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NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the foundation step for lakhs of students who are looking forward to pursue medical sciences as their career. It is a single UG entrance exam for more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats in over 470 medical colleges in India including JIPMER and AIIMS. Half-hearted endeavours won't help you call it a shot at a national level test like NEET. One should prepare themself to face even the toughest of questions. Many aspirants mustbe at their last leg of preparation for the exam. The need of the hour is to study smart rather than studying hard.
In the event that you are lost in here is a comprehensive guide to help the applicants with NEET Exam Preparation Tips. We at Collegedunia, know how valuable the time is and candidates can’t afford to waste it at any cost. Hence, with extensive research, we devised a Three Month Study Plan for all the aspirants out there to help them score their best without wasting their time devising the plan.
Follow the article below to unravel the study plan that can help you score 600+ marks in NEET 2020.
The first and foremost step before appearing for any exam is knowing everything about the exam pattern.
Number of Questions
No. of Sections
3(Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
No. of questions/ Section
Physics- 45; Chemistry- 45; Biology-90(Botany-45 Zoology-45)
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
Correct: +4; incorrect: -1; Unanswered- 0
Offline( Pen Paper Mode)
3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Knowing the exam pattern will help the candidate efficiently manage time, which in return will help the candidate attempt every question given in the question paper.
The next focus is on the subject wise syllabus of the exam which will give us a broad idea about the topics that should be practised. Before beginning, candidates must be aware of the syllabus and other related information to craft a preparation strategy.
NEET covers a total of 97 sections in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
Physics Syllabus of Class 11th
Physical-world and measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy, and Power
The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Oscillations and Waves
Physics Syllabus of Class 12th
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Atoms and Nuclei
Chemistry Syllabus of Class 11th
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Chemistry Syllabus of Class 12th
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p- Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology Syllabus of Class 11th
Biology Syllabus of Class 12th:
Diversity in Living World
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and Its Applications
Ecology and environment
Note: Most of the syllabus is based on NCERT
Once you are well versed with the exam pattern and syllabus of NEET 2020, the next step is to assign a specific time for every topic. This becomes simpler when you isolate the topics based on their difficulty level and importance (set the difficulty level according to your requirements as the difficulty of the topic differs from one candidate to another) i.e., Easy, Moderate, and Difficult.
This will help you to focus on a subject properly as you will be able to devote ample time to every subject. This technique of splitting NEET Syllabus provides the guidance required to create a viable timetable. Candidates can segregate the topics on the basis of the undermentioned matrix:
Now the topics have been segregated, so let us move forward to the weekly plan which is the second step. There should be an organized chart for daily, weekly and monthly targets instead of long term non-realistic goals.
Candidates can take an example of the table shown below and create a table on their own keeping in mind the topic that they chose according to the priority matrix above:
Basics of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons & Halides
Diversity in Living World
HydroCarbons, Chemistry in Every- day life
Organic Chemistry (Aldehydes, Ketones, Ether)
Cell Structure and Functions
Mechanics (Units and Dimensions)
Polymers and Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biology in Human Welfare
Laws of Motion
Mole Concept & States of Matter
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
Modern Physics and Optics
Solutions, Solid State, Equilibrium
Genetics and Evolution
Kinematics & Work Energy & Power
Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and fluids
Chemical Kinematics and Surface Chemistry
Atomic Nucleus & Semiconductors
Thermodynamics, Kinetic theory & Properties of Matter
D & F Block Elements
Mechanics (Oscillations and Waves)
P Block Elements
Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems
Classification of Elements, S-block Elements, Hydrogen, and its Compounds
Exchange of Gases, Body Fluids and Circulation
NEET 2020 Exam is 3 months away and it may seem that a candidate has a lot of time to prepare for it. But keeping in mind, the vast syllabus of NEET, this is a very crucial period and the candidate cannot afford to waste even a single hour. The following article focuses on the fact that if a candidate follows the step properly, they can score 600+ marks in their first attempt. Or even if they are a repeater.
To achieve 600+ marks in NEET 2020, a candidate should aim to attain 150 correct questions. This means, out of 180 questions, the candidate should be able to solve at least 160 questions correctly, so that even if by chance the candidate fails to answer some questions, it won't matter much. The key to success is that the candidate has to stop them from scoring negative marks. The candidate should answer only those questions about which the candidate is 100% sure and can afford to take the risk.
The candidate should be well aware about the difficulty level of the three subjects. This will help them to solve the questions appropriately.
Biology is very theoretical and to the point, the subject needs not much thinking. Only remembering the facts and concepts stated in NCERT will do the work. The candidate should be well versed with all the diagrams, labels and examples related to the topics given in the book. The candidate should ensure that they have revised each of these in double digits as many questions will be based on diagrams.
Key: Practicing all diagrams with proper labelling can help you learn better
Chemistry is a part theoretical and part application-based subject comprising of three parts, namely, Physical, Inorganic and Organic chemistry.
Questions of Physical Chemistry are mostly formula based, hence, one should be aware of all the formulas and the types of related to it.
