NEET is a national level medical entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is conducted for MBBS/BDS admission in all MCI/DCI approved colleges across India. More than 13 lakh candidates are expected to apply for NEET 2020. However, just by looking at the huge competition, you should not panic or get anxious; rather, your prime focus should be on the exam preparation at the moment.
Now that only 5 months are left for the final battle, you have to work really hard as you have to manage both the board exams and NEET 2020 preparation. So, here we bring some helpful NEET preparation tips following which you can perform well in the final exam to grab a seat in a medical college of your choice.
Make a ‘PRACTICAL’ timetable
One major reason behind the failure of students in the exam is the lack of a good strategic NEET preparation plan. Some students even being extremely good at studies could not get through the exam and the only reason behind this is a study plan without a fixed timetable. The best way to solve this issue is by sticking to a perfect and, of course, practical time table.
You have to be honest and clear about your potential and make a plan accordingly. While making the time table, keep in mind the following points:
- Set small goals and try to achieve them daily
- Divide time equally for each subject
- Take out some time for recreational activities as well
Let’s say if you are picking a tough topic of Physics today, then pick an easy one in Chemistry, and a moderate one in Biology. This will help you focus and retain better.
Focus on both revision and practice tests
It is a great dilemma for most of the students – whether to revise the whole syllabus or solve the MCQs. Well, at this point, the most appropriate choice would be solving the MCQs along with a regular revision of what you have studied during the week. Generally, students prefer the theory revision as it looks easy. However, if you want an edge over your competitors, the right thing to do is practice the papers.
If you make revision your prime focus, you will never be able to finish studying for the NEET. Reading and revising the theoretical concepts are not enough until you know how to apply them in the exam. Therefore, a better approach would be to solve the MCQs in online practice tests for NEET and understand the concept behind the question. This way you will be able to learn and revise the concepts side by side which will also save your time.
Go through the incorrectly attempted questions again
Most of the students practice all the questions and get happy with the 60% – 80% success rate and hope they would be able to manage a good rank in NEET 2020. With this mindset, they are hurting themselves. This way they are gaining proficiency only for easy and medium level questions while missing the hard ones.
Along with that, you should also revise your incorrectly attempted questions and bookmark the important ones so that you gain perfection in attempting a question having a similar concept. Also, keep track of your progress and try to do better than yesterday. Keep a note of the time taken to solve each question so that you know how much you have to speed up.
Stay positive and healthy
Your attitude and health will define the effectiveness of the learning process. Rather than complaining “I never get enough sleep” or “I am eating too much junk food”, take control for bringing in the balance. This way you will be more productive and happier.
If you are preparing with a negative approach and keep thinking that it is too difficult, you won’t commit to the idea of learning. The moment you begin preparing with a positive approach, your brain will also show great enthusiasm. A correct frame of mind will help you feel less anxious.
Some common mistakes can become a huge factor of failure in your NEET 2020 attempt. If you give proper attention to these common mistakes and avoid them, you can improve your chances of scoring top rank in the exam and getting admission to your dream college. Here are some of the common mistakes you should avoid during NEET 2020 preparation:
- Not following the timetable strictly
- Referring to more than the required syllabus
- Skipping or avoiding topics or giving less time to a subject that you find difficult
- Do not start panicking and looking for shortcuts on how to prepare for NEET
- Not practising enough or not solving enough practice tests
- Ignoring physical and mental health
The above NEET preparation tips will help you if you are stuck in the dilemma of how to prepare for NEET in 5 months.
Eating good food, taking enough sleep and studying hard with firm determination are the three basic success mantras for any exam. While studying, remember the word impossible can be read as “I – am – possible” while “I can’t do it” can become “I can do it” with hard work and will to do so.