National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 on September 13, 2020. The examination will be held at the national level and more than 15 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam. NEET is the biggest medical entrance examination, via which 100% MBBA, BDS, BUMS, BHMS, BAMS, etc seats are filled. This makes it one of the most comparative examinations as well.
Hence, to clear the exam with good scores students need to practice beyond NEET previous year questions. So, here are NEET 2020 pro tips from the past 5 year toppers. These students did not only cracked the exam but aced it with perfect score and rank. Their success mantra is as follows:
NCERT textbook of class 11 and 12 are the key
NEET 2019 topper, Nalin Khandewal, scored a whopping 701 score out of 720. When asked about his preparation strategy, the topper emphasised on the importance of studying NCERT standard 11 and 12 textbooks. Every year, around 20-30 questions are asked from class 11 and 12. Few questions are also directly asked from NCERT books.
Conceptual clarity is important
In 2018, Kalpana Kumari made history when she topper the state board exam, as well as, NEET. She secured 691 marks out of 720. Kalpana used to dedicate 12 to 13 hours every day to exam preparation. However, she strongly believed in attaining clarity of the concepts. She also paid equal importance to physics, chemistry, and biology subjects. While solving physics problems, she worked on her time management skills which helped her stay on track during the exam.
Importance of revision
Navdeep Singh aced NEET with 697 out of 720 marks. In an online interview, Navdeep shared his thoughts on a very common question – “Can someone do good in NEET if they prepare in last month?”. A very positive Navdeep motivated students and explained how revision is crucial. From time to time it has been seen that the toppers gave a lot of importance to revision. They plan revision at the beginning of the preparation and make notes throughout the year. Due to this, they can revise the entire syllabus in a short span of time. Now that NEET is around the corner, it is a perfect time to revise.
Think and re-think
NEET 2016 topper, Het Shah scored 685 marks in the exam. One of the most important advice he gave to students was on how to crack physics. A medical student usually struggles with this subject as it needs a lot of mathematical approach. To this, Het advised students to do as many mock test and MCQs as they can. He explained that students should think and re-think on every question as it cannot be crammed but can be made easy with out of the box thinking.
Remove distractions but stay connected
In 2015, Vipul Garg, secured rank 1 in the medical entrance exam, with 695 marks. His entire preparation was done in the hostel where he was always surrounded by friends. However, this group of friends indulged in topics regarding the exam and concept clarity which ultimately helped cope up with the stress and better preparation. However, Vipul only stayed connect in actually and not virtual reality. During two years of preparation, he did not let social media distract him.
One very important thing that all NEET toppers emphasis is getting proper sleep and maintaining proper health. Proper sleep improves a student’s concentration and healthy lifestyle habits ensures that they have the strength to study every day. Nothing is impossible and the same goes for NEET 2020. Stay motivated and keep on working hard. Success is not far away.