NEET 2019 will be conducted on May 5

NEET 2019The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on May 5, 2019. As per the India Today report, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the examination for admission into the medical and dental courses in colleges pan India.

General Information

  • NEET is an offline and objective paper with students required to answer 180 MCQ’s with a duration of three hours
  • There are 45 MCQ’s each from Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. Further, four marks are awarded for a correct answer while one mark is deducted for an incorrect answer
  • No marks are deducted for an un-attempted question. This means that there is roughly a month left for preparation. Here, we bring to you a comprehensive strategy to utilize the little time left and maximize your score

Study Plan

Effectively, the students have a month left for them to prepare for the examination. Here are a few steps to follow to make an effective study plan:

Revision

  • The bulk of your time in the last month should be dedicated to revising what you have learnt
  • It is better to revise what you already know rather than learning new concepts. Split your day for revision of each subject
  • Spend 2-3 hours on each subject

Mock Tests

  • There is a common misconception that mock tests should be given after your preparation is complete and that is not the case
  • You should give mock tests regularly alongside your preparation
  • Mock tests are the best way to validate your revision
  • You have a clear idea of your strengths and weaknesses from this
  • Mock tests inculcate the discipline of sitting for three hours at a stretch just like the actual examination
  • They also shape your strategy of giving the actual examination, i.e., the order of sections you will attempt and how much time you will spend on each section amongst other things

Analysis

  • Analysing your performance in a mock is as important as giving a mock
  • Pay attention to the errors you make
  • Barring silly mistakes use these errors to determine whether a topic should be revised or ignored in these 30 days

Previous year papers

  • Make sure you go through the previous year papers of at least the last five years
  • You will get a fair idea of the variety and difficulty of the questions asked

Once your study plan is set, adhere to it strictly. Now that you have figured out when to study, you have to think of how to study. It is vital that your preparation strategy is efficient as the syllabus for the NEET examination is vast.

Keep these things in mind while studying

  • Most of the concepts are well explained in the NCERT books
  • You can study from your own notes or study material from coaching centres but NCERT books will suffice for revising the fundamentals
  • Do not try to cram anything
  • If you find something hard to remember, make short notes or move on
  • There is no time for you to waste on overloading yourself and getting unnecessarily stressed about
  • Make a list of the topics that you will cover
  • It is prudent to prioritize some topics based on their importance as well as your own strengths and weaknesses

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