Colin Powell said “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”. When it comes to competitive exams like NEET 2019, there is no alternative to ace such examination other than preparing hard. The National Testing Agency will now be conducting the two sessions of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2019, first in February (3rd to 17th) 2019 and second in May (12th to 26th) 2019.
Majority of aspirants have already buckled their seatbelts while some aspirants are still in dilemma of “from where to start first”. Worry not, this article will guide you towards the most effective and efficient techniques to crack NEET exam 2019. The following article will talk about the most practical yet easy to approach techniques to get good scores in NEET 2019 and book seats in the MBBS and BDS courses.
So far, you must be aware that the NEET 2019 will be conducted in an online mode or CBT (Computer Based Test) and will have the multiple choice questions. The exam duration will be of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes with the total of 180 questions. The exam will be asked from subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology and Botany). 4 marks will be awarded for every correct selection, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong selection or multiple selections.
NEET 2019 Exam Overview
|Name and Date of Examination||NEET 2019
February session – From 3rd to 17th February 2019
May session- From 12th to 26th May 2019.
|Examination Mode||CBT – Computer-Based Test(Online)|
|Types of questions||Objective or MCQ based|
|Examination duration||3 Hours or 180 Minutes|
|Total number of questions||180 questions|
|Languages||In Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada Language.|
|Marking scheme||+4 for every correct selection|
|Negative Markings||-1 for every wrong choice or multiple selections|
|New Conducting Body||NTA – National Testing Agency (earlier was CBSE)|
NEET Exam 2019 Exam Pattern and Marks Distribution (February and May)
Here is the schedule for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2019 that you need to follow for the February and May session:
|Sections||Number Of questions||Marks|
Once you are familiar with the NEET 2019 syllabus and exam pattern, follow the below tips and anticipate the desired results.
Prepare a Specific Schedule
You must have observed that we have a fixed schedule of eating our food daily. Similarly, if you will try to adopt studying as a part/routine of life, you won’t feel hectic. Prepare a schedule and jot down the time slots in which you have to study the particular subject/topic. This will give you time to study as well as create time for other chores. Make a proper timetable and stick to it, you will see the difference.
Grab Good Study Material/Books
The aim of the NEET 2019 exam is to judge the conceptual knowledge of aspirants. They want to see how fast and accurately aspirants can tick for the maximum correct answers. Try to study from the NCERT or other reference books. Do not study from a pile of books. First preference should be given to NCERT books of class 11th and 12th and then to supportive materials or sample papers.
There is no way you can memorize each and every subject by heart orally. Try to avoid that. Always practice in written and try to prepare notes in a language or abbreviation that is compatible with you. Make your notes creative and precise. They will help you prior to examination for revision purpose and also this way, you won’t have to go through the books again and again. Make creative notes, use flowcharts, diagrams, or bulleted heading to clearly understand the topics.
Sample Papers/ Mock Tests
Practice is the key. Practice the sample papers, previous year question papers or some specially made mock tests from free online sites. This way, you will feel familiar with the examination pattern and will be able to practice the art of “Time Management”. Also, solving the papers and sample tests will give you more confidence and positivity in your approach.
Go With the Favorite Topic
We all have certain subjects/ topics that we like the most. Try to study the subject that is interesting to study and is your forte. Prepare the list of the subjects that you feel need more improvement and work on them separately again and again.
Maintain Good Health
There is no way you can win an uphill battle without taking good care of health. When it comes to exams, it is a must to nourish your body with good food and sleep. With this, you will observe your mind to be more focused and attentive.
Things to avoid during the preparation Of NEET 2019:
- Do not have practice rote learning and focus on understanding the concepts.
- Do not cover every subject only once. Try to revise each and every topic again and again before the actual examination.
- Do not consume oily or fad diets, as they will make you ineffective and sleepy during most of the hours.
- Do not procrastinate, means do not put studying for later by saying that you still have ample of time.
- Do not just only consume yourself in studies, do make time for leisure or some sport. This will give you more energy and activeness.
- Do not sit with each subject altogether. Study each subject or portion step by step.
- Do not lose hope and positivity while staying in the process. Always anticipate for the best and put your best efforts in.
- Do not rely on cheat sheets as aspirants inside the examination venue with a cheat sheet or study material will be banned from the examination, as this time there is a strict vigil on aspirants.
Follow the above tips and tricks for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2019 for admission into dream colleges. Stay tuned with the NTA or CBSE official website for regular updates and notifications.