When it comes to NEET exam preparation, there’s no fixed age or class. It totally depends upon person to person, as some can prepare within a year and clear the NEET exam, and some are unable to clear it even with two years of preparation. But this doesn’t mean that you should avoid early preparation. But according to our NEET experts, aspiring candidates should start with their NEET preparation from class 11th, it is considered to be the best time as the syllabus of medical exams is also covered from Class 11 onwards.
Clearing NEET exams requires hard work and a well-planned NEET preparation strategy. So, this is why instead of starting your exam prep a few months before the NEET exam, won’t do you any good. This is why we have prepared an article stating the best NEET preparation tips for those who are starting it from class 11:
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Best Study Tips to Start Preparing for NEET in class 11:
1.Familiarize Yourself with the NEET Syllabus
This is one of the most important things that every NEET aspirant should keep in mind. Imagine if you have to reach a destination, you will keep a map handy right? NEET syllabus is just like a roadmap that you have to follow throughout your NEET journey. If you don’t familiarize yourself with the syllabus, you might end up ignoring important topics and chapters.
2. Study NCERT Books Thoroughly
Did you know the syllabus for NEET and NCERT Class 11 & 12 syllabi are almost the same? You will find out similar topics, and it would be really beneficial for you in the long run. Make a list of NEET topics and then tick them off when you have studied them in your school. According to our expert faculty members, 90 percent of the questions of the NEET exam are covered in NCERT books. So, if you ignore your NCERT books, you’re actually ignoring 90 percent of your NEET syllabus. Studying NCERT books is like following the roadmap of your NEET journey. NCERT books cover topics in a detailed manner, they explain each topic in a way that is easy to understand and can be memorized easily. Also, NCERT books are designed keeping the CBSE guidelines and curriculum in mind which are followed by all entrance exams.
3. Avoid Backlogs During Your NEET Preparation
You should always finish your assignments and homework on time when you’re preparing for NEET. Don’t take class 11 lightly and jump between classes, as it will create backlogs for you. We are not talking about the NEET syllabus but your general NCERT syllabus as well. As if you have backlogs of different subjects or topics, and the current chapters which are being discussed in your class are different, your mind won’t be able to focus on any. In case you land up with a backlog, pay utmost attention to current chapters and topics.
4. Revise What You Study
Revision is the key to keep all the concepts fresh in your mind. We tend to forget things if we are not reminded of them, this is how it works with whatever you have studied. This is why to keep your mind updated, you should plan out dedicated weekly or monthly schedules only to revise what you have studied. Also, don’t forget to make notes while you’re studying or revising, as they’re very important and will help you as a quick revision guide.
5. Practice Previous Year’s Papers & Mock Tests
Practicing previous years’ NEET question papers and NEET mock tests will give your NEET preparation an edge. It will put you one step closer to your NEET journey as you will be familiar with the exam pattern, difficulty level, and type of questions. You will also get an idea about completing the question paper in a given time frame of 3 hours. But don’t forget to analyze them, after you’re done solving questions, check the answers and mark all the mistakes you have made, which questions confused you, and which questions took more time. Then reflect on these mistakes unless you’re satisfied with yourself.
1. What is the full form of NEET?
The full form of the NEET examination is the 'National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test'. It's a national-level medical entrance test conducted in India for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and other undergraduate medical courses.
2. How can I start NEET at home?
NEET syllabus is constituted from the class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks. Therefore, a thorough study of topics from these books is essential. Preparing for NEET at home, one should put in all the effort in reading the NCERTs.
3. Can I pass NEET without coaching?
It is essential that candidates preparing for NEET without coaching undergo self-analysis and the best way to go about it is by taking up mock tests online. This will provide students with a real-day exam-like scenario by taking up online mock tests which helps them to ace their preparation.
4. What is the upper age limit for NEET and how many attempts are allowed?
There is no upper age limit for aspiring candidates of NEET. Also, there is no limit on the number of attempts a student can make for NEET. So, there is no need to lose hope if you do not qualify for NEET.
5. What are the things candidates are not allowed to bring to the examination centre?
Students are not allowed to carry any electronic devices, phones, and any banned/prohibited items mentioned by the authorities.