subjects in their higher secondary classes. You should also note, that the level of questions will be a notch above those asked in board exams, so you will have to give each subject extra time and effort.
Before applying for this nationwide exam, one should be aware of the eligibility criteria and exam pattern for it. For State and All India Quota Seats, the minimum age for aspirants to apply for NEET-UG is 17 years. The upper age limit is 25 years. NTA also offers 5 years of relaxation for ST, SC, and OBC candidates. Students should have a pass status in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English exams in their class 12th boar exams. A 50% aggregate in Biology, Physics, and Biology is a must for general category students.
With a lot of perseverance and planning, you can definitely make it through this exam out alive. Let’s look at some tried and tested strategies to ace this exam.
Know the syllabus for NEET before starting your preparation
There are a few topics that overlap with the CBSE syllabus so you needn’t prepare for them separately. This gives you more time to study other topics in detail.
Some common topics are mentioned below subject-wise:
- Physics – Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics
- Chemistry – Mole Concept, Periodic Table, General Organic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Chemical Bonding.
- Biology – Genetics, Cell Biology, Morphology, Ecology & Environment, Reproduction, Basics of Biotechnology, Physiology of Animals & Plants.
Other than these topics, try to devote as much time as possible according to the weightage of each chapter.
Use legit study material
Equip yourself with the right study material including textbooks and reference books to crack this exam. Try to solve the NEET UG 2020 Code F1 Previous Year Question Paper to get a better understanding of this test. This will help you simulate the real testing environment and manage your time as well. The Internet generation has a vast space online to indulge in all digital resources available be it e-books, video tutorials, practice questions, and recorded lectures. You can easily find a plethora of Youtube channels that will help you understand all the topics in a breeze. These video lessons are quite fun and make learning enjoyable. Also, they can be accessed from any corner of the world.
Other than that, some of the books that you can refer to include Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma, and The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II & Vol. II, Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tandon, and Organic Chemistry by M. S. Chauhan for Organic Chemistry.
Make flashcards for remembering technical jargon
It is normal to have trouble remembering all the technical details. As such, a good practice will be to make use of flashcards or connecting the word to something relatable which makes it easy to recall. For instance, you can use mnemonics to remember the processes that define living things:
To remember the Krebs cycle (citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycle);
Citrate – Aconitate – Isocitrate – Oxalosuccinate – a-Ketoglutarate – Succinate – Fumarate – Malate – Oxaloacetate
You can use two below-mentioned popular sentences used to remember Kerb’s Cycle:
- Caesar’s Armies Invaded Other Kingdoms Searching For Many Oranges.
- Citric Acid Is One Key Substrate For Mitochondrial Oxidation
Maintain a routine
The secret ingredient that goes into achieving good marks is having consistency. This exam demands practice and developing a schedule will help you maintain the pace of your study. You can divide your time for each chapter according to your competence towards it. This way you can make sure you cover all the topics before your academic session ends. While preparing for exams, we need to focus on the relevant information so it is crucial we have it colour-coded for our ease. Use multiple coloured markers to point out important points from the in-depth chapters. Do a lot of self-study. The preparation for NEET 2022 can be a tedious task thus making a pragmatic timetable to study through can be very helpful. Keeping a close tab of the mistakes and improvements can prove to be beneficial.
Have a peaceful study environment
Studying in a quiet place can really enhance your learning experience. In order to
achieve full concentration levels, you should always choose a room devoid of any
distractions like phones or loud noises. Try some meditation to bring your focus and
relax before you start studying.
Take track of your sleep and health
A student performs the best if there is a balance between mental and physical health. Sleep is also extremely important as it gives your brain time to relax. After a good night’s sleep, you will feel refreshed and will have better performance. Remain calm to excel on the D-day. Avoid junk and oily foods and switch to healthy diet plans. Do meditation and yoga exercises for better concentration.
In totality, you will be clear to cut off with a good AIR with constant consistency and perseverance. These are a few strategies to reduce your time in finding solutions to the problems. It is recommended to follow these above-mentioned practices for students to overcome the fear of Math and increase their efficiency which can lead to excelling with flying colors.