NEET 2021: Preparation Plan, Study Material, Books
NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a qualifying examination for admission to BHMS/ BSMS / MBBS / BUMS /BAMS/ BDS / and many other undergraduate medical courses in AYUSH, Medical, Dental, and other Colleges. Qualifying for NEET can help students become eligible for 25,000 BDS seats and 75,000 MBBS seats in medical colleges all over the country. The NEET 2021 will be conducted on 12th September 2021 by NTA (National Testing Agency). It will be conducted as an offline exam in pen and paper mode and available in 13 languages.
How to prepare for NEET 2021?
Any student who wants a career in medicine for saving the lives of the patients must start his/her journey with the NEET examination. Every year hundreds of thousands of candidates appear for NEET, resulting in intense competition. You may be hardworking, focused and have a passion for medicine but might not know how to prepare for this prestigious examination. We will be providing some tips for your preparation plan to help you strategise, make a study schedule, maintain time management, and do everything necessary to help you crack the NEET 2021.
- The syllabus should be well-known
The first step to start your preparation is to know every part of your syllabus. This is intensely important because if you miss a topic, section or chapter that appears in the examination, it will lessen your chances of qualifying for the NEET 2021. It is also crucial to know your syllabus to make a strategy and divide your time accordingly.
- Make a Study Schedule
Making a well-rounded study schedule that can help give you allocate time for each part of the syllabus, including revision and doubt-clearings, is necessary. It is a much-needed part of your preparation plan to be well equipped for NEET 2021. Sticking to the schedule and avoid delaying topics to study is extremely important so that you don’t face any last-minute blunders. A smart yet realistic study plan is the best way to go about preparing for NEET 2021.
- Analysing previous year question papers
Many of the leading educational websites all over the country will be releasing analyses of the previous year’s exam done by experts. This analysis is tremendously important for the preparation of NEET 2021 as it offers the students insight into the examination pattern.
- The paper was analysed to be moderately difficult by previous year’s toppers.
- Biology was said to be the easiest section to attempt, Chemistry was moderately difficult, and Physics was relatively tough.
- According to the candidates who appeared for NEET last year, zoology was easier than botany in biology.
- Chemistry was said to have a large number of reaction-based questions.
- The numerical questions were difficult than the theoretical ones in the Physics paper. Electrostatics and mechanics were two leading topics in the physics section.
- Since the NEET paper was moderately difficult, the cut off had a vital drop.
Study Material for NEET 2021
This is the next important step in the preparation of NEET 2021. Gathering all the necessary study materials can make the studying process for the examination easier.
Biology’s Study Material
Biology is one of the most important subjects in NEET as it has the maximum weightage of marks (90 out of 180) in the paper. Choosing the right textbook for reference is hence necessary. The highest recommendation for this section was made for the NCERT Biology Book. Students can download the textbook PDF for this subject online for free and buy the textbook if they wish to. Students can also refer to other references books for more knowledge.
Also, referring to revision notes is also helpful as there are many complicated concepts in the book. Solving daily practice papers and past papers is a must. It helps build confidence and shows how well-prepared students are.
Physics Study Material
A subject as complex as physics with various numerical, mathematical calculations and formulas can put the candidates giving NEET under a lot of pressure. The weightage that physics has is (45/180) marks. Candidates often avoid studying for it in fear of it. This is a rookie mistake as it can lower your marks for the examination.
Studying from the NCERT Physics Book is the best way to grasp all the topics and can be downloaded free of cost. Students can also refer to other reference books to clear any concept or doubts.
Along with this, referring to revision notes, daily practice papers, and past papers is also important. It can help you understand the concepts better, develop the habit of solving papers, and know how much you need to keep preparing.
Chemistry’s Study Material
Chemistry should be studied regularly to avoid any last-minute stress the subject brings. The weightage for chemistry is (45/180) marks. It is divided into the subcategories of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. Getting plenty of practice to solve the problem-solving questions can be effectively done with the right book. The NCERT Chemistry Book is recommended as it has a prodigious explanation of all the chapters and a good number of questions to solve for practice. You can also look upon various reference books to prepare for NEET.
Studying through the revision notes, solving daily practice papers, and the past papers can boost your confidence in the subject and help you get a better grip of all the concepts that come under it.
Books for NEET 2021
The following books can be used for reference to help you get the maximum practice and understanding of all the concepts and equations featured in the NEET 2021.
- Pradeep Guide on Biology
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- GRP Bathla Publications for Biology
- Objective Botany by Ansari
- Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
- Objective Physics by H.C. Verma
- Objective Physics by DC Pandey
- Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
- Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
- Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
- Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry by NEET/AIIMS by M S Chauhan
- Dinesh Chemistry Guide
- Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), M S Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
The candidates appearing for NEET 2021 should have an efficient strategy to help them throughout their preparation journey. Everyone has their preferences and timings for a schedule. Make one that is the most effective for you. Start your preparation and stick to your routine from the beginning and follow it throughout the process. Make sure you do not leave anything for the last minute. All the time, effort and focus that you are putting in now will greatly benefit you in the long run and help you crack the NEET 2021.