It is hard to find good things that might have happened this year. Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak caused all non-essential activities to halt. Students are stuck with self-study during these last few days during the lockdown. It is during the last few days, a lot of students prefer taking tests at coaching centres and peer study. But none of it seems possible in these extreme circumstances.
NEET 2020 was scheduled for May 2020 but has now been scheduled for 13th September 2020. This gives aspirants exactly six weeks from the beginning of June 2020 to push themselves for best results. Having these extra days of preparation is probably the only good cause of all this.
How to Prepare for NEET in the Last Six Weeks?
Let us talk about how to properly utilise this bonus period to study in a productive manner. Do remember that these tips will be useful for those under revision mode and not for learning something from scratch.
Solve Topic-wise Tests
NEET syllabus is vast. And completing the whole NEET Syllabus is probably not possible during the last few weeks. Students should rather solve problems from topic-wise tests. Multiple books offer chapter-wise tests and section-wise tests. A lot of online portals also provide NEET Mock Tests along with the official portal of NTA. Solve at least 3 tests each day giving appropriate time to your weak sections.
Strategies Can Be Different
We suggest that you talk to your friends only about something different than their strategies. Yes, do take their tips and tricks on solving questions. But the strategy one follows, might not be suitable for everyone else. Develop your own strategy and stick to it. If not able to develop a strategy, take hints from experts and take a full day to prepare a Revision Plan. NEET Preparation Tips can be useful for this purpose. Do not be overwhelmed if you find someone being able to finish more topics than you. Try to do your best and forget the rest!
Daily Targets Must Be Set
Set daily targets before beginning the day. This should be done either during the start of the day or before you go to sleep. The latter works much better. Say, you have set a goal for particular topics from each section of NEET Syllabus – Biology, Physics, Chemistry. First, try to divide the goals for each of the six weeks. Now, bifurcate them further for every day. This way the plan is set for each day. Try to complete revision for easy topics first. Preparing difficult topics at the end gives a better edge at remembering them.
Solve Old Question Papers
NEET is largely based on NCERT syllabus. The exam has more questions on theory rather than numerical questions. Students have to solve 180 questions in 180 minutes. This implies that the paper requires first speed, and then accuracy. Hence, students should solve more and more old question papers of NEET 2020 in order to build the approach towards solving maximum questions in the minimum time possible. Old Question Papers or Previous Year Question Papers are also available on NTA’s website in downloadable PDF formats. Along with this NEET Sample Papers based on the latest syllabus and exam pattern can also be useful.
Go Offline For NEET
Aspirants know that NEET (UG) is conducted offline in pen and paper mode. A lot of students are familiar with OMRs as they have taken part in National Olympiads. But there are many who have not practised enough on OMR sheets. It is easy to click an option in online mocks. But, it takes time and a calm mind to fill up the OMR. Because a small mistake could result in losing important marks even when you know the right answer. To help you out, download this PDF of an OMR Sheet. Take multiple printouts and solve question papers using it.
Some Important Topics
Given below are some important topics for NEET 2020. Practise these topics as much as possible, as chances of questions appearing from these topics are pretty high.
Biology: Biological Classification, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Cell, Human Health and Disease, Ecosystem, Principle of Inheritance & Variation, Human Reproduction
Physics: Modern Physics, Semiconductor Devices, Magnetism and Matter, Current Electricity, Newton’s Laws, System of Particles and Rotational Motion.
Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Molecular Structure, S & P Block Elements, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, D and F Block Elements.
Tips For Upcoming Batch
It is understandable that students who have to appear in NEET 2021 are not able to attend classes. Therefore, they might think they are losing this time even though they are completely free. Aspirants of NEET 2021 have several options considering the jump in online classes. Students can take online classes from various sources such as Allen Kota, Resonance, Aakash iTutor, Unacademy and much more. These are interactive courses where teachers also answer their queries like in a simulated class environment. Moreover, according to the statement from the Education Minister of India, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, the exam syllabus is going to be reduced accordingly. Hence, students do not need to worry. They should kickstart their preparations and utilise the power of the Internet!