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Last minute preparation strategies for NEET UG 2018

Published On : 04th May 2018 ,Friday

The countdown to NEET UG 2018 exam has been started as the exam is scheduled to be held on the May 6, 2018. NEET 2018 will be held in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.

Exam Syllabus of NEET 2018 Exam:

Preparation syllabus includes the whole of class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. The Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 is exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018.

Important Focus Areas for NEET 2018:

Physics – Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Nuclear Physics

Chemistry – Mole Concept, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry

Biology- Ecology and Environment, Genetics, Cell Biology; Morphology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals; Basics of Biotechnology

For detail syllabus click here

Hence, the preparation for NEET examination requires a well-planned strategy both for the short and medium term.

Last minute Preparation Tips

Revise the prepared study material:

Make sure to get the NCERT basics right and cover the exemplar questions which will help you to understand the nature of questions being asked in the exam. Follow the elimination method of answering. Avoid the steps to manage time and use a shortcut if you are confident about it. If you have prepared notes from NCERT, ensure you revise them thoroughly. Since there is a small gap between board and NEET examination, build on your board examination preparation. 

Ensure that you devote ample time in revising important concepts and formulae. This will help you retain information better and boost your confidence. 

Strike the right balance: 

The study sessions should be a mix of theory, problem-solving and revising all previous years' papers. Equal emphasis should be given to all subjects. 

Study with short breaks: 

Focus on quality of study rather than just the number of hours put in. It is advisable to take short breaks and relax your mind with light music or games. Studying for 12-14 hours at a stretch can lead to mental fatigue.

Work on weaker areas:

It is possible that you are very strong in one subject and weak in the other. Do not get discouraged by the same. Try and work hard more on the weaker areas to strengthen them. If required, take help from a friend or senior or take extra classes for the subject. It will help in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.

Avoid reading any new topic or study material:

With the ocean of study material available, it is common for students to fall prey to a new study material just a few days before the examination. Refrain from doing it. This will not only increase your stress level but also make you difficult to retain information learned at the last moment. 

Take mock tests in exam -simulated environment: 

Students have to finish 180 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours). It means they can give a maximum of 1 minute per question. Time management is a mandatory skill that is required for this exam. While practicing at home, make sure that you keep the time limitation in mind. Try to take mock tests to get into the groove and muster the art of time management. Stick to the time-limit and try to improve your performance with every mock test. It is better that you take mock tests at the examination timings to make yourself habituated to taking the examination at that time.