After the board examinations, the immediate focus of students will be on the entrance examinations. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), is all set to be held on May 6, 2018. This national-level entrance examination, NEET, is a gateway for admission to medical courses such as MBBS and BDS.
The last-month preparation for a competitive examination is obviously a nail-biting one because the competition is huge. Aspirants will not even find time to chat with their family and/or friends. At this stage, the herculean challenge for aspirants is to devote just a couple of minutes everyday. However, we will not disappoint with the tips mentioned below that help during the final preparation.
The chemistry section, which is one amongst the three sections in the NEET exam, is a scoring subject. Here are some of the preparation tips for the chemistry section you should know during the final leg of preparation.
Know What NEET Want
Aspirants have to understand that the NEET examination is not conducted to identify the candidate who has the best IQ. It always pushes candidates to apply their theoretical knowledge in practical areas. As the questions in the NEET are not too tough, aspirants should acquire a variety of skills to answer them. This tip is not only important for chemistry, but also for other two subjects physics and biology.
Never Mug Up Inorganic Chemistry
Many aspirants try to mug up inorganic chemistry, which is not a good idea. One can practise this during the revision time, but not during the preparation. By mugging up the concepts in inorganic chemistry, you will land up with a negative mark.
Never Give Least Importance
This subject seems to be easy compared to physics and biology. This is the reason why many students keep this subject at the end for preparation. One thing to be noticed, chemistry also carries the same amount of marks that physics carry. So never give least importance to this subject, though you're confident. Distribute the time equally for the three subjects.
Never Ignore Practise
Reading the formulas in physical chemistry or mechanisms of the reactions in organic chemistry is not enough. One has to practise them effectively to gain the right application. This is same for other concepts in chemistry and subjects like physics in the examination.
Never Predict Answers
Initially, a question seems to be easy and most of the students predict the answers. We suggest you read the question at least twice before starting to write the answer. In the topics such as acid-base, the compound will be a base in one concept, but will be considered as an acid in another. So one has to cross-check the question before writing the answer.
There are many books in the market for the NEET preparation, specifically for the chemistry. However, the following are suggested.
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
- Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee
- Chemistry - Arihant Publications
The chemistry subject is obviously a scoring one in the NEET examination, provided you devote more time for the important concepts in organic and physical chemistry. Keep following us for more articles on the NEET examination.