Inorganic chemistry is something the candidate should use as a scoring point. If the concepts in inorganic chemistry are clear, no one can stop the candidate from scoring marks in the chemistry section of NEET 2020.
Organic chemistry is mostly learning based. The questions asked in NEET from organic chemistry are mostly to the point. Chemical reactions and their names should be learned by heart
Key: Learning the Periodic Table is the key to success in Chemistry
Physics in NEET is rather tough as most of the questions are formula and application based and hence, it is destined to consume a lot of time of yours. As mentioned above, the physics section of NEET is the toughest part in the exam. The questions are mostly formula based, so the candidate should be well versed with all the formulas and should know where to apply them.
Key: Flowcharts can help clear your concepts in a much easier way. Divide the topics as major and minor topics and study accordingly.
Apart from building a monthly time table, candidates should also prepare a daily time table and should strictly follow it. There are two types of studies, i.e., Self Taught Learning and Coaching.
Candidates should know the difference between self taught learning and going to coaching classes. Learning is a personal process and it differs from one candidate to another.
Learning is something that will help you clear your concepts and give you in depth knowledge of the subject. Coaching classes are more beneficial for candidates whose concepts about the subject are clear and the only thing they need is regular practice.
Candidates should devote at least 6-7 hours daily of rigorous study. The candidates can divide the subjects and topics to study based on their depth of knowledge in the particular subject. Divide the topics based on the venn diagram given below:
While studying, divide the topics on the basis of how difficult it is for you. Not only will this help identify your weak points but also it becomes easy for you to find the questions related to those topics on which you have a good grip and help you score sureshot marks in no time! In this way you will have ample time to solve the questions you find tough and lengthy.
Learning gets better when a person writes what they learn. As you start a topic, start making notes based on that in your own way. A candidate may feel the urge of buying notes or getting them from their coaching institutes as it will require less work. But as mentioned above, learning is a self process and should be done on their own. The more notes you make, the more the subject gets registered in your brain. These notes will be helpful in the last moments before the exam as you could use them to revise the subject and as these notes are written in your own language, it will be easier to understand and won’ t create any further confusion in the eleventh hour.
The more you practice, the better are your chances to score more in NEET 2020. Once you are done with the learning part, lean towards the practice part.
Solving last year's papers helps a lot as it will help you get accustomed to the exam pattern and while solving, you can devise new tactics for yourself.
During the last two months make it a habit of regularly solving at least 2 Previous Years question paper and Mock test papers and evaluate yourself at the end of each test.
Everyday, devote a minimum of 3 hours to solving MCQs on the subjects as it will help you to increase your speed and rational thinking.
Try to reach the goal of getting as many correct answers as you can and leave the habit of solving every question as the wrong answers can fetch you negative marks.
Keep a balance between work and play. This will help in maintaining your interest in the syllabus and level of productivity. Take frequent breaks in the beginning and gradually reduce the frequency of breaks once the concentration ability is all built up. Deal with the preparation process with patience, as shortcuts aren’t the solution. Rest is an important factor to make sure you are in the right mental and physical state to grasp more knowledge.
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The candidate is advised to read the instructions regarding what to take and what not to take to the exam centre so that on the day before exam they don’t panic. Keep all the important documents and stationary together that you have to carry to the centre at least 3-4 days prior to the exam.
Since most of the syllabus is from NCERT, candidates should focus on the NCERT subject books as they will help them clear their basic concepts in the subjects. It is only after the basic concepts of the aspirant are clear, they should proceed towards practising questions related to topics. Practice is the key to success, the more the person practices, the more they will get accustomed to the variety of questions asked in NEET Exam. Listed below are some of the reference and practice paper books that can be looked upon for further in-depth study of the subject and practice purposes
Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET
Complete NEET guide: Biology
|MTG Editorial Board|
Pradeep Publication’s Biology
40 Days Biology for NEET
Pradeep Publication’s Biology
Publications for Biology
Concepts of Physics
Problems in General Physics
Physics for NEET
Fundamentals of Physics
|Halliday, Resnick and Walker|
Complete NEET guide: Physics
|MTG Editorial Board|
40 Days Physics for NEET
40 Days Chemistry for NEET
Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th.
Concise Inorganic Chemistry for Inorganic Chemistry
Now that you know about the important books and the study plan, here are some handy tips to make you focus better on what you want to study and how you can achieve it:
Out of a few restorative tests, NEET is the most mainstream of rest as it opens a gateway to tremendous opportunities. Since its inception in 2013, NEET has gained much recognition amongst various candidates and today it has become the premier exam amongst all Medical Entrance Exams conducted in the country.
Today it is a parameter to gauge the genuineness and responsibility of understudies towards seeking after a medicinal course. This has led to a significant increase in the number of candidates appearing for the exam every year. This increase in the number of candidates has led to an increase in the competition amongst the candidates. Without a serious and sturdy preparation plan, making a significant mark in the exam is very difficult.
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