NEET 2017 will be held on May 7 which means medical aspirants across the country have just a few weeks left before the exam is upon them! If you are one of these students, you must be wondering what is the best and the most effective way to beat this exam and be one of the selected few to get into some of the top medical colleges in the country. As is the case with many competitive exams, NEET may sound and appear a little intimidating but it is not invincible. With smart planning and the right tools, it can be conquered and you can be well on your way to that dream college!
Now, NEET syllabus covers 3 subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Biology is by far the easiest and the most scoring with 360 marks attainable from a total of 720. Physics and Chemistry each carry 180 marks. Let’s look at each subject individually and by the end of this article, you should know where and how to start your mission to land a good score in NEET!
Is it possible to score 300+ in NEET Biology? Having closely monitored the exam patterns in previous years and students’ approach to the subject, we can say with confidence that it can be done. But what are the key things you need to do if you want to achieve that number?
- Familiarity with syllabus
- NCERT book
- Thorough revision
- Previous years’ papers
- Mock tests
Having trouble with Chemistry?
Fret no more! 45 questions carrying a total of 180 marks are asked and it has been noticed in previous years’ papers that at least 12-13 questions come from each sub-unit on most occasions. Some students have been scoring full marks in Chemistry in the previous years and a majority of the students have answered at least 35 correct answers out of 45.
- Learn your formulas.
- Revise theoretical portion of Physical Chemistry.
- In Organic Chemistry, learn and practice reactions and conversions thoroughly.
- Solve NEET previous years’ papers.
- Cover the entire syllabus using only the NCERT book.
Physics preparation tips
When it comes to Physics, students tend to falter in this section even before attempting the questions. How should they then tackle it if they are to ace the exam?
- Learn your formulas
- Understand concepts
- Solve numerical problems
- Thorough revision
- Solve previous papers and mock tests
Now from the above points, we can see that when it comes to NEET’s study materials, NCERT books are a hot favourite. But we know that for some of you, one book each for one subject is not enough. What if you have thoroughly revised these NCER books from cover to cover? Well, there are other books that you can refer to and which you will find helpful in your NEET preparations. For example, The Concept of Physics by H C Verma is popular for NEET Physics. You can also refer to Physical Chemistry by O P Tandon and Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey for NEET Chemistry. These are some of the best books for NEET and with their help you can easily score high in NEET 2017 and land in a good medical college. All the best!