The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to announce the NEET 2022 exam date soon. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is a national level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for medical aspirants seeking admission into MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other medical courses of the RUG. NEET 2022 is expected to be implemented in May this year if the covid situation remains under control. The exam is conducted in offline mode.
With the increasing level of competition and the limited number of places available, the competition is getting tougher and tougher every year. However, candidates should understand that in order to achieve NEET 2022, a preparation strategy must be followed. Below is the strategy that candidates can follow to achieve a good position in the exam.
Excercise: In addition to going through the NCERTs, solving MCQs side by side is equally important. Resolving substantive questions on a regular basis will help reinforce the concept and build accuracy. It is the best method to check your understanding of any subject.
Follow a disciplined plan: One thing that all high achievers have in common is their unbreakable discipline for preparing for NEET 2022. They are constantly working hard to achieve their goal. Discipline helps you stay focused and you have productive results. Not only will it help you plan your studies, but it will also keep you motivated. Therefore, when preparing for NEET 2022, try to avoid distractions and work hard with complete dedication.
Know the syllabus: The NEET 2022 syllabus is huge. Make sure you have a list of all chapters along with the high yield topics of the exam. The exam syllabus includes grades 11 and 12 chapters.
Know the exam pattern: NEET 2022 exam pattern has not been announced but is expected to be the same as last year. The paper will be 720 points in total. The questions in the test are asked from biology, physics, chemistry, zoology. All four topics will be divided into two sections. Section A consists of 35 questions that are required to be solved and Section B has 15 questions, of which the candidates have to solve 10 MCQs. The exam also follows a negative grading schedule. +4 points are awarded for each correct answer, -1 point is deducted for each incorrect answer, and no points are awarded for unmanaged questions.
Go through NCERT books well: According to the analysis of papers from last year, it is clear that much of the NEET question paper comes directly from NCERT. That’s why it’s important to go through NCERTs properly. NCERT books specify the concepts very clearly, making it easier for students to understand. The basics of each subject explained in NCERT are concise and highly exam-oriented. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you read NCERT several times and thoroughly understand every detail mentioned in it.
Solve last year’s papers and shine tests: Resolving last year’s NEET papers or mock tests helps candidates get acquainted with the grading schedule, exam pattern, question format and level of questions. Candidates are given 180 minutes to solve the questions. With less than a minute to solve each question, it becomes necessary to manage time effectively. There is no other method for this than lots of paper practice. Ideally, a candidate should solve a full NEET mock in a 15 day interval to analyze their errors.
Take short notes: The NEET syllabus is very extensive and it is practically impossible to review everything in a short time. This is where short notes become ideal. So try to take notes as you study formulas, diagrams, and concepts. These notes will also help you revise the important topics with ease.
Review: Overhaul is the key to success. The more you check, the more you can score better on the exam. No one can remember things just by reading once, you have to review them regularly to make sure you remember everything from the exam. Set aside some time for your revision preparation.
In addition to NCERTs, candidates can also refer to these NEET 2022 books – Objective physics (DC Pandey), NCERT at your fingerprint (MTG), for Physics, Problems in Physical Chemistry (Narendra Awasthi), Organic Chemistry (MS Chauhan) for Chemistry and Trueman’s Elementary Biology and Dr. Ali for biology.