NEET is one of the biggest national-level entrance exams attended by lakhs of students every year. This assessment is being conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for medical courses like MBBS, BAMS, BDS, BHMS, BUMS and BSMS. Aspirants who qualify in this exam can get their way through desired government or private medical institutes. Most importantly, the qualification rate for this exam is just around 50-60% every year. Thus, the students must make an immense effort to clear NEET.
This year, the NEET assessment is scheduled to happen on July 17. Here, let’s take a look at some of the well-planned ways by which one can crack the upcoming NEET exam. This involves structuring a proper timetable and focusing on online or offline coaching.
Structuring Study Planners
The following things are to be kept in mind while structuring a NEET study planner:
- First and foremost, design a customised study planner after analysing the syllabus topics. The online study planners that are readily available might not fit into a candidate’s time frame or can be overwhelming sometimes.
- Then, focus on the NCERT Classes 11 and 12 textbooks for your preparation. Mastering the NCERT concepts is a must for this exam. You can refer to standard textbooks for each subject after mastering NCERTs.
- Design your planner with a minimum of 8 to 10 hours per day for solely studying. It is also vital to have enough short break plans in between. Try to avoid long breaks or naps from 2 to 5:20 pm (exam timings).
- A well-structured preparation strategy typically involves practising regular mock tests and having exhaustive revisions. The mock tests can be offline or online, but try to complete them within the scheduled time. Also, solve previous years’ question papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked.
- The sole purpose of attending mocks is to avoid errors during the exam. Thus analysing your mock results is a vital step for a wholesome preparation.
Any highly competitive exam needs the right coaching from the right people to crack the exam with ease. Proper guidance from the masters of particular subjects and seniors will be a major plus to your preparations. You can opt for online or offline coaching depending on your time, comfort and budget. Planning your NEET coaching is also an integral part of the study planner. Allocate half of the 8-10 hours in a proper coaching session. In case you are opting for online coaching, make sure it covers the following:
- NEET centric notes and worksheets for each aspirant
- Regular mock tests which involve a well-standard NEET questions
- Performance-based feedback for every aspirant
- One on one assistance from the faculties
If it is an offline coaching centre, then make sure that they also have a well-ventilated learning space with proper study resources and internet facilities. In both cases, the main thing to look for is mentoring. Mentors can have a huge impact on your preparations. Thus choose them wisely.
Other things to remember
Be it offline or online, your personal effort plays an important role in every exam preparation. Also, ensure that the coaching fee is well under your budget. Remember that it is not a once in a lifetime exam. It happens every year, and also, the upper age restriction for this exam has been removed. Thus one can make enough attempts.
Last but not least, it is extremely vital to maintain a positive mind frame and be confident. Panicking and stress can make things worse. Thus, try to stay positive and healthy and get enough sleep.