NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), scheduled to be conducted on 3rd May, 2020 is deemed to be one of the toughest entrance exams across the country. The regulatory body for NEET, the NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts these exams annually for medicine enthusiasts who seek admissions into medical institutes across the country.
But, one of the toughest things to do around exam time is to effectively manage time by making use of the right resources at the right time, as it is a crucial juncture. This usually tends to occur smoothly when a study planner is customized as per one’s convenience. With an overwhelming number of applications being received for NEET 2020, the level of competition is tougher than ever. To ease it out for students, we have come up with a list of five-must dos before you appear for NEET, have a look:
- Set up a time table – to be followed with thorough dedication
With exams just being days away, design an effective timetable with how many ever days left. Here you can allot slots for revision, question paper practise, mock tests and breaks. Remember to not get wedded to a single topic, if it is time consuming. Take into consideration the weightage of different topics and plan in accordance
- Solve question papers
If you have not solved a NEET question paper before appearing for the exam, you have certainly missed out on a lot and that extra edge you would have otherwise got. Solving papers gives you an idea of the exam format, exam pattern, marking scheme and also boosts your confidence to face the exams
- Take up as many mock tests
Often underestimated, this step actually helps immensely. Mock tests not only help you analyze and assess your performance but also boosts confidence to face challenging questions heads-on. It helps to identify weaker sections and work on it. If these tests are exercised in ideal exam scenarios, then nothing like it.
- Setting up realistic goals
As much as it is important to set goals for self and be ambitious, it is also important to have feasible targets set as per one’s abilities and schedule set. Set daily goals and try achieving it. For instance, solving one question paper a day is a must. Make that a routine. Don’t try to cover everything and rush into things, after all NEET is all about application of concepts learnt and not about how well you mug things up.
- The importance of NCERT
Since exams are carried out at such a colossal level, students often tend to mistake the kind of questions that are likely to appear and tend to refer to all other resources other than NCERT. Students must be well-aware of the fact that most of the questions are likely to appear from NCERT syllabus. Hence, the syllabus for both class 11 and 12 must be mastered.
These were some of the things you must do before appearing for NEET. To obtain a good rank, one must study for at least 16 hours a day and be completely dedicated without any other engagements. For more helpful tips and other latest news on NEET, subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube Channel.