NEET is one of the toughest and most competitive exams to crack; considering the profession of medicine does not come easy, you have to slog and ensure that your efforts are rewarded! Whether it is your first attempt or your third, ensure that you give your best preparation every single time.
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Thorough preparation is the denominating factor to drive the best results for almost all competitive/ Non-competitive exams. The reason being, practice instills confidence and helps you retain knowledge in a more organized manner, so you can attempt your paper with utmost clarity on exam day! If you are looking to crack NEET in your first attempt, you would have to build a comprehensive Plan/ Time Table. Here is a step by step guide,
STEP 1: Assess the most effective study method for yourself
Every student studies effectively and productively in their own ways; while some need months of strict coaching, others can do away with self-studies or online tutoring classes. Ensure that learning is fun and not mundane.
STEP 2: Setting an unachievable target can lead to demotivation & procrastination
If you are someone whose knowledge in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics is limited, then aiming to crack NEET prep within a month is equal to setting an achievable target. Setting exorbitantly high goals can lead you to push too hard, or sometimes even demotivate you through the preparation journey. It is imperative to set smaller, achievable goals and deciding deadlines so that you can stick by them and follow a particular direction!
STEP 3: Prepare a time table/ Comprehensive plan
Preparing a timetable or devising an elaborate plan can help give your preparation more solidity, structure, and direction. In your timetable, ensure that you divide your time well amongst learning new concepts, revising older concepts, practising numerical/formulas, attempting mock tests, clocking your time with each section, and working on weaker areas.
STEP 4: Stick to your deadlines
Setting deadlines and failing to meet them helps motivate you to push harder, and reaching your deadlines on time can help empower you and boost feelings of confidence and accomplishment. By deciding your short-term and long-term goals, you can set small deadlines through the 6-8 months of preparation. Since the syllabus is vast and complex, you can decide how long you would take to complete a particular topic and set your deadline accordingly!
STEP 5: Material Sources
All the sources/ publishers/ Journals you study from, have the potential to impact the quality of your preparation. Since the syllabus for NEET is taken from NCERT books, ensure that you are thorough and familiar with every concept in the book. Studying from different sources can lead to confusion, and many times, books are not updated fully, which can lead to further nuances.
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STEP 6: Reflect!
After you have achieved major milestones and covered 90% of your preparation, it is now time to attempt as many mock tests as possible to reflect on whether the preparation has been successful! While the results of the mock test may not be an accurate representation of your final exam day results, it gives you a close idea as to where you stand. If you’re running out of time, you know you have to work on improving your time management skills. If you are taking longer to solve a particular numerical or problem, you know you have to revise those concepts and practice more of such questions. Therefore, this is one of the most vital aspects of your preparation that can lead you to crack NEET in the first attempt!
STEP 7: Make revision fun!
Since the learning part of preparation is over, focus more on tricks to implement the efficient revision. Too much of it can be bad for you, and too little of it can also be detrimental! Try and prepare notes, flashcards, or sticky notes to help you in last-minute revision.
Lastly, ensure that you get enough sleep/food and rest before your exam day! No matter how much you prepare, if you miss out on the above 3 factors, you might end up in trouble!
All the best.