Preparation strategies to crack NEET UG 2023 in just 40 days

Pursuing a medical career is a goal for many youngsters in India and hardly a month and a half is to go to be prepared to crack a good rank in the upcoming medical entrance test. With the NTA releasing application forms for the NEET UG 2023, which has been scheduled on May 7, 2023, this article highlights the details of the competitive exam for MBBS/BDS/other related courses and preparation strategies to crack in just 40 days.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by the Indian Government in 2017 to conduct entrance examinations for admission to educational institutions throughout India. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a common entrance exam for MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BVSc, AH, and Ayush course admissions to various medical colleges in our country. With the entrance exam scheduled on May 7, 2023, and application forms being issued, NEET aspirants need to prepare within a stipulated period for the entrance test if not planned earlier. But how can they? NEET has been vital for medical aspirants and the students who are going to complete their 12th board exam have already covered the syllabus and been able to crack the test. However, proper guidance is essential for a competitive exam to get good marks, and with a better strategic plan, they can achieve their goals in medicine.

It is indeed cumbersome to prepare for NEET UG 2023 in just one month or so since the syllabus has been vast and the number of aspirants appearing for the test is in multiples of lakhs and it should be tough competition. But with good preparation strategies on how to prepare, core books for reference, hard work, dedication, and making a schedule of study for every subject will fetch good ranks and achieve the goal. This will be possible because they have been revising for the school final board exam already and following some tough measures is enough to complete their career dream.

Preparation strategies to crack in just 40 days

Awareness of the entrance test pattern

The UG medical aspirants preparing for NEET should be aware of the test pattern first and foremost. Here's the basic information-
Mode of the test: The test is conducted offline provided with an OMR sheet to mark the answer keys using blue/black ballpoint pen.
Duration: Three hours and 20 minutes.
Type: MCQ (multiple choice questions).
Number of questions: In total, 200 questions will be given out of which the candidates need to attend 180. It consists of two sections, 35 in section A and 15 in section B in each subject namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology and each subject carries 180 marks respectively and 720 marks altogether. To answer 45 questions in each subject is mandatory and every correct answer carries a value of four marks with a deduction of one mark for each wrong answer.
Medium/Language: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, and Urdu.

Keeping a study plan for the remaining period

The most important strategy is keeping a study plan or timetable for preparation in one month. To draft what, when, and how to study you need to keep in mind scheduling the revision since they have revised for the XII board exam. The topics in which the candidates have not been confident enough should be dealt with through an expert's guidance. The NEET is primarily based on the NCERT syllabus and a customized timetable with extensive revisions, covering syllabi from XI and XII (most of the schools follow the NCERT syllabus except some government schools following the State board). Studying at least 8-10 hours a day, revising important topics, attending mock tests according to the exam pattern, and PYQs, and analyzing performance in the tests and mistakes to be rectified make are a way to success. It is better to avoid reference materials at crucial hours.

Revising board exam notes

While studying for the XI and XII board exams, the candidates might have prepared their own notes, and making revisions from these notes is appropriate. The more they revise, the more they remember, and this would help them for NEET as well. Picking up the most important topics in all four subjects, botany, zoology, chemistry, and physics accordingly giving weightage and revision of such keynotes to fetch more marks must be done.

Key chapters in biology

As biology is a core subject for medicine-related courses, this is a vital section carrying a lot of marks. Most of the topics are interrelated and some have been interdisciplinary too to be revised thoroughly. Since time is limited, prioritizing some key topics is essential. They include human physiology, the structure of cells, genetics & evolution, ecology & environment, and biotechnology and its applications.

Key chapters in Chemistry

As far as chemistry is concerned, based on NCERT, most of the questions are repeated from JEE, but much easier in NEET while analyzing previous papers. Biomolecules, polymers, environmental chemistry, and chemistry in everyday need to be focused on more, and organic chemistry is to be given priority as well.

Key chapters in Physics

Regarding physics, again revision from NCERT and JEE Main question papers is advised with important chapters being mechanics, electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves, atoms, and nuclei to be gone through.

Note- It is ideal to initiate with biology, and chemistry and then move on to physics to score a good rank because physics will be a bit tougher than the other two subjects.

