With lockdown lifted in some parts of the country, we do see a ray of hope and wish for these troubled times to end. The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 that was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak will now be conducted on July 26, 2020 as announced by the HRD Minister.
Students should not worry anymore and utilize this time for directed preparation for the most coveted entrance examination for medical aspirants and focus on critical concepts in order to close the learning gaps if any.
Biology is considered a high scoring subject by the medical aspirants. According to NEET 2019 analysis, the Biology section was of moderate difficulty level with most of the questions based on the NCERT syllabus. To ace this section, along with a strong conceptual understanding, intense practice of diagram based questions is a must.
Here are a few insights into the exam pattern as well as some key points that can help students to give an edge to their preparation plan.
The NEET (UG) 2020 will consist of a total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions with four options and single correct answer and will be of 720 marks. In the Biology section, 90 questions will be asked from Class XI & XII NCERT Syllabus. For each correct answer, a candidate will get four marks and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted from the total score.
NEET BIOLOGY PREPARATION TIPS
Strategize and prioritize with focus on topics with high weightage
With NEET 2020 approaching fast, you should focus on preparing for topics with high weightage as these can help you score more marks. Additionally, it will help save time for revision and strengthen your preparation for most important chapters.
Read & re-read NCERT
Revise your NCERT textbooks at least 3-4 times before the exam. Pay attention to each and every line of the NCERT textbook. Solve all the NCERT questions as well as examples thoroughly. Create your own flowcharts and devise methods for quick and accurate recall during the exam.
Conceptual & application based learning
To ace NEET Biology, conceptual clarity is a must. While revising your chapters, develop understanding of the concepts first and then apply those concepts to problems. Moreover, deep understanding of the topic can help you master it with ease.
Focus on diagrams
Many questions in the Biology section are based on diagrams. Practice all the diagrams from the NCERT textbooks and learn to label them well. A thorough knowledge and proper practice of the diagram based questions is definitely going to strengthen your preparation for NEET Biology.
Solve the Final Test Series along with Rank Booster Series
Test Series is a set of question papers based on the actual exam pattern exclusively designed to familiarize students with all the possible varieties of questions that can be asked in the exam. It also contains various ways in which the same question can be solved differently. Solving the Final Test Series along with Rank Booster Series will build your test taking skills, help evaluate your preparation level and improve your speed and accuracy.
Thoroughly practice previous years’ question papers to get familiar with the exam pattern. NEET Archive provides access to the past ten year’s questions. Practicing these questions can help you understand the variation and difficulty level of questions.
ASPIRE Course for NEET 2020
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IMPORTANT BOOKS FOR NEET BIOLOGY
- NCERT Textbook- Biology (Class XI & XII)
- NCERT Exemplar – Biology (Class XI & XII)
MUST-DO CHAPTERS FOR NEET BIOLOGY
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