National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance test for admissions into various Medical and Dental courses all over India. It is conducted every year by Central Board for Secondary Education every year, and nearly ten lakh students attempt the exam annually.
Out of those, only mere thousands are able to gain admissions into these courses. For 2018, there will be an approximate of 63800 seats for undergraduate admissions in both Medical and Dental courses. If you wish to pursue to a career in this field, you probably are attempting the NEET exam as well.In this article you will understand the NEET Biology preparation tips to crack NEET 2018
NEET exam consists of three sections, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. With the exam dates out, the atmosphere is probably very tense, with preparations in full swing. Well, breathe easy. In this article, we shall talk about how to prepare for the Biology section, the syllabus, the sectional analysis, tips and tricks for preparation, etc. So, let’s get started, shall we?
Best Books for Biology
NCERT Biology Books Class XI and XII
- Trueman’s Biology Volume 1 and Volume 2
- Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET- – Biology by MTG Editorial Board
- NEET Preparatory Series
- Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET- M.P Tyagi
- Pradeep Publication’s Biology
- 40 Days Biology for NEET- S. Chakravarty
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- GRB Bathla’s Publications for Biology
NEET 2018 Biology Syllabus
Class 11th Biology Chapters
- Diversity in living world: What is living, biodiversity, three domains of life, taxonomy & systematics, binomial nomenclature, five kingdom classification, salient features and classification of plants into major groups. Salient features and classification of animals.
- Structural organisation in animals and plants: Morphology and modifications, tissues, anatomy and functions of different parts of flowering plants. Animal tissues, morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems.
- Cell structure and function: Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life, structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, plant cell and animal cell, parts of a cell. Chemical constituents of living cells. Cell division, cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis and their significance.
- Plant physiology: Transport in plants, movement of water, gases and nutrients, diffusion of gases (brief mention), mineral nutrition, essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role, elementary idea of hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition, nitrogen metabolism. Photosynthesis, respiration, energy relations, plant growth and development.
- Human physiology: Digestion and absorption, digestive systems and ailments. Breathing and respiration, respiratory, mechanism of breathing and its regulation, respiratory disorders.
Body fluids and circulation, human circulatory system- disorders of circulatory system excretory products and their elimination, modes of excretion, regulation of kidney function, dialysis and artificial kidney.
Locomotion and movement, types of movement, skeletal system and its functions, ailments of skeletal and muscular system.Neural control and coordination, neuron and nerves, nervous system in humans, elementary structure and function of eye and ear.
Chemical coordination and regulation, glands and hormones, hypo-and hyperactivity and related disorders.
Class 12th Biology chapters
- Reproduction: Reproduction in organisms, reproduction, modes of reproduction.
Reproduction in flowering plants, post fertilization events, development of endosperm and embryo, development of seed and formation of fruit, human reproduction, male and female reproductive systems, reproductive health, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, amniocentesis, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies.
- Genetics and evolution: Heredity and variation, chromosomal disorders in humans, Down’s syndrome, turner’s and klinefelter’s syndromes, molecular basis of inheritance, DNA, RNA, fingerprinting, evolution, origin of life, biological evolution and evidences for biological evolution.
- Biology and human welfare: Health and disease, pathogens, parasites causing human, basic concepts of immunology-vaccines, cancer, hive and aids, adolescence, drug and alcohol abuse, improvements in food production, plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, bio-fortification, apiculture and animal husbandry, microbes in human welfare, in household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, energy generation and as biocontrol agents and bio fertilizers.
- Biotechnology and its applications: Principles and process of biotechnology, genetic engineering, application of biotechnology in health and agriculture.
- Ecology and environment: Organisms and environment, ecosystem, biodiversity and its conservation, environmental issues.
10 Tips to Crack NEET 2018:
Need some tricks and pointers to help you prepare better? Then keep reading!
1. Follow the syllabus very strictly
NEET syllabus is quite vast and detailed. You need to know which parts are necessary, and which aren’t. Knowing exactly what is important will help you trim down preparation time, because you won’t be wasting time on useless topics.
Often students waste a lot of precious time studying topics that seem relevant, but ultimately aren’t. Please avoid this at all costs.
2. Study from good material
You might be thinking that you should study everything that comes your way. This approach is completely wrong! Studying form under-par material will not provide you with any benefits. Although selecting the correct study material for NEET. It is difficult and confusing, you can ask for the help of your teachers and other NEET aspirants. Consult with a few previous years’ NEET toppers and see which book they used and referred.
3. Have an effective study plan
Time is a resource you will never have in abundance. We all know this, yet many aspirants fail to make the proper use of time. Goal setting can be used as a strategy to help aspirants study more effectively. Plan for the week in advance and figure out chapters that you need to prepare from the beginning. Make a schedule for study and then stick to it. Students often make a study plan, but then fail to follow it, which leads to a lot of wasted time. Please try to create an effective study plan, and then implement it in your life. The benefits are guaranteed to show.
4. Know your weakness
It is possible that you are very strong in one topic, but weak in some other. It might be the lack of interest, or maybe it’s that one missed lecture in high school. Regardless, do not get discouraged by the it. Try to work harder on the weaker areas to strengthen them. Ask your friends or teachers for help. Taking a conscious step towards you weaker points will help strengthen your knowledge base.
5. Practice mock test papers
Ask any student who has attempted NEET in his/her life. One of the greatest challenges they faced was probably the time limitation. Students have to finish 180 questions in 180, which means they can give a maximum of 1 minute per question. Practicing Mock papers and previous year question papers will help you be prepared for everything that would happen in the exam hall.
6. Make sure to revise
While preparing for any exam, revision is of utmost importance. NEET is no exception to this rule either. Covering new topics without revising the already covered ones will be wastage of time. Without revision, it is highly likely that you will forget the concepts you have covered in the past. However, devoting time and revising them in a systematic way will students time that they need to invest on learning them yet again. Revision will also help you in increasing your test-taking speed, and overcoming panic. It will also give you a clear picture about the topics you’re weak in.
7. Keep distance from distractive elements
Distractions are to be avoided during NEET preparation days, especially when the exam is near. Therefore, keep your social media interactions like Facebook, WhatsApp etc. to a minimum. However, recently many social media groups have started offering some important exam tips. If you do plan on spending time on social media, you can check out such groups too.
8. Use New Technologies
There are countless options for studying now than ever before. There exist a lot of online tools, such as social media, blogs, videos or mobile applications, learning has become easy, interesting and fun.
9. Do not attempt by guessing
Many candidates take guesses in the examination hall,even when don’t know the right answer. However, due to the negative marking, for every wrong answer, you might end up losing marks instead of gaining them. Please leave a question unattempted if you do not know the correct answer to it. Do keep this in mind for your NEET 2018 examination.
10. Maintain your health
Don’t over push for studies, ensure you take rest and exercise regularly. Too many sleepless nights and improper food will take a toll on your health. Having a good diet is as much essential as studying. Your brain needs regular energy and rest to work and function efficiently. You must have at least 8 hours of proper sleep to relax your brain. A regular hobby like running, singing etc. anything that you like, will help your brain refresh and get ready to absorb another few hours of studying. So it’s necessary to keep giving it breaks at regular intervals.