How to prepare for NEET 2018 – NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is a national level examination which is responsible for the admission into MBBS and BDS courses. After qualifying this examination, you will be eligible to seek admission in various medical and dental colleges across the country. The examination has 180 questions spanning from Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Std 11th and 12th. NEET is one of the toughest medical entrances, but it is possible to crack it with dedicated preparation and careful implementation of the tips. NEET being the only national level medical entrance exam, it is held at premier importance by students and thus the popularity of the same increases every year. About 11 Lakh students appear for the NEET examination every year. Thus, your preparation and approach to the exam becomes very important. Here are some tips on how to prepare for NEET 2018. We hope that they are helpful.
1. Prepare as per the Syllabus
The NEET Examination has a prescribed syllabus by the CBSE. You are advised to prepare according to the syllabus. You can compare the NEET Syllabus with your board syllabus and work on the topics which are not covered by your board. You are advised to not prepare topics which are beyond the scope of the syllabus.
2. Have a plan and stick to it
The very first step to be successful at anything is to get focused. You should have a plan and a fixed routine, in which you strike a balance between everything, depending on your strengths and weaknesses. Be judicious in deciding the time you put for your preparation, your sleep and other daily activities. You should be diligent, remember that there are thousands of students preparing along with you, thus to ensure that you are a step ahead, you should be industrious and focused: it will help you to secure a good rank in your final exam.
3. Do not waste time
It shouldn’t be the case that when you realise that time is money; it has slipped out of your hand. With distractions appearing at every blink of an eye, you should become oblivious to them. Facebook, Whatsapp or other social media handles can have a negative impact on your preparation. So, keep them away for the time being. Though some groups on Facebook or Google+ can be helpful keeping in mind your preparation, you should restrict yourselves to them. Also, friends can be a distraction so be wise in choosing your friends for these 2 years of preparation.
4. Do not skip important topics
Though the whole portion is important for the exam; you will realise that there are a few topics which are omnipresent in bits and parts scattered throughout the syllabus. You should definitely not miss those. They will also give you an upper edge over other topics also.
5. Seek conceptual clarity
NEET tests your conceptual clarity. With the NEET papers becoming increasingly conceptual make sure that all your basics are in place well in advance. Your base has to be strong and you are advised to practise these concepts harder.
6. Practice mocks
You tend to react differently when you are under a time pressure, you cannot help it, but you can get used to it by writing a few mocks, which will help you get acquainted to the online system and boost your preparation. Practising mocks will also help you develop time management skills, which are of premier importance when we talk about competitive exams. Joining an online test series is highly recommended. It will help you judge your preparation and keep an eye on the competition as well.
7. Seek expert guidance
Find a mentor, who can guide you with sums, doubts, tricks, probably help you analyse your performance or simply a motivator, because you will needs tonnes of motivation as you gear up for the NEET.
8. Maintain your health
You should be at the prime of your intelligence when you appear for competitive exams, so to keep yourselves fresh, you can engage in some physical activity. This will help to keep your brain alert and engaged, as you prepare. Do not compromise on your sleep; it can act in a negative direction. Also, learn to be calm and composed, there can be surprises coming your way, but you should calmly deal with them and emerge victoriously.