Make your NEET strategy
  1. Be alert while filling the NEET exam application form. 

  2. Mistake begins from filling the application, candidates are asked to be very careful and cautious while filling the application form.

  3. Memorizing and not understanding.

  4. Memorizing the concepts without understanding is not advisable as memorizing fails to remember and recall the concept during the NEET exam. Understanding concept while preparing for NEET exam as it helps to write the NEET exam well.

  5. Don’t be nervous and stay calm.

  6. During the NEET exam, because of the nervousness candidate tends to misunderstand the question and answers wrongly. So stay calm and read the question clearly.

  7. Read the question twice.

  8. Do not answer the question with the single reading. Read the question twice before answering the question as the wrong answer may result in the reduction of one mark in total of NEET score. So be careful while answering the question.

  9. Keep track of time.

  10. If you don’t know the answer of a particular question do not waste time in that question and move on to the next question. In NEET examination you have only 180 minutes to answer 180 questions so do not spend lot of time for one question.

  11. Do not stress in the last minute.

  12. Read everything before exam. Do not wait for the last day to prepare for the exam. The last minute reading will lead to stress which may affect the health. So prepare everything beforehand.

  13. Referring lot of reference book and not the main book.

  14. Read the NCERT books before referring to the other book. Give importance to the NCERT books. Remember, reference books will always remain secondary for your understanding.  

  15. Prepare Study timetable.

  16. Plan a study time table to prepare for NEET examination according to your schedule and sticky to that timetable to complete the NEET examination portion in time.

  17. Remember negative marking.

  18. Remember NEET exam evaluation involves negative marking. So do not answer the question if you don’t know as it may result in the reduction of one mark in the NEET total score. If you don’t know an answer for a question leave that question unanswered.

  19. Lack of Practice.

  20. This is by far the the most ignored area, which leads to failure for most candidates. Candidates focus a lot on lectures, books, videos etc. for getting understanding of the concept. They forget that intuitive understanding of concepts come from solving lots of problems, not by reading same concept over and over again. Practice a lot, that is really the key to success. Solve thousands of questions.

3 step strategy to crack NEET in first attempt 

Checking what you are preparing, and what all you need is the first step. Checking syllabus does not mean only looking at some websites and downloading the actual syllabus. It means you must follow systematic approach to determine the extant of studies you will need to do for sure success in NEET exam, apart from downloading the syllabus.

  1. You can check the NEET syllabus here.

  2. Go through the syllabus in details, and map each chapter of NCERT book with the downloaded syllabus.

  3. From previous years experience, you should check the importance of each chapter, and how many marks are getting allocated in NEET exam for each chapter. You can check chapter-wise weights here. Remember, this is only an indicative number, but it gives you a fair bit of idea on how much effort to put on each topic.

  4. Familiarize yourself with exam pattern thoroughly.

  5. It is important that you have in mind a complete map of the exam, timings, negative marks, and also a fair bit of idea on how many marks you are aiming for. Check previous year NEET cutoffs.  You should also check college wise NEET cutoff to check what ranks are normally needed to get admission in one of your favorite college. Fix a score in mind, that you definitely want to achieve. 

  6. Once you have the aim in mind, divide the score between Biology, Chemistry and Physics based on your strengths. Biology allocation will be double of others, simply because biology carries double the weight in exam. Here is an example of how you can do this allocation. 

  7. Once you have a allocated score in mind, and you have checked chapter-wise weights, you should try and allocate how many marks approximately you should get from each chapter. The total of all chapters should add up to your overall allocation to this subject. And total of all subjects should be NEET score you are aiming for.

Syllabus - devil is in the detail 

All Chapters

Your strengths

High weights chapters

Your Sweet spot

NEET exam Do's and Don'ts 

First step, get a hang of entire syllabus, get a feel of how much effort is required.

Know best study material - videos, reference books and practice sets.

Split your practice in two parts - understanding and doing. Do the practice.

 

Don't make the mistake of taking syllabus lightly. You have to know what exactly you are up against, and your entire strategy will depend on your comfort with syllabus

You should look at detailed official syllabus, compare with NCERT books, and ensure you don't miss out anything.

Next, you should look at importance of chapters based on expected number of questions from each. Weights by chapters will guide you in making this assessment.

 

Next comes the difficult part. You have to map your strengths with chapter-wise weights and arrive at your sweet spots.  

  • Candidate should reach the venue 45 minutes prior to the allotted time. There is enough stress of the exam, it does not make sense to add more stress unnecessarily by starting late from home, or reaching late a the venue.

  • There will be lot of crowd near the exam center, with parking issues, traffic jams etc. Leave from home early, it's ok to reach early and wait there.

  • Read what you need to carry to the exam center thoroughly. You should carry your Aadhar card, admit card and photograph. You can carry other ID proofs as mentioned below instead of Aadhar. 

  • Candidate should carry a valid id proof (like driving license, pan card, passport, adhar card)

  • Ensure you have light breakfast / lunch before the exam. Going empty stomach is a bad idea. 

  • Relax before the exam. There is no need to keep referring to books/ study material just before the exam. NEET exam is designed in the manner that last minute panic will not help. Just keep calm and believe in yourself.

  • Candidate should not carry any stationary items (like pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler, calculator, pencil box, writing pad, pouch etc.)

  • Candidate will be provided with a ball point pen by the invigilator in the exam hall

  • Any kind of paper other than admits card and id proof will not be permitted inside the exam hall.

  • Edible items are prohibited inside the exam hall

  • Electronic items like watch, earphone, pen drive, iPod, camera etc. are not allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Communication devices like phone, iPad, tab, laptop etc. are not allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Accessories like cap, belt, bracelet, goggles, wallet etc. are not allowed inside the examination hall

Cracking any exam is unusually built on three basic steps, and NEET is no exception. In your strategy, you should take care of these three areas, and you will get desired results.

Top 20 things to do to crack NEET exam

Your strengths can be of two types. Look at both carefully. First are the chapters you get good marks on, have better understanding of, and in general you find easier. These will be different for different people. Second are the chapters that you may not be getting good marks in but the ones you like to study. The chapters which you find more interesting. It will be easier to spend more time on all such chapters.

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Material - best NEET study material is spread across various providers 

There are hundreds of providers of study material for NEET, which one is the best ? And how to find it ? Where to study from ? If you talk to your friends, they will confuse you more with all the clutter that is available off line and online. You coaching institutes will, online or offline, will tell you they have the best material, and you won't need anything else once you enroll with them.

 

We have tried to simplify your search for study material, by organising what is available into various categories, to make your search simple. 

The material available is divided into two parts. As first step, you should know that understanding concepts and applying concepts are two different things. Material for understanding and studying is thus different from material for practicing. Unfortunately, students do not focus on material for practice much, and rely on whatever is available at the end of books, or from old notes/ old material spread across internet. 

Material For  Studying

  • Base Material

  • Reference Material

  • Online Material

Material For Practice

  • Online Material

  • Offline Material

  • Previous years questions

Deliberate Practice - Key to success

Firstly, practice has to be understood in a bit more details. What is practice ? It is understanding the theory and then applying in practice. So then, we divide practice into two parts.

But more important is the word - Deliberate Practice. It's different from 'Practice'. Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

Understanding Theory

Practicing Questions

Deliberate Practice - Magic for NEET Success

  • Break the overall process into parts

  • Identify your weaknesses

  • Test new strategies for each section

  • Integrate your learning into the overall process.

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