Attending regular mock tests/cracking PYQ papers

Practicing as many mock tests as you can is necessary because just revision alone is of no use, and you need to know the pattern of the question paper. Medical aspirants develop time management skills and learn to complete them in the stipulated time by attending more model tests. Preparing for a competitive exam like NEET at home has been completely different from writing at the exam centre and these tests will help the aspirants to reap desired benefits. Cracking previous year's test papers will also enable them to have ample knowledge of subject/section-wise question papers giving weightage to marks, and patterns in the previous years, and to assess if they are difficult to answer or not. Concentrating more on the weak chapters with the help of teachers/seniors at home in the morning will be ideal since morning is an apt time to remember easily. As per the experts' or previous years' toppers' advice, JEE Mains questions in physics and chemistry have also been repeated in the NEET and this helps them a great deal in scoring good marks. Joining any crash course nearby is also advisable at this point and time. Online mock tests have also been conducted to crack this crucial test by some centers.

Physical and mental health during NEET preparation

Paying attention to physical and mental health is as important as the preparation strategy for any challenging competitive exam like UPSC and as such the NEET UG 2023 aspirants must keep in mind this as well. Hence, it is imperative that the competitors need to be health conscious, have a balanced diet, eat on time, avoid junk food as much as possible, be well-hydrated, relax in between their studies, and have good sleep for a minimum of 6-7 hours at night. Things to be considered during preparation have been to keep mobile phones outside (rather switched off) the study room, not to get addicted to any social media, neither postpone any task or study plan to be completed and mainly never be stressful, which can have an adverse impact on the overall health.

To sum up, the best time to begin with was yesterday, but to start now onwards is the second wonderful opportunity still to crack for a dream career. I wish the aspirants to be positive, to chase, and achieve their goal. It is never too late for what they want to be. Good luck.


Author: Umesh30 Mar 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 7

This is a very exhaustive information and guidance article on how to crack NEET in quickest possible time. The author has covered a good range of tips, tricks and techniques for this ambitious exam.

In my opinion preparing for an examination starts quite early in the student's life and there is no exaggeration if I say that one should start preparation for NEET or any other examination like that right from the time the student joins class 9. Either parents or the teachers have to guide the student in this direction so that the students know that they have to make preparation for any competitive exam from such an early time. The idea is that during the class 9 to 12 phase the student should as far as possible take the sample papers of all those competitive examinations which one wants to appear at a later time and then try to solve those questions along with the normal study which is required for that particular class. With that type of approach, one will have a good and detailed knowledge of all the subjects and by the time one reaches class 12, one finds oneself in a very comfortable position in solving any question that comes across.

So appearing in competitive examination and preparing for it is a matter of long term planning and students who are able to do it in that way generally score high in these examinations. It is to be noted that there is nothing like eleventh hour preparation in this world. Actually eleventh hour is only for revision and recollection of whatever studies the student had done earlier.
What I told as class 9 is not a strict yardstick as one can start preparation even from class 8 or class 10. The point is more the time one gets for preparation better the preparation would be. In today's competitive world one has to keep a long term objective in mind while working hard in the present.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao07 Apr 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 7

NEET has become very essential these days for students who wanted to pursue courses in Medical Sciences. Generally, when a student joins an intermediate or 11th class, he will have a plan for his study in his/ her mind. So medical college seat aspirants should start working in that direction from day 1 of the intermediate or 11th class.

However, the preparation for NEET will become serious from the day the announcement is released. The students should prepare well within that time frame. So one should focus on the goal and strive for the same. A focused approach will always pay rich dividends.

Talking to the seniors who already got admission into the college will be a good point. The student can get many inputs for preparation from them. They can also tell the student about the methodology they followed and that may be a good tip for the student.

Your teachers in the school are good guides. Never forget this fact. In case of any doubt personally approach them and get the doubts clarified. Never keep any doubts. If you hesitate to get your doubts cleared, you will lose a lot. Let others laugh, no problem. we should get clarification for our doubts. This should be the approach.

Some people go for combined studies. But if you combine with a person who is fast in learning, you may be in hurry. If your team member is slow. you may lose time. So I feel it is always better to go alone. You can discuss the subject with others once in a while if necessary.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha07 Apr 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

NEET preparation becomes easy for the aspirants if there is clarity of vision, adherence to the subjects with equal attention and above all good grasp of over NCERT text books. The aspirants could be confused with the four alternative options given in each question and if there is no assimilation of the subjects thoroughly, they might err in ticking the right answers.

Time management in attempting the questions is a crucial factor demanding no loss of time in ticking the right answers. This can be possible through their regular practice under the guidance of teachers/ mentors of some professional institutes where they have enrolled for their guidance. It will be certainly a right step to attend to mock tests of such institutions so as to know their rate of preparation and understanding of the subjects.

Avoid ticking the answers creating ambiguity in getting the right solution and in such a case, proceed further for the questions in which you are confident. Such a process could eliminate scoring of negative markings.

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