The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is irrefutably one the most coveted medical entrance examination across the country. This year almost 11.5 lakh students applied for the examination. NEET is bound to get tougher each year with the growing competition so it is a good idea for aspirants to not waste their time and start their preparations without any delay.
How to start preparing for NEET 2019?
If you have just started to prepare for NEET 2019, from the year 2018, then this is what you have to do.
- Know the complete syllabus (get it here).
- Make a timetable. Divide syllabus in such a way that you can study it whole by November 2018.
- Gather NCERTS and reference books to prepare for NEET 2019 (here is a complete list).
- Start preparing by covering theory from NCERTs first, then more on same topic from reference book.
- Solve multiple choice questions from reference books.
- Keep taking notes throughout study process.
- Around October, start solving previous year papers. Initially you may find them tough, but then you will get familiar.
- Solve mock tests, sample papers also.
- If you are appearing for board exams, then devote January-February for board exams also. Simultaneously keep revising and preparing.
- If you find any topic tough in NEET 2019 syllabus, reach out to teachers so that you can understand that topic quickly.
With still ample time remaining, students start to get lazy and procrastinate thinking they have a lot of time. It is important for candidates to lay a groundwork for achieving their goal. In order to ensure success, a combination of hard and smart work is the key. You should start channelizing your energy towards preparing for the exam. Follow these tips to ensure that you make the best of your time in the upcoming years.
NEET 2019 Preparation
#1 A time table
First, you should start by creating a time-table or a to-do list. Making a list won’t work unless you abide by it too.
Plan a day ahead and include anything that might be important for that day even a house errant or hobby. Allocate atleast 3-6 hours each day to your studies and invest more time to difficult subjects. You can also make a weekly schedule to determine study goals are being achieved.
You need to get well acquainted with your NEET syllabus. Begin practicing and learning from your NCERT books. NCERT has an easy and direct approach which will help in building a strong conceptual base.
#3 Mock tests
Once you start with your preparation you need to begin analyzing your performance.The best way to do that is by taking mock tests. A mock test a week will help you judge your overall performance and know your weaknesses. Identifying your weakness was only the first part of your battle. Now, you need to devise plans to eliminate these shortcomings and refine your strengths.
Taking these regular tests will help in increasing your speed of attempting a particular section.
#4 Doubt solving
Get all your doubts cleared from experts or your teachers. Focus on topics that seem important from exam point of view rather than mugging up the whole syllabus. Previous year papers will also aid you to get a better understanding of how questions are asked in the examination.
#5 Study material
With so much study material available these days, aspirants become confused. There is no need for you to stress about the choosing the right requisites. After you have a command on NCRT questions, you can move on to books referred by toppers or important notes from your coaching. For effective studying, revise each day. Go through what you have studied the day before. You can use flashcards to learn important keywords and formulas. Having a whiteboard in your room can also prove helpful if you use it daily to revise and brush up on the topics you studied the day before.
#6 Stay fit
You also need to keep an eye on your health. Take short periods of break to avoid mental fatigue. Breaks are essential for your body, they will help in rejuvenating your spirits after a long period of study. Short gaps in your study for rest can help you to retain more information.
#7 Group study
Your company also has a significant impact on your preparation. Surround yourself with people who inspire and motivate you. Being around peers who are determined and dedicated towards their goals will further assist you in reaching your potential. Give special attention to be around people who are optimistic as they will boost your morale even when the days seem dull and hope seems just beyond your reach. Be consistent and follow through with your study plans to accomplish your final target.