How do I prepare for the NEET exam in just 5 months along with the boards?
Preparation tips for NEET exam in 5 months along with the boards.
- Divide the time you have for NEET into two segments : syllabus covering and revision. For each week; set the amount of syllabus to be covered; amount of MCQs to be practiced.
- Read from NCERT and NEET study material. Avoid using multiple reference books and material in your preparation.
- Study NCERT biology completely, it contains the major portion of NEET question paper.
- For Physics and Chemistry, along with revising theory, you need to keep practicing good quality NEET questions, either from test series or study material.
- While studying, try to grasp the main concept very clearly. Objective questions (MCQs) test your concept thoroughly. You need consistent practice to improve speed and accuracy.
- Make notes of important terms, formulas, reactions, mistakes while solving problems, etc. Include your own shortcuts and tricks.
- Keep revising what you learn during the preparation.
- See the trend of NEET past year papers. While solving questions, apply the tricks (mostly taught by your coaching teachers).
- Prepare an exam strategy and stick to it during mock tests and NEET exam.
- Always analyse your test and find out mistakes that are happening, correct those mistakes and don’t repeat them in the upcoming tests.
- On the exam day, pick up the questions based on your strengths . Do not let any question eat up your time. Skip the question as soon as you are nowhere close to the answer. Come back to these questions after you finished the whole paper once.
- Stay positive. There will be times when you would find it difficult to understand and manage things. Do not give up.
Preparing for Boards with NEET Exam
Many students gets worried that if they prepare for NEET, their boards preparation may get affected due to this. This is wrong assumption. Rightly said by Himanshi Malik (MBBS student) –
“Boards are something that need not to be worried about. If your grasp on concepts is good then it is easy. As a NEET aspirant, your sole focus is on MCQs so you may find subjective questions difficult to write but believe me you can still do very good with just a little practice. Just do previous years question papers. Try to write in points and draw flowcharts. Manage time while attempting.”
Board exams basically test your knowledge while NEET questions test application of knowledge. Acquiring knowledge with clear concepts will take care of you Boards. NEET requires more practice, speed, accuracy and time management skills using various results and tricks.
You have to be flexible between solving questions for board exams and NEET. Board exams have step-wise marking scheme, you need to write in points, flowcharts and diagrams are part of the answers. While in NEET, you just want the answer in shortest possible time with rough calculations.
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