The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is a highly competitive exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Lakhs of aspirants seeking admissions to undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses all over India take up the NEET-UG exam every year. In the latest announcement, the NTA has announced that the NEET exam will be conducted on 12th September 2021.
Despite multiple postponements due to the pandemic, you can still expect a great deal of competition for the NEET-UG exams. In order to crack the exam and secure a 'good' ranking, you must make the best use of these crucial six weeks. Part of your strategy must be a study plan, mastering the NCERT syllabus from classes 11 and 12, practicing using mock-question papers and innumerable revision hours. Being in the medical education field for over six years, we have helped thousands acing their exams. Here are some amazing tips that we have collated from NEET-UG and med school toppers that are guaranteed to help you. Follow along to know more.
1. Important topics to focus on
Ideally, it would be best to focus on all topics, but the last six weeks are to master the holy grail of NEET-UG topics that cover most of the questions. Some of the topics that appear often in the question paper are-
Physics: Mechanics and electrostatics, Thermodynamics, Nuclear physics and Optics
Chemistry: Periodic table, General organic chemistry, Mole concept, Coordination chemistry, and chemical bonding
Biology: Genetics, Cell Biology, Ecology and environment, Reproduction, Morphology, Basics of biotechnology and Physiology of animals and plants
Please note that these are just some of the topics that may appear in the paper.
2. Make a study schedule and stick to it
If you don't have an effective study schedule, you're most likely to procrastinate. Instead, we highly recommend you plan your weeks. A well-thought timetable can help you focus on the topics you're weak at while also finding enough time for revisions and mock tests.
Last year toppers and experts suggest that the NEET-UG question paper was of moderate difficulty level. Among all three subjects listed above, biology was the easiest to attempt, and physics was relatively challenging. Chemistry was of intermediate difficulty level.
For more clarity, in last year's biology section of the NEET question paper, candidates suggested that the zoology section was more manageable than botany. The theoretical questions in physics were easier to attempt, and numerical questions were more difficult. Mechanics and electrostatics were one of the most prominent topics in the physics section. In chemistry, students found chemical reactions dominated the question paper.
Use these key insights from the toppers and incorporate more study hours to the topics mentioned above. This is one way to strengthen your understanding of these concepts.
3. Practice using sample papers and previous years' papers
One of the critical challenges of NEET-UG is solving 180 questions in the 3-hour time frame. This means you can dedicate just 1 minute to each question. The difficulty is also at peak level when one has to solve numerical questions (in physics and chemistry). Thus, time management skills are essential for the NEET Exam.
We strongly recommend you to practice using NEET sample papers and time yourselves. This improves your accuracy and speed levels and boosts your confidence when you are actually in the exam hall. Mock exams are also a great way to familiarize yourself with the question paper pattern, difficulty of questions and the chapter-wise weightage. You can also analyze your weak points and improve upon them.
4. Using mnemonics
Mnemonics are short phrases or code words that can help you remember formulae, concepts, periodic tables, labelings of diagrams and more. Such analogies help your brain to retain information for longer.
You can check out the MediMagic App, where we have some great mnemonics in a video format that will help you study and memorize concepts more effectively.
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We hope you found this blog to be helpful in your preparation for the NEET-UG exams. We wish you all the best for your exams. Stay tuned to our blog to get more updates on NEET-UG and NEET-PG.