National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is one of the toughest exams that candidates looking out for seats in their favourite streams, MBBS and BDS. NEET Phase I was conducted in May 2016 and the Phase II will be conducted in on 24 July 2016. There are not many days left for those who have been dreaming of pursuing their studies as medical and dental students. The common entrance test demands eye for details in biology, physics and chemistry along with sheer dedication and meticulous preparation.
Dealing with the aforementioned science subjects is stressful to the core and it tests patience of the aspirants. However, an organized strategy of preparation clubbed with disciplined execution of the same is sure to bring down the degree of stress and help the candidates face the exams with an undeterred confidence.
Tips to help you answer questions with ease
- Solving question papers or even glancing at their pattern always works since you will not only get an idea about the question pattern but also about methods for solving the questions. NCERT books can help you a lot specially in the case of Chemistry and Biology.
- Candidates attending coaching classes may find it easy to prepare with a proper plan. However, the candidates, who are indulged in self study, need to concentrate more on revising the topics
- Major chunk of the question paper is supposed to be occupied by Biology. So candidates can allot more time to revise Biology. They can go easy on Physics and Chemistry since they required minimum amount of time for time.
- Preparing notes is an excellent idea. Your notes should be relevant - prepare sheets that should reflect Physics formulas, significant keywords of Biology and equations of Chemistry.
- Be your own supervisor, try to solve previous question papers in three hours since this is the duration you would be given to solve the questions
- The best way to stay active and keep your concentration level at its best is to take breaks in between your preparations. Taking break for a few minutes every hour helps you get back to studies with more enthusiasm and helps you overcome mental as well as physical stress.
- Create a circle of studious friends. Having a study circle of like minded candidates helps you discuss and solve questions, and above all, it helps you clarify many of your doubts pertaining to the subjects.
- Last but not least, sleep well and enough to keep yourself fresh and enthusiastic to sit for writing notes and solve question papers. Studying beyond one's limit is not at all a good idea. Relaxing your brain is equally important.
How will be the NEET exam pattern?
- Total questions -180
- About Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology - 45 questions
- For correct answer - 4 marks
- For wrong answer - 1 mark will be cut
- Candidates of General Category should attain eligibility of 50% and candidates of OBC, SC/ST should attain eligibility of 40% in the NEET 2 exams
- The next NEET exam will be held on July 24, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm
- General candidates should score 360 and OBC, SC/ST candidates should score 288, failing which their ranks will not be declared
- Candidates will be alloted seats on the basis of their ranks in NEET exams
Which chapters require more attention?
Although there are 20 chapters in total, concentrating more on the following may help you:
Current Electricity, Electronic Devices, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Magnetic effect of current and Magnetism, Oscillations and Waves
There are 29 chapters, still prioritizing the following chapters may help you:
Alcohol Phenol Ether, Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids, Biomolecules, Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure, Chemical Kinetics, Coordination Compounds, Equilibrium, Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles And Techniques, p-block Elements, Thermodynamics
Out of 38 chapters, the following chapters can be given top priority to help you attempt good number of questions:
Anatomy of Flowering Plants, Biological Classification, Cell, Chemical Control And Integration,
Environmental Issues, Evolution, Human Reproduction, Microbes in Human Welfare, Molecular Basis Of Inheritance, Morphology In Flowering Plants, Principles Of Inheritance And Variation, Sexual Reproduction In Flowering Plants, The Living World