THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO CRACK NEET!
NEET at its core is all about competition and survival of the fittest, every year lakhs of students corrival each other to acquire those few seats in government and private, medical and dental colleges across the country that would take them closer to their dream. Without a doubt the fees students have to pay for acquiring the study materials and others alike are on a higher-end and not everyone can afford that, but no need to panic the stigma that has formed around coaching classes is not necessarily correct because each candidate is different and what works for one might not necessarily work for the other. While many prefer taking physical classes, to go about their course, many prefer learning from the comfort of their home via online lectures, e-notes, and others alike self-study alternatives available out there on the worldwide net.
To crack the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is no child play because of the highly competitive nature of the examination. Unlike any other competitive exam, NEET also demands hard work, dedication, willpower, patience and effective time management, and proper execution, especially when you are the one into self-studying with these factors working in perfect harmony no force on earth can stop you from achieving the future you have foreseen for yourself.
A. FOLLOW A TIMETABLE:
The first thing to do when it comes to any exam is to formulate a timetable, map out things and perhaps make a blueprint of how your days are going to be like until the D day. Make it a principle you have to live up to, by doing so, you not only train your body. But also your brain. Physically, emotionally, as well as psychologically. When you do the same thing daily for days, weeks, and months, your body gets used to it and adapts accordingly. Every candidate is different and has a different learning pattern and productive hours in a day. Aspirants guided to figure out the time of the day they are the most productive and aim at getting all the learning of new concepts done in those specific hours and keep aside the rest for practice and revision.
B. SET GOALS:
Set realistic goals, so you do not get demotivated and work tirelessly to achieve those. Set targets and aim at gaining conceptual clarity rather than just mugging things up! It is crucial that you do not lose touch with reality and not try to get done things all at once. It will only increase the chances of you getting demotivated and end up getting nothing done. Set daily/weekly/monthly goals that you can achieve. This also ensures that you don’t have any unwanted stress or panic feeling and track your progress with every step that you take.
C. LAY YOUR HANDS ON THE CORRECT STUDY MATERIAL:
Candidates should be aware regarding which book to study from otherwise studying for hours would not at all be fruitful, and as we have already established, TIME IS THE ONE THING THAT WE HAVE LESS, we have to focus on how to get the most things done in such limited time and have a profound knowledge of the subject. NCERT is the first book any aspirant can think of when he/she talks about NEET, so make sure you are familiar with the topics in that book and have a piece of profound knowledge regarding the same. There is a lot of study material available online that students can choose, according to their learning habits and convenience.
D. PRACTICE AND TAKE MOCK TESTS AS FREQUENTLY AS
Practice makes a man perfect, and when it comes to NEET, it’s a practice that would get you closer to your aim. Students must take out time for studying. And, keep sufficient time to take mock tests and self-evaluate the things they lack in, put a finger over their weak areas. And, work on them accordingly to turn their weakness into a strength. While practice increases accuracy, mock tests give you a stimulating experience of how your D-day will look. Mock tests go a long way in boosting your self-confidence. Hence, optimizing your result and overall performance.
E. PREPARE YOUR NOTES:
It is always a good idea to frame your notes according to your
comfort zone, by highlighting the necessary concepts and forming
your acronym which would be easy for you to recollect while
revising a particular topic and mapping things out on your own
way rather than blindly following somebody else’s work.
F. STAY FOCUSED AND TAKE REST
While preparing for such national level examination, people usually neglect their sleep and fail to give their body the desired amount of rest to function smoothly. As much as studying is necessary, it is equally important to give your body ample rest. So you wake up fresh and give your mind and body time to heal before exhausting it with trivial book knowledge again. Maintain a healthy diet, avoid junk food, and other like outside eatery items that might make you ill. Get 7-9 hours of sleep daily, make a habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.
Rest assured embrace yourself, to set off on a journey that would not only define what position you hold in future. But also entirely change you as a person and your perception of things!