National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level medical entrance exam. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for MBBS/BDS admission in all MCI/DCI approved colleges in India. More than 13 lakhs candidates are expected to apply for NEET 2020 and 2021, in which 180 questions will be asked from physics, chemistry, biology, and botany. Since NTA has taken over this examination, many things would be seen changed in NEET 2020 and 2021, such as mode of exam, its frequency. However, for those who are in class 11 or 12 should not panic or get anxious instead, their focus should be on exam preparation at the moment.
How to prepare for NEET 2020 and 2021?
The major mistake that most students make is they think they will study everything in tuition or coaching. Instead, their first priority should be paying attention in class, you need to understand everything, and then leave extra learning to self-studies /tuition/coaching. Syllabus of class 11 and 12 is a huge jump for many students from class 10. So every bit of knowledge you gain from various places is valuable.
The most important thing to cover in the NEET syllabus is NCERT books of class 11 and 12 physics, chemistry, biology. These are the most ideal textbooks in most boards. However, if NCERT is not in your board, then you can refer to board prescribed books for board exams and but NCERT is must for NEET preparation.
You have to create a preparation strategy and should follow it sincerely. If you will follow the strategies sincerely, nobody can stop you from achieving success. These strategies are:
Strategies To Prepare for NEET
Create a timetable that should be followed daily:
- Your time table that you follow every day is dependent on your activities of the day and your sleeping habits.
- If you have the ability to wake up early, then you can wake up around 4:30 in the morning and can study for at least one hour before going to school.
- Then you might be coming back from school around 2 PM.
- After that, you would eat and take rest until around 4 PM.
- After that anyhow you have to take out time to study for two hours.
- Since physical activity is also very essential, you can go out and carry out some physical activities that would help you in maintaining your health.
- After you come back, start studying again for another three hours at least.
- If you have the habit of waking up late and sleeping late, then you can shift your morning’s one hour study time to night.
- With this time table, you can easily study for at least 6 hours every day yourself.
Later on, when your school ends, it is very obvious that you can put in more hours of self-studies. If you choose to go to coaching/tuition then it will become more hectic to take out time for self studies. Choose the option of such a coaching which is not too far from your home so that travel time is eliminated.
Figure out your monthly goals:
To start with, you should study all the things that have been taught in school. Whenever you complete a topic, practice its important questions and MCQs.
There are around 59 topics in NEET syllabus. So, the best method to cover all the topics is by dividing the number of chapters by the number of days you have left with for the preparation. It should not matter to you if it comes out to be 2 chapters in a day, then please make sure that you actually cover 2 chapters a day. This way you can set your monthly goals.
Self-assessment is essential:
“Taking a shot in light is better than a shot in the dark”. By self assessment you will get to know about your strengths and weaknesses. The best way to know about your strengths and weaknesses are by solving MCQs and taking mock tests. After completing every chapter, solve its important questions and MCQs. After completing syllabus take several mock tests and solve past year papers. These are the most important key to strengthen yourself.
Try to convert your weaknesses into strengths:
Once you know all about your weaknesses, immediately seek the help of a teacher or a mentor or any who is expert in that particular topic. Usually the problem lies in grabbing the concepts. Once that is clear, you can solve the questions in a better way. Continuous practice is the major key.
NEET 2020-21 Exam Pattern
Candidates must check below NEET 2020-21 Exam Pattern before starting the exam preparation:
- Exam Mode: NEET 2020-21 exam will be conducted through offline (pen-paper based) mode.
- Questions Type: Question paper will contain objective type of questions.
- Medium: The question paper will be available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada Languages.
- No of questions: There will be total 180 questions in the paper.
- Total Marks: The paper will be total of 720 marks.
- Duration: The exam will be conducted for 3 hours.
- Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will award 4 marks.
- Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany or Zoology)||90 (45 each)||360|
Syllabus for NEET 2020-21:
The syllabus os an important aspect as it tells about what are the topics that the candidates have to follow to prepare for the exam.
Physics syllabus of class 11th:
- Physical world and measurement
- Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy, and Power
- Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
- Properties of Bulk Matter
- Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
- Oscillations and Waves
Physics syllabus of Class 12th:
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
- Atoms and Nuclei
- Electronic Devices
Chemistry syllabus of class 11th:
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
- Redox Reactions
- s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
- Some p-Block Elements
- Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
- Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry syllabus of class 12th:
- Solid State
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
- p- Block Elements
- d and f Block Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology syllabus of class 11th:
- Diversity in Living World
- Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
- Cell Structure and Function
- Plant Physiology
- Human physiology
Biology syllabus of class 12th:
- Genetics and Evolution
- Biology and Human Welfare
- Biotechnology and Its Applications
- Ecology and environment