Testing times: NEET 2020

Get set for race against time

Get set for race against time

Saurabh Kumar

NEET 2020 is scheduled forMay 3, 2020 and the results of the same are expected by June 4, 2020.

NEET 2020 is very important as this year the exams of AIIMS & JIPMER have been abolished and the admission to these institutes will also be via NEET 2020. So there is lot of excitement among the students as they have to give only one exam instead of three.

The current disruption in the academic calendars throughout the country should not upset your preparation for this important exam. It is time to utilise the extra time at your disposal constructively. Students should devote up to 8 to 10 hours per day to study. They should exhaustively revise Class XI & XII syllabus and take one test daily till the time of actual exam so that their body clock can be tuned as per the actual exam. If you don’t find too many tests then simply attempt previous years’ NEET papers . These papers will be more beneficial and will also help you to get familiar with the exam pattern.

Remember, NEET is a race against time as you have to attempt 180 questions in 180 minutes. What this means is that you have one minute to react as well as solve the question and that too with accuracy. NEET is also a high-scoring exam, so you cant afford to give up too many questions.

Actually, in NEET zoology, botany, inorganic chemistry & organic chemistry do not involve numerical calculations, so these subjects should be attempted first as most of the problems here are memory or concept or fact based. After completing this, one can move to physical chemistry followed by physics and devote proper time to calculations and rechecking these so that the is no mistake. Please do not create ego issue with any question. If it’s not working in 60 to 90 sec leave it and review it at the end.

Also remember that for zoology, botany, inorganic chemistry & organic chemistry NCERT books are the Bible. So don’t forget to revise these. At this time you are advised to focus more on Class XI syllabus as most students are cut-off from this due to board exams. Move to Class XII syllabus once you have revised that of Class XI.

All the best!

— The writer is Director Academics, Vidyamandir Classes


The Number game

  • A total of 15,93,452 lakh candidates have applied for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2020. In the year 2019, for the first time, over 15 lakh candidates had registered for the exam.
  • The number was expected to shoot up this year because, the medical entrance exam - NEET has been made mandatory for admission to AIIMS and JIPMER. The website this year also witnessed a very heavy rush. A slight 4.87 per cent rise has been witnessed in the number of candidates registered this year, increasing the 2019 tally by 74,083 candidates.

Important topics

Physics: Modern Physics & Semiconductor devices, Magnetism & matter, Current electricity, newton laws System of particles & rotation motion.

Chemistry: Chemical bonding & molecular structure, s & P block elements, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, d & f block elements.

Biology: biological classification, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, cell, human health & disease, ecosystem, principle of inheritance & variation, Human reproduction

Tips: Other Important points which students can considering for acing NEET 2020 are

1. Make a practical timetable.

2. Prepare according to the latest syllabus.

3. Practice regularly.

4. Refer good study material.

5. Attempt full-length mock tests.

6. Focus more on topics that you are weak in.

7. Prepare short notes for last minute revision.

8. Avoid guesswork.

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