National Testing Agency (NTA) shall soon, announce the revised examination schedule for the National Eligibility Entrance Examination 2021. As of now, the medical entrance test is scheduled on August 01, 2021. However, as the demand for postponement among students gains momentum, NTA shall most likely conduct the exam in September 2021. This provides a good 2.5 months to candidates to buckle up, study hard and ace the entrance exam.
Every NEET aspirant out there fears only one subject – Physics. Out of the three subject sections of NEET, Physics is the trickiest. Most medical aspirants also don’t have a knack for Mathematics. Hence, the fear of formulae and mathematical equations in Physics thrives among students. To reduce this fear and score 180/180 in Physics here are a few preparation tips that candidates can follow –
#1 Understanding the chapter-wise weightage.
NTA has not yet released the NEET 2021 information brochure. Hence, it is unclear whether there are any changes being introduced in this year’s paper pattern. However, referring to the previous year’s paper pattern, the entrance exam comprises of 45 Physics questions for a total of 180 marks. 1 mark shall be deducted for every wrong answer. Hence, candidates must aim to solve only those questions which he/she is confident about.
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As per reports, Class 11 and 12 syllabi hold equal weightage in the exam. In Class 11, the syllabus includes – Physical world and Units and Measurement (2%), Motion in a Straight line and Motion in a Plane (3%), Laws of Motion (3%), Work, Energy and Power (4%), System of Particles and Rotational Motion (5%), Gravitation (2%), Mechanical Properties Section (3%), Thermodynamics (9%), Kinetic Theory (3%), Oscillations and Waves (3%).
In Class 12, the syllabus includes – Electric Charges and Fields and Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance (9%), Current Electricity (8%), Moving Charges and Magnetism and Magnetism and Matter (5%), EMI and AC (8%), EM Waves (5%), Optics (10%), Dual Nature of Radiation and Light (6%), Atoms and Nuclei (3%) and Semiconductors (9%).
#2 Using the right study material and reference books.
Apart from coaching material, candidates may also refer to Objective Physics Volumes 1 & 2 by D. C. Pandey, NEET Champion Physics by MTG Publication and, Concepts of Physics Parts I and II by H. C. Verma for MCQ practise and conceptual clarity. However, they must not burden themselves with too many books. 1-2 books along with study notes is more than enough.
#3 Making notes and jotting-down important formulae.
Physics preparation is 50% of conceptual clarity and 50% memorising important formulae. To achieve the second part, candidates can make short notes or lists of formulae for every chapter. While solving the MCQs, they can refer to this list and thereby, revise this list thoroughly.
#4 Solving previous-year papers and mock tests.
Previous-year question papers of NEET and JEE Main shall prove helpful in understanding the paper pattern and revise multiple concepts quickly. Mock exams are useful to inculcate qualities like time-management and efficient thinking under pressure. A useful tip is to solve the entire paper in a time-bound manner to get a hang of the examination atmosphere.
#5 Beat the fear!
A lot of students either do not give enough time to physics, giving it the proverbial step-motherly treatment; or others stay away from it out of fear. In both cases, it affects the performance in exam. However, physics, like both other subjects of NEET exam i.e biology and chemistry, is fun and interesting. If studied in the right frame of mind with a clear goal, it too can be easily mastered. Hence, beat the fear, and embrace the subject to up your score in the medical entrance exam.
Along with this, proper planning and consistency are also needed to ace the exam. Physics isn’t tricky or difficult for aspirants who pay undivided attention to the subject. Clubbing this with regular question practise and candidates here, have the ideal strategy to score 180/180 in the NEET 2021 Physics section.