Testing Times: NEET

Meticulous notes and sustained effort is the key to success

Meticulous notes and sustained effort is the key to success

Vivek Gaur

In the stressful atmosphere of Covid-19, it is important for aspirants to know how effectively they can prepare for their exam. Here are a few tips & strategies for aspirants preparing for NEET:

Even after knowing the whole syllabus, students are generally confused about what to study and even if they somehow manage to divide the concepts according to their preferences, they don’t know how to wrap their head around it. So to bring clarity to this,  we explain the major points:

Biology NCERT:  Go through the information multiple times until you have every important point - diagrams, labeling, description of the diagrams, chapter summery etc. at your fingertips.

For Chemistry, let’s divide it in three sections: Physical, Inorganic and Organic. For Physical chemistry Practice a book, other than the NCERT, with enough MCQs for each chapter to clear your concepts.

For Inorganic chemistry, focus on studying the theory than solving questions. NCERT is vital for inorganic, all the reactions, reagents, special properties of compounds should be crystal clear. Make notes if you want to.

Organic chemistry calls for a very systematic approach. Each previous chapter forms a base for the next topics. The most typical organic questions are those with a series of reactions using one starting reactant and asking about the final product, tests how systemised and directional your thinking is. So be it nomenclature or isomerism, alcohol or phenols; make sure you devote proper time to each of these topics. Don’t forget to remember all the named reactions that are given in the NCERT.

Lastly For physics, practice is the only thing that can make you perfect in it. Build up concepts in order to tackle higher level questions. Chapters like Mechanical Properties, EM waves etc. are difficult to retain. So keep studying these again and again, till you memorize them properly.

Best way to prepare notes:

Notes should always be exam oriented, make sure you prepare notes only when the concept is clear in your head. So, here are few tips to prepare notes subject wise:

 Physics – Every important formula should be noted followed by the key derivation points. Keep it brief, for example-1-2 pages are enough for a chapter. The more concise notes are, the easier it will be to keep on fingertips.

 Chemistry – Organic chemistry should be a priority. NCERT books do the job fairly in Physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry so do refer to them.

 Biology – flow charts to remember the important concepts of Botony and Zoology can be Helpful here.

Online Classes-  During Covid-19, online classes are a key source to study, therefore, chooses an online course which is short yet effective; less time consuming and that is based on concise learning. 

 Focus on NCERT & previous year question papers:

Don’t read 10 books at a time rather read NCERT 10 times. Solve previous year question papers to understand the Structure of the question paper. Finish your preparation and keep enough time for revision.

Mock Tests

Join a test series and attempt the test. But this isn’t quite enough. Test analysis is more important. Do that carefully. It is required for everyone, whether you're a coaching/online/DLP student or depend on self-study.

On a lighter note, there are some common instructions as well for every type of NEET aspirant (XI, XII, dropper or repeater) for example: Quit Social media, utilise your time as much as you can

Don't create any new relationship and friendship goals for some time. Choose your company wisely.

Don’t interact with distracted people who aren't serious for their aim.

They'll eventually end up distracting you well. Don't pass your work on tomorrow because later it will be a burden on you which will be harder for you to complete. And you'll have to drop some topics and you can't afford that. So get up and be focused from this very second.

Let’s be focused and utilise every second of time remaining for the NEET Preparation. Instead of getting anxious one should stay motivated and relaxed.

The writer is Ceo and Co- Founder of PrepOnline

 

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