We all know that NEET is a highly competitive entrance test. Also, NTA is an efficient testing agency known to conduct standardized assessments. The exam focuses on the four main science subject syllabus (Botany, Zoology, Physics, and Chemistry) from the Classes 11 and 12 NCERTs. Though it sounds like an easy syllabus, it is quite difficult to answer the questions asked by them. Candidates must have in-depth conceptual knowledge to answer those questions. Furthermore, the questions are asked in MCQ format. Thus, one must start with subjective preparations and slowly move to the objective type. Here, let’s discuss more tips and tricks to clear this exam without any backlog.
The first and foremost thing is to prioritize the syllabus topics according to their weightage. Go through the past five years’ trends to know the weightage of each unit in Classes 11 and 12 NCERT. From previous years’ NEET paper analysis, one can easily find out the most important concepts. After analyzing the trend, prepare an organized study planner. The planner must focus more on chapters with higher weightage. For example, chapters like Human Physiology and Genetics carry more weight in the Biology section of NEET.
As one analysis the NEET question papers, one can easily differentiate the types and difficulty level of the questions asked. The questions asked under each concept can be classified into easy, difficult, and moderately difficult. First, focus on moderate and easy topics as one can easily score around 60% to 70% of the marks there. Then, gradually move to difficult topics and try to understand their core concepts. This will help in a more target-focused preparation.
Also, remember that unanswered questions in NEET are not awarded marks, whereas incorrect attempts will fetch a negative mark. Thus, it is important to know the strong and weak areas even before attempting the questions.
One of the most vital parts of NEET preparations is the technique to solve question papers. Candidates who regularly solve papers have a higher chance of clearing the exam than those who do not. Practicing is the key to cracking this exam with ease. This will improve the answering speed. To begin with, download the NEET answer key from a reliable website and follow up on the answers with their corresponding explanation. As one practices questions, one will eventually get to know the type of questions to be answered first. This will aid during the actual time of the examination.
After solving questions, it is essential to analyse the performance and derive personalised feedback. It is way better if an experienced tutor or mentor is there to guide you in this process. The feedback must include both positive and negative aspects of the preparation. This will give room for further improvements. Also, the most important thing is to work on the feedback. Making repetitive and silly errors is not appreciated in such a high-level competitive exam.
Furthermore, consult with your seniors or teachers before choosing online or offline study programs. It is precious to invest time and money wisely.
The last and most important thing is to set the biological clock right before the exam. Eat, exercise, meditate and sleep well before the exam. Not just for one or two days but for a minimum of one or two months. One’s mental and physical health have to be rightly tuned before the exam. Good health and a positive mindset are not one-day work. Thus, schedule your eat and sleep pattern in the study planner and try to stick to it. It is also a must to reduce screen time to increase productivity. Even the less duration you spend online should be productive. Try to avoid unwanted distractions, and this will invariably create more focus on the study schedule.