We are approaching the end of May 2021 and yet there is no update on NEET 2021. NTA has announced that NEET 2021 will be held on August 01, 2021, on March 12. However, post that, the second wave of COVID-19 has changed everything. All major entrance exams are getting postponed, boards are getting postponed, but there is no news on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate). No decision has yet been taken by National Testing Agency (NTA).
Also, today, May 17, 2021, the Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal held a key meeting. Any hint on the NEET exam date was expected, however, no details were shared.
Keeping all these aside, let’s say NEET 2021 may be held on August 01, 2021. Then where do you stand as an aspirant? Is the preparation done, is the revision enough, in a nutshell how do you prepare for the exam amidst the pandemic situation when most of the physical classes are standstill. Here is a plan you can refer to:
With 2.5 months left for the exam, is it possible to crack NEET? Past aspirants and experts believe that, yes it is indeed possible.
With 2.5 months to go, there are 2 important things to take care of. First is the preparation schedule and second, how to 100% perfect a topic so that revision is not needed.
NEET 2021 preparation timetable: Time table is personal. The timetable you make must be as per your daily schedule. W all have different day-to-day schedules, hence a common timetable is not a fit for all. However, here are 3 common tips to make a good timetable:
#1. Ensure that the timetable is made in such a way that all important chapters from Chemistry, Physics, and Biology are covered. The timetable should cover the entire syllabus. Students must complete the NEET 2021 syllabus on their own.
#2. Dedicate atleast 1 or 2 days to an entire chapter. Do not rush. 2.5 months are enough to cover the complete NEET 2021 syllabus, given that each hour of the day is utilised to its maximum efficacy.
#3. The timetable must be packed with topics to cover per hour. In the time table keep specific hours per day to solve the NCERT questions of the chapter you are studying. Note that your timetable must have a 50:50 weightage for study and practice.
How to complete a chapter perfectly, so that it does not require any revision: Perfecting one chapter and then the other one and finally the complete syllabus can help you crack NEET in 2.5 months. Very little time is available for revision after completing the whole NEET syllabus, at this point. Thus, your first must be perfect. Here are 3 tips on how to do so.
#1. To start with making sure you are reading the chapter / topic with utmost understanding. Understand what you are reading, do not just go through the lines. You need to understand what the words in the text trying to say. Be a teacher to yourself. Explain what you are reading out loud as if you would to someone else.
#2. Now, that is not the end. For perfection, solve at least 100 MCQ from the chapter you just finished with a set timer. Recommended book for MCQs is Objective NCERT at your Fingertips by MTG.
#3. Out of the MCQs you have solved, check which ones you have got wrong. Check solutions for those wrong attempts. This will make you realise your mistake and you will never forget what went wrong. Do this just after solving the MCQs, do not leave it for later. This will lead to the perfection of that particular chapter.
Also, make sure to practice the previous year NEET questions paper and take as many mock tests as possible once the entire syllabus is perfectly complete.
Lastly, the zeal to crack NEET 2021 must be at the highest peak during every day of these 2.5 months. The students must hold their patience every single day. NEET 2021 as of now is known to be held in pen and paper mode. In all 180 questions come in NEET. The candidates are given 3 hours to complete the full paper. The total marks allotted in NEET are 720 marks. There is a total of 3 sections, they are – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. There are 11 languages in which NEET question papers are framed – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. Each question carries 4 marks and for any wrong attempt candidates get a penalty of 1 marks.