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When should you start preparing for NEET

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 11, 2017, 3:43 pm IST
Updated Jul 5, 2018, 4:32 pm IST
Students looking to pursue MBBS and BDS courses are required to appear for NEET 2017.
The competition is stern, and there is no room for carelessness while preparing for NEET.
 The competition is stern, and there is no room for carelessness while preparing for NEET.

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a medical entrance examination conducted by CBSE. Students looking to pursue MBBS and BDS courses from any government and private institution in India are required to appear for NEET 2017.

Medical entrance exam preparation calls for an unparalleled dedication and NEET is no different. The competition is stern, and there is no room for carelessness while preparing for NEET. Any strategy to crack the exam will only suffice if it is right and willfully executed. Classroom program by Aakash stands out in preparing students for NEET. With their action based coaching(ABC) approach, the coaching institute has become synonymous with trust and excellent pedagogy. For more than two decades their students have been bagging top ranks in various medical entrance exams across the country.

 

Along with good coaching, one must prepare a good study strategy to crack the most coveted NEET. We have listed below a roadmap to the NEET journey describing how and when you should prepare for NEET.

1.            Important Dates and Syllabus

Mark the dates of the exam on your calendar and double check the syllabus. Read the exam notification thoroughly and fill the form very carefully.

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2.            The Importance of NCERT

 

Since NEET is conducted by CBSE, the NCERT books are vital for understanding basic concepts. Before procuring competitive books, it is highly advisable to have NCERT on your tips and build a strong foundation.

3.            Comprehensive Strategy is the Key to Success

Prepare a schedule and stick to it. Identify the time of the day when you feel most active, and turn it into an asset. Avoid long mundane hours, and do more in short bursts. Organize everything; from the study material to your time and re-evaluate priorities. Generally, students prepare for two years during Class XI and XII before appearing for NEET.

 

4.            Follow a Chronological Order of Topics

When preparing for NEET, it is advisable to follow a chronological order of topics in the syllabus. Topics that are dependent on each other will help you remember the concepts better. Revising the syllabus will be faster and more effective.

5.            Identify Your Weaker Areas

Chances are that you are brilliant with some topics but fall behind in others, and it is essential to identify the topics you struggle with in order to crack NEET. The more you practice, the better you will get. It is important to keep your morale high and not get disheartened. It will be wise to take help from a senior or expert faculty like the one at the reputed coaching institute Aakash, if you are still struggling with a topic.

 

6.            Practice Mock Test Papers Regularly

The most challenging aspect of the NEET exam is the time limit. You only get one minute per question, and you do not have the luxury to waste a single second. Practicing mock papers will challenge you in innumerable ways, and help you master the art of time management. Mock papers and previous year paper are also a way to study the trend of questions and how they appear in the examination.

7.            Practice, Revise, Analyze, Repeat

 

Practice every topic. Revise every topic. Analyze your mistakes. Repeat the process. Following a dedicated routine of this mantra will help you in almost all aspects of learning better for medical entrance exam preparation. Planning your approach to studying is crucial, and it is important to revise everything even if you are thorough with it.

8.            Recreational Activities are also Important

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It is vital to take time off from studying and indulge in recreational activities. It will keep you healthy and happy. Be it a sport, a musical class or even video games, recreation is beneficial for our mental health. It helps in maintaining the equilibrium in a student’s hectic life.

 

The road to any destination is incomplete if you do not enjoy the journey. Having a clear intent of your goal will keep you in a happy disposition. To ease the burden of entrance exams like NEET, it is advisable to follow the above tips strictly. Every student is different, and everyone has a different set of capabilities, but anyone with sheer will-power can crack NEET. Generally, students prepare for two years during Class XI and XII before appearing for NEET.

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