National Testing Agency (NTA) is yet to announce the official date for the National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) 2021. Lakhs of NEET 2021 aspirants are waiting ardently for the much-awaited official announcement. According to authorities, NTA is likely to conduct the entrance exam in July 2021 to prevent clashing with any central or state board examinations. While the tentative schedule is easy to predict, the lack of knowledge about the exam dates combined with anxiousness can affect the preparation of candidates. Here are certain important tips to keep the exam preparation going.
NEET 2021 shall comprise of three subjects – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Authorities recently announced that there shall be no changes in the exam pattern. Thus, the exam will have 180 MCQs for a total of 720 marks. Out of this,360 marks shall be allotted to Biology where as 180 marks each shall be allotted to Chemistry and Physics. The entrance exam shall be of 3 hours duration.
The first step towards preparing for NEET 2021 is to make a timetable. Candidates must make a practical timetable suiting their studying capacity. While one candidate can study for 8 hours straight another candidate can only do so for 4 hours. Thus, the timetable must be according to the individual student’s capacity. Moreover, while equal importance must be given to all three subjects, candidates must focus more on the subject or topics which they find tricky, hard to grasp or difficult to understand.
Candidates approximately have four months to prepare for NEET 2021. Therefore, they have enough time to revise all the concepts multiple times and solve as many MCQs as possible. However, candidates must begin by first reading the NCERT textbooks and coaching class notes. For biology, it is essential for candidates to do a thorough reading of NCERT Class 11 and 12 latest version textbooks. This must be done regularly to help recall all the important information at the time of exam.
Candidates can prepare for the Physics section by referring to class notes, jotting down the important formulae and tricks, solving MCQs from books by authors like D.C.Pandey, H.C.Verma, B.M. Sharma (Cengage Publication), etc. For chemistry, candidates can refer to the NCERT Class 11 and 12 textbooks (latest version) and class notes. They may also refer to books by authors like O.P. Tandon, Morrison and Boyd, J.D.Lee, etc.
Students are advised to not refer to too many books while preparing for the examination. Instead, they must stock to 2-3 books for each subject and give utmost priority to NCERT textbooks. They must also have the habit of solving mock tests and previous-year question papers. By doing so, they shall inculcate the ability of time-management while also making a note of the topics which were frequently repeated in the past.