How to prepare for NEET along with board exams

January 22, 2020

How to prepare for NEET along with board exams

How to Prepare for NEET and Board Exams at the Same Time?

NEET 2020: Close to a million future doctors are juggling between preparations of two big exams - board exams and NEET. Even though the syllabi of board exams and NEET have a lot in common, each requires specific skill sets.

NEET 2020 - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 will be going to held on May 3. So the students have to look for the NEET as well as board exams which will be going to held from February to April. Which depends on the specific exam date sheet  

Which means that students will be getting the NEET 2020 admit card in the midst of the board exams. Now students must be worried about how to prepare for both the exams. So for this you just need determination and hardwork and no one can stop you from clearing both the exams. 

Must-dos to balance NEET and board exam preparation:

1. The common element is NCERT, your go-to book for board exams and NEET

The maximum syllabus of the entrance exams covers the NCERT book of class 11th and 12th. Therefore it is very important for the students that they should consider NCERT books not only for board exams but also for entrance test preparation. According to the previous year’s exam analysis the maximum number of questions asked were from NCERT books. Alongwith NCERT books the students should also proceed to solve previous year’s sample papers for NEET or they can take an online mock test.

2. Know what to study — the syllabus and important topics for NEET 2020

The syllabus for NEET is defined by NTA. so one should have to stick to it, avoid going through so many books, utilize your time to revise and prepare notes and formulas. The important topics in Physics are Optics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, Electrodynamics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, kinematics, laws of motion, electrostatics, and magnetic effects of current and modern physics as defined by National Testing Agency.

In the same way Chemistry also has so many important topics which includes General Organic Chemistry, Mole Concept, Periodic Table, Coordination Chemistry, Chemical Bonding. Lastly, from Biology, the important topics are Genetics, Ecology and Environment, Cell Biology, Morphology of plants and animals, Basics of Biotechnology, Reproduction, Physiology of Animals and Plants.

3. Utilise your school time for board exam preparation and do not miss pre-Boards 

It is highly recommended to attend all the classes at school. Most students underestimate the classes which are held in school. It is suggested that students should use your school time for board exam preparation as textbook learning is the best way to get concepts crystal clear. The unit tests and pre-board exams are the ideal way to judge your level of preparation. And rather than focusing on maximum number of time spent on studies focus on your concentration level, and maintain the concentration while studying.

4. Should have a positive approach

A Positive approach towards yourself and your studies is very important for students. It is best to create goals small and achievable goals. This will always keep you positive and motivated.

5. Practice both MCQ and long theory type questions

There is a very big difference between the exam pattern of class 12th board exam and NEET. There are MCQ types of questions in NEET exams and there are theory based questions which consist of both objective and subjective type questions in board exams, so students have to solve and prepare both the types of questions. 

6. Self-analysis

Students have to keep NEET as the priority for understanding the syllabus and solving problems, which is going to help you to approach board exams. The students have to solve the sample papers and previous year papers.

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