Many students aspiring to be the medical doctor start preparing for the NEET exam from as early as their class 10. It is always best to start preparing early. However, this does not mean that you cannot prepare for NEET in 6 Months. It is easy to crack NEET in 6 months also if you are dedicated and determined.
Preparing for the NEET exam involves a lot of planning and dedication. Due to its vast syllabus, it is recommended to follow a planned and systematic approach in completing the course. The first step towards NEET preparation is to understand the pre-requisites for the examination. You must thoroughly scan the syllabus of NEET. Besides the syllabus, you must make a note of the weightage of various subjects, so that you can plan your NEET preparation accordingly. To get an idea about the exam pattern, scan through a few previous years’ questions papers. Start by clearing the basics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. It is always better that you understand the concepts before moving to the depth of the topic. If you are preparing for the NEET exam during your academics, ensure not to ignore board exams as that can endanger your academic record and can also make you ineligible for the NEET exam. So, prepare smartly.
Top 6 Tips to Prepare for NEET in 6 Months:
Create a timetable
Prepare a timetable with both short-term and long-term goals that would help you in timely preparation for the exam. A timetable makes you more disciplined and organized. Plan each day by blocking study hours for the times when you think you are the most productive & can concentrate better. Don’t study at a stretch, add some time for short breaks in between. Avoid procrastination, complete the tasks as assigned for each day and must not be pushed to tomorrow.
Focus on concepts – No rote learning
Focus on understanding the concepts well throughout your preparation. Do not adopt a rote learning technique as it is essentially a memorization technique based on the repetition of words. A deep understanding of the topic helps you to remember the concepts for a very long period. Moreover, you can comfortably handle questions related to the topic, if you have a clear understanding of the concepts. Make short notes of the important topics, as it helps you big time to revise a few days before the exam.
Self-evaluation is very critical
Studying alone doesn’t make your preparation complete. You must evaluate yourself time-to-time for effective preparation. Try giving sample papers and mock tests to evaluate your concepts in different chapters. Self-assessment helps you evaluate your confidence with the material and assess what you know and what you need to study further.
No random books
Don’t randomly pick any reference book for NEET preparation. With 6 months in hand, you must prepare from the suggested books only. Studying from any book from the bunch will not help you in any manner and will only lead to confusion in your mind. So, choose the right book for NEET preparation. A study from NCERT books helps you to understand the basics. After understanding the basics, carefully move on to a more advanced book to have a deep understanding of concepts.
Follow a proper diet while preparing for the NEET exam. Eat well and take proper meals even if you are too busy with your studies. Drink lots of fluids and keep your body hydrated all the time. Get involved in physical activities like jogging, brisk walking or yoga to rejuvenate your mind. Meditate to increase your ability to concentrate and focus. Sleep for at least 6 to 7 hours so that you can study with full dedication.
Stay positive and confident
‘Belief’ is a very powerful tool. You must believe in yourself and you will move forward on your dream. Prepare well in advance, to avoid last-minute rush and stress. Every day before going off to sleep, spend 10-15 minutes to quickly recap all that you learned throughout the day.
Even though 6 months’ preparation for the NEET exam is comparatively less, a strategic preparation with a positive attitude will help you achieve your dream. So, stay positive!
Do not take stress during the preparation, in fact, stay away from stressful people. Just trust yourself and you can do it.
All the very best!