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NEET Syllabus:Tips for Comprehensive Preparation
Preparing for a NEET( National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam) requires a well strategized study plan and a thorough understanding of the syllabus. The syllabus covers a vast area of topics from the subjects:- Physics, Chemistry and Biology(Botany and Zoology). The following content shows the breakdown of topics from the NEET syllabus along with some tips for a comprehensive study plan.
- Modern physics
- Focus on understanding the concepts thoroughly
- Practice numerical problems to strengthen problem solving skills
- Create a formula sheet for quick revisions
- Solve as many previous years question papers to get an idea of the exam pattern.
- Refer to the NCERT textbooks for the revision of basics and refer to other books for additional information.
- Physical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry: Understand the major concepts like mole concepts, equilibrium, thermodynamics and atomic structure using the information provided and by assessing and understanding the experiments related to it.
- Organic Chemistry: Learn reaction mechanisms, functional groups and named reactions.
- Inorganic Chemistry: Focus on periodic table trends, chemical bonding and coordination compounds.
- Practice chemical reactions regularly to improve your understanding.
- Make a sheet for chemical reaction for a quick revision.
- Utilize the resources that are available online like written or video content for a better understanding.
- Botany: Focus on topics like plant anatomy, genetics, ecology and plant physiology.
- Zoology: Focus on topics like human anatomy, genetics, evolution and animal physiology.
- Memorize the parts and processes of diagrams by regularly drawing a rough sketch and naming the parts.
- Use mnemonics to remember complex biological terms
- Use flashcards to revise and remember difficult terms and concepts.
General Preparation Tips
- Create a study schedule that is suitable to your learning style and allocate time for every subject and topic.
- Use NCERT as well as other reference books for a better understanding of the subject topic. The NEET syllabus is covered in std 11 and 12 textbooks so do not buy a ton of books during preparation. Buy the books that cover most of the NEET syllabus and which has good information.
- Do not only rely on books. There are multiple digital platforms that provide written and graphic content which cover some difficult topics from your NEET syllabus. Make use of these platforms and content while preparing for your exam. It helps simplify a lot of complex topics that will be beneficial for practical or application based questions.
- Solve as many sample and previous years question papers to understand the exam pattern as well as assess your weaknesses and strengths. Practice the difficult questions or the questions where you made a mistake regularly. It will not only help you understand the topic better but also give you that much needed confidence while attempting the NEET exam.
- Take regular mock tests to understand and gauge the environment of the actual exam and to identify your strong and weak spots. It will help you understand the pattern and time taken. It will help improve your time management skills.
- Revision is key and is a very important part of preparation. So, revise regularly whatever you have learned. It helps in memory reinforcement.
- Seek help and clarify as many doubts as possible to have a clear understanding of the subject. Make sure to cover the entire NEET syllabus.
- Last but not the least, maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy, get sufficient sleep and exercise to refresh the mind and body. Try and meditate for a short while everyday to improve your concentration levels. A sound mind before the NEET exam is an indication of your confidence and success.
These tips and strategies can be implemented or customized according to your personal life. Everyone has different habits, patterns and learning styles so choose what strategy works best according to your learning styles or methods. Remember that the NEET exam is very competitive and it requires dedication, hard work and willpower so manage your time wisely, set goals, prioritize them and work towards achieving them.