How to Prepare for NEET 2020 in Last Two Months
- The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 will be conducted on May 3 – roughly two months from now. Since this is the only all-India medical entrance exam in India for those who want to take admitted in an undergraduate medical or dental course in Indian colleges and medical institutes, the competition level of the exam is quite high. About 16 lakh students have registered for the NEET 2020. This year, the government has approved the establishment of 75 new government medical colleges in India. It means that NEET qualifiers can now compete for 15,700 new MBBS seats. The total number of seats available in undergraduate medical and dental courses across India is now close to one lakh. It means that the ratio of medical aspirants who have registered for NEET 2020 to medical or dental seats is 16:1.If you want to qualify for NEET and become a doctor, here are a few things that you need to keep in mind:
Be aware of the changes in the NEET 2020 exam.
NEET is the only gateway to institutes of national importance like AIIMS and JIPMER. But if you want to take admitted to these prestigious institutions, you not only need to qualify for the medical entrance test but also meet the respective institutes’ eligibility criteria and cut-off marks.
The exam will be conducted in the offline or pen-and-paper mode. The NTA (National Testing Agency) is conducting NEET this year but it has not changed the NEET exam pattern or its difficulty level. Hence, the NEE 2020 question paper will have 180 MCQs (multiple-choice questions) and students will have to solve it in 3 hours (or 180 minutes). These questions will include:
- 45 Physics questions,
- 45 Chemistry questions, and
- 90 Biology questions (including both Botany and Zoology).
If you keep 10 minutes for reading the instructions before you start the paper and 20 minutes from revising the paper after you solve it, you will roughly have 150 minutes to solve your paper. So, you will need to solve each question in about 50 seconds. Thus, it is very important to focus on both speed and precision when you are preparing for the NEET exam.
Speed and precision can only be developed by solving full-length previous-year NEET question papers or NEET sample papers in a time-bound manner. Solve a paper in 3 hours and then, analyse it. Compare your answers with the solutions suggested in the guide. Learn shortcuts, tips, and tricks to cut down on the time you take to solve a numerical. Practice them when you solve the next question paper. At this stage, you should be solving at least one NEET paper every day.
How to Prepare for NEET 2020 in the Last Two Months:
Practice solving the paper in the Offline Mode.
These days, many students find online testing formats easier. But NEET 2020 will be conducted in paper-pencil mode where they will have to fill up the circles corresponding to the correct option for each question in the OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. Since you use a ballpoint pen to fill up the circles, you cannot change your answers later.
In the NEET exam, you get 4 marks for the correct answer. You lose 1 mark for the incorrect answer. There is no penalty or negative marking if you do not attempt a question.
Some students prefer to fill up the correct options with a light-shade pencil first, check them well, and then, use the ball-point pen to permanently mark the circles towards the tail-end of the exam duration. Using a pencil allows them to erase the incorrect options marked by mistake.
It is crucial to practice solving the papers using OMR sheets. Many students, who have not used OMR sheets earlier, find it difficult to keep track of which question they are trying to solve on the sheet. Almost all the famous NEET coaching institutes run crash courses or test series in the last two months where students can practice solving the NEET paper using OMR sheets.
To increase your speed in the NEET exam, the best practice is to solve questions in the question booklet at one go, and then, mark the OMR sheet at fixed intervals. You may decide to mark the correct answers in your OMR sheet after:
- every 15 minutes,
- solving a fixed number of questions, or
- solving questions on each page.
This strategy gives you a short break at fixed intervals and increases your efficiency.
How to Prepare for NEET 2020 in the Last Two Months
Focus on Important Topics
With only 60 days in hand, this is not the time to learn new topics. It’s time to focus on your strengths and the chapters that carry most weightage in the NEET exam. In any competitive exam, some chapters are always favoured by examiners. One, two, three, or even four questions may be asked from these topics. If you know which topics are the favourite of NEET examiners, you can study them first and score more with less effort.
Important Topics in Physics for NEET 2020
- Optics (including Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, and Wave Optics)
- Electrostatics (including Electric Charges and Fields, and Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance)
- Electronic Devices (with focus on Semiconductor Electronics)
- Current Electricity
- Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
in that order.
Important Topics in Chemistry for NEET 2020
- Coordination Compounds
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- p-Block Elements
- Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques
- d- and f-Block Elements
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
in that order.
Important Topics in Biology for NEET 2020
- Human Physiology (including Digestion and Absorption, Breathing and Exchange of Gases, Body Fluids and Circulation, Excretory Products and Their Elimination, Locomotion and Movement, Neural Control and Coordination, and Chemical Coordination and Integration)
- Genetics and Evolution (including Principles of Inheritance and Variation, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, and Evolution)
- Diversity of Living Organisms (including The Living World, Biological Classification, Plant Kingdom, and the Animal Kingdom)
- Cell: Structure and Function (including Cell-The Unit of Life, Biomolecules, and Cell Cycle and Cell Division)
Reproduction (including Reproduction in Organisms, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Human Reproduction, and Reproductive Health)
in that order.
If you have specific questions regarding NEET 2020 exam preparation, write to us at _______________ and get free customized advice.