With only a few days left for country’s biggest medical entrance exam – NEET 2018, it is just the right time to take a look at some handy tips for last minute preparation to make sure that all the efforts gone in the preparation until now get transformed into a strong performance on the day of exam. Final days are not only about “the revisions and the mock tests” but are also accompanied by the continuous anxiety. This article brings in some key tips specifically for NEET 2018 aspirants, so that they stay fresh on the exam day and give an effective final push to the preparations.
One of the foremost thing to understand is that you cannot start learning at this stage, but the careful use of this time can be instrumental in your overall performance in NEET, as on revision you can create a firm grip over what you have studied. Also, most of the toppers suggest focusing on the weak areas, in the last days of the examination for improving their sectional and overall scores.
Practicing questions, Revising Syllabus and Taking care of health should be the top priorities in the last weeks leading up to the exam so that the mind function properly.
Don’t begin with new topics
Last few days should be spent on revising the topics and chapters done earlier, instead of starting a new topic from the scratch. One can also spend time as felt appropriate on strengthening the weak but already studied areas instead of beginning with new chapters.
Speed and Accuracy at the same time
Speed and accuracy are the most important factors in any examination and as per the NEET Exam Pattern, you will get 180 questions. Out of these, you must attempt the exam questions in the provided time limit of 180 minutes, but the attempts that you make must be accurate. If you use guesswork and mark wrong answers, you have to pay by the means of negative marking of ‘-1’ for each wrong attempt
Therefore, when you practice previous papers or mocks test series, you must set a time limit for solving them. Make sure, you must go for accurate attempts.
Review Your Mistakes
Taking the mock test is of no use if you aren’t working on the mistakes. Students must devote at least 15-20 minutes to identify and/or rectify their mistakes made during the mock tests.
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Rough work is important
Student’s most neglected area. Rough work is almost done in a shabby un-readable manner which often results in time wasted. Rough work must be neat and clean with the identification of question number with rough work. If you start working on question and then leave mid-way, you should be able to start solving from that point and not from start again once you revisit. This will avoid wastage of time by duplication. At the end of paper, with limited time such partially solved answers will surely help.
Clear your doubts
In the last days, while studying if you face any doubt or query regarding any of the subjects, you must consult and clear your doubts with your teachers or friends, who have proper knowledge of the respective subject.
Getting all your doubts cleared is one of the important tips for NEET last minute preparation because before entering the exam hall, you must not have any confusion left in your mind.
Revision is Must
The moment you realize that you are now remaining with not more than a week, you can sense that the rapidity at which the time goes on, has increased and making you feel anxious about NEET Syllabus you haven’t covered yet.
But, this is not the time to start a new topic and prepare it from the scratch. Rather, you must concentrate on revising the notes that you have prepared at the time of preparation.
Avoid All Distractions
You have only a few days to be in the elite group, hence, you should plan and dedicate all your time for the preparations. Avoid all the distractions and get into your shell. Try to stick to your planned schedule and achieve all your daily tasks. Don’t go overboard or take stress. Just try to complete each step completely at a time.