NEET is an All-India pre-medical examination conducted by CBSE in India for candidates who wish to pursue an undergraduate program in MBBS and BDS from government medical colleges or private medical universities.
This blog contains information regarding how to study organic chemistry for NEET 2023.
NEET Chemistry syllabus is divided into three parts- Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
Chemistry is considered to be the most scoring subject in the NEET exam and Organic chemistry constitutes a major part of it.
Organic Chemistry For NEET: Important Chapters & Exam Format
- Mole Concept
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- Stoichiometric Calculations
- Stoichiometry- concepts and principles
- Environmental chemistry
- Nuclear Stability
- Basic principles of Organic Chemistry For NEET
- Organic compounds containing oxygen
- Hydrocarbons and their substituents
- F Block Elements
How to Study Organic Chemistry For NEET
Learn more, memorise less
Learn and understand
Resonance, mechanisms, Acid/base
Mostly learn & understand
Learn & memorise
Spectroscopy, Biological Chem, and Nomenclature
Don’t just read textual information
In order to score well, it is important that students not only read the text in the book but also understand it in-depth. Experts believe memorising organic chemistry is their least favourite way to study.
Watch videos and recorded online lectures
Youtube has everything and anything regarding Organic Chemistry For NEET in various formats. You can attend full lectures covering per semester videos available on Youtube to brush up your basic knowledge but if you want to clear doubt or learn specific topics, opt for 10-20 minute long topic-focused videos.
Learn the mechanisms behind the reactions
Don’t just learn how the reactions are happening and what is the result of the said reaction, rather learn the in-depth reasoning and mechanisms behind the reactions.
Make mock tests your best friend
Nothing can be better than practising mock test papers or PYQs to understand a topic thoroughly. Google Organic Chemistry For NEET test papers and solve 30-40 questions each day. Almost 90% of the professors and former NEET toppers swear by this method.
Self-study is the way to go
Most experts believe that to crack NEET-UG the students need to do at least 6 hours of self-study. This means a lot of people are of the opinion that self-study is more important to understand organic chemistry as it requires a lot of practice.
Study from the basics
Students should consider NCERT books that explain basic concepts and topics in a simple and concise manner.
NCERT books help students score well because a lot of questions come from exercises given after every chapter in NCERT books.
Even if you don’t study the NCERT books, you shouldn't ignore practising the exercises and solving questions at least 3-4 times each.
Attend your online or offline classes
Whether you’re opting for online or offline classes, make sure you’re consistent in your efforts and don’t procrastinate. Missing classes and absenteeism are only going to put you in a tight spot at the end. Hold yourself accountable and try to maintain the study schedule. Record your lectures or ask a friend to explain later in case you still missed a class or two. Try to catch up so you don’t lag behind. Your future self in that lab coat will thank you for all the efforts made.
Use flashcards, and short notes and attempt MCQs
In order to memorise concepts, and reactions, derivatives, etc use flashcards, short notes made in bullet points, practice MCQs at least 100-200 for each topic to score better.
Take timely breaks
Students often ignore their health and sleep cycle to catch up with covering the syllabus as soon as possible and then take time to revise. But this shouldn’t be the way to go. Students should learn the concepts and keep revising simultaneously. You should give the appropriate amount of time to practice papers and revisions. And take care of your health and get at least 4-5 hours of sleep everyday.
Best books for Organic Chemistry For NEET
- NCERT books (attempting exercises compulsory)
- Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chouhan
- Organic chemistry by O.P. Tandon
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd (reaction mechanisms)
- Oxford’s Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves.
NEET is a challenging examination to crack especially when there is so much competition and so few seats for recognized medical schools in the country.
Hence, students need to work smart rather than working hard. Watch TED talks, and motivational videos for encouragement, be consistent in your efforts and talk to your family and friends to keep your stress level moderate.
Hopefully, this blog is of help in your preparation. Feel free to contact us for further information or queries. All the best to NEET 2023 aspirants!