National Medical Commission Act, 2019, Section 14 states a provision for holding a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test ( NEET) for admission to medical institutions including those not governed under the relevant laws.
NEET-UG ( National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a PAN India medical examination/entrance test for admission to undergraduate study programs in medicine and dentistry. It was started in 2013.
“ Your medical kit is more attractive than your make-up kit.”
NEET-UG is an important examination for any medical aspirants and medicos as it is the only examination that fills All India Quota Seats and State level quota seats all over the country.
Students must have passed 10+2 in PCB and English from a recognized board of education.
Students are eligible to apply for NEET
Class 12th aggregate marks in PCB for the following categories:
Min. 17 years of age
Max. 25 years of age
Indian Nationals, NRIs, Foreign Nationals.
Number of Attempts
Medical aspirants who qualify for the NEET-UG 2023 are eligible to apply for the 15 % All India quota seats. The medical counseling for NEET is conducted by NMC at an All-India level whereas the State quota is 85% for all government-funded medical schools/institutions.
Hence, Dream Medicine Educon team has curated some practical tips and tricks for NEET preparation so that you can score to achieve the All-India rank.
“ You’re about to handle patients at the hospital, so you can handle all this study stress too.”
This is one of the biggest hurdles medical aspirants face while preparing for the NEET examination. NEET syllabus is vast and challenging so studying for long hours could easily affect your health and eventually make you lose interest.
Hence, to maintain your concentration and avoid distractions, you should be mindful of things that distract you easily.
For instance, your phone; Neurologists believe that smartphones have become the extension of the human body nowadays. So, avoiding it altogether will get you nowhere. Instead set an appropriate break time for such things.
Students often get disheartened when they can’t meet the expectations or don’t understand a particular concept or topic. This makes them doubtful of their abilities and eventually give up in the middle of their preparation.
Talk to your friends and family; when you’re getting demotivated or feeling insecure. Write a journal to vent out your insecurities, take a walk in nature, listen to your favorite playlist for 10 minutes, listen to Podcasts, TED talks, etc.
Group discussion helps students exchange ideas, notes, clear concepts, or topics amongst themselves. Discuss what you’ve learned in a group or with your mentors/teachers.
Make a monthly plan that divides into weeks plan and eventually weeks plan into days. For instance, I’ll finish 4 units of biology, 4 units of physics, and 4 units of Chemistry in one month; in the first week, complete 1 chapter of each unit; divide the day’s task into understanding, preparing notes, learning, solving mock papers or MCQs.
Handle long study hours
Studying for long hours invites fatigue, boredom, distraction, and demotivation as quickly as a breeze. Hence, students should know how to study for long hours efficiently.
- Drink or eat something in between- Keep a water bottle, juice, energy drink, coffee, granola bar, dry fruits, salad, etc.
- Write a motivational quote that resonates with you in front of your desk or hang it somewhere you can easily look at.
- Have a specific study desk or place and make it a habit to study there regularly.
- Set a timer to increase your speed of writing or attempt a speed test. Complete one task at a time.
- Avoid Procrastination: Hold yourself accountable and reward yourself for completing a task successfully.
Tips to study Biology
Students often ignore the practice of diagrams over the textual information in Biology or do not practice as much as they should. Understand that diagrams and preparing for lab practical questions are also important. Hence, students should plan their study routine for Biology in the following manner:
- Outline the big chunks and identify the topics to be covered and studied in a day.
- Break down and list the sub-tasks. Ask yourself- “What & How “
What are you trying to accomplish?
How are you going to accomplish it?
Weigh the tasks and sub-tasks
Emphasize the important topics, and pay more attention to topics that have more marks weightage.
Follow the 7-day study plan
D1: Organise your study materials, books, and notes in the same place.
D2: Prepare and revise lecture notes
D3: Read the textbook and make hand-written notes
D4: Revise lecture notes and textbook notes
D5: Revise lecture notes
D6: Revise textbook notes
D7: Review your week’s performance, improve it by catching up on D2 and D6 work and attempting mock tests.
Tips to study Physics
- Improve your Maths to improve physics: If you want to understand physics problems; develop the problem-solving skills that come with practicing maths problems. Solve 30-40 numericals every day from each topic. Divide your chapters from easy, moderate to difficult. Practice 10 questions in all formats from each formula you come across.
- Practise the last 10 years of PYQs ( Previous Year Questions)
- Your Physics notes should include laws/theorems, graphs/diagrams, and formulas/derivation of formulas.
- Take NCERT books and notes of the 11th and 12th seriously.
- Read beforehand about the topics that you’re going to watch Youtube videos or attend online lectures.
- Study concept-wise and not hours-wise. There will be some concepts or topics that will take your break time. You can shorten your break time in that case but don’t dedicate the entire time. Come back later if you have to.
Tips to study Chemistry
- Start with organic chemistry to stay ahead of your competitors.
- Weightage chapters include Equilibrium, Mole concept, Thermodynamics, Chemical bonding, and State of matter.
- Read Inorganic Chemistry in the morning. Read at least 2 topics every morning. Make notes, rewrite and revise 2-3 times to practise inorganic questions.
- If you find Organic Chemistry difficult, start with Nomenclature and isomerism then move to structural identification and POC.
- Use short notes, flashcards, and sticky notes for reactions and figures. Write derivations 4-5 times to understand them thoroughly.
- Practise a lot of questions to ace physical chemistry. Practice 3-4 times every NCERT exercise. Solve NCERT main book at least 3 times and you’ll never get a question wrong.
- Make notes. Read and reread chapters then revise hand-written notes.