NEET exam is one of the major medical entrance exams to attempt which neatly 15 to 16 lakh students appear every year. NEET exam is mandatory if you want to get admission to the most prestigious medical colleges in India. The internet is flooded with many trips, tricks, and strategies about the NEET exam but not all of them are true. A lot of them are misleading and may make students appearing for the NEET exam more anxious. This is why we did our research to bust the 5 most common myths about the NEET exam:
Myth #1: Studying From Many Sources Is The Key To Crack NEET
This is one of the biggest myths, studying from many sources will leave you confused. Stick to NCERT and byheart it first. NCERT is one of the key resources you need to crack the NEET exam. Along with NCERT books, you can consider the resources given by your respective NEET coaching centers, solve previous year question papers, and NEET mock tests. The number of resource books does not matter if you are confused about the content. Jack of all trades is a master of none.
Myth #2: Expensive Books Are The Best
Just because it’s expensive does not mean it’s luxury. It’s true that quality comes with a price tag but books are not clothing items or bags whose value can be measured by money. A lot of NEET experts recommend expensive books, which may not carry that much value. This is why it’s always a good idea to do your own research, read the reviews, and consult your NEET teachers before investing in any additional study material.
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Myth #3: You Need To Study For 10 Hours To Score Well In NEET
You surely must have heard quality over quantity? This is also the case in your NEET preparation. If you’re studying for 10 hours and you’re distracted all the time, this does not sound productive at all. Whereas 3 hours of study with utmost focus may be fruitful. According to many researchers, we cannot focus on anything for more than 45 minutes, so studying for 8 to 10 hours will only make you lose focus and productivity. Rather prepare a study plan with a 10 to 15 mins break in every 45 mins, so that you get the time to relax your mind and the ability to focus on a topic at the same time.
Myth #4: Solving Too Many Question Papers Will Make You Clear NEET Exam
Solving previous year’s question papers, attempting NEET mock tests is a great way to enhance your NEET preparation. But it makes zero sense if you’re not self-evaluating yourself. Imagine you’re solving 50 question papers but not analyzing where you went wrong, what mistakes you made. If this had been the case then anyone could have cracked it. It is very important to evaluate yourself and reflect on the mistakes you made. This will help you in finding your strengths and weaknesses.
Myth #5: You Can’t Crack NEET With Board Exams
Did you know the number of freshers cracking NEET is comparatively higher than the NEET repeaters? Surely, juggling between NEET and board exams seems daunting Also, remember that NCERT is really important in the NEET exam, so when you’re studying NCERT books for your board exams, you’re studying it for NEET too.
These were the most common myths that we could find about the NEET exam. If you’re aware of any, you can share them in the comment section. Also if you need help in your NEET examination, you can enroll in our NEET coaching courses or subscribe to our Youtube channel and blogs for free tips and tricks.