Hello to another blog on the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2018. As most exam related blogs, we would like to focus this one on some good old reliable preparation tips for your upcoming NEET 2018. We understand this exam is to take place on May 6, 2018 as per official notifications. Hence, we hope you find this blog a satisfying read for your NEET Physics preparation tips.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is basically a national level medical entrance examination, primarily used for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses across various government and private medical colleges. It is conducted by the CBSE every year. This exam will be of 3 hour duration, consisting of 180 MCQs under 4 sections. These sections include Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics. The total marks of the exam is 720 marks.
Now, since the release of official date for the exam, many coaching experts have insisted on the potential ace this exam through Physics section, in particular. Why? Because they agree that of all the sections, Physics stands out with it’s potential of scoring more marks as compared to other subjects. This is possible through systematic approach of constant practice and commitment in this section preparation.
Therefore, in the preparation tips we are going to share ahead, the highlight will be mainly on the Physics section preparations for NEET 2018, apart from other pointers to ace the overall exam. This will also include important or relevant topics under Physics. It’s obvious that enough attention ought to be paid on recommended topics from experts and coaching guides to score better marks.
How To Prepare Physics Well for NEET 2018?
Now many students approach Physics as a very tough subject, perhaps due to variety of concept applications and related formulas. Here, the first thing to remember is that most of the concepts in Physics can be related to daily life and a thorough grip over theoretical concept enough to tackle any practical applications.
So, below we are sharing some of the best and practical preparation pointers to score well for NEET Physics 2018.
Know Your Topics Well
Firstly, it is important to be well versed with the topics and syllabus. On that note, it has been highly recommended to study theory from class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks along with other exam coaching guides.The syllabus consists mainly from CBSE and other also state boards. However, much attention is given to the NCERT , as maximum questions were asked from it during NEET 2017.
Next, we come to the relevant topics for Physics section. The most important ones are Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Electrodynamics, Electrostatics, Modern Physics, Laws of Motion, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Rotational Motion, Current Electricity and Ray Optics.
The other topics under Physics syllabus include Capacitance, Electromagnetic Field, Fluid Mechanics & Properties of Matter, Elasticity & Viscosity, Circular Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Rigid Body Dynamics, Work Power & Energy, Semiconductors and Communication System, Electromagnetic Waves & Communication, Relative Motion, Nuclear Physics and Sound Waves.
Next, having knowledge of possible chapter wise weightage of questions and marks can also aid in one’s preparations. From the previous years papers, it has been consistently observed that maximum questions were asked from Mechanics chapter that is 12-13 questions. The Electrodynamics chapter have had 10 questions or so, in this regard. The chapters of Optics , Heat and Thermodynamics come next with 5 questions each. This is followed by SHM & Waves and Modern Physics chapter with 4 and 3 questions. The rest of the above mentioned topics can be expected with 1, 2 or 3 questions coming from them.
Apart from these, it is also interesting to know the mark distribution of questions. The total Questions come to around 19 and 26 questions, respectively from class 11 and 12 NEET syllabus topics. This makes a total of 76 marks from class 11 and 104 marks from class 12 syllabus.
So finally, if you are left wondering with the worth of knowing all of this, then the answer is simple. For NEET exam, the marking scheme is 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark for wrong answers. So, analyzing the weightage of topics and chapters can help in optimising and planning for maximum marks. Actually, going by the previous year’s trends, Mechanics chapter alone carries more than 50 marks. Therefore, you can easily prepare your study schedules along these lines and revise topics weightage wise.
The thing about studying through relevant topics is making your theoretical background strong enough. On that thought, we suggest studying all the chapters for Physics and not just the most frequently asked questions in the past. In Physics, a good theoretical knowledge goes a long way in majoring a good hold on fundamental principles and concepts and also keeping the numerical derivations and formulas in check. You would be strengthening your knowledge in the practical application of concepts too.
The second tip to be included here is the aid of other subject that can help with easier understanding of Physics. This is possible by being thorough with fundamental basics of Mathematics subject. Yes, one can also learn this way too. Be creative in your approaches. In this way , by mastering over certain related mathematical concepts, you can back up your knowledge and grasping power of various numerical concepts in Physics also. For instance, knowledge of Class 11 Mathematics topics of Integration, Differentiation, Arithmetic Progression, Logarithm etc. is helpful while learning many Physics topics.
Practice with Mock test, Previous Years Papers
Thirdly, we move on practicing with mock test series, previous years papers and solved papers. This is the best way to assess you weak topic areas. You can ideally put solve atleast 1 mock test weekly during your revision period. In the month before your actual exam, increase your number to one mock test daily. For this, a sitting of minimum two-three hours daily for Physics topics is recommended. Even the subjective and objective questions at the end of every chapter in NCERT textbooks are good for practice.
With regard to remembering formulas and numerical derivations, it is always better to have separate notes of all the formulas written together. A constant practice can make even the most complicated formulas, easy to remember.
Other Material Resources
Lastly but not the least, we come to the best material resources for your NEET Physics preparation.
The NCERT textbooks at Class 11 and 12 level are the most recommended ones for not only Physics but overall NEET subjects. This is because they are simple and easy to read and consists of basic fundamental concepts of most topics.
The other reference books for Physics include Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, Objective Physics by D.C. Pandey, Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma , Physics for NEET by C P. Singh, 40 Days Physics for NEET 2018 Volume 2 by S.B. Tripathi and Complete guide for Physics for NEET 2018 by MTG Editorial Board. NEET – UG Common Entrance Test Master Guide by R.Gupta, is also a good guide for overall NEET preparation.
Apart from these book references , there are also various tutorials on YouTube, online exam coaching by educational platforms etc. that can be helpful. It’s always best when a combination of different techniques are used, according to one’s capacities.
So, that’s about it. We hope you gain from these detailed tips on preparing for your NEET 2018 Physics section. The application process for this exam will be available from second week of February and admit cards should be ready in the week of April. Stay tuned for all other official notifications and start your preparations now, as this is the perfect time for all your revisions and practice.