Is Coaching A Must To Crack NEET

By Malavikka

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is one of the toughest entrance exams in India that is held for admissions into medical colleges. The reason for the high difficulty of the exam is high competition amongst lakhs of students aspiring for a seat in a prestigious medical college, and medicine being a field that directly deals with the health of living beings, the quality of students and education must be the focus.

Is Coaching A Must To Crack NEET


Such difficulty and filtration taxes students with a heavy study module. After the introduction of NEET, a lot has happened with regards to elevating the confusion and tension of students who are medical aspirants. At such a condition, the big question is, "Is coaching necessary to crack NEET?" To answer this, let's take a look at a few factors that enable your decision to opt for coaching or not.

Awareness About NEET

In order to crack the NEET exam, it is not just enough if you are good academically. You must have a wholesome idea about the exam and its syllabus.  NEET UG comprises syllabus from class 11 and 12 subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology.

In case you do not have a clear idea about how the exam works, a coaching centre will play the role of being your guide. However, you could get the full details online.  It is just about your willingness to go and get the information that decides your need for a coaching centre.


Studying Method

To crack a tough exam, the foremost requirements are earnestness and dedication. If you are serious about what you want to pursue, you must also be serious and prudent about the action plan.

For self-study, you must draft a doable and yet rigorous timetable to achieve your goal. If you are unsure about how to prepare, refer here. If you still want a backbone to push you to adhere to your schedule, opt for coaching classes


Time Management

Time management is a key aspect in NEET UG preparations because there are vast portions to cover and you will be able to finish them only with efficient handling of time. Here, what is more important is not just how much you can cover in less time but also how well you will be able to do so.

Coaching centres offer you crash courses and go at a fast pace. But you must make sure that you can catch up with the pace rather than just being physically present during the classes. Studying on your own will let you do this at your own pace and gives you the space and time for understanding if you work hard.


Clearing Doubts

Undoubtedly, coaching centres will teach you and clear your doubts whenever you want. Similarly, you could also get your doubts cleared if you have mentors or other experts you could rely on whenever in need.

The best way to handle this during self-study is to mark all the places where you have doubts and then approach someone who can clear them so that your time is saved and your doubts are cleared.


Stay In Trend

Trend refers to a lot of factors such as knowing the number of participants in the exam, updated syllabus, latest exam pattern, etc. Since a coaching centre gets paid to do this, they will have people who do this dedicatedly and guide you.

On the other hand, with some efforts, you could find out these details both online and offline. Whichever you choose, staying in trend will help you ace the exam.



Giving a lot of tests could be a top advantage that coaching centres list to increase enrolment. Indisputably, taking up a lot of mock tests will add to your strength. But your preparations matter equally, not just the experience of tests.

You may find the previous years' question papers online for practise or if you are running short of time, directly download the question papers and study those questions when you prepare on your own.


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