National Testing Agency (NTA) is likely to announce the revised date of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 in the next ten days after it conducts a review meeting to decide the schedule of deferred exams. As of now, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 01, 2021. However, as the fervour for postponement of NEET 2021 increases, authorities shall be compelled to postpone the exam to September 2021. Hence, just like last year, the national-level medical entrance exam shall be conducted in the second week of September 2021. Results for the same will be announced in October 2021.
Every year, approximately 15 lakh students appear for NEET examination out of which 80,000 students acquire admission for MBBS in government colleges. Last year, two students scored 720/720 and a huge chunk of students scored 650+ marks in the exam. Such heightened competition is expected this year as well. Hence, candidates must be on their ‘A’ game while appearing for the exam. Here are some important tips to score 360/360 in NEET 2021 Biology section.
Understanding the weightage for each chapter.
As per reports, almost equal weightage is given to both Class 11 and 12 chapters in NEET.
In Class 11, there are a total of 5 sections –Diversity in Living World (14%), Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants (5%), Cell Structure and Function (9%), Plant Physiology (6%) and Human physiology (20%).
The NCERT Class 12 Biology portion is also divided into 5 sections. these are – Reproduction (9%), Genetics and Evolution (18%), Biology and Human Welfare (9%), Biotechnology and Its Applications (4%) and Ecology and environment (6%).
Referring to useful study material.
Apart from the NCERT Biology textbooks, candidates must also refer to other books in the market for MCQ practise. These include ‘Objective Biology at your fingertips’ by MTG Publication, ‘NEET Champion Biology’ by MTG publication and ‘Previous 30 Years’ Chapter wise Solutions NEET Biology’ by Arihant.
Candidates must not use too many reference books. Rather than overloading and exhausting them with knowledge, aspirants can stick to 1-2 books along with textbooks and solve them constantly. The key is to get quick revision and increase the speed of solving MCQs.
Reading NCERT Biology textbooks consistently.
NCERT Class 11 and 12 textbooks are the bible for every NEET aspirant out there. The beauty of these textbooks is that candidates spot a new, important point every time they read the same chapter. Hence, aspirants are advised to read all the NCERT chapters carefully and make notes, if possible.
Chapters like Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Mineral Nutrition, Ecology, etc, carry a lot of important and specific data. This data cannot be memorised merely by reading or skimming through the textual data. Instead, candidates must make notes or tables to learn these chapters within a short period of time. These notes can also come in handy especially, during revision and solving MCQs.
Previous-year papers and mock exams
The key strategy to excel in any competitive exam is to solve as many question papers and mock tests as possible within a time-bound manner. Additionally, a lot many previous-year questions get repeated in the subsequent exams. Hence, by solving NEET previous-year papers, candidates not only get to revise important points but also save time during the actual exam.
Approximately 15 lakh students are expected to appear for the NEET 2021 examination. With this level of competition, candidates must improve their preparation strategy and consistently work hard. Rather than getting bogged-down by this competition, candidates must fuel their minds with determination to clear the exam with flying colours.