NEET – National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam is an all India level, single entrance exam for those students willing to pursue medical courses both in government and private medical institutes. In 2016, the AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) was renamed NEET.
Becoming a successful doctor is a dream and ambition for every medical student. Overall, more than 15 lakh students appear for the NEET exam, and the total number of candidates increases every year.
NEET 2022 is expected to be conducted in the first week of May. The registration and application form process is expected to be announced by the NTA – National Testing Agency.
With less than three months remaining for the exam, applicants should first get familiar with the exam pattern. By now, students should be well prepared with the syllabus, previous year question papers, study materials and other reference books for NEET exams.
Here are a few general preparation tips for NEET 2022.
Five Expert Tips to Ace NEET 2022
Have an effective study plan.
The first and the primary step in exam preparation is to prepare an innovative study plan. There will be hundreds of study materials to be revised in a short period. A student should have a day-to-day timetable of complete chapter lists to be covered along with the defined time limit.
Refer to NCERT syllabus
Never waste your precious time by referring to more books as reading many books may lead to unnecessary confusion and wastage of time. Since you have to finish revising the entire two-year syllabus, make a list of all reference books, including NCERT textbooks, NCERT class 10 solutions, NCERT class 9 science solutions, and other study materials.
Practice, Practice and Practice.
As per the saying, “Hard work and Determination is the key to success”. Regular practice is a must during the NEET Preparations. Practice more questions that have high weightage in marks distribution.
Meet your seniors, toppers, lectures and make a list of all Neet essential topics to be revised.
Solve more Question papers
Practice more by solving previous year question papers and sample papers, MCQs and mock test papers to understand the time limitation. Time management is the primary skill required for this exam. As per the question paper pattern, students must answer all 180 questions within 3 hours of the time limit. Solve more questions from the NEET previous year question papers to understand the pattern, topics, and the frequently asked questions in the exam.
Practice more Biology diagrams, Chemistry equations and Physics derivations.
Biology is all about diagrams and is heavy on its theory. Almost all questions in this subject are asked along with their respective diagrams. Therefore, practice more diagrams and their labellings. Never skip any diagrammatic questions as these questions have high weightage in marks distribution.
The important chapters in Biology include – the evolution of life, the cell, tissues, the fundamental unit of life, components in the animal and plant cell, cell organelles, human anatomy, physiology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, etc.
Chemistry is all about reactions, balancing the equations, atomic structures elements, its symbols, chemical formulas, and a lot more. Be thorough with the structures and properties of chemical compounds, different atoms, and their three-dimensional structures. The important chapters in chemistry include Coordination Chemistry, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic table, Acids, Bases, and Salts, Stoichiometry, Analytical Chemistry, etc.
Physics is a subject with numerous questions based on direct formulas, derivations and theorems. Hence, practice more numerical questions from lens and mirror formulas. The important chapters in Physics that can help you obtain good marks in the examination are Modern Physics, Heat, Light, and Sound, Force, Work, Energy and Power, Newton’s laws, Electricity and Magnetism, Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, etc.
The last and most important point is to stop wasting your precious time. Stay away from all sorts of distractions and start with your preparations from now to score more than your expectations. Practice more by writing the formulae, equations, scientific names and other basic terminologies. Prepare flow charts, flashcards and mind maps as it helps organise all information effortlessly and visually.
All the best.
I hope these tips will be helpful while preparing for the NEET exam. Stay tuned for more practical tips for exam preparations.