MBBS: The dream course
Medicine is one of the most reputed courses to study and a career path to follow in our country. Most of the students pursuing the science stream with biology in Class 11 and Class 12 wish to become doctors in the future. Our society associates getting into a government medical college as a way to measure the intelligence of a student. This puts immense amounts of pressure in the minds of the students who are already undergoing the stressful period of adolescence. The elders in the family encourage the students to work hard and secure a seat in a good medical college.
NEET: One of the most feared exams
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is one of the most attempted examinations in India and in some CBSE affiliated schools in some foreign countries like the United Arab Emirates. Every year over 15 lakh students attempt NEET in order to secure the mere 10,000 to 15,000 government seats that are available. This means that there is an extremely high level of competition among the students who write this exam. A single mark can cost a student a huge difference in the rank secured. NEET is presently the sole examination for any medical course in India. Previously there used to be several exams like AIPMT, KEAM, JIPMER, AIIMS entrance, COMED-K, AFMC, etc. All these are now combined into a single NEET exam for the convenience of the students. This is why it is very important to prepare for this entrance exam very carefully.
Preparing for the exam
As must have already understood that NEET although, being an easy exam to crack, students still find it difficult to secure a good rank. There are three subjects for NEET. These are physics, chemistry, and biology. The NEET syllabus includes the syllabus of both Class 11 and Class 12 which equals almost 100 chapters. This is a huge amount to cover in a matter of a few months which is why a correct method should be taken up for preparing for NEET. The right preparation starts with prioritizing the NCERT. The NCERT is the boss of all the exam papers and books related to NEET preparation.
The student should read the NCERT thoroughly without leaving a single word, time and again to ensure that the chapters have found a permanent place in their brains. The summaries should be given just as much importance because many times they have the concepts in a particular way that is absent in the actual lesson.
All the diagrams from NCERT of all the subjects should be carefully understood. The students must be able to picture these diagrams when the related concepts are being asked.
Preparing for Physics and Chemistry
Both physics and chemistry have many critical concepts and numerical-type questions along with the equally tough theory part. The students should compulsorily solve all the questions from their textbook without any failure since it is one of the most important things to do while preparing for entrance examinations.
In chemistry memorizing the reactions from both organic and inorganic chemistry is crucial while paying special emphasis on the named reactions given. These named reactions have the scope to be directly asked as questions in NEET.
After studying from the NCERT, the students should solve NEET Chemistry Important Questions with Solutions for attaining a better grip on the chapters and subject. They should come up with methods and tricks to solve the questions in the minimum time possible so that there is enough time left to check the answers after attempting them.
Preparation of biology
Biology is very important for any NEET aspirant because out of the 180 questions that are asked in the exam are 90, which is half of the total questions are from this subject. It is also a very easy subject as compared to physics and chemistry because it is based more on the learning ability of the student. It does not have any numerical to solve. Hence, having a very strong grasp of biology is extremely important. The students must always aim to score full marks in biology in order to secure the best possible rank. The diagrams and all the examples given in the NCERT should be first understood thoroughly and then memorized if found necessary to avoid any risk of losing marks. Like in any other subject, NCERT is of utmost importance in biology as well if not more. Keep reading the NCERT again and again because no number of times is really enough when it comes to biology since it is not an application-based subject.
Practicing previous year question papers
All the students must solve the question papers of the previous 10 years at least once during their preparation. This is helpful in gaining a better understanding of the pattern and difficulty level of the questions that can be expected from all the chapters. This also helps in framing the important questions based on the pattern. This way students can gain immense amounts of confidence to just go and attempt the exam without any fear and secure their future.
Revision should be regular
Since the syllabus includes the chapters of two whole years, remembering everything that has been studied is not at all an easy task. Perfection can only be achieved with regular revision throughout these two years. The students should have to be consistent since there is no other option to gain success. A typical time, for example, a weekend should be allotted to revise and go through the previously studied topics. This allotment of time should be according to the convenience of the students and should be strictly followed.
Tips to follow during the exam
The students should try to maintain their calm and should closely monitor the remaining time to finish the exam in order to avoid any last-minute stress and hence gain unnecessary negative marks. This way students can ensure themselves a seat in their reputed college without any hindrance.