NEET 2018 Exam - Tips to Get Started, After 12th Course

Published on : 8th June 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

NEET 2017 results are scheduled to come on 8th June 2017. The official answer key will be released on the CBSE website soon. While some are eagerly waiting for the results, others have started searching for NEET 2018 Exam. They want to put more efforts for the next year’s exam. And, the class 12th pass outs who just realized what they want to do are also among the searchers. So, scroll down to know more about the NEET-UG exam and get tips to design your preparation strategy.

NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate) exam is a national level medical entrance exam conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) every year in the month of May. Candidates who qualify the exam get admission in undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/BDS) in government and private medical colleges in the country. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research) do not come under the purview of this exam as they are set up under different acts.

NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all other individual MBBS exams conducted by different states or colleges in the year 2013. So, the good news is aspirants don’t have to write different exams for different colleges. Surely, the competition has increased manifolds.

So, here are some tips to help you study smartly and ease the tension:

  • Take a decision to study daily. Make sure you implement your decision strictly as the first step is the most difficult step.

  • Review the syllabus closely and cut down the repeated topics.

  • Review last years’ question papers. This will help you in getting an idea of important topics. Concentrate more on them.

  • Make a broad plan for the whole year and divide it into smaller plans. For instance: You can make an outline to complete the syllabus during the year and divide the topics month-wise.

  • Along with a broad plan, you need to set small (weekly or daily) targets. They will help you in achieving the big goal.

  • Make sure you take mock tests for every topic after you are done with it. You will find them online. Set a separate ‘Phone time’ so that you don’t get distracted while studying.

  • Sharpen your speed and accuracy by practising mock tests and previous years’ question papers. This will help you with time management.

  • There is negative marking for every wrong answer. So, make it a practice not to do any guesswork even in the mock tests. It is better to leave the question you don’t know.

  • Take breaks before you start a new topic.

  • Revising yesterday’s topic before starting today’s is also a good practice.

  • Meet friends or talk with them to stay inspired and happy.

  • And last but certainly not the least. Take care of your health. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. And this is not just a saying. So eat healthily, take a good sleep and resort to yoga and meditation for better concentration.